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NAMIBRAND, JEWEL OF NAMIBIA

22nd - 30th March 2020

Places available

 
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 MAIN DETAILS

  • Place: NamibRand, Namibia

  • Dates: 22th - 30th March 2020

  • Places Available

  • Group size: 4p (min) to 8p (max)

  • Price: 8'990 CHF

  • Deposit: 2’000 CHF

  • Exertion Level: Easy 

  • Photo level: All

NAMIBRAND, JEWEL OF NAMIBIA

22nd - 30th March 2020

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TRUE WILDERNESS

True wilderness, isolation, silence and pure beauty... NamibRand is simply one of the most incredible, exclusive and wildest places you will probably see and photograph in your lifetime. Come with us and discover why this is indeed our favourite place on Earth. 

This is not just another photo-trip to Namibia. We will be taking you to the most magical and exclusive places this country has to offer. Expect the trip of a lifetime, exploring areas where we will be totally alone, face to face with some of the most incredible landscapes Africa has to offer. 

We will explore and photograph some of the most hidden places of the NamibRand reservation, representing virtually all facets of the Namib Desert: expansive sand, gravel plains, endless stretches of grass savannah, majestic mountain ranges and dune belts of deep red sand enhanced by vegetation. The variety of flora and fauna is as fascinating as the colour nuances of the landscape which change continuously as the day progresses. Sunrise and sunset provide light that skims the landscape accentuating the textures of the land and silhouetting the Oryx atop the dunes. 

For this trip, we will stay in two different lodges of NamibRand, so that we can cover all areas of the huge nature reserve at ease. You will also have the chance to experience two of the most impressive, exclusive and magical lodges in the whole African continent… and surely the whole planet: the Dune Lodge and the Boulders Lodge. One perched on the sand dunes, the other surrounded by incredible granite boulders. Both with views that will take your breath away…

This will be a totally exclusive photo trip, where we will have plenty of time to explore, experience and photograph what in our opinion are the very most photogenic, authentic, wild and incredible places of Namibia. This is the perfect trip for those who want to explore Namibia for the first time, or those who have only visited the more touristic places before.

For those who want to extend the trip to visit other (way more touristic) locations like Sossusvlei, Deadvlei or Etosha, we can help you organize it.

Expect the trip of a lifetime, exploring areas where we will be alone, face to face with some of the most incredible landscapes Africa has to offer.
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

Discover and photograph some of the most magnificent landscapes of the whole of Africa in NamibRand, where sand dunes, grasslands and mountains combine into the quintessential Namibian landscape.  

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Photograph isolated mountains of granite surrounded by the sand, hidden valleys covered with quiver trees and infinite sand dunes under the light of the moon.

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Wide landscapes, intimate details, wildlife, sunrises, sunsets, dawn, dusk, night photography, panoramic views...

 

 

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LEADERS OF THE TRIP

RAFAEL ROJAS

Rafael Rojas (Master Hasselblad 2014, MA Photography, ARPS) is a Swiss-Spanish fine art photographer, author and lecturer whose work frequently focuses on concepts like time, decay and renewal, the raw latent energy found in the landscape and the ephemeral qualities of existence. He strives to encapsulate concept, emotion and spirituality in his work.    

Rafael has been involved in teaching since he was in his teens, and well before he took a camera for the first time. First helping out young students, then teaching undergrads and later on as a University lecturer. Nowadays, as a full time professional photographer, lecturer, author and creativity mentor, he deeply enjoys helping other photographers grow as artists, slow down and look at the world with different eyes.

He is the founder of the online MasterCOURSE "Photography with Intent", a unique, comprehensive and structured one year course devoted to the whole photographic process from message to print.

Rafael is also co-owner and co-director of “Platinum Press Editions”, an independent finer art photography publishing company devoted to the creation of photography books of the highest quality.

Rafael speaks English, French, Spanish, Romanian and Italian.

ANCA MINICAN

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Anca Minican, the partner of Rafael Rojas, provides a very special touch to all our photographic workshops and trips.  Trained as an architect, she is a true lover of nature and the wilderness and always accompanies Rafael on his photographic expeditions all over the planet. 

Her broad experience in the corporate world, her professionalism and her methodical and serious approach make her a valuable asset for the organization, on-site logistics and the support to customers during our workshops and photographic trips. She also plays a key role in the team building and knows how to create an amicable environment with a personal touch as all our clients can testify! 

Anca is co-owner and co-founder of “Platinum Press Editions”, an exclusive editorial house specialized in the creation of unique fine art photography books of the highest quality. She is also part of the management staff of the Photo School “Photography with Intent”.

She speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.

FURTHER DETAILS

 
 

 

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LOGISTICS & ACCOMMODATION

Luxury Trip in one of the most exclusive places of Africa

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Fly-in from Windhoek

Inbound transfer to NamibRand by private plane from Windhoek. On our first day, we will leave in the morning and have lunch already at Wolwedans, taking the most of our time. Flying over Namibia will also be an unforgettable experience.

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Some of the most exclusive lodges in the World

We will stay in two of the most exclusive 5* lodges of Namibia, exclusively booked for our group, overlooking the desert in a breathtaking location. Hundreds of thousands of hectares just for us. Fine meals, private guides and a million stars over it all.

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Professional Guides and adapted vehicles

In addition to the professional guides that will accompany and take us across the massive reserve, Rafael and Anca know this place like the palm of their hand. They will take you where very few people ever get to, when conditions are best.

 
 

3 NIGHTS AT DUNE LODGE

 

3 NIGHTS AT BOULDERS CAMP

 

 
 

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

 
For those looking for a warm, friendly, fun, inspiring and photographically stimulating trip with exceptional people and one of the best landscape photographers anywhere, one need look no further.
— David Driman, Canada
 
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COME WITH US!

 
 
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain
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