Namibian Wildlife Photography With

Carel Steenkamp

Erindi Private Game Reserve, Namibia

Join me for an unforgettable photography workshop on the spectacular Erindi Private Game Reserve, where we will capture incredible wildlife, stunning astro shots and so much more. Together, we will explore the incredible natural beauty of this reserve, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, zebras, giraffes, and many other fascinating creatures. With expert guidance and support from myself and the local guides, you will learn how to capture stunning images of the natural world, as well as how to use your camera to its fullest potential. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, this workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to take their photography skills to the next level while experiencing the beauty of Africa in a truly unique and unforgettable way.

Trip Dates

As Per Your Request

Tuition Costs

To Be Determined

Group Size

As Per Your Request

Carel Steenkamp

Hello, my name is Carel. I am a professional safari field guide and wildlife photographer born and raised in South Africa. As Erindi Private Game Reserve's Resident Photographer, I am making the most of every opportunity I get to give back to the environment.

Through my photography, I hope to make a positive impact on the world and inspire people to appreciate and protect the natural world. I believe that by sharing the beauty of nature, I can help create a more sustainable and harmonious relationship between humans and the environment.


Important Details

  • You will start your adventure by booking a flight to and from Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek (WDH) on any major airline.
  • From there, we will pick you up in our private vehicle to begin our amazing adventure.
  • We spend our first night in Windhoek to break the ice and depart to Erindi early the next morning.
  • I will provide you with photographic opportunities of Namibia's most iconic wildlife in their natural environments.
  • I will work with you to make sure you learn to master a variety of different techniques such as photographing birds in flightshooting in low light situations, understanding AF tracking, photographing the Milky Way and much more…
  • The Workshop is on Erindi Private Game Reserve.
  • This trip is geared toward photographers of every different skill level, from beginners to professionals. I will work hard to make sure we meet you on your level, answering each of your questions when we are out in the field as well as when we have some downtime at our hotels to focus on the post-processing side of things.

What makes Erindi Special?

Erindi is unique because it’s a private reserve. That means there is a strict limit on the number of guests on the reserve at any given time. And Erindi is huge, more than 65,000 Hectares (5 times the size of Manhattan). This gives us an unprecedented opportunity to sit and observe wildlife uninterrupted by the hustle you'll find at most national parks and reserves across Africa. Most days, we might only ever see other humans back at the lodge. Otherwise, it's us and the bush. I promise you, you will compare every other trip you go on, or have been on in Africa, to Erindi.

Where Is Erindi?

Erindi Private Game Reserve is situated in central Namibia, approximately 2.5 hours north of Windhoek (the capital city of Namibia) by car. It covers an area of over 70,000 hectares and is one of the largest private game reserves in Southern Africa.

What Is Included?

  • All Photography Instruction

  • All Accommodation

  • All Required Permits or Entrance Fees

  • All Meals

What Is Not Included?

  • All Flights To & From Namibia

  • Travel Insurance Costs

  • Any Gifts

  • Snacks & Alcohol

  • Tips For Our Guides & Drivers


What Is In Carel's Gear Bag For This Trip?

With a focus on wildlife, landscape, macro and astrophotography on this trip, I recommend the following:


Canon R6 - 20.1MP; 12 FPS Mechanical; 20 FPS Electronic; 12.7 Stops of Dynamic Range

I'll recommend bringing a camera with a high FPS (frames per second) and a wide dynamic range to make it easier to capture images of both wildlife and landscape. A high MP (Megapixel) would be of benefit if you would want to crop a lot and maintain image quality. A minimum of 10 FPS, 11 stops of dynamic range and a 20MP sensor is recommended, but not essential. More than one camera body is always a safe option, in case anything goes wrong.

Contact me if you are unsure about your camera.


Canon RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1

Canon RF 15-35 f/2.8

Canon RF 100 f/2.8 Macro

With longer lenses, you have the ability to fill more of your frame with your wildlife subjects. Wider lenses allow you to capture more of the environment. A telephoto lens is recommended for wildlife and a wide-angle lens is recommended for both landscapes and astrophotography. For astrophotography, a big aperture is of benefit. A minimum of 300mm for wildlife, a dedicated macro lens, a maximum of 50mm for landscape and astrophotography, and a maximum of f/4 for astrophotography is recommended, but not essential.

Contact me if you are unsure about your lenses.


Leofoto LO-324C Tripod + BV-10 Head

Joby Gorillapod Rig

Godox M1 Light

Godox V860 III

Godox XPro Wireless Trigger

A sturdy tripod is essential for landscape and astrophotography. The only accessory needed for wildlife is a healthy dose of patience.

Contact me if you are unsure about your accessories.


On Erindi Private Game Reserve we will focus primarily on wildlife. Astrophotography will be possible as well.

As per your request.

As per your request.

For this workshop, you will fly in and out of the Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek (WDH)

It is important to emphasize that, despite you won’t require travel health insurance to enter Namibia, it is advisable to hire one in your country of origin.

Tourists visiting Namibia for fewer than 90 days per calendar year are not required to obtain a visa in advance of their arrival.

Yellow fever, if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country.

I will inform you once I have received the dates you are interested in joining.

Erindi is a beautiful 4-star game reserve which is renowned for its luxurious rooms. Rest assured, you will be living in absolute comfort during your stay at Erindi.

Erindi does provide free accomodation.

Refer to the “What Is In Carel's Gear Bag For This Trip?” section above on this page for more information.

This workshop is not overly challenging in terms of the physical activity involved. We will be on game viewers mostly and can expect to get on foot every now and again.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…

The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable in certain cases.  In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question.

If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.

If we don’t find someone to fill your spot, what does your refund window actually look like?

120 Days Or More

You will receive a refund of 100% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit. Your deposit will be transferable to another Carel Steenkamp Photography Workshop without issue.

90 To 120 Days

You will receive a refund of 50% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit. Your deposit will be transferable to another Carel Steenkamp Photography Workshop without issue.

Less Than 90 Days

You are not entitled to a refund and your deposit is non-transferable.