Namibia Photography Workshop

Join me and Leo Cavazzana for an unforgettable photography workshop on the spectacular Erindi Private Game Reserve, where we will capture breathtaking landscapes, incredible wildlife, stunning astro shots, captivating macro images, and so much more. Together, we will explore the incredible natural beauty of this stunning reserve, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, zebra, giraffes, and many other fascinating creatures. With expert guidance and support from myself, 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

March 20th - 26th, 2024

Tuition Costs

$4500 (USD)

Promotional Offer: $3000 (USD)

Group Size

6 Guest Per Guide

Physicality Level

Easy

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, for everyone arriving on the 20th of March, we will pick you up in our private vehicle. (Please arrange your own transport if you decide to arrive before the 20th).
  • We will spend our first evening in Windhoek to break the ice and depart to Erindi early on the morning of the 21st.
  • Leo and 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 starts and ends in Windhoek.
  • This trip is geared toward photographers of every different skill level, from beginners to professionals. We 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.
  • The group size is limited to a maximum of 12 people, so if interested, sign up today for this fantastic workshop in March of 2024!

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

Erindi Photography Workshop Deposit

Erindi Photography Workshop Deposit

Regular price$1,000.00
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Secure your spot in the workshop by paying the deposit.

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 In Carel's Gear Bag For This Trip?

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

Cameras

Canon R6 - 20MP; 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.

Lenses

Canon RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1

Canon RF 15-35 f/2.8

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 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.

Accessories

Leofoto LO-324C Tripod + BV-10 Head

Joby Gorillapod Rig

Godox M1 Light

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.

FAQs

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

The workshop begins on March 20th, 2024. We'll be spending our first night in Windhoek, which is where we'll break the ice, set up cameras and allow everyone a relaxing night to adjust to jet lag.

*Please confirm your flights with me before purchasing anything to make sure everything lines up.

The workshop ends on March 26th, 2024 back in Windhoek. I will drop everyone off either at the airport or at a hotel of your choice near the airport in the mid-afternoon on the 26th.

*Please confirm your flights with me before purchasing anything to make sure everything lines up.

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.

March in Namibia is close to the end of rainy season. You can expect warm days (up to about 32°C), with a chance of some days being cloudy with rain.

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

Erindi does provide free internet. Keep in mind that we are living in a very secluded area, which means that internet services may not be reliable at all times.

Yes, your tuition fees are based on the idea that you will be sharing a room with another workshop client of the same sex. If you wish to have your own private room, that can be arranged for an additional $750 USD charge. This is on a first come first serve basis and is based on room availability at Erindi.

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.

My goal is to have each of my clients feel safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the workshop. We will abide by any local or federal COVID-19 regulations put out by the Namibian government.

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 addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is 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

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.

Less Than 90 Days

If you wish to cancel within 90 days of your workshop starting, you are not entitled to a refund.