NAMIBIA: Workshop di Fotografia di Paesaggio 21-29 maggio 2022-SLPW
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Namibia

The Namib, the ancient desert on Earth. No other part of Africa deals so many photographic approaches as this side of Namibia. A 4x4 workshop, ovenithing in charme lodges, organized to expertise landscape photography on stage, in a full contact with a surprising and incredible nature.

Namibia is a country with boundless territories, one of the least populated on the planet. Dominated by a central framework of the highlands, it extends west into the Namib Desert until it touches the Atlantic, overlooking the immense Kalahari to the east. It is a geographical area of ​​irresistible charm, an authentic other part of the world. The Namib, the "land of nowhere", has been arid for 80 million years. The tour will move from the capital Windhoek to the south, arriving at the most famous and celebrated area of ​​Namibia, the Sossusvlei area, overnight in an exclusive lodge, the last before the absolute nothing. You will have the opportunity to make excursions to discover the very high red dunes and the most famous Vlei, some of the most unlikely scenarios on the planet. The chosen shooting areas will be addressed at different times of the day, from before sunrise to late sunset, with the aim of refining the perception of the different African light. With all the necessary time available, each participant will be guided to the best realization of their images. We will then leave again, along one of the most scenic dirt roads towards the Kanaan reserve, a condensation of desert visions. This splendid private reality manages and preserves intact a vast and enchanting territory, which will be explored through personalized tours. We continue to descend towards Luderitz and the inevitable ghost town of Kolmanskop, where we can trace the absolute meaning of this improbable place in abstract-inspired shots. It will continue, towards the southeast, until it arrives, descending a route exclusively for 4x4, at the Fish River Canyon, spectacular and second in size only to the American Grand Canyon. This place, which will mark the southernmost point of the workshop, will be lived intensely, staying overnight in the only charming Lodge close to the canyon itself. The last stage of the workshop, going back to the capital, will consist of a view of the great Kalahari, a different reality, with a more lively nature and different but no less exciting colors. Overnight in the Lodge and, late in the morning, return to the capital and visit it; in the afternoon at the airport for departure. An experience in Africa planned and organized with the same passion as ever. A photographic adventure that leaves its mark.

Accommodation:
Charme lodge

Transportation:
4x4

Difficulty levels:
No difficult walks are planned. Possible easy walks in the nature for about three hours.

Number of participants:
Up to 10 students

Duration: 9 days
05/21/22 – 05/29/22


Visited places: Namibia

Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei, Kanaan, Luderitz, Aus, Kolmanskop, Fish River Canyon, Kalahari.

Workshop Price: 49500 ZAR (Southafrican Rand)

20% registration down payment by march 21,2022
Full payment 40 days before the departure.

Tour Leader:
Riccardo IMPROTA


Deadline:
21/03/22


Payment Method:
Bonifico


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Itinerary

Visited places:

Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei, Kanaan, Luderitz, Aus, Kolmanskop, Fish River Canyon, Kalahari.


Day 1: 05/21/22 Departure to Namibia
Day 2: 05/22/22 Arrival at Windhoek International Airport and meeting with the driver/guide who will follow the group throughout the tour. Departure for Sesriem. Free lunch. Shootings in various settings. Dinner and overnight in a charming lodge.
Day 3: 05/23/22 Departure two hours before dawn (with plenty of coffee) towards Sossusvlei. All day dedicated to shootings in the most spectacular locations. Lunch. Relax in the pool. Afternoon shooting. Return to the lodge. Dinner. Review of the work done. Overnight.
Day 4: 05/24/22 Departure two hours before dawn (with plenty of coffee) in the direction of Sossusvlei. Last shootings on location. Return to the lodge and breakfast. Departure for Kanaan, with shooting on the road on a majestic desert dirt path. Arrival and accommodation in a charming lodge. Packed lunch. Afternoon / evening excursion organized by the lodge exclusively for SLPW. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 5: 05/25/22 Departure in the morning to the south east. Arrival in the ghost town and extended shooting. Continue to Lüderitz. Afternoon shoot on the ocean. Dinner (not included) at the lodge. Review of the work done. Overnight.
Day 6: 05/26/22 Departure in the morning to the west. Shooting on the road. Arrival, via 4x4 route, to the canyon. Accommodation in a charming lodge. Free lunch. Photo afternoon in the canyon area. Possibility of guided tour at sunset (not included). Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: 05/27/22 Shooting at dawn in the canyon area. Departure to the north with shooting on the road. Arrival in the Kalahari desert. Accommodation in charming logde. Evening shooting. Farewell dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: 05/28/22 Morning shooting. Breakfast and departure towards Windhoek. City tour. Free lunch. In the afternoon drop off 4x4 vehicles and return flights.
Day 9: 05/29/22 Arrival at the return airports

What is included in the trip

Included

  • Photo Workshopconstant professional support

  • Night accommodationcharme lodge

  • 4x4 vehicles

  • Fuel

  • Breakfast, dinner (exept one)plus 3 lunches

Excluded

  • Flights

  • Lunches

  • Drinks and Tips

  • Trip Cancellation, Baggage loss and Medical Expense Insurancecompulsory

  • Optional activities

Important informations

FLIGHTS: Flights are not included in the workshop price. As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, the tour will be confirmed and it will be possible to purchase your tickets. Once the trip is confirmed, timetables for departures and arrivals will be given, which all participants absolutely have to follow. The organization cannot guarantee to pick up delayers or take participants to the airports before the due schedule. The arrival/departure airport is Windhoek international airport.

VEHICLES: a self-drive formula is suggested for significant cost cutting. If necessary, some participants might be asked to be available for driving, showing their credit card as a guarantee. All vehicles are totally covered by insurance with zero co-pay. Without any volunteers, local drivers will be hired, with a significant cost increase.

Supplemental fees

The price of the trip is calculated on a base of 6 participants. In the event that the minimum fee is not reached, a re-modulation of the price will be offered to the participants, for a small group of 4-5 people.

EQUIPMENT

Photographic(minimum)

  • Macchina fotografica

  • Ottiche a corredo

  • Cavalletto robusto

  • Scatto flessibile o telecomando

  • Caricabatterie macchina fotografica

  • Hard Disk o pendrive capiente

  • Schede di memoria

Personal

  • Indumenti con tasche

  • Abbigliamento a strati

  • Un capo caldo

  • Pantaloni convertibili

  • Scarponcini trekking

  • Calzature leggere

  • Copricapo estivo

  • Occhiali da sole

  • Costume da bagno

  • Borraccia

  • Antizanzare

  • Crema solare

  • Salviette inumidite

  • Senso dello humour

  • Passione nel fotografare

  • Voglia di scoprire luoghi unici

  • Capacità di adattamento

Available(on demand)

  • Sistema Leica M Monochrom

  • Apple MacBook Pro

  • Apple iPad Air2

  • Supporti Gitzo e Manfrotto

Cancellation

To subscribe the Workshop, a non-refundable 20% deposit must be paid by March 21, 2022. The deposit payment is a commitment to participate, with payment of the balance by 40 days before the departure.
This trip is coordinated by Sauvage Travel, tour operator based in Windhoek. The cancellation policy applied is as follows:
cancellation prior to 2 months before departure - loss of deposit;
cancellations from 59 to 41 days before - 50% penalty;
cancellations from 40 days onwards - 100% penalty
We suggest that you take out insurance that covers the cancellation penalties. It is possible to do it online and the suggested sites are:
https://www.europassistance.it/assicurazioni/viaggi/viaggi-nostop-annullamento
https://www.columbusassicurazioni.it/assicurazione-viaggio/
https://www.chapkadirect.com/index.php?action=produit&id=839

Disclaimer

What described above is the planned trip program. We reserve the right to modify it in case of sudden events beyond our control. The reported details on these pages could be subject to change and discounting without notification. We reserve the right to cancel the tour in case the minimum number of participants is not reached. For reasons beyond our control, as tax variations and/or tax percentages variations, we reserve the right to update the trip price. All participants have to take the trip in good health conditions and must be able to carry their equipment autonomously during the walks.

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