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Namibia where the landscape changes around every corner and looks different from the morning to the evening. Yes there’s no doubt that Namibia has a lot to offer and anyone can experience amazing photo opportunities on a self drive, but on Classic Namibia private guided African Memory photographic safaris you’ll be driven and guided by a professional guide and photographer who will always try to get the vehicle in the best position and light to allow for great composition and photographic opportunities. I have planned our route giving us good time to get to our destinations. If camping then I’ll make most dinners, with your assistance for dinner, washing up or setting up and breaking down camp. Menu’s are worked out so all you have to do is pack, but light and come and enjoy Namibia with me.
African Memory, Classic Namibia safari takes place in the centre of Namibia. We will visit Namibia’s biggest tourist attraction and one of my favourite wildlife photographic destinations where animals roam freely, as well as Namibia’s second biggest tourist attraction Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Deadvlei, a Himba village and the famous Skeleton Coast to name just a few places.
Etosha National Park
Etosha is one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important Game Reserves. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907 and covering an area of 22 270 square km, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. The pan was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River. However the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy and even then only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.
Photography in Etosha National Park is excellent, the best time being from May to October – the cooler months in Namibia. Visitors to Etosha Game Reserve can expect to see many buck species, elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions. More fortunate visitors will see leopard and cheetah.