Namibia May 24-June 11, 2018
Namibia is a country of amazing surprises. It is located in Southern Africa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the western side of the country while the northern border is shared with Angola and Zambia. Botswana is located to the east of the country and South Africa to the south and east. Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world in terms of density. Just over 2 million people live here. The country contains vast open spaces of towering mountains and large expanses of desert, where stunning canyons and gigantic sand dunes that change color with the different direction and intensity of the sun?s rays are found.
During the European colonization in the late 19th century the German Empire established a protectorate until 1915 when South Africa liberated the country. Namibia achieved independence from South Africa in 1990 and is a stable democracy. However, the remnants of colonization can still be seen in the country as media is broadcast in English, German and Afrikaans. South African currency is freely converted at par in the country with the Namibian dollar.
However, the most treasured asset of Namibia is its people. They are warm and friendly and ready to assist in any situation that requires their help. The second asset is the incredible amount of wildlife that can be found in Namibia that makes for a perfect Safari. The largest Cheetah and Black Rhino population in the world with growing elephant numbers are located here. You will always remember the spectacular sunrises and sunsets of Namibia because of the undisturbed horizons and the vast expanse of rural areas.
These interesting facts about Namibia are some of the reasons why NATURESTAPESTRY PHOTO ADVENTURE TOURS offers this exceptional 19 day tour to participants who want a real African safari experience with many added value additions to set this tour apart form other African safaris. The tour in 2018 has been expanded to include a new area to our already exciting itinerary that we have put together over a number of years. This year will be our seventh year of conducting successful trips to Namibia.
The core of the 2018 tour is visiting Etosha National Park, located in the northwest part of the country. This huge expanse of parkland contains some of the largest concentrations of wildlife anywhere in Africa. The new region we will be visiting this year is the Caprivi Region located in the northeast part of the country. The Caprivi Strip is a narrow strip of land that is between Zambia and Botswana and has a lot of different wildlife that are not found in Etosha. Etosha tends to be very dry while the Caprivi contains an abundance of water. Here you will see Hippos, Cape buffalo and many different species of Antelope along with the normal African wildlife.
Finally we also have an option for those clients who would like to extend the normal tour to visit the wonderful and elegant sand dunes of Sossusvlei. This add on tour is three nights additional to the basic tour. Here you will visit some of the largest sand dunes in the world and visit a dried up lake bed that has dead trees preservedforover900years. The photo opportunities to take unique shots are breathtaking when the sun is rising or setting as the shadows on the dunes change color in red, orange and purple hues. Truly spectacular!
World-class photographer Judy Lynn Malloch and her husband Gary, partners in Natures Tapestry Photo Adventure Tours conduct this tour. Also partnering with us on this adventure to Namibia will be Yehudi Hernandez, a wildlife guide specialist whom we have been associated with for over 10 years in guiding our tours to Costa Rica. It is a self-driving tour that allows great flexibility and nobody is under any time pressure to keep moving on while viewing wildlife in the national parks. The experiences and photos that participants come home with are “once in a lifetime memories”.
The cost of the NATURESTAPESTRY PHOTO ADVENTURE TOUR to Namibia May 24 – June 11 is US$6,550 per person sharing (double occupancy). Space in park accommodations and other hotels or lodges in Namibia are booking up faster each year. It is very important if you are interested in joining this tour to commit as early as possible to guarantee your space.
The payment schedule is noted below:
INITIAL DEPOSIT OF US$2,500 DUE UPON COMMITMENT TO THE TOUR.
REMAINDER OF THE TOUR COST US$4,050 WILL BE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24,2018.
The cost of the Natures Tapestry Photo Adventure Tour to Namibia includes the following:
- Lodging, breakfast and dinner for sixteen nights.
- Rental of specially equipped vehicles for Safari use including full insurance and diesel fuel for the trip duration. These vehicles come with A/C, radio, standard shift, extra spare tire and power steering. Driving is on the left hand side of the road.
- All park entrance fees for vehicle and participant.
- All special tour events for specific lodges.
- Diesel fuel.
The cost of the tour does not include the following;
- International airfare from the US to Namibia and return.
- Beverages including bottled water, soda and alcoholic.
- Passport fees, visas or airport exit fees.
- Trip cancellation insurance.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, email or Internet access charges.
- Service gratuities.
- Trip health/evacuation insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance and health insurance to cover any eventualities that may happen.
SOSSUSVLEI EXTENSION TOUR
For those who desire to add on the Sossusvlei Extension tour the cost is US$1,950. The deposit schedule and final payment schedule for the extended tour will be the same dates as the basic tour.
INITIAL DEPOSIT US$500 DUE WHEN THE TOUR COMMITMENT IS MADE.
REMAINDER OF THE EXTENDED TOUR COST IS US$1,450 DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24, 2018.
Please remember that you do not have to be a professional photographer to enjoy this safari. Video cameras, point and shoot and even those who just want to use their iPhone are welcome. Even if you do not use any photo gear to take pictures you are still welcome to join us for the fantastic experience. There are only six spaces for guests on this trip. So if you are interested I urge you to commit early to ensure you have a spot on this unforgettable trip that will have memories that last a lifetime.
The information included in this first communication regarding the Namibia tour is intended to give you the basics of the trip. Once you commit to the trip, I will send out a detailed day-by-day itinerary of the trip plus other information that you will need, such as what to bring, best lenses to use, what peripheral gear should be considered, etc.
Please remember you do not need to be a professional photographer to come along on this exciting photo safari trip. Video cameras and point and shoot or even your iPhone camera are fine to use on this trip.
The most important issue to remember is that we need to have a commitment early in order to secure bookings that will accommodate our group. There are only six spaces (three vehicles) plus Judy Lynn and myself available for this trip.
We feel that this is an appropriate number of people to manage the trip well. So please give me an indication as early as possible. We would love to have you come with us to Namibia and enjoy the wildlife that exists in this unique and magical place.
Please feel free to contact me: email@example.com or 561 756-0341
Judy Lynn and Gary Malloch
NATURE’S TAPESTRY JLM, LLC is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel
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