6 Day Etosha Photographic Safari

Our 6 Day Etosha photographic safari is the prefect Fotosafari inside Etosha National Park. Etosha Park is the most diverse park in Namibia. The park is home to a large number of mammals and birds and is ideal for photography. It is ideal for beginners and for more professional photographers. The contrasting colors of the park and the diverse eco system allows for excellent captures. The main camps have floodlit watering holes and allow for night photography.

Etosha means ‘ large white area'. Etosha is referring to the sizeable dried-up pan in the center of the Park.  The pan is spectacular during the rainy season. Often during this season there will be rain water in the pan.

Why join an Etosha Photographic Safari?

  • Professional Local Guides will be guiding your safari.
  • Traveling in Comfortable custom built safari vehicles.
  • All meals, camping, entrance fees, accommodation and game drives are inclusive in the safari.
  • Mineral water is supplied.
  • Local Knowledge of the park and its animals are available.
  • Passion for wildlife and photography is part of our philosophy.
  • A great opportunity to learn and capture the behavior of animals.
  • The contrasting colors of the park and the pan allows for excellent captures.
  • Perfect opportunity to enhance your wildlife photography skills.
  • We provide charging stations for all your equipment.

When is the best time for a 6 day Etosha Photographic Safari ?

One can visit the park throughout the year. The park is accessible for 12 months of the year. Each month and every season will bring different opportunities and colors to the park. So it is safe to say that even during the raining season it allows for excellent photography.

January – April:

This is raining season. The roads are accessible and some year the Pan receives water and is perfect for bird photography. Contrasting colors and dramatic sunsets with rain clouds and red colors. It is more challenging these times as the light is constantly changing, but the end result can be excellent.

May – July:

This is the beginning of the winter and the start of the semi dry season. Temperatures are very comfortable in the beginning of may, but can get colder towards mid July. The clouds are disappearing and with the colder temperatures the dust seem to hang lower in the air. Animals are moving around and grazing and the watering holes become popular even during the mid day.

August – October:

This is the start of the dry months and the change of seasons are to come. August can be windy and October is very hot. Animals are concentrating around the watering holes more in the heat of the day. Not uncommon to find predators close to watering holes during these months. With the heat on the rise in October action around the watering holes increase. These months are popular for travelers. The dry season is perfect for depth of field subjects.

November – December : 

The pre-raining season and often the first rains will arrive, breaking the dry months. During these times it is not uncommon to see animals calving and the possible first migrating birds arriving. A popular month as during the first rains the herds are joining again and often all the smaller predators are more active.

Etosha is the prefect location for photographic safaris. We often encourage our travelers to visit more than one season in a year. This will allow you to understand the wildlife behavior and the diversity of the park. Every month is different inside the park.

What happens on a 6 Day Etosha Photographic Safari?

  • We wake up early morning and prepare for our Wildlife adventure.
  • Wake up times will be 1 hour before sunrise.
  • Our Daily Drives will start at sunrise and some days end at sunset.
  • Daily we ensure that all camera batteries and equipment is prepared.
  • Our guides will brief you daily on the route plan of the day.
  • Vehicles are clean and ready daily.
  • All meals are inclusive and picnic lunches for the day travels are available.
  • The evening are at the watering holes or downloading your footage.
  • Evening discussions on our sightings and capture are around the campfire.
  • The days are long and we plan our drives to the best of our knowledge and experience.
  • No day is the same and some days we will return to our base camp.
  • Some days we will stay the full day inside the park.
  • We will visit a photographic hide on this safari.
  • Our base will be a minimum of two night at a designated camp.

What to bring on a Photographic Safari ?

  • Camera, batteries, battery chargers are essential.
  • SD cards, card readers, tripod.
  • Sound recorders for those who want to capture the real noise.
  • Smartphones, video camera's, go pro's.
  • Laptop or i pads for image downloads
  • External hard drives for backing up your footage.
  • Power banks for charging smartphones and tablets.
  • Dust proof protection for your equipment
  • Camera cleaning is essential along with lens wipes.
  • Adapters for charging stations.
  • Please make sure you have all when arriving on the safari.
  • Focal lenses are important and a minimum of 300mm is required with an additional convertor.
  • Landscapes and night photography will require wide angle lenses.

Upon making your reservation you will receive a full safari kit list to guide you through the preparations of your safari.
The fine dust in Namibia is lethal to camera equipment and make sure you are prepared for this prior to arrival.

The focus of this six-day Etosha photographic safari is to explore the vast diversity of landscapes and wildlife in the park. We also aim to introduce you to the behavior of the animals and birds. Understanding the behavior will allow you to make better captures of wildlife.

Our destinations in the park will shift according to the seasons. We choose two camps as a base.  From these base camps we will explore the park.

Private Photographic Safaris are available upon request.
Etosha National Park

Kalahari Photographic safari

Min 4 people, max six people.

Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Guided 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle.
  • Entrance fees and park fees.
  • Mineral water.
  • Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast.
  • Lodge accommodation inside the park.
  • Professional Guide.
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Own drinks.
  • Own night game drive - optional
  • Own lunches as indicated on route plan.
  • Accommodation in Windhoek.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Own camera equipment and batteries
  • SD cards, binoculars and Camera cleaning kit.
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information



Our Departures from Windhoek to Etosha and from Etosha to Windhoek are transfers. Self drive travelers can meet us at our starting point if they don't want the transfer.

Umkulu Adventures Product Pricing


 Adults Rate 2021
Single USD 2150
Double USD 1950
Umkulu Adventures Tour Schedule


Day 1,2

Windhoek – Etosha National Park – Onguma Game Reserve.

We will depart the capital of Namibia, Windhoek at 07:30 am this morning and take our journey past Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, and Outjo towards the Etosha National Park.

This day one is a transit day of introductions and a change of landscapes on the route towards the Etosha Park. Our entry point to the park will vary according to our seasons. We will have time for on-road lunch and a final briefing on what to prepare and expect on your Etosha Photographic Safari. The first afternoon will allow us to experience our first game drive. The following day we will start our morning at the photographic hide. The afternoon will be our first introduction inside the Etosha Park.

Accommodation: Chalets
Meals: Own Lunch, Dinner

Day 3,4,5,6

Etosha National Park.

We spent the next four days exploring the Wildlife and Bird life of Etosha National Park. Our Base camp is set inside the park and allows us to explore the watering holes and vast open landscapes of the Etosha Park. Our guide will be introducing some of the critical aspects of animal and bird behavior and allow us to capture this with our cameras.

Day 6 Etosha National Park.

Our final day of game drives is inside the Etosha National Park. This day we will sleep either at Okaukuejou or just outside the gate, depending on accommodation availibility.
Accommodation: Chalets
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Etosha National Park – Windhoek.

Our Photographic Safari is coming to an end, and we will take our final transfer towards our starting point again. We depart the park with great memories and hopefully, some fantastic wildlife experiences captured on our cameras. This is another transit day back to Windhoek.
Breakfast, Own Lunch.

DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

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