Photography Tour

- 06 - 22 May 2018 -

7 days / 6 nights

Maximum Group Size: 8

The game viewing is astonishing; with giraffes, elephants, elands, kudus, impalas, springbok and zebras trying to stay one step ahead of healthy numbers of lions, cheetahs and leopards.


Day 1: Windhoek

Airport Transfers to Windhoek. Welcome chat and introduction from Philip, Tim and Manfred._ Group get together and a good chat over dinner.
Overnight at the Hilton Hotel

Day 2: Windhoek to Etosha National Park

We set off in good time to the Etosha Village. Lunch on arrival and time to check and set-up equipment before a afternoon game drive in our tour vehicle.
Overnight at Etosha Village

Day 3: Etosha National Park

An early start to prepare for a full day game drive taking you to the most spectacular spots in the National Park. We will have lunch on the field to maximise the locations we are able to visit. On return to Etosha Village local expert Sarah will give a talk on the ongoing giraffe study at the Park.
Overnight at Etosha Village

Day 4: Etosha National Park

A stunning drive in our tour vehicle to Mokuti lodge across the National Park with stops on the way to take in the breathtaking scenery. In the afternoon we will have a post production session.
Overnight at the Mokuti Lodge (Standard room)

Day 5: Etosha National Park to Erindi Private Game Reserve

Early start to leave Etosha National Park and drive to Erindi Private Game Reserve followed by a game drive in the afternoon at this unique location.
Overnight at the Erindi Old Traders Lodge (Luxury room)

Day 6: Erindi Private Game Reserve to Windhoek

An early start for a morning portrait session with the Bushman Nomadic Tribe. We'll set up a lighting rig and shoot directly to laptop to give you the opportunity to take intimate photos of this local nomadic tribe. We'll head back to Windhoek after lunch for a group get together to go through your photography before a farewell dinner.
Overnight at the Hilton Hotel

Day 7: Windhoek

Transfer to International Airport.


Price Includes: Open game drives and Etosha National Park and Erindi Private Game Reserve, conservation talk given by local experts, portrait session with the Bushmen Nomadic Tride, daily one-to-one tuition from professional photographers Philip and Tim, guidance and insight from our local guide. Airport transfers, accommodation as listed;  2 nights Hilton Hotel, 2 nights Etosha Village, 2 nights  Erindi Old Traders Lodge, all meals and transportation.

Price Excludes: International flights, travel insurance

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

Equipment needed

A large backpack / holdall plus smaller backpack for equipment. Your  camera – if you have a selection of lenses we recommend you bring the longest you have plus converters if you have any. If you have a laptop please bring it along. We use Capture One Pro, Lightroom and Photoshop for post production but will be able to assist you with any software you use. Please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions in regard to equipment. We will be bringing along a good selection of professional Canon bodies and lenses including a EF 200mm-400mm f/4L for you to try out.

Make an enquiry or Booking

If you're interesting in finding out more about this tour or you would like to make a booking please contact Philip at

Who are we?

Philip North-Coombes creates and leads every Tao Photo Tour. He founded Tao Associates in 2002 to produce professional photo shoots. The idea of running photo tours started after he completed the first 'Everest +' documentary for the BBC in 2007. Philip is a multi-award winning photographer, lauded by the British Journal of Photography. He has produced celebrated and innovative photography for 27 years. His assignments take him around the world, be it working for top international fashion brands and journals, breaking new ground as a sport and lifestyle photographer, making challenging documentaries or giving his time to frontline charities. Fascinated by the natural world and the lure of extreme and unexplored locations, he thrives on fresh challenges. From the oceans of Hawaii to the barren beauty of Iceland, from the slums of India to the stark grandeur of Mount Everest, the colour and contrast of his work creates a unique portfolio and fuels his ambition to achieve ever better results. Philip is on each tour to offer his unique insight into professional photography, guide you to his favourite locations and discuss how to get the most out of your photography.

Tim Wheeler studied both the conceptual and technical aspects of art photography. He has an immense wealth of knowledge from over 16 year experience working as a Digital Operator in the professional photographic industry. This has allowed him access to the cutting edge of photographic technological development. Tim has worked with Philip for over 10 years  – their combined experience and enthusiasm for photography make them an industry leading team. He has an infectious love of imagery, constantly looking for new ways to explore the beauty of the world. Tim will teach you a variety of different procedures in order to maintain control of your shots; from understanding the basics of file and colour management to the creativity of various grading techniques, Tim will guide you through processes to enable you to get the best results from your equipment and develop your style of photography.

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