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Old 05-13-2012, 04:44 PM
nate chappell nate chappell is offline
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Default NAMIBIA - NANPA members special offer

NAMIBIA - September 15-29, 2012

We are offering NANPA members a $500 discount on this fantastic tour to photograph the mammals and birds of Namibia.

Join NANPA members and award winning photographers Nate Chappell and Ken Archer to photograph large mammals and beautiful birds in the spectacular landscapes of Namibia. We will also have a full time experienced Namibian tour leader with us. The accommodations and cuisine are excellent.

This tour focuses on getting great images of the mammals and birds of Namibia. If you are interested in landscape photography you will also get plenty of great opportunities for that.

The Itinerary features -
2 nights at Ondekaremba Africafarm - a great place to photograph a lot of small, beautiful bird species at close range from blinds.

2 nights at Waterberg Plateau Park - many endemic birds, smaller mammals and antelope all in a wonderful setting under the Waterberg escarpment.

5 nights at Etosha National Park - Many people consider Etosha the top game viewing park in all of Africa. Large numbers of elephant, lion, antelope and many large birds such as raptors and bustards are easily photographed out our vehicle windows at the water holes which are located near the park's roads. We will stay at 1 lodge just outside the park and 2 lodges (4 nights total) inside the park.

2 nights at Erongo Mountain Lodge - One of the top lodges in Namibia both in terms of accommodations and service, as well as being in a beautiful setting in the Erongo Mountains. Many bird species are attracted to the waterholes which are just outside the lodge.

2 nights at Walvis Bay - We will have 2 nights on the Namibian coast and go for a boat ride to photograph marine mammals and birds. The salt flats of Walvis Bay attract thousands of waterbirds including large numbers of flamingos.

1 night at Duesternbrook Lodge - Duesterbrook is an excellent lodge with many birds and antelope. Here you will also have the opportunity to photograph semi-wild leopard and cheetah from close range in large enclosures.

Spectacular species we should photograph inculde:
African Elephant
Eland, Oryx, Kudu and many other species of antelope
Lilac-breasted and Purple Rollers
Kori and Black Bustards
Violet-eared Waxbills and about a dozen other colorful finch species
Many species of raptor
Yellow-billed, Red-billed, Bradfield's and Montero's Hornbills
Greater and Lesser Flamingos
Cape Fur Seal
and many, many more

The price after discount for Nanpa members is $6,990 per person for sharing accommodation with a $500 single supplement.
This includes all transportation within Namibia, guiding and instruction with 2 professional photographers and 1 Namibian birdwatching/photography guide, lodging, meals and national park fees. It does not include airfare to and from Windhoek, Namibia.

In Etosha we will have 2 large vehicles and every photographer will have their own window on the viewing side of the vehicle to maximize your photographic opportunities of the big game and birds.

Nate and Ken will be setting up perches at the waterholes at the other lodges to make gorgeous small bird portraits.

Nate Chappell has done 2 extensive scouting trips to Namibia. His images have been featured in the NANPA Showcase each of the past 3 years. Ken Archer has been photographing wildlife professionally for 25 years and is a former first place category winner in Nature's Best Photography Contest and overall winner of the Wyoming Wildlife Photo Contest.

For more information on the tour please see To see images from Nate's most recent scouting trip there see

To sign up for the trip or if you have questions contact Nate Chappell at or call him at 253-512-1060
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