Gear List Namibia 2019

Here's a list of items needed for your Namibia 2019 Photographic Adventure:

  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle
  • Bathers/Swimsuit
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts/long sleeved shirts
  • Jumper/polar fleece - it gets cold on the coast
  • Toiletries
  • Camera bag large enough to carry your camera gear, water and lunch
  • Camera
  • Lenses (I carry a wide angle 21mm, 50mm and my longer 70-200mm lens)
  • STURDY tripod (not plastic)
  • filters (I carry a polariser and neutral density filter)
  • spare battery (I only carry two batteries total - we can charge our batteries each night)
  • lens cloths (you can buy these in packs from any good camera store for drying off your camera)
  • small fold up umbrella for protection from the rain
  • Laptop with power cord and mouse
  • cords/card reader to download images from your camera


In addition to above, here's a list of specific items we noted that we needed from our workshop in Namibia this year:

  1. Coins for toilets $20
  2. Hat
  3. Facewasher
  4. Moisturiser (very dry days)
  5. Power board
  6. Loofer
  7. Converter power plug
  8. Laptop
  9. Deet/insect repellant
  10. Pain relief
  11. Antihistamines
  12. Eyes drops
  13. Goggles
  14. Bathers
  15. Shampoo & Conditioner
  16. Hiking shoes
  17. Walking shoes
  18. Sanders/thongs
  19. Travel pillow
  20. Headphones
  21. Portable phone charger
  22. Light rain jacket
  23. Namibian dollars $5000
  24. Polar fleece top or jacket
  25. Torch
  26. Hand sanitiser
  27. Travel sunscreen that can attach to your back pack
  28. Sunscreen tube
  29. 2 long sleeve shirts
  30. Sunglasses - it can get very windy on the dunes
  31. Mozzie bite relief



  • There are laundry facilities at almost all accomodation for very little cost
  • Most places have netting surrounding your beds and mozzie spray in your room
  • All places will provide filtered drinking water
  • There are some days of long car trips between locations (up to 6 hours) with breaks in between where possible
  • We are in a very remote part of the Namibian desert, therefore there are no fueling stations along our roads to constantly stop at. However we will be stopping for lunch where there will be toilet facilities
  • The toilets within the national park in Etosha and Sossesvlei are drop toilets. Toilet paper will be provided in the cars
  • You will be given African SIM cards at Windhoek that will last for 2 weeks of data
  • There is often low to no phone coverage in parts of our travels. Most accomodation have free wifi, however the signal may be low and sometimes drop in and out.



  • Visas/Passports: Please ensure: 1) that you have pre-arranged your entry visa if required; 2) that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure date from Namibia; 3) that you have a minimum of 2 consecutive clear pages. If this is not the case, there is a danger of being turned away by the Immigration Service on arrival at the airport – assuming your airline has agreed to bring you and risk a fine in the first place.
  • Health: No vaccinations are mandatory but please consult your doctor for medical advice. Parts of Namibia are considered to be malarial so we recommend the use of anti-malarial prophylactics (normally Malarone), especially if visiting during the Namibian summer (December to April) – subject to advice from your own doctor.
  • Luggage allowance: Luggage is normally restricted to 23 kg per person excluding photographic equipment and hand luggage.
  • Vehicles: Vehicles used are normally comfortable specially modified 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers, equipped with air-conditioning, large windows, fridges for drinks and snacks. A trailer for luggage is taken if required.

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