Into the wild Namibia

Founder of Better Moments, Christian Nørgaard, is a highly experienced travel and portrait photographer. He has traveled in most African countries, always focusing on the local tribes. Nørgaard has traveled several times in Namibia, and this workshop is the result of many years of research.

Namibia shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Humans have inhabited the area since ancient times, and Bantu speaking tribes began arriving in the 14th century AD. The current population of Namibia is 2.1 million, made up of several different tribes.

Together with Nørgaard, you get very close to the local tribes like the Himba and The San peoples. This workshop and journey is a unique occasion to meet and experience the authentic tribal peoples of Namibia.


    • Learn about portrait photography techniques in the beautifully remote surroundings of the Namibian wilderness
    • Private plane
    • Go hunting together with the San People
    • High-end wildlife photography at Etosha National Park
    • Learn about star and landscape photography

Expert Christian Nørgaard


More about Christian Nørgaard

Christian Nørgaard is the founder and CEO of Better Moments. For years he has photographed and traveled extensively in Asia and has received wide acclaim for his unique photographic talent. In recent years he has also collaborated with Steve McCurry and other leading photographers from National Geographic for exhibitions and events. His workshop in Namibia is a unique opportunity for any photographer to combine adventure, travel and landscape photography and to work with one of the best in the field.


On Location

  • Learn about portrait photography techniques in the beautifully desolate surroundings of the Namibian wilderness
  • Work in different lighting and with short/long exposure and aperture
  • Learn how to handle equipment with care on location
  • Private hands-on lessons that  help take your photography skills to the next level
  • The secret behind the landscape photography

In Classroom

  • Expert review and constructive criticism/feedback of the images taken during the day
  • Portfolio review
  • Easy workflow in Photoshop


Following a delightful welcome dinner, Christian Nørgaard will provide an overview of the upcoming adventure, introducing you to the diverse tribes we’ll be visiting and photographing.
After a welcome diner will there will be a comprehensive lecture on travel and portrait photography, drawing inspiration from Christian Nørgaard’s Namibian captures.

The San people, also known as Bushmen, are an ancient cultural group residing in various parts of Namibia. Renowned as one of the oldest cultures on Earth, the San people are members of different indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures, such as Khoe, Tuu, or Kx’a-speaking communities.
Embarking on a 4×4 journey to Omulunga, our destination is our wild camp, where we’ll stay in simple yet lovely private small houses. In the evening, we immerse ourselves in the San people’s traditional lifestyle, sharing moments around a bonfire as they perform their tribal dances.The following day, our adventure continues with a unique experience:
At sunrise, we venture into the bush with the hunters, witnessing their exceptional tracking skills as they search for wild game. The morning unfolds as a mesmerizing experience for early birds. The remainder of the day is spent in the San people’s village, providing us with profound insights into their daily lives and simple yet meaningful traditions. From crafting poison arrows to making axes, we engage in authentic activities thatshowcase Namibia’s indigenous heritage.Evenings are dedicated to discussions about the day’s captured moments, accompanied by Christian Nørgaard’s enlightening lecture
on portrait photography.
Etosha National Park, located in the northern part of Namibia, stands as one of the world’s most significant wildlife reserves. Our journey takes us towards Namibia’s northern regions in private 4×4 vehicles, offering stops to capture the breathtaking landscapes, local communi ties, and villages along the way.

As we arrive at Etosha National Park, renowned for its unparalleled biodiversity, the following two days are dedicated to high-end wildlife photography. The park boasts a rich array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests, cheetahs, hyenas, and various antelope species. We reside centrally within the park, strategically positioned to maximize our access to the rich photographic opportunities for wildlife photography. This ensures that we are near the abundant and diverse wildlife, allowing us to capture the essence of Etosha National Park’s extraordinary fauna in its natural habitat.Evenings are dedicated to lively discussions about the day’s photo graphic endeavors, complemented by Christian Nørgaard’s insightful lecture on the photographers who inspire him the most.

Himba – The Last Nomadic PeopleA captivating scenic drive awaits as we journey to Kokoland and OPUWO COUNTRY LODGE, passing through rock formations, mountains, and rivers before encountering ” The Himba Land”. The next three days are dedicated to the Himba tribes that ordinary travelers cannot visit. They often live in isolation, nestled in the mountainous landscape that we will explore. Our photography is centered around respectful portraits of the Himba people, providing a unique insight into their culture and daily lives.
The Himba tribe, indigenous to the northern regions of Namibia, is a captivating cultural group that has preserved its traditional lifestyle amidst the changing times. Known for their distinctive appearance and reddish-ochre skin, the Himba people are deeply connected to their ancestral roots. Living in small, tight-knit communities, they often reside in remote, mountainous landscapes that add to the uniqueness of their lifestyle. Exploring the Himba villages offers a rare glimpse into a way of life that remains isolated from mainstream tourism, making it an enriching and respectful experience for those seeking to understand and appreciate Namibia’s cultural diversity.
Evenings will feature one-to-one portfolio reviews with Christian.
A Room with a View and Spiritual Encounters
A seamless drive through a dried river landscape leads us to Okahirongo and our Mountain Hotel, OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE.
As the last wilderness area, Okahirongo hosts desert elephants, lions, black rhinos, and giraffes. Venturing into the mountains via 4×4 vehicles for twilight landscape photography provides a unique opportunity to capture the mountain and surrounding canyon.
The following morning is devoted to a church visit—a lively experience of photography, dance, and singing among the locals. The remainder of the day involves a city stroll before returning to OKAHIRONGO ELEPHANT LODGE, offering a panoramic view of the entire valley.
The farewell dinner will be an occasion to share our best shots from the workshop.
DAY 10: Private Plane over Skeleton
Private Plane over Skeleton Coast or 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser.
You have two options for returning to Windhoek, either by private plane or with our 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser. If you choose to fly, your extra cost is based on the number of guests opting for this option. If you choose to fly, the route is a scenic two hour flight taking you over the exotic and dramatically beautiful coastline, where shipwrecks are stranded, known as the Skeleton Coast. If you opt for our 4×4, it is also a scenic journey with stops along the way for photography. The drive is, of course, part of the total price for the workshop and is therefore included.

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  • November 14th-25th 2024
  • 10 Days
  • Number of guests: 6
  • Specialized 4×4 Safari Vehicle with window seats and a Back-Up 4×4 vehicle with Trailer
  • Cessna 210 Aircraft
  • Accommodation in luxury tents and the best hotels
  • Porter fees
  • Himba Translator
  • All meals
  • Etc
Not included
  • Travel to and from the workshop destination
  • Visa and taxes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance


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    • € 8.895 in shared double room.
    • € 9.450  in single room.
    • All prices are per person.
    • Experience the joy of photography with our INVITE A FRIEND initiative! Bring a friend or a special someone along without enrolling them in our workshops and enjoy savings on the total rate, subject to availability.


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Arrive at Walvis Bay International Airport in Namibia. It is advised to arrive a day before the workshop to make sure you are well rested for the drive.
Better Moments will arrange one pickup transfer and one return transfer to the airport on the arrival- and the departure day.


Many nationalities do not require tourist visas for stays under 3 months. For a complete list of visa exemptions, as well as up-to-date information regarding visa fees and requirements, visit:


Namibia is one of the sunniest places on earth, with approximately 300 days of sunshine a year. December to March is relatively humid in most of Namibia, with some localised rainfall. April and May are pleasantly dry, without being dusty. The weather is cooler during June to August, when the landscape dries out and animals congregate around watering holes, making it a good time for wildlife photography. The weather warms up again during September to November.

Min 13°C , Max 26°C .


English is the official language of Namibia. There are several local languages spoken in different regions, as well as German and Afrikaans.


The official currency is the Namibian Dollar, but the South African Rand is also commonly accepted.


Namibia offers a plethora of activities and experiences for visitors. From thrilling ATV rides along the rugged coast, to star gazing in the desolate wilderness. While much of the country is less developed, urban centres such as the seaside city of Swakopmund provide some great culinary experiences, with antelope and game being a particular highlight.

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