Namibia Aerial Photography

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Hougaard Malan

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Most people think that aerial photography is only for the super wealthy, especially at top tourism destinations. It can easily cost $500 for a 30min flight, in a full helicopter, with all the doors on. For photography, that is totally useless. As with most things in Africa, flight time costs a fraction of what it does in places like Europe, Aus and the U.S. At the time of writing, June 2016, the helicopter operator at Sossusvlei charges N$11 000 for an hour in an R44. At the current fx rate that translates to a mere $700 USD/ hour. They have no problem removing the doors and they’ll take off or land whenever you want to, as long as it’s not in total darkness. If you’re not sold yet, an R44 seats three passengers, so if there are two other keen photographers, it won’t even cost $200pp/hour. There is some really amazing potential for aerial photos over the dunes, so I highly recommend making room for this in your budget.

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