Skeleton Coast Glamping | 17-24 June 2020

Skeleton Coast Glamping | 17-24 June 2020

Regular price $3,850.00

We are incredibly excited to be the first tour operator to offer dedicated photographic trips into Namibia's secretive southern skeleton coast. After several years of effort, we finally have the right operator, the concession and the experience to lead photographers into Namibia's ultimate no-man's land. 

The Namib desert coastline stretches from the town of Luderitz in the far south to Walvis Bay in the central west, for roughly 400km. This coastline is the stuff of legend; shipwrecks, diamond mining and mysterious disappearances of diamond camp labourers. Due to its extreme inhospitality, access is still tightly regulated - tourists are only allowed in under the strict supervision of a few select concession holders. The terrain is extreme even to experienced off-road adventurers. Visitors have to be 100% self-sufficient and you have be in convoy as single cars will have no method of recovery if they get stuck in the dunes. 

For photographers, it is a wild frontier. A paradise of colourful mineral-rich dunes, abnormal wind-eroded geology, shipwrecks and incredible wildlife. It is home to sandwich harbour - a natural tidal lagoon where birdlife congregates en masse and jackal and hyena predate upon that birdlife. Antelope like Oryx and Springbok live in the dunes and the seals dot the coastline by the hundreds of thousands. Over the last few decades, the odd photographer or two has visited the area, but it seems that it has been overlooked by the vast majority. It's unspoilt nature is virgin to photographers. Our recce trip that we did felt like a surreal journey into a parallel universe and we cannot wait to go back. 

Price for Namibians/South Africans paying in ZAR/NAD by EFT - R55 000.00

The Skeleton Coast

go where no photographers have gone before

Photographic Focus

#1 Landscape

#2 Astro

#3 Wildlife

Tour Highlights

Experience Desert Wilderness

Reset your mind and spirit by spending five nights in the absolute middle of nowhere with nothing more than your camera gear and the essentials. 

Capture a Virgin Destination

The combination of virtually impossible access and concession bureaucracy has kept the world's photo tour industry out of this amazing area. All of it's incredible landscapes are new and uncaptured. 

Enjoy Nomadic Freedom

We can camp right next to our photographic subjects and this is exactly what we intend to do. Once our camp for the night is set up, our photos are just a short walk away. 

Adrenaline Pumping Dune Driving

This tour has more than just exciting photography - driving across the dunes of the Namib is an exhilarating experience that will have you nervous, laughing and perhaps screaming a little bit for most of the 5 days. 

Optimal Moonphase for Astro

This trip has been planned around the winter solstice waning moonphase, which is the darkest time of the year and offers the best positioning of the milky way. 

Small Group Size - Max 6

Don't like sharing the landscape? No one does. That is why we like to keep our group sizes small. This tour is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. 

Camping in the Desert - What to Expect

Your Own Large Canvas Dome Tent

Each single person will have their own 8x8ft canvas dome tent (typical safari tent) with a stretcher, bedroll, duvet and pillow.

Private Shower Tent with Hot Water

A dedicated shower tent allows you to take a daily hot shower in privacy. As we have to transport all the water, each person will be limited to 5x showers using 10 liters of water per shower. There will be a permanent hand washing station at the camp and during lunch stops. 

Private Toilet Tent or A Stroll in the Dunes

Please note that the toilet tent will only be set up in the mornings and evenings when the main camp is set up. If we are travelling between destinations during the day, you will have to do your business behind a dune. It is thus absolutely critical that you are comfortable with a "bush toilet". 

Only 3 Passengers per Vehicle

Participants will be transported in latest model Toyota SUV's. These cars only have to carry 3 passengers, their luggage and the water for each person. All of the camping and food is transported in support vehicles, keeping things light and nimble.
 
Comfortable Campsite Protected from Wind

If there is so much as a breeze blowing, the entire campsite is shielded from the wind using heavy duty wind-blocking sails that are spanned from vehicle to vehicle as shown in the image above (multiple sails used with larger groups). These sails eliminate 99% of the wind, allowing us the luxury of relaxing around a fire with a drink on all nights. It also means you can eat, wash-up and get to bed without having to worry about the sand-blasting desert winds that blow on most afternoons and evenings. 

Fresh Cooked Meals

We have a dedicated camp manager as well as a cook travelling with us. Breakfasts are classic english, lunches are make your own sandwich and dinners are a classic Southern African barbecue consisting of meat with a starch and a salad. We can accommodate most dietary requests and we will take guests to a large grocer in Walvis Bay to purchase their own snacks. 

Electricity

Participants will be allowed to charge camera batteries and cellphones. Please note that there is no cellphone reception in the desert, but as most people still use their phones for music, notes and to take snaps we will allow you to charge it. Laptops will not be allowed.

Itinerary Breakdown

We could list our destination names here, but as we are going into no-mans land, the names of the places don't carry much meaning to someone who doesn't know the desert intimately. Furthermore, we are playing our cards close to our chests otherwise there will be 50 photo tours into this desert in the following year as all the operators are desperate for a new destination in Namibia. What we can tell you is the following - 

Day 1 - All participants will be received at Walvis Bay airport and taken to our guesthouse on the lagoon. Once checked in, we'll do a briefing on the days to come as there is a lot of important information to share. Once the briefing is done we'll go for dinner and make sure we get to bed early.

Day 2 - Starting before sunrise, we will travel inland and enter the desert from the East in order to give you a feeling for how the dunes change from East to West and show you many of the desert's incredible and unique attractions along the way. We will either camp at a beautiful high viewpoint of the coastal dunes or next to a shipwreck on the beach. 

Day 3 - The mornings will start very early as our astro shoots will happen primarily in the mornings, when the milky way is on the western horizon. After sunrise and breakfast, we will move south, passing several abandoned diamond mining towns, but our aim is a special area of the desert with colourful dunes, amazing wind-eroded boulders and lots of quartz-rich sand that makes amazing macro-ripples. 

Day 4 - After another early start for astro and sunrise, we will head West, passing the Eduard Bohlen, to a stunning section of the coast with very high dunes that overlook the sea with great panoramic vistas. This is a short driving day, which will give us a relaxing afternoon to nap, shoot or enjoy some G&T's. 

Day 5 - Following another early morning, we'll drive north towards an area with incredible wildlife, including flamingoes and pelicans as far as the eye can see, other birdlife including dune larks and jackal, oryx and hopefully brown hyena. This is another short day of driving and once camp is setup, we can go in search of wildlife either on foot or by car. 

Day 6 - Our fifth day is a contingency day that will be allocated by popular demand. We can either use it as a 2nd day at the wildlife destination or to return to the shipwreck in case the mist spoiled our astro photos on the first attempt. 

Day 7 - On the final day we'll shoot sunrise, have breakfast and we should be back in Walvis Bay around noon. After washing the sand out of our everythings, we'll go for a big lunch, followed by a download and editing session. 

Day 8 - On the 8th day we'll get everyone back to the Walvis Bay airport in time for their flights out. 

Camera Equipment

With the focus being on landscape, astro and wildlife, you will ideally need to cover a focal length of 16-400mm. 

Landscape
The landscapes on this trip mostly require mid- and telephoto focal lengths as a lot of it is vast, rolling dune landscapes, which look best when compressed with a longer lens. Expect to use your mid-range lens and a polariser a lot. 

Astro
This trip has been planned to fall perfectly around the winter solstice new moon - as most of the scenes face West, there aren't many compositions that allow an astro shot with the evening milky way. For only this brief period of the year, one can shoot a bright galactic core setting on the western horizon in the early morning hours. Having a dedicated astro lens like the Sigma 20mm f/1.4, Nikon 20mm f/1.8 will make a huge difference to your astro shots. 

Wildlife
For at least one day of this trip and possibly a second, we will be camping at a birdlife paradise - expect flamingoes as far as the eye can see, surrounded by pelicans, dune lark and countless other species of birds. There are also Jackal, Oryx, Springbok and we hope to see the resident Brown Hyenas that predate on the flamingoes. To capitalise on this, it is critical that you have a 400mm lens - if you have anything longer, we highly recommend that you bring it along. 

Shipwreck Seascapes
The shipwrecks will be a subject in what is a typical seascape shoot. Bring along your full filter kit including polariser, ND's and grads. You will not only use it for this, but for most of the sunset/sunrise shoots. 

Panoramas
This section of the desert is panorama paradise with its sweeping views. Make sure you have a solid tripod with a spirit level or leveling base. 

Tall Tripod
A lot of the shooting is done on sloping dunes, so it is critical that you have a tripod with some extra length - please do not bring compact/travel tripods as you will spend most of the time bent over your tripod. 

Keeping Your Gear Clean
Expect a lot of sand and wind - keeping your gear clean in this environment can be challenging. We advise that you keep your bodies and lenses in individual dust bags within your camera bag to protect it from sand blowing into the camera bag. Bring a paint brush and be ready for a daily gear clean session. 

In search of
Brown Hyena

Join the hunt to photograph one of the desert's most elusive animals

So, what do you get?

Included

• Single Occupation is standard - this workshop does not have a single supplement fee.
• Ground Transport for the entire duration of the tour in latest model Toyota SUV's (Hilux or Fortuner)
• Concession fees to spend 5 nights in the Namib wilderness (this concession is extremely expensive for small groups and near impossible to get). 
• All meals commencing with dinner on 17 June 2020 and finishing with breakfast on 24 June 2020.
• Maximum Guide to client ratio of 1:3
• All accommodation/lodging costs.
• Continuous assistance with your photography and image processing by the guide.
• The services of a highly experienced local guide and driver.
• A highly experienced tour leader with great knowledge and experience of landscape photography.
• Use of a satellite phone for emergencies

Not Included

• Airfare to and from Walvis Bay.
• Non-mealtime snacks and drinks
• Beverages - due to weight limitations, each person has to purchase their own drinks. This prevents us from guessing what and how much you want to drink and thus driving unnecessary cargo over the dunes. 
• Credit Card surcharges
• Any purchases of a personal nature
• Travel Insurance - as this trip involves extreme off-road driving into extremely rural areas, you will have to take out comprehensive travel insurance with medevac cover. You will have to provide proof of your policy to us to be allowed on the tour.  
• Use of a satellite phone for personal/non-emergency reasons. 

Intimate
Landscapes

Learn to Appreciate the Namib's more subtle beauty

Getting to Namibia

This trip starts and ends in Walvis Bay, which has several daily flights connecting to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

09/2019 | NB - please note that Walvis Bay airport currently cannot accept instrument-guided landings (in the mist) due to financial issues. This has stopped most of the daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. We are constantly monitoring the situation and if it has not changed by May 2020, we will change the start and end destination to Windhoek without any extra cost to participants. As a result, we advise participants not to book their flights between SA and Namibia until 45 days before the departure. 

Photography and Tutoring

As there is no classroom environment out in the desert, you must be at a fairly advanced level to come on this tour, with experience in astro, landscape and wildlife photography. Hougaard will be on hand during every shoot to advise on composition, light and technique and ensure that you are getting the shot. As there is no electricity and weight limitation is an issue, we will not allow participants to take laptops into the desert.

Fitness Requirements

This tour is not physically demanding. We can drive pretty much anywhere and we will be camping within a few hundred meters of our shooting locations each night. 
It will definitely help you to be fit and comfortable walking on sand. Most of the 5 days in the desert is spent on sand and virtually all of the walking we'll be doing is on sand. 
Please make sure you get some minor walking done in the month before the trip so you are comfortable walking 500m on soft sand with all your camera gear. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Namibia Safe? 
Namibia has minor petty crime, but you will be under the supervision of our guides from the moment you land until we drop you off again at the airport. There is no reason for any concern. 

Do I need a VISA to enter Namibia?
Most of the major countries in the world do not require a visa to enter Namibia, please get in touch with us to double check. 

Will I have cellphone reception?
There will be good cellphone reception in Walvis Bay, where we spend nights 1 and 7. In the desert, where we spend nights 2,3,4,5 and 6, there is no cellphone reception. We have a satellite phone for emergency use. 

Will I have Internet access?
Same as above. 

What about medicines, diseases and vaccinations?
You do not require any prophylactics for the south of Namibia, but we advise that you consult your doctor for a professional opinion. 

Will there be fresh water available?
There will be bottled water available everywhere.

Will I be able to purchase snacks?
We will stop at a large grocer before we enter the desert so you can purchase snacks. 

What food can I expect?
Breakfasts are classic english, lunches are make your own sandwich and dinners are a classic Southern African barbecue consisting of meat with a starch and a salad.

What about allergies or dietary preferences?
We can accommodate most dietary requests and we will take guests to a large grocer in Walvis Bay to purchase their own snacks as a contingency plan. 

Are there any luggage restrictions?
Yes - we will not weigh your bags, but we ask that you pack considerately as we are travelling hundreds of kilometers on sand with heavily loaded vehicles. Each person will be allowed one soft bag for clothing, one camera bag and one tripod. We advise that you fly to Namibia with a large/hard case and then pack a smaller soft bag for the 5 nights in the desert - we have arranged a safe storage place for your large suitcase and spare clothing/items while we are in the desert. Please try to keep your total luggage weight for the 5 nights in the desert under 25kg. The average full frame camera kit weighs 15kg, giving you 10kg for 5 nights of clothing and toiletries, which is more than sufficient. 

Do I need to bring spending money along?
No - you will be fine with just a credit card. 

Do I need a laptop?
It will be useful to bring a laptop for some downloading and editing on our last day in Walvis Bay, but we will not allow laptops to be taken with into the desert. 

How do I book for this tour?

You can choose between booking electronically or the old fashioned way. We have no preference, whatever is easiest for you.

Old Fashioned - Send a mail to info@gogravel.africa informing us of your intention to join the tour. We’ll send you an invoice and booking form. You can still pay by card or wire transfer, whichever your prefer. 

Electronic - Register on our website, add the tour to your cart, checkout. The system will give you the option to pay by wire transfer or card (via Paypal). You will still be required to complete and sign a booking form. 

The Fine Print - Please Read Carefully

The following pages contain important information on Costs and Terms of Payment, What is or is not included, Cancellation Policy & Fees, Compulsory Insurance, Health Considerations, Liability, Pricing & Currency Fluctuations, Travelling with Camera Gear, etc.

Payment and Cancellation Terms, Travel Insurance & Flight Bookings

Payment and Cancellation Terms

1. This tour is costed in USD and that is thus the only constant price. All prices shown in other currencies are merely for your convenience and are subject to the fluctuation thereof. We do our best to update foreign currency prices regularly, but we advise that you do a calculation at the current exchange rate for an accurate price in your preferred currency.
2. The price of this tour is USD3 850.00. 
3. In order to secure your spot on this tour, a deposit of $1 200.00 is required. This deposit can be paid via wire transfer or credit card (via Payfast) and it is non-refundable. Please note that your spot on the workshop is NOT confirmed until we have received the deposit payment. Credit card surcharges - we absorb the surcharges of paying the deposit by credit card, but only on the deposit. We ask that you make the final payment by wire transfer, but you can pay it by credit card (via Payfast) should you prefer to do so. If doing so, we have to raise a 5% surcharge on the amount to cover the costs of accepting your payment via an expensive channel. 
4. Full Payment must be made 60 days prior to the start of the tour. We will send out a final invoice for the full amount to remind you of the due date in safe time. If we have not received your full payment 60 days prior to the start of the tour and you did not inform us of a valid reason for a late payment, GoGravel reserves the right to consider your booking as cancelled. 
5. All wire transfer payments must be indicated in the full USD amount from your side when making the forex payment, with all bank charges for the payee. We can only credit the final amount received in our account to your invoice. 
6. Please note that there are a limited number of single occupation spaces available, for which an additional non-refundable single supplement of $1 500.00 is required when booking. If sharing, we do our absolute best to pair people of the same gender, nationality and age and it is subject to discussion with both parties. 7. When booking within 60 days of the start of the tour, immediate full payment will be required to secure your spot. 
8. If you have a valid reason for a late payment like being out of communication or waiting for investments to be cashed out, please inform us.

Travel Insurance & Flight Information

1. We require your full international flight itinerary, including e-ticket, flight numbers, dates, time AND your booking code. This is so that we can keep track of your arrival if any of the flights are delayed. 
2. You will have to take out comprehensive travel insurance with medevac cover and provide us with proof thereof. We require the name of the insurer, the policy number and the emergency contact number. This is so that we are prepared when something goes wrong.
3. Cancellation insurance - Obviously no one would book a trip like this and then just cancel for a random reason, but life throws us curve-balls when we least expect it. You would be surprised how many cancellations we get every year due to medical, business or family crises. We strongly advise that you get cancellation insurance to refund your money if bad luck crosses your path. 
4. We require a copy of your full flight itinerary or e-ticket as well as your passport number. If something like an airline strike occurs on the day that you’re flying out, we have travel agents who can assist with changing your tickets or booking new ones. When these situations occur, the flights on either side of the strike days fill up rapidly and we need to act quickly to make sure that your journey continues as smoothly as possible. This situation has happened to us on a Patagonia tour while we had no telecoms, but our agents were able to handle it thanks to good preparation. The chances of this happening are small, but we like to be prepared for it if it ever does.

Cancellation Terms

1. The deposit is not refundable under any circumstance. When you book a spot on the tour, we make all the necessary bookings with all the third parties and pay their required deposit. Most of the deposits we pay are not refundable and thus we cannot refund your deposit. Whatever we still hold is used to defray the administrative work of changing all the bookings made on your behalf. The only exception will be if you can find a substitute to attend the workshop in your place, but this will incur a 10% administration fee. 
2. If you need to cancel your participation once you have made full payment, a 75% refund (excluding deposit) will be given up to 30 days prior to the start of the tour. 
3. GoGravel reserves the right to cancel the tour if it is necessary or advisable due to events such as outbreak of conflict, government intervention, expiry of concessions or access right or insufficient booking numbers being available. The operation of the tour is at the sole discretion of GoGravel, having in mind the welfare of all participants and the safe and prudent operation of the itinerary and program. In such a case all monies paid by participants for the tour, in holding by GoGravel, will be refunded to the participants. This excludes deposits or full payments made to 3rd parties involved in the tour like lodges, charter companies or travel agents.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

The client who signifies his acceptance of a booking does so on behalf of himself and persons under his authority, which means that all are bound by the terms and conditions of GoGravel as if they had made the application themselves.

GoGravel

Go Gravel Photo Safaris CC (2011/4517) trading as Go Gravel Photo Safaris is a company registered in Namibia with sole director Frederick Jandre Germishuizen. CapturEarth in conjunction with Namibia Tracks and Trails will assist guide participants on the tour advertised in this document.

Payment Terms

1. This tour will start on the 17th of June 2020 and the all-inclusive cost is $ 3 850.00 per person, single or sharing. The price for anyone paying from a South African/Namibian account by EFT is ZAR/NAD 55 000.00. This price is exclusively for local EFT payments. 
2. This tour is costed in USD and that is thus the only fixed price. All prices shown in other currencies are subject to the fluctuation thereof. We do our best to update foreign currency prices regularly, but we advise that you do a calculation at the current exchange rate for an accurate price in your preferred currency. 
3. As stipulated in the payment and cancellation terms, a non-refundable deposit of $1 200.00 is payable when booking (R15 000.00 for local EFT payments).
4. A final payment of $2 650.00 will be payable 60 days prior to the start of the tour, 17 April 2020 (R40 000.00 for local EFT payments). 

Included in the Tour

1. Single occupancy is standard, except for couples. 
2. Ground Transport for the entire duration of the tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle, driven by a professional Namibian driver. 
3. Concession fees to spend 5 nights in the Namib desert wilderness. 
4. All tourism taxes and park entry fees. 
5. All meals commencing with dinner on 17 June 2020 and finishing with breakfast on 24 June 2020. 
6. All accommodation/lodging costs. 
7. Continuous assistance with your photography and image processing by the guide. 
8. The services of a highly experienced local guide and driver. 
9. A highly experienced tour leader with great knowledge and experience of landscape photography.

Not Included in the Tour

1. Airfare to and from Walvis Bay 
2. Travel Insurance Beverages 
3. Non-meal-time snacks and drinks 
4. Travel visas and associated costs, if applicable. 
5. Expenses of a personal nature, not specifically included above. 
6. Credit card surcharges 
7. Guarantee of any specific weather conditions or wildlife sightings

Travel Insurance Is Compulsory

1. Due to the remote destinations visited for this photo tour, participants are required to purchase emergency evacuation insurance coverage at their expense. To emphasize, emergency evacuation insurance is MANDATORY for this photo tour. You will have to supply your policy document to us to be allowed on the tour. 
2. If you are unsure about where to purchase this cover, most general insurers, banks and travel agencies sell travel insurance. A lot of banks offer it complimentary when using your credit card to purchase plane tickets. Simply contact your insurance broker or bank to find out more. 
3. If you pay for this photo tour or your airfare using your credit card and you opt to use the general travel insurance associated with major credit cards, we urge you to check that this cover provides fully for emergency evacuation. Also, please ensure that all pre-existing medical conditions, if any, are made known to the insurance underwriter at the time of application for your insurance for this photo safari. These precautions will avoid any delays in the event that an emergency evacuation or other medical services are called upon, under your policy. We recommend you disclose your participation in this photo tour to your insurer.

Health Considerations

1. This photo tour is designed to be within the capabilities of average people in good health. Some of the time participants may be required to walk over uneven terrain or trails, stepping into and out of high safari type vehicles and occasionally hiking. All with a load of sometimes heavy camera equipment. If you have concerns about your own capabilities and/or fitness as it relates to this photo tour, please contact us to clarify any uncertainties. 
2. By paying the initial non-refundable deposit, you warrant that, to the best of your knowledge you do not have any physical or other disability that would create a risk for you or other participants. 
3. GoGravel Photo Safaris assumes no responsibility for medical care. We will advise the lodges/hotels of any dietary requirements or restrictions for individual participants, if sufficient notice is provided, but we do not assume responsibility for the delivery of such special dietary requirements. 
4. If you sustain an injury or become ill on the photo tour, GoGravel Photo Safaris reserves the right to continue the photo tour for the benefit of other participants. GoGravel Photo Safaris will make every effort to assist you while at the same time trying to minimize interruption to the photo tour. 
5. GoGravel Photo Safaris reserves the absolute discretion, in the event of behaviour detrimental to other participants, to decline any person’s participation at any time during the photo tour and cancel that person’s participation in the photo tour, in which case any refund will be on a recoverable cost basis only.

Responsibility

1. GoGravel Photo Safaris and/or its agents act only as agents for the participants in this photo tour, in regard to travel arrangements including, but not limited to, day tours, photography, sightseeing, meals, lodging and transportation, whether by railroad, vehicle, motor coach, boat, ship or aircraft. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GoGravel Photo Safaris and/or its agents, disclaim liability for injury, damage, loss, or delay which may be occasioned by reason of a defect in any vehicle or for any other reason whatsoever, or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the participant or in carrying out the arrangements of the photo tour.

2. GoGravel Photo Safaris and/or its agents accepts no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or other changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine or other causes.

3. All such losses or expenses are borne by the participant, as the photo tour costs provide for arrangements only for the times and locations stated. Baggage, including photographic equipment is at the participant’s risk entirely, and as an insurable risk.

4. Reasonable care has been taken to compile the information in this and the other documents pertaining to this photo tour, but circumstances change. For example, airline schedule changes, airline fuel charges, taxes and operational costs are subject to change. GoGravel Photo Safaris and/or its agents are not responsible for changes that occur and reserve the right to change the price of the photo tour up to the date of commencement.

5. The right is reserved by GoGravel Photo Safaris to (i) substitute hotels/lodges/tents/camps of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary or transport where deemed necessary or caused by changes in schedules or equipment substitution; (ii) cancel the photo tour prior to departure, in which case a refund as explained under cancellation point 3 will be given. However, in such event GoGravel Photo Safaris and/or its agents will not be responsible for any other trip preparation expenses such as penalized or non-refundable air tickets, visa fees and medical related expenses); (iii) substitute photo tour leader(s) for the leader(s) originally specified, in which case the substitution is not a basis for participant cancellation or refund, and (iv) accept or refuse any person as a participant in the photo tour.

Liability

1. GoGravel Photo Safaris does not accept any liability of whatever nature, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GoGravel disclaims liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or any other event which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on the part of GoGravel Photo Safaris.