Photo Tour

Wildlife of Tanzania

StartsJan 25th 2018
EndFeb 5th 2018
Price$7,850
Deposit$1,000
Participants10 (Only two spots remain!)
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Tanzania – “One of the premier wildlife viewing destinations in the world”

We’ve done all the homework and have structured the itinerary to visit the best places at the best times to maximize your memory making and image creating opportunities. We will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport and take care of everything from there!

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Logistics

Special Considerations

For many of you this is very likely a once in a lifetime experience. Here are some reasons you should join us on this epic photo tour safari in Tanzania.

The Experience

Our Photographic Safari was specifically created to put you in the best locations at the best times of the day for photography. The itinerary has been setup to maximize our time in the field creating images under the best circumstances possible. A long lens is not necessary the lens Steve uses Nikon’s 80-400mm most often in Africa. On a crop camera body this lens is also good for birds in Africa. Many participants absolutely love the Sigma 150-600mm while on safari.

The Lodges

After visiting many different lodges and locations, we have hand-picked these particular lodges based on their proximity to our shooting locations, comfort level, security, services offered, cleanliness, as well as the various types and frequency of wildlife and nature photographic opportunities they offer. Many of our best bird and wildlife images were made right around our lodges!

The Guides

All of our guides are hand-picked. For our head guide we have the great honor of working with one of the top, most respected and sought after guides in all of Tanzania, “Bwana Safari Steve”. Steve, a Tanzanian native having over 30 years of experience with the nature and wildlife of Tanzania, is a virtual encyclopedia of all things Africa. Each of our guides has a great deal of knowledge and a deep connection and understanding of these animals, their locations, and their habits and behaviors on an intimate level. They also and understands and respects the special needs of photographers. As just one example, most safaris are lucky to spot just one leopard while on a safari. On our last safari with Steve as our guide, we saw eight!

Safari Seating

We will be travelling in “photographer friendly” safari vehicles that accommodate up to 7 passengers. These vehicles have hatches on the roof and sliding glass windows to take pictures from. They are laid out with two front individual seats and three rows of bench seats. Unlike many overcrowded safari vehicles, we will only have three photographers per vehicle. This means you will have a bench seat all to yourself, where you are free to make yourself at home and spread out your photography gear. As an additional bonus, you will be able to photograph from both sides of the vehicle, so you don’t ever have to worry about missing photographic opportunities because you are on the wrong side!Pat Safari008

***Note non-photographer spouses or partners have the option (for an $895.00 discount) of sharing your bench seat or riding up front with the driver on game drives. When in the front seat they will certainly see everything and be able to photograph most things out the roof hatch. When sharing a bench seat one person can photograph out the roof hatch and the second can photograph out the lower sliding window.

Itinerary

Travel

Wednesday 1/24: Departure from home

Day 1

Thursday 1/25:
Arrive – Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Private transfer to Arusha for overnight.

Day 2

tar roomFriday 1/26:
Breakfast // Depart with picnic lunches and proceed to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive // Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Lodge.

Day 3

tarSaturday 1/27:
Breakfast // Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches // Dinner and overnight at Tarangire lodge.

Day 4

ngoroSunday 1/28:
Breakfast. Depart with picnic lunches for a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park // Late afternoon – depart for Ngorongoro Crater // Dinner and overnight at lodge on the eastern edge of the crater.

Day 5

ngoro 3Monday 1/29:
Early breakfast // Depart with picnic lunches and descend for all day crater tour // Dinner and overnight at crater lodge.

Day 6

ngoro roomTuesday 1/30:
Early breakfast // Depart with picnic lunches and descend for a crater tour // Afternoon – visit the Maasai Village. Return to lodge late afternoon // Dinner and overnight Crater lodge.

Day 7

serenWednesday 1/31:
Breakfast // Depart with picnic lunches and proceed to Serengeti //Visit via Olduvai Gorge and game drive en-route // Dinner and overnight Ndutu Serengeti Safari Lodge.

Day 8

087Thursday 1/1:
Depart before sunrise (Safari breakfast in the field) // Morning game drive // Early afternoon return to lodge for lunch and nap // Evening game drive // Dinner and overnight Ndutu Serengeti Safari Lodge.

Day 9

seren 2Friday 1/2:
Depart before sunrise (Safari breakfast in the field) // Morning game drive // Early afternoon return to lodge for lunch and nap // Evening game drive // Dinner and overnight Ndutu Serengeti Safari Lodge.

Day 10

Saturday 2/3:
Depart before sunrise (Safari breakfast in the field) // Morning game drive // Early afternoon return to lodge for lunch and nap // Evening game drive // Dinner and overnight Ndutu Serengeti Safari Lodge.

Day 11

The Farm HouseSunday 2/4:
Breakfast. Depart Serengeti \ Game drive enroute to The Ngorongoro Farm House for lunch // Afternoon spent at leisure photographing at the Farm // (Optional activities offered on the Farm – coffee plantation tour, organic farm tour, visit to elephant caves – activities can be booked and paid for directly at the Farm) // Dinner and overnight The Farm

Day 12

Monday 2/5:
Breakfast at leisure // Pack up for voyage home // Drive to Arusha for lunch and a leisurely afternoon of souvenir shopping and museum exploration. // Onward to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.

Travel

Tuesday 2/6 Arrive home with memories and images to last a lifetime!

“No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memories and great herds throng our imaginations.”
George Schaller


Price
$7,850

Deposit
$1,000

Register
Payment schedule

Deposit of $1,000 with your reservation
Second payment of $3,400 due July 1st, 2017
Final payment of $3,450 due on October 15th, 2017
*** Single supplement add $1,150.00

Price does not include

– Air travel to and from Kilamanjaro
– Gratuities
– Travel Insurance
– Any alcoholic beverages