|Starts||Jan 23rd 2020|
|End||Feb 5th 2020|
|Participants||8 (Dates for our 2020 trip just announced)|
“No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memories and great herds throng our imaginations.” — George Schaller
Tanzania is one of the premier wildlife viewing destinations in the world and this photographic safari will take you into the very heart of it! We will be amongst the animals, completely accepted as just another part of the landscape. Imagine experiencing lions lounging in the shade of our vehicle, giraffes grazing on acacia above us, elephants strolling calmly just a few yards from our vehicles. Warthogs, zebras, Cape Buffalo, Hyenas, Jackels – they are all here. This is the trip where wild Africa is within your reach. Each day as we begin our game drive you will be filled with excitement and anticipation as you imagine the wonders that await us!read more
Going to Africa and experiencing the epic wildlife that live there is a once in a lifetime experience and you definitely want to do it right! We will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport and take care of everything from there!
We have been leading this trip to Tanzania for years and have the best locations, timing, guides, and accommodations nailed down to give you that trip of a lifetime experience that you are looking for. We have structured the itinerary to maximize your time in the field, enabling you to experience life with the majestic animals that call this place home and create images under the best circumstances possible. Wild experiences and amazing memories await!
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. Our lodges are in the wild habitat. It is not unusual to hear lions at night or see elephants stroll through the grounds.
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 with 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 understand and respect 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!
We will be travelling in “photographer friendly” safari vehicles. Unlike many overcrowded safari vehicles, we will only have three photographers per vehicle. Limiting the number of people we have in each vehicle is a critical difference from most tours and is the make or break between having a great experience and one where you are climbing over other people.
In our vehicles, you will have a full row all to yourself. You will be free to make yourself at home and spread out your photography gear and most importantly, you will be able to photograph from both sides of the vehicle! You don’t ever have to worry about missing photographic opportunities because you are on the wrong side!
***Note non-photographer spouses or partners have the option (for an $895.00 discount) of sharing your row 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.
Thursday 1/23: Departure from home
Arrive – Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Private transfer to Arusha for overnight.
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.
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
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.
Wednesday 2/5 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.”
Deposit of $1,250 with your reservation
Second payment of $3,500 due September 1, 2019
Final payment of $3,500 due on October 30, 2019
Non-photographer spouse (sharing a seat) $7,355.00
*** Single supplement add $1,000.00
– Air travel to and from Kilamanjaro
– Travel Insurance
– Any alcoholic beverages