USD$ 12,495 – USD$ 14,195
Date: 20 July – 1 August 2025 (13 days/12 nights)
Group Size: Maximum of 6 people plus 1 photo leader
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Tanzania is without equal when it comes to wildlife safaris and photography. From the world-renowned Serengeti National Park to the Elephant Migration of Tarangire National Park, this tour has been designed to offer an extraordinary opportunity to photograph Tanzania’s most unparalleled wildlife.
The tour is scheduled to make the most of the Wildebeest Migration, regarded by many as the greatest show on earth, whilst staying in a remote seasonal camp located in a prime location a short distance from the Mara River. Additional time has also been scheduled in central Serengeti to seek out some of the big game the area is renowned for, followed by Tarangire which will offer an incredible elephant experience.
Why not pack your camera bag and join us on this remarkable photographic journey through East Africa?
Day 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA (D)
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Arusha. At night enjoy a welcome dinner at which time we will discuss the tour and wildlife photography in preparation for the coming days.
Day 2: ARUSHA – NORTHERN SERENGETI (B/L/D)
This morning we fly to Kogatende in the northern part of Serengeti and then transfer to our wilderness camp, a short distance from the world-famous Mara River. This is a seasonable camp with the main benefit being that it is situated a short distance from the river.
Our accommodation comprises of 12 semi luxurious and spacious tents with comfortable beds, quality linen and ensuite with flushing toilet and ‘bush shower’. Just imagine laying in bed at night listening to the wildlife around you, and we’re here for 4 nights. We enjoy the luxury of a comfortable large central dining and lounge area where selected drinks are complimentary. You’re also welcome to make use of the small reference library to learn a little more about the local wildlife and region.
With wildlife in every direction, we head out after lunch to commence our first of many game drives. In the evening relax with a sundowner and snack whilst discussing your day’s experiences, recharging the all-important camera batteries and connecting with family and friend via WiFi.
Day 3-5: NORTHERN SERENGETI (B/L/D)Over three days we enjoy unlimited game drives, seeking out amazing wildlife opportunities and the somewhat more elusive crossing of the Mara River.
At this time of the year the Great Wildebeest Migration will be coming into the northern region of the Serengeti and beginning to make its way across the Mara River to the greener pastures of Masai Mara. There’s an excellent chance of getting the Big 5, that being Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo, however there will be an abundance of other animals to see and photograph.
The Mara River has large resident crocodiles patiently waiting for a crossing and potential meal. In deeper pools one will find hippopotamus casually going about their daily schedule of eating, swimming and sleeping. Don’t be fooled by these seemingly docile animals, as their highly aggressive and unpredictable nature makes then one of the most dangerous in the world.
Back on land one will see hoofed animals for as far as the eye can see, including millions of Wildebeest, Zebra, Thomson’s Gazelle and Giraffe. There’s also excellent chances of photographing Cheetah and Spotted Hyena, and if we’re lucky, we may even come across a rare Black Rhino. It’s however important to remember that wildlife is unpredictable, so whilst every effort will be made to deliver these photographic opportunities, nothing can be guaranteed. What can however be guaranteed is a first-class experience that makes the very most of the opportunities on offer whilst we are there.
Day 6: NORTHERN SERENGETI – CENTRAL SERENGETI (B/L/D)
Today we depart by road, heading south to our next destination, Serengeti Wilderness Camp in the heart of the Serengeti. Our travel will have us driving against the natural flow of the Wildebeest migration, so plenty of wildlife opportunities can be expected.
Our facilities over the next three nights will be much the same as previous, however this is a permanent camp open all year round. This is a great area for large cats, elephant and buffalo.
Day 7-8: CENTRAL SERENGETI (B/L/D)Today will be another day of unlimited game drives around the central region of Serengeti. Compared to the north, wildlife will be a little scarcer and more scattered, however this presents an opportunity to seek out something more elusive. We will be taking the opportunity to seek out the resident prides of lions, as well as head further south in search of black rhino.
Day 9: CENTRAL SERENGETI – TARANGIRE (B/L/D)
This morning we depart for Seronera Airport and take a short flight to Lake Manyara Airport where our second guide and vehicle will be waiting for us. We then make our way to Tarangire National Park on good sealed roads before heading to our lodge.
Tarangire lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and is the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. It offers wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees. The density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro Crater.
While Serengeti’s animal migration has attained fame, for many tourists, little is known of Tarangire annual migration. The difference with Serengeti is that, in the Serengeti animals migrate away from the park during the dry season (June to October). The opposite happens in Tarangire, animals migrate from Maasai Steppe to the park during the dry season. They come in search for water, which is provided by Tarangire River, and predators migrate in search for prey. During this period the park has the largest concentration of animals in any park in the northern Tanzania.
While there is some debate as to the actual number of elephants that move during this period, current estimates agree that around 5,000 are involved, while one research group believes that it could actually be approaching 10,000 animals. On a previous tour, the group observed over 1,000 elephants in a continuous progression through a valley in Tarangire. This is not to be seen anywhere else on the African continent – elephant herds usually number less than 30.
Located in a secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, our camp has a stylish and comfortable feel, as well as being unfenced, which allows the animals to pass through camp, making it ideal for adventure-loving travellers.
Day 10-11: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)
Unlimited game driving in Tarangire National Park. In addition to being a great opportunity to photograph elephants, Tarangire is also a good place to get leopard. After some 9 days of amazing wildlife, don’t be surprised that you’re drawn to the smaller wildlife, as the birdlife in Tarangire is simply amazing. There will also be opportunity to visit and photograph some incredible baobab trees.
Day 12: TARANGIRE – KILIMANJARO (B/L/D)
It’s time to set about preparing for the conclusion of our amazing photographic safari and our journey home. We farewell Tarangire with one final game drive as we exit the park before continuing on to Arusha and then to our hotel near Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner whilst sharing our personal highlights from the tour.
Day 13: DEPARTURE (B)
It’s now time to farewell your fellow travellers and commence your journey home. Depending on flight time, a transfer to the airport will be via the hotel complimentary service.
The complete tour as per itinerary, arrival and departure transfer if with the main group, two domestic flights within Tanzania, accommodation on a twin share basis, meals as indicated on itinerary (B/L/D), non-premium drinks at all camps, private driver/guide for the duration of the tour, bottled water in the vehicle, unlimited game drives, park and camp fees (estimated at US $1500), experienced photographic leader
Return International airfares, visa fee, travel Insurance and compulsory health requirements, airport transfers if not arriving with the main group, any expenses of a personal nature (such as laundry, phone calls, personal tipping etc.), any meals other than those specified, premium drinks at camps and all drinks at other lodgings, any additional activities, excess baggage fee, tips and gratuities.