the best of Tanzania
Max. 7 Guests
Between 2 Land Cruisers so everyone can comfortably see sat down or stood up!
Plenty of Birdlife
Lake Manyara, Central & Nothern Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire
There is no better place for a safari in the summer time than the world-famous Serengeti, with over 14500 s/km of nature's wilderness, every day brings new photographic opportunities.
The Serengeti is teeming with elephants, giraffe, zebra and other herbivores, meaning there will also be lots of predators like lions, cheetahs and leopards.
In the Northern part of the Serengeti, we have a very high chance of photographing epic river crossings in October as the wildebeest go back and forth over the Mara River.
The stunning Ngorongoro Area in the Southern Serengeti features one of the highest concentrations of predators and carnivores, and the Tarangire National Park has a year-round water source drawing in wildlife from all directions!
DAY 1 & 2
Day 1 - When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport we'll be there to greet you with a very warm welcome. Together we'll transfer to our accommodation near Arusha where we'll have time for a little rest and our first photography workshop to establish the level everyone is at and how best to help each individual throughout our safari together.
Day 2 - 06:30 - After an early breakfast we'll head out to Lake Manyara National Park, Although the park is only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush Acacia forest with giant fig and mahogany trees which are home to troops of baboons, tree-climbing lions and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large number of buffalos, giraffe, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you will be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. Later in the afternoon we will start heading to Karatu for dinner and our overnight stay.
This morning we'll depart for a game drive in the central part of the Serengeti. This area is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in this central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, aardvark, pangolin and many more.
After a full day game drive, we'll check into our Serengeti camp.
18:00 – Lightroom workshop before dinner.
DAY 4 - 6
Rising early we will enjoy game drives along the Mara River. It is truly an amazing experience to see all those hoofed mammals in search of water and greener pastures, followed by iconic predators. A journey full of danger where only the strongest survive. You may also see hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, warthogs and if you are lucky the endangered black rhino.
This time of the year game viewing is sensational, impressive and dramatic.
Each evening there will be an opportunity for lightroom sessions and image reviews.
After breakfast, we'll drive from the North of the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro conservation area. As we pass through the through Central Serengeti and head towards our next accommodation, we will spot many animals along the way.
In the evening there will be time for an Image Review and Q&A.
Today we set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with picnic lunch. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and a small population of the rare black rhino. The beautiful colours and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty, the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. Later in the afternoon, we'll drive to our next lodge for dinner and overnight.
We'll relax over a well-deserved dinner and enjoy another image review and optional editing session.
After a hearty breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. This park has a diverse landscape, with nine vegetation zones. Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in Africa) dot the landscape dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River that meanders through the park attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes to a variety of colourful birds.
We'll stop for a picnic lunch, and then continue game viewing into the evening before heading back to Arusha for dinner and our overnight stay.
08:00 – After a late breakfast, we’ll head to Arusha. You'll have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs to take back home, or just enjoy being in this vibrant town where there are plenty of photographic opportunities.
After our last lunchtime meal together, we'll accompany all guests back to the airport for their departures home.
End of safari