Tanzania Photo Safari August 2017

Tanzania Photo Safari // August 2017

A TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI / ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS!

This is going to be one memorable photo safari!

Tanzania, Africa is arguably one of the best places in Africa to do a photo safari! Jaw-dropping landscapes and a ton of wildlife makes this THE trip of a lifetime! Not to mention we’ll be shooting a ton of photos and I intentionally keep the group small so we can travel easily and instruction will be intimate. We’ll have plenty of time to shoot, laugh, share stories, edit photos and learn about the culture and each other. We’ll also be sneaking in a bit of adventure for you thrill seekers.  😀

THE SEASON

August is the dry season and also smack in the middle of high season – the days are warm and dry and cool at night depending on elevation. Dry season means less mosquitos and less bugs which is always a plus!

THE ANIMALS

Chances are extremely good that you will see EVERYTHING!!!

That means The African Big Five (leopards, rhinos, elephants, cape buffalo, and lions) plus all the other guys (tons of different types of antelope, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, warthogs, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, flamingos, ostriches, all the other birds you could ever hope for, crocodiles and a bunch more!!

*August the migration is further North in the Serengeti

ACCOMMODATIONS + DINING

Every overnight stay on the itinerary is top-quality.  We will be staying at a mix of traditional “permanent” lodges and luxury semi-permanent tented camps. (These camps have running water, hot showers, electricity, and all of the creature comforts of home – some even have wifi!). Think ‘glamping!’ We have some cool surprises in store for you as well! As for dining – we’ve got you covered! Exquisite meals every day from some of Tanzania’s finest culinary geniuses!!

ITINERARY

DAY 01: Arrival Day

We’ll pick up you from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).  Transfer you to the lodge in Arusha for dinner and a good night’s sleep (1 hour drive from the airport). 
Luxury Safari Lodge (D)

DAY 02: Safari Day 1 : Arusha > Kogatende Airstrip / Northern Serengeti

Up early for a quick ‘bush flight’. Breakfast at your lodge or boxed if you prefer to sleep in a bit. Head out to Arusha Airport and jump on a bush plane to the Northern Serengeti! Our Safari Jeep will be waiting for us and upon landing we’ll be heading toward the Mara River to catch the Wildebeest migration try and cross the deadly Mara. Ever see footage of the Wildebeests being hunted by crocodiles in a river? If so, it’s likely from where we’re going on day 1!

Retire to your luxury safari camp for a warm shower, dinner and drinks! Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired). This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Luxury Serengeti Safari Tented Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 03: Safari Day 2 : Northern Serengeti / Mara River

Up early to catch the best light. Breakfast at your lodge or you can grab a boxed breakfast if you want to sleep in a bit. Head out for a game drive around the Northern Serengeti and Mara River in the morning for another day of safari. Gourmet lunch at the lodge. You’ll have a few hours to relax at our luxury camp before we head out later for the best light later in the afternoon.

Dinner and drinks back at our luxury safari camp. Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired).  This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Luxury Serengeti Safari Tented Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 04: Safari Day 3 : Northern Serengeti > Central Serengeti

Up early to catch the best light! See a theme here? 🙂 Breakfast at the lodge and box lunch on our way to Central Serengeti. We’ll be game driving along the way. The Serengeti is always teaming with wildlife and on every drive we’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery!

Once we arrive at our new luxury camp, we’ll have drinks and dinner and you’ll be able to unwind with a hot shower in your luxury safari tent.

Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired). This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Luxury Serengeti Safari Tented Camp (B, L, D)

 

DAY 05: Safari Day 4 : Central Serengeti

Wake up early and catch a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti at sunrise! The hour flight will be followed by a champagne breakfast!

After we’ll head out on a game drive in Central Serengeti for the rest of the morning. After our game drive we’ll head back to camp for a delicious lunch and some rest and relaxation.

We’ll head out in the late afternoon for the best light and optimal activity. After our game drive we’ll return to camp for a fabulous dinner and drinks and some campfire storytelling.

Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired). This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Luxury Serengeti Safari Tented Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 06: Safari Day 5 : Central Serengeti > Ngorongoro Crater

Breakfast at our luxury safari tented camp and we pack up for our game drive en route to Ngorongoro Crater. Along the way we’ll be stopping in to visit a local Maasai tribe as we venture along the Olduvai Gorge to the crater.

Retire to your lodge for dinner and relaxing around early evening. Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired). This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 07: Safari Day 6 : Ngorongoro Crater

Up early to catch the best light! Breakfast at the lodge and a boxed lunch for our picnic. We’ll be out all day as the crater is one of the planets natural wonders. So much to see here. Our guests are always sad to depart. After our time in the crater we’ll retire to the lodge for dinner and drinks and some R&R!

Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired).  This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.  One of my favorite parts!
Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 08: Safari Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater > Tarangire

Breakfast at your lodge. We’ll exit the crater and make our way to Tarangire National Park. We’ll have a boxed lunch en route.

Once we’ve reached the gate at Tarangire you’ll be able to stretch the legs and spend some time with some local Maasai as we check in. Once in the park we’ll continue our game drive to our luxury safari camp for a beautiful view and a dip in the pool.

Post processing and “The Best of The Day” images will be presented from each participant (if desired). This is always fun as we can share images, post processing tips and tricks, as well as hear the stories behind each image from each photographer.
Tarangire Luxury Safari Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 09: Safari Day 8 : Tarangire > Arusha

Breakfast at the lodge with an optional early morning game drive, then pack up and we’ll head back to Arusha for our farewell dinner and drinks at our luxury safari lodge.
Luxury Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Free to relax at the hotel until departure time. Rides to the airport will be provided for each person and/or group.
Luxury Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

SIDE TRIPS

We can set up trips to the beach island of Zanzibar for anyone interested in extending their stay – or even a Mount Kilimanjaro hike for the more adventurous.  We’ll likely hang back for 3-5 more days after the retreat and you’re welcome to stay with and continue the adventure!  That said, side trips after the retreat is officially over are not covered in your fee and you would need to pay for any additional expenses based on any trips you decide to partake in.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

 

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Luxury custom Land Cruiser (fridge, extra-padded seats, outlets for charging, etc.)
  • 4 guests maximum per Land Cruiser!!!
  • Bush Flight from Arusha to Northern Serengeti
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Serengeti followed by a champagne breakfast
  • Bean Bags for holding your cameras & lenses steady
  • Binoculars
  • All fuel costs
  • Our guide’s services
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • Park fees (plus all guide and vehicle fees)
  • 3 meals per day (not including arrival and departure days)
  • Snacks en-route to your next destination
  • All-you-can-drink mineral water every day (bottled)
  • The occasional sundowner (your choice of wine and/or beer)
  • A trip to a local village where you can meet Maasai people and learn about their culture
  • Amazing photography excursions
  • Life changing adventures
  • Surprise philanthropic component

In short, you don’t have to spend an extra cent the entire trip, unless you want extra adult beverages or souvenirs. That said, gratuity for our drivers and lodge/camp staff is greatly appreciated if you feel the service warrants it. Plan for $10~$20 per day for gratuities per person at minimum. 🙂

PRICE: $5,000.00 USD

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