TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI


Tanzania Photo Safari • June 15 - 23, 2018

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A Tanzania Photo Safari is truly a bucket list worthy experience. There's no other place on the planet that provides this kind of access to so much diverse wildlife. On this 9 day offering we'll hit four of Tanzania's best National Parks - Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara. We'll also make time to visit a real (and off the beaten path) Maasai Village so you can experience what a day in the life of a Maasai is really like! Not to mention we've set you up to get some amazing Maasai portrait opportunities!

Join us for adventure, photography, and giving back in the beautiful country of Tanzania.


Destination Highlights


Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro National Park
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Authentic Maasai Village


Photography Highlights


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Adventure Photography
Astral Photography
Portrait Photography
Landscape Photography
Wildlife Photography
Travel Photography
Post Production


Adventure
Highlights


4x4 Off-Road Bush Travel
Custom Safari Land Cruisers
Wildlife Viewing & Photography
Serengeti Bush Plane Ride
Maasai Adventure
Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional)

ITINERARY


Tanzania Photo Safari • June 15 - 23, 2018


Day 1: June 15th: Arusha

You'll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to begin your adventure. A driver will be waiting for you to help you with your luggage and welcome you (Karibu!) to Tanzania! You'll be whisked away to your safari lodge to relax, swim, and mingle with the other guests.

We'll have a welcome reception and dinner.

(D)


Day 2: June 16th: Arusha - Western Serengeti

We're up early to catch our private transport to the Arusha airport for our first Tanzania Photo Safari adventure! To save time, we'll board a plane and fly to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti - Grumeti. Once we arrive we'll meet our local safari guide, board our Custom Toyota Land Cruisers - and begin our first game drive through the Western Serengeti. June is the end of the rainy season and the migration will be spread out with the front being near the Mbalageti River. River crossings can be an exciting time to game watch and makes for some exciting photos!

After our game drive, we'll make our way to our Tented Safari Lodge for some rest, relaxation, and a proper dinner and traditional bush bonfire after dinner.

(B, L, D)


Day 3: June 17th: Western Serengeti - Central Serengeti

After breakfast we'll board our custom safari Land Cruisers for a game drive South to the Central Serengeti. We'll take our time and follow lions, cheetahs, and other wildlife to observe their patterns and activity.  The Serengeti is an amazing and exciting place to be a photographer! We'll get up close with all the Serengeti has to offer!

After our game drive and picnic lunch, we'll make our way to our next luxury tented camp. Once at camp you can relax, have a shower, cocktail, and get ready for dinner. After dinner, we'll do some Astral Photography and hang with some Maasai for an evening bonfire and some fun photo ops!

(B, L, D)


Day 4: June 18th: Central Serengeti

We'll wake up and have breakfast and we're back for a morning game drive. After our game drive, we'll head back to camp and have time to back up photos, relax, read, nap and chill. We'll have lunch in camp and later in the afternoon, we'll head out for another scenic game drive. Due to the heat of the day the animals are most active during the mornings and late afternoons. 

After our Central Serengeti Evening Tour we'll return to camp and get ready for a delicious dinner and drinks.

(B, L, D)


Day 5: June 19th: Central Serengeti - Ngorongoro

After breakfast we'll gather our belongings and make our way to Ngorongoro National Park via a Serengeti Game Drive. We'll have a picnic lunch in the crater and continue exploring more of the amazing wildlife and landscape that is Ngorongoro Crater.  You'll see lions, elephants, black rhinos, and much more!

After our game drive, we'll stay at the Ngorongoro Farmhouse which is one of the areas nicest (and one of our staff favorites!) properties. You'll have time to relax, swim, nap, use wifi, or enjoy the beautiful property. We'll have a wonderful dinner followed by cocktails. For those interested we can dive into workflow and editing.

(B, L, D)


Day 6: June 20th:  Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara

After breakfast we'll make our way to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is know for it's monkeys, baboons, hippos, flamingos, and more. We'll have a picnic lunch at a scenic spot and have some time to walk around and explore the area on foot (it's safe in this area!). 

After ​our game drive, we'll head to our Safari lodge to relax, shower, and get ready for a gourmet feast. After dinner we will have drinks, recap the day and unwind with some local entertainment.

(B, L, D)


Day 7: June 21st:  Lake Manyara - Tarangire

Today we travel to one of our favorite parks - Tarangire - Home of the Tree Climbing Lions. The park is popular for elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, and more! We'll have lunch at the lodge and have time to enjoy the scenic vista and enjoy some pool time and relaxation. We'll gather late in the afternoon and head out on a sunset game drive. 

After our sunset cocktail, we'll head back to the lodge and prepare for dinner. This lodge has an amazing lounge and patio that overlooks a large portion of the park. We'll bust out the tripods and shoot the stars and the amazing landscape under the night sky.

(B, L, D)


Day 8: June 22nd: Tarangire - Arusha

After breakfast we'll have a morning game drive before we begin our journey back to Arusha. For those that want to relax you're free to stay and enjoy the amenities the lodge offers. We'll swing back and pick you up when we're ready to depart. En route to Arusha, we'll stop at an authentic Maasai village.

NOTE: there are many Maasai villages on the way back to Arusha. These are tourist traps and the villages are purely for show. We will be visiting an Authentic Maasai Village that is actually lived in by the villagers. Our local guides will offer translation and we'll have time to capture intimate portraits of some of the villagers.

After our cultural experience, we'll head back to Arusha to our lodge. Once checked in, we'll have time to relax, shower, and get ready for our farewell dinner and celebration.

(B, L, D)


Day 9: Kilimanjaro Airport - Home

After breakfast we'll have our private driver transport you back to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for your flight home.

(B)


SIDE TRIPS

If you'd like to extend your trip and climb Kilimanjaro or explore the white sand beaches of Zanzibar, let us know. We can assist with your bookings and trip itinerary to ensure your additional time in Africa is as much epic as it is safe.



LODGING


ARUSHA

Ilboru Safari Lodge (1 night)
Planet Safari Lodge (1 night)


WESTERN SERENGETI

Mbugani Luxury Safari Camp (1 night)

CENTRAL SERENGETI

Kati Kati Luxury Safari Camp (1 night)

NGORONGORO

Ngorongoro Farmhouse (1 night)

LAKE MANYARA

Burudika Safari Lodge (1 night)

TARANGIRE

Tarangire Safari Lodge (1 night)


THE PROFESSIONAL


John D. Russell is a Commercial Photographer based in Los Angeles, CA.
He has been shooting professionally since 2006 but his interest in photography started at the young age of 13.

Old school, John learned photography in the classroom and spent hours in the darkroom processing 35mm, black and white film.

Fast forward to today and John works regularly with multinational brands like Toyota and has photographed mega celebrities such as Bruno Mars, Kaley Cuoco, John Legend and many more.

His broad mastery of photography has him shooting diverse assignments all over the globe. He's been on assignment in over 30 countries and counting. His work has been published internationally and John was recruited to be a contributor to Getty Images.

With the encouragement of some close friends, PRSPCTV was born. Each experience combines the things John loves and values the most including Photography, Travel, Adventure, and Giving Back!

John's Website
John's Travel Instagram
John's Gear List


CAMERA GEAR


We want to reiterate that this adventure is not just for amateur photographers and enthusiasts who own a lot of photography gear. There's an old saying and we're not sure of the origin however it rings true to us -

"The best camera is the one you have with you."

You can take excellent photos with today's mobile devices IF you know what you're doing. Photography fundamentals such as lighting and composition apply no matter what camera or cell phone you are using. We promise you that your photography skills will improve and you'll come away with amazing photos no matter what camera you decide to bring.

That said, if you have gear bring it. Here's an extensive list of gear we recommend..


Recommended Camera Gear


PRICING


TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI
 June 15 - 23, 2018


COST PER PERSON

$4500 per person based on double occupancy.
A single supplement is available for an additional $1500.

This Tanzania Photo Safari & Adventure is limited to a maximum of 10 participants and a minimum of 6 participants. If the trip does not meet the minimum number your deposit will be promptly refunded. You may use this deposit to secure your spot on our October 2018 Tanzania Photo Safari or any other offering assuming space is available.

PAYMENT DEADLINES

$1500 Deposit Due January 31, 2018
$1000 2nd Installment Due February 28, 2018
$1000 3rd Installment Due March 31, 2018
$1000 Final Installment Due April 30, 2018

***No refunds will be given for cancellations after March 15, 2018***


What's Included

PRSPCTV Workshop Fee

Domestic Flight (ARUSHA > SERENGETI)

Accommodations (based on double occupancy)

All listed activities, guide, and entrance fees

3 meals per day (B, L, D) unless noted otherwise

What's Not

International Flights & Visas

Airport taxes for International Flights

Domestic & International Luggage fees

Alcohol and Souvenirs 

Lodge Staff & Guide Gratuities


Please note that this is a $7,000 trip offering. We've secured incredible discounts on lodging alone. Add in the activities, transportation, flight, Maasai portrait session, and all of the photography instruction you'll receive...and you are receiving an extraordinary value!


PHOTOS FROM OUR PAST TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI'S

154
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Until the adventure begins!


Please note that side trips are available including:  Mount Kilimanjaro Trek and a Zanzibar Island Tour. If interested please let us know and we'll be happy to assist you with your extended itinerary.