Tanzania is a photographer paradise; everywhere you look there is a picture. If you bring a good camera, a quality lens, lots of film, and your rice bag, you will surely come back with a lot of “keepers”.
Africa is the vacation that never ends. Your images will help turn the magic of Africa into a lifetime of memories for future travelers, and preserve Africa’s wildlife for future generations to enjoy.
We offer the photographer unique game viewing experiences in a country rich in wildlife and birds. All game viewing is conducted in custom-built four wheels-drive safari vehicles, designed to afford maximum game viewing opportunities. Our Driver/guides are chosen for their knowledge and experience of the Tanzanian land.
WILDLIFE AND BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY
Tanzania is a nature photographers dream. Everywhere you turn there is a picture ready to be created. The magnificent (Photo gallery) wildlife, spectacular (birds) and vivid sunsets make you feel like this is where you belong. Also, there are the colorful tribal people (Maasai Swahili) who have been living in cooperation with nature since time immemorial. Soon you will be in Africa to participate in the ultimate travel experience an African Safari.
Your experience will be recorded through your photographs. But which camera or camcorder is best for an African Safaris? A video of your Africa Safari experience is certainly a great way to keep the memories lasting, but also take a good camera on your African Safari. The small size and amazing functionality of cameras today are perfect for African safaris.
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the L’Oasis Lodge or similar accommodation. This is a simple but charming lodge in the foothills of Mt. Meru. Traditional round huts are clustered in a spacious tropical garden, and a small pool guarantees refreshing moments on a hot day. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing. Accommodation will be in a family room where 3-4 persons can comfortably sleep.
Day 2: Tarangire
Driving time without game viewing approx. 2.5 hours.
Your Tour starts with the drive to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippos and others.
Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge perched on an escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included.
Day 3: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris after spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well-trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many others things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dik-diks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.
After lunch at your lodge or in the village and some rest the kids can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara while one of the friendly staff members will happily accompany them. You will overnight at Rift Valley Lodge. All meals included.
Day 4: Ngorongoro
Driving time without game viewing approx. 1 hour.
After breakfast you travel towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival you descend into the Crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch on the crater floor). Tanzania Wildlife Safaris Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the Big Five can be spotted during one game drive only.
Depending on your (or your kids’) stamina and if you wish to stretch your legs you can go on a guided nature Walk along the Crater Rim after completing your game drive.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge (accommodation in a family room, usually equipped with a double and a bunk bed). All meals included.
Day 5: Ngorongoro-Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!). En-route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. You will visit a Masai Boma (traditional village) where some Masai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. Tanzania Wildlife SafarisThey will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like! You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos! After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeti, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic security guards. Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 6: Serengeti
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree.
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris
In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you into their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting. Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 7: Serengeti-Zanzibar.
After Lodge breakfast we take you to the nearest Airstrip in the Serengeti for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to the beach hotel of your choice such as Bellevue Guesthouse, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Red Monkey Lodge or Coral Rock.
Day: 8 – 10 Beach Extension
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar and all meals are included.
Day 11: Spice Tour
After breakfast transfer to Stone town and on the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at, where you can taste the spices and fruits. In the afternoon you have some time at leisure to explore fascinating Stone town at own pace.Tanzania Wildlife Safaris
Overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel which has a pool for refreshing after a morning of walking and new impressions. Also the facilities of their sister hotel at the beach front of Stone town may be used. Breakfast and lunch at the Spice Plantations included.
Day 12: Departure
Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure. Breakfast at the Spice Plantations included.