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Wildebeest Migration

July 24 - 31, 2025

from $6,950 USD pp sharing



6 max.


Northern Serengeti


8 days / 7 nights


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This once-in-a-lifetime photographic safaris led by one of our professional wildlife photographers and photo hosts will take you on an exciting journey to witness and get close to the action of the great wildebeest migration here in the north of Tanzania. This photo safari includes two chartered flights, designed to get you into the action quickly and spend time with one of Earth's most fascinating movements on the planet.


As wildlife photography opportunities here are endless, this six guest group photo safari will also give you the opportunity to stay at an extraordinary mobile tented camp, purposely submerging you into the action of the great migration and more. As the camps are mobile, we can guarantee that you will be one click away from your ideal shot.


2025: July 24 - 31

from $6,950 USD pp sharing

Single Supplement: $600 USD

Planning a trip for 2026? View our 2026 Photo Safari here


DAY 1: Arrival in Arusha

DAY 2: Fly to Northern Serengeti / afternoon safari

DAY 3: Morning and afternoon safari 

DAY 4: Morning and afternoon safari 

DAY 5:Morning and afternoon safari 

DAY 6: Morning and afternoon safari

DAY 7: Morning and afternoon safari

DAY 8: Fly to Arusha / End of Tour

(see detailed itinerary below)

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  • Fly into the Mara Region of the Northern Serengeti, getting you right in the middle of the action!

  • Experience the Wildebeest Great Migration as they head to the Mara River. Witness the thousands of Wildebeests making the great journey North, crossing through rivers, where the Nile Crocodiles await

  • Photograph the species that follow the Wildebeest. Commonly found around the migrational herd will be Zebra, Thomson's Gazelle, and Eland

  • Along with the Great Migration mega herds, guests will have the opportunity to explore the nearby plains in search of the predators that lurk close by including lions, leopards, cheetah, and more

  • This all-inclusive photo safari is located at a mobile camp that has been places precisely to keep close to the millions of animals making their way to Kenya. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the migrating herds for an extra cost.



Jaren A Fernley - Wildlife Photographer and Safari Guide


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Spotted Hyena, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania



The Northern Serengeti is most famous for the 1.5 million Wildebeests that risk their lives as they cross over the famous Mara River as they migrate into The Mara Triangle in southern Kenya.

During the months of July to October, the mega herds are crossing the river in their thousands, causing dust to fill the air as they speed down the river banks and into the water. 

While the Great Migration is causing chaos, the area is still full of life in the surrounding woodlands, savannahs, and valleys. The group will have the opportunity to explore the area in search of predators, Rhino, Elephant, and much more. 




  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as your photo host is experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.


  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm​. This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens. 

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lensA 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

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  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO))

  • All accommodation in tented camps

  • All road transfers between camps

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day)

  • All beverages (non-alcoholic and local beers, wines and spirits)

  • All national park entry fees

  • All game drives

  • All photographic guidance and tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

  • Two domestic chartered flights (Arusha to Kogatende and return)


  • International flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Personal expenses like souvenirs, extra activities, etc.

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities/tips for guides and staff



DAY 1:


The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Arusha at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code JRO) for each photographer’s arrival.
The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group. After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to relax with the others in the group.


DAY 2:


The group will make their way to the air strip where we will fly to the northern region of the Serengeti National Park. After a short ride over the great plains of Africa, we will arrive at our destination. From here, a short drive will take us to the lodge, but keep your cameras ready, as you never know what may be waiting to welcome us to the Serengeti.


Upon arriving at our mobile camp, the group will get settled and meet for lunch. After lunch, we will kick start this photo safari with a quick photographic tutorial before we head out on our afternoon safari to get a feel of the area and the wildlife we are immerse in. 

We will return to the lodge where guests are welcome to sit down with your photo host to get some one-on-one tutoring or start your image selection process. Dinner will be served at the lodge. 

DAYS 3 - 7:


Each day we will start with breakfast in the tented camp. You will have a morning and afternoon photo safari dedicated to the famous Wildebeest Great Migration, with lunch and a photographic discussion back at the tented camp.


Each drive, we will venture to the Kogatende Area in the Serengeti where life is packed at this time of year with enormous herds of Wildebeest and Zebra. The group will take a visit to see the famous Mara River crossings of large herds making for fantastic photographic opportunities. These mega herds attract numerous predators such as Lion and Nile Crocodile that pick off individuals, perfect for untamed action shots.

Each evening, we will have dinner and with beverages, you can get to relax around the fire under the stars and soak in the wilderness of the Northern Serengeti in all its glory. An optional photographic critique will take place with your photo host.

DAY 8:


Today we take our leave after breakfast. The group will take their final game drive en route to the airstrip to get those final photographs. Here guests can bid farewell to our trackers and drivers. This final step will fly you over this vast African wilderness from Kogatende Airstrip to Arusha Airport.


From here, guests will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport or their accommodation of choice where we will say our farewells


This tour visits Gnu Mara Migration Camp set right in the middle of the wildlife with views of the vast grasslands flowing into the horizon.


Wake up with a coffee and the African sun poking through the morning sky with the tranquil sounds of the wild. Immersed in nature, you will never be distracted by other vehicles or unnatural sounds while relaxing around the camps.


Untamed Photo Safaris is proud to offer our guests a truly authentic African safari experience with the perfect combination of nature, wildlife, and comfort. Return to camp after an exciting day of photography with a glass of wine ready for your return during this all-inclusive safari.

Great Migration Photo Safari
Great Migration Photo Safari
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