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PRICE:  £ 10,495 GBP pp sharing

TANZANIA WILDLIFE: 11-DAY SMALL GROUP PHOTO SAFARI

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Ngorongoro Crater + Serengeti

DURATION:

11 days / 10 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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  • Take a quick visit to Ngorongoro Crater, the eighth Wonder of the World. Spend a full day on the crater floor with a packed lunch. Photograph animals as they graze the largest crater in the world

  • Venture through the Serengeti where big cats such as Lion and Leopard are spotted on a regular bases. Spend three nights in Central Serengeti with opportunities to photograph the famous African Big 5 along with the top predators in Africa

  • 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 

  • Visit three photographic destinations on this all-inclusive luxury safari, with something special in each location, Ngorongoro Crater, Central Serengeti, and Northern Serengeti

TOUR DATES

August 1 - 11

July 29 - August 8

2024

2023

( FULLY BOOKED )

July 28 - August 7

( 6 spaces available )

from £ 10,989 GBP pp sharing

2025

( 5 spaces available )

from £ 10,495 GBP pp sharing

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This photo safari covers a large area, starting in Arusha. We make our way through Ngorongoro Crater where we will spend an entire day on the crater floor, being the first into the crater, and the last out. We then visit two locations in the Serengeti. Wildlife will surround us at all times during this safari, even when transferring form one camp to the next. There is never a dull moment on this tour. With the main highlight of the tour being the Great Migration River crossings, we will spend four nights in the Northern Serengeti to photograph the herds as they head into the Masai Mara of Kenya. 

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OVERVIEW
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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This Tanzania Wildlife Photo Safari is an exciting adventure for any wildlife photographer or enthusiast. Starting in Arusha, we will make our way into the Ngorongoro Crater to visit the residential wildlife of the crater floor including Rhino, Zebra, Giraffe, Lion, Hyena, Flamingo and many other bird species. 

We will then make our way into Central Serengeti where we will find ourselves in a very unique location, where savannah meets forest. Situated right in the middle of two very different landscapes, we are in a prime destination for residential wildlife including many big cats. 

Saving the best for last, we will then make our way North to the Mara River, where thousands of animals have flooded the area during this time of year, including the Wildebeests following the rains to the North. Experience the mega herds crossing the Mara River in their thousands. Photo opportunities in this location are never-ending.

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOST 

MARK A FERNLEY

Mark has spent years tracking and photographing the wildlife of the many countries in Africa. From the jungles of Uganda to the bush lands of Southern Africa, he brings with him profound knowledge of the wildlife and the surrounding areas. His photographic knowledge brings creativity and uniqueness to this safari/workshop. During this safari, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.

View Mark's portfolio here

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LOCATION
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LOCATION

NGORONGORO CRATER, CENTRAL & NORTHERN SERENGETI

Heading to 3 major wildlife destinations in Tanzania, this tour offers something entirely different in each location. Guests will fly into and out of Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code JRO), just outside of Arusha. From there, we head west toward Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will experience life inside the crater.

 

We will then make our way to the center of the Serengeti, known for its abundance of wildlife residing in the area year round. Perfect for bird lovers and big cat photography, this destination has something for every type of photographer.

Our final destination is the Northern Serengeti near the Mara River where Wildebeests in their thousands will be making their way through the area as they head into the Mara Triangle of Kenya. Photograph Wildebeests and Zebra as they risk their lives crossing the Mara River.

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

100-400mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

 

16-35mm wide angle lens

  

1-2 camera bodies

 

 Tripod

 

Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards

 

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INCLUDES
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TOUR INCLUDES 

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

  • All accommodation in 4-star 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

  • One domestic chartered flight (Kogatende Airstrip to Arusha) 

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • 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

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Our team will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to a quaint guest house called Hamerkop House where you will be warmly welcomed by our team. Once settled in after your long journey, the small group will be introduced to the exciting photographic adventure ahead with complimentary drinks. Depending on your arrival, lunch and will be offered on this day. For those arriving a day early, we can arrange for an extra night at the lodge. (Short evening wildlife photographic tutorial)

 

DAY 2

After an early breakfast, the group will go by car past the Rift Valley and will make our way up the valley wall and past Karatu. We will later enter the Manyara National Park, where our wildlife photography will take place. With your professional photographer at your side, you will have remarkable opportunities to get close and personal with Africa’s wildlife. An African styled packed lunch will be provided during this remarkable journey. In this National Park, we will visit the ground water forests, rich in birds and monkeys and the acacia woodlands that border the soda lake making for great wildlife photography. We will also take a visit to the Hippo pool and the pink mantle of flamingos of lake Manyara. We will finally make our way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we will arrive at the Lemala Ngorongoro Camp for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay in this vast wilderness. (Here, a short evening wildlife photographic tutorial will take place)

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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Our Tanzania photo safaris are run in partnership with Lemala Authentic Camps. We are proud to offer our guests the professionalism of the Lemala brand alongside our dedicated photography guides and experts. This tour visits three of Lemala's exceptional tented safari camps 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 camp.

 

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.

For full details of our accommodation, download our Tour Brochure

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