Visit 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 into the Southern Serengeti Eco System where the Wildebeests are giving birth to new born calves. Photograph the relationship of mother and baby as they stay put in this area until the calves are strong enough to carry on through the Serengeti
Calving season brings the predators out and you will find them on the prowl throughout the days and nights. Lions, Leopard, Wild Dog, and Hyena can be found close by the Wildebeest herds
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, Lake Ndutu, and Central Serengeti
This wildlife photographic holiday visits Tanzania in a special time of the year. The Wildebeest Migration has moved into the Southern Region of the Serengeti where their is plenty of healthy vegetation for their young. The Wildebeest calving season is an incredible time to visit the Serengeti. With new born calves all around, you are in for some great photo opportunities. From birthing mothers, to predators on the prowl and even hunting, this is an exciting time of the year for photographers.
Visiting three incredible destinations, this photo safari gives you an insight on some of the best wildlife Tanzania has to offer. First, this safari takes you into the famous Ngorongoro Crater that is home to thousands of animals. Flamingos, Zebra, Giraffe, Black Rhino, Lion, Hyena, and so much more call this place their home. Moving West, and into the Serengeti, you can keep your cameras ready, because the wildlife thrives in the entire area.
Our next destination is where we will come across the Wildebeests in the open plains giving birth and nurturing their new born calves. This is also when predators are thriving with all of the easy prey around.
The final destination of this tour is Central Serengeti where guests will be overwhelmed with wildlife, with the lodge situated right in the middle of the action. Known for its incredible big cat population, Lion and Leopard are spotted regularly. Also keep a look out for all of your favourite Big 5 animals.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
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.
NGORONGORO CRATER, LAKE NDUTU & SERENGETI
Heading to 3 major wildlife destinations in Tanzania, this tour is full of excitement. 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 edge of the Serengeti, near Lake Ndutu where flamingos gather in their thousands. This is also where we will find the Wildebeests and their calves, on full alert. Predators will be on the prowl, searching for the easy prey.
Our final destination is the Central Serengeti, known for its enormous big cat population. With regular sightings of Lion, Leopard, your camera will never get a break. Other wildlife in the area include Black Rhino, Cheetah, Hyena, elephant, and more
80-600mm Sigma lens
16-35mm wide angle lens
1-2 camera bodies
Back up Storage
Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards
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 (Seronera Airstrip to Arusha)
Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)
Personal expenses like souvenirs, extra activities, etc.
Activities not listen in the itinerary
Premium alcoholic beverages
Gratuities/tips for guides and staff
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 will be offered on this day.
After a quaint breakfast, the group will take you by car through the Rift Valley. We will enter the Manyara National Park, where our wildlife photography will take place. With a professional at your side, you will have remarkable opportunities to get close and personal 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 later make our way up the valley wall and past Karatu showing off its rusty coloured soil and remarkable green fields and 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. (Short photographic tutorial)