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Great Migration photography tours

July 29 - August 8, 2024

from $12,985 USD 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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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 wildlife including many big cats on the hunt.

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, where photo opportunities in this location are never-ending.

TOUR DATE

2024: July 29 - August 8

( FULLY BOOKED )

from $12,985 USD pp sharing

Single Supplement: $1,200 USD

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Safari in Manyara Naitonal Park

DAY 3: Full day safari in Ngorngoro Crater

DAY 4: Transfer to Central Serengeti / afternoon safari

DAY 5: Morning and afternoon safari in Central Serengeti

DAY 6: Morning and afternoon safari in Central Serengeti

DAY 7: Transfer to Northern Serengeti / afternoon safari

DAY 8: Morning and afternoon safari in Northern Serengeti

DAY 9: Morning and afternoon safari in Northern Serengeti

DAY 10: Morning and afternoon safari in Northern Serengeti

DAY 11: Fly to Arusha / end of tour

(see detailed itinerary below)

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OVERVIEW
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a 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

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUPHOTO HOST 

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JAREN A FERNLEY

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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. We will start by heading 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 

CAMERA BODY:​

  • 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.

LENSES:​

  • 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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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

ARRIVAL DAY

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.

 

Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Hammerkop House on this day. Check in and refresh, charge camera batteries, do any necessary repacking you may need to do, or just simply enjoy yourself.

 

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 relax with the others in the group.

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 photo hosts 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 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.

For full details of our accommodation, download our Tour Brochure

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