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TANZANIA
PHOTO
SAFARI

Join me on a Tanzania Photo Safari for the experience of a lifetime.

A Tanzania Photo Safari is truly a bucket list worthy experience. There’s no other place on the planet that provides this kind of access to so much diverse wildlife.

AFRICA PHOTO
SAFARI

A Tanzania Photo Safari is truly a bucket list worthy experience. There’s no other place on the planet that provides this kind of access to so much diverse wildlife.

On this incredible Tanzania Photo Safari, we’ll hit four of Tanzania’s best National Parks – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara.

We’ll also make time to visit a real (and off the beaten path) Maasai Village so you can experience what a day in the life of a Maasai is really like! Not to mention we’ve set you up to get some amazing Maasai portrait opportunities!

Craving for more? No worries, I’ve got you. I always have a surprise in store for my guests. =)

Join me for adventure, photography, and giving back in the beautiful and friendly country of Tanzania.

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

National Parks

Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro National Park
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Authentic Maasai Village

Wildlife Highlights

Lions
Rhinos
Cheetahs
Elephants
Giraffes & more!

Adventure Highlights

4×4 Off-Road Bush Travel
Custom Safari Land Cruisers
Wildlife Viewing & Photography
Maasai Adventure
Hot Air Balloon Ride

WELCOME TO AFRICA

There’s nothing quite like seeing your first cheetah, elephant, or lion from a custom (and safe) safari Toyota Landcruiser. 

National Parks

ANIMAL SPECIES

MODES OF TRANSPORT

MILES of adventure

ALL INCLUSIVE

INCREDIBLE Wildlife

Lions, Rhinos, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Wildebeest, Leopards, Jackals, Antelope, Zebras, and more bird species than you can count.

Eco Safari Lodges

Amazing eco safari lodges at each stop. Many have pools and amazing views. Incredible local food options and amazing hospitality.

Epic ADVENTURES

Whether we’re racing across the Serengeti, catching a bush plane, visiting local Maasai, this adventure will keep you smiling for days.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to begin your adventure. A driver will be waiting for you to help you with your luggage and welcome you (Karibu!) to Tanzania! You’ll be whisked away to your safari lodge to relax, swim, and mingle with the other guests. We’ll have a welcome reception and dinner.

Accommodations: Arusha Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

We’re up early to our Tanzania Photo Safari adventure! We’ll make our way to the home of the tree climbing lions of Tarangire National Park! The park is popular for elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, and more! We’ll have lunch at the lodge and have time to enjoy the scenic vista and enjoy some pool time and relaxation. We’ll gather late in the afternoon and head out on a sunset game drive.

After our sunset cocktail, we’ll head back to the lodge and prepare for dinner. This lodge has an amazing lounge and patio that overlooks a large portion of the park. We’ll bust out the tripods and shoot the stars and the amazing landscape under the night sky.

Accommodations: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we’ll board our custom safari Land Cruisers for a game drive en route to our next stop – Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is known for its monkeys, baboons, hippos, flamingos, and more. We’ll have a picnic lunch at a scenic spot and have some time to walk around and explore the area on foot (it’s safe!). After our game drive, we’ll head to our Safari lodge to relax, swim, shower, and get ready for a gourmet feast. After dinner, we will have drinks, recap the day and unwind with some local entertainment.

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Ngorongoro National Park

We’re up early to take advantage of the “golden hour” and head into the crater. We’ll spend the entire day following the lions, jackals, black rhinos, elephants and other wildlife. It’s quite common to see animals feeding and due to the confined nature of the crater the animals are easy to get to and we’ll be able to get up close for some epic photos. We’ll have a picnic lunch in the crater and after we’ll continue on searching for epic photos and tracking the animals for the best shots and the best light! After our long day, we’ll head back to our fabulous resort and unwind before dinner. For those interested, we can dive into astral photography or workflow and editing after dinner or we can relax and hit the bar.

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park (South)

The Serengeti is home to the migration that so many speak about. Well, at least a part of the year it’s home. We’ll catch up with the millions and millions of animals migrating North. Every second in the Serengeti is exciting. Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Wildebeests, Zebras, and the list goes on.  

After our game drive, we’ll head to our Luxury Safari lodge to relax, shower, and get ready for a gourmet feast. After your shower join us by the campfire for a beverage before our fabulous dinner. After dinner, we will have drinks, recap the day and unwind with the local Maasai

Accommodations: Serengeti Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Central)

Today we’ll continue on North to the Central Serengeti. We’ll have action and wildlife the entire day. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch and continue on to our next luxury safari lodge. After our sunset cocktail, we’ll head back to the safari lodge and prepare for dinner. After dinner, we’ll bust out the tripods and shoot the stars and the amazing landscape under the night sky while enjoying drinks and conversation around the fire.

Accommodations: Serengeti Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti National Park (Central)

After breakfast, we’ll have a morning game drive before we begin our journey back to Arusha. For those that want to relax you’re free to stay and enjoy the amenities the lodge offers while we continue exploring the wild Serengeti. We’ll swing back and pick you up when we’re heading to the airport for your bush plan ride back to Arusha. Once we check-in, we’ll regroup for your farewell dinner.

Accommodations: Arusha Safari Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Arusha, Tanzania

After breakfast, we’ll have our private driver transport you back to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for your flight home or you can join us on a side adventure to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or head to relax on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar.

Meals Included: Breakfast

PHOTO GEAR

I want to reiterate that this adventure is not just for amateur photographers and enthusiasts who own a lot of photography gear. There’s an old saying and I’m not sure of the origin however it rings true to for this amazing photo safari –

“The best camera is the one you have with you.”

One can take excellent photos with today’s mobile devices IF one knows what they’re doing. Photography fundamentals such as lighting and composition apply no matter what camera or cell phone a person is using.

I promise you that your photography skills will improve and you’ll come away with amazing photos no matter what camera you decide to bring. That said, if you have gear bring it.

Here’s an extensive list of gear I recommend…

  • Cell Phone Gimbal
  • Tripod and Ball or Grip Head
  • Appropriate Cords
  • Lens Cloth & Air Blaster
  • Memory Card Reader
  • External Hard Drive
  • Laptop
  • Laptop Case

PRICING

What’s Not Included: International Flights & Visas, Airport taxes for International Flights, Domestic & International Luggage Fees, Alcohol and Souvenirs, Lodge Staff & Guide Gratuities (optional but encouraged if you enjoyed your photo safari).

JOIN US!

Are you ready to join us on the next Tanzania Photo Safari?
Contact me today!