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Wildebeest Migration & Photographic Safari

Wildebeest Migration Photographic safari can be full of unique experience for photographers of all ages and capabilities. Whether you are a beginner learning the basics or a professional trying to get to the next level, we can work with you to plan your dream photography safari in Tanzania.The itinerary has been setup to maximize our time in the field creating images under the best circumstances possible. A long lens is not necessary the lens, uses Nikon’s 80-400mm most often in Expect in Africa Safari clients. On a crop camera body this lens is also good for birds in Tanzania. Many participants absolutely love the Sigma 150-600mm while on safari. SMALL GROUP- for the safari (6 clients) with each person guaranteed an entire row in the 4×4 safari vehicle (maximum 3 photographers per 4×4 safari vehicle) 12 nights / 13 days Private safari vehicles

Destinations : Arusha | North & Central Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Tarangire

  • DAY 1

    Arrival in Tanzania stays at Arusha

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, where you'll be met by our representative. Transfer to hotel in Arusha for lunch or dinner, Arusha is the safari capital of the world, the jumping-off point for the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro. In the shadow of Mount Meru, where lush forest intersects grassy savanna, Arusha sits within an agricultural region famed for coffee and tea. Originally a German settlement, Arusha today is a lively city with an international flair. Arusha is noted for handcrafts, and the Cultural Heritage Center boasts an array of carvings, paintings, batiks and baskets.

    Meal(s): Dinner | Breakfast

    Accommodation: Lake Duluti Lodge

  • DAY 2

    Fly to Northern Serengeti

    Following an breakfast and transfer to Arusha airport for flight time 8:am or 10:am Kogatende to camp in the Northern Serengeti. Our flight will take approximately 1 hour to 2 hours, and will be a great way to see Tanzania from the air. Upon landing in the Serengeti, we will be greeted by our guide who will be your guides and begin our safari adventure, as we journey to our camp for lunch and ready ourselves for our first afternoon safari.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Taasa Lodge { Luxury } or Migration Tented Camp { Mid Budget}

  • DAY 3

    Photo tour | North Serengeti

    You will continue to explore the northern areas of the Serengeti, from the Mara River to the rolling hills of the northern plains we will focus on photographing the game that is unique to this area. If luck is on our side, we will also have a chance to capture a river crossing, as the wildebeest and zebra return to Tanzania from Kenya. We will be out most of these days for full days and will have a wonderful picnic lunches with us to further enjoy our surroundings. Returning in the late afternoons with plenty of time for charging batteries, image downloading, and image review in our dedicated camera tech tent, your days will be filled with excitement and photographic opportunities.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Taasa Lodge { Luxury } or Migration Tented Camp { Mid Budget}

  • DAY 4

    Photo tour | North Serengeti

    We will continue to explore the northern areas of the Serengeti, from the Mara River to the rolling hills of the northern plains we will focus on photographing the game that is unique to this area. If luck is on our side, we will also have a chance to capture a river crossing, as the wildebeest and zebra return to Tanzania from Kenya

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Taasa Lodge { Luxury } or Migration Tented Camp { Mid Budget}

  • DAY 5

    Drive to Central Serengeti

    Today we say goodbye to the north and head for our second home on this safari. Located in the very central of the Serengeti, you will experience firsthand the vastness of the ‘endless plains’. The word “Serengeti” derives from the Maasai “Siringet” and has been artistically translated as “the land that flows on forever” or, as many call it, the endless plains. Serengeti National Park covers thousands of miles of pristine land and offers not only expansive vistas, but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest. We will schedule our arrival just in time for lunch, settle in a bit, and get ready for our first safari in the plains of the Serengeti.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Migration Tented Camp

  • DAY 6

    Photo tour | Central Serengeti

    The Serengeti is legendary. Here on Africa’s Great Plains, where the blue sky arcs over shimmering gold grasslands, the number of animals is staggering. Buffalo, elephant and giraffe roam the savanna. Leopards rest in acacia trees, pursuing prey with lion, cheetah, jackal and hyena. While the Serengeti is riveting year-round, nothing matches the phenomenon of the migration, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra traverse the plains in endless columns of thundering hoofbeats.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Migration Tented Camp

  • DAY 7

    Photo tour | Central Serengeti

    You will depart the Lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Alternatively, as usually you may choose to enjoy a more leisurely breakfast at the camp instead of a picnic breakfast and depart with picnic lunches for a full day of game drives exploring different areas of the central serengeti. Areas that will be visited are the Retima Hippo pool, maasai and sametu kopjes and plains as well as Moru and Simba kopjes.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Migration Tented Camp

  • DAY 8

    Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro

    After an early breakfast, depart with packed lunch and descend the crater again for another tour enjoy a game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. This spectacular collapsed volcanic crater is a truly remarkable area with the densest game population in Africa on its crater floor – from big games like lions, elephants, and rhino to antelopes and gazelles. This area linking the Central and southern plains of Serengeti is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains. Driving through the Gol kopjes is always a breathtaking experience with a vision of vast open plains and amazing wildlife. This is gazelle country and where there are gazelles there are always cheetahs. Continue game viewing through the gol kopjes searching for different wildlife interactions at the area and late in the afternoon drive to Ngorongoro.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

  • DAY 9

    Photo tour Ngorongoro Crater

    Within the walls of the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera is the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. The crater floor, 12 miles across, is a wonder of the natural world. More than 30,000 animals live in this primeval Eden, including huge herds of gazelle and the lion and hyena that prey upon them. Wildebeest, zebra, eland and giraffe are abundant, with leopard and cheetah in pursuit. The very fortunate may also spot the endangered black rhino.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

  • DAY 10

    Photo tour | Lake Manyara National Park

    Stretching along the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment in northern Tanzania, Lake Manyara is famous for its alkaline lakes, habitat for thousands of pink flamingos. Ernest Hemingway called its setting “the loveliest I had seen in Africa.” Troops of baboons and blue monkeys carouse in the forest while leopard, cheetah, elephant and plenty of hoofed animals roam the plains. You may even see the park’s famous tree-climbing lions!

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

  • DAY 11

    Lake Manyara to Tarangire National Park

    After, breakfast, visit masai village before driving to Tarangire National Park, complete with a picnic lunch. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Maramboi Tented Lodge

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge

  • DAY 12

    Photo tour | Tarangire National Park

    Tarangire, the “Baobab Capital of the World,” boasts Tanzania’s largest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti, including 550 bird species that frequent its seasonal swamps. The Tarangire River sustains wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and huge herds of elephant during the dry season. Impala, gazelle and eland crowd the lagoons, while wild dog roam the red-dust plains. Tarangire is also home to two rare antelope, the fringe-eared oryx and gerenuk.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge

  • DAY 13

    Departure

    Around 9am we will start our journey back to Arusha. Stop at cultural heritage for lunch and an optional shopping, and then drive to the hotel for a day use room before driving to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

    Meal(s): Breakfast | Lunch

    Accommodation: Day Room

Whats included in this tour
  • Park entrance fees in National parks/ conservation
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in itinerary
  • Airport and inter hotel transfers from start to end of tour
  • All activities and extra meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water per person/day in the vehicle
  • Exclusive use of 1 (4WD land cruiser) with pop up roof and High Frequency radio
Whats not included in this tour
  • Entry visa fees,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Alcohol throughout the trip,
  • Optional extras whilst in Tanzania
  • International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance,
Tour Code Tour Name Arrival - Departure Tour Status Price (PP) Inquiry
EXP | PHOTO-07 / 2020
Tanzania Photography Safari | 13 Days
17/07/2020 - 29/07/2020
4 Seat(s) left
$5420/pp
EXP | PHOTO-08 / 2020
Tanzania Photography Safari | 13 Days
14/08/2020 - 26/08/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$5420/pp
EXP | PHOTO-09 /2020
Tanzania Photography Safari | 13 Days
11/09/2020 - 23/09/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$5420/pp
EXP | PHOTO-10 /2020
Tanzania Photography Safari | 13 Days
02/10/2020 - 14/10/2020
6 Seat(s) left
$5420/pp