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Leopard in Central Serengeti
Lion in Serengeti Plain

14 Days-Wildlife Photographic Safari

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Wildlife Photography Safari created to put you in the best locations at the best times of the day for photography & to maximize your time in the field,

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Private Safari, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Leisurely
      1/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      2 to 3- Pax
    All about the 14 Days-Wildlife Photographic Safari.

    Photo tour specializing in creating the best photographic wildlife safaris and cultural tours, You want to be confident of being in the right place at the right time, have qualified guides that understand your needs as a photographer, have freedom and flexibility that a small group ensures, and the experience of a lifetime.

    Photo Safari Vehicles

    Our vehicles are fully extended Land Cruisers specially designed to give photographers the most flexibility and maximum space. The roof has a special leather roll back top, so there are no bars holding up a pop-top, which create obstructions of your lens placement. They ensure plenty of space and options for using clamps, molar beanbags, panning plates, and other gear to aid your ability to capture the best images.

    Experienced Safari Guides

    Our driver guides are all silver rated and have thousands of hours of experience throughout the entire Northern Tanzania. They understand the needs of photographers and the importance of quickly positioning the vehicle for the best light, composition, and exceptional photographs.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Accommodation for the duration safaris
    • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
    • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
    • All national park fees
    • All game viewing activities specified
    • Airport  transfers
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel insurance and other emergencies
    • Visa fees and entry clearing fees & Tips
    • Liquors, beers and bottle beverages
    • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
    1. Day-1 Arrival in Tanzania

      Arrive on evening flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be met by Expect in Africa Safari Leader and transferred to Mount Meru Hotel

      • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
      • Meals: {1D,1B}
    2. Day-2 Fly to Northern Serengeti

      Following an early breakfast, we will transfer to Arusha airport for flight Kogatende to camp in the Northern Serengeti.  flight will take approximately 1 & 45 hour, and will be a great way to see Tanzania from the air. There are often stunning views during this flight over the farm-dotted highlands and valleys below. Upon landing in the Serengeti, we will be greeted by our guides and begin our safari adventure, as we journey to our camp for lunch and ready ourselves for our first afternoon safari.

      • Accommodation: Chaka Camp-Kogatende
      • Meals: {1L,1C:1D } Full Board
    3. Day-3 to 4 Photography tour in Northern 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

      • Accommodation:Chaka Camp-Kogatende
      • Meals: {1B,1L,1D }Full Board
    4. Day-5 to 7 Photography tour in Central Serengeti Plain

      During this time, we will cover as much of the Central Serengeti as we can. Big herds and big cats that is what has made the Serengeti famous worldwide. Lion, leopard, and cheetah, will be our focus while in this very productive area. Again, you can expect to be up early and returning to camp in the evening, or as conditions warrant. Our long days will be rewarded with incredible photographic opportunities.{Balloon safari Option 650$}

      • Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge
      • Meals: {1B,1L,1D }Full Board
    5. Day-8-9 Photography tour in Ngorongoro Crater

      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.

      Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain lodge
      Meals: {1B,1L,1D }Full Board

    6. Day-11 Photography tour in Lake Manyara

      After breakfast, leave the lodge at Ngorongoro and proceed driving southwards enjoying the scenic drive through the villages of karatu to Lake Manyara National Park, considered a birdwatcher’s delight and world-renowned among ornithologists; extraordinary bird life includes pink flamingos and great birds of prey. You will have a full day exploring the flora and fauna of lake Manyara National park. You have an option to visit the culturally-diverse village of Mto wa Mbu set on the banks of the river of the same name, for an in-depth look at tribal life in the African bush; more than 100 different Tanzanian tribes make their homes before check in into Lake Manyara National Park. Picnic Lunch is served at Msasa Picnic site, which has got fabulous view of the Lake. around 5pm we will drive to Maramboi for dinner and overnight.

      • Accommodation:   Maramboi Tented Lodge
      • Meals: {1B,1L,1D }Full Board
    7. Day-12 & 13 Departure

      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 Maromboi  Tented Lodge

      • Accommodation:   Maramboi Tented Lodge
      • Meals: {1B,1L,1D }Full Board
    8. Day-14 Departure

      Drive back to Arusha there will be an opportunity to stop at the Cultural Heritage Center for some shopping before getting Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by a wonderful lunch. We will also visit the adjoining Shanga workshop, where physically challenged artisans create remarkable jewelry, learn glass-blowing, and sell their work. Prior to transport to the Airport, a day room will be provided for you to freshen up, repack, and ready yourself for your journey homeward.

      • Accommodation: Day Room/Mount Meru Hotel
      • Meals: {1L}
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    Hotels & Camps

    Mount Meru Hotel

    Welcome to the Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha’s famous hotel and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination. An oasis of tranquility on the Tanzania’s gateway to major tour tourist destinations, the Mount Meru Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation.

    Accommodation

    Our well-decorated and authentic rooms provide a relaxing getaway while you’re in Arusha. Choose one of the 178 air-conditioned guest rooms including complimentary Wi-Fi, a well-lit work area, mini-refrigerator and DSTV with Free view channels, Electronic safes and Tea/coffee making facilities. Freshen your suitcase between Mountain climbing and safari with our guest laundry facilities.

    Chaka Camp

    Chaka Mobile Camp is a semi-permanent camp located in the Serengeti ecosystem. With just ten tents, Chaka – meaning ‘bush’ in Swahili – offers an authentic and intimate bush experience in the middle of the Serengeti wilderness. Chaka Camp follows the wildebeest migration, covering hundreds of kilometers as it moves seasonally around the Serengeti.

    Accommodation: 10 tents in king, twin, triple or family tent 1 two-bedroom family tent – living area in the middle of two bedrooms with each bedroom en suite Private, shaded verandah overlooking the Serengeti ecosystem Power point with universal adapter, writing desk & digital safe Morning coffee and tea butler service Ensuite bathroom, flush toilet, double wash basins with running water, safari-style bucket shower Distance between tents: 15 – 20 meters 1 tour leader tent

    Facilities: Solar-powered electricity Plastic and tin recycling organically grown local produce when available Furniture designed and built in Arusha, Tanzania

    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, our African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.

    Facilities

    • Infinity pool overlooking the plains
    • Traditionally-carved, domed dining room
    • Individual ‘Add to dictionary’ rooms with private balconies
    • Scenic safari bar with timbered terrace
    • Private bush camp overlooking the migration
    • Central barbeque area and water gardens
    • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue

    Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge

    A 5 star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360 degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara.

    Activities & Excursions: While a short one night stay is spectacular, it is recommended at lodge for 2, 3 or even for nights. The lodge is more than just a safari stop over, due to its location and design it is a destination too and it offers several interesting safari game drives and excursions that start early and end at the lodge just before the magical sundowner at the lodge. The sundowner at the Lodge is one of it kinds. The ever inviting fireplace pit by the swimming pool where the Swahili lessons with fun are offered by our staff.

    Maramboi tented Lodge

    Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best views of the Great Rift Valley

    Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or whilst you enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Mount Meru Hotel

     

     

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    Chaka Tented Camp

     

    Serengeti Serena Lodge
    Maramboi Tented Lodge

    Wildlife Photography Safari:For Nikon users, the ultimate lens for a wildlife safari is Nikon’s 200-400 F4 VR lens. This lens is relatively light, pin sharp and combined with a 1.4 converter you will seldom need anything else.

    For Canon users, we recommend a 70 -200mm F2.8 or F4, combined with a longer prime lens. The compact 400mm F5.6, which although lacks IS, is still sharp and incredibly light and maneuverable.

    Alternatively, the 500mm F4 with a 1.4 converter will be a prime choice. A 600mm F4 is also a fine option but remember that maneuverability is essential in wildlife photography and this lens is big and heavy.

    Memory Card & Card Reader plus a storage device to download your images onto are ALL important. In this day and age memory cards are stable and we recommend a 8G–16G Sandisk card.

    • Sun block
    • Insect repellent
    • Lip balm
    • Sweater or fleece
    • Warm jacket
    • Light raincoat
    • Socks & underwear
    • Antihistamine cream for insect bites & stings
    • First aid kit including Imodium and rehydration salts
    • Tissues
    • Malaria tablets (see your doctor before you travel for up-to-date advice)
    • Motion sickness tablets if required
    • Sandals
    • Flip-flops to wear around camp

     

    Local guidebooks and wildlife / birdlife guides
    Credit and ATM cards (check that your bank has international ATM locations to avoid high fees, and tell them where you’ll be traveling before you leave)

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