9 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari
Travel through northern Tanzania’s iconic national parks, home to some of Africa’s best wildlife densities as well as the changing landscapes of the Great Rift Valley and the rich culture of the Maasai. Tanzanian photo safari might just be the place to be. You will have many opportunities to explore with your camera, all the beautiful locations, ranging from national parks such as Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to historical sites and culturally significant areas.
Arrival At Kilimanjaro International Airport
Our driver guide will be waiting for you at Kilimanjaro International Airport. We will then drive to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately a 1.5 hours drive, depending on traffic and time of arrival.) We will leave you to relax and rest in the hotel for the remainder of the day.
Full Day At Arusha National Park
After breakfast in your hotel, our guide will give you a short briefing about your upcoming trip. This morning we will set up for the photographic trip ahead, starting with a short workshop from a professional wildlife photographer. You will then check the safari vehicles, plan your equipment and camera positions, and charge. After lunch, we will head into town and show you the highlights of Arusha City, including the colorful central market and Tanzanite Museum. Later in the afternoon you will back to Arusha Coffee Lodge for your dinner and rest.
Arusha To Tarangire National Park
We will depart Arusha in the early morning and head directly to Tarangire National Park, named after the river that runs through it which quenches the thirst of a variety of animals, including giraffes, waterbucks, wildebeests, zebras, and a high density of elephants. After a morning game drive, you will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the river, before continuing wildlife viewing until arriving at your lodge to enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the Tarangire River. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge
Full Day At Tarangire National Park
As the sun rises, beaming beautiful golden light, we will do our first game drive of the day. This is a fantastic time to view wildlife and take memorable photos. We will take a picnic breakfast to have along the way. In the middle of the day, we will return to the lodge for lunch and a rest, swim, or massage. Later in the day, we will explore the park further with another game drive before dinner.
Tarangire To Ngorongoro Crater
Rising at dawn, we will head into the park early this morning, taking a breakfast picnic box with us to have in a break between shoots! The beautiful early morning light will shine over this unique landscape, dotted with giant baobab trees, acacia trees, and a variety of wildlife. After a very welcome brunch in the lodge, we will head to the misty forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.
Early in the morning, you will start to drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s safari highlights. The name was Ngorongoro is from a Maasai word meaning ‘Gift of Life’. You will begin by taking in the magnificent views from the crater rim before descending into the crater itself. It’s beautiful at any time of year and teaming with wildlife. You may experience clear views of the crater bowl or mists rolling down into the base - either way, a memorable experience, and a photographer’s dream! Overnight stay at same Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.
Ngorongoro To Serengeti National Park
After early breakfast, we will start our journey to the Serengeti National Park. On the way, we will visit one of the most iconic tribes in East Africa, the Maasai. Serengeti National Park, home to the ‘big five’; rhinoceros, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and lion, is one of the greatest national parks in the world, spanning over 14,000 km². You will also have the opportunity to see giraffes, baboons, colobus monkeys, gazelles, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, waterbuck, hartebeest, and more! Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing for an afternoon game drive through the vast plains. Overnight and dinner at Serengeti Katikati Camp.
Overnight Stay at Kudu Lodge.
Serengeti National Park
Beginning the day with an early game drive, you will experience the Serengeti as the sun rises and wildlife awakens in the golden morning light. This is one of the best times for wildlife viewing and for capturing stunning wildlife photographs. Breakfast will be a picnic along the way. We will go back to camp for lunch to recharge ourselves and our equipment before heading out into the plains again later in the afternoon for more spectacular photographic opportunities. Overnight stay at same Katikati Camp.
Serengeti To Arusha - Departure
Enjoy your last camp breakfast, before being transferred to the nearest airstrip to fly to Arusha Airport. Here you will be met and transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport to meet your flight home.
Include / Exclude
- All park fees
- Meals (Full Board)
- Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation / Lodges/ Camps
- Chimp & Gorilla permit per person
- Government taxes
- Professional tour guide
- Transfer to airport pick up and drop off
- Pick up and drop off
- Personal items e.g., cameras, visa, insurance, etc.
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips for your guide.
- International flights
- Medical insurance