Tanzania Photographic Safari

Northern Tanzania

Tanzania Photographic Safari

$7050 per person

Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world and symbolises the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The Serengeti is also synonymous with the annual wildebeest and zebra migration.

A unique area: The Maasai Mara is undoubtedly the Jewel in the Crown of East Africa, forever to be associated with vast numbers of game, the unique spectacle of its animal migration unchanged over the centuries. This is Hollywood Africa: vast rolling grass plains interspersed with rounded hills, groves of woodlands, dense scrub thickets and the riverine forest of the Mara River which bisects the area. Smaller rivers feed massive fig trees growing along their banks. The word Mara is Maasai for “mottled” – and when flying over the plains of the Mara or observing them from the vantage point of one of the surrounding hills, it becomes evident why this area was so named.


The Mara is the northernmost extension of the Serengeti ecosystem and is a micro-habitat in its own right. The inner reserve of 518sq km (200 sq miles) allows no intrusion of human settlement, while the outer remains basically undeveloped, an area where local Maasai pasture their cattle and co-exist with the game. It is probably the most famous reserve in Kenya. Its breathtaking views became familiar worldwide when the film ‘Out of Africa’ was released, as much of it was filmed in the Mara. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where visitors may see the super-abundance of animals that existed a century ago.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Starts from Arusha and Ends in Arusha Town
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Bed & Breakfast
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Flights
    Optional Activities
    Personal Expenses
    Travel Insurances
    Visa Fees
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Day 1: Arrive JRO- Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania – Your preferred destination for photographic safaris! Upon arrival in Tanzania this evening, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred to The new Sheraton by four points Hotel.
  • Accommodation: The New Sheraton Hotel(BB)
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Day 2: Ausha-Tarangire national park
After breakfast, depart, driving leisurely heading to Tarangire National Park. This is the 3rd largest national park in Tanzania – an amazing park, that covers an area of 2,600 sq km. Tarangire is known for its gigantic baobab trees that appear as if they are upside down with roots facing the sky, especially during the dry season.
The park is named after the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river irresistibly lures the herds of plains’ migrants from the parched surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – brackish waters during the dry season.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Nguchiro Public Campsite (OBD)
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Day 3: Photography Safaris Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park. After breakfast, you will explore Tarangire National Park and the large herds of elephant that reside there. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Nguchiro Public Campsite (OBD)
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Day 4: Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, leave for Lake Manyara. Along the way, you will stop for picnic lunch. Lake Manyara National Park lies in a depressed valley with brown and red cliffs of the escarpment rising strikingly on one side. Springs rise up from the base of the escarpment, providing a welcome water supply. Game drive en-route to your lodge.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Kudu Public Campsite (OBD)
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Day 5: Photography Safaris at Lake Manyara National Park
You enjoy a full day of safari activities and photography at Lake Manyara. This lake has recorded more than 380 species of birds including the hadada ibis, saddle- bill stork, Hottentot teal, plover and African pied wagtail. As you game view through the ground water forest, look for the playful vervet monkeys searching for food at the top of the trees. This is a perfect location for wildlife photographers.
Later in the afternoon, visit Mto wa Mbu Village, a trading center that has been active for more than two centuries. It is also the place where the famous American hunter Ernest Hemmingway used to live. In addition to providing a unique cultural experience, Mto wa Mbu Village is one of the only places where you can hear Bantu, Nilotic, Hamitic and Cushitic dialects, all being spoken in the same place
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Kudu Public Campsite (O)
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Day 6: Lake Manyara - Serengeti
Today, you depart with packed lunches heading for the Serengeti. There is a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge, the site of Dr. & Mrs. LSB Leakey’s discovery of Zinjanthropus boisei. Here, you will enjoy a short talk from one of the Deputies of Antiquities who will explain to you what has been done and what continues to happen.
The Gorge was discovered accidentally by a German butterfly collector, Professor Kattwinkle, in 1911. However, it was not until 1959 that Dr. Mary Leakey unearthed the Zinj skull believed to be 1.8 million years old. After the gorge, you will proceed to your private mobile tented camp. Settle into your camp before heading out for an afternoon of game viewing. The short grass plains of the Serengeti combined with an abundant source of food in large herds of zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo, make the Serengeti an ideal place to spot cheetah on the hunt.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Nyani Public Campsite (OD)
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Day 7 & 8: Serengeti
Enjoy full days in the expansive Serengeti plains, with game drives and other safari activities
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Nyani Public Campsite (OBLD)
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Day 9: Serengeti - Ngorongoro conversation area
Your drive this morning takes you to Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit to one of archaeology’s most historic discoveries. After excavating the site for more than 28 years, Mary and Louis Leakey unearthed one of the world’s most dramatic discoveries- the partial skull of ‘Nutcracker Man’- dating back 1.75 million years. Their later discovery of Homo habilis (Handy Man) added to the debate of the origins of the first human. Continue to Ngorongoro Crater for the night.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Simba Public Campsite in Ngorongoro conservation (OBLD)
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Day 10: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of tour and photography.
The crater comprises 100 square miles of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and supports more than 25,000 mammals. Grazers like zebras and wildebeest dominate the landscape, but giraffes are notably absent as there is insufficient food to support them. Enjoy a full day of game viewing and photography on the crater’s floor. In the early evening, get out of the Crater and drive to Karatu area.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Simba Public Campsite in Ngorongoro conservation (OD)
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Day 11: Cultural Photography in Natron
After morning breakfast you leave for Natron. Enjoy a cultural tour and experience some Masai traditions and activities. Enjoy short evening walk at the lake Natron, the breeding base for East- Africa Flamingos.
  • Accommodation: Campsite – Ngare Public Campsite at Nyanyuki (OD)
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Day 12: Natron – Oldonyo Lengai mountain
After breakfast have with a short walking tour to Lake Natron, the breeding site for Flamingos. Enjoy seeing the view of mount Oldonyo Lengai (“Mountain of God” in Masai language), volcanic mountain that recently erupted. Around 12am you leave Natron to Ol’doinyo Lengai mountain to start the climb. Reach at the summit during sunrise and spend some time by taking photos and enjoy the summit over there before coming down to the base of the mountain Then you will walk to the camp for great break fast.
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Day 13: Oldonyo Lengai –Arusha
After the great breakfast we will drive to Arusha. We will have activities on route to Arusha including visiting masai tribes and Adzabe tribes. We will visits local farms and big coffee farms. Once we get in Arusha we will drive direct to our hotel.
  • Accommodation: The New Sheraton Hotel(BB)
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Day 14: Depature
This will be the last day to have us. After the great breakfast we will have the final schedule of walking around Arusha before drive to Kilimanjaro international airport for homebound flight. This will depends on your flight schedule as we must to be at airport 2 hours before your flight departure. It’s our pleasure that you will enjoy and you will have a unforgettable memory in your life time.
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Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and symbolises the classic African safari.

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With 14,700 square kilometers, this is Tanzania’s largest park, a symbol of African wildlife and primeval beauty; it contains a million and a half plains’ game, the greatest and most spectacular concentration of animals anywhere in the world. It is not unusual to see 40 or more lions in a day’s game viewing. The bulk of the area consists of vast open plains with lofty rocky outcrops. Also found are acacia and savannah woodland and scrub; forested and mature treed rivers; an occasional swamp and small lake. The park ranges in altitude from 910 meters up to 1,820 meters. Unrivalled photographic opportunities exist when the great animal migration is on. There is a wealth of bird life in the area where the larger species of birds of prey, game birds and water fowl are well represented. Here also a unique historical find revealed a settlement site of people dating from 1000 to 100 B.C.
Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and symbolises the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The Serengeti is also synonymous with the annual wildebeest and zebra migration.
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