Tanzania Photo-Adventure Safari with Jason & Emilie
"10 day privately guided safari through Northern Tanzania in Sep 2019"
"10 day privately guided safari through Northern Tanzania in Sep 2019"
“We will be sharing everything we know about photography and offer the chance to learn first-hand from us, while exploring this wildlife paradise. From the basics of setting up your camera, to understanding light and experimenting with new concepts – We will be sharing the ins and outs of how and why we create and the importance of meaningful storytelling. One of the most iconic safari destinations in the world, we will be immersing ourselves into an authentic adventure that exposes us to the Maasai culture, breathtaking landscapes, world-class wildlife and of course – the famous wildebeest migration!”
Northern Tanzania includes: the famous Serengeti National Park which is home to the largest wildebeest migration in the world, the amazing spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater and the unknown jewel that is Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions! This safari takes you on an adventurous journey through all these fantastic locations, making use of eco-friendly and comfortable camps, alongside fantastic photo-hosts in what will be a TRULY unforgettable experience!
Day 1 Arrive in Arusha and meet your tour leaders Jason and Emilie. Stay in Arusha.
Day 2& 3 Drive to Lake Manyara and explore the beautiful region
Day 4 Head to the Ngorongoro Highlands and visit an authentic Maasai community.
Day 5 Spectacular game drive in the Ngorongoro cater
Day 6 Today we head to Afric’a most famous park the Serengeti (central)
Day 7 Drive further north to the Northern Serengeti
Day 8& 9 Explore the area and with some luck witness the great wildebeest migration
Day 10 Scenic flight back to Arusha and head home or to your next destination
On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport, clear immigration and collect your luggage before proceeding through customs.
In the arrival hall, you will be warmly greeted by a driver and assisted with your luggage to your vehicle. Transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
On arrival at Katumbuga House, check in and spend one night with dinner and breakfast included.
Meet up with your tour leaders Jason & Emilie.
Today your adventure will begin. After breakfast, check out and meet your guide at the agreed time.
Leaving Arusha behind, we will head towards Lake Manyara passing through villages and farmlands along the way. Entering Lake Manyara, have your camera ready to go as there will be plenty to see along the way to camp which is located on the banks of the Endabash River, arriving in the late afternoon.
On arrival at Wayo Green Camp, check in and spend two nights in a tent with all meals, selected drinks and game viewing activities included. Wayo Green Camp offers stylish bell tents and proper African glamping in every sense of the word. The tents are 4m across with double beds, 100% linen bedding, chairs, luggage racks and attached a large bathroom with a hot water shower.
After dinner, embark on a night game drive. Discover a whole new world of noctural animal species. It gives you a different perspective of the park and wildlife. Especially a night game drive in Lake Manyara National Park!
The less seen animals are generally active at night and Lake Manyara National Park are full of them! Porcupines, genets and civet cats are frequent visitors to the forest. Hippos are nocturnal animals (active by night) and it is highly likely you will see many of these beasts grazing on the side of the road. Lake Manyara is well known for a large number of leopards and although it is not a common occurrence these elusive cats are spotted on a regular basis. Lion sightings are more common and where lions are mostly sleeping in day time, at night they are almost always active.
The following day we will continue to explore and capture the beautiful Lake Manyara area which is known for its tree-climbing lions, hippo pools and thousands of flamingos which give the lake a hazy pink tint. Here you can spot fish eagles, elephants, giraffes and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world.
After breakfast, it’s time to leave Lake Manyara where you will further have photographic opportunities along the way.
Stopping for a picnic lunch en-route.
The guide will stop at the lookout point which shows magnificent views down into the Crater before heading to your next lodge.
On arrival at Mysigo Camp, which is located on the rim of the crater with spectacular views down into the Crater, check in and spend two nights in tents with all meals included.
Mysigio Camp Activities: The Ngorongoro Highlands is Maasai Country: the camp gives a unique and authentic look into some intriguing aspects of this ancient culture Orpul, a traditional ceremony for male Maasai ‘warriors’ that takes place away from the rest of the community.
Just a short walk from Mysigio Camp you will have the opportunity to see and taste parts of this ceremony. A goat will be roasted; meat is a staple for the Maasai but certainly something that is very much cherished, they do not waste any part of the beast. Maasai are well known for drinking the blood of animals, sometimes mixed with milk.
At the Orpul this blood is mixed with traditional natural herbs and bark from trees to make a ‘soup’ that visitors to this ceremony are also free to try. The Maasai leader or translator will talk through the ceremony as well as oﬀering discussion on elements of Maasai life.
Maasai Dancing: The Maasai have a very unique style of singing and dancing, often associated with jumping which has been much documented throughout this fascination with the culture.
At Mysigio Camp you will have the opportunity to see this dancing and hear the singing ﬁrst hand when young girls and warriors are invited to the camp for a demonstration. Their throaty calls, shrieks and high jumps are all part of the way that the Maasai tell stories and celebrate occasions. The young girls move in the slightest of ways, using their beaded necklaces like it is part of their body. Of course any willing participants are welcome to test their skills against our visiting Maasai.
Wake up early this morning and drive down onto the crater floor for a spectacular game drive. Game viewing here is spectacular and so is the Crater! These 14 kilometres of natural wonder shelters close to 30,000 large animals.
The perfect spot to see the Big Five and the rare black rhino.
Stop for a picnic lunch.
Return to camp in the afternoon.
After breakfast, it will be time to pack up and head toward the Serengeti.
Drive to the next camp located in the central Serengeti, looking for lions, cheetahs, and leopards along the way.
On arrival at Bangi Green Camp, check in and spend one night in a tent with all meals, selected drinks and game viewing activities included.
Immerse yourself in the true wilderness and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Spend the evening around the campfire under starry skies, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
After an early breakfast, leave camp and head north, game viewing and stopping for those iconic Serengeti photographic opportunities along the way.
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. The variety and abundance of wildlife you see here is unmatched anywhere else in Africa, including the Big Five and annual wildebeest migration.
On arrival at Wayo Kogatende Camp, check in and spend three nights in tents with all meals, selected drinks and game viewing activities included.
The next two days will present you will many photographic opportunities, and with luck, witness the dramatic river crossings of the wildebeest migration. Be sure to which out for the predators who will be lurking close by, especially crocodiles!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end.
At the agreed time, head to the airstrip and bid your guide farewell as you board a light aircraft bound for Arusha. The flight over the Serengeti is an experience in itself and present some great photo and video opportunities!
On arrival into Arusha, disembark and collect your luggage. Meet a driver in the arrival hall and transfer to Rivertrees Lodge where you will spend the afternoon relaxing, enjoy a light dinner before heading to the airport for your onward flight home.
Katumbuga House – on dinner B&B basis (no drinks included)
Manyara Green Camp – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & All drinks (local)
Mysigio Camp – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (no drinks included)
Banagi Green Camp – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & All drinks (local)
Kogatende Green Camp – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & All drinks (local)
USD 8500 per person (twin share)
USD 600 single supplement
MINIMUM 6 PAX / MAXIMUM 10 PAX
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