Tanzania’s Big Game
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater…
February 16 to March 1, 2019 – updated 3/18.
Maasai, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Giraffe, Big Game and…
Tanzania – the adventure…
Join Darran and Julia for the holiday of a life time!
Tanzania is unique with its vast open grass plains and huge numbers of herding animals. We are targeting the mass plains migrations at a special time of the year for young animals. Last time we visited early in the year, we enjoyed baby lions, cheetah, zebra, birds and many species that use the limited summer rains as the best time to give birth.
For this tour, we are using beautiful lodges and famous Safari Tented Camps of a high standard. This is not camping, but has the feel of camping in the wild’s of Africa. Your bed is super comfortable, with en suit! Our vehicles have limited numbers, this offering the perfect ‘elbow room’ with our pop top 4WDs and window space to optimise your shooting opportunities.
We have shot at these locations before and guarantee you the chance to photograph and experience truly unique nature and cultural experiences – even for Africa!
AFRICA – the adventure…
Africa is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2019 we invite you to photograph Africa through your choice of two magnificent tours:
- Tanzania – February Ultimate Africa BIG GAME & Maasai…
- Botswana – Chobe – March Ultimate Africa BIG GAME…
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ adventure…
Itinerary to photo adventure…
DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Late arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, we will be picked up by our local driver/guide and transfer to Arusha as a group. Note early morning arrival. No activities today. We include lovely lodge accommodation and dinner. The lodge grounds offers photo opportunities and you have the option to visit town. (Note the flight to Tanzania is not included in the tour price. Julia will book this arrival night as a group. This flight departs on the 15th and arrives in Arusha the 16th.)
DAY 2 – ARUSHA
After breakfast, we drive the short distance to Arusha National Park where you head out on an easy walking safari with a ranger. Walk through open plains and the lower slopes of Mt. Meru over to waterfalls. We are offered a different perspective of viewing wildlife from the ground level. There are also good chances of seeing black and white Colobus monkey.
Optional: afternoon canoeing safari of Little Momela lake – gives you a great opportunity to approach wildlife as they drink and wallow in the shallows. Continue with afternoon game drives before heading back to your accommodation.
O/n Ngaresero Mountain Lodge (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – MAASAI – NGORONGORO CRATER
A big day today! We drive to Isoitok Camp Manyara, located in the middle of the Maasai community of Esilalei. We meet with our local Maasai guide who will introduce us to his village. This includes a better understanding of the natural medicines still used on a daily basis with a Maasai medicine walk of the surrounding area. Then we continue down to a Boma (mud dwelling) for an introduction into the traditional Maasai way of life, beliefs and rituals. We have a lovely fresh lunch near our new Maasai friends. We head into the mountains and to the magical world of Ngorongoro Crater. The rainforest is lush and often draped in clouds. We settle into our comfortable lodge which often offers subjects to shoot in the grounds. We are now ready to maximise the following two days shooting incredible game and predators.
DAY’s 4 & 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER
You have two full days to spend in the Ngorongoro Crater. There are 25,000 large mammals residing in the park. The elephants are mainly bulls, females stay out of the park due to it boasting the largest predator population in Africa.
Black Rhino also make their home on the grassy plains, their numbers make up for almost half of what can still be found in East Africa; about 20 in total. Leave the crater late afternoon and transfer back to Rhino Lodge.
The itinerary continues…