February 9 – 20, 2019 : $9250pp, based on double occupancy
Join me on a classic Tanzania photo safari! We’re heading to east Africa to explore Tanzania during what may be the best time of year for predator activity on the plains.
This new photo tour will allow us to enjoy some of the highlights of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit, including the famed Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll also have off-roading privileges in the Ndutu Conservation Area, a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, and even a walking safari in Arusha National Park. Witness the spectacle that is the culmination of the annual wildebeest migration, when millions of antelope drop their calves on the green plains of the Serengeti. This birthing ritual brings out the predators, and we’ll expect to see plenty of big cats, including lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Of course, being in Africa, we want to photograph more than just the big cats, and we’ll be treated to some amazing biodiversity. Elephants, giraffes, rhinos (including the possibility of seeing the critically endangered black rhino) and other large mammals will be on our wish list. Being the wet season, we can expect heightened bird activity. From eagles and owls to more colorful migrating birds, it should be a great time for bird photography to complement all of the mammals we’ll see.
Our “Target Species” in Tanzania Include:
- African Lion
- African Leopard
- Serval (rare)
- African Wild Dog (rare)
- Bat-Eared fox
- African Elephant
- White and Black Rhinoceros
- Masai Giraffe
- Cape Buffalo
- Various Antelope Species: Gazelle, Topi, Dik Dik, Kudu(rare) and more
- Dozens of Bird Species: Ostrich, Kingfishers, Eagles, Owls and more
- Various Smaller Critters: Monkeys, Mongooses, Squirrels and more
This trip also features an optional hot air balloon ride in the Serengeti, a unique experience that allows us to photograph “the endless plain” and its wild denizens from the air.
$9250 per person, based on double occupancy.
$906 single supplement