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Tanzania Photography Safar with Nature Photography Adventures

February 11-22, 2018 - Space Available

The words Tanzania and Serengeti inspire mental images of herds of wildebeest, graceful giraffes, flashy zebras, menacing hyenas, and stately lions.

Why be content with mental images when you can join us on a photography safari in Tanzania!

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2018 Prices
US$8,900 - Double Occupancy
US$9,900 - Single Occupancy
Prices increase for applications received after July 15, 2017
US$1,000 Deposit with Application

In late June, 2016 Tanzania imposed a new VAT tax on tourism services. We do not know exactly what this means, but you should expect some tax added to the above prices.

When we set out to design this safari, we had some things in mind:

The migration - wildebeest and zebras making that classic Serengeti migration
with predators lurking, waiting...

Lions. Prides of lions. Lions on the kill. Baby lions.

Giraffes. Not just standing there, but doing what giraffes do!

Elephants! Not just out in the distance - but close enough we can observe and capture action and interaction.

 

And - we'll position ourselves so that highlights and shadows give us opportunities to create elephant abstract art.

Zebra art! You can do oh-so-much with a designing mind and the patterns of a zebra!

Hyenas! Not way out there, but up close enough to be scary
and to let us make unsettling images!

Cape Buffalo!

 

Ostriches and cranes.

Antelope competing for the right to mate.

The Maasai! These people have a fascinating and important generations-old relationship with the animals of Eastern Africa. They are an important part of the visual story as well.

Digital photography itself. We need to get out to where the action is - but we also need to charge batteries and download images every night. We designed this safari to put ourselves in great places and then have the elbow room to work the scenes! And we will retreat in the evening in style! Every lodge and camp we have chosen is primo - for amenities, views, and proximity to photographic opportunities. Camp Masek is a downright romantic setting!
We'll break into the safari game in Tarangire National Park where we'll have great wildlife concentrated along the river and the famous baobab trees. Our lodge is situated in the midst of some of the most exciting wildlife habitat in the park. This is ground zero for some great elephant action!

We have plenty of time in the Ngorongoro Crater to work on wildlife portraits among the exciting resident herds and flocks there. We'll stay in an amazing hotel on the crater's rim - a chance for a little comfort and a great view after a day of chase in the crater!

We have booked space at Masek Lodge, a luxury tented camp in the southern Serengeti close to the action we have timed this safari to encounter. We'll also be able to take an "escorted" walk between the camp and Lake Masek, where we expect to see hippos.

We'll journey to Lake Manyara, where we'll lodge looking out over the lake. This is a superb area for wildlife viewing, especially for primates and a group of lions that likes to hang out in trees! We have also had great opportunities to photograph giraffes on the shore of the lake.

Bottom line:

Every night we'll have opportunities to download and recharge (that's an amazing accomplishment for a Tanzania photography safari).

We are set up for up to 5 participants plus one photographer guide plus a driver guide per vehicle. Everyone has both a window and an open top vantage point for photography.

Our lodging is always close to the action.

We (Diane and Bob) will work closely with the guides to assure that we get to great places in great light and take the time to work quality compositions and action (instead of lots of short stops with little opportunity to work the scene).

We're not there to fill a checklist - we're there to create amazing images. This safari is designed to accomplish that.

  • This adventure begins and ends at Kilmanjaro International Airport near Arusha, Tanzania
  • Group size is 4 minimum, 10 maximum with no more than 5 clients plus one photography leader in each safari vehicle
  • Every photographer has a window and an open roof with an unobstructed view toward subjects on his/her side. We reposition vehicles to give everyone a great view
  • Most meals included, most drinks on your own
  • We have worked to include electricity for recharging and downloading at every lodge
  • Limited number of single occupancy spots on this safari

As you know, we are serious about getting you to great light and great compositions. We work hard to minimize our impacts on the wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures we encounter along the way - our practices will be stricter than park rules.

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Nature Photography Adventures Calendar of Adventures

2017

 
Tidepools, sunsets, sea stacks, arches and caves, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and huge old growth forests. Fall asleep to moonlight on the waves and the sounds of breaking waves. We built in a full day of waterfall photography for 2017. Read the details! This is one you won't want to miss!
Full
Jun 20-27

Alaska Bears and Salmon

When the salmon come upstream, the bears are there to meet them. And we'll be waiting to see and photograph the action! While this adventure begins and ends in Anchorage - the real action will be based in Lake Clark National Park and the Katmai Preserve! We'll base in the park and fly out in floatplanes daily to meet the salmon runs! Contact us for details! Full Aug 1-8
We're off to Spain to explore the wineries of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero with cameras - and tastings. Our journey will take us through vineyards to old castles and cathedrals and even Roman ruins! And underground into very old wine cellars and tunnels under historic communities! A big focus on pairing wines with excellent cuisine! Full Sep 2-12
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi! Full Oct 3-8
Come see those huge stone heads on the beaches of Easter Island - and find countless landscape photography opportunites using the heads, the full moon, sea caves, petroglyphs, exciting coastlines, and the site of the Bird Man ceremonies. Limited Space Available Oct 31 - Nov 7
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Space Available
Nov 29
Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Space Available
Nov 29 - Dec 9

2018

 

Yellowstone
in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Limited
Space Available
Jan 14-20
Space Available
Jan 21-27
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Space Available

Feb 11-22

11 Day Galapagos Photography Odyssey

Join us in the Galapagos for a sailing to many of our favorite spots in these unique islands where we'll find birds, reptiles, and marine mammals that allow us to come close for photography. Our time centers on the return of the waved albatross - a time of courtship and nesting. This is one of those life experiences that makes you rethink your world views - and sends you home with thousands of images to inspire those around you! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Limited
Space Available
May 1-9
Extension
May 9-13

Peruvian Andes
Land of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacseyhuaman, Ollanteytambo, Chinchero, The Inca, Peruvian Andes! Come explore the land of the ancient Inca and the present day Quechua people. We have designed this Peruvian adventure around photographers, weaving in time and opportunities to create some outstanding landscape, cultural, and nature art! Space Available June 4-12
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Limited
Space Available
July 10-19
Some of the world's most incredible dune photography, desert elephants, a tribe still clinging to the old ways, waterholes surrounded by wildlife, night skies in the desert, and an amazing set of experiences with big cats!
Space Available
Aug 6-20

Andalucia Spain Photography Explorer

Let's explore Andalucía, Spain together, finding exciting compositions among the remnants of past cultures - and amazing present day countryside. We will get you to great opportunities in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and several small towns that are World Heritage Sites! And, we'll find ancient cave paintings and very old olive groves!
Space Available
Sep 29 - Oct 8

Iceland Aurora and Winter Landscapes

Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach! This is a Wild Bunch Adventure... please contact us to see if you qualify for an invitation!
Full
Nov 7-17

2019

Join us for a photographic exploration of the mountains, Pacific-facing rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove wetland forests - and all the great species that live there! Think birds, reptiles, monkeys, frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants - and more! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting.
Space Available
Feb 16-26