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Tanzania Photography Safar with Nature Photography Adventures

February15-26, 2020 - full
February 17-28, 2021 - accepting applications

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!

2021 Rates
Double Occupancy $9,900
Single Occupancy $10,950
Deposit $1,000

Payment 2 - March 1, 2020
Double Occupancy $2,500
Single Occupancy $3,500

Final Payment
October 1, 2020

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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, 15 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

2019

Yellowstone Spring Photography Safari

Spring in Yellowstone means babies. Little bison, with umbilicals dangling, learning to romp. Elk quietly giving birth away in secret places. Bears leaving hibernation with their young. All against a backdrop of new green grasses and wildflowers against peaks, still capped with snow. And water gushing down rivers and over waterfalls. Thermals, including geysers, performing for our lenses. Are you coming?
Full
May 18-25

Private Ecuador Bird Photography

Contact us about private adventures.
Private Adventure
Jun 8-16
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Full
Aug 3-10

Wild Bunch and the Mara Crossing!

When the great Serengeti Migration reaches the Mara River in the Tanzania/Kenya border region, the millions of wildebeest and zebras have to cross. In that river, crocodiles await. What follows is high drama. What a fitting safari for our Wild Bunch. Oh, and we'll weave in some other spectacular parts of Tanzania, including the predators of the Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and more! If you are wild enough, check with us to see if you qualify!
Full
Aug 25 - Sep 7

Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for frogs and spiders? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Full
Oct 6-13

2020

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
Jan
12-22
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... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Full
Feb
15-26
For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Two
Spaces Available
(1 Cabin)
Apr 12-25
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Space Available
Jul 8-17
Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for frogs and spiders? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Aug 8-15
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Mount Kenya, Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru, and Naivasha, and the Masai Mara!
Space Available
Sep 6-18
Turkey! Where the East meets the West - Asia and Europe divide Istanbul at the Bosporus! Blue Mosque. Spice Market. Grand Bazaar. Cappadocia. Ephesus. Hierapolis. Sagalasos. Aphrodisias. The Acropolis. Temple of Athena. Assos. Troy! The list goes on! Throw in incredible artisans - and some of the best olives and olive oil on the planet - and a well executed photographic adventure itinerary! Let's go!
Space Available
Sep 26 - Oct 10

Belize Wild Adventure

Our wild group is at it again! This time we'll be working as a team to go deep into wild caves to light up special formations and artifacts with multiple flashes. We'll ascend pyramids in ancient Mayan cities. We'll explore collapsed cave systems. We'll find wild birds and animals in Belizean rainforests. Are you wild enough? Contact us if you are interested!
Limited Space Available
Nov
11-21

2021

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... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Space Available
Feb
17-28

Botswana Photography Safari

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Full
Mar 5-17
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Space Available
Aug 3-10
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Limited Space Available
Aug 21-30
Winter brings out the "ice" in Iceland. Glaciers photograph with strong blues. Waterfalls are often ice encrusted or even frozen solid. Ice, stranded on the beaches is in a better position for backlight - and looks much more dramatic in close-ups. And, Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at nigh! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave!
Space Available
Nov 4-14
Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Space Available
Dec 3-11

2022

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Space Available
Mar 5-17
For 2022, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Space Available
Apr 10-23