12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package allows you to explore the abundant of wildlife in Tanzania. Tanzania Photographic Safaris is renowned for offering some of the best game viewing and safari experiences in all of Africa. Set out on a Tanzania photo safari amid some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hone your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife. A Tanzania photographic safari offers both remote wilderness and iconic safari destinations.
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12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package allows you to explore the abundant of wildlife in Tanzania. Tanzania Photographic Safaris is renowned for offering some of the best game viewing and safari experiences in all of Africa. Set out on a Tanzania photo safari amid some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hone your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife. A Tanzania photographic safari offers both remote wilderness and iconic safari destinations. 12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package itineraries are ideal for wildlife, landscape and cultural photography. This 12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package can be offered to experienced, individual photographers looking for a private trip that is wildlife-focused, landscape-focused, culture-focused that also offers value for money.
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package tours goes Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Karatu area, allowing a rich wildlife and cultural safari experience for photographers. The Premier Photo Safari in Tanzania consist of small groups of guests with low guide to client ratio, ensuring you quality time and attention to find and capture the shots you want in the best venues, to give you the highest possible photographic safari experience, be it the Great Wildebeest Migration on a voyage of the Serengeti, the synchronized gnu calving at Ndutu, the elephants of Tarangire and the tree-climbing lions of Manyara.
Claudious Tours provides an excellent Tanzania Photographic Safari for true nature professional photographers. Enjoy safaris with an exciting photography workshop in one of world’s most outstanding wildlife, landscape and cultural locations, together with a luxury vacation. There is nothing more exciting than having private tented camps in the Serengeti. Our Tanzania Photographic Safari are made in such a way you experience amazing photographing safari, cultural exploration, and the spectacular African landscape.
Stay in special luxury tent with en-suite facilities attached. Allow you to experience the sights and sounds of the African Bush and Wildlife and the wonders of the night sky. You will be closer to the wildlife and your Safari Team expert will ensure a great safari. The perfect way to remember every outstanding moment of your Tanzanian wildlife safari is to record it photographically.
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package
The 12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package itineraries combines luxury tented lodges with permanent wilderness luxury lodges. All our safaris use well-maintained and extended Toyota Land Cruisers, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing and private Tanzanian safari guide. Tanzania Photographic Safari has amid some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hones your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife. Learn how best to capture movement and light as you frame dazzling herds of zebras, majestic lion prides, and wildebeests on their annual migration across the Serengeti. A Tanzania Photographic Safari offers both remote wilderness and iconic safari destinations.
Our guides take you to the finest locations that offer ample subject matter and potential composition. Our photo tour guide will also enlightens you about certain considerations, such as foreground, background, mid-ground, light, framing and composition. Photographers of all levels are welcome. Our tour leaders are full time wildlife photographers with great experience in the field as well as in guiding and photographic instruction.
Arusha - TanzaniaArrive in Arusha and transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Photograph flowers in the beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a relaxing respite after our long travels, or relax by the pool or on your private veranda. This evening, we gather for a welcome dinner and orientation from our Expedition Leader, who offers a preview of the incredible photography opportunities ahead.
Wildlife Photography in Arusha National ParkIn the morning after breakfast, with picnic lunch, you will pay a visit to Arusha National Park for game viewing and your first experience on African Wildlife Photography. Arusha National Park is one of the best parks in Tanzania with extremely unbeatable scenic beauties from each angle and a lot of opportunities for game viewing and hiking across the African Wilderness! Here you have a great chance to see both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru at the same time, in addition to the breathtaking Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. The aerial acrobatics of the rare Black and White Colobus Monkeys will surely leave you agape!Dinner and an overnight stay in Arusha.
Arusha – Tarangire, Wildlife Photography in TarangireDrive to Tarangire National Park for lunch, in the afternoon game viewing in the Park. Tarangire is the third largest national park in Tanzania and best known for its largest herds of elephants in Africa and one of the most remaining ancient trees in the world with full of amazing stories, the gigantic Baobab Trees! Here you will be able to observe a diversity of wildlife magnetized by the Tarangire River that allows animals to play and lounge around.Dinner and overnight stay in Tarangire
Wildlife Photography in Tarangire National ParkEmbark on a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Park is the wilderness experience in its own right! Tarangire is much more wooded than Serengeti with Acacia Trees and mixed woodland dotting the African Savannah of the Park. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while the migratory Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Gazelles, Hartebeests and Elands crowds the shrinking lagoons. It is also the one place in Tanzania where dry – country antelopes such as the stately Fringe – eared Oryx and peculiar spiral – horned Lesser Kudus can readily be observed. Dinner and an overnight stay in Tarangire.
Tarangire – Manyara, Wildlife Photography in Lake ManyaraAfter breakfast, drive to the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands, en route visit Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara NP is a lovely scenic park that offers another unique experience of a Tanzania Safari! The park is also famous for its elephants; huge number of baboons and due to its varied landscape, the park has an impressive range of other game animals including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. Bird – Watching here is very good, especially raptors.Along the way you will stop and discover the local village of MtowaMbu to experience the real African life, the local market and enjoy the exceptional hospitality of the local people. After a home – hosted local lunch, you will drive up across the Great East African Rift Valley to your other beautiful place of stay on the foothills of Ngorongoro at Karatu.
Karatu – Ngorongoro CraterAfter a leisurely breakfast, you will have a chance to visit Iraqwi People in the area. These are ancient Cushitic people who moved here from the “Horn of Africa” nearly 1’000 years ago and they practice farming in the area. Later during the day, drive up to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for lunch, followed by an afternoon game viewing in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Afterwards, you ascend on the most breathtaking walls of the caldera to your place of stay on the rim of the Crater.
Wildlife Photography in Ngorongoro CraterRise up early with the sun and descend down into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is such a unique safari destination, a veritable “Garden of Eden”. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, game viewing in the crater or more appropriately a caldera, is excellent as animals are everywhere! The caldera is reputed to contain the highest density of carnivores in the world and the only place in East Africa where one can easily observe the last remaining populations of Black Rhinos in the real natural world.Dinner and overnight stay in Ngorongoro.
Ngorongoro – SerengetiToday you drive to Serengeti National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Serengeti is Tanzania’s most renowned national park and a home to the greatest concentrations of large mammals on the planet. The name Serengeti is derived from a Maasai word ‘Siringet’ to mean ‘endless plains’, and these rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for African Wildlife Photography; your ultimate safari country– this is the highlight of your safari, you are in the total wilderness of Africa with game viewing around you to give you, your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience! Dinner and overnight stay in Serengeti.
Wildlife Photography in the SerengetiThe following day you will have game drives at your leisure and track wildlife in the Mighty Serengeti. Serengeti National Park never disappoints! The location of your accommodation is chosen to ensure you get the best for your African Wildlife Photography. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti.
Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National ParkWith picnic lunch, game drives in the Serengeti to view and photograph the great migration of animals. In this Park, you will be so amazed by the endless plains of the Serengeti dotted with thousands and thousands of game animals decorating the plains and the woodland pockets in the area! In the wake of all these, follow the predators- Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Jackals, while vultures circle overhead to clean up. It is this migration that many people envisage when they think of the “Wild Africa”. The timing is so perfect to enable you enjoy the magic of real African wilderness and the beautiful African Sunset at the horizon!Dinner and an overnight stay in the Serengeti.
Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National ParkMorning and Afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, exploring more on the last great migration of mammals on the planet. The area is also so rich in terms of the large Carnivore populations this time as these predators celebrate the coming through of the migratory prey animals in their areas! Part of the day, you will be looking for the Big Cats. Incidences of a Cheetah chasing a Gazelle or Lions making a kill and the Great Migration of animals that involves thousands and thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras are just some of the unique sightings you may encounter on safari in Africa. Serengeti National Park has all these for you on your AfricanPhoto Safari during your visit!Dinner and an overnight stay in the Serengeti.
Fly from Serengeti – ArushaToday is another wonderful experience, boarding your plane and fly low over the remote wilderness and the scenic volcanic mountains back to Arusha for lunch and a day room. Late afternoon, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your International Flight connections.
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package Includes
Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Package Excludes
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
Mount Kenya Climbing Facts