9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari 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 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari amid some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hone your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife.
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9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari
9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari 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 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic 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. Tanzania Photographic Safaris are divided into a Northern and Southern circuit, the latter offering some of the wildest and remotest photographic destinations.
9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari
Good photos practically take themselves in Tanzania. But, of course, there is art and skill to great photography. Photographic safari in Tanzania, Tanzania must be one of the most photographer-friendly destinations on the planet. From snow-capped mountain peaks to ‘Big Five’ safaris and dreamy tropical islands, Tanzania is basking in its newfound status of being a seriously hot photographic travel destination. Tanzania must be one of the most photographer-friendly destinations on the planet. From snow-capped mountain peaks to ‘Big Five’ safaris and dreamy tropical islands, Tanzania is basking in its newfound status of being a seriously hot photographic travel destination.
9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari
From the Serengeti plains and steep-sided Ngorongoro Crater to the flamingos of Lake Manyara and giant tuskers of Tarangire to idyllic Zanzibar and traditional Pemba to the wild landscapes of Ruaha, Katavi and Stiegler’s Gorge in the Selous… the list of iconic Tanzanian photographic destinations is almost endless. Mahale Mountains with its habituated chimpanzees and Lake Tanganyika location is another unique photographic destination, while the many mountains and volcanoes – from world-renowned Kilimanjaro to the restless Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano – ensure that this is a country that has photographers salivating at the mere thought of a visit.
Photography is best done from either a private vehicle or at the very least a vehicle of like-minded individuals who won’t move around at critical moments and who are also happy to be out before sunrise and back after dark. Photographic safaris tend to be most successful when you have control over the vehicle and where it goes. A guide who is a photographer him- or herself and who has guided photographers before makes a big difference in terms of positioning the vehicle correctly, getting the light right, and not wanting to head back to the lodge or camp simply because it’s breakfast time. If you can afford it, then it is definitely worth booking a private vehicle – for you (and your fellow photographers) – to ensure that there is no conflict of interests and that you are the master of your own photographic destiny. Things are considerably easier outside of the parks and game reserves where dangerous wildlife and safety are less of an issue, allowing one to explore and photograph on foot and at your own pace.
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Arrive in Arusha TanzaniaArrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport this evening and transfer to our hotel at River trees Country Inn booked on Bed and Breakfast
Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater National ParkAfter breakfast, get your equipment ready for our first safari in the Ngorongoro Crater arriving in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact volcanic caldera and home to around 25,000 large animals. After lunch, we head to our photographic safari in this great park. Zoom in on bird life from marabou storks to rainbow-hued lovebirds; and test your wildlife photography skills on elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and more.
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Ngorongoro Crater National ParkAfter breakfast, return to the crater floor for a sunrise breakfast and photo safari coming back to the lodge at lunch time. Take the afternoon to relax and look over your images. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Accommodations: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast, travel through the Ngorongoro Highlands for a very special opportunity to visit the Maasai community. Capture the spirit of traditional song and dance, and enjoy time to work on portraiture and photographing daily life here. After lunch, continue with our safari to our lodge in the Southern Serengeti, looking out for lions, cheetahs, and leopards along the way. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodations: Serena Safari Lodge
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast at the camp, we go for our morning game drives in the park in search of resident lion prides, cheetahs, giraffes, and bountiful herds of wildebeest, elephants, and zebras coming back to the camp in time for lunch. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Accommodations: Serena Safari Lodge
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Serengeti National ParkThe vast herds of wildebeest trek annually from Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the southern Serengeti in search of new grass during the short rains then back again. The wildebeest migrate with thousands of zebra, whose superior vision and hearing serve as an early warning system for predators. Alternatively, enjoy an early morning hot-air balloon safari for a bird’s-eye view of the landscape, followed by breakfast under the shade of an acacia tree in the midst of the vast Serengeti. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Accommodations: Serena Safari Lodge
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Serengeti National ParkRise early for a morning game drive before flying to the northern Serengeti. With luck, capture the dramatic river crossings of the wildebeest migration. Great herds of wildebeest and zebras gather warily on the bank as crocodile snouts break the surface of the Mara River. Stay at Sayari Camp, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and take in the region’s spectacular array of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast, we have morning and evening game drives in the park. Dinner and overnight at Stay at Sayari Camp meal plan breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Of the 9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safaris: Serengeti - Arusha - DepartAfter a final early morning safari, drive back to Arusha. Relax at our hotel before connecting with your flight home. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari 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
9 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photographic Safari 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