TANZANIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Grab your camera and come on the adventure of a lifetime as we head off on safari, exploring the incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife of Tanzania across 13 action packed days. As one of Africa’s premier wilderness locations the region boasts the largest concentration of wildlife per square kilometre of any country in Africa. A nature photographer’s paradise! The journey will see us venture through premier wilderness destinations and game reserves, travelling in custom built safari mobiles designed specifically with the photographer in mind and staying in a combination of luxury tent and lodge accommodation.

Strictly limited to 7 photographers, each guest is guaranteed to receive intensive tuition and take advantage of the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience. Given the intimate nature of the small group size, this also means that the tour is open to photographers of all skill levels – even those simply looking to tick this adventure of a lifetime off their bucket list.

Prior to departure, Craig will liaise with each guest to establish their personal goals for the workshop and will then devise a program designed to best assist each individual reach their desired outcomes. The workshop will consist of extensive practical tuition in the field, in addition to post production / image editing sessions.

Location 

Tanzania – mobile safari through Arusha, Lake Natron, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti and Mafia Island where we’ll swim with whale sharks. 

When

Saturday 27th February 2021 – Thursday 11th March 2021

Programme

Day 1: Arusha

Arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport.  Welcome to Tanzania!You will be warmly greeted by a driver and assisted with your luggage to a vehicle. Transfer to Arusha.

Overnight : Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Day 2: Lake Natron

After breakfast, check out and meet a guide at the agreed time.

The adventure begins today as you drive out of Arusha and onto Lake Natron.  This journey will take approximately 5 hours through local villages and farmlands.

Arrive at Lake Natron Camp with a warm welcome, a cold face towel and fresh fruit drink. You will have a briefing about the camp and then meet your private guide to discuss what activities you would like to do. Once checked into your room you can relax in the natural pool, with a drink of your choice, and take in the breathtaking views. Watch the sun go down behind the Masonic Mountain with a gin and tonic whilst our Chef prepares a lovely 3 course meal for you.

Overnight: Lake Natron Camp

Day 3: Lake Natron

Wake up with your butler bringing you fresh tea or coffee, and homemade cookies, to your room and watch the sun rise from the comfort of your bed. Head to the lake for a dawn flamingo walk before heading to a tasty breakfast. After breakfast you can head to the local village, Ngare Sero, then hike to the spectacular waterfalls. After a fun packed morning it’s back to camp for lunch and to relax in pool in the heat of the day. At 16:30 go back in time and visit the hominid footprints with simulated hunting to dramatic sundowners and stargazing. Dinner will be served back at camp.

Overnight: Lake Natron Camp

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Rise with the sun coming up behind Gelai and take in the colours of the of the sky, this time is perfect for photography. After breakfast, meet your guide at the agreed time and head for the airstrip.  Board a chartered flight bound for Manyara Airstrip.

Arrive in to Manyara airstrip as you disembark you will be warmly greeted by a guide.  Hop into the vehicle and head for the local village of Mto Wa Mbu where you will  experience the life of a local either on foot, on bike or in a tuk tuk ending in a local lunch. After lunch, continue onto the rim of the Crater.

In the evening you will have some time with the local Masai Warriors and learn about their culture.

Overnight: Mysigio Camp

Day 5: Southern Serengeti

Wake up and descend on the Ngorongoro Crater floor and mid afternoon game drive to the Serengeti and onto Naabi Hill.

Overnight: Wayo Naabi Green Camp

Days 6, 7 and 8: Southern Serengeti

Full day game viewing in the southern Serengeti and overnight back in the Naabi Green Camp.

Overnight: Wayo Naabi Green Camp

Day 9: Mafia Island

Game drive to the Seronera airstrip and flight to Mafia Island. On arrival into Mafia Island, you will be warmly greeted by a driver and transferred to Chole Mjini Eco-Lodge

Settle into the barefoot paradise of Chole Minji Treehouse Lodge.

Overnight: Chole Mjini Eco-Lodge

Days 10, 11 and 12: Mafia Island

The next three days will be about close encounters with whale sharks.

It is one of life’s great privileges to swim alongside one of these gentle giants, and the season when these magnificent animals aggregate here is longer than anywhere else on the East African coast.

They occur in Mafia waters year-round but when the conditions are right they feed on the surface in the shallow waters on the western side of the island, close to Kilindoni and they are therefore easy to find. Whale sharks are fascinating creatures: some live more than 100 years, reaching lengths of up to 20m and weighing in at 15 tons, yet they are totally harmless, feeding on enormous quantities of plankton that they hoover up as they swim.

Day 13: End of Itinerary

All good things must come to an end.  After breakfast, check out and head back to the airport. Board a scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam.

Inclusions 

  • Daily photography tuition with award winning photographer Craig Parry
  • Road transfers Kilimanjaro to Arusha
  • Guided safari from Arusha through to the Serengeti.
  • Accommodation with all meals included
  • Game viewing activities
  • Flight from Lake Natron / Manyara Airstrip
  • Flight from Serengeti / Mafia Island
  • Flight from Mafia Island / Dar Es Salaam
  • 3 private boat trip in Mafia Island

Exclusions 

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Marine Park fees at Chole Mjini ($20 per adult per night/ $10 per child per night PLUS 18% VAT), Tourism Development Levy (TDL) AT US$ 1.50 per person/night, Chole Village Levy  ($10 per adult/night),  beverages, rental of equipment,  and all activities such as; snorkel trips, sunset cruises, Stand up Paddle boarding, SCUBA diving,  fishing, turtle hatchings, excursions to other islands and sandbank picnic experiences
  • Items of a personal nature

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