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Predators & Migration Cross -Photo Safari | 11 DAYS

This private safari offers the experience of a lifetime. Being private, you’ll have the option to set the pace of the safari to fit your wishes – whether you’re looking to capture great images or just sit back and take-in the breathtaking wonders of all the wildlife and beautiful landscapes. You’ll have a front row seat to the greatest show on earth; the Great Migration and the big cats hunting them.

Every day will offer experiences and wildlife photography at its finest, including a high diversity of mammals and birds. You choose to limit the game drives to just morning and evenings, or go all day to maximize the experience. The vehicle can accommodate up to 7 persons comfortably.

Photographic Safari is specifically created to put you in the best locations at the best times of the day for photography. The itinerary has been setup to maximize our time in the field creating images under the best circumstances possible. A long lens is not necessary the lens, uses Nikon’s 80-400mm most often in Expect in Africa Safari clients. On a crop camera body this lens is also good for birds in Tanzania. Many participants absolutely love the Sigma 150-600mm while on safari.

The annual Great Migration is a wonderful and exiting experience and is regarded as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle generally move in a clockwise direction throughout the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem - a movement for which this safari has been designed to follow, knowing the best location for specific times of year is of paramount importance. The exact route of the migrating herbivores depends on the weather and where the grass is greener, however the migration does tend to follow the same, or a similar, pattern year after year, which means that you can have a good idea of where to locate yourself.

July: The herds head towards the north of the Serengeti. The river crossings, considered by some the most exciting events of the Great Migration, usually start in July, but timing all depends on the rains.

August to October: The herds can be found in the Northern Serengeti as well as in Kenya's Maasai Mara. Daily river crossings can be seen at the Mara and Talek Rivers. This is often the base of the most exciting crossings!

DAY-1 | Fly Into Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive by KLM or other flights on evening into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be met by our guide and transferred to Kahawa House.

Meals : Dinner & Lunch
Drinks: Soft drinks
Accommodation : The African Tulip or {Accommodation of your choice}

DAYS-2 & 3 | Photography -Tarangire National Park

Your first stop on this tour is the beautiful Tarangire National Park where you will spend 1 night at Maramboi Tented Lodge on a full board basis. Tarangire National park is a really pretty and often overlooked park, where stunning views, large herds of elephants and even tree climbing lions can be found.

Meals : Lunch & Dinner
Drinks: House wine and local beer
Accommodation : Maramboi Tented Lodge or {Accommodation of your choice}

Maramboi Tented Lodge, Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best views of the Great Rift Valley. Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles. You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or whilst you enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars. Situated in the ecosystem of Lake Manyara, in fields of golden vegetation, Maramboi Tented Camp brings together premium services, exclusive attentions and genuine hospitality in a spectacular scene.

Elegant tents built on raised wood platforms with a private terrace and views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. There is a choice of a king sized bed or two single beds. The bedrooms have a bathroom with shower. The family tent consists in rooms tents interconnected.

DAY-4 | Photography –Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game, we depart to Ngorongoro crater. Arriving at the edge of the Crater our eyes are welcomed by the breath taking views of the intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa. Ngorongoro Crater is like a forgotten world, Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland and glistening lakes and swamps. The Crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two 0r three million years ago. It is famous for both its geological delights and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations in the whole of the African continent. The drive down the into the Crater is an adventure in itself and when you reach the Crater floor, you quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more than 500 bird species. Continue with game drive in Crater at 5: pm you will return to the Lodge at Ngorongoro highland-Karatu.

Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drinks: Soft drinks
Accommodation : Tloma Lodge or {Accommodation of your choice}

Tloma Lodge has been built on the foothills of the highlands of Ngorongoro, a small and exclusive lodge with 24 small cottages built in colonial style and 12 rooms overlooking the garden in the main building. The design of the entire complex looks to create an atmosphere evoking the colonial plantations and farms described in many books and films.

The excellent location of Tloma on the top of a valley offers fantastic views over a coffee plantation and the walls of the Ngorongoro cráter which can be enjoyed from the private terraces of the rooms..

The gardens, full of flowers and bushes, are particularly attractive, although guests find it difficult to choose between a walk around the gardens or relax around the heated pool.

DAYS- 5, 6, 7 | Photography - Central Serengeti

During this time, we will cover as much of the Central Serengeti as we can. Big herds and big cats that is what has made the Serengeti famous worldwide. Lion, leopard, and cheetah, will be our focus while in this very productive area. Again, you can expect to be up early and returning to camp in the evening, or as conditions warrant. Our long days will be rewarded with incredible photographic opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drinks: House wine and local beer
Accommodation : Nyikani Camp Central Serengeti or {Accommodation of your choice}

Nyikani Camp Central is located in Central Serengeti, taking advantage of the year-round wildlife, Serengeti is Tanzania’s most renowned national park and a home to the greatest concentrations of large mammals on the planet. The migratory herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles roam widely in search of green grass and water. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai name ‘Siringet’ meaning ‘endless plains’, and these rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; your ultimate safari country.

DAYS-8, 9, 10 | Photography - Northern Serengeti Mara River Migration Crossing

You will continue to explore the northern areas of the Serengeti, from the Mara River to the rolling hills of the northern plains we will focus on photographing the game that is unique to this area. If luck is on our side, we will also have a chance to capture a river crossing, as the wildebeest and zebra return to Tanzania from Kenya. We will be out most of these days for full days and will have a wonderful picnic lunches with us to further enjoy our surroundings. Returning in the late afternoons with plenty of time for charging batteries, image downloading, and image review in our dedicated camera tech tent, your days will be filled with excitement and photographic opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drinks: Soft drinks
Accommodation : Mara Under Canvas or {Accommodation of your choice}

Mara Under Canvas is the closest camp to the river Mara where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the river, negotiating the jaws of the hungry crocodiles, in order to get to the pastures on the other side in what could be considered the climax of the Great Migration.

This luxury temporary camp is open from June to November. It allows visitors to be in the proximity of the Great Migration an to be able to explore remote areas and the beautiful settings of Seregenti with a large am only ten double tents and a family tent which assures the intimacy and exclusivity of this intense experience.

The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. There is a choice of one double bed or two twin beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents and a shared bathroom and private porch.

DAY-11 | Bush Flight Back to Arusha

After breakfast you will be transfer to Kogatende Airstrip departing to Arusha. Before your international flight, there will be an opportunity to stop at the Cultural Heritage Center for some shopping before getting Kilimanjaro Airport, followed by a wonderful lunch. Day room will be provided for you to freshen up, repack, and ready yourself for your journey homeward.

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch
Drinks: Soft Drinks
Accommodation : Kahawa House | Day Room Drinks: Soft Drinks
PRICE: On Request

Price Includes

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Coffee and Soft drinks during lunch break
  • Transportation with use of 4X4 safari vehicle
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International flight
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages unless on an all inclusive basis
  • (RT-PCR) test carried out within 72 hours before departure

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