TANZANIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
Wildlife photography is a profession but the good quality of today’s equipment makes excellent results possible for anyone. The choice of the correct camera equipment and film will determine the quality of your photographs.
If you are interested in wildlife photography, Tanzania safari will be a perfect destination you would not want to miss, because of it’s diverse photographic opportunities.
Tanzania & Kenya Safaris makes photo safaris to fulfill special requests from professional photographers and photographic associations. Natural Selection Photographic Safaris Tanzania Migration SpecialFebruary / March
Day 1 up on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport meets your guide and transfer to Arusha for overnight, New Arusha Hotel
Day 2 Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire National ParkAfter breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania.This delightful park, covering an area of 2,600 sq km was established in 1970, and it is the numerous baobab trees that will initially catch your eye. The Tarangire National Park derives its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river irresistibly lures the herds of plains migrants from the parched surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – brackish waters during the dry season.
The animals come by thousands from as far north as the shores of Lake Natron, dramatically swelling the resident population with wildebeest, zebra, and eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo and fringe-eared Oryx. Tarangire is said to have the highest recorded number of breeding bird species for any habitat in the world. As the rainless days continue the Tarangire pools are clotted with thirsty migrants, and elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed.Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Tented Lodge
Day 3 Full day Game drive Tarangire National Park
Day 4 Drive to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Afternoon excursion to Ngorongoro Crater.After breakfast, descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing. A picnic lunch will be taken on the crater floor. The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate: zebra, wildebeest – accounting for almost half the animals – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds – comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males – are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater. Ngorongoro has carnivores in quantity, drawn by the large herds of prey animals. It has the densest population of large predators, mainly lion – about 100 – and more than 400 spotted hyenas, living in eight clans of up to eighty individuals. Both lions and hyenas will scavenge from each other, depending on weight of numbers and of course, hunger.Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 5 Early morning half-day excursion to Ngorongoro CraterNgorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 6Early morning half-day excursion to Ngorongoro Crater.Afternoon drive to Ndutu Safari Lodge, via Oldupai Gorge.
The Great MigrationWitness the greatest wildlife migration on earth and the savage rituals of predator and prey acted out before your eyes, this is considered the ultimate safari experience. On this journey into the heart of wild and untamed Africa, treat your eyes to stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa. You will also visit the Serengeti. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word for “endless plains,” and this is where millions of animals move in the ancient rhythms of the seasons. Journey to famed Olduvai Gorge, an archeological goldmine where the remains of the earliest man were discovered. This journey is the quintessential experience of Africa’s unspoiled wildlife and nature beauty.
Day8 Ndutu Safari Lodge. Ndutu Area NCA / Serengeti Plains.
Day 9 Ndutu Safari Lodge. Ndutu Area NCA / Serengeti Plains.
Day 10 Ndutu Safari Lodge. Ndutu Area NCA / Serengeti Plains
Day 11 Ndutu Safari Lodge. Ndutu Area NCA / Serengeti Plains
Day 12 Ndutu Safari Lodge. Ndutu Area NCA / Serengeti Plains
Day 13 Early morning at Ndutu. Drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Afternoon excursion to Ngorongoro Crater
Day 14 Early morning half-day excursion to Ngorongoro Crater.Afternoon drive to Arusha. Evening departure connecting KLM Flight.
This Itinerary is for photographers who are keen on wildebeest migration and Cats. “Ndutu plains.”