11 Days African Wildlife Photo Safari – Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Serengeti
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will warmly be met by our representative and transfer you to your place of stay in Arusha for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire, Wildlife Photography in Tarangire
Drive 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
Day 3: Wildlife Photography in Tarangire National Park
Embark 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
Day 4: Tarangire – Cultural Tours – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, drive to the Highlands of Ngorongoro Crater. Along the way you will stop and discover the local village of Mto wa Mbu and 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 and enjoy another cultural experience, a visit to the Iraqwi People. Iraqwi People 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 dinner and overnight stay on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 5: Wildlife Photography in Ngorongoro Crater
Early in the morning, leave with breakfast and descent down into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for another special opportunity for African Wildlife Photography. Afterwards, you ascend on the most breathtaking walls of the caldera to your place of stay on the rim of the Crater. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, Wildlife Photography in the crater or more appropriately a caldera, is excellent as animals are everywhere! Later during the day, you will ascend on the most breathtaking walls of the caldera to your place of stay on the rim of the Crater.
Day 6: Wildlife Photography in Ngorongoro Crater
Rise up early with the sun and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater for another great African Wildlife Photographic Safari experience. Ngorongoro Crater is such a unique safari destination, a veritable “Garden of Eden”. 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
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
Today 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 the heart of Serengeti
Day 8: Wildlife Photography in the Serengeti
The 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 heart of Serengeti
Day 9: Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National Park
With 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 that spice up your special African Wildlife Photo Safari! Dinner and an overnight stay in the Serengeti
Day 10: Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National Park
Morning 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 African Photo Safari during your visit! Dinner and an overnight stay in the Serengeti
Day 11: Fly from Serengeti – Arusha
Today 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.