Tanzania February 4-18, 2024
Per person double occupancy
International Airfare INCLUDED.
$3,500.00 due at time of booking
Tour Guest Limit
10 Guest Maximum
90 Days before departure
Tour Pricing Info
This photo tour hits many of the highlights of Tanzania.
We'll start in Tarangire National Park where we'll warm our shutter fingers up while we photograph the park's plentiful elephants.
From there we'll head into the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and spend a full day chasing the light and capturing images of some of the approximate 30K animals that call the crater home.
From there we head into Ndutu - rich with big cats - lions, leopards, & cheetah. Ndutu will be rich with wildebeest and zebra as well and they they will be in the middle of calving season. This makes for some exciting action.
We end in the Ngorongoro Highlands for some cultural exposure.
About the Tour
Economy air to Tanzania
All photographic instruction
All park entrance fees
English speaking driver/safari guides
Internal bush flights
Usually only 3 guests/vehicle so everyone has a full row to themselves.
Tips for drivers/ guides
Personal expenses like laundry etc.
Other things not mentioned in the itinerary or "What is included"
Massive calving season
Maasai Village visit
We select lodging/camps that put us close to the action, provide excellent service & comfort, and they we have tested and trust for our groups.
African Tulip Hotel - The African Tulip Hotel | HOME | Chic, Unique, Authentically African
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge - Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge Photos – Nasikia Camps
Karatu - Kitela Lodge - Kitela Lodge – TWC Tanzania
Ang'Ata Ngorongoro Camp - Angata Luxury tented camps in Tanzania's parks (angatacamps.com)
Nyikani Ndutu Camp - Nyikani Migrations Serengeti - Ndutu - Nyikani Camps & Lodges
Marera Valley Lodge - Marera valley lodge – For a great place to stay
Travel day to Tanzania.
Arrive in Tanzania and spend the night at African Tulip in Arusha. (D)
Depart Arusha at approximately 0830 and drive to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival at the park, we have our first game drive in the park. We'll stay at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge. (B, L, D)
We spend the entire day on game drives in Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge (B, L, D)
We depart camp at about 0700 and game drive out of Tarangire and our way to the Ngorongoro Highlands. We'll enjoy a relaxed afternoon/evening at our lodge and also do our first image review for those that want to participate. Overnight at Kitela Lodge. (B, L, D)
We have an early departure - 0600 - as we'll head down into the Ngorongoro Crater - home to app. 25,000 animals in an area of about 100 square miles. We'll spend the majority of the day in the crater. Late afternoon we'll head to our camp on the rim of the crater for dinner and the night. Overnight at Ang'Ata Ngorongoro Camp. (B, L, D)
Today we'll drive to and spend our time on game drives in the Ndutu area. Ndutu is known for all the big cats. This time of year is extra special because it is calving season for wildebeest which brings a lot of action for photographers. In Ndutu we are able to go off-road to track/trail the wildlife - this makes our jobs as photographers a bit easier and provides some wonderful image making opportunities. Overnight at Nyikani Ndutu Camp. (B, L, D)
Today we spend the entire day on game drives in the Ndutu area. We will do another group image review for anyone that wants to participate. Overnight at Nyikani Ndutu Camp. (B, L, D)
Today we spend the entire day on game drives in the Ndutu area. We come to off-road, document the calving action and look for great cat action. We'll also visit a Maasai village today. Overnight at Nyikani Ndutu Camp. (B, L, D)
Today we spend our final day on game drives in the Ndutu area. Overnight at Nyikani Ndutu Camp. (B, L, D)
We'll game drive out of Ndutu on our way to the Ngorongoro Highlands where we'll spend the next two days relaxing, editing, doing image reviews and experiencing some local culture. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge. (B, L, D)
Today we'll make some small village visits, do some shopping and spend additional relaxation time at our lodge. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge. (B, L, D)
Today we head back to Arsha and await our flights home. Maybe do some shopping along the way. Flights home later in the day. (B, L)
Arrival home depending on how you arranged your flights
What To Take (These are only suggestions; they are NOT required!)
Our list of Recommended Gear for your Photo Tour
· 2 camera bodies—the same manufacturer that will fit all your lenses
· Camera battery charger and cords
· Bring as much memory as possible
· Card Reader for file transfer
· External hard drives for back up (we recommend a minimum of a 500GB drive)
· Black Rapid camera strap
· Extra batteries
· Lenses - we recommend telephoto zooms covering 24mm to 400+mm
· 1.4x or 2x teleconverter for the telephoto—same brand as lens
· Tripod and head
· Flash—strobe with automatic TTL fill flash capabilities or Reflector
· Photo backpack
· Lens cloth and cleaning fluid
· Blower ball for dust
· Rain sleeve for camera and lens
· Cable or electronic shutter release
· Laptop computer (travel size such as a netbook)
· Current version of Photoshop or Lightroom
· International power adapter
· Multiple plug power strip & adaptor for recharging
· Sensor cleaning supplies
GUESTS SHOULD PACK LIGHT. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CARRY, ROLL, SCHLEP, AND/OR OTHERWISE TRANSPORT YOUR OWN BAGS AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES ON THIS TRIP.
LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
M&M RULE OF THUMB IS ONE BAG FOR CAMERA GEAR AND ONE 20-22"" ROLLER FOR YOUR CLOTHES AND TOILETRIES.
INVEST IN A TRAVEL TRIPOD - BENRO HAS MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE. MEDICAL DEVICES SUCH AS CPAP MACHINES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS RECOMMENDATION.
PACKING LIGHT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE.
Tour Difficulty = Easy
Easy = less than 2 miles walking/day and little climbing.
Moderate = up to 5 miles walking per day with some climbing.
Strenuous = more than 5 miles/day of walking and several climbing/hills/rough terrains expected. You should know your health and ability to carry your gear in hot, cold, humid, and dry conditions and be able to walk 5 miles or more per day and make climbs in elevation of up to 1000 feet in gain and be OK climbing many steps or steep terrain.
Pursuant to Clause 2 under Enrollment: If you need to cancel within a stated refund period, M&M Photo Tours, Inc. may allow you to apply all monies paid to a future trip, within 12 months. We must receive written notification (E-mail is accepted) of your cancellation and your desire to apply the funds to a future trip.
Travel insurance is REQUIRED for this trip. We recommend that you purchase a comprehensive policy that covers flight delays, lost luggage, cancellation, and more. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as our cancellation policy is strongly adhered to. M&M Photo Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any trip/tour/group due to insufficient registration at any time. In the event of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. It is agreed by registering for any M&M Photo Tours, Inc. tour that M&M Photo Tours, Inc. assumes no responsibility for refund or additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip.
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