This 10 day safari is without doubt an experience that you as a wildlife photographer or should not miss!
Our safari is aimed at the calving season when the massive herds of wildebeest arrive in the Southern most point of their migration over February / March. This is without a doubt one of the best times for you to witness this extraordinary spectacle when the herds find themselves on the vast open plains of the southern Serengeti and Ndutu plains. Here over 8 000 calves are born per day – yet less than half will live to see their five-month birthday. Roaming prides of lion follow the herds, large clans of hyena and of course resident cheetah make for non stop action.
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Lake Eyasi
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti National Park
- Lake Natron
Welcome and reception upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
Upon your arrival, we will proceed to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
After your breakfast, we depart for the Safari.
We head to Tarangire National Park for a Game Drive with picnic lunch in the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population (it is home to the huge African elephants) and the famous Baobab trees, you will be able to observe huge herds of elephants. This is also the center of an annual migration cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras.
Enjoy a day full of emotions. At the end of the day, we proceed to your lodge for dinner and rest.
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day of safari photographic safari at Lake Manyara.
Lake Manyara National Park supports a large number of animal species and incredible bird life, Manyara has the highest concentration of baboons in the world and the lions here are known for their tree climbing, you can watch them relaxing in the treetops. This park also offers us stunning views and a wide variety of habitats including acacia forests, aquatic forests, cliffs of Baobabs, hot seaweed springs and swamps and Lake Manyara itself...all these combinations make this place unique.
At the end of the day, we proceed to your lodge for dinner and rest.
After an early morning picnic, you'll head to Lake Eyasi home to the Hadzabe Bushman ethnic group, traditional hunter-gatherers with a similar way of life to the Bushmen of southern Africa.The small people of this indigenous tribe are probably the last to live in true harmony with nature and have a wealth of knowledge of flora and fauna that they are happy to share with visitors. They live in groups that hunt with bow and arrow and collect roots, tubers and wild fruit. The Hadzabe are excellent archers; a useful talent for hunting birds, for example, which the Bushmen like to show off. It is also interesting to learn how to start a campfire without a lighter or matchbox.
The area around Lake Eyasi is a wild, almost unexplored and impressive landscape with very few visitors. Lake Eyasi is an alkaline lake that stretches about 50 km southwest. In the northeast the impressive crater highlands dominate the horizon, in the north the plains of the Serengeti. A Bushman will guide you on traditional hunting trails.
After an early breakfast, we will descend over 600 meters to the Ngorongoro Crater, considered the eighth Natural Wonder of the World.
Supported by a year-round supply of water and food, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area supports a wide variety of animals including herds of wildebeest, zebras, buffalo, eland, warthogs, hippos, rhinos, and the famous giant African elephants. Another great attraction of this place is its dense population of predators, including lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever elusive leopard, which requires a very well-trained eye to spot. We will also visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake, where a large number of flamingos, hippos, and other waterfowl can be spotted.
In the afternoon we depart for the Mythical Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of Wild Africa - The Serengeti - with its endless plains, glimpsed on the horizon as far as the eye can see.
At the end of the day, we proceed to your lodge for dinner and rest.
There is nothing better than waking up to the sounds and beauty of the Serengeti.
After your breakfast, the savannah landscape welcomes you to start exploring the wildlife. Many of the most famous nature films and documentaries have been shot in this park, the Serengeti is world famous for its giant population of animals, including all the big predators. Another day full of adventure on African soil...at the end of this day you will understand even better the meaning of the name Serengeti (Endless Plain). This will certainly be an Unforgettable Day.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon in the Serengeti - Flying over the Serengeti makes this Adventure even more unique.
At the end of the days we will proceed to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
After an early breakfast, do a morning game drive then after do a game en route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein's gate then transfer to Lake Natron for an early dinner and overnight.
The fierce colors of Lake Natron melt from burnt oranges to fuchsias and maroons, while once a year a color clash of magnificent proportions occurs as East Africa’s largest flock of lesser flamingos swarm to the lake to breed. The salmon-pink birds can be seen gingerly picking their way through the soda lake and nesting on ash-colored mud mounds. Fed by mineral-rich springs and the Ewaso Ng’iro River, the lake is part of the East Rift Valley and lies north of the Ngorongoro Crater. The lake has great ecological importance as it is the only place in East Africa where the flamingos breed, in a safe environment where the water’s alkaline nature deters much other life from settling in the surrounding area. The lake is largely inhospitable to most life forms, thus providing 2.5 million flamingos protection from greedy predators eyeing their eggs.
At the end of the day we will proceed to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
After an early breakfast, we will explore more the surrounding areas.
Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it's also the source of some of the most phantasmagorical photographs ever captured — images that look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone. The alkaline water in Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes of animals that aren't adapted to it. The water's alkalinity comes from the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into the lake from the surrounding hills. And deposits of sodium carbonate — which was once used in Egyptian mummification — also acts as a fantastic type of preservative for those animals unlucky enough to die in the waters of Lake Natron.
Late afternoon we proceed to Arusha for dinner and rest.
After your breakfast (or depending on your flight schedule) we will proceed to the airport for your return home/other destination.
- Included Meals: Breakfast
We will inspire you to take the Best Wildlife Picture Ever!
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