This exciting 10-day/9-night small group Tanzania wildlife photo tour hosted by wildlife photographers Andy & Sarah Skinner takes in some of Tanzania’s most prolific areas. Starting off with a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater before we spend 7 nights split across the Ndutu & Serengeti Plains. The best areas for where the wildlife action can be found at this time of the year. Our accommodation on this photographic wildlife safari is a mix of comfortable lodges and luxury tented camps that are positioned each season in the best wildlife viewing areas. Here our time on this special wildlife photo tour will be characterised by maximising time in the field with photographic tuition provided during game drives and also back at camp. Photographers of any level are all very welcome on this tour as well as keen wildlife enthusiasts.
Dates : February 10th – 19th 2018. (Min. of 3 places now remaining)
Price: £4875 + internal flights from £245 (30kg luggage allowance) £355 Single supplement
Price Includes: 1 nights accommodation at Rivertree Country Inn on Half Board basis, 1 night accommodation at Rhino Lodge on Full Board basis, 7 nights Mobile tented camp on FB basis and including tea/coffee and bottled water, all game drives in spacious game viewing vehicle with canvas sides (see below) and limited to 3 guests, plus host per vehicle (one row of seats per person), Tea and Coffee/wake up calls. All Serengeti National Park and NCAA entry fees, Flying doctors emergency medical assistance, All fuel for the duration of your safari, All activities, game drives and group road transfers from Arusha – Serengeti as specified in the itinerary, Group airport transfer from KLM flight arriving into Kilimanjaro to Rivertree Country Inn (Other transfer options available) All services of dedicated field guides and photographic hosts.
Locations visited : Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu Area & Serengeti Plains, Tanzania.
Special features: Only 3 guests plus host per vehicle – allowing each guest their own row.
Accommodation: Comfortable lodges in Arusha and Ngorongoro Crater and beautiful tented camps in the Ndutu and Naabi region
You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport from your incoming flight (we suggest arriving via KLM) and will be transferred as a group to an idyllic lodge located just 30km away from the bustling town of Arusha. In the evening you will meet your host/s for dinner for a pre-safari briefing to discuss the days ahead. (Evening dinner and breakfast included)
February 11th: 1 night Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast and check out we will drive approximately 3 hours to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. The area has been a world heritage site since 1979 and the views as you approach the crater can be breathtaking. The opportunities for wildlife viewing here are excellent with a large population of black rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, wildebeest, zebras and many more species. Our accommodation for this evening is a comfortable lodge Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. Each room offers a with verandah overlooking a stretch of high montane forest and its own shower, toilet and hand basin and wood burning stove. After check in will take lunch and then embark on an afternoon game drive in this stunning location. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
February 12th – 15th: 4 nights, Nasikia Mobile Migration Tented Camp, Ndutu Area
February 16th – 18th: 3 nights, Nasikia Naabi Tented Camp, Naabi Area, Serengeti Plains
Today we move to our next location in the Serengeti, staying in the south-eastern section of the Serengeti in the Naabi Hill area. Here we have opportunity to continue the view the calving/migration as the wildebeest spill over the from the Ndutu area with morning/afternoon and/or full day game drives. In addition this area gives us superb opportunities to view the resident lion prides and is also a location renowned for excellent cheetah sightings. Being based in this area also gives us the opportunity to view and photograph the stunning kopjes that are dotted around in the area and the perfect vantage point for the resident lion prides. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Feb 19th: After our last early morning game drive in the area we will return to camp where we will take lunch. After which we will be transferred to the local airstrip where we will take the flight at 15:30 back to Kilimanjaro (arriving 17:30) to connect with your onward international flights home (Breakfast & Lunch included) Flights to Arusha can also be arranged as well as additional extensions.
Together over the last thirteen years they have travelled the globe photographing some of the world’s most impressive wildlife, with experience of hosting safaris across many African destinations. Including Kenya and Botswana and in addition to hosting wildlife safaris to Canada.
Their images can be found on their website they share together
Both Andy and Sarah have an intimate understanding of wildlife and animal behaviour gained through their vast field experience. Sarah is also a member of FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) and holds a Level One field guiding qualification. Gained through intensive practical and theoretical training in South Africa. Together with their photographic skills this makes them well placed to provide guidance in the field where needed. This is in addition to the local KPSGA qualified field guides used in in the Maasai Mara.
Sarah has also worked as a volunteer on a number of conservation and research projects and as working a ‘wildlife spotter’ for the Disney Nature feature film ‘African Cats’, filmed on location in the Maasai Mara. In the winter months Sarah works in Sweden as a senior photographic guide taking guests to photograph the Aurora Borealis 250km above the Arctic Circle, where Andy also guides over the peak periods.
Both Sarah & Andy have had their photographic work published in a number of magazines and press publications; including Travel Africa, BBC Wildlife, The Times, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, The Telegraph as well as an image published in the Remembering Elephants book. In 2015 Sarah was awarded in the globally recognized ‘Natures Best Africa’ photographic competition with the image exhibited in the Iziko Museum of South Africa. In addition winning the overall mammals category in the International Nature Talks Photo Festival in November 2016. In 2016 Andy’s photographic skills were recognised with two images receiving honours in the Natures Best Africa photographic competition.
Andy & Sarah will each join a safari vehicle on your tour* along with one of the highly qualified local field guides to ensure your maximum enjoyment and to provide photographic tuition required. Around the dinner table Andy and Sarah will have many a funny story to tell from their self-drives tours across Africa and beyond.
*For groups of 3 or less your tour will be hosted by one photographic guide