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Photographic Journey Through Tanzania: A 11-Day Safari Adventure

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I'M UP FOR
Camping
NO. OF DAYS
11
COUNTRY
Tanzania
ROUTE CIRCUIT
LEVEL OF ACCOMMODATION
Basic |
MIN PERSONS
2

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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Take this day to rest, acclimate to the surroundings, and prepare your camera gear for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Arusha National Park

After breakfast, we embark on our photographic journey in the scenic Arusha National Park. Capture breathtaking images of Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania, against the backdrop of the park's lush landscapes. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and various bird species. In the afternoon, we return to our accommodation in Arusha.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Today, we depart from Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants and iconic baobab trees. Spend the day exploring the park's diverse ecosystem and capturing intimate moments of wildlife in their natural habitat. Photograph elephants bathing in rivers, graceful giraffes browsing on acacia trees, and lions resting under the shade of ancient baobabs. As the sun sets, we retreat to our campsite for a relaxing evening surrounded by the sounds of the wilderness.

Day 4: Tarangire National Park

Continue your exploration of Tarangire National Park, focusing on different areas and seeking out unique photographic opportunities. Observe the interactions between different species, spot elusive predators, and capture the essence of this incredible wildlife sanctuary. In the evening, return to your campsite and share your experiences with fellow photography enthusiasts.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

Today, we venture to Lake Manyara National Park, known for its lush jungles, flamingo-filled lake, and unique tree-climbing lions. Spend the day exploring the dense jungles and capturing the vibrant birdlife, the graceful movements of giraffes, the playful antics of baboons, observing hippos in their natural habitat, and seeking out the elusive tree-climbing lions. Explore the park's diverse landscapes, from the dense forests to the open grasslands, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this remarkable location. As the day comes to a close, enjoy a picturesque sunset over the lake before returning to your campsite.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Today, we make our way to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, an iconic destination for wildlife photography. As you enter the park, be prepared to be greeted by the vast savannahs stretching as far as the eye can see. Capture the breathtaking landscapes, the abundant wildlife, and the incredible diversity of the Serengeti. Keep your camera ready to photograph the iconic Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing grounds. Spend the night in a comfortable camp within the park, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Dedicate another full day to exploring the wonders of the Serengeti. Venture deeper into the park, following the movements of the wildlife. Witness thrilling predator-prey interactions and seize the opportunity to photograph the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinoceros). Your experienced safari guide will help you locate the best spots for wildlife sightings and provide insights into animal behavior. Return to your camp in the evening to share stories and images with your fellow photography enthusiasts.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Continue your immersive experience in the Serengeti, further exploring the diverse habitats that support an incredible array of wildlife. Capture the magic of golden sunrises and sunsets over the savannah, which provides stunning lighting conditions for your photography. The Serengeti offers endless opportunities for capturing unique moments and showcasing the raw beauty of nature. In the evening, relax at your campsite and relish the memories you have made throughout the day.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today, we journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater and witness the dense concentration of wildlife against the backdrop of this ancient volcanic caldera. Capture images of the diverse ecosystems, including grasslands, swamps, and forests, as well as the abundant wildlife that resides here. Keep an eye out for the endangered black rhinoceros, which finds sanctuary within the crater. In the evening, settle into your lodge on the crater rim and enjoy breathtaking views over the landscape.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Spend another day exploring the wonders of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Venture outside the crater and visit nearby attractions, such as the Empakaai Crater or the Olduvai Gorge, known for its archaeological significance. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Maasai community and capture images that showcase their traditional way of life. As the sun sets, savor your last night in the African wilderness.

Day 11: Farewell and Departure

After enjoying a hearty breakfast amidst the majestic landscapes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the time comes to pack up and bid adieu to the mesmerizing wilderness that has been your home for the past 10 days. The journey back to Arusha isn't just a drive, but a moving canvas of Tanzania's vibrant landscapes, offering ample opportunities for some final, memorable shots. Once back in Arusha, soak in the town's lively ambiance one last time or engage in some last-minute shopping before you're escorted to the airport for your departure flight. As you bid goodbye to Tanzania, you'll be leaving with a rich collection of photographs and an even richer trove of unforgettable experiences.

Package Includes:

- All park and camping fees

- Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide & chef

- Comfortable camping equipment with spacious tents, mattresses, and pillows

- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the safari

- Sufficient supply of drinking water throughout the safari

- Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle, ideal for game viewing and photography

- Airport transfers

Package Excludes:

- International flights

- Travel and medical insurance

- Visa charges

- Personal equipment (such as cameras, films, sunscreen, etc.)

- Any excursions not included in the itinerary

- Tips for your guide and chef

Important to Know:

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults

Passenger Information:

- Passengers should bring soft-sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.

- All the passengers must have an Identification Card/Passport with them for any internal flights.

- Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.

- Passengers arriving in TANZANIA will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Disclaimer:

- This tour is offered by Pita Safaris.

- In the event of non-availability, we might have to change the itinerary, put you in a similar camp or lodge, or upgrade you for an additional fee.

- Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes.

- This tour is subject to the terms and conditions of Pita Safaris.

Payment Methods:

We accept payment either by credit card or by direct wire transfer.

 1. Payment by Credit Card Online

We accept Visa and Master Cards. This is the fastest and easiest method of payment as it avoids the necessity of complying with numerous banking procedures. You will need to allow for 3.9% on top of the trip cost, this being bank charges for the use of the credit card. This 3.9% charge stays with the bank, not Pita Safaris (Kenya Bank Policy).

2. Payment by Direct Wire Transfer

If paying by this method, any bank charges incurred will be at your cost. Beneficiary bank charges are approximately $45 and they will be added by us to your invoice. It usually takes a minimum of 3 to 5 working days for the funds to arrive in our account. At that point, we can issue your booking confirmation.