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Location

Arusha

Duration

8D/7N

475,000 490,000

475,000₹ 490,000

Overview

7 Nights 8 days Wildlife Photography Expedition to Tanzania covering Ngorongoro, Central and Northern Serengeti.

DCP Experts

Entry fees

Full Day Safari

Meals

Open Vehicle

Stay

Transport

About The Tour

Tanzania, is undoubtedly one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. It has some of the world’s most famous game reserves and national parks. But of all the reserves, Ngorongoro Conservancy Area and the Serengeti National Park are our favourites. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site that is a haven for a variety of wildlife. Ngorongoro is the remnant of a volcano that blew apart, leaving a flat plain area ringed with steep walls, which now has a large soda lake, fresh springs and sheltering forests. There is a large concentration of animals in the Crater and sightings of the "Big Five" - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard - are almost guaranteed. The structure of the Crater and the wildlife it attracts makes for a great African wildlife experience. The Serengeti eco-system contains the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa. The varied topography and seasons creates a hugely diverse range of landscapes and changing wildlife habitats. Millions of migratory wildebeest, zebra and antelope roam the plains together with their attendant predators such as lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal. We will be there at the peak of the calving season, which attracts predators all around and is the best time for a wildlife photographer to be there.

Quick Information

Route:

Kilimanjaro - Ngorongoro - Ikoma - Northern Serengeti - Kilimanjaro Airport

Start Point:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Duration:

7 nights 8 days

End Point:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights 8 Days Wildlife Photography Expedition to Tanzania. 
  • Covers Ngorongoro, Central and Northern Serengeti.
  • Hands on training in field by Masterclass DCP Panel Expert
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Safari in 4 x 4 Open Land Cruiser
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Photographic guidance of DCP Photography expert

 

Experts

How To Reach

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met and greeted by our airport manager and will be transferred to Arusha for overnight at Mount Meru Hotel on BB.

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Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 400 mm for distant shots
  • Zoom lenses – for the flexibility that it offers for unanticipated circumstances
  • Wide angle lenses for opportunities of landscape photography
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Bean Bag (stuff with Bajra or thermacol or Rice).
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
  • Body Warmer for the chilly early mornings.
  • Sun screens are very important
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Vaccinations (for Indian participants only)

Please note two very important vaccinations that you need to do.

  1. Yellow fever vaccination to be taken at least 10 days before departure date mandatory for emigration clearance
  2. Oral Polio vaccination to be taken at least 4 weeks and not more than one year before departure date mandatory for emigration clearance

Please get in touch with our team for any assistance.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our representative outside arrivals. We will have a quick safari briefing and then proceed to Ngorongoro region and arrive late in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge.

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Accomodation in Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp on full board basis.

Early breakfast at lodge. Enjoy half day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater Tour with packed lunch boxes. Return back to your lodge late in the afternoon.

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

Accomodation in Ngorongoro Lion's Paw Camp on full board basis.

Breakfast at leisure. Drive to Serengeti National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy game drive in the park. 

Ikoma is situated in Tanzania, east of the Serengeti National Park, at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru, Ikoma is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater are both within easy driving distance, making Ikoma the perfect base for exploring the region. In addition to its natural wonders, Ikoma is also home to a number of great activities, including hiking, biking and bird watching. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder Ikoma is one of Tanzania's most popular tourist destinations. Other Highlights in the surrounding area include Lake Ndutu, and the Olduvai Gorge. Ikoma is also home to a number of Masai villages, where visitors can learn about the traditional culture and way of life. With its unique location and range of activities on offer, Ikoma is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the natural beauty and culture of Tanzania.

Accomodation in Serengeti Sametu Camp on full board basis.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drive in the park.

The Serengeti, together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park, constitute Africa's most famous wildlife park, spread over the enthralling landscapes of northern Tanzania. This is a precious ecosystem, supporting the annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet involves more than a million animals following the rains, including more than 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250 000 zebras. Prides of lions, as well as groups of elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and eland, roam among the photogenic vast grass plains between weird-and-wonderful-looking acacia trees. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains and horse riding safaris are on offer.

Accomodation in Serengeti Sametu Camp on full board basis.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park. 

Located between the Central Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve to the north, the Northern Serengeti is a remote African wildlife wonderland. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.

Accomodation in Serengeti Wilderness Camp on full board basis.

Breakfast at leisure. Check out and proceed to the airstrip for your flight to Kilimanajro. 


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  • How to approach Wildlife in the field
  • Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  • Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  • Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  • Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  • How to get sharp images of moving subjects
  • Framing and composition in the field
  • Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  • RAW files processing
  • Histogram and exposure control
  • Colour correction methods
  • Cropping and image resizing
  • Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  • Noise reduction
  • Composition

 


Package Cost

5725 USD inclusive of all taxes per head
(Those who pay in INR need to pay as per exchange rates as on the date of transaction)

Twin sharing accommodation and only 4 pax in a 4 X 4 Land Cruiser

Cost includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 7 Nights 8 Days accommodation as per itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport in 4 x 4 Land Cruiser
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Photographic guidance of DCP Photography expert
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Private vehicle
  • Meals as indicated above

Cost doesn't include

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas and Mediclaim charges
  • Last day lunch at Nairobi city
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as bar, telephone calls, tips, gratuities … etc.
  • Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses
  • Excursions not detailed in above program

 


Map

Tanzania


Policies

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  • All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  • All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

 


FAQ's

Yes. Please write to us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes you are welcome. However, the cost remains same for non photographers.



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