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Location

Arusha

Duration

8D/7N

356,000 450,000

356,000₹ 450,000

Overview

7 Nights 8 days Masterclass Wildlife Photograpphy Expedition to Tanzania. 

DCP Experts

Full Day Safari

Images Review

Meals

Off Roading

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 Crater - Serengeti National Park- Kilimanjaro Airport

Start Point:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Duration:

7 Nights 8 Days

End Point:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights 8 Days Masterclass Wildlife Photograpphy Expedition to Tanzania. 
  • Hands on training in field by Masterclass DCP Panel Expert
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • Off Roading permit
  • 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
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Private vehicle

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.

Visa

VISA process is online. Logon to below mentioned link and first get registered yourself and create a login Account

https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

  • After creating an account on the same page, apply for Single entry Visa.
  • Fill in All the details and upload below mentioned documents
  • Photograph on White Background (500x500 pixel)
  • Tour vouchers (will be provided by DCP)
  • Passport scan copy (both first and Last Page – make sure it’s a single document)
  • You need to make a payment of 51 USD by Credit card / Debit card

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 and greeted by our airport manager and will be transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa lodge situated at the periphery of the crater. After check-in, gather in the common area for general briefing while enjoying breathtaking views of the crater under a sunset sky from the highest point on the crater rim!

After the short briefing session, take time to unpack, ready your camera kit and rest. We meet again before dinner for a doubt clearing session and then have an early dinner while discussing the plan for next day before retiring for the night.

Wake up early as we have an exciting day ahead of us. With packed breakfast and lunch we drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day tour. The Crater is a world heritage site which 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. Late in the afternoon ascend from the crater and drive for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

We will be exploring Ngorongoro more today. We will have a morning to afternoon game drive at Ngorongoro. 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. 

After the game drive, we leave for Ndutu conservation area, which is about a 2.5hr drive from the crater. check-in at Ndutu Kati Kati camp and have lunch before commencing your next game drive at Ndutu conservation area. Return to camp by evening. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati camp.

Today we will explore Ndutu Conservation area for the whole day, we will be taking picnic breakfast and lunch to maximize the time in field. The park is unique for its annual Wildebeest migration and is quite different from central Serengeti in terms of habitat providing one with unique photographic opportunities. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati camp.

We leave early with a packed breakfast for a half-day game drive at Ndutu conservation area before moving on to Central Serengeti. 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. Lunch/dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Full day game viewing in Serengeti National Park with packed breakfast and lunch – undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Full day game viewing in Serengeti National Park with packed breakfast and lunch - look out for Leopard along the riverine forest or marvel at the vast herds of Wildebeest and Zebra out on the plains. While Lion and Cheetah may be spotted lurking around the rocky Kopjes. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

With picnic lunches, after breakfast, depart and drive to Seronera airstrip for your Air Excel scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro – Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, connect with your departure flight.


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

4500 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
Single room supplement 620 USD extra per person.

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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