Tanzania Photo Tour – 13 days of incredible wildlife photography

Price: $11,495. From 17th – 29th July 2023 – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Wildebeest Migration and more

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Tanzania is without equal when it comes to wildlife safaris and photography. From the world-renowned Serengeti National Park to the world’s largest intact caldera in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Elephant Migration of Tarangire National Park, this Tanzania photo tour has been designed to offer an extraordinary opportunity to photograph this country’s most unparalleled wildlife.

Tanzania Photo Tour

This Tanzania photo tour has been scheduled to make the most of the Wildebeest Migration whilst staying in a remote seasonal camp located in a prime location a short distance from the Mara River. The migration is regarded by many as the greatest show on earth and a bucket list item for most people. So why not pack your camera bag and join us on this remarkable photographic journey through East Africa?

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Why you should come on our Tanzania photo tour

This is a photographic trip that will take you to the heart of the Serengeti. Face to face with the stunning animals in their natural habitat you’ll be captivated and amazed. You don’t have to be a wildlife lover to enjoy this Tanzania photo tour.

Our tours are not only designed to deliver the very best photographic scenarios on offer but also offer the opportunity to learn as you
travel. Those requiring advice can be comfortable in the knowledge that their photographic leader will be there with them every step of the way to inspire and guide them through the creative and technical aspects of photography. Being on a photo tour with like-minded people also provides an opportunity for everyone to discuss and share their passion for photography. By the time you finish our Tanzania photo tour, you’ll have amazing photos and some new friends.

Tanzania Photo Tour
Tanzania Photography Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arusha (D)

On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be transferred to our hotel in Arusha. At night enjoy a welcome dinner at which time we will discuss the tour and wildlife photography in preparation for the coming days.

Day 2 – Arusha => Northern Serengeti (B, L, D)

This morning we fly to Kogatende in the northern part of Serengeti and then transfer to our wilderness camp, a short distance from the world-renown Mara River.

Our accommodation comprises of just 12 semi-luxurious and spacious tents with comfortable beds, quality linen and en-suite with flushing toilet and ‘bush shower’. Just imagine lying in bed at night listening to the wildlife around you.

With wildlife in every direction, we head out after lunch to commence the first of many game drives.

Day 3 to 5 – Northern Serengeti (B, L, D)

Over the next three days, we’ll enjoy game drives in private vehicles, seeking out amazing wildlife opportunities and the somewhat more elusive crossing of the Mara River.

At this time of the year, the Great Wildebeest Migration will be coming into the northern region of the Serengeti and beginning to make its way across the Mara River to the greener pastures of Masai Mara. There’s an excellent chance of getting the big 5, that being lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. But there will also be an abundance of other animals to see and photograph as well.

The Mara River has large resident crocodiles patiently waiting for a crossing and potential meal. In deeper pools, you will find hippos. Back on land, you’ll see wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s Gazelle and giraffes. There is also excellent chances of photographing cheetah and Spotted Hyena, and if we’re lucky, even a rare Black Rhino.

Day 6 – Northern Serengeti => Central Serengeti (B, L, D)

Today we depart by road, heading south to our next destination, Serengeti Wilderness Camp in the heart of the Serengeti. Our drive will be against the natural flow of the wildebeest migration, so plenty of wildlife opportunities can be expected.

Our facilities over the next couple of nights will be much the same as previous. This is a great area for large cats, elephant and buffalo.

Day 7 – Central Serengeti (B, L, D)

Today will be another day of multiple game drives around the central region of Serengeti. Compared to the north, wildlife will be a little scarcer and more scattered, however, this presents an opportunity to seek out more elusive animals.

Day 8 – Central Serengeti => Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B, L, D)

Today we head southeast through the Serengeti Plains to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping briefly to visit Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is where remains of early man were discovered by Louis Leakey. The museum is fascinating, and a resident specialist gives an interesting talk on this topic.

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater (610 metres deep and 260 km squared) is a microcosm of East African scenery and game.

Ngorongoro is possibly the only place to see black rhinos in Tanzania as well as prides of lions that includes the magnificent black-maned males. There are lots of colourful flamingos and a variety of other water birds around Sopa Lake on the crater floor. More than 100 species of bird not found in the Serengeti have been found in the crater. Other game includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephants, warthog, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and lots of other members of the antelope family.

Day 9 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B, L, D)

This morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater. To avoid congestion in the crater, a six-hour permit is issued to all vehicles – during that time we will experience the vast array of wildlife concentrated in this wonderland. We will have lunch next to a freshwater lake where hippos watch our every move.

Day 10 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area => Tarangire National Park (B, L, D)

This morning we depart, initially heading North of the crater to visit the Empakai Crater, a stunningly beautiful and smaller volcanic crater. After visiting Empakai we head South from Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and is the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. It offers wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees. The density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro Crater and it also has its own annual migration which includes an estimated 5,000 elephants.

The difference with Serengeti is that the animals migrate away from the park during the dry season. The opposite happens in Tarangire where animals migrate from Maasai Steppe to the park during the dry season.

They come in search of water, which is provided by the Tarangire River, and predators migrate in search of prey. During this period the park has the largest concentration of animals in any park in northern Tanzania.

Day 11 to 12 – Tarangire National Park (B, L, D)

For the next 2 days, we will undertake multiple game drives in Tarangire National Park. In addition to being a great opportunity to photograph elephants, Tarangire is also a good place to get photos of leopards. After some 10 days of amazing wildlife, don’t be surprised if you are drawn to the smaller wildlife, as the birdlife in Tarangire is also amazing.

Day 13 – End of Tour (B, L, D)

It’s time to set about preparing for the conclusion of our amazing photographic safari and our journey home. We say goodbye to Tarangire National Park and proceed to Kiliminjaro Airport, stopping for lunch en route.

Upon arrival at the airport, it’ll be time to say farewell to your fellow travellers and commence your journey home.

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

Tanzania Photo Tour

What's included on our Tanzania Photo Tour


– Professional photographer per vehicle with 6 guests, plus an experienced driver/guide.

– Purposely built spacious safari vehicles with fridges/cooler boxes and inverters for charging batteries.

– Accommodation for the duration of the tour, including luxury camps in Serengeti and Tarangire National Park.

– Internal flight to northern Serengeti.

– Private transfers as specified in the itinerary.

– Park and Camp Fees included (these are usually US $1,416).

– All activities as per itinerary and entrance fees.

– Meals, and drinks as specified.  House wine, local beer and sodas are included at the Serengeti Camps.

– Public Liability Insurance.


– International return flights to Kilimanjaro.

– Airport transfers if not travelling at the same time as the main group.

– Travel insurance.

– Visa fee.

– Compulsory health requirements (including Covid testing and Yellow Fever vaccinations where required).

– Any meals not specified in the itinerary. 

– Drinks unless otherwise specified. At camps within Serengeti National Park, spirits and alternative wines are not included.

– Gratuities for porters, drivers/guides and camps/lodges.

– Any expenses of a personal nature.

Tanzania Photography Tour Dates: 17th to 29th Jul 2023 – BOOK NOW

Prices Quoted

The prices quoted are for double occupancy. You will be paired with someone of the same sex if you do not have a travel partner and request a roommate – if one is not available you will be charged the single supplement.

Single Supplement

An additional $1,390 per person will be charged for the duration of the tour for a single supplement. Please note that single rooms are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for more information. 

The early bird price of this photo tour is $11,495 per person. $2,200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot, with the balance due 90 days prior to the trip. We do offer the option to pay in instalments. Contact us for more details.

NOTE: There must be a minimum of 6 people registered for the tour. Do not book your flights until we inform you that we’ve reached the minimum number of people.

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Or if you can’t attend these dates, add your name to our waiting list for photo tours of Tanzania and we will inform you of any future dates.


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Additional Information

Tour Leader: Kav Dadfar & Malcolm Fackender

Kav is a professional photographer and co-founder of That Wild Idea. He has a wealth of experience in shooting assignments and commercial work for various clients over the years. His clients include Condé Nast, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Wanderlust, American Express, national and international newspapers and many more. Kav is also one of the founders of the award-winning travel magazine, JRNY and an experienced writer with over 600 articles to his name. 

Malcolm is an Australian award-winning travel photographer who specializes in small group photographic tours. With more than 30 years in the photography industry, Malcolm initially focused primarily on nature photography, however, has broadened his photographic interests over the years to encompass many other genres, including travel, people and landscape photography.

Group Size

The group size for this photo tour is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 guests.


This photo tour is ideal for beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers but even non-photographers are welcome on this tour.


Although for most locations there will be some walking involved, these will be short and easy. So if you are in good health and fitness level, you will be fine. If unsure, contact us for more information.


You don’t need expensive or professional equipment for this photo tour. We would recommend DSLR or mirrorless cameras and a tripod for this tour.


Whilst in Tanzania we will be travelling via a private air-conditioned bus. There are no internal flights on this tour.


Please check if you require a visa for Tanzania. Visa costs are not included in the quoted tour price. To find out about visa requirements please click here.