WHY WE ARE THE BEST
After traveling and photographing much of this earth– the wildlife experience in Tanzania is the “greatest natural show on earth” ( the Serengeti in Tanzania).
With years of photo and travel experience, we not only know where to be but WHEN TO BE THERE to maximize the experience for photographers and observers alike.
The distances are so vast that arriving at the wrong time of day, can make the photography a bust and waste of hours on the road. We are privileged to witness the daily drama of “survival of the fittest” in an ecosystem that supports millions of mammals and countless birds, much as it did 20,000 years ago.
THIS SAFARI IS FOR YOU!! We welcome all levels of photographic experience(or just plain observation). We’ve designed the trip to fulfill your photographic aspirations. Photographers of all skill levels will use the experience as an opportunity to learn from one another. Both George Axtell and Dr Kim Nicholas are accomplished photographers and will help you get those special photos.
Our naturalist guides have been trained for years to automatically position us for the best light for photography and observation.
With years of photo and travel experience, we not only know where to be but when to be there to maximize the experience for photographers and observers alike.
The distances are so vast that arriving at the wrong time of day, can make the photography a bust and waste of hours on the road. We are privileged to witness the daily drama of “survival of the fittest” in an ecosystem that supports millions of mammals and countless birds, much as it did 20,000 years
We get a concentrated education on wildlife management and animal behaviors from our accompanying naturalist guides whose incredible eyes and wealth of knowledge significantly enrich the photo tour experience. We travel in 4WD vehicles with 4 rows of seats, a roof that pops up for shade, and a full 360 degree view. This assures a row for each person and plenty of space for photography gear. We choose our exclusive safari lodges and camps primarily on proximity to the action (wildlife) as well as comfort, top notch service and great food. It is for this reason that we have custom branded our Photo Adventures Custom Photo Camps, that are placed in the perfect locations while and yet provide an ultimate lodging and dining experience. Africa and its unpredictable wildlife make each day a new adventure that never ceases to amaze.
The Serengeti Mega-migration is not seasonal, but rather, it happens 12 months of the year. Exact locations will vary depending on weather patterns, but all photo tours are oriented to getting right in the middle of the amazing migration, and the temperature is basically the same year round (highs 78-82 F). On all trips it is normal to see 50-100 lions, several cheetahs, leopards, hundreds of elephants, giraffe and hippos, the occasional rhino, tens of thousands of antelope, wildebeest and zebras, and many of the 500 species of birds which include 9 regularly observed species of raptors. During both our February and September photo tours, we spend several days in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we can go ‘off road’ to view the large concentrations of wildlife up close and personal.
The photo safari and tour will also help the poor, yet safe and peaceful, nation of Tanzania. Responsible tourism is crucial to their economic development and to support the 34% of the total area of the country that has been reserved for wildlife. Unlike many African nations, Tanzania does not have problems with tribal warfare, revolts, nor attacks against tourists.
Our African partners are a Tanzanian family-run business that has been guiding safaris and tours for 60+ years.
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