09 Days African Big Cat Photo Safari
If you have a passion for photography and a keen eye for capturing African Big Cats in their natural habitats then Tanz-Africa Adventures one of Photographic Safaris Company based in Tanzania it will be perfect choose for you.
Travelling with your own private guide, each photographic safari will give you the maximum opportunity to get up close to nature & capture the African Big Cats. Our well trained and experience guides will lead you to the best location in which you can capture African Big Cats images.
The best times for this program is from August to September, where by predators are easy to be sported in water souses. In this dry season the herbivores are feed on the dry grasses then after having high demand of water, so this water catchment become very potential for predators getting easy prey due to the concentration of animals which are come to drink.
Also in dry season grasses are shorter compared to wet season which simplify predators spotting.
The Itinerary can be Converted depending on customer needs.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA
Arrive in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International airport where you will meet with Tanz-Africa Adventures guide. Then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight Hotel/lodges, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
DAY 2: ARUSHA-TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the lodge, proceeds driving to tarangire national park for full game viewing with picked lunch, then late evening drive to lodge/camps for dinner and overnight, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
‘’Tarangire National Park well known for its big concentration of Elephants and big cats as well as the magnificent combination of Baobab and Acacia trees which make the unique landscape. The park is the paradise for bird’s watcher due to its habitats ‘’
DAY 3: TARANGIRE FULL GAME DRIVE
After breakfast at the lodge, continued full game viewing in Tarangire national parks with picnic lunch. Late evening drive back to the lodges/camps for dinner and overnight, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
‘’In this long day you can be able to cover the big area of the Park which will give you more chance to see the Big Cats and this can make the great experience of your life time’’
DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Serengeti National Park. While en-route you will make a quick stop at the Ngorongoro crater view point. Then drive to the lodges/camps for dinner and overnight, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
DAY 5: FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVES IN THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the camp/lodges, precede full game drive with picnic lunch boxes and then drive back for dinner and overnight at lodges /camps, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
‘’The serengeti is the home of the Great Migration of wildebeests, which stand as an icon of the park, This great Migration include millions of Wildebeest, zebras and Gazelles’’
The Seronera which is the central Serengeti is the area for excellent wildlife viewing. you can see predators waiting for the animal to come for drinking and wallowing and this can make you a vivid experience of how predators kills and prepare their food.
DAY 7: FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVE
After breakfast at the lodge/camp, you will have an option to proceed with game drive or balloon safaris and having an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective.
For balloon safaris
‘’Early morning pick up (5.00am) for balloon safaris, then after balloon rides enjoy champagne and bush breakfast which normally ends at 10am. Thereafter you will able to meet with your guide and proceed for game driving, late afternoon drive back to the lodge/camps for dinner and overnight’’ according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
Note: This activity will involve additional cost ($547 per person)
DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER
After early breakfast and check out from the lodge/ camps, next stop is ngorongoro crater where you will enjoy the crater game driving with picnic lunchboxes, while en route you will able to visits traditional maasai Boma (maasai village) later evening proceeding to for dinner and overnight at lodges/ camps, according to the standard and types of accommodations requested from your options.
‘’The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called “the African Eden”. The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area. The areas are very famous for sporting black rhino and rare species of black manned lions’’
DAY 9: DEPARTURE TO ARUSHA
After breakfast drive back to Arusha town for lunch and overnight at Lodge/Hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
This safari can be connected to Zanzibar Island tour, this beautifully Island along Indian Ocean reputed as very unique and attractive white sand beach in the world. After long safari you can swim and relaxing while starching your back waiting for your flight back home.
– The Itinerary can be Converted depending on customer needs.-
All Accommodations subject to availability and range from luxury, mid-range to budgeted.
- Accommodation and Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
- Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
- 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
- Unlimited game drives
- Emergency Evacuation Cover
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
- External flights (Arusha to Zanzibar)
- All price is under VAT
The price of your safari does not include:
- International flights
- Entry visa fees
- Tips or Gratuities for the safari guide and hotel/ camp staff
- Personal expenses such as beverages and laundry.
- Telephones, e-mail and fax bills
Personal and travel insurance (extremely important)