Tuesday, 9 November 2010

African Photo Safari February 2011





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Photographers Bob Johnson and Mike Wilkes are running a photo safari in Tanzania from 5th - 20th February 2011. There are limited places available so contact me in the first instance and I'll forward your details to Bob who will contact you.

Introduction & Outline
Together with my old friend Mike Wilkes FRPS I will be running a 15 night photography trip to Tanzania leaving on February 5th 2011 and returning back to the UK on February 20th.

This will be a full on photography trip with 13 action packed days of photography in some of the best game parks in Africa. We will be visiting the Serengeti, Lake Manyara & Tarangire National Parks together with the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ndutu Plains.

Our visit is timed to see the Great Migration which is usually in Ndutu & The Serengeti at this time of the year. We will stay in good quality lodges with some great food and we will also have the services of some of the top driver guides in Tanzania.

The trip will suit all skill levels and Mike and I will be there to help and advise the less experienced. If the numbers allow we will have a seperate teaching truck together with trucks for the more experienced. We will have three or four trucks with radios which allow’s each truck to be independent when on safari. This is very important as each truck can pick and choose where to go and how much time to spend with each subject. It also means that between the trucks we will be able to cover more ground giving us a better chance to find the more exciting subjects.

I am waiting for confirmation of the Lodge prices for 2011 but a current guide price based on sharing a twin room with four people per truck is £3,600. Single rooms may be available for an extra £500.

The trucks are a good size and experience tells us that we usually have two or three photographers in the back and another photographer in the front seat. This gives the photographers plenty of room in the back as we have six or seven rear seats, so each person has a spare seat for kit and plenty of room to move about. We can accomodate less people per truck for a premium so if you wish to get together with one or two of your pals or you would simply like to have a little more space then please ask me about this.

All food and drinking water is included in the price from day 2 to 14 plus breakfast and lunch on day 15. The flights are extra and were £750 in 2010. Bar drinks, tips and laundry is not included.

These prices are based on the current US dollar rate of 1.50 and are subject to change up or down if the pound falls or rises against the dollar at the time of our sending money to Tanzania.

The planned itinerary is:
5th Feb 2011 Day 1, Fly KLM via Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro staying one night at the Dik Dik Lodge in Arusha

Day 2, Game drive to Tarangire--- Tarangire Tented Lodge

Day 3, Game drive in Tarangire--- Tarangire Tented Lodge

Day 4, Game drive to Ndutu --- Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 5, Game drive Ndutu --- Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 6, Game drive Ndutu --- Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 7, Game drive to Serngeti --- Serenora Wildlife Lodge

Day 8, Game drive in Serengeti --- Serenora Wildlife Lodge

Day 9, Game drive in Serengeti ---- Serenora Wildlife Lodge

Day 10, AM Game drive on way to --- Rhino Lodge

Day 11, Full day in Ngorongoro Crater--- Rhino Lodge

Day 12, Full day in Ngorongoro Crater --- Rhino Lodge

Day 13, Afternoon game drive Lake Manyara--- Bouganvilia Lodge

Day 14, Full day in Lake Manyara--- Bouganvilia Lodge

Day 15, Drive to Dik Dik for a day room to shower & re pack before our evening flight from Kilimajaro.



I'd love to be on this safari, but a prior commitment prevents me:-(

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