9 days photographic safaris northern tanzania

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9-DAYS PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS NORTHERN TANZANIADay 1: Arusha, TanzaniaArrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport this evening and transfer to the hotel inArusha Coffee Lodge for Short safari briefing,

Day 2:Arusha/Lake Manyara National ParkDrive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its elephants, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, and tree-climbing lions. Get your equipment ready for our first safari this afternoon, and train your lens on giraffes or Cape buffalo against the stunning mountains of the Rift Valley.Plantation Lodge - B, L, D

Day 3:Lake Manyara National ParkRise early for a morning game drive, heading to the shores of Lake Manyara to photograph the numerous bird species and other wildlife that congregate here. Visit a coffee plantation this afternoon, and document the coffee production process and the culture of the local people.Plantation Lodge - B, L, D

Day 4:Ngorongoro CraterTravel into the Ngorongoro Highlands after breakfast for a very special opportunity to visit with a Maasai community off the beaten path. With your camera in hand, pay a visit to a school, witness an initiation ritual, and learn about this fascinating culture from the village chief and his wives. Capture the spirit of traditional song and dance, and enjoy time to work on portraiture and photographing daily life with these proud people. After lunch, descend 2,000 feet to the base of the Ngorongoro Crater, where volcanic slopes shelter almost 25,000 animals. Document the interactions of predator and prey; zoom in on birdlife from marabou storks to rainbow-hued lovebirds; and test your wildlife photography skills on elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and more.Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - B, L, D

Day 5:Ngorongoro CraterReturn to the crater floor at sunrise for breakfast and a morning photo safari. Take the afternoon to relax and, look over your images. Listen to a talk by our National Geographic photographer, and ready your camera to catch the sun set over the crater this evening.Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - B, L, D

Day 6: Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National ParkDrive to the Olduvai Gorge where, on a National Geographic-sponsored expedition in 1960, Louis and Mary Leakey discovered Homo habilis, one of the earliest members of the human genus. Take a private tour of the site and learn about recent finds before continuing west to Serengeti National Park. This afternoon, drive to our lodge in the central Serengeti, looking for lions, cheetahs, and leopards along the way.Serengeti Sopa Lodge - B, L, D

Days 7 & 8: Serengeti National ParkRise early for a morning game drive before flying to the northern Serengeti, and with luck, witness the dramatic river crossings of the wildebeest migration. Great herds of wildebeests and zebras eye predators warily as crocodile snouts break the surface of the Mara River. Stay in a luxury tented camp, and on morning and afternoon game drives, take in the regions spectacular array of wildlife. On our last evening, gather for a candlelit farewell dinner in the bush.Sayari Camp - B, L, D

Day 9: Serengeti/Arusha/Depart.After a final early morning safari, fly back to Arusha. Relax at our hotel before connecting with your flight home.River trees Country Inn - B, L

Price Includes Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration safaris Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch Professional safari and tour guide / driver All national park fees All meals on the safari All game viewing activities specified Airport transfers

Price Excludes Drinks and mineral water Laundry Items of personal nature International and local airfares Entry visas Travel insurance Tips and gratuities