Serengeti Photo Safari

The ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography #Tanzania #Lion #Cheetah #Leopard

Tanzania, East Africa

Take this opportunity to witness the amazing event that wildlife enthusiasts and photographers around the world dream about – the ‘Great Wildebeest Migration’.

The wild open plains, dotted with Acacia trees and filled with a variety or other mammal, reptile and bird species make this a premier photographic destination.

If predator photography is what you are after, the Serengeti is for you! The number of lions, cheetahs and even leopards is unrivalled.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES

Wildebeest

Calving and Lambing season takes place before the migration

Wild Cats

Serengeti is the ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography

Migration

Each year the plains of Ndutu are populated by huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope to calve on the fertile grasslands

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We offer two different Serengeti Safari packages for the avid photographer. Ndutu runs March – April and focuses on the calving season, while Grumeti runs August – October and covers the main migration.

SERENGETI INFORMATION

Considered one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, the migration includes millions of animals as the wildebeest are accompanied on their trek by hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle – and predators.

 

So for starters, how do the lions of the Mara Triangle survive? They harvest large numbers of warthog piglets for one! But what was the situation on the southern side of the Mara River in north western Serengeti? How would lions adapt to the void that the migration left on their food supply?

The simple answer to this question is that they do not have to adapt in anyway. Although the overwhelming number of wildebeest are still in the south where most of the calving and lambing activity takes place (March – April) or in the north in Masai Mara (August – October), a vast number of resident White-bearded Wildebeest, Burchell Zebra and Topi remain in the Ndutu area. On our game drives we have encountered what must surely be one of the biggest prides of lions on earth. We had the privilege to be introduced to 50+ current pride members scattered across the savannah in smaller groups. What we understood from local guides is that they occasionally all get together once the full migration reach the northern Serengeti.

 

This safari in March – April is timed to co-inside with the peak of the calving season in the Ndutu area.  Staggering figures of up to 8000 calves are born every day! You get to photograph this huge natural event and focus on the migration and predator action one sees over this period.

Each year the plains of Ndutu are populated by huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope to calve on the fertile grasslands.

This photo safari is without a doubt an experience that you as a wildlife photographer should not miss!

 

Included:

  • Transfers between Kilimanjaro and Serengeti / Ndutu
  • Full board accommodation at world class &Beyond Under Canvas Tented Camp (excl. premium drinks)
  • Expert guidance from a CNP Guide
  • Free use of professional photographic equipment
  • Photographic safaris daily customised photographic vehicle.
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during each safari
  • Vehicle and park fees.


Excluded:

  • International flights to Kilimanjaro
  • Fees for passport, visa, immunisations and insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Premium drinks

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Although the Grumeti Lion Pride is a major drawing card for wildlife photographers, in an area not frequented by many tourists, Grumeti offers much more than ultimate lion photography:

Grumeti has the largest population of Topi in Africa, and their numbers are year-round. At this time one can be lucky to witness the large clans of hyena in this area hunting topi. There are also migrating herds of Topi who come through the area during normal migration season (along with wildebeest and zebra).

Topi calving season, just like the wildebeest calving season in the south – here in the western corridor, the Topi calve in great numbers. During this time the predators such as Lion, Cheetah Hyena and Leopard take advantage of the less experienced and not so nimble Topi calves. (November – December)

During Grumeti dry season all the animals are concentrated close to water where the predators wait in anticipation. The height of the dry season is Mid-August to September.

 

Included:

  • Transfers between Kilimanjaro and Serengeti / Grumeti
  • Full board accommodation at world class &Beyond Serengeti Grumeti Tented Camp (excl. premium drinks)
  • Expert guidance from a CNP Guide
  • Free use of professional photographic equipment
  • Photographic safaris daily customised photographic vehicles
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during each safari
  • Vehicle and park fees.


Excluded:

  • International flights to Kilimanjaro
  • Fees for passport, visa, immunisations and insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Premium drinks

BOOK YOUR SERENGETI PHOTO SAFARI NOW

 

 

Ndutu

  • Incredible diverse and large numbers of mammal, bird and reptile species
  • Calving and Lambing season takes place before the migration
  • Serengeti is the ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography
  • Riverine Forests: large rivers, which remain dry most of the year, flood during the wet season creating dense green pockets of forest within the plains

 

Grumeti

  • Incredible diverse and large numbers of mammal, bird and reptile species
  • Serengeti is the ultimate destination for the lover of wild cat photography
  • Riverine Forests: large rivers, which remain dry most of the year, flood during the wet season creating dense green pockets of forest within the plains
  • Largest population of Topi in Africa

 

 

SERENGETI PHOTO GALLERY

Just some of the amazing photographs we captured while on our Serengeti Photographic Safari

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