Tanzania Photo Trip – Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Nogorongoro

Once again in collaboration with Krijn van der Giessen, the nature & wildlife photographer, we bring you the best of African photography during this photography trip to Tanzania in February 2025.

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From remote safari camps in the most beautiful and rugged places of Tanzania, you will search for tree-climbing lions, the Big Five, witness the birth of thousands of baby wildebeest and stand face-to-face with elephants, cheetahs and many more wonderful animals. During this photo trip to Tanzania you will get to know and photograph the spectacular nature of this beautiful country!

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  • Travel schedule Click to view
  • Arusha Day 1
  • Lake Manyara Day 2
  • Lake Manyara Day 3
  • Serengeti Day 4 - 6
  • Ngorongoro Day 7
  • Departure Day 8 -9

Travel schedule

Spend eight nights from 14th February 2025 in the African wilderness with the group to (learn to) take the most beautiful wildlife photos. Guaranteed that you will go home with the most spectacular photos and endless unforgettable memories. This trip is for photographers of all levels, from beginners to pros.

Arusha

After arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha, you will be welcomed and transferred to our first accommodation of this photography trip in Tanzania. Great to relax, get to know the group and relax before we set off early tomorrow morning.

Lake Manyara

After breakfast we leave in our 4×4 jeep with guide for the coming week to Lake Manyara National Park. In 2 hours we drive to Mto wa Mbu. This typical African village has a colorful market with lots of fresh fruit and local vegetables. Here we take a walk through the village, nice to shoot a few first atmospheric photos!

Arriving at Lake Manyara National Park we immediately go on safari. Who knows, we might even encounter the famous tree-climbing lions, flamingos and large herds of elephants… and that’s just on the way to our camp for the next 2 nights: the Lake Manyara Green Camp! We enjoy lunch in the bush and dinner is served around a campfire: welcome to Africa!

Lake Manyara

Today is all about the photo safari. In the morning we take a nice walk and we go on foot in search of beautiful animals, small details and beautiful landscapes.

In the afternoon we get into the jeep for a safari. Photographing the tree-climbing lions is high on the wish list, so we will do everything we can to find these magnificent beasts.

Sunset means sundowner drinks in an unbeatable location! And dinner? That will be fun around the campfire again!

Serengeti

On the way to the Serengeti – a dazzling itinerary – we encounter many animals, for which we obviously stop when it is worth the shot. As with the viewpoint of the Ngorongoro Crater. This is nature at its finest!

The Green Camp is set up at the exact place where the great migration is located: the huge herds of wildebeests and zebras together with their new-borns, with countless predators in their wake: lions, cheetahs and leopards. Right behind them, hyenas, jackals and vultures clear away the remains. An unforgettable experience!

At night we practice capturing the Milky Way!

Ngorongoro

Today you will descend after breakfast for a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater; a world famous crater where you can easily spot the Big Five. We will get up early today to be up in the crater; a beautiful and unique area.

A picnic lunch will be taken for lunch.

At the end of the day we drive to the lodge in Karatu, just outside the Ngorongoro highlands.

Departure

Today is a relaxed morning, in which we can possibly visit a village or plan another activity.

Around noon we drive towards Kilimanjaro Airport to return home, where you arrive the next day!

Trip’s details

This photo trip takes you to the most famous and spectacular wildlife parks of Tanzania: Lake Manyara National park, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

We stay in Green Camps, mobile safari camps that are located exactly where most of the animals are. Far from the crowds and with the smallest possible ecological footprint.
Experience Africa like you should: off the grid!

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Highlights

  • Birth season of thousands of wildebeest calves in the Serengeti.
  • The birth of these wildebeests attracts countless lions, cheetahs and other carnivores.
  • At one with nature in the Green Camps. Candles, campfires and torches light up the night for us!
  • Smallest possible ecological impact!
  • Walking safaris provide safari photos from a different and unique angle.
  • Thousands of flamingos and tree-climbing lions.
  • Daily one-on-one time with Krijn van der Giessen, for ultimate photography instruction to improve your skills.
  • Daily photography workshops & master classes: about basic nature photography, taking night photos, photo editing and organizing your photos on your computer!
  • The best place for astrophotography, with dark nights and the clearest starry sky!
  • Spectacular African sunrises and sunsets. Find a tree, giraffe or elephant and use the silhouettes in your composition for the setting sun!
  • The tastiest local dishes and drinks included.

Price indications

€ 4950 p.p. based on a shared room.
A supplement of € 550 p.p. applies for a private room.

This trip is for a maximum of eight participants.The trip will continue with a minimum number of participants. So register quickly!

Outward journey: February 14, 2025
Return journey: February 21, 2025 / arrival Schiphol February 22.

Including

  • All accommodations and meals as described
  • All transfers
  • Activities as described
  • Private 4WD jeep with experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance fees to National Parks* (rates subject to change)
  • Flying Doctors Insurance
  • Mineral water, coffee, tea and biscuits during safari
  • Krijn van der Giessen as a photography guide, with solid one-on-one instructions, masterclasses and workshops.

* = The entrance fee to the National Parks is included in the price. These are based on the current rates: Lake Manyara National Park: $59.00 pp per 24 hours, Ngorongoro Crater $70.80 pp per 24 hours, Descent Ngorongoro Crater $295 per car, Serengeti National Park $82.60 pp per 24 hours.

Excluding

  • International flight
  • Tanzania visa (€50.00 per person)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Supplies of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Mentioned optional activities
  • Equipment for photography
  • Contribution to Disaster Fund € 2.50 (per 9 persons)
  • SGR contribution €5.00 per person

Baby boom in the bush bush

This Tanzania photo trip takes place during the birth season of the wildebeest, so that you make the most beautiful pictures of the birth of thousands of wildebeest calves, and of all predators who hunt for easy prey!

Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025
Tanzania photo trip February 2025

This group trip is scheduled for 14 February 2025

You spend eight nights with a group in the African wilderness to (learn to) take the most stunning wildlife photos. Daily photography masterclasses, workshops and one-on-one time with Krijn guarantee you go home with the most spectacular photos and endless unforgettable memories. Read the travel story ‘TanzaniaPhoto Trip 2024’ from Evelyn and Viviane.
This trip is for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

More info or join for this photo trip?

Give us a call, or Krijn van der Giessen for more information or to join this trip right away!

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