Serengeti Safari with Roy Toft and Justin Black

Monday, June 8th - Saturday, June 13th, 2015
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Roy Toft and Justin Black have selected three of the very finest safari destinations in all of Africa – Tanzania’s Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks and little-known Grumeti Reserve – to offer a world-class, all-inclusive safari experience that features superb opportunities to capture stunning wildlife behavior, generous and effective photographic instruction, luxury amenities, excellent photographer support, a lack of crowds, and a ton of fun! Roy and Justin are both renowned for the lengths they go to to ensure safari participants have an exceptional experience that exceeds expectations, all within a good-humored atmosphere of camaraderie and mutually supportive exploration and learning. We promise a superb safari experience and a great time had by all.

Itinerary and Locations

June 8, 2015: Upon arrival at Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist with your private vehicle transfer to Onsea House. Accommodation: Onsea House Private Room – This tranquil boutique hotel works hard to maintain its status as the best luxury bed and breakfast in Arusha.

June 9: Today you will transfer from Onsea House to the Arusha airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Oliver’s Camp. Accommodation: Oliver’s Camp Luxury Tent – A lovely, friendly, remote, and rustic tented camp that has by far the best location at Tarangire, within the best game viewing area in the park.

June 9 – 13: Spend your days exploring all that Tarangire National Park has to offer. Roy, Justin, and our naturalist will lead morning and evening wildlife photography excursions, with time mid-day for image review and critique, and presentations including wildlife photography technique, composition, and digital workflow and processing.

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is famous for its tree climbing lions, stout baobab trees, massive elephant herds, and, importantly, a lack of crowds (particularly compared to tourist-mobbed Ngorongoro crater). Our safari coincides with the beginning of the dry season when animal numbers and concentrations are at their peak. The Tarangire River is a trickle when compared with the wet season, but it throbs with wildlife. Herds of up to 300 elephants wallow in the river bed, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem proper, and this is the only place in Tanzania where the stately fringe-eared oryx and elegant long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. Sausage trees in Tarangire are home to leopard, where they are often seen waiting for prey.

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