2014 07 African Photo Safari to Tanzania and Kenya

African Photographic Safari

18-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer
Paul Renner

July 16 – August 02, 2014

This is the season for the great migration river crossings!

At this time of year the richness of Tanzanian wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks coupled with Lake Nakuru and the great migration river crossings in the Masai Mara, make this safari an extraordinary and unique photographic experience that will be cherished for a lifetime!




Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania

Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only three passenger per vehicle

Internal flights within East Africa with transfers as per itinerary

First Class accommodations at hotels, lodges and tented camps

Professional English-speaking tour guides and drivers

Guaranteed window seat in 4×4 safari Land Cruisers fitted with pop-up roof

All National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees

Membership to the Flying Doctors Service while on Safari

Enjoy freshly cooked breakfast in the Masai Mara

All meals while in Africa

TOUR PRICE: $12,475 (based on double occupancy)

(Single Room Supplement – $2170)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $488 service fee)

Visas, airline departure taxes, items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, tips and gratuities, trip cancellation and interruption insurance, faxes, laundry services, alcohol and soft drinks and bottled water with meals.

 Safari Daily Itinerary


July 16 – August 02, 2014

July 16: Wednesday                                            Depart from home

Let the adventure begin when you board your overnight Virgin Atlantic Airways flight to London with meals and a movie on board.

July 17: Thursday                                                 London 

Arrive at London Heathrow this afternoon where you will connect with your Virgin Atlantic flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of the world.

July 18: Friday                                                       Arusha

Welcome to Africa!  Arrive in Nairobi this morning and proceed to transfer desk for Precision Air flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. On arrival, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for lunch and dinner. (LDB) Mt. Village Serena Lodge

Thirsty Young Cheetah-5360

July 19/20: Saturday/Sunday                               Tarangire National Park

Early departure to Tarangire National Park, named after the river that flows through the length of the park and provides a constant water source for the thousands of animals making their home here.  A late afternoon game drive will bring you close to a large variety of wildlife.  Two more game drives are planned for the next day. (BLD) Tarangire Safari Lodge

July 21/22: Monday/Tuesday                               Ngorongoro Crater 

After an early breakfast we will depart for Ngorongoro Conservation area; host to the ‘birthplace of man’. It is also home to the unique intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is home to abundant game, including the “big five” – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. This afternoon depart on a half day tour of the crater.  Next day, proceed on an early morning tour of the crater. Later this afternoon, enjoy photographing the wilderness landscape in the surrounding area.  (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

July 23/24: Wednesday/Thursday                          Serengeti Plains

Continue your journey to the heart of the world’s best-known park, the Serengeti. The park is named after the Masai word, ‘Siringet’ for endless plains of short and long grass. The Serengeti is well known for its large prides of lions, cheetah, leopard, elephants and it’s tremendous variety and numbers of plains animals. Arrive in time for lunch and a late afternoon game drive. Next day continue to explore the Serengeti Plains with a morning and afternoon game drive in the park. (BLD) Serengeti Serena Lodge

Zebras, Tanzania-4352-2

July 25: Friday                                                  Nairobi

This morning fly to Kilimanjaro.  On arrival, transfer to a nearby lodge for lunch. Return to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.  (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

July 26/27: Saturday/Sunday                           Lake Nakuru National Park

Drive through the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park once described by ornithologist
Roger Tory-Peterson as ‘the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world’. Afternoon game
viewing drive along the lakeshore. Famous for millions of flamingos,  Lake Nakuru has recently become well known as one of the premier places in Africa to see rare and endangered rhinos.  Both black and white rhino species are found in the park. Next day’s activities include two game drives.  (BLD) Lion Hill Lodge

July 28/29: Monday/Tuesday                         Masai Mara National Park

We will eat an early breakfast then drive a short distance (on smooth paved highway) to Lake Naivasha for lunch.  After lunch we will fly to an airstrip near our lodge in Kenya’s most famous National park, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the annual migration where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle trek from the Serengeti plains into the Mara.  At this time of year the plains are normally loaded with wildlife as the great migration swarms into the Mara on it’s annual migratory cycle.   Later this afternoon enjoy your first game drive in the Masai Mara.  Next day, morning and afternoon game drives are planned to explore and photograph the abundant wildlife.  (BLD) Mara Bush Camp

Playful Lion Cubs-6484

July 30/31: Wednesday/Thursday                   Masai Mara National Park

Morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. For the next nights, accommodation is set directly in the heart of the Mara Plains for maximum photographic experience. Two more days to enjoy the beauty and wilderness of the Mara with an early morning and afternoon game drives.  (BLD Mara Intrepids Tented Camp

August 01: Friday                                        Nairobi/London

Morning game drive followed by a bush breakfast. Later transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi where our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Afternoon time to relax or do some last minute shopping.  Dinner and later transfer to the airport for flight to London.  (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

August 02: Saturday                                        London/Los Angeles

This morning connect with your Virgin Atlantic flight to London then homeward to share pleasant memories of your trip to Tanzania and Kenya with family and friends.

For more information and reservations, contact:

Paul Renner at 949.295.3136

Email: paulrenner3@cox.net
or call

Prem Sharma or Gaby Gurrola at Best Safaris – 800.757.6625
e-mail: info@BestSafaris.com

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris

Useful Information for Travel in Tanzania and Kenya

CST # 2073854-40

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Zebras Fighting, Tanzania-4320

Fighting Zebras

Photographing Lion, Masai Mara,Kenya-

Our clients photographing a lion in the Mara

Acacia Tree and Vultures, Masai Mara,Kenya-5536

Sunrise in the Mara  

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