2016 02 African Photo Safari To Tanzania and Kenya

African Photo Safari

18-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer

Paul Renner

January 31- February 17, 2016

Photograph the Birthing Season of the Great Migration!

 Playful Lion Cub-3739

The richness of Kenyan wildlife combined with Ngorongoro Crater and the birthing season of the migration in the Serengeti in Tanzania makes this photographic safari an outstanding and unique experience



Male Lion, Masai Mara, Kenya-6965


– Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania

– Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per safari 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

– All meals while in Africa

TOUR PRICE: $12,780 (based on double occupancy)

( Single Room Supplement – $2200)

(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $510 service fee)

NOT INCLUDED: Visas, airline departure taxes, items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, tips and gratuities, trip cancellation and interruption insurance, faxes, laundry services, alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks





January 31- February 17, 2016

Cheetah with Cubs-0868

January 31: Sunday                                    Los Angeles

Let the adventure begin when you board your flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

February 01: Monday                                 Enroute to Tanzania

February 02:Tuesday                                 Arusha 

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Arrive Kilimanjaro where our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for the overnight. (LD) Lake Duluti Serena Lodge

February 03-06: Wed-Sat                          Serengeti Plains

Today’s journey passes through the scenic areas of the southeastern Serengeti plains.  This time of the year is the birthing season when many babies are born.  Four days are earmarked to witness nature’s greatest spectacle, the migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and all of the predators.  Daily morning and late afternoon game drives are planned for many outstanding photographic opportunities.  Your accommodation is at the luxury tented camp strategically located in the area which is alive with the migration. (BLD) Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp

February 07/08:Sun/Mon                           Ngorongoro Crater 

Depart to 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.  Enjoy lunch as you descend to the crater floor.  Next day, a full day game drive in the crater is planned with lunch in the bush.  (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Elephant and Baby-

February 09/10:Tue/Wed                           Amboseli National Park

Early morning drive to Arusha for lunch and proceed to the border town of Namanga where we enter Kenya. We meet our new drivers and change vehicles then continue our journey to Amboseli National Park. The park is nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli National Park is the location where you can photograph elephants and other wildlife with Mt. Kilimanjaro as a spectacular backdrop. The following day we will have an early morning and afternoon game drives. (BLD) Ol Tukai Lodge


Cheetah Family Time-

February 11: Thursday                               Nairobi 

Morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge.  Later this afternoon continue to Nairobi for an overnight. (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

February 12: Friday                                    Masai Mara

After breakfast, we will continue to the Giraffe Center where you have an opportunity to pet and feed the Rothschild giraffes. We will proceed to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you will be able to pet young rescued elephants. This afternoon we will board our plane for a short flight to the Kenya’s most famous National park, the Masai Mara. We are going to the Mara to photograph the big cats, lions, leopards and cheetahs along with many other animals that live in the Mara all year round. Afternoon game drive enroute to our camp. (BLD) Mara Bush Camp

February 13/14/15: Sat/Sun/Mon             Masai Mara

Three full days are spent in the central section of the Mara Plains with morning and afternoon game drives with unlimited photographic opportunities to capture the scenic beauty of the Mara Plains and the wildlife that roam these open grasslands. (BLD) Mara Bush Camp

Vervet Monkey and Baby-4676

February 16: Tuesday                                Nairobi/Depart

Our final morning game drive is followed by a freshly cooked breakfast in the wilderness of the Mara plains. From here, we transfer to the airstrip for our flight to Nairobi where a room is reserved until 6:00 pm to relax, repack or do some last minute shopping. Later this evening you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your flight home. (BLD) Dayroom at Ole Sereni Hotel

February 17: Wednesday                          Arrive home

Arrive home today to share fond memories of your safari adventure to East Africa.

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 or 714.985.3456

e-mail: info@BestSafaris.com

Useful Information for Travel in Tanzania and Kenya

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris

CST # 2073854-40

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Leopard on the Prowl-5904

Photographing Elephants -3620 You could be with us  in a 4×4 Land Cruiser watching elephants!




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