2017 07 African Photo Safari to Tanzania and Kenya

African Photographic Safari

17-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Led by Professional Wildlife Photographer Paul Renner

July 15-31, 2017

Join us at the peak of the season for the great migration river crossings at the Mara River in Tanzania’s northern Serengeti and in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

At this time of year, the richness of Tanzanian wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, combined with the great migration river crossings at the Mara River in the northern Serengeti and also in Kenya’a Masai Mara, make this safari an extraordinary and unique photographic experience that will be cherished for a lifetime!

TOUR PRICE:  $12,845 (based on double occupancy)


Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania

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

Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for only 3 passengers per safari vehicle

All National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees

Sponsorship of Baby Elephant at David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary

Membership to the Flying Doctors Service while on Safari

All meals while in Africa

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

Single Room Supplement – $2325

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, alcohol and soft drinks and bottled water with meals.

Safari Daily Itinerary



July 15 – July 31, 2017


July 15, 2017: Saturday                       Depart

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

July 16: Sunday                                           Arusha

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Arrive Kilimanjaro where our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for the overnight. (D)  African  Tulip Hotel

July 17: Monday                                             Arusha

Day at leisure to meet other members of the group.  (BLD) African Tulip Hotel

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July 18/19/20: Tue/Wed/Thu                   Northern Serengeti Plains

Early morning breakfast then transfer to Arusha airport for your flight 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. Witness the Great Migration and explore the more remote corner of Tanzania. We are here for three days to observe the annual wildlife spectacle quite unlike any other, as over a million wildebeest, zebra and other ungulates move into the northern Serengeti in search of fresh grazing and water. (BLD) River Camp 

July 21/22: Fri/Sat                                    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.  Next day, a full day game drive in the crater is planned with lunch in the bush. (BLD)  Ngorongoro Serena Lodge 

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July 23/24: Sunday/Monday                           Tarangire National Park

Awake early in the morning for breakfast and the game viewing activity in the Crater. Continue 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. This park has one of the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa! A late afternoon game drive will bring you close to a large variety of wildlife. Next day, morning and afternoon game drives present more photographic opportunities. (BLD)  Tarangire Safari Lodge 

July 25: Tuesday                                         Nairobi 

After breakfast and the morning game viewing activity drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Nairobi. Arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight. (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

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July 26: Wednesday                                   Masai Mara

After breakfast, we will visit the Giraffe Center where you have an opportunity to pet and feed the rare Rothschild giraffes. We will proceed to the David 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 

Elephant Herd

July 27/28/29:   Thu/Fri/Sat                        Masai Mara

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

July 30: Sunday                                           Nairobi/Depart

Enjoy our final game drive in the Mara. After bidding the Bush Camp staff farewell, we  transfer to the airstrip for our flight to Nairobi where a Day Room is reserved until 6:00 pm to relax, repack or do some last minute shopping. Later this evening you will be transfer back to the airport for your flight home. (BLD) Dayroom at Ole Sereni Hotel

July 31: Monday                                           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

Useful Information for travel in Tanzania and Kenya

Email: paulrenner3@cox.net


or call Prem Sharma or Gaby Gurrola at Best Safaris – 800.757.6625 /714.985.3456

e-mail: info@BestSafaris.com

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris


CST # 2073854-40

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Young Cheetah Taking a Drink



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Fighting Zebras

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Our Clients Photographing a Lion

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Sunrise in the Serengeti

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