2018 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 16 – August 1, 2018

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 and the central Serengeti combined with the thrilling great migration river crossings in Kenya’a Masai Mara, make this safari an extraordinary and unique photographic experience that will be cherished for a lifetime!


TOUR PRICE:  $12,765 per person (based on double occupancy)

Single Room Supplement – $2260


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 a service fee of  $511 will be added.

NOT INCLUDED: Visas, airline departure taxes taxes (approximately $700), 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 1, 2018



July 16, 2018: Monday                             Depart

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

July 17: 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.(D) Tulip Hotel

July 18: Wednesday                               Arusha

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

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July 19/20: Thursday/Friday                      Tarangire National Park

This morning drive 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.  An 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 21/22: Sat/Sun                                       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. Arrive in time for early lunch and proceed on a half day tour of the crater. Next day, a full day game drive in the crater is planned with lunch in the bush. (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


July 23/24/25: Mon/Tue/Wed                   Serengeti Plains

This morning your safari adventure continues 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 to 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 central Serengeti in search of fresh grazing and water. (BLD) Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

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July 26: Thursday                                           Nairobi 

After breakfast, proceed to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha. Lunch in Arusha and drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight. (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

July 27: 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

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July 28/29/30:   Sat/Sun/Mon                     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 31: Tuesday                                               Nairobi/Depart

Morning game drive is followed by a breakfast. From here, transfer to the airstrip for your 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 transfer back to the airport to connect your flight home. (BLD) Dayroom at Ole Sereni Hotel                                                      

August 01: 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 / 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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Young Cheetah Drinking



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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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