Photographer taking pictures on game drive in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania Photographic Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti

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Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

Tanzania offers the ultimate photographic safari experience and this itinerary showcases the unique wonders of its boundless landscapes in their indigenous setting. Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti provide spectacular scenery and unforgettable wildlife. You'll marvel at giant herds, admire the big cats, and spot the Big Five again and again. So be sure to bring your camera to capture every moment.

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Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the rich abundance of Tanzania's wildlife as you spend eleven days on safari in four diverse national parks
  • Discover giant elephant herds and leopards at the beautiful Tarangire National Park
  • Spot rare tree climbing lions and explore the atmospheric forests of Lake Manyara
  • See the full Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater, including the critically endangered black rhino
  • Enjoy complete immersion in the endless grass plains of the Serengeti, home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Have a genuine chance of witnessing authentic hunting scenes as lion prides, leopards, and cheetahs, roam the plains for easy prey

Detailed Description

This Tanzania photographic safari is a photographers dream come true. Whether you’re a novice or an expert photographer, this safari is packed with breathtaking, awe-inspiring moments that could only be captured on image. Sometimes wildlife documentarians make Tanzania's wilderness seem unbelievable with endless grass plains, dramatic wild savannas, lion prides out hunting, and herds of a million wildebeest kicking up dust. It doesn't sound believable, but these are just some of the highlights as you spend eight days on safari. Each park has its own habitat and ecosystem, meaning that every game drive brings new sights and sounds. Lake Manyara and Tarangire offer a spectacular introduction to African wilderness, with tree-climbing lions and giant elephant herds as the surreal highlights. The abundant Ngorongoro Crater is one of the only places in the world to see the Big Five in just a single game drive. Then the world famous Serengeti provides a dramatic conclusion to this unique vacation.

Enthusiastic guides lead your game drives, skillfully tracking animals and taking you to the best wildlife viewing spots. In a spacious 4 x 4 vehicle with a pop up roof you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the landscapes and animals. At Lake Manyara you wind through dense forest, the trees inhabited by baboon troops and marauding elephants. Tarangire's landscape is punctuated by dramatic baobab trees and a meandering river. Zebra and giraffe elegantly take a drink, ever watchful for the surrounding predators. Then hippo pools provide a serene picnic spot. With three days in these two parks you'll explore remote corners that teem with unique residents, like long-necked gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx.

Ngorongoro's compact crater has six distinct habitats and two long game drives will reveal the Big Five. Abundant lion prides roam across the clearings, bushy haired buffalo return your stare, and the massive bull elephants are some of the largest in the world. Then silence descends over the safari truck as a pair of black rhinos wander past. These critically endangered mammals offer the most unforgettable safari (and photo) moments. The Serengeti's endless plains are home to the Great Wildebeest Migration and you'll have three full days immersed in this beautiful wilderness. Phenomenal herds roam across the grass, leaving a trail of swirling dust and allowing you to marvel at this unique spectacle. Thompson's gazelle and zebra are out in the open, and they're carefully watched by lion prides, leopards, and cheetahs. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro offer genuine opportunities to witness authentic hunting scenes, and it's rare to not see these majestic cats on a game drive. These four parks will reveal all the classic wildlife scenes, while also offering a very personal safari experience.

Discover for yourself why this is a popular safari.  Read the reviews of Tanzania luxury tours.

Starting Price

$6,430 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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