Great Migration Safari
July 24th - August 2nd, 2023 & August 5th - August 14th, 2023
This is what you've been dreaming of
The Adventure of a Lifetime!
July 24th - August 2nd, 2023
August 5th - August 14th, 2023
Our Tanzania Photography Safari is Like No Other
Join us this July and August as our team of Discovery photographers will be traveling to Africa fo our Tanzania Great Migration Photo Safari. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
4 Guests + Pro Photographer + Local Guide/Driver
Discovery Photo Tours is proud to offer a world-class safari photo adventure to our cherished guests. We’ve selected deluxe accommodations, delicious meals, expert local guides who have a deep knowledge of the terrain and wildlife, and top photographer guides who we are privileged to have on our team.
Imagine yourself in Africa along with our Discovery team of pro photographers as we explore the incredible national parks our tour will visit from Tarangire to the legendary Serengeti.
On this awesome safari photo tour, you will be in a very select group of four guests that will be paired with one of our pro photographer leaders and your local guide/driver who will treat you to all the inside knowledge that they have of the culture and wildlife of Tanzania. Along the way, you’ll take countless photos and hours of video that will become life-long memories of this epic journey.
Learn from professional photographers in the field
During our 10-day Great Migration safari, we are welcoming four guests to join us per vehicle, working together with our pro photographers in the field. Together you will capture African wildlife in all its glory and experience the incredible wildebeest migration and so much more.
Animal highlights include…
Hold on to your safari hats… You’re in for a ride you’ll never forget, for all the best reasons.
100% Spouse friendly
Discovery Gold Standard
From antelopes to zebras, you’ll get the Discovery A to Z pledge of seeing more animals that you could possibly imagine. Every day has a new story to tell and each game drive is 100% unique. These are your stories and we think you’ll cherish them as much as we do. It isn’t uncommon for our guests to wipe away tears of joy as they witness the majesty of the Great Migration, the Big Five, and so much more.
You’ll witness the circle of life throughout this Migration Photo Safari as we visit some of the most renowned national parks in all of Africa and be offered the opportunity of a lifetime to capture photos of these spectacular animals. This is that bucket list trip you’ve been dreaming of, and Discovery is here to make your dreams come true!
While the Migration Photo Safari’s main goal is to provide our guests with the best photo ops for wildlife, we do celebrate the culture of Tanzania.
You’ll visit an authentic Masai village and get a chance to meet with Masai tribesmen, women, and children. Have your cameras ready as they will greet us with a traditional jump dance and friendly smiles. We’ll also stop along the road for a spontaneous shoot with locals (if and when possible) once in a while for some great candid photos.
In Arusha, we escort our groups to a beautiful cultural center where you’ll see all kinds of Tanzanian and African art including sculptures, carvings, masks, paintings, jewelry, crafts, and more. Don’t forget to haggle!
Discovery Photo Tours works with some of the most talented and experienced professional photographers in the business. Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to travel alongside and work elbow to elbow with internationally acclaimed photographers who will help you capture the incredible beauty our destinations offer.
Whether you’re new to photography or a professional looking to expand your portfolio, our tour leaders will share invaluable techniques, knowledge, and experience gained over the course of their careers. Photography aside, we expect you’ll have the time of your life on our tours. Traveling the road with us means there will be lots of laughs, and interesting stories where you’ll be treated like family and will leave with new life-long friends.
A Photographer's Dream Come True
Breathtaking African Wildlife
- Day 1Welcome to Tanzania!
- Day 2Spread Your Wings
- Day 3Serengeti North
- Day 4Serengeti North
- Day 5-6Serengeti Central
- Day 7Serengeti Finale
- Day 8Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 9Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 10Masai Village
Welcome to Tanzania!
Kuwakaribisha Kwa Tanzania.
No, this isn't a dream. You're here in beautiful East Africa and one short day away from witnessing some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world!
Today is arrival day and time to get some rest at the hotel after being picked up at the Kilimanjaro airport by your driver. Marvel at the sight of the world's tallest free-standing mountain as you head from the airport to your first hotel in Arusha. In the evening your small group will meet up for a delicious welcome dinner with your photographer leader. Sleep well tonight, as tomorrow is the beginning of an extraordinary adventure.
Spread Your Wings
The Adventure Begins
On this morning, we avoid the dusty roads and trails to catch a flight right into Serengeti National Park's northern region, home of the great wildebeest migration river crossing!
In July, August, and September, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras arrive in the northern part of the Serengeti on their round-trip trek from Tanzania’s southern Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya. Lucky for you, since our group of intrepid photographers will be ready and waiting, camera in hand, trigger finger poised on the shutter in anticipation of capturing the shot of a lifetime.
Buckle up; you're in for the wildlife treat of your life in the next few days of legendary game drives.
The Big Five
The big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. You’ll never have a better chance of seeing these magnificent creatures than here in the Serengeti.
But wait... there's more!
While it is incredible to see the big five, don't forget all the other awesome animals that roam the Serengeti. And just so you don't have to google it, here's what else you have to look forward to. Giraffes, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, African Civet, Bat-eared Fox, Bushbuck, Grant's Gazelle, Eland, Genets, Impala, Kudu, Ostrich, Vervet Monkey, Waterbuck, Porcupine, Dwarf Mongoose, Serval, Warthog, Secretary Bird, African Fish Eagle, Vultures, and Nile Crocodiles.
We are out the door after an early breakfast hitting the trails of the legendary Serengeti once again. This is our last chance to capture more breathtaking river crossings, and we’ll take every opportunity to get one more epic photograph that will indeed become the memory of a lifetime.
This is the Africa that you’ve been waiting to see. Soak in every sight, sound, smell, and feeling and take a moment to realize just how fortunate you are to witness this miracle of nature unfolding right in front of you.
On the road again
What would be an excellent way to top the first few days of Serengeti exploration? May we suggest even more exploration? Good. We thought you might agree. Central Serengeti, here we come!
The Serengeti is vast, and our team can't get enough of all the fantastic opportunities to capture so many incredible photos of all the varied animals in so many different settings. From north to south, the landscape and terrain change dramatically. With our expert guides at the wheel, Discovery offers our guests the best chance to photograph the elusive rhinoceros, leopards, and so much more!
Sunset on the Savanna
This is our last full day in Serengeti National Park. The days will have slipped by what now seems quickly, but in hindsight, you'll be astonished as you look back and think of all the breathtaking scenes that you have witnessed so far.
The landscape is spectacular, and the sense of adventure is palpable. The animals are so close that you can reach out and touch them. What an unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for a chance to step away from your everyday routine and explore a new world of adventure, you’re finally here.
Unesco World Heritage Site
Have you ever been inside a volcano? Well if you haven't... today is your lucky day.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater is 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep, and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. Yeah, we think that's pretty cool too.
The Maasai pastoralists named Ngorongoro after the sound produced by the cowbell (ngoro ngoro), and this ancient place has been inhabited by various hominid species for 3 million years.
A Truly Unique Ecosystem
The Ngorongoro crater is such a wonderfully iconic safari location and one of the absolute best in all of Africa for photography. This is why we rise early to continue exploring for a second day. August is the ideal month for weather in the crater in terms of temperature. Still, we also have a good chance of having fog early in the morning, which makes for outstanding dramatic lighting conditions for photographers.
After our game drive, our guests get some time for rest and relaxation at our luxury lodge, where they can get a massage, enjoy beverages, go for a leisurely stroll around the coffee plantation and gardens, or just relax by the pool or fire pit.
Farewell and Au Revoir
We wake up before dawn on this last morning of the safari to share one last breakfast before our final safari experience.
Today we will visit a local Masai village for an exceptional cultural experience. Not only will you experience a different way of life, but you'll also have the opportunity to photograph the tribe. The Masai are known for their colorful clothing and unique customs, so your photos are sure to be one-of-a-kind, creative, and fun.
But the journey isn't over. We'd like to think it has just begun. After an experience such as this safari, you'll be changed. You will have grown. You will be inspired to continue your journey wherever the road ahead takes you.
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July 24th - August 2nd, 2023
August 5th - August 14th, 2023
MAX GROUP SIZE
Can’t make it in August or February/March for our regularly scheduled safaris?
Our team can develop a custom exclusive VIP safari for groups of any size at almost any time of year.
Contact the Discovery Team for details.
Our authentic luxury safari accommodations truly add to the experience of this tour. While traveling through Tanzania we will stay in genuine deluxe safari tented camps and luxurious world-class lodges. These are exclusive settings that will bring our group close to nature in some of the most beautiful settings one can imagine. These deluxe camps and lodges include paved pathways, flooring, furniture, electricity, running water, full private bathrooms, and all the other modern amenities you would expect at a hotel. With lounges, dining rooms and a full cooking staff to prepare gourmet fare, your evenings will be filled with memories of relaxing around a campfire sharing our stories of the day.
Overview of shooting locations
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Recommended photography equipment
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TOUR PRICE:$11,950.00 (USD)
Select the room type of your choice below and proceed to add it to your cart to confirm your deposit and secure your spot on this unforgettable Tour.
**** A single room is often available on our tours at an extra cost but please note that these single rooms are subject to availability. You can indicate your desire for a single room by selecting the option in the dropdown menu under Room Type. The additional cost for having a single room on the Tanzania Migration Photo Safari is USD $1,200. Payment for the single supplement will be due at the same time as the final balance is due at 90 days prior to the start of the safari.
Standard Double Occupancy room type means if a solo guest is willing to share a room and we can match them with another guest of the same gender, we will do so. If we cannot match a solo guest with another guest of the same gender, then the single supplement will be charged.
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Ken Kaminesky is a co-founder and the owner of Discovery Photo Tours. He’s a veteran commercial travel photographer, Formatt-Hitech Signature Artist, the travel columnist for Outdoor Photographer magazine, and an entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in the photography industry. Ken’s iconic photography has featured in major publications including the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and twice on the front cover of National Geographic magazine.
Di Fruscia is a World Visionary Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer. His work has won many awards, has been published and displayed thru a multitude of Medias (books, calendars, magazines, travel guides etc.) and by many prestigious companies such as, National Geographic, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. Constantly searching for those rare magical moments when the Perfect Light embraces nature in all its glory, you can rest assured – that this is only the beginning of a long and dedicated quest to capture the breathtaking beauty of nature.”