The Great Migration

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

With 1.5 million White Bearded Wildebeest, 400,000 Thomson’s Gazelle, 250,000 Zebra and 10,000 Eland, crossing the plains of East Africa, they follow their ancestors route on their never ending quest for adequate grazing, attempting to elude Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Crocodile and other predators that await in anticipation.

Wildebeest-River-Crossing

Exclusive 10 day Photo Safari

1 photographer per row of seating

50 lbs of Camera gear & 33 lbs of personal luggage per person

 

Our mobile tented camp is set up each season along the migration route and the camp follows the migration.
The experience of being in the wild coupled with luxury and attention to detail, is the finest way to enjoy the magic and mystery of the African wilderness and the Great Migration.

So join us on this spectacular 10 day, action-packed photo workshop with instruction by Gavin Slabbert in the heart of the Serengeti, where you will experience the Wildebeest (Gnu) and Zebra Migration as well as an abundance of predators and other game. (see Disclaimer)

This exclusive photography workshop and wildlife safari is all about the Wildebeest and Zebra migration, and photography. Additionally, the safari will offer some of the best lion, leopard & cheetah photography in the world, as well as opportunities to photograph Africa’s “Big Five” which are elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros.

This amazing wildlife safari is geared toward both  experienced and novice photographers and game viewer.

Game Drive Vehicles:

Though the wildlife is the most important factor on any safari, the importance of having space to shoot in the game drive vehicle is of utmost importance, and to this regard, we have booked three private game vehicles each with 3 rows of seating and each photographer / non-Photographer has an entire row to themselves.

Safari Dates:

July 19 - 28, 2017

The Serengeti:

A million animals on the move, Africa's big predators in abundance, red-robed Maasai warriors and Out of Africa scenery - if you're looking for that quintessential East African safari experience, then the Serengeti delivers exactly want you think it should.

Location:

Set in the heart of the East African Great Plains of Tanzania, the Serengeti boasts 12,000 sq. miles of unspoiled wilderness. It offers the best game and bird-viewing anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. Throughout the year the Serengeti is a place of natural drama, a kaleidoscope of color and life. Most stunning of all are the months between July and August, when the Savannah teems with millions of wildebeest migrating across the Serengeti in one of the natural wonders of the world. Staying in our luxurious mobile tented camp puts you right in the heart of the action, closer than anyone else to its incredible sights and sounds.

Accommodation:

One of the jewels of the Serengeti is the Tented camp that we have reserved, and for those who want a taste of the Serengeti, want to experience the feel of the bush yet are not prepared to give up some of the home comforts, this is the place to be. The mobile tented camp can only be booked by one group at a time, so it is ours to enjoy, and as the name suggests, in Private.

Large comfortable tents are designed to offer guests the traditional safari experience of times gone by. The tents are luxurious with handmade furniture, each has its own private bathroom with flush toilets and hot showers whenever you wish.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in amazing luxury tents along the migration route.
  • Accommodation in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam the night prior to the start of the safari.
  • 3 private safari vehicles and all private safari activities.
  • One row per photographer / non photographer on the game drive vehicles.
  • Round trip road transfers to the camp.
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks, plus beer and selected house wines
  • All park fees
  • Tourism Levies, and game reserve fees.
  • Enrollment in the Flying Doctor program.
  • 18% Tanzania VAT

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare and transportation between your departure point and Dar-es-Salaam International airport.
  • All gratuities.
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls etc.)

Photography Workshop Safari:

This safari - workshop has either formal and /or informal instruction, and Gavin will be shooting alongside you at all times. Gavin will provide discussion and assistance on specialized topics such as long lens technique, action shooting, wildlife observation, panning and African animal behavior. Advanced techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and utilized throughout. This workshop is about shooting … tons of shooting! We will all work together, each sharing our individual knowledge and experience. Due to the unique location of this workshop and the luxury accommodations, this workshop adventure is open to spouses as well as photographers. Non-photographer companions will find the locales visited and the wildlife viewing opportunities stunning.

Number of Photographers / non-Photographers:

This is a small group safari, and we only ever take a maximum of 10 persons plus 2 instructors, and each person will be allocated their own row of seats whether they are a photographer or not.

Current Availability:

Remaining spots: 3 couples & 1 single as of July 23rd, 2016

Deposit:

Deposit of $2500.00 is required at time of booking to reserve your spot on safari.

$2,500.00 Add to cartMORE INFO

Price:

Workshop price is $8995.00 per person sharing, and payment balance is required no later than 150 days prior to the safari.

$8,995.00 Add to cartMORE INFO

Rwanda Gorilla Side Trip:

We have carefully selected our Serengeti Safari dates so that our Rwanda Gorilla Trek combines perfectly as a side trip following this safari.

Click to view information on the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Trek

So ... what's next:

Our groups are kept to a maximum of 10 persons, thus space is very limited. If this spectacular photo safari piques your interest, then book now.
Remember, there is limited space for this safari and when it's filled - that's it!
If you have any questions prior to booking, please contact us, or call Gavin at (916) 759-0776

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel your reservation, Images in Africa Safaris will assess a cancellation charge to cover loss of nonrefundable advance payments we have made on your behalf to ground operators and government agencies, communication expenses, and the loss of time that may permit resale of your space. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, or sightseeing trips for any reason whatsoever. Percentage charges are calculated on total trip cost. The following cancellation charges will apply:

All deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days from the date of the reservation, unless the reservation is made within 6 months of the safari commencement date. If the reservation is made less than 6 months of the safari commencement date, then the following refund policy will apply: After 60 days from the date of the reservation, 50% of the deposit is refundable up to 6 months prior to the safari commencement date. Within 6 months of the safari commencement date, and up to 90 days prior the safari commencement date, 100% of the deposit is forfeited but all other funds are refundable. There are no refunds for no shows or cancellations made within 90 days of the safari commencement date.

Trip Insurance:

We recommend obtaining trip cancellation/ interruption and baggage loss insurance which is available from various providers. This coverage may offset cancellation charges in the event of illness before or during the trip and/or if you need to cancel for work reasons depending on the coverage provided by the plan.

Disclaimer:

  • We cannot guarantee that you will view and experience every species as wildlife behavior patterns are unpredictable, however the dates selected and the region selected will provide the best opportunity for the ultimate wildlife experience.

For additional information you may want to read through the FAQ page

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