All meals as indicated in itinerary; all park entry fees; all meals, snacks, and beverages (except premiums) while at lodges and bush camps; all game drives & walking safaris; all photographic instruction.
International flights; entry visas; airport and departure taxes; excess baggage charges; travel insurance; international airport transfers.
Your luxurious adventure to the Serengeti offers you the chance to “Go Wild” with true African walking safaris at no extra charge. Nothing quite beats the thrill of wandering amongst the savannah, listening to the wildlife all around you. Keep your eyes alert and tread quietly as we track giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, and lion, with only a single rifle for protection. This is the ultimate African wildlife safari experience. This Go Wild Add-on is subject to availability offered by our tour operators.
Climate: Dry (Arid and Semiarid)
Style: Safari Adventure
Experience the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth — The great Serengeti wildebeest migration, with Wild Focus photo tours. This adventure tour takes you to Tanzania’s greatest wildlife locations, immersing you in an abundance of wildlife. We travel in March during the calving season, when the predator and prey dynamic is in full swing, offering an unparalleled wildlife experience. This photo tour offers an intense photographic experience unlike any other.
The annual wildebeest migration throughout the Serengeti is the greatest movement of wildlife on the planet, which also includes vast numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, eland and impala. These animals move in a pattern, which is fairly predictable, migrating throughout the year constantly seeking fresh grazing and life sustaining water.
During the calving season predators are on full alert looking for the perfect opportunity to pounce on the easy prey. The big cats come alive, with lion, leopard, and cheetah all looking for an easy kill.
Enjoy a variety of prime locations throughout Tanzania’s best national parks, including the Tarangire national park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti. As with all Wild Focus tours, a professional photographer and guide will always be there, available at all times to answer your photographic questions and ensure you return home with fantastic wildlife images that will be sure to impress. Don’t miss out on this unique wilderness experience!
Days 1 & 2: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Your flight arrives in Arusha, Tanzania. After clearing Immigration and Customs, you'll meet your guide in Arrivals. You begin your safari with a scenic three-hour drive to your camp in Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire National Park is perhaps the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit, offering a true safari experience without the great crowds of the other popular destinations on the migratory circuit. In terms of wildlife, the density of game is second only to the Ngorongoro Crater, which we visit later on this amazing photo adventure.
Named after the Tarangire River, this is a year-round park with distinct seasons offering different experiences. We travel to this park in the month of March, the calving season, just before the big rains of the upcoming wet season. Occasional showers can be expected, but don’t typically last too long. March is lush a time of the year and the wild flowers and butterflies are out in full force. This is also the best time for bird lovers, with over 550 species of birds in the area, all at their busiest, including dazzling flocks of yellow-collared lovebird, which are abundant near the river.
March offers spectacular panoramic views of the savannah grasslands studded with massive Baobab trees. Amongst this paradise, we search for busy predators, such as leopard and lion, all trying to take advantage of the easy prey, which is plentiful in the calving season. Wildebeest, impala, zebra are found in large numbers, and this area is especially known for it’s large numbers of elephant.
While in the Tarangire National Park, we will stay at the Kikoti Tented Camp, a stylish camp offering the ultimate all around Tarangire experience; from game drives in the key game spots, with opportunities for exciting walking safaris within the remote wilderness areas of the park.
Days 3 & 4: Karatu, Tanzania
Your safari continues today with a 3-4 hour game drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands area and your lodge which is set on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater with great view and access to the Ngorongoro Crater.
The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. Measuring about 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
The area contains over 25,000 large animals including black rhinoceros. There are 7,000 wildebeests, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant's and Thomson's gazelles. The crater also has the densest known population of lions, numbering 62. Higher up, in the rainforests of the crater rim, are leopards, about 30 large elephants, mountain reedbuck and more than 4,000 buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs, and other felines.
The legendary annual wildebeest and zebra migration passes through Ngorongoro between the months of December to June, when close to two million ungulates are on the move. The nomadic migrants passing through the plains of the reserve include approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, over 200,000 zebra, and more than 300,000 gazelles. Over 500 species of bird have been recorded within the park. It’s no wonder why the Ngorogoro Crater is Africa’s number one destination for wildlife photographers and enthusiasts alike.
During our visit to the Ngorongoro Crater we will be staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. This lodge is renowned for its perfect location, being perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino.
Its position on the Eastern rim allows for the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset, from the point of view of access to the Crater floor; this is definitely one of the best locations. With its own access road on the eastern crater rim, crowds are reduced, a reason alone to well worth consider.
Days 5 & 6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Today you depart after breakfast with your guide and head down into the Ngorongoro Crater for a tour and game drive. After exploring this unique environment, you ascend the rim of the caldera and drive on to Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. The vast endless grassland savannahs are the richest on the continent, feeding the world’s largest herds, which in turn attract the largest concentration of predators in Africa. In March, during the calving season, it is a true predator and prey experience, as close to 8000 calves are born each day. Life is in full bloom, and it becomes a veritable smorgasbord for predators.
During this wonderful wildlife spectacle we will stay at the Nasikia Luxury Camp. This luxury tented camp roams around the vast grass plains of Tanzania, following the migration, and ensuring that you are always close to the action.
Days 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Today you move to a different part of the vast Serengeti eco-system via game drive to Nasikia Under Canvas Camp where you spend the next two days further enriching your safari experience.
Day 9: Depart
Your spectacular safari has come to an end. You have time for breakfast and a final game drive before transferring to the Seronera Airstrip to meet your scheduled flight back to Arusha. On arrival, you connect onto your departure flight.