I've just recently returned from guiding a top notch photo safari with my partner Everlasting Tanzania Travels. We treated our clients to the trip of a lifetime, and now we're all back home safe catching some much needed R&R...well, when I'm not busy sifting through the phenomenal photos from the trip - hang tight for loads of fresh captures from our adventures!
I'll be refreshing this page in the near future to reflect our upcoming plans, as well as offer custom-tailored luxury safaris, so bear with us as we regroup from the travels.
In the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch if you're interested in going on safari with us to visit new places, see new sights, make new friends, and create memories and images that will last a lifetime - without all the planning and with the guidance and knowledge of seasoned pros.
Or, feel free to read on and salivate over the itinerary we just completed!
WHEN: February 14 - 24, 2016
WHERE: Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
An in-depth itinerary for this trip including pricing is available here
Or contact me for more information
Everlasting Tanzania Travels is thrilled to team with Witt Duncan to offer an exclusive photographic safari through Tanzania’s premier wildlife reserves. This 11-day outing traverses through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro ecosystems during their green seasons - an ideal time of year to capture the flourishing landscapes and wildlife. Our instruction and itinerary are tailored for photographers of all skill levels seeking to refine their photographic technique in the African bush.
DAY 1: ARUSHA
1 overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge
DAYS 2-5: NORTHERN SERENGETI
Full-day game drives or walking safari
Authentic Maasai village visit
4 overnights at Lamai Serengeti
DAYS 6-9: NDUTU (SOUTHERN SERENGETI)
Full-day game drives
Option for sunrise hot air balloon
4 overnights at private luxury camp
DAY 10: NDUTU - NGORNOGORO CRATER
Serengeti/Ngoronogoro Crater game drive
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
DAY 11: NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA
Morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
Transfer to Arusha via Manyara Air Strip
Click here for a detailed trip itinerary
Rob is a Tanzania native and trained naturalist guide
with a diploma in conservation and natural history
(might I add, he finished first in his class). He
has acquired a vast knowledge of the land and
animals of his native land through over 10 years of
guiding safaris and leading climbs up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Witt is a seasoned wildlife and landscape photographer
who seeks thrills in experiencing and pointing his lens
toward the simpler sides of life. Time spent in the
backcountry and on safari in Africa has instilled in him a
deep appreciation for the natural world, the animals
that inhabit it, and cultures who live close to the land.
OUR APPROACH ELEVATES YOUR EXPERIENCE
Service is our specialty; our clients embark on trips with us to enjoy themselves, and no need goes unmet
Accommodations are carefully selected with special consideration given to location in addition to prestige
Leaders of the safari are experts in their respective fields, and each will dedicate himself primarily toward his own area of expertise, allowing guests optimum access to their guidance and knowledge
Itinerary has been designed by seasoned guides with comfort, experience, and value in mind
Logistics are seamlessly coordinated to keep you worry-free and to maximize your time in the bush
Exclusivity takes our guests off the beaten path for a private and unique wilderness experience
Safety is the bottom line - for both our guests and the unique ecosystems through which we travel
WHY GO ON SAFARI DURING THE GREEN SEASON?
Tanzania’s green season, which stretches from January to April, is an often-overlooked but spectacular time to safari.
Because most tourists travel through the Serengeti during the peak season of July – September, the area is much less crowded during the time of our safari. Fewer crowds translate to more intimate experiences with the animals you came to see. This makes not only for a better experience but better photos as well - and that’s the chief purpose of our expedition.
Although there may be fewer tourists, the Serengeti abounds with game; the wildebeest migration will be in full swing during our time in the Southern Serengeti, and the landscape's rolling plains will be dotted with their silhouettes in nearly every direction. Mid-February is also the wildebeest's peak calving season, during which thousands of young are born. And along with the adorable yet vulnerable young ones come predators. The lions and cheetahs of the area, who ramp up their hunting efforts during this time in search of an easy meal, also typically birth their young during this time of year due to the predicable abundance of prey.
The frequent cloud cover that comes along with the green season offers itself to our photographic success by creating more than just dramatic vistas; softer light makes for flattering images throughout all hours of the day, and occasional rains keep the grass lush and photogenic.
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Our safari experience will be geared toward photographic and wildlife education, and Witt Duncan, your dedicated photo guide, will act as a photographic mentor before, during, and after the trip. Before departure he will conduct a series of web-based tutorials to teach the group subtle nuances that can make or break images and to ensure that everyone is confident in their skills and equipment. On safari, he’ll work hand-in-hand with each of the group members to assist them in honing and executing their photographic vision. One last webinar will follow our trip, as Witt offers advice on uploading and post-processing the masses of photos you’ll capture on safari.
You can find more information about Witt and examples of his work right here on this website.
For a more detailed description of the safari, have a look at the full itinerary
More information about my partner, Everlasting Tanzania Travels, is available on their website:
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If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out and contact us!
I can be reached via email at [email protected]wittduncan.com or via phone at (512) 779-4061
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