10 Apr No Comments Thomas Whetten Africa Photography Tours, African Photo Safari, Photography

Join Wildlife Photo Tour August 15th – 26th, 2013 on an African Safari highlighting the “Great Migration”.  This photo safari is a real bargain priced at $5,995 without skimping on quality.  Other African safaris put six people to eight people per vehicle while I limit the number to three or four so everyone has room to move around and take the photographs they want.

During our safari we will enter the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest volcanic crater with the walls still standing.  50,000 head of wildlife reside on the floor of the crater which is only 110 square miles in size.  Included in this count are approximately 110 lions.

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Ngorongoro Crater – Lion attacking Zebra

However, one of the most dramatic and memorable safari experience will be observing 1.5 million wildebeest migrating between Kenya & Tanzania at the numerous wildlife crossings on the Mara River.

We will head for those crossings hoping to photograph the Wildebeest as they gather by the thousands on the banks of the river.  Wildebeests run a dangerous gambit trying to cross the Mara River as several hundred Nile crocodiles try to reduce their numbers.  With the swift current, eminent stampedes and deadly crocodile jaws, you have a guaranteed recipe for mass genocide.

We will spend several days on the Serengeti, and the Masai Mara, photographing the “Great Migration” as it moves from Tanzania, across the Mara River into Kenya.  Nearly 300,000 wildebeest die annually from drowning, injuries, predators such as lions, and the huge Nile Crocodiles. Great photographs can be had during these crossings.

We will also visit Lake Manyara NP and Arusha NP.  During our visit to Arusha NP we hope to photograph the large black and white Colobus monkey with their extremely long, bushy, white tail.

Crocodile

Our accommodations will be lodges similar to the Ngorongoro Crater Sopa Lodge in Tanzania and Camps such as the newly opened Nasikia Luxury Camp where we can sit around a camp fire and listen to the sounds of Africa. To see photos from my African safari during the Great Migration” visit my photo gallery.

 

Sign up for the August 2013 African Safari 

now while seats are still available!