SafariTanzania Photographic Safari Experiences

May 30, 2024by awesafari
Always Dreamed of an Unforgettable African Photo Safari?

Looking for a fresh place to capture with your lens? A Tanzania photographic safari experiences with Awe Safari will surely meet your needs . You will have many opportunities to explore with your camera, with all the beautiful locations, ranging from national parks such as Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to historical sites and culturally significant areas. Whether you’re a hobby photographer or you’re more experienced, whether you prefer photographing people, animals or art, there’s plenty for you in Tanzania. And if it’s the many people and their ways of life that interest you most, you should consider the various Awe Safari tour experiences we offer. Choose one or two experiences to add to your photo safari!

Wildlife photography requires patience, preparation, dedication and a guide that understands how to get you into the right position for that perfect capture. You also need lots of space and equipment to move in your vehicle. In short, you need to go on a dedicated African safari photography tour. Our private guided safaris ensure that all these matters are taken care of, allowing you to focus on enjoying the creative aspects of your trip. On photographic safaris, destinations are chosen with photography in mind and your itinerary will consider all the best times to be out, making best use of the light.

Our special photography offer:

If you would like to be accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer and learn the techniques of capturing amazing wildlife photography first-hand, you can book this as an add-on to your safari! Blake Smith will lead your safari and afterwards he’ll give you lessons on the editing process and/or edit a few of your photos for you, so that you return home with a large array of stunning pictures that you can share with the world and leave your friends and family in awe!

Does an African photographic safari on your bucket list? or Are you looking for a photographic safari in Tanzania? Whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer, a photo safari experience in Tanzania is unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. With Tanzania’s landscapes, wildlife, people and culture as your subject, there’s something new to capture around every corner.

Tanzania Photographic Safari Experiences

So, join us on a photo safari in some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hone your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife. Learn how best to capture movement and light as you frame dazzling herds of zebras, majestic lion prides, and wildebeests on their annual migration across the Serengeti. And spend time with the Maasai to document their traditions. Enjoy capturing every moment of your trip, ensuring that your memories are preserved, lasting a lifetime. If you have any questions about our Tanzania photo tours, pleaseget in touch; you can also tell us what you want your safari to entail and we’ll take care of all the planning and logistics!

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Photo Safari

Among the world’s classic wildlife events, no one can compare Tanzania’s great migration. And for nature or wildlife photographers, there is simply nothing like being in the midst of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest (GNU) and zebra as they make their annual migration over the Serengeti plains in pursuit of new grass. Agile predators steal behind, poised to seize the young and the weak that trail the great herds. To truly capture the wonder of the migration in images, it’s essential to witness it from key vantage points that offer close-up views-and the only way to do that is through exclusive stays in remotely situated camps.
All Migration Photo Safari Are NOT the Same!
For nature photographers, no wildlife event on earth rivals Africa’s great migration for sheer drama. Twice each year the huge herds make a great circuit across the Serengeti national park, and cross Mara river in northern Serengeti, following the grass that sprouts with the seasonal rains. To capture amazing images of this phenomenon is on many wildlife photographer’s bucket list.

Essential Considerations for Planning a Tanzania Photographic Safari

When planning a photo safari in Tanzania, it is necessary to consider the following aspects:
Best Time to Visit:

The timing of your safari can significantly impact your photography experience. The Great Migration, which involves millions of wildebeest and other herbivores moving across the Serengeti, is a popular event to capture. It usually takes place from July to November. Additionally, the seasons (June to March) are ideal for wildlife photography as animals gather around waterholes, increasing your chances of capturing dramatic moments.

Choosing the Right Locations:

Tanzania Photographic Safaris offers numerous national parks and reserves to explore. Some popular destinations for photography include Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Selous Game Reserve. Research parks to find one aligning with your goals; each location has unique characteristics and wildlife for photography.

Hiring a Professional Safari Guide:

To maximize your chances of successful wildlife photography, hire an experienced guide. Local guides know animal behavior, habitats, and prime photography spots. They can help position your vehicle for the best angles and provide insights into capturing stunning images.

Tanzania Photographic Safari Experiences

Photography Equipment:

Bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a telephoto lens (200 mm-400 mm), a wide-angle lens, extra batteries, memory cards, and a sturdy tripod for photography. Dust covers and dry bags are also crucial for protecting your equipment from dust and moisture.

Respecting Wildlife and Local Guidelines:

When photographing wildlife, it’s crucial to maintain a respectful distance and follow ethical guidelines. Respect the animals’ space and avoid disturbing their natural behavior. Always adhere to park rules and regulations to ensure the safety of wildlife and yourself.

Remember to prioritize your safety during the safari. Travel with a reputable tour operator, stay hydrated, and protect yourself from the sun. Also, photography permits may be required for certain parks or wildlife conservancies, so check and obtain the necessary permits in advance.

Tanzania Photographic Safaris offers incredible opportunities to capture stunning images of wildlife and landscapes. Proper planning and the right equipment can make your photography experience memorable and rewarding in this beautiful East African country.

When you book a photographic safari with Awe Safari, here’s what you can expect:-
  • Vehicles designed exclusively for photographers — the windows and roof come off, there are charging ports for your gear, and the middle seats have been removed with an extension in the back to allow you to move freely inside.
  • We make special arrangements with your camps to get you in and out in the best light, even if that means pushing the limits of curfews.
  • Unique itineraries – we know all the best places to go and where to stay to get you into the right spots with the right light.
  • Expert positioning – our guides are trained in light, background, and animal behaviors to position your vehicle for great shots.
  • Lesser-known viewpoints most guides who work for a single camp don’t know.
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