Photography Safaris

from $8,990 adult

10 days

Please call to discuss flight options. Ask about competitive business class rates.

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Zeal of Zebras in Serengeti Tanzania Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Chimpanzee in Mahale National Park Photo credit: Andy Biggs

Trip Highlights

Instruction from photographers, Paul Joynson-Hicks or Grant Atkinson
Flexible instructions to suit photographers of any skill level
Limit of 3 travelers per Land Rover
Tech tent at each Nyumba site with charging stations
Carefully selected accommodations by the photography leader
Increased baggage allowance for internal flights

Areas Visited

Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Tarangire National Park

Giraffe by Andy Biggs
Full Itinerary

Trips led by outdoor and wildlife photographers  Paul Joynson-Hicks  or Grant Atkinson.

Itineraries change seasonally to provide prime photo opportunities.
Check out some of our pre-planned trips:

Calving Season Safari

The vast herds of migratory wildebeest make their return to the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti.  Roughly 500,000 of these wildebeest are pregnant females which will drop their calves over 10 days between late January and early March. You will have the exclusive opportunity to stay in a private camp located right in the heart of the southern plains and with some luck our guests will have a front row seat to this amazing spectacle. This safari also visits central Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Led by Grant Atkinson.

March 4 to March 14, 2018

March 17 to March 27, 2018

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Great Migration Safari

This peak, dry season safari focuses on the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and both the central and northern Serengeti.  While the Crater and Central Serengeti hold immense numbers of resident wildlife, the northern Serengeti’s Kogakuria/Lamai Wedge will be brimming with migratory activity as nearly 2 million grazers arrive in search of green pasture. Thomson Safaris is one of only a few tour companies sending travelers to this scenic and remote location which lies just a short drive from the famed Mara River. Led by Paul Joynson-Hicks.

October 5 to October 13, 2017

October 17 to October 25, 2017

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Call 800-235-0289 to speak with one of our expert safari consultants.

Please call us to discuss options for international flights to Tanzania.
Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares.

Extend your discoveries with one of our optional trip extensions. Stroll the colorful streets on the island of Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in the Virunga Mountains … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more.


Tarangire Nyumba

An authentic experience awaits you at this private camp in Tarangire. Conveniences like solar lighting and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers add a comforting touch to this safari retreat. In the evenings, enjoy dinner prepared from local ingredients, and chat with friendly staff and fellow travelers as you watch the sun set behind towering baobab trees. 

Serengeti Nyumbas

These semi-permanent, seasonal camps are strategically plotted across the Serengeti according to wildlife migration patterns. Each location offers comfort in the heart of the wilderness. With spacious tents, cozy bedding, and ensuite bathrooms, you’ll have to take a look outside to be reminded that you’re deep in the bush. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, your stay won't harm the landscape. 

Rivertrees Country Inn

Reminiscent of its legacy as a former German colonial farm and coffee estate, Rivertrees Country Inn blends simple elegance and modern convenience. Wake up in your farmhouse-style room to the sound of the rushing Usa River, and enjoy a hearty breakfast in an open-air, thatched-roof dining area. 

Ngorongoro Nyumba

The Ngorongoro camp is set on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim and offers the best possible access in and out of the crater, as well as a more private, remote experience. In the morning, you have the eastern floor of the crater almost completely to yourself.  In the evenings, when you return to camp, you'll be greeted with the hospitality that is a hallmark of all our camps.  Settle in to your spacious tent, enjoy a hot safari-shower in your ensuite facilities, head to the campfire for a drink before dinner, and enjoy a traditional Tanzanian meal -- a specialty of the camp chefs here.  Don't forget to bundle up at this camp, as temperatures can be as low as 40 degrees from May to October.

Mount Meru Hotel

The Mount Meru Hotel has been a mainstay of Arusha accommodations since it opened in the 1960's, when Tanzania tourism was still in its infancy.  It was recently renovated top to bottom, and the finished product is even better than the original. With reliable modern conveniences, a variety of dining options, a beautiful pool, and a central location, it is one of the best places to start or end your safari or trek.

Dates & Prices
ARRIVE DEPART Adult New Tanzania-imposed VAT Notes
March 04 March 14 $8,990 $600 Sold Out
March 17 March 27 $8,990 $600 Reserve Now

Please Note: All prices are subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to produce this information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.

As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities.

See More of Africa!

  • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to the island paradise of Zanzibar.
  • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
  • Customize your safari.
  • Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares.

Contact us for more information 800-235-0289



Thomsonsafaris Safari Catalog 2017-2019