2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari : Always Dreamed of an Unforgettable African Photo Safari? A photography safari is a great way to sharpen your photographic abilities and learn new techniques while taking in the thrill of an African wildlife safari—a scenario that works well for many of our clients! ,
Searching for a novel location to photograph with your camera? Tanzania is the best place to be if you’re interested in a photographic safari. With all the picturesque settings, from national parks like the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to historical landmarks like the stone town and culturally significant locales like the Maasai and Hadzabe people, you will have plenty of chances to explore with your camera.
Tanzania has a lot to offer photographers, regardless of skill level, whether they want to capture local people, animals, or works of art. Also, you might think about the many Focus East Africa Tour Experiences we provide if the diverse people and their distinct ways of life most attract you. Pick one or two additional adventures to include in your photograph safari!
Wildlife photography demands perseverance, planning, commitment, and a guide who knows how to position you for the ideal shot. To move in your car, you also need a lot of room and tools. Simply put, you must take a tour specifically designed for African safari photography. All of these concerns are handled during our private guided safaris, allowing you to concentrate on taking in the artistic components of your journey. During photographic safaris, locations are picked specifically for photography, and your schedule will take into account all the optimum times to be outside, maximizing the light.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A PHOTO SAFARI IN TANZANIA
Because there are usually fewer people on a photo safari than on a wildlife game drive safari, a photo safari is always quite expensive. No matter how much the safari costs, traveling from one location to another will be enjoyable for you. But you should bring some protection gear for the cameras because it may be dusty during the dry season and it may rain during the wet season.
You will be given a professional photographer who will show you the ropes on how to operate the camera and other photography equipment, so you don’t actually need to be a professional photographer to participate in the safari.
DIFFERENT PHOTO SAFARI DESTINATIONS IN TANZANIA
You should be aware that there are many places you can visit while in Tanzania as we plan our photo safari there. Some of the top photo locations you can check out are listed below.
PHOTO SAFARI IN THE TANZANIAN SOUTHERN CIRCUIT
The southern loop Tanzania is located close to Dar es Salaam on its southern border. The parks found in the southern circuit are incredibly quiet, which may be because they are far away, have few people, and cost a lot of money to get to. Mikumi National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Kitulo National Park, and Udzungwa National Park are just a few of the parks that can be found in Tanzania’s southern region. A photo safari is only one of the several activities that can be done here. Few people visit them, so there is a lot of unspoiled beauty you will get to view via the camera.
Photo Safari in Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park, an important park in southern Tanzania, was originated in 1964. It is surrounded by the Udzungwa and Uluguru Mountains, and because of its low annual visitor count, it is the ideal vacation spot for anyone who dislikes crowds. Expect to encounter creatures including zebras, warthogs, wildebeests, hippos, waterbucks, lions, elands, crocodiles, and elephants on the early-morning Mikumi photo safari.
Photo Safari in the Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected area in Africa. The Reserve, which is part of the Tanzania Southern Circuit, is home to more than 400 different bird species and a sizable number of other animals. Although both of its divisions—the northern and southern parts—are excellent for game drives, photo safaris are often conducted in the northern section of the Reserve. The African fish eagle, African spoonbill, bee-eater, spur-winged lapwings, white-headed vultures, and many more bird species will be seen through the lens, especially in the morning. Kudus, antelopes, zebras, hippos, lions, hartebeests, giraffes, wildebeests, buffalo, and impalas are among the creatures you’ll view on your photo safari.
Photo safari in Udzungwa National Park
The Udzungwa Park should be your first stop on a photo safari if this is your first trip to Tanzania. The park’s lush vegetation, which includes grasslands, woodlands, and rain forests, not to mention the creatures that call the park home, creates the stunning landscape. Two endemic primates, the Sanje Mangabey and the Iringa red colobus, which are found nowhere else in the world, call this park home. Take a stroll to the Wadsungwa tribe, who still reside on the mountain slopes, to discover more about their culture. However, it is customary to get permission before taking pictures of the residents because it is acceptable to do so.
TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI IN THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT
Tanzania’s northern Safari circuit, which includes national parks including the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park, receives the most tourists.
2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro crater, which is located here, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it the ideal location for a photo safari. When a volcano fell and created the Ngorongoro crater, it became home to hundreds of animals and more than 450 different bird species. Elephants, lions, gazelles, spotted hyenas, black jackals, wildebeests, elands, buffalos, hippos, zebras, and antelopes are just a few of the animals you can photograph as you make your way down into the crater. Tawny eagles, Kori bustards, ostriches, Augur bustards, black kites, and crown cranes are just a few of the bird species that may be seen in the Ngorongoro crater. Also, you get to travel to the Olduvai Gorge, where archaeologists found the earliest human fossils.
2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of Tanzania’s most popular parks and is well known for the yearly wildebeest migration. The Seronera River, which runs through the center of the Serengeti and is also known as Seronera, is where the majority of the animals congregate to escape the dry season’s heat. The rainy season, which lasts from November to April, is the best time to witness the park’s approximately 500 bird species, including Egyptian geese, Kori bustards, and crowned cranes. Zebras, elephants, black rhinos, leopards, elephants, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, lions, hyenas, elands, antelopes, warthogs, and many more creatures are among those you can expect to encounter. Visit the Serengeti to witness the Great wildebeest migration from the Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari in Tarangire National Park
The largest herd of elephants in the nation, numbering about 1000, lives in Tarangire National Park. During the dry season (July to October), which is the entire year, you can visit the park and witness animals like elephants, Oryx, leopards, striped hyenas, lions, wildebeests, impalas, warthogs, ostriches, and giraffes. Many bird species, including migratory ones, can be spotted when driving through the park from November to April, when it rains a lot.
2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari in Lake Manyara National Park
A great site for travelers to go on a photo safari is Lake Manyara National Park in Northern Tanzania, especially if you enjoy aquatic animals and birds. Because of the subsurface water that keeps the park moist even during the dry season, it is always green. The Tanzanian countryside’s rich greenery is the ideal setting for a picture safari.
2023-2024 Tanzania Photo Safari in Arusha National Park
Because it lacks a lot of wildlife compared to other national parks, Arusha National Park is one of Tanzania’s least frequented parks. The park’s lush vegetation creates stunning landscapes, making it the ideal location for a photo safari. Be prepared to capture images of the numerous trees, plants, and flowers that may be found in the national park using your camera. The Meru Mountain and numerous bird species, such as the African fish skimmer, the African kingfisher, the pink flamingo, and the cormorants, are also found there. Elephants, although they are uncommon, warthogs, zebras, bushbucks, reedbuck buffalos, and zebras are a few of the creatures that call the park home.
MASAI CULTURAL PHOTO SAFARI
The finest area for tourists to go on their photo safaris is in the Masai communities. These people reside in small communities with chiefs, known as “bobas, which are their dwellings. You get to spend the entire day interacting with the locals as they go about their daily lives—following animals, hunting, cooking, and looking after the kids, singing and dancing, and then sharing supper with them. This is one of the ways you can discover more about their way of life. With the assistance of your tour guide, ask the chief for permission to take as many images as you like.
SIMPLE TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR TANZANIA SAFARI PHOTOGRAPHS
An African safari is an experience that you won’t soon forget, and spectacular safari photography ensures that you can share the unforgettable occasion with loved ones. In fact, one of the finest ways to communicate your safari experience with the people you care about is through the images you snap. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure you can snap the best images possible. Tips for the best Tanzania photo safari includes:
ü The Right Camera Equipment
ü Go at the right time
ü Select the correct safari photography equipment
ü The best settings
ü Shoot in raw
ü Zoom in and out
ü The right time of day
ü Talk to your safari guide.
ü Don’t forget to take photos of things other than wildlife.
ü Think about the background.
ü Try black and white.
ü Learn about the animals you’re shooting.
ü practice at home
One of the world’s most picturesque places is Tanzania. You get a peek at the unique flora and animals that you might never find elsewhere thanks to the abundant wildlife and the varied geography.
Together with other safaris, Focus East Africa Tours also offers the opportunity to embark on the Tanzania wildlife photography safari of your dreams. A seasoned photographer will lead you and share his knowledge to help you take stunning pictures. He will also assist you in editing those shots so you can take a stunning album of Tanzania’s natural beauty home with you.