Photographic Tour to Kenya and Tanzania
Departure Date: June 7, 2003
Have you dreamed of photographing the great Wildebeest Migration on the Serengeti
Have you pictured yourself walking across the Kenyan Savanna with your Warrior
Have you imagined filming a great pride of Lions in the early morning light?
Then, our Photo Safari to Kenya and Tanzania may be your dream come true. In
addition to your DreamCatchers tour guide, you will be accompanied by Marty
Blackmore, photographer and cinematographer. Daily workshops will be available
for tips and instruction in the art of photography and video photography.
Your Kenyan safari adventure begins in Samburu, in the northern plains. The
delicious warm days gives way to cool crisp evenings in this arid region. Your
days will be filled with game drives, hiking and swimming in one of the most
exciting regions in Kenya. From Samburu, we fly south to the fabulous Masai
Mara. The lush savanna of the region is home to large lion prides, herds of
elephants and elegant Masai giraffe. The huge nile crocodile will be sharpening
their teeth for the crossing the wildebeest.
Your Tanzanian adventure begins at Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu. You are then
off to the Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera filled with the great animals of the
plain in a lush setting. Then you are off to the magnificent Serengeti Plain.
Spring in the Serengeti is the ultimate safari experience. The Wildebeest mass
in the area of our lodge and it is not uncommon to see a million or more in
- Game drives
- Photo and Video workshops
- Samburu walking safari
- Visit to Samburu Village
- Visit to Masai Village
- Visit to Mto wa Mbu
- Special farewell dinner
- All meals while on safari (meals not included in Nairobi unless specified)
- All flights while on safari (international airfare not included)
DEPART U.S. (Meals aboard flight)
ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA. EAST AFRICA. NORFOLK HOTEL
Evening arrival. Transfer from Komo Jenyatta Airport to our Nairobi lodgings
at the famous Norfolk Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
(Meals aboard flight)
NAIROBI TO SAMBURU - SAMBURU INTREPIDS CLUB
After an early breakfast at the hotel we will depart for Wilson Airport
and our flight to the Samburu Game Reserve. We will be met by safari cars
and drivers at the airstrip. Enjoy your first game drive en route to your
lodgings at the Samburu Intrepids Club, a luxurious tented camp. Your
tent is equipped with a ceiling fan, four poster beds, and en suite bathroom
with double sinks and hot shower.
Lunch is served buffet style on a lovely deck overlooking the river. After
lunch, don't miss the photo seminar. At 3:30 p.m. get your cameras ready
for your afternoon game drive, watch for elephants, zebras, kudu, baboons,
monkeys, giraffe, leopards, cheetahs and lions.
After your game drive, you are off for a sundowner. You will be transported
to a mesa which overlooks the savanna, watch the sun set over the African
plain while enjoying drinks from the full bar and hot hors d'oeuvres grilled
over a bar-be-cue. Marvel at the African sky with the Big Dipper, North
Star and the Southern Cross in full view before being transported back
to the Intrepids Club for a candlelight dinner. As you fall asleep in
your luxurious tent, listen to the sounds of the Kenyan night. (Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner)
Your day begins with hot coffee or tea brought to your tent by your steward.
Watch the sun rise over Africa while sitting on your private veranda.
Then we are off on our morning game drive. You will see elephants, zebra,
baboons and perhaps a leopard as you drive across the magnificent landscape.
After an English breakfast, our photo seminar will be given while on a
walking safari. Our walking safari, led by warriors will take us into
the savannah. Learn about the indigenous plants and their medicinal uses,
your guide will tell you about the Samburu people and the animals of the
After lunch, we will visit a Samburu Village. You will be able to photograph
the warriors as they dance. When we leave the village we will continue
on our afternoon game drive.
When we return to camp, you will have time to shower before our candlelit
dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
SAMBURU - MAASAI MARA - MARA INTREPIDS CLUB
Your day begins with hot coffee or tea on your private veranda. After
breakfast, our early morning game drive will take us to the airstrip where
you we will board our flight for the MAASAI MARA. We land at the Mara
Intrepids Club's private airstrip and are transferred to this luxury tented
camp. On your way to your lovely tent, equipped with canopy beds and modern
en suite bathrooms with tiled floors, stop for a look at the beautiful
pool area and bar. After lunch, meet at the pool for our photo seminar.
Your afternoon game drive begins when the lions begin to stir. After they
have slept all day in the warm African sun, they prepare for a night of
hunting. Expect to see large prides of lion, cheetahs, elephants, zebra,
giraffe, wildebeest and antelope. Perhaps your driver will find a leopard
hiding in the shadows of the river. At sunset, the cars return to camp.
Stop off for high tea and barbecued snacks by the pool before you enjoy
a steamy hot shower. Then meet at the bar to talk about what you have
seen. Watch for the leopard that snatches his dinner from a tree across
the river, and the hippos that leave the river at dusk for their night
of grazing. After a candlelit dinner, return to your tent where your steward
has placed steaming hot water bottles in your beds. (Breakfast, Lunch
Your day begins with early morning coffee or tea served on your private
veranda, followed by your early morning game drive. The cheetahs are active
while the lions sleep, watch for these magnificent cats hunting the delicate
The game drive is followed by breakfast and the morning photo seminar.
Then we are off to visit a Maasai Village. Feel free to photograph the
After lunch relax by the pool or take time to write in your journal before
our afternoon game drive.
Tonight, after dinner take some time by the night fire to discuss your
experiences with the Maasai people. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After your early morning coffee, you are off for another exciting game
drive on the Mara. Your wildlife driver/guide will look for the animals
that you especially want to see. The young lions are playful in the morning
, hours can go by as you sit and watch them wrestle with each other.
After Breakfast take time for a swim or write in your journal before lunch.
After lunch on the patio we will meet for our afternoon seminar. Then
spend a little time bird watching. The birds of Kenya are magnificent,
look for the kingfisher and the superb starling, the red bishop and the
weaver, the swifts, the eagles and the lilac-breasted rollers.
At 4:00 it is time for your afternoon game drive. Look for the regal leopard
lying in wait on a branch of a tree above a river. Stop by the Hippo Pool
and watch the hippos as they wake and prepare for a night of grazing.
Be very quiet if you watch a bull elephant protecting his young. Try to
get a picture of a zebra's face. Perhaps you will see giraffe as they
gallop in slow motion across the Mara. You will return in time for a hot
shower and a stop at the patio bar to compare drive notes before a late
candlelit dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
||MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI
Enjoy your early morning coffee or tea served to you on your veranda before
your early morning game drive. After breakfast we will transfer to the airstrip
and your flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, transfer to the Norfolk
Hotel. Enjoy lunch at one of the Hotel's patio or pool side restaurants.
This afternoon relax at the Norfolk Hotel or take a souvenir shopping
trip into Langatta .
This evening we will have dinner at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant.
(Vegetarian meals are available.) (Breakfast, Dinner)*
* If your Safari ends tonight enjoy dinner in one of the Norfolk's five
gourmet restaurants. Your hotel room will be available until time for
your transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flights. Your
driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to your airline's
entrance door. (Breakfast)
||Double Occupancy $3065.00
Single Supplement $305.00
Kenya & Tanzania
Double Occupancy $5230.00
Single Supplement $355.00
NAIROBI - KILIMANJARO - LAKE MANYARA - LAKE MANYARA
This morning, after an early breakfast, we will transfer to the Wilson
Airport and board our flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. As we approach
Kilimanjaro, we will fly between Mt. Kilimanjaro and her sister mountain
After passing through customs, we will meet our private cars and drivers.
Lunch today will be at Redd's African Grille House. After lunch we begin
our journey west en route to Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu for a cultural
safari. People of many tribes live in harmony in Mto wa Mbu, we will find
members of the Maasai, Chagga, Angi, Sandawe and Kingoma tribes. This
afternoon we will visit Balaa Hill and the Banana Farms, 30 varieties
of bananas are grown in the area. If you want a good walk, climb Balaa
Hill "the hill of misfortune", our guides willl explain how
the hill got its name. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
LAKE MANYARA - NGOROGORO CRATER - NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE
This morning we take a trip into the green oasis created by the Miwaleni
waterfall. We will meet members of the Rangi tribe who collect materials
at Papyrus Lake for the weaving of their beautiful mats and baskets, and
Sandawe families who make traditional bows and arrows for hunting.
We then continue west and begin the drive up to the lip of the Ngorongoro
Crater. The rainforest around the crater is home to monkeys and buffalo,
watch for them on the way up the mount. You will need a sweater, so keep
one handy. As you reach the lip of the crater, stop for a view of the
vista below you. The huge crater floor with its streams and lakes stretches
We will arrive at the Ngorogoro Crater in time dinner. Each room has a
private balcony which overlooks the Crater below us. Tonight, after dinner,
visit the bar, the huge fire and live music are inviting. (Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast we will descend into the crater for a full day game drive.
In the crater you will find baboons, elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos,
hippos, wildebeest and antelope. We will have a picnic lunch in the crater
at a spot safe from lions, but stay in the car, the Kites will snatch
your food. When we have all finished lunch, our photo seminar will begin.
As the afternoon draws on, shadows creep down the sides of the crater.
Lions begin to stir as hunting time grows near. By six o'clock we must
be out of the crater. You will have time for a hot shower before dinner.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
SERENGETI PLAIN - SERENGETI SERENA
We leave early this morning for the Serengeti. We will stop to see the
Olupai Gorge, the birthplace of mankind. It is here that the Leakys found
Australopithecus Bonsei. We continue west into the magnificent Serengeti
Plain. Our route to the Serengeti Serena will take us into the heart of
the Serengeti plain. Keep a look out for the incredible amount of animals
you will see at this time of the Great Migration. We will check into the
Serena in time for lunch. After lunch, we will set out on another game
drive. Keep your cameras loaded.
After dinner, don't miss the photography seminar.
Our rooms each have a private balcony, tonight sit out on your balcony
and listen to the sounds of the night. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Today we will have a full day game drive with a packed picnic lunch in
the Serengeti. June is the time that the Migration Herds gather around
the Serena. Take plenty of film and water, you will probably want to stay
out all day. If we catch the migration just right you will see thousands
of wildebeest and zebra with lions and leopards following along. (Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner)
Tonight, after a full day of game drives, is our special Farewell Dinner.
Long pants and sleeves is the dress of the evening. This is the time to
talk about all we have seen and done in Africa.
SERENGETI - KILIMANJARO - NAIROBI
We start our day with an early morning game drive on our way to the Seronera
Air Strip. Here we board our plane for Kilimanjaro. We will fly from Kilimanjaro
to Nairobi where we will be transferred to our hotel for a comfortable
afternoon in our day rooms. This evening we will be transferred to Jomo
Kenyatta Airport where we will board our planes for onward flights. (Breakfast)
Double Occupancy $3365.00
Single Supplement $118.00
Kenya & Tanzania
Double Occupancy $5230.00
Single Supplement $355.00
All Meals as Shown
All Domestic Flights (Exclusive of round trip airfare to Nairobi)
All Activities as Shown
Private Cars and Drivers as Shown
Round Trip Airfare to Kenya