Tanzania and the short grass plains of the Serengeti. I am delighted to be offering a new photographic workshop trip to the Serengeti and Ndutu region next April with Amazing Tanzania. This small owner run operation has extensive experience in the region and am looking forward to working with them on a trip planned especially for the migration. I have just uploaded the details of the trip which are repeated as below.

3 – 12 April 2014 | 10 days | $ 5693 sharing | $ 6322 single

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, cheetah  © David Rogers20060202_Sayari_0520

Join David Rogers and 6 to 8 other photographers on a tour of Tanzania from 3 – 12 April 2014. This 10-day trip is timed to coincide with the Great Migration as it gathers in the southern short grass plains near Ndutu. We have chosen at time during the green season when the air is crisp and the landscape is in flower. We will be based in our own private tented camp and have assembled some of the greatest guides in Tanzania to make it even more special. There will be a maximum of 4 people per vehicle in especially adapted Land Rovers.

 

The itinerary

3 April

We meet at Hatari Lodge inside the Arusha National Park – one of the only areas where you can see flamingos in front of Kilimanjaro.

4 April

Drive to Lake Manyara and then Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on the rim of the crater.

5 April

We have an early start and spend all day on the Crater floor and have a picnic lunch before returning to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner.

6 – 11 April

6 nights in our private tented camp from which we explore Ndutu, Lemuta, Gol as well as Moru and Gol Kopjes.

The camp is being set up and managed by Amazing Tanzania — a small family owned company. Colin has been working in the area for 8 years and Laura managed the Cheetah Serengeti Project for 3 years and also worked at Ndutu Safari Lodge. Their guides are handpicked for their skills.

 

12 April

After breakfast return to Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport. Or enjoy one of our add on itineraries.

Costs include:

All accommodation and meal. In the Amazing Tanzania camp, drinks and laundry are also included. Unlimited game drives in safari prepared vehicles (2 cars for a minimum of 6 people). Flying Doctor Insurance. Costs exclude:  Visas, Medical & travel Insurance, Staff gratuities (voluntary). Items of personal nature.

Timing

In a typical year the wildebeest move back up north in June – so first week of April is a fantastic time of year to be at Ndutu. The crowds (that come to see the wildebeest calving) leave in March giving you more privacy at sightings and you don’t have the risk of cars in our pictures. In April & May the light is much sharper due to the fact that there’s some rain and no dust in the air.  The wildflowers also start to bloom around April, depending on the rains. Ndutu has been keeping rainfall records for over twenty-five years and April has about 11 days with rain.  Even in the wet season, rain is usually short lived and does not stop play. As they say in Tanzania, remember that rain means game.

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