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Southern Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Photo Workshop

Wildebeet Migration
10 Days
From $11,795
Interests
Culture & People, Wildlife
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 6

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Wildebeest calving season and apex predators

On a February safari, the diversity and concentration of wildlife in Tanzania’s Serengeti are hard to match. From the herds of wildebeest and zebra migrating to the predators awaiting them, Tanzania teems with large mammals. It also has colorful bird species, spectacular landscapes, and vibrant Masai culture. Tanzania is a must-see location in Africa for photographers.

Highlights

  • Wildebeest migration during the calving season.
  • Off-road safari drives during the wildebeest migration.
  • Small group size so you get more personal attention and instruction.
  • Experienced photo leader with over twelve years of leading photo safaris in Tanzania.
  • Special photo vehicles with pop-up roofs.
  • One photographer per row in vehicles.
  • Hand-picked drivers who have been helping us lead safaris since 2013.
  • A focus on big cats and predation.
  • Luxury camps and lodges throughout the safari.

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Activity Level

You must be able to get in and out of the safari vehicle unaided with your camera gear.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) before 3:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities. Airport transfer is included on arrival.

    Transfer via a private vehicle to a small and exclusive inn. The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. With ten acres of fertile greenery, the grounds are a natural extension of Mt Meru’s sloping foothills and offer a sanctuary for the birds and wildlife indigenous to the area.

  • Day 2–3: Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater

    Apart from a spectacular setting, Lake Manyara is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.

    The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in East Africa to see the Big Five in one location.

  • Day 4: Masai Tribe and Ndutu

    Today , we will transfer to the Ndutu area. On our way, we will visit a Maasai village for a few hours. Here, you can immerse yourself in authentic Maasai culture and see a traditional town accompanied by an English-speaking guide. We will also take the young men into the plains and photograph them throwing their spears in front of a stunning backdrop.

  • Day 5–6: Ndutu

    Over two million migratory wildebeest, zebra, eland, and Thompson gazelles move into the Ndutu area at the beginning of the year. Typically, the wildebeest and zebra calve on these plains with a peak around February, making for a beautiful natural spectacle and exciting predator hunting behaviors.

    The wildebeests continue to mature on the short grass plains well into March to gain strength for the long migration north to follow the rains and find new pastures.

  • Day 7–9: Serengeti

    This area is famed for Africa’s magnificent big cats and is a favorite haven for wildlife photographers. The camp is open to the comings and goings of animals, making a stay here feel authentically at one with the wilderness. Apart from cheetahs, the area teems with lion pride, leopards, serval, and other wildlife, providing visitors to this secluded area an unsurpassed display of predator and prey activity.

  • Day 10: Departure

    We have a flight back to Kilimanjaro today. It’s the chance for one final safari drive on the way to the airstrip. Once we return to Kilimanjaro airport, you will be transferred to an airport hotel where we have arranged a day room. You can repack your clothes and freshen up before your international flight home.

    If you need to spend one more night, no worries, we can arrange that.

    Book your departing flight no earlier than 7:00 PM on this day. Airport transfer is included on departure.

Accommodations

We choose our luxury camps and lodges for their amenities and to place you in the best locations to achieve your photographic goals of seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and African buffalo), photographing the wildebeest migration, and capturing big cats in action. At some of our locations, we can go off-road to get closer to the action. Our camps and lodges offer excellent food and endless views.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Feb 1–10, 2026
    $11,795 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $2,250 USD
    Single Supplement
    Guides: Kevin Pepper
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,500 USD
    Remainder Due: Oct 4, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour, including internal flights.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure and during the tour.
  • All meals, soft drinks, water, and snacks during the tour.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • All beverages, excluding premium wines and liquors.
  • Extra weight allowance purchased on regional flight for your camera gear.
  • Pre-workshop briefing via personal phone call
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (required).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Gratuities for local guides & crew.
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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