AND TRAVEL WITH JAMES & JAN
|James and Jan have begun
leading annual photographic and observation safaris to Africa.
After years of people asking to come along they decided to share
their experiences with other interested and like minded people.
$6675 pp In Country All Inclusive
Based on Double Occupancy.
International air not included
14 Days on Safari
June 17 - June 30, 2010
extension $1410 pp based on double occupancy
trip is not your average "run of the mill" dash around
Northern Tanzania tourist circuit. This trip is designed for
nature lovers and photographers who want to spend time fully
exploring a few unique areas. We will visit Tarangire - a spectacular
park known for its huge baobab trees and one of the largest populations
of elephants in Africa. We will then go on to Lake Manyara which
normally is used just as a quick stop-over on the way to the
Crater. This wonderful little park has a huge lake full of flamingos,
fish eagles and other birds and a moss-draped forest where you
can see unusual jungle birds and antelopes and its famous tree
climbing lions. We will then fly to the Serengeti where we will
stay in two different semi-permanent tented camps in two locations
within this magnificent park. Please see itinerary below for
- June 17 - ARUSHA
Group will arrive independently and overnight at the historic
- June 18 - TARANGIRE
After breakfast we will depart for our 2 hour drive to Tarangire
National Park, known for it's majestic baobab trees and huge
herds of elephants and cape buffalo. We will have a picnic lunch
as we drive through the park to the outer boundaries where we
will arrive at Kikoti Safari Camp. Night drives will be available.
- June 19 and June 20 TARANGIRE
Today we will enjoy a full day exploring this wonderful and unique
park with morning, afternoon and evening game drives. BLD
- June 21 TARANGIRE/LAKE MANYARA
After breakfast we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
We will check in and have lunch at Losirwa Tented Lodge - a unique
camp raised on polished wooden decks with wonderful views of
the open grassland towards Manyara and the Escarpment. This
camp is within walking distance of a traditional Maasai boma
that we can visit during our lunch breaks. One can indeed see
some game during the "boma walks" as the lodge is located
in an area with very little human disturbance. We will then have
an afternoon game drive to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a beautiful
small park that is usually used just as a quick stop over on
the way to the Crater. Jan feels it is worth more time to really
get to explore. It is a photographers dream with a lake full
of flamingos, fish eagles, pelicans and other birds The park
also has a deep moss draped forest where you can see monkeys,
forest antelope such as bushbuck and the famous "tree climbing
lions" found in the park. BLD
- June 22 - 23 LAKE MANYARA
More time to fully experience this wonderful park with morning
and afternoon game drives. BLD
- June 24 - 26 LAKE MANYARA/SERENGETI
After breakfast we will fly to the Serengeti National Park. Home
to the greatest concentration of large mammals on the earth.
Punctuated by large kopjes (rock outcrops) that lions and leopards
love to relax on. We will stay in semi permanent camps in two
areas of the park. The first in the Central area where we will
spend three nights at Oltepesi Tented camp. We hope to be situated
near large herds of migrating wildebeest. BLD
- June 27 - 29 SERENGETI Western Corridor
After breakfast we will travel west beyond the Seronera Valley
where we will enter the western corridor and Grumeti River region.
Famous for a population of huge Nile crocodiles it is a favorite
area of lions. We will be staying at Olerai Tented camp. BLD
- June 30 SERENGETI/ARUSHA
After our morning game drive we fly back to Arusha. We will lunch
at the famous Cultural Heritage which has a huge shopping area
for carvings, batiks, and rare Tanzanite. Their new art gallery
also carries Jan's giclee prints. We will then retire to dayrooms
at the Arusha Hotel later to be transferred to Mt. Kilimanjaro
airport for return flights home unless you are going on the Ngorongoro
WHAT TRIP INCLUDES
Jan as tour leaders will lend their expertise as they have been
traveling to Africa and leading groups for several years.
for your trip you will receive a large notebook
full of information on getting ready for the trip, what to expect,
what to bring and more. James is also available by phone or email
to ask any questions prior to the trip.
- Certified naturalist guides
driving 4 x 4 extended Toyota Land Cruisers. They will work hard
to find the animals and to position us to the best advantage
- 6 people maximum per vehicle
with guaranteed window and roof hatch access. Many economy
tours use mini buses that are loaded to capacity with no guarantee
of window or roof edge access.
- No more than 15 people total
on the trip including Jan and James. 8 minimum needed to fill
- Average 8 10 hours
a day in bush. Most days we will go out with a boxed breakfast
to be able to catch the wonderful morning light. Many economy
trips only spend a few hours a day in the field.
- Photos of you. Most travelers
never have pictures of themselves but James and Jan will
be taking photos of the group during the trip and provide free
a CD once home.
- All meals are provided starting
the morning of June 18. These meals are geared to American and
English taste and are hearty and plentiful.
- All accommodations are covered.
The lodges are first rate and the semi permanent camps are brand
- All reserve fees.
- Bush plane from Manyara to
Serengeti and from Serengeti to Arusha.
- Transport from Mt. Kilimanjaro
airport to Arusha Hotel and return from Arusha to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- Flying Doctors emergency
- Our trip will be hosted by
SAFARI LEGACY (formerly Tanzania Photographic Safaris). This
company is family owned and has been providing first rate safaris
since the 1970s. You can see more information on them at www.safarilegacy.com.
- As a unique reminder of your
trip we are working out the details of a gift certificate towards
a painting by Jan. More on this later.
- International airfare to
Tanzania. Safari Legacy will be happy to arrange for you through
their consolidators. You will fly into Mt. Kilimanjaro airport
- Travel insurance (highly
- Tips to guides, hotel and
- Laundry, bar and other incidentals
in camps or hotel.
|James in the mobile
tented camp in the Serengeti downloading his camera to his computer
using solar power. The camps, although mobile tented, can meet
all the requirements needed for charging batteries for cameras,
trees can be seen in large numbers in Tarangire National Park.
|The birds are wonderful
in all the parks - here is a Hildebrandt's starling in an aloe
|The Serengeti has
wonderful rock outcroppings called kopjes where lions and leopards
like to hang out. Here is a magnificent male lion lounging on
the top of a kopje.