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
Ngorongoro Crater extension $1410 pp based on double occupancy

This 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 full details.

  • June 17 - ARUSHA
    Group will arrive independently and overnight at the historic Arusha Hotel.
  • 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. BLD
  • 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
    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 Central Area
    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
    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 extenstion. BL


James and Jan as tour leaders will lend their expertise as they have been traveling to Africa and leading groups for several years.

In preparation 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.

Trip includes:
  1. 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 for photography.
  2. 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.
  3. No more than 15 people total on the trip including Jan and James. 8 minimum needed to fill trip.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. All meals are provided starting the morning of June 18. These meals are geared to American and English taste and are hearty and plentiful.
  7. All accommodations are covered. The lodges are first rate and the semi permanent camps are brand new.
  8. All reserve fees.
  9. Bush plane from Manyara to Serengeti and from Serengeti to Arusha.
  10. Transport from Mt. Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha Hotel and return from Arusha to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  11. Flying Doctors emergency evacuation enrollment,
  12. 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
  13. 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.

Not included:
  1. International airfare to Tanzania. Safari Legacy will be happy to arrange for you through their consolidators. You will fly into Mt. Kilimanjaro airport not Arusha.
  2. Visas.
  3. Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  4. Tips to guides, hotel and camp staff.
  5. 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, laptops etc.

Magnificent Baobab 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 plant.

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.

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