TANZANIA JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2005 PHOTO SAFARI WITH TODD GUSTAFSON (leader)
January 28-February 12, 2005 14 1/2 Days of Spectacular Photography (Fly on 27 January, home on 13 February): $6500
The lodges are beautiful in all ways: good food, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff. They are all located in unique and beautiful settings and there is a distinctive peaceful and safe feeling about each one of them. The safari begins at the Momella Game lodge on the slopes of Mt. Meru. There is a bird sanctuary on the grounds and some folks may enjoy early AM shooting on the first day. Next is The Tented Camp at Tarangire National Park. It is a permanent camp with comfortable beds, in-tent bathrooms, a beautiful dining area and GREAT showers and is situated on a bluff above the Tarangire River. Elephants, giraffes, and other animals come to the river every day to drink and bathe. What a show! The Serena Hotel at Lake Manyara is on the escarpment overlooking the Lake. The setting is to die for and there are birds all over the grounds. A great staff is always looking for ways to make you more comfortable. From there the group continues on to Ndutu Lodge which is situated in the bush. This is Todd's favorite lodge. You will be in a comfortable, rustic lodge where some of the staff has worked for 30 years. Sitting by the fire after a safari drive can be an experience! Elephants walk by. Lions roar in the bush and giraffes often come in to drink at the watering hole. The Sopa lodge at Ngorongoro Crater is the most sumptuous experience of the trip. At 9000 ft. it overlooks the crater and is situated on the Eastern rim for spectacular sunsets. Each room is a suite with tons of room and modern facilities. As Artie says, photographing in Crater is like photographing in a zoo except for the fact that all the birds and animals are free and wild!
Transport is by 7-seater vehicle: adapted Land Rover Defenders with large roof hatches. There will be no more than three photographers per vehicle and no more than 4 vans, each of which will operate independently. The photographic opportunities encountered in 2003 and 2004 were so numerous and varied that we can assure you that there will be ample subjects for all vans and for all participants. Surely some days will be better than others, and surely one van might get really lucky once in a while, but after 14 1/2 days, things will even out quite nicely. Do note that this is a Photo Safari, not an Instructional Photo Tour. Todd is the only leader and will be glad to offer instruction to those in his van. Van assignments will be on a rotating basis so that all will be able to benefit from Todd's vast experience photographing in Africa. Experienced photographers will of course get the most out of this Photo Safari. Todd will be glad to review both his and your images at meals and during breaks. Accommodations are per person sharing a room with two beds. Food (except for water, sodas, drinks, and lunch and dinner on the last day) and all Park entry fees are included. A $15/day US driver/guide gratuity per person is the norm for good service.
Deposit: $1,000.00 US.
NET RATE: $6,500.00 USD. $3,000.00 is due October 15, 2004. The final payment of 2,500.00 is due December 1, 2004. The single room supplement is $1,500.00 with $750 due October 15, 2004 and the final $750 due December 1, 2004. All payments are non-refundable after review of this document. You are urged to purchase outside travel insurance to cover your costs should you be forced to cancel in the event of illness or personal or family emergencies.
If you would like to receive a complete itinerary, please request one by e-mail from Todd atGustaphoto@aol.com. You can e-mail Todd with questions or call him at 847-298-8351. Though I would love to co-lead this trip with Todd, I cannot because of scheduling conflicts which include the 2005 NANPA Forum and the Homer Bald Eagle trip that I am co-leading with Greg Downing. I can assure you that you will be in good hands with Toddi.
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