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2004 GUSTAFSON/BIRDS AS ART TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI

Todd and I were so thrilled with our 2003 Tanzania experience (Todd was born there to missionary parents) that we will be returning to Tanzania next year just a bit later.  We are leaving on 1-27-04 and arriving in Arusha on the evening of 1-28.  We will then have 14 full and one half-day of photography with game drives every morning and afternoon; there will be no wasted travel days.  Though there are no guarantees, the dates overlap the typical wildebeest birthing dates, and there will be dozens of other wildlife subjects including elephants, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, predators, and a good variety of birds.  We will photograph at Arusha National Park on the morning of the first day, continue on to Tarangire National Park for two nights (tented camp), and then spend two nights (most likely at Serena Lodge) at Lake Manyara National Park before heading to Ndutu for 5 nights (in a wonderful bush camp) and following that up with 5 nights at Ngorongoro Crater at the sumptuous Sopa Crater Lodge. 

 Do note that though this is a Photo Safari, not an Instructional Photo Tour, I will be sharing images with the group at most meals and will be glad to share my thoughts and to answer all of your questions as well.  Todd will have a few of his photo albums and will be glad to do the same.  As we hope to have ten others join us, there will not be a leader in each van every day so experienced photographers will get the most out of this Photo Safari.  The cost of this Photo Safari will almost surely be between $6500 and $7000 plus your airfare to and from Tanzania.  The fees include all lodges, ground transportation, park fees, and meals. Please send a $500 refundable deposit to hold your spot. Once the cost is determined, you will be notified and your deposit will become non-refundable. As final payments will be required well in advance of the trip, you may wish to take out travel insurance in case of any health or family emergencies. 

 
See Bulletin 98, 99, and BAA Notes 2/12/03 for Tanzania images.

Itinerary for the 2004 GUSTAFSON/BIRDS AS ART TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI.

 Included:

Transport by 7-seater vehicle: adapted Land Rover Defenders with large roof hatches.  Three photographers per vehicle.  We will travel with a maximum of 6 vans.  While on safari, each van will operate independently of the others.  The photographic opportunites that we encountered in 2003 were so numerous that we can assure you that there will be ample and varied 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.  Crybabies and whiners are invited to stay home.

 Do note that though this is a Photo Safari, not an Instructional Photo Tour, I will be sharing images with the group at most meals and will be glad to share my thoughts and to answer all of your questions as well.  Todd will have a few of his photo albums and will be glad to do the same.  As we hope to have sixteen others join us, there will not be a leader in each van every day so experienced photographers will 0f course get the most out of this Photo Safari. 
Accommodations are per person sharing a room with two beds.  Food (except lunch and dinner on the last day) and all Park entry fees.

 Deposit:  $500 US. 

NET RATE: $6,500.00 USD.   $3,000 due April 15, 2003 (or with registration).  Final payment of $3000 due November 27, 2003. 

$1,500.00 Single room supplement, $750 due April 15, 2003, final $750 due November 27, 2003.

 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.

The lodges we stay in 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 first place we will be is the Momella Game lodge on the slopes of Mt. Meru.  There is a bird sanctuary on the grounds and some people 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 GREAT showers and it is situated on a bluff above the Tarangire River.  Elephants 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 we go to the Ndutu Lodge situated in the bush.  This is my favorite lodge.  You are 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 Giraffe 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 sun sets.  Each room is a suite with tons of room and modern facilities.

 Itinerary

 27/Jan
fly to Amsterdam

28/Jan
fly Amsterdam-JRO Pick up clients JRO and transfer to Momella Lodge for overnight.

29/Jan
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch have morning game drive in Arusha National Park.
Afternoon drive to Tarangire National Park for afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

30/Jan
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park.  Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

31/Jan
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning game drive in Tarangire National Park.
Afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

01/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in lake Manyara national Park.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

02/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and have morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Afternoon drive to Ndutu for late lunch and  game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Ndutu.

03/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in Ndutu.
Dinner and overnight at Ndutu.

04/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in Ndutu.
Dinner and overnight at Ndutu.

05/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in Ndutu.
Dinner and overnight at Ndutu.

06/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and lunch at the lodge have morning and afternoon game drive in Ndutu.
Dinner and overnight at Ndutu.

07/Feb
0630hrs with picnic breakfast and box lunch, morning game drive in Ndutu.
Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Descend down the crater tour for a half day crater tour.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

08/Feb
0600hrs with picnic breakfast and box lunch descend down the crater tour with for a full day crater tour. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

09/Feb
0600hrs with picnic breakfast and box lunch descend down the crater tour with for a full day crater tour. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

10/Feb
0600hrs with picnic breakfast and box lunch descend down the crater tour with for a full day crater tour. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

11/Feb
0600hrs with picnic breakfast and box lunch descend down the crater tour with for a full day crater tour. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

12/Feb
0600hrs with picnic breakfast, descend down the crater tour for a Half-day crater tour.
Drive back to Arusha. Day room at Impala Hotel for last minute packing. .
Late evening drive back to JRO for flight back home.

13/Feb Fly Amsterdam-home

 


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