WILD SERENGETI

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER TOM SVENSSON

SERENGETI WILDLIFE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER TOM SVENSSON

Land: Tanzania  PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife  LENGHT: 9 days  DATES: Feb 12-19 2023  SIZE: 8-12 guests

Join us on a brand-new journey to one of the world’s most famous national parks, the Serengeti National Park during the migration period. Few places on Earth offer such magnificent wildlife as the Serengeti and especially in February, under the guidance of renowned conservation photographer and Canon and Manfrotto ambassador Tom Svensson, you will be able to photograph everything from large numbers of zebras and wildebeest to the big cats and elephants, wild dogs, giraffes and many other of Africa’s wild animals.

Part of the trip we spend in the southern part of the park at Lake Ndutu, which has attracted both photographers and filmmakers over the years with its sweeping savannas and open landscapes. Here we can go offroad which gives us the opportunity to come close to our subjects and to photograph the area’s rich wildlife with lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants, among others. We are here in February when the great migration has reached this place with over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras looking to birth their calves. Every day it is estimated that approx. 8,000 wildebeest are born in Ndutu. This attracts a lot of lions, leopards and other predators who are in search of easy prey which in turn brings spectacular photo opportunities.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS.

  • The rich wildlife of the Serengeti.

  • Ndutu, a favourite of filmmakers and photographers.

  • We visit Ndutu during the period when the wildebeest give birth to their calves.

  • Close to two million wildebeest and up to 800,000 zebras in Ndutu.

  • Lions, leopards, elephants and giraffes.

  • Great opportunity to photograph the big cats.

  • Possibility of offroad driving in Ndutu which allows us to come closer to our subjects.

  • Participation of Tom Svensson during the trip.

  • Image editing and constructive image criticism with Tom Svensson

     

Land: Tanzania

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife

LENGHT: 8 days

DATES: Feb 12-19 2023

SIZE: 8-12 guests

Join us on a brand-new journey to one of the world’s most famous national parks, the Serengeti National Park during the migration period. Few places on Earth offer such magnificent wildlife as the Serengeti and especially in February, under the guidance of renowned conservation photographer and Canon and Manfrotto ambassador Tom Svensson, you will be able to photograph everything from large numbers of zebras and wildebeest to the big cats and elephants, wild dogs, giraffes and many other of Africa’s wild animals.

Part of the trip we spend in the southern part of the park at Lake Ndutu, which has attracted both photographers and filmmakers over the years with its sweeping savannas and open landscapes. Here we can go offroad which gives us the opportunity to come close to our subjects and to photograph the area’s rich wildlife with lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants, among others. We are here in February when the great migration has reached this place with over a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras looking to birth their calves. Every day it is estimated that approx. 8,000 wildebeest are born in Ndutu. This attracts a lot of lions, leopards and other predators who are in search of easy prey which in turn brings spectacular photo opportunities.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rich wildlife of the Serengeti.

  • Ndutu, a favourite of filmmakers and photographers.

  • We visit Ndutu during the period when the wildebeest give birth to their calves.

  • Close to two million wildebeest and up to 800,000 zebras in Ndutu.

  • Lions, leopards, elephants and giraffes.

  • Great opportunity to photograph the big cats.

  • Possibility of offroad driving in Ndutu which allows us to come closer to our subjects.

  • Participation of Tom Svensson during the trip.

  • Image editing and constructive image criticism with Tom Svensson

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The Serengeti National Park is one of the world’s most famous wilderness areas and with a size of over 1.5 million hectares, it forms the largest national park in Tanzania. The ecosystem of the Serengeti is one of the oldest in the world, and the area has attracted everything from writers such as Ernst Hemingway to famous scientists and filmmakers over the years. Few places on Earth offer such magnificent wildlife as the Serengeti and the highlight is the annual animal migration when several million animals are on the move in search of new pastures. But it is more than just the large numbers of wildebeest and zebras that attract us to the vast savannah of the Serengeti. Here, in addition to the big cats, you can also find herds of elephants, giraffes, wild dogs and many other animals on the move.

 

NDUTU

Located in the southern part of the Serengeti near the Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu, is sometimes referred to as Tanzania’s hidden safari gem. The open plains of the area and the surroundings around Lake Ndutu are home to no less than six different big cats, and here you can find lion, leopard, cheetah, African wildcat, Caracal and Serval. Ndutu is basically the end station of the Great Migration, the world’s largest animal migration. During the period of January-March, nearly two million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras gather in the area and in February, nearly 8,000 wildebeest calve per day.

 

 

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER 12-19, 2023

DAY 1 (12/2) – ARRIVAL TO NDUTU & EVENING SAFARI
We meet in the morning at Kilimanjaro International Airport at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Here you will be met by Tom Svensson and a host from Zoom Photo Expeditions. From the airport, we drive towards Lake Ndutu which will be our base for the next few days. Upon arrival at our lodge, Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp, we will be served lunch before we head out for a safari in the area around Lake Ndutu. Here you will be met by sweeping savannahs and lots of animals that we, together with Tom and our skilled guides, explore in search of photo opportunities in the soft evening light. Back at the lodge we share a welcome dinner before going to bed, surrounded by all the sounds of the African wilderness. (L, D)

DAY 2-3 (13-14/2) – SAFARI IN THE AREA AROUND LAKE NDUTU
For two days we explore the area around Lake Ndutu, which is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and extends towards the southern parts of the Serengeti National Park. It is often said that Ndutu is the end station of the Great Migration. You will be able to photograph an extensive and fascinating wildlife that has attracted both filmmakers and writers such as Jane Goodall who wanted to portray life on the African Savannah up close over the years. Since we are on site during the migration period, you will be met by hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles up close and have the opportunity to capture the big cars roam around for an easy meal among the new-born calves. In addition to the lion, leopard and cheetah, there are also elephants, giraffes, buffalos and many other animals. During our safaris, Tom is always on hand to develop your photography skills in the best way and at the lodge we will work with everything from image editing to image composition and evaluating each other’s images, all to make you a better photographer. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 (15/2) –TOWARDS THE SERENGETI
After a final Safari session, breakfast is served, after which we check out and continue towards our next destination on the trip, the largest national park in Tanzania, and one of the world’s most famous national parks, the Serengeti National Park. The vast savannahs attract nature photographers every year who want to experience Africa’s magnificent wildlife up close, and with its more than 1.5 million hectares of wilderness, the Serengeti does not disappoint. The park offers amazing wildlife and during the migration period over millions of wildebeest move across the vast plains. Arriving at our luxurious tent lodge, Kirimu Camp, we make our first safari in this wilderness paradise, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1981. In the soft evening light, we travel among a rich biodiversity that, in addition to lions, rhinos, elephants and wild dogs, is also home to over 500 species of birds, several of which are only found in Tanzania. Back with our memory cards filled to the brim, we have dinner at the lodge and go through today’s image yield. (B, L, D)

DAY 5-7 (16-18/2) – SAFARI IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
During these days we will explore one of the world’s oldest ecosystems, the mighty Serengeti National Park. We leave our tent lodge early in the morning and when the sun slowly rises on the vast savannah, you will have the opportunity to photograph the wildlife with the large herds of zebras, wildebeest and gazelles that have made the area so popular. With a bit of luck, we get to see some of the area’s big cats go hunting in the cool morning air or the early hours. Back at the lodge for lunch after which we work on image editing, and Tom will show you how to get the most out of your photos in post-processing. In the afternoon, it is time for the second safari of the day and just as during previous safaris Tom will rotate between the jeeps. Therefore, take the opportunity to have Tom help you with the settings on your camera or tips on how to best use the light when the sun slowly descends over the Savannah. On the last night of the trip, Tom will select “Image of the trip”, which will automatically advance to the final of the “Image of the year 2023” competition and compete for great prizes. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 (19/2) –JOURNEY HOME
After the last safari we check out for our trip to Kilimanjaro Airport and further transport to Sweden by your own devices during the evening. (B, L)

 

SEPTEMBER 12-19, 2023

DAY 1 (12/2) – ARRIVAL TO NDUTU & EVENING SAFARI
We meet in the morning at Kilimanjaro International Airport at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Here you will be met by Tom Svensson and a host from Zoom Photo Expeditions. From the airport, we drive towards Lake Ndutu which will be our base for the next few days. Upon arrival at our lodge, Ndutu Heritage Migration Camp, we will be served lunch before we head out for a safari in the area around Lake Ndutu. Here you will be met by sweeping savannahs and lots of animals that we, together with Tom and our skilled guides, explore in search of photo opportunities in the soft evening light. Back at the lodge we share a welcome dinner before going to bed, surrounded by all the sounds of the African wilderness. (L, D)

DAY 2-3 (13-14/2) – SAFARI IN THE AREA AROUND LAKE NDUTU
For two days we explore the area around Lake Ndutu, which is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and extends towards the southern parts of the Serengeti National Park. It is often said that Ndutu is the end station of the Great Migration. You will be able to photograph an extensive and fascinating wildlife that has attracted both filmmakers and writers such as Jane Goodall who wanted to portray life on the African Savannah up close over the years. Since we are on site during the migration period, you will be met by hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles up close and have the opportunity to capture the big cars roam around for an easy meal among the new-born calves. In addition to the lion, leopard and cheetah, there are also elephants, giraffes, buffalos and many other animals. During our safaris, Tom is always on hand to develop your photography skills in the best way and at the lodge we will work with everything from image editing to image composition and evaluating each other’s images, all to make you a better photographer. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 4 (15/2) –TOWARDS THE SERENGETI
After a final Safari session, breakfast is served, after which we check out and continue towards our next destination on the trip, the largest national park in Tanzania, and one of the world’s most famous national parks, the Serengeti National Park. The vast savannahs attract nature photographers every year who want to experience Africa’s magnificent wildlife up close, and with its more than 1.5 million hectares of wilderness, the Serengeti does not disappoint. The park offers amazing wildlife and during the migration period over millions of wildebeest move across the vast plains. Arriving at our luxurious tent lodge, Kirimu Camp, we make our first safari in this wilderness paradise, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1981. In the soft evening light, we travel among a rich biodiversity that, in addition to lions, rhinos, elephants and wild dogs, is also home to over 500 species of birds, several of which are only found in Tanzania. Back with our memory cards filled to the brim, we have dinner at the lodge and go through today’s image yield. (B, L, D)

DAY 5-7 (16-18/2) – SAFARI IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
During these days we will explore one of the world’s oldest ecosystems, the mighty Serengeti National Park. We leave our tent lodge early in the morning and when the sun slowly rises on the vast savannah, you will have the opportunity to photograph the wildlife with the large herds of zebras, wildebeest and gazelles that have made the area so popular. With a bit of luck, we get to see some of the area’s big cats go hunting in the cool morning air or the early hours. Back at the lodge for lunch after which we work on image editing, and Tom will show you how to get the most out of your photos in post-processing. In the afternoon, it is time for the second safari of the day and just as during previous safaris Tom will rotate between the jeeps. Therefore, take the opportunity to have Tom help you with the settings on your camera or tips on how to best use the light when the sun slowly descends over the Savannah. On the last night of the trip, Tom will select “Image of the trip”, which will automatically advance to the final of the “Image of the year 2023” competition and compete for great prizes. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 (19/2) –JOURNEY HOME
After the last safari we check out for our trip to Kilimanjaro Airport and further transport to Sweden by your own devices during the evening. (B, L)

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOTGRAPHER

Tom Svennson –  Wildlifephotographer

Tom Svensson is a world known conservation photographer. Toms major driving force in life is conservation, and he travels regularly around the world to document endangered species, anti-poaching and illegal trading of animals. His skill as a photographer is to take pictures that touch people and makes a difference, here is seen as one of the best in the world. Tom is the only Swede elected into the IEPA, the International Environment Photographers Association. He is also a global Manfrotto ambassador and he is also in the Canon Nordic photographers program.

Read more about Tom here

ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Price per person: £ 3 650 or USD 4 195

Included:

  • Transportation according to the programme.
  • Accommodation in part of double rooms at the listed lodges.
  • Meals according to programme (indicated by B= breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • Safaris according to the programme.
  • Park fees.
  • Participation of Tom Svensson during the trip.
  • Workshops by Tom Svensson during the trip.
  • Involvement of local rangers in connection with all safaris.
  • Participation of a host from Zoom Photo Expeditions.
  • Various conservation activities and lectures during the trip.
  • Hotel and other local taxes and fees.
  • Travel documents and practical travel information.
  • Hotels and other local taxes.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement, £ 400,  USD 460
  • Flights from Sweden to Tanzania.
  • Visa to Tanzania.
  • All costs of a personal nature, such as drink with your meal, etc.
  • Tips for the rangers. About 10 dollars/day.
  • Cancellation protection and travel insurance. For more information, see “other” on our website.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive later than 05.00 on 12/2 and not book your return journey earlier than 19.00 on 19/2.

In view of the long flight and flight delays, we recommend that you arrive the night before and stay at the airport hotel to be rested and ready for the pending adventure.

If you wish to book an international flight, we are happy to help you with this. Contact us by phone +46-470-466 40 or by e-mail info@zoomfotoresor.se

GROUP SIZE

In order to for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8/12.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR Camera
  • Telephoto lenses up to a 500mm
  • Wide-angle lens, like a 24-70mm
  • A Laptop computer with Photoshop or Lightroom software.
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.

LANGUAGE

Languages: English and Swedish

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Photo: Tom Svensson

PRICE

Price per person: £ 2 100 or USD 2 570

Included:

  • Transportation according to the programme.
  • Accommodation in part of double rooms at the listed lodges.
  • Meals according to programme (indicated by B= breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner).
  • Safaris according to the programme.
  • Park fees.
  • Participation of Tom Svensson during the trip.
  • Workshops by Tom Svensson during the trip.
  • Involvement of local rangers in connection with all safaris.
  • Participation of a host from Zoom Photo Expeditions.
  • Various conservation activities and lectures during the trip.
  • Hotel and other local taxes and fees.
  • Travel documents and practical travel information.
  • Hotels and other local taxes.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement SEK 4,900:-
  • Flights from Sweden to Tanzania.
  • Visa to Tanzania.
  • All costs of a personal nature, such as drink with your meal, etc.
  • Tips for the rangers. About 10 dollars/day.
  • Cancellation protection and travel insurance. For more information, see “other” on our website.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive later than 05.00 on 12/2 and not book your return journey earlier than 19.00 on 19/2.

In view of the long flight and flight delays, we recommend that you arrive the night before and stay at the airport hotel to be rested and ready for the pending adventure.

If you wish to book an international flight, we are happy to help you with this. Contact us by phone +46-470-466 40 or by e-mail info@zoomfotoresor.se

 

GROUP SIZE

In order to for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8/12.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR Camera
  • Telephoto lenses up to a 500mm
  • Wide-angle lens, like a 24-70mm
  • A Laptop computer with Photoshop or Lightroom software.
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.

LANGUAGE

Languages: English and Swedish

BOOKIN

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Photo: Ulla Lohman