African Photo Safari Experiences

Hosted by professional wildlife photographers, our African photo safari experiences will take you on a journey to some of Tanzania’s most prolific wildlife areas. Tanzania is viewed as one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa and is famous for its annual great migration, the big five and big cats–with countless lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

 

During our unique wildlife expeditions, you will get a chance to photograph and discover the diverse wildlife and vivid landscapes of Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. Our meticulously created photographic safaris promise almost daily encounters with the African big cats. Certainly, you will have the opportunity to capture the raw emotions of these powerful felines.

 

Photograph every move of the lions as they stalk their prey while the fastest animal on the land, the remarkable cheetah, chases down its meal of the day at top speed. As everything unfolds in suspense before your eyes and camera lenses, you will have the professional guidance on where to focus to get the best shots of your life with the help of our experienced wildlife photographers.

 

Everyone is welcome to join our African Photo Safari Experiences

Whether you are just getting started with photography, a wildlife enthusiast, or a professional photographer seeking new adventures, our tailor-made Africa photo safaris are suitable for all levels of photographic experience. You will be encouraged to ask questions, try out different techniques, experiment with dramatic lighting and learn from each other. Above all, your professional photography host/leader and our seasoned safari guides will ensure you have the perfect vehicle position and the right distance from the subject so you can get the greatest wildlife photos to date!

 

What to expect from your African photo safari experience

Some of the tour highlights include:

  • Explore the vast Serengeti—home to the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Stay in an amazing selection of intimate tented safari camps and well-appointed lodges that are strategically positioned in the best wildlife viewing areas
  • Enjoy uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities
  • Have an opportunity to walk and explore outside the vehicle
  • Fly the long stretches and enjoy scenic vehicle transfers inside the parks
  • Enjoy the incredible diversity of wildlife, landscape and culture

 

What parks will you visit during your African photo safari experience in Tanzania?

There are many national parks to choose from, with the most famous being Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Here’s why we love them: Read More

Wito Africa Photo Safaris

Our photographic African safaris will maximize your time in the field viewing and photographing wildlife, with photographic tips provided during game drives and also back at camp. In order to provide you with a spacious game viewing experience, each vehicle will be limited to just four guests, plus host and you will be provided with custom-made photographic vehicles from start to finish.

 

Whether you join one of our group departures or we customize an African photo safari just for you and your companions, you will be invited into some of the most stunning wildlife viewing opportunities that Tanzania has to offer.

◾️ TRIP with a PURPOSE – Join us on a mission to conserve and protect Africa’s wildlife & natural world!

It’s been a tough year for Africa, which relies heavily on tourism to support both communities and conservation. As a result, we will be donating 2% of our trip proceeds to help support a project of our choice. You can learn more about the projects we endorse here.

 

◾️ PRINTS with a PURPOSE – We also encourage all our host photographers to donate a portion of the funds from the sale of their amazing wildlife prints to help support a conservation project of their choice. Additionally, once the host photographer has opted in to participate in our PRINTS with a PURPOSE program, we will include the details in the host’s itinerary and bio!

Meet Your Photo Safari Hosts

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Originally from Sweden, Karolina Norée is a professional wildlife photographer who fell in love with the African wilderness. Following her dreams, Karolina is now living in South Africa where she’s able to spend quality time in the bush, photographing amazing wildlife at Kruger National Park.

Having an endless passion for photography, Karolina is very excited to be hosting you in some of the most pristine wildlife areas like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. During the trip, Karolina will be assisting you with your photography and post processing, so that you can get the most out of your photo safari adventure with us.

We hope you will join Karolina on an exciting African photo safari in Tanzania!

Based in Miami, Kate has been working as a photographer for the last 10 years. Kate is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she majored in Hospitality Management and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

When not photographing families and events in Miami, Kate can be found traveling the world, she has been to 23 countries (and counting)! In addition to working as a photographer, Kate serves as the Program Director for a reputable private school for children with special needs located in Miami.

Kate is very excited to share her passion for wildlife photography with you, we hope you will join her today!

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Glory has been awarded Best Female Guide by Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) for 2017, 2018 and 2019; and received awards from Mr. Kigwangala, Tanzania’s Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources. 

She is a passionate guide with extensive knowledge of flora, fauna and diverse cultures of East Africa. Glory has participated in a series of Wilderness First Responder trainings and is also a certified mountain guide. 

As one of only very few female guides in Tanzania, Glory is thrilled to share with you the beauty of Tanzania’s wilderness whilst empowering other local girls to follow their dreams in the safari industry and explore beyond their comfort zones. 

Glory also helps young women find jobs in tourism by working in partnership with companies to empower, train and provide practical based programs that will ensure interested female trainees are successful in getting employment in the safari industry.

Glory will exclusively guide a group of women on an exciting safari and beach experience in Tanzania this November, so reserve your seat today!

Mar is a content creator and the Co-Founder of Solo Female Travelers. 

She has visited 120 countries, 40 of those on her own, and spent 5 years working across Eastern and Southern Africa starting in Tanzania, where she went on many safaris and fell in love with wildlife and nature. 

Mar is excited to be hosting our luxury Tanzania safari and beach getaway and share her love for the country while capturing unforgettable images and video of the trip for our guests to keep and treasure.

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Based in Colorado, Joanne Matson’s wildlife photography journey began in Kenya over ten years ago. Seeing the country through the eye of a lens brought Africa to a new light and has given her the opportunity to share it with others.

In 2019, Joanne’s bison image from Yellowstone National Park came in second place in a photography contest through the National Wildlife Federation and American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is currently on display in Washington DC along with 49 photos from the last 48 years. What a proud moment!

Joanne has been fortunate to capture amazing images in Botswana, Morocco, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. To say the least, Jo’s love for photography continues to grow as well as her interests in conservation and protection of wildlife along with travel and hiking.

“I have traveled the world, but my heart will always remain in Africa”

~ Joanne Matson, Colorado USA

Jo is looking forward to sharing her passion for photography and her love for Tanzania with you.

Read what our clients have to say about their recent dream African safari with us ...

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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
1. September, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
28. August, 2021.
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Godwin is an amazing guide, full of interesting knowledge about every living thing, and every flower. He has a lot of patience, and always answers any question happily. And takes care of everything down to the smallest detail.
איתן גבירצמן
איתן גבירצמן
9. June, 2021.
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Incredible experience in Africa 🙂 When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing organization and logistics
John
John
31. December, 2019.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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Amazing safari and Kilimanjaro We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an African photo safari cost?

When it comes to planning a private safari in Tanzania for our guests, we find that everyone’s travel style, expectations and budget are different, so we offer a range of accommodation options to suit each individual’s personal preferences. 

While our all-inclusive African safari experiences start from $499 USD per person, per day, it’s worth noting that, depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost.

In short, the total cost of your private-guided safari to Africa will vary depending on many variable factors including the particular season that you intend to travel, your group size, travel style and other specific travel arrangements.

What is included in my African photo safari?

  • Accommodation as detailed;
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
  • Bottled drinking water, coffee, tea, and breakfast juices are included at all locations;
  • Dedicated private, professional English-speaking safari guide and exclusive use of spacious, customized photographic safari Land Cruisers 4×4 (enclosed with pop-up roof/roll up canvas for game viewing) from start to finish;
  • Services of qualified local English-speaking guides, drivers, rangers;
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing, national park concession fees, camping fees (all national parks);
  • Bean bags for camera support;
  • Free Wi-Fi wherever available, charging stations and a stocked fridge in your Land Cruiser;
  • All government and airport taxes and fees;
  • Emergency evacuation insurance;

What is NOT included in my African photo safari?

  • International and domestic flights;
  • Travel and personal accident insurance;
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines;
  • Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff;
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills, souvenirs, personal items;
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary;
  • Any additional services requested;
  • Free Wi-Fi wherever available, charging stations and a stocked fridge in your Land Cruiser;
  • All government and airport taxes and fees;
  • Emergency evacuation insurance;

What is the best month to go on an African safari?

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the main dry season, from June to October, when good weather conditions can be expected across the country and wildlife viewing should be spectacular.

Another major highlight is the migration calving season in Serengeti (December – March), which coincides with good trekking conditions on Kilimanjaro and fair weather down on the coast too. Additionally, this season is perfect for birding as most of the migrant bird species from Europe and Asia tend to escape the winter and fly all the way to Africa to enjoy the tropical climate.

What is the best country for African safari?

According to a recent destination survey, Tanzania and Botswana have both come neck-and-neck in the race to number #1.

Tanzania is an unparalleled safari destination, setting aside a generous quarter of its surface area for conservation and wildlife protection. The endless plains of the iconic Serengeti National Park, the world renowned, Ngorongoro Caldera “wildlife fishbowl” and the vast Selous Game Reserve are vital sanctuaries that collectively harbor an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population including some members of the Big Five safari animals such as elephants, buffaloes and black rhinoceros.

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