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Joanne

Meet Your Photo Safari Host, Joanne Matson!

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, allowing her 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 the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is currently on display in Washington, DC – making it one of 49 photos from the last 48 years. What a proud moment!

 

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

What's like to experience an amazing wildlife photo safari experience with Jo?

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Upcoming small group safaris with Jo

Big Cats, Walking & Boating Safari

Escape the crowds and bask in a sanctuary of solitude, while you indulge your love for wildlife in the untamed wilderness of Ruaha, Selous and eastern Serengeti. As you enjoy daily game drives, you will follow the beaten paths of the largest pride of lions, a pack of rare and endangered African painted dogs, a coalition of cheetah and a leap of leopards – an action-packed safari experience!
$10455
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Climb Kilimanjaro – the Lemosho Route

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a journey of exploration, not merely a climb. We believe that when you challenge yourself to tower over the roof of Africa, you will be rewarded with an increase in self-awareness and improved self-belief. As said by the first man ever to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, “it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”.
$2995
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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a journey of exploration, not merely a climb. We believe that when you challenge yourself to tower over the roof of Africa, you will be rewarded with an increase in self-awareness and improved self-belief. As said by the first man ever to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, “it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”.
$2595
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Ngorongoro & Serengeti Wildlife Safari

Planning the best safari in Serengeti is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and choosing between permanent camps and semi-mobile operations, which can follow the local movement of wildlife (the great migration).
$6699
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Serengeti Photographic Safari

Planning the best safari in Serengeti is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and choosing between permanent camps and semi-mobile operations, which can follow the local movement of wildlife (the great migration).
$4850 $4711
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Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Beach Experience

The combination of safari and beach strikes the perfect balance between the thrill of tracking down some awe-inspiring wildlife in the Serengeti and the indulgence of taking it easy on the beach, as you enjoy the beauty of nature in its many forms. Nothing is overlooked with this itinerary, so you can be sure that you’ll experience the very best of Tanzania!
$4985

Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation

Tanzania safari and Zanzibar combines a classic safari vehicle that tour you around the game-rich parks with the luxury of the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. This itinerary offers you a unique opportunity to explore the wildlife hotspots of the picturesque Serengeti, the wilds of Tarangire and the extended Ngorongoro Caldera. Transcend this breathtaking immersion into Tanzania’s wildlife with a relaxing dip in the warm, inviting waters of Zanzibar.
$6689

Tanzania Family Safari

Compiling ideas for the best Tanzania family safari can sometimes be overwhelming! But, spending some quality time in the wilderness with your loved ones is something special and just so priceless! Without the distractions and technology of day-to-day life, you can take the time to connect with each other on a whole new level and share a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you’ll be talking about for years to come!
$6995
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Tanzania Honeymoon Safari

After the big day, there is nothing like a relaxing Zanzibar luxury honeymoon safari and beach experience. A luxury private beach pavilion just for the two of you, warm sun, sand between your toes, sounds of waves crashing on the shore of the Indian Ocean, your beautiful love story together has just begun!
$8385
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Tanzania Wildlife Photography & Conservation Safari

Planning the best safari in Serengeti is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and choosing between permanent camps and semi-mobile operations, which can follow the local movement of wildlife (the great migration).
$5044 $4746

The Great Migration & Chimpanzee

Unlike a safari in Kruger, you will witness a social grooming of the chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountains National Park, headlong rush of a Mara River crossing in the Serengeti. This sample itinerary will let you explore some of the planet’s most wonderfully varied terrain, from the starkly beautiful Tarangire, to the lush Serengeti, the mountainous lakeside Mahale and the coffee plantation in Arusha.
$8789
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The Shira Route Hike on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a journey of exploration, not merely a climb. We believe that when you challenge yourself to tower over the roof of Africa, you will be rewarded with an increase in self-awareness and improved self-belief. As said by the first man ever to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, “it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”.
$3675
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Women’s Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Planning the best safari in Serengeti is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and choosing between permanent camps and semi-mobile operations, which can follow the local movement of wildlife (the great migration).
$5509 $5360

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