Set Departure Safari

Photographic Safari to Tanzania with Craig Parry

"13 day privately guided photographic safari in Feb 2021"

Price $11215 USD
12 Nights
20 Mar 2021 — 1 Apr 2021
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Kids Min Age

This wildlife photography workshop in the best spots of Tanzania, hosted by Craig Parry, offers the opportunity to take your photography to the next level as Craig shares with you his insider industry knowledge and all the tips and tricks he has learnt from his 20 years of professional experience as an award winning wildlife and nature photographer.

Tanzania – mobile safari through Arusha, Lake Natron, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti and Mafia Island where we’ll swim with whale sharks.

Grab your camera and come on the adventure of a lifetime as we head off on safari, exploring the incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife of Tanzania across 13 action packed days. As one of Africa’s premier wilderness locations the region boasts the largest concentration of wildlife per square kilometre of any country in Africa. A nature photographer’s paradise! The journey will see us venture through premier wilderness destinations and game reserves, travelling in custom built safari mobiles designed specifically with the photographer in mind and staying in a combination of luxury tent and lodge accommodation.

Strictly limited to 7 photographers, each guest is guaranteed to receive intensive tuition and take advantage of the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience. Given the intimate nature of the small group size, this also means that the tour is open to photographers of all skill levels – even those simply looking to tick this adventure of a lifetime off their bucket list.


Safari Rating



  • Photographic Tuition from award-winning photographer Craig Parry!
  • Experience the calving season of the great migration in Ndutu!
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater on a game drive!
  • Swim with & photograph whale sharks underwater at Mafia Island!
  • Photograph Maasai warriors with a stunning backdrop!
  • Travel around as one exclusive small group!
  • Professional & expert local guide & driver!

map and overview

1 Night Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

2 Nights Lake Natron Camp

1 Night Mysigio Camp

4 Nights Nasikia Migration Camp

4 nights Chole Mjini


About Craig Parry

Global Sony Ambassador Craig Parry is a multi award winning nature and landscape photographer of international acclaim. Craig’s work aims to present subjects in their natural environment in a manner which seeks to connect audiences with the environment. Portraying the obvious as abstract, his images are engaging and beautiful at the same time.

Growing up in Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Craig worked hard at mastering his craft before making a life-changing decision and becoming a full-time professional photographer in 2004 – a defining moment in his life.

Craig’s stature as a photographer was indisputably confirmed with his receipt of the award ‘International Landscape Photo of the Year’ (2014) for his image Life & Death, in addition to taking out the award for Outdoor Magazine ‘Underwater Photograph of the Year’ (2014) for his image Fin Swipe.  His most recent award – 1st Pace – The Ghost – Competition: Golden Turtle International Photography Competition – Category: The Under Water World (2017).

His work regularly sees him travelling to all corners of the globe in pursuit of new adventures and unique encounters.

Following a successful photographic expedition through Botswana in 2017 and 2019, Craig is looking forward to sharing the adventure with photography enthusiasts again in 2021.

start dates

20 March 2021 - 1 April 2021

detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arusha

On arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport.  Welcome to Tanzania!
You will be warmly greeted by a driver and assisted with your luggage to a vehicle.

Transfer about 45 minutes to Arusha.

Overnight : Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Day 2: Lake Natron

After breakfast, check out and meet a guide at the agreed time.

The adventure begins today as you drive out of Arusha and onto Lake Natron.  This journey will take approximately 5 hours through local villages and farmlands.

Arrive at Lake Natron Camp with a warm welcome, a cold face towel and fresh fruit drink. You will have a briefing about the camp and then meet your private guide to discuss what activities you would like to do. Once checked into your room you can relax in the natural pool, with a drink of your choice, and take in the breathtaking views. Watch the sun go down behind the Masonic Mountain with a gin and tonic whilst our Chef prepares a lovely 3 course meal for you.

Overnight Lake Natron Camp

Day 3: Lake Natron

Wake up with your butler bringing you fresh tea or coffee, and homemade cookies, to your room and watch the sun rise from the comfort of your bed. Head to the lake for a dawn flamingo walk before heading to a tasty breakfast. After breakfast you can head to the local village, Ngare Sero, then hike to the spectacular waterfalls. After a fun packed morning it’s back to camp for lunch and to relax in pool in the heat of the day. At 16:30 go back in time and visit the hominid footprints with simulated hunting to dramatic sundowners and stargazing. Dinner will be served back at camp.

Overnight Lake Natron Camp

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Rise with the sun coming up behind Gelai and take in the colours of the of the sky, this time is perfect for photography.

After breakfast, meet your guide at the agreed time and head for the airstrip.  Board a chartered flight bound for Manyara Airstrip.

Arrive in to Manyara airstrip as you disembark you will be warmly greeted by a guide.  Hop into the vehicle and head for the local village of  Mto Wa Mbu  where you will  experience the life of a local either on foot, on bike or in a tuk tuk ending in a local lunch.

After lunch, continue onto the rim of the Crater.

In the evening you will have some time with the local Masai Warriors and learn about their cultural.

Overnight – Mysigio Camp

Day 5: Southern Serengeti

Wake up and decend on the Ngorongoro Crater floor and mid afternoon game drive to the Serengeti and onto Ndutu.

Overnight – Nasikia Migration Camp.

Day 6: Southern Serengeti

Full day game viewing in the southern Serengeti and overnight back in the Nasikia Migration Camp.

Overnight – Nasikia Migration Camp.

Day 7: Southern Serengeti

Full day game viewing in the southern Serengeti and overnight back in the Nasikia Migration Camp.

Overnight – Nasikia Migration Camp.

Day 8: Southern Serengeti

Full day game viewing in the southern Serengeti and overnight back in the Nasikia Migration Camp.

Overnight – Nasikia Migration Camp.

Day 9: Mafia Island

Game drive to the Seronera airstrip and flight to Mafia Island.

On arrival into Mafia Island, you will be warmly greeted by a driver and transferred to Chole Mjini Eco-Lodge

Settle into the barefoot paradise of Chole Minji Treehouse Lodge.

Overnight – Chole Mjini Eco-Lodge

Day 10 - 12: Mafia Island

The next three days will be about close encounters with whale sharks.

It is one of life’s great privileges to swim alongside one of these gentle giants, and the season when these magnificent animals aggregate here is longer than anywhere else on the East African coast.

They occur in Mafia waters year-round but when the conditions are right they feed on the surface in the shallow waters on the western side of the island, close to Kilindoni and they are therefore easy to find. In this 4-month season, sometime between November and April, we visit to swim with them.

Whale sharks are fascinating creatures: some live more than 100 years, reaching lengths of up to 20m and weighing in at 15 tons, yet they are totally harmless, feeding on enormous quantities of plankton that they hoover up as they swim.

Overnight – Chole Mjini Eco-Lodge

Day 13: End of Itinerary

All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, check out and head back to the airport.

Board a scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam.


Price US$11,215 per person twin share

Max 6 guests


  • Road transfers Kilimanjaro to Arusha
  • Guided safari from Arusha through to the Serengeti.
  • Accommodation with all meals included
  • Game viewing activities
  • Flight from Lake Natron / Manyara Airstrip
  • Flight from Serengeti / Mafia Island
  • Flight from Mafia Island / Dar Es Salaam
  • 3 private boat trip in Mafia Island
  • Daily photography tuition with award winning nature photographer Craig Parry



  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Marine Park fees at Chole Mjini ($20 per adult per night/ $10 per child per night PLUS 18% VAT), Tourism Development Levy (TDL) AT US$ 1.50 per person/night, Chole Village Levy  ($10 per adult/night),  beverages, rental of equipment,  and all activities such as; snorkel trips, sunset cruises, Stand up Paddle boarding, SCUBA diving,  fishing, turtle hatchings, excursions to other islands and sandbank picnic experiences
  • Items of a personal nature

additional information

  • Services subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. fuel increases, currency fluctuation etc.
  • Given the nature of this safari, the age restriction is a minimum of 16 years paying full fare.
  • PLEASE NOTE that whilst we endeavour to accommodate guests at the above stipulated lodges/camps, safariFRANK reserves the right to replace such with one of a similar standard and location.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • A 20% deposit will be due 7 days from booking with final payment due 75 days prior to departure.
  • Visas/Passports: Please ensure: 1) that you have pre-arranged your entry visa if required; 2) that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure date from Tanzania; 3) that you have a minimum of 2 consecutive clear pages. If this is not the case, there is a danger of being turned away by the Immigration Service on arrival at the airport – assuming your airline has agreed to bring you and risk a fine in the first place.
  • Health: Yellow Fever Vaccinations are mandatory but please consult your doctor for medical advice. Parts of Tanzania are considered to be malarial so we recommend the use of anti-malarial prophylactics (normally Malarone), – subject to advice from your own doctor.
  • Luggage: Is normally restricted to 20 kg (not including photographic equipment) per person in a soft, hold all type bag. Weight is generally less important than volume as everything is carried with you on safari. If adding extensions that involve light aircraft transfers the luggage limit may be reduced further to 12 kg in soft bags (please enquire if this may apply to you)

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