dates & group size

November 1-12, 2023.

Min. 4 - Max. 8. participants.


*Visit the scenic southern highlands of Tanzania.

*Boat along the crystal-clear waters of Lake Nyasa.

*Visit cocoa plantations in Kyela.

*Hike in the remote Livingstone Mountains.

*Learn about the tribes of the south.



suitable for

Photography enthusiasts.

All ages & skill levels.

Educational seekers.

Nature lovers.


Day 1. Arrival at dar es Salaam. transfer to the hotel.

Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your lodge in Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival at the lodge, your tour leader and a member of our team will meet you for a briefing and Q&A about your trip.

Accommodation: Alexander's Hotel, Dar es Salaam.

Day 2. Domestic flight from dar es salaam to ruaha.

Upon arrival to Ruaha, we transfer you to your camp, rest, and proceed with the afternoon game drives and sundowner.

Ruaha National Park is situated in the southern part of Tanzania, and is named after the Ruaha River, which flows through the park. The park is home to a wide variety of habitats, including savannah, woodland, and riverine forest, and is renowned for its wildlife diversity. The park is home to over 10,000 elephants, making it one of the largest elephant populations in East Africa. It is also home to a large population of lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs, as well as over 570 species of birds.

Accommodation: Kigelia Ruaha.

Day 3-5. Ruaha National Park.

Enjoy your stay in a grove of sausage trees in Ruaha National Park on the banks of the Ifuguru River, in the best game area in the park.

Bush walks: there’s no better tree to hug than a baobab, with their strangely human form. Smooth bark - dust scented. The crevices are home to reptiles, bats, and owls. Round the trunks lie crunchy shells of their furry seeds, lemony to taste. It’s only when you walk, that you find this out -and many, many other things about the bush.

Game drives: you get a tremendous feeling of anticipation when you’ve grabbed cameras and shades, and left camp with a guide, in our open vehicles. Who knows what we’re going to find, but for sure there’ll be moments of excitement, fascination, and peace amongst the great beasts and herds of Ruaha.

Accommodation: Kigelia Ruaha.

Day 6. Domestic air transfer from Ruaha to Mahale Mountains National Park.

In the morning be ready to relocate to Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of the Great Lakes of Africa.

Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge.

Day 7-8. Chimpanzee tracking in Mahale Mountains. Lake Tanganyika exploration.

One of the main attractions of Mahale Mountains National Park is its population of chimpanzees. The park is home to one of the largest populations of wild chimpanzees in the world, with an estimated population of over 1,000 individuals. You will go on guided hikes to observe the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, and the park is one of the few places in the world where you can have the opportunity to track and observe wild chimpanzees up close.

Enjoy chimpanzee tracking, kayaking, and boat safari during your stay.
In addition to chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park is also home to a wide variety of other wildlife, including forest elephants, leopards, baboons, and a variety of bird species. The park's forests and mountains offer a unique ecosystem, with a mix of tropical rainforest and montane forest habitats.

Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge.

Day 9. Domestic air transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Ndutu.

Early morning domestic air transfer to the tented lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ndutu Lake just in time for the Great Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra (wildebeest calving season).

Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge.

Day 10-11. Great migration game drives. South Serengeti & Ngorongoro Conservation area.

During this season, in the heart of the majestic Serengeti, where the golden grasses sway in the gentle African breeze, nature unveils one of its most captivating spectacles—the wildebeest calving season. It is a time when the circle of life unfolds with breathtaking beauty, as thousands upon thousands of wildebeest gather on the vast plains, transforming the landscape into a theater of life and renewal. The wildebeest, with their keen instincts, search for the perfect birthing ground—a sanctuary where the vulnerable young can be brought into the world safely.

Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge.

Day 12. Domestic air transfer from Serengeti to Kilimanjaro aiprot, Arusha.

Be prepared for the domestic air transfer to Arusha from the Serengeti. Evening debriefing and goodbye dinner. There is an option to go back to Arusha by car with about 6-hour drive through the scenic landscape of Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn.

Day 13. Transfer from the lodge to Kilimanjaro airport.

From there you can proceed with your plans.

Your tour leader Susan Seubert

Award-winning travel and editorial photographer, has photographed more than 30 feature stories for National Geographic Traveler. Her subjects range from Canada to the Caribbean and Texas to Thailand and beyond. Susan’s work has been recognized by Columbia University’s Alfred Eisenstadt Award and most recently by the North American Travel Journalists Association for excellence in photography. She lectures regularly about her work at such institutions as Harvard University and the Portland Art Museum. Based in Portland, Oregon, and Maui, Hawaii, Susan travels throughout the world shooting a variety of subjects and capturing a sense of place through her wide-ranging imagery. Susan’s in-depth knowledge of digital technologies and her multimedia skills keep her at the cutting edge of visual storytelling. Born and raised in Indiana, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and hasn’t set down her camera since.

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