Infinite Kayak Adventures & Jansen Photo Expeditions
Presents A Tanzanian Photographic Odyssey
Day 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Infinite Kayak Adventures representatives will meet you and take you to Rivertrees Country Inn, a wonderful converted old coffee farm a half hour from the airport. This beautiful resort was the former home of the lodge owner.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast on the terrace drive to Tarangire National Park and stay at the picturesque Tarangire Safari Lodge amongst the rugged baobab studded terrain. View animals on their way to the river while sipping drinks from the veranda where you can also watch the sunset before heading off to dinner. Animals are attracted down to the river to drink and ambush and the elephant population density is the second highest in Africa.
Day 3: Say goodbye to Tarangire and drive 1 hour to a luxury tented camp in the conservation corridor between Tarangire and Manyara. This small scale camp has been chosen for its ability to allow night game drives, night sky photography and personally guided bush walks which allow you to appreciate a more intimate connection with the African bush. These can form the basis of photographic workshops.
Day 4: Drive up the Great African Rift Valley into the Ngorongoro Highlands and cloud forest on the famous crater rim. Stop at various places to get the best views and panoramas. Stay at Mysigio Camp – here there will be good opportunities to interact in an authentic way with the local Maasai, walk with them and see their way of life.
Day 5: After an early start, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater Floor for a game drive in one of the most densely packed wildlife areas in the world. At the end of the day ascend the rim and drive down onto the short grass plains of the Serengeti ecosystem. Spend the night at Ndutu Lodge. This iconic photographers lodge is set next to Lake Ndutu – a wildlife magnet in the dry season and the usual February location of the wildebeest calving.
Days 6 and 7: Spend two more days photographing the vast and spectacular Serengeti at its best. Witness THE wildlife destination of East Africa as the migration merges with the prolific resident game for a wildlife wildebeest feast (quite literally). You will be based in the short grass plains dotted with rocky outcrops. This mixed terrain is excellent for spotting lions, leopard and cheetah
Day 8: Take a light aircraft from the Serengeti to the Indian Ocean and land at the sleepy old port town of Tanga – one of the oldest settlements on the East African coast. You will be met by your kayaking guide Steve and taken 2 hours north up the remote coast to Fish Eagle Point Lodge. Fish Eagle Point has 6 large rooms made out of bush materials set inches away from the high tide line in its own private bay. This will be your base for the next few days kayaking and relaxing.
Days 9 -11: Continue your stay at Fish Eagle Point. There will be a paddle each day- depending on weather, experience levels and your wishes, you and your guide will decide what to do and where to paddle… picnic at idyllic isolated beaches, explore mysterious mangrove creeks, snorkel sand islands, discover some local history and culture, as well as wander around the beach exploring for photographic opportunities.
Day 12: After a leisurely drive back to Tanga and take a short flight to Zanzibar (sometimes this goes via the island of Pemba- Zanzibar’s larger but less famous sister). A taxi will take you the short drive into the heart of old Stonetown where you will stay at Kisiwa House, a converted merchant’s house, dripping with history and character, (the manageresses name is Cherhezerade!). Spend the evening exploring the intrigues of Stonetown on foot.
Day 13: Stay a second night at Kisiwa House and continue exploring Stonetown. You will be left to your own devices in Zanzibar to give you flexibility, accommodation will be Half Board. A walking guide will be provided for you to take you to all the hidden corners of Stonetown. There will be opportunities for photographing the historical architecture, people and street scenes. You guide will also be able to arrange any other excursions for you.
Day 14: A taxi will take you the short drive to the airport for your internal flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport and your international flight home.
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