Migration, mountains and Maasai
Location: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara, Tanzania
There are few countries in Africa that can offer such a diverse range of impressive wild places within its borders. In my opinion,Tanzania is one of those places. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the great wildebeest migration and incredible marine-life off the coast and islands of Tanzania, a visit to this vibrant East African country is a great destination for budding photographers – beginners to experienced.
Why I love it:
Expect incredible wildlife photographic opportunities coupled with stunning landscapes and culture. I would recommend combining different destinations together in the northern or southern safari circuit for an overall experience. I personally like to combine the Serengeti migration with a visit to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Tarangire for a mix of action, bird and landscape photography.
I particulalry enjoy visiting the Serengeti during February when the wildebeest are calving on the vast plains in the south, with lurking predators to keep your shutters firing. A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater is a must, with the crater providing a scenic backdrop to species like elephant, black rhino, zebra and lion. Alternatively, combining Ruaha and Selous with Mafia Island will take you to remote wild bush and beach areas.
Capturing the Maasai in their traditional dress, walking their cattle across the countryside or performing their jumps high into the air as part of their ritual dancing, is a great addition to your safari. It’s an all-round photographic destination which will result in a great addition of images to your portfolio collection.