ORMS Tanzania

Orms Tanzania 7 day tour

Orms Photo Safaris are all custom safaris only with no fixed dates, cost or pre-assigned guide.
All photographic gear is customized for you and included in tour package
Please note:

All our Tanzania photo tours are customized and booked on demand only. Orms does not currently offer any scheduled tours to Tanzania but will instead happily design a tailor-made photographic safari to this destination according to your specific requests and requirements.

Day 1:

Flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Manyara Airstrip, transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Today marks the first day of this exciting photographic expedition. We fly from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Manyara, where after we road transfer to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. This 8,300km² World Heritage Site protects the planet’s largest intact volcanic caldera (approx. 260km²), and arguably the world’s most spectacular natural area. Not only is it scenically breathtaking, but the crater is also home to one of the densest populations of large mammals on Earth. Our luxurious lodge is nestled on the forested edge of the crater rim with spectacular views of the crater itself.

Overnight &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge


Day 2:

Ngorongoro Crater

We will descend into the crater floor in our dedicated safari vehicle, a perfect photographic hide in itself! The photographic opportunities in the Crater are truly world class. Most of the animals here are extremely relaxed and habituated to the presence of humans, while the high crater walls, usually cloaked in a pure white frosting of clouds, make for dramatic back-drops to wildlife photography.

The crater floor provides a mini-example of a complete African ecosystem, with forests, lakes, grasslands, swamps and rivers. Over 30,000 large animals reside here and huge concentrations of Blue Wildebeest and Plains Zebra are supplemented by smaller numbers of African Elephant, the critically endangered Black Rhino, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Topi and both Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

The crater also boasts the world’s highest concentration of predators, and these include Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Spotted Hyaena, Bat-eared Fox and Golden and Black-backed Jackals.

Overnight & Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

We will descend into the crater floor in our dedicated safari vehicle, a perfect photographic hide in itself! The photographic opportunities in the Crater are truly world class. Most of the animals here are extremely relaxed and habituated to the presence of humans, while the high crater walls, usually cloaked in a pure white frosting of clouds, make for dramatic back-drops to wildlife photography.

The crater floor provides a mini-example of a complete African ecosystem, with forests, lakes, grasslands, swamps and rivers. Over 30,000 large animals reside here and huge concentrations of Blue Wildebeest and Plains Zebra are supplemented by smaller numbers of African Elephant, the critically endangered Black Rhino, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Topi and both Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

The crater also boasts the world’s highest concentration of predators, and these include Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Spotted Hyaena, Bat-eared Fox and Golden and Black-backed Jackals.

Overnight & Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge


Day 3:

Ngorongoro Crater to Manyara Airstrip, flight to Ndutu Airstrip

This morning, after breakfast and some final photography around the lodge, we will make our way to the world famous Serengeti. We return to the Manyara Airstrip, before flying to Ndutu Airstrip, which is located in the southern Serengeti Plains.

Overnight & Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas


Days 4 to 6:

Serengeti area

Covering an incredible 15,000km² (5,792 square miles), the Serengeti is one of the world’s largest and most spectacular wildlife areas. Despite the vast space, the volume and concentration of game that we can expect to see is nothing short of astounding. There is little permanent water in the Serengeti and this, combined with a fairly regular rainfall pattern, has resulted in the incredible Wildebeest migration where up to two million large ungulates move between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Our visit is timed so as to provide us with the best opportunity to bear witness to the unbelievable numbers of Wildebeest, Zebra and antelope in the southern Serengeti, an unrivalled and primeval wonder of the natural world!

Eruptions of Oldoinyo Lengai, the Maasai “Mountain of God”, have spread nutrient-rich ash on the southern plains, and it is this phenomenon that has made the grasses in the Ndutu / NCA area rich in the necessary minerals needed to nourish the newborn Wildebeest. The incredible concentration of calving Wildebeest is a sight to behold, and in addition attracts large numbers of predators who take full advantage of this protein boost! This area produces good numbers of Lion, Leopard and Spotted Hyena, however it is perhaps best known as one of Africa’s premier sites for the lithe, lightning fast Cheetah!

Besides being the ideal location for this tour to view and photograph Africa’s wildlife, the wide green-gold savannas dotted with Acacia trees also lends itself to some of the finest landscape photography in the world.

In addition to the above mentioned, there will certainly be a veritable feast of superb birdlife with over 500 species already recorded in the greater Serengeti area. The star birds however include three Tanzanian endemics, namely Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Fischer’s Lovebird and Rufous-tailed Weaver (a Serengeti-Mara endemic). These birds can be found, together with a host of other species, such as the magnificent Saddle-billed Stork, up to six species of vulture and the grotesque Marabou Stork (sometimes seen squabbling over the remains of a kill). The number of afterbirths attracts large numbers of “brown eagles” in addition to the huge numbers of vultures already scavenging in the area – truly this region is teeming with bird and animal life during the wildebeest calving!

Nights & Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Covering an incredible 15,000km² (5,792 square miles), the Serengeti is one of the world’s largest and most spectacular wildlife areas. Despite the vast space, the volume and concentration of game that we can expect to see is nothing short of astounding. There is little permanent water in the Serengeti and this, combined with a fairly regular rainfall pattern, has resulted in the incredible Wildebeest migration where up to two million large ungulates move between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Our visit is timed so as to provide us with the best opportunity to bear witness to the unbelievable numbers of Wildebeest, Zebra and antelope in the southern Serengeti, an unrivalled and primeval wonder of the natural world!

Eruptions of Oldoinyo Lengai, the Maasai “Mountain of God”, have spread nutrient-rich ash on the southern plains, and it is this phenomenon that has made the grasses in the Ndutu / NCA area rich in the necessary minerals needed to nourish the newborn Wildebeest. The incredible concentration of calving Wildebeest is a sight to behold, and in addition attracts large numbers of predators who take full advantage of this protein boost! This area produces good numbers of Lion, Leopard and Spotted Hyena, however it is perhaps best known as one of Africa’s premier sites for the lithe, lightning fast Cheetah!

Besides being the ideal location for this tour to view and photograph Africa’s wildlife, the wide green-gold savannas dotted with Acacia trees also lends itself to some of the finest landscape photography in the world.

In addition to the above mentioned, there will certainly be a veritable feast of superb birdlife with over 500 species already recorded in the greater Serengeti area. The star birds however include three Tanzanian endemics, namely Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Fischer’s Lovebird and Rufous-tailed Weaver (a Serengeti-Mara endemic). These birds can be found, together with a host of other species, such as the magnificent Saddle-billed Stork, up to six species of vulture and the grotesque Marabou Stork (sometimes seen squabbling over the remains of a kill). The number of afterbirths attracts large numbers of “brown eagles” in addition to the huge numbers of vultures already scavenging in the area – truly this region is teeming with bird and animal life during the wildebeest calving!

Nights & Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas


Days 7:

Flight from Ndutu Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport

After a final morning’s exploration and photography, we will fly from Ndutu Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport on a flight (time to be advised), where this incredible photo safari sadly comes to an end!

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