From$9,590Per Adult

elephant in serengeti photo by paul joynson-hicks

Capture photos

like a pro

Good photos practically take themselves in Tanzania. But, of course, there is art and skill to great photography. A world-renowned nature photographer will lead this trip, helping you hone your craft and capture the best shots.

Photo-centric Trip Upgrades
  • Photo tips and training by Paul Joynson-Hicks
  • Maximum of 3 guests per Land Rover
  • Unlimited weight allowance for extra camera gear
  • Camera tech tents with generator and lighting at each Thomson Nyumba Camp
  • Boxed breakfasts provided for early AM start times

Paul Joynson-Hicks

Trip Leader

professional wildlife photographer paul joynson-hicks

Paul, although born in the U.K., has spent the last 25 years living and working as a wildlife and travel photographer in East and Central Africa. His work has been widely published and he has several wildlife and travel photography books demonstrating the breadth of his photography knowledge and diversity of his life experiences.

At the very heart of his photography is an exuberant passion for Africa and having travelled extensively throughout the East African region, Paul is fluent in Swahili, is a Tanzanian citizen and has an insightful perception of local cultures. He also has a deep and passionate interest in wildlife and birdlife adding an extra dimension to the photographic angle he brings.

Paul is also the founder of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, launched in 2015 to wonderful worldwide coverage with an overall aim of creating awareness of conservation issues. Paul will chat to you before your safari to go over what you need to bring and any other photography related questions.


Upcoming Safaris with Paul Joynson-Hicks


The vast herds of migratory wildebeest make their return to the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti. Roughly 500,000 of these wildebeest are pregnant females, ready to drop their calves between late January and early March. You will have the exclusive opportunity to stay in a private camp located right in the heart of the southern plains, and with some luck, you will have a front row seat to this amazing spectacle. This safari also visits the central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and the award-winning Gibb’s Farm.

MARCH 20 – 29, 2021


This dry season safari focuses on the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, as well as both the central and northern Serengeti. The crater and central Serengeti hold immense numbers of resident wildlife, and the northern Serengeti’s Kogakuria/Lamai Wedge will be brimming with migratory activity, as nearly two million grazers arrive in search of green pasture. It is at this time of year when travelers have the best chances of photographing the famed Mara River crossings.

OCTOBER 3 – 12, 2021


Dates & Prices*


Mar 20 - Mar 29


Oct 03 - Oct 12


* Plus $600 VAT. As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities. All prices are subject to change without notice.


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With years of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife, culture and land, our local guides are Tanzania’s ultimate ambassadors and your perfect hosts.

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