From$9,590Per Adult

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.

Paul Joynson-Hicks

Trip Leader

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.


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
  • Private mobile tented camp at Ndutu
  • Rest day at the award-winning Gibbs Farm


Great Migration

Every year in Tanzania’s green season, vast herds of wildebeest return to the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti. A large percentage of these are pregnant females, which will drop their newborn calves between late January and early March. On this once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventure, travelers will work with photographer, Paul Joynson-Hicks, to capture this and other cycles of life by lens. To maximize your wildlife photography experience, Thomson Safaris has set up a private campsite in the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti. This safari also visits the central Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

March 1– 11, 2020


Dates & Prices*


Oct 04 - Oct 13


* 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.


Our Tanzanian family,

your local guides

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.

Go big(ger) with

safari add-ons

No need to end your safari so soon! From gorilla trekking to scuba diving—and beyond—you can go bigger with our safari add-ons.