birding on photo safari

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 Wesley Bernard
  • Maximum of 3 guests per Land Rover
  • Each photographer gets their own row with access to both sides of the vehicle
  • Increased weight allowance for extra camera gear
  • Camera tech tents with generator and lighting at each Thomson Nyumba Camp

Sample Photo Safari Itineraries

Green Season Safaris

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.

Dry Season Safaris

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.

Pro photography trip leaders

wesley bernard on safari

Wesley Bernard

A Northern Arizona native, photographer and educator, Wesley embraces the process of the documentary story, offering the viewer a visual narrative of cultures and their stories from all over the world. He has been behind the camera and in front of a classroom for 30+ years.

Wesley is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at SUNY Oneonta, he teaches traditional Film/darkroom, Digital media, Portraiture, Documentary and History of Photography classes.

professional photography leader randy hanna

Randy Hanna

An accomplished and published photographer, Randy uses his engineering background, coupled with an artistic eye and years of teaching, to help both experienced and novice photographers improve their skills. He has traveled extensively to photograph wildlife, culture and landscapes in remote locations throughout Africa and around the globe.

Randy uses Nikon and Hasselblad equipment to capture his images, but also well-versed with Canon cameras.

professional photography leader don toothaker

Don Toothaker

Don has been a professional photographer for the past 20 years. As the Director of Photo Adventures at Hunt’s Photo and Video, he leads photography walks and workshops around the globe. He is deeply committed to sharing the world’s beauty through photography, and uses the mantra “photograph what you feel” to encourage his guests to incorporate storytelling into their images.

Don uses current Nikon Z Mirrorless camera systems and is a juried member of Nikon Professional Services.

Images from Photography Safaris

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.