Each year Gary leads trips to Africa and has been to the Dark Continent 36 times since 1990. He has learned when and where the best photographic opportunities are and how to go about getting the best images. Some trips are to Kenya and Tanzania while others are to Botswana. The trips are 13 to 15 days in length and are designed for people interested in photography or serious game viewing. This is not a trip where you sleep in until 8:00 am, have a leisurely breakfast then leave the lodge at 9:00 am like some tours. We are up early and in the field when the light is best - early morning and late afternoon. Groups are a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 participants (double occupancy accommodations). The price includes international and domestic airfare, all game viewing services including vehicles/drivers, park entry fees, departure taxes, visa fees, meals and accommodations. The meals and accommodations are first-class. You pay only for beverages, tips and personal items once you arrive in Africa. While Gary will be actively photographing, he will be there primarily to make sure you get the photos you want along with a memorable experience!
Tanzania - January and February
The trip is 14 days/13 nights and will be restricted to no more than 12 clients. Clients will depart Minneapolis or New York and travel to Amsterdam followed by an overnight at the airport Holiday Inn. The next morning we will fly to Arusha followed by a transfer to the Arumeru Guest House and overnight. The next morning the safari begins with a drive to Lake Manyara National Park (1 night) then on to Ngorongoro Crater (3 nights) and Serengeti National Park where a luxury mobile tented camp (3 nights) and a safari lodge (2 nights) are utilized. Transportation is by 4-wheel drive Land Rovers with no more than 6 clients per vehicle guaranteeing a window seat and access to the roof hatch. On the final day, a charter flight transports clients from the Serengeti back to Arusha. In Arusha, a day room has been arranged before the evening departure with an arrival in the US the next day. The trip has been timed to coincide with the wildebeest/zebra migration to the Serengeti.
Botswana - July, August, September
The trip is 13 days/12 nights and will be restricted to no more than 12 clients. Clients depart New York (JFK) or Washington DC (Dulles) and fly direct to Johannesburg, South Africa followed by an overnight at the Airport Grand Hotel. The next morning, we will board a commercial flight to Maun, Botswana followed by a light aircraft flight to the first camp in the Okavango Delta. We will visit two camps in the Okavango Delta and one in Chobe National Park or the Linyanti/Selinda region. The final day will be spent in Victoria Falls where a tour of the falls has been arranged. The departure from Johannesburg is in the evening with an arrival in the US the next day. The game viewing is from 4-wheel drive Land Rovers (open vehicles) with no more than 6 clients per vehicle. Transfers between camps will be by charter aircraft. The trip has been timed to coincide with the dry season and optimum game viewing.
Kenya - July, August, September
The trip is 15 days/14 nights and will be restricted to no more than 10 clients. Clients will depart Minneapolis or New York and travel to Nairobi via Europe. There will be a transfer to the Nairobi Holiday Inn and overnight. The safari begins the next morning with a drive to a private reserve (1 night), followed by visits to Samburu National Reserve (3 nights), Lake Nakuru National Park (2 nights) and Maasai Mara National Reserve (5 nights in two locations). Transportation will be by 9 passenger vans with no more than 5 clients per vehicle guaranteeing a window seat and access to the roof hatch. The final afternoon, a day room has been arranged before the evening departure with an arrival in the US the next day. The trip has been timed to coincide with the wildebeest/zebra migration to the Maasai Mara.