Eye of the Hippo - Katavi National Park

Gautam & Friends visit Western Tanzania

In September of this year, Gautam along with 10 friends visited two very unique and very different national parks tucked in the far western corner of Tanzania: Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains National Park. We’ve included a small selection of his photos below and encourage taking a look at his personal photography site.

Tanzania - Katavi and Mahale detail

 

Katavi National Park offers its few visitors a true wilderness of tangled woodland, floodplains, seasonal lakes and exceptional game viewing along the Katuma River including eland, sable and roan antelopes, large numbers of hippo and elephant as well as lion and leopard.

Here’s just a few of Gautam’s fantastic photos from Katavi, click here for his full gallery:

Mahale Mountains National Park, home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees, is remotely-set on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, inaccessible by road, and it sometimes looks more like an Indian Ocean beach holiday than a chimp-trekking destination deep in the African interior.

Here’s some of Gautam’s photos from Mahale, click here for his full gallery:

Get in touch to learn more about this and other safari destinations as well as great options for families and groups.

Handsome Lion in the Serengeti

Peter & Ellen’s Pics from Tanzania

Peter & Ellen visited some of our favorite camps and lodges during their trip to Tanzania earlier this year.

Here are just a few of Peter & Ellen’s amazing photos… Thanks for sharing! 

Like a lot of our clients, Peter & Ellen’s favorite accommodations were the small, tented camps in wilderness areas like:

  • Oliver’s Camp, located in the remote Southern section of Tarangire National Park, offering off-road game-driving, guided walking safaris and night game drives with night vision goggles.
  • Olakira Camp, meaning ‘star’ in Swahili, an intimate mobile safari camp that follows the herds of the Great Migration every year from the Mara River crossings in the North to the birthing season in the southern Ndutu plains.

What’s your favorite safari accommodation?

Tracy K. has got an eye!

Tracy and a few friends did a big trip with us back in the Summer of 2012 including gorilla tracking in Rwanda, game drives in the Serengeti and Okavango Delta and a helicopter tour over Victoria Falls. Here’s one of our favorite client pics ever. Great lighting, a very interesting expression and the sense that this leopardess is perched right above us!!!

Leopard in a tree in Serengeti

Here’s another favorite! Everybody loves baby animals, and a baby hippo has got to be one of the cutest. Tracy’s apt description: “Our welcome committee for motor boat arrival at Kwetsani camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana”

Baby hippo at Kwetsani camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

You can read all about her custom safari right here.