Dates: June 11th - 26th, 2017
Professional Photo Leader: Dee Ann Pederson
To Insure an Intimate and Personal Experience: Max. Group Size 9
Tanzania 2017 - Africa's Tapestry
Africa’s Tapestry: Weaving together abundant wildlife, scenic splendor & native culture... an epic journey with memories of a lifetime!
SERENGETI, NDUTU & TARANGIRE...
...the names alone evoke powerful images of mystery, wonder and awe. In real life, they offer an experience beyond your wildest dreams.
Like my other “home away from home” of Alaska, Tanzania brings me to the core of my being…Africa in my Soul. I’ve found no other place on earth where life holds together so visibly with the unity I experience here. The land, the vegetation, the wildlife, the weather, my Tanzania family of friends and of course, its beautiful native cultures – all woven together in a gorgeous tapestry of life, almost a showplace of “what’s possible” for life on earth. I’ve been coming here each year for over a decade and although no two trips are the same, all of my experiences here are inextricably significant in my life as I embrace ever moment of the golden savannahs, lush woodlands, semi‐arid plains and pastoral lifestyle and culture of the Maasai. The blessing that come with being able to return to a place like this again and again is the realization each time that I can be open to feel, sense and see so much more deeply and beyond the wildlife and culture, but how it all connect.
Serengeti, Ndutu, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro… the splendor always abound in these larger‐than‐life places, but seeing these places differently opens up boundless experiences and is one of the reasons I love sharing Tanzania with those who travel with me, with an even greater gratitude for those who have found their own passion and love for this land and have returned to travel with me on safari in Tanzania.
Dee Ann Pederson - Africa 2012 Journal
Join nature photographer Dee Ann Pederson as she guides a group of photography and nature enthusiasts on a 16-day Photographic Safari through Tanzania's most renowned national parks. You'll experience the best of what East Africa has to offer, with time and space to fully experience the natural splendor and amazing wildlife of the Serengeti, Ndutu (Part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area), and Tarangire, all designed to maximize your connection with the riches of the land and the staggering variety of its fauna and flora.
Dee Ann has traveled here for 15 years, and chooses only the best lodges and camps, the best local native guides, and of course, the best safari vehicles for photography. She has worked with her locally owned outfitter and guides for many years, who have an expert eye for the needs of serious photographers. Coupled with extensive knowledge of the land and its wildlife, our guides offer you the ultimate experience of this phenomenal land.
In addition to the primary focus of photographing wildlife and Tanzania’s scenic splendor, you'll also spend a morning in a Maasai village, and experience a connection to these beautiful beings who have shared this land for hundreds of years. The Maasai children and their teacher under the shade of an acacia tree, their vibrant fabric, intricate bead work, dancing and singing, and mud huts are eye candy without calories. Beware, even if you are an avid wildlife photographer your urge to photograph will be irresistible and your experience with these special people will enrich this journey beyond your expectations.
If you're serious about photography, whether novice or advanced, and dreamed of experiencing the wonder of Africa, or you have previously experience Africa and the “Awe” is speaking to you to return, this is the trip for you. If you are traveling with a companion who is not a photographer, perhaps they'd like to capture yet another unique view of nature's experience using a video camera. Join Dee Ann in in 2017 on this Epic Photographic Journey.
We invite you to join us for this Epic Photographic Journey!