Adventure in East Africa
All lodges, full board
One night at Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi with meet and greet dinner and breakfast
Day room on the last day for those who will be flying out on day 17
Transport with Land Cruisers not more than three people on board
All park entry fees
City tour visit
Flight from Serengeti to Wilson airport - Nairobi
Transportation of excess luggage
Complementary mineral drinking water
February 3 – 19, 2020
17 days / 16 nights
Limited to 10 guests
Receive a $500 discount if paying by check. Your spot will be reserved once check has cleared. See payment address at bottom of page.
Here’s your chance to fulfill your wildest African dreams. Every photographer wants to go to Africa with good reason. The abundance of wildlife and numbers of species are found no where else in the world. Kenya and Tanzania are well known for their amazing national parks. On this safari we will visit 5 different parks all with something unique to offer.
We will maximize our time with the wildlife and landscapes. Rising early to catch the sunrise and ending our day with the sunset. We will get you in the right place at the right time with our professional driver / guides. During the heat of the day we will usually spend time back at our lodge, a perfect time to down load your images or rest.
On this safari we will have just 3 people per vehicle. Therefore, you will have plenty of room for your camera gear. With access to windows on both sides of the vehicle and a pop-up top you will never miss a shot.
We will take our photography seriously and also have lots of fun. There will be plenty of time for individual photography instruction, image reviews, and Lightroom basics.
Bring your sketchbook and paints as well.
Areas of Exploration
1 night Nairobi
3 nights Amboseli National Park, Kenya
3 nights Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
3 nights Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
3 nights Ndutu Conservation Area, Tanzania
3 nights Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
East Africa Trip Itinerary
Day 1 - February 3 - City Tour
Sheldrick Elephant Center or Kazuri Bead Factory or Giraffe Center
Meet and Greet dinner
Hotel is included this night.
Days 2-4 - Feb. 4 - 6 - Amboseli national park
Feb. 4 – Morning drive to Amboseli, afternoon game drive
Feb. 5 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Feb. 6 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Ol Tukai Lodge - B/L/D
Days 5-7 - Feb. 7 - 9 - Tarangire National Park
Feb. 7 – Drive to Kenya border and enter Tanzania. Game drive through Tarangire to lodge
Feb. 8 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Feb. 9 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Sopa Lodge - B/L/D
Days 8-10 - Feb. 10 -12 - Ngorongoro Crater conservation area
Feb. 10 – All day drive to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping for lunch at Gibbs Farm en route
Feb. 11 — All day game drive in the Crater
Feb. 12 – All day game drive in the Crater
Sopa Lodge - B/L/D
Days 11-13 - Feb. 13 - 15 - Ndutu Conservation Area
Feb. 13 – Morning drive to Ndutu, afternoon game drive
Feb. 14 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Feb. 15 – Morning and afternoon game drives
Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge - B/L/D
Days 14-16 - Feb. 16 - 18 - Serengeti national park
Feb. 16 – Morning drive to Serengeti, afternoon game drive
Feb. 17 – Morning and afternoon game drives *
Feb. 18 – Morning and afternoon game drives *
Sopa Lodge - B/L/D
* February 17 or 18 we will offer a sunrise balloon ride over the Serengeti / not included in price
Day 17 - Feb. 19 - Fly back to Nairobi
Feb. 19 — Day room included. Overnight lodging not included.
Photo Album - All Images ©Susan E Cedarholm
A native of the Rocky Mountain West, Sue Ewald Cedarholm grew up with the vaulting summits of Colorado’s 14ers filling her imagination and the lure of mountain wilderness lying beneath them serving as a constant well-spring, firing her life-long pursuit of adventure and personal exploration.
Trained as a visual artist, Cedarholm has lived in Jackson Hole for over a quarter century and gained recognition as a nature photographer, painter and designer of wearable, nature-related art attire. She has used the Tetons as her basecamp for travel to far-flung corners of the globe. For over 17 years Cedarholm has been field assistant with her mentor, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and co-leader and organizer of numerous photographic expeditions. Cedarholm has guided clients on trips to the Arctic and coastal Alaska in search of caribou and grizzly bears. She has spied penguin and elephant seal colonies in the South Atlantic Ocean on South Georgia Island and Antarctica. And she has greeted many sunrises at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as in the Serengeti, witnessing migrations of elephant, Cape Buffalo, wildebeest and the parade of iconic African predators trailing them, including lion and leopard. Hiking through the wilds of the Torres del Paine in search of puma and floating the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal for the elusive jaguar are also on the list of exotic locales where Cedarholm has shared her love of wilderness with others.
Steve Mattheis is a professional nature photographer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Being born and raised in such a magical place, Steve has always appreciated and enjoyed spending time exploring and recreating in nature. After successful previous careers as both a mechanical engineer and a restauranteur, Steve is now living passionately as a nature photographer and educator. He leads private photography workshops in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks where he spends quality one-on-one time with clients. He is a skilled instructor in all aspects of digital nature photography including equipment setup, artistic considerations and creativity, image editing, fieldcraft, and videography.
Photographs taken by Steve have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as part of the Nature’s Best Photography exhibition, an honor he is particularly proud of. Steve won the Grand Prize in the Audubon Photography Awards in 2018 and won the Professional Division in 2017. He recently announced the release of his first book, culminating over five years of field work and image-making. Phantom of the North is a photobook featuring the enigmatic Great Gray Owl (Steve’s favorite photo subject).
Steve excels at his craft and is eager to teach other passionate photographers using a practical, laid-back style that simplifies complicated subjects.
Notes and Details
Remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
A 3% credit card processing fee will be additional
Hotel on Arrival day
Lunch on city tour day visit
Balloon flight over the Serengeti
Hotel on night of day 17 for those who will not be departing
Visa fees: $100 Kenya / $50 Tanzania USD cash
Soft and Alcoholic drinks
121+ days prior to departure – full refund, less $500 administration fee
91 – 120 days prior to departure – 75% refund
59 – 90 days prior to departure – 50% refund
59 days or less prior to departure – no refund
We reserve the right to cancel the trip due to inadequate registration or unforeseen circumstances. If that is the case all deposits and payments will be refunded in full, less the 3% credit cards fees.
Travel insurance is highly recommended. We are not responsible for weather related delays and/or changes in the itinerary due to weather.
PO Box 323
Jackson, WY 83001
All images ©Susan E Cedarholm