Andy & Sarah Skinner operate their wildlife photography tours under their own UK based limited company ‘Images of Wildlife Photo Tours & Safaris’. They are a professional and friendly husband and wife team with vast field experience and in-depth knowledge of the endemic wildlife within the areas they visit.
They currently lead photographic tours to Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania and Canada and welcome wildlife enthusiasts and photographers of all levels on their tours and safaris.
On each of their photographic safaris they focus on ensuring a spacious game viewing experience as well as spending extensive time in the field to maximize photographic opportunities to ensure their guests return home with a suite of stunning images and memorable wildlife experiences.
Andy and Sarah are a friendly husband and wife professional wildlife photography team from the United Kingdom. Whose love of wildlife runs deep and their passion for Africa infectious! Married for 14 years and both self-confessed wildlife and nature addicts they will happily confess that you will find them at their happiest discussing the days photographic highlights, whilst sitting in front of an open fire underneath the African sky and listening to the sound of a lion roaring nearby.
Together over the last thirteen years they have travelled the globe photographing some of the world’s most impressive wildlife. They operate their own travel company (Images of Wildlife Photo Tours & Safaris) that specialises in photographic wildlife safaris. They have experience of hosting safaris across many African destinations, including Kenya and Botswana and in addition to hosting wildlife safaris to Canada. Their images can be found on their website they share together (www.imagesofwildlife.co.uk).
They have visited the African continent well over forty times, including Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nambia and South Africa, with a vast experience of photographing the endemic species in each area.
Sarah is a member of FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) and holds a Level One field guiding qualification. Gained through intensive practical and theoretical training in South Africa. Both Andy and Sarah have also completed a safari and animal behavior skills course in Kenya. Together with their vast field experience and photographic skills this makes them well placed to provide guidance in the field where needed. Complementing the local field guides who will be guiding in each area where they lead their safari tours.
Sarah has also worked as a volunteer on a number of conservation and research projects and as working a ‘wildlife spotter’ for the widely acclaimed Disney Nature feature film ‘African Cats’, filmed on location in the Maasai Mara. In the winter months Sarah works in Sweden as a senior photographic guide taking guests to photograph the Aurora Borealis 250km above the Arctic Circle. Here Andy also guides groups during the peak periods.
The duo have had their work published in a number of magazines and press publications; including Travel Africa, BBC Wildlife, The Times, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, The Telegraph as well as an image published in the 2016 Remembering Elephants book. In 2015 Sarah was awarded in the globally recognized ‘Natures Best Africa’ photographic competition with the image exhibited in the Iziko Museum of South Africa. In addition winning the overall mammal’s category in the International Nature Talks Photo Festival in November 2016. In 2016 Andy’s photographic skills were recognised with two images receiving honours in the Natures Best Africa photographic competition.
Wildebeest migration calving tour – visiting the Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti & Ndutu plains.
Dates: February 10th – 19th 2018. 3 places now remaining (as of 25th April 2017)
Price: £4875 + internal flights from £245 Only £355 Single supplement
Secure a place: 25% deposit with the remainder of balance payable 12 weeks prior to departure
Brochure request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Link: www.imagesofwildlife.co.uk
Locations visited: Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu Area & Serengeti Plains, Tanzania.
Every year, during the period of January-March nearly 1 million wildebeest congregate on the plains of the Serengeti and Ndutu regions to give birth to approximately 400,000 calves. Making this a wildlife spectacle not to be missed. The abundance of game and fresh births attracts many predators and therefore providing for an abundance of fantastic wildlife and photographic opportunities in each of the areas that are included in this photographic wildlife safari.
This 10-day/9-night safari is hosted by wildlife photographers Andy & Sarah Skinner (www.imagesofwildlife.co.uk) and takes in some of Tanzania’s most prolific wildlife areas. Starting off with a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater before spending 7 nights split across two locations in the South and Southeastern part of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area. The accommodation used on this photographic wildlife safari is a mix of comfortable and well-appointed lodges and two different luxury tented camps that are positioned each season in the best wildlife viewing areas. This photographic safari will be characterised by maximising time in the field with photographic tuition provided during game drives and also back at camp. Photographers of any level are all very welcome on this tour as well as keen wildlife enthusiasts. In order to provide a spacious game viewing experience each game viewing vehicle will be limited to just three guests, plus host. Allowing each guest his or her own row.
Price Includes: 1 nights accommodation at Rivertree Country Inn on Half Board basis, 1 night accommodation at Rhino Lodge on Full Board basis, 7 nights Mobile tented camp on FB basis and including tea/coffee and bottled water, all game drives in spacious game viewing vehicle with canvas sides (whilst in the Serengeti/Ndutu area) and limited to 3 guests, plus host per vehicle (one row of seats per person), Tea and Coffee/wake up calls. All Serengeti National Park and NCAA entry fees, Flying doctors emergency medical assistance, All fuel for the duration of your safari, All activities, game drives and group road transfers from Arusha – Serengeti as specified in the itinerary, Group airport transfer from KLM flight arriving into Kilimanjaro to Rivertree Country Inn. All services of dedicated Tanzanian field guides and photographic hosts.
10th February 2018:
1 night Rivertree Country Inn, Arusha
You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport from your incoming flight (International flight client own arrangements) and will be transferred as a group (based on KLM arrival at 20:40pm – private/alternative transfer extra cost) to an idyllic lodge located just 30km away from the bustling town of Arusha. On arrival you will be met by your host/s and for those who wish to dine upon arrival evening dinner is included in the cost.
11th February 2018:
1 night: Rhino Lodge. Ngorongoro Crater (FB)
We will meet as a group for an early breakfast (cost included – time TBC) during which we will have a short guide briefing. Following check out we will drive approximately 3 hours to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. The area has been a world heritage site since 1979 and the views as you approach the crater can be breathtaking. The opportunities for wildlife viewing here are excellent with a large population of black rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, wildebeest, zebras and many more species. The accommodation for this evening is a comfortable lodge Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. Each room offers a with verandah overlooking a stretch of high montane forest and its own shower, toilet and hand basin and wood burning stove. After check in will take lunch and then embark on an afternoon game drive in this stunning location. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
12th – 15th February 2018:
4 nights, Nasikia Mobile Migration Tented Camp, Ndutu Area (FB)
We depart after breakfast and travel to the Ndutu plains of the Ngorongoro region. Upon entering the region, we are able to game drive all the way to our beautiful camp on the Southern based Ndutu plains. Here we will be based for 4 nights to allow plenty of time to explore the area and where we will hopefully be lucky enough to witness the wildebeest calving in full swing and also opportunities to view the predators and other plains game in this area. Our camp is a small -tented camp that offers luxury in the wild, with just 8-12 large tents each equipped with a comfortable bed, a hot shower filled on request and flushing toilet and wash basin. The camp is placed in the best place for following the migration patterns at this time of the year and therefore provides our group with the best opportunity to be well positioned for the annual calving event. After settling into our camp we will embark on our first game drive in this game rich area. Whilst in this area we will enjoy ample game viewing with morning/afternoon and/or full day game drives to maximize all photographic opportunities. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
16th – 18th February 2018:
3 nights, Nasikia Naabi Tented Camp, Naabi Area, Serengeti (FB)
Today we move to our next location in the Serengeti, staying in the south-eastern section of the Serengeti in the Naabi Hill area. Here we have opportunity to continue the view the calving/migration as the wildebeest spill over the from the Ndutu area with morning/afternoon and/or full day game drives. In addition this area gives us superb opportunities to view the resident lion prides and is also a location renowned for excellent cheetah sightings. Being based in this area also gives us the opportunity to view and photograph the stunning kopjes that are dotted around in the area and the perfect vantage point for the resident lion prides. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
19th February 2018:
After our last early morning game drive in the area we will return to camp where we will take lunch. After which we will be transferred to the local airstrip where we will take the flight at 15:30 back to Kilimanjaro (arriving 17:30) to connect with your onward international flights home (Breakfast & Lunch included) Flights to Arusha can also be arranged as well as additional extensions.