Tom Whetten Photography

Great Migration African Safari

August 16th – 25th, 2017

Come and enjoy this ten-day safari to the Serengeti and the “Great Migration” with professional photographer Tom Whetten.

The “Great Migration” is a yearlong migration of 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 zebras and 300,000 gazelles. This is a high season safari of a lifetime. Group size for this safari is limited to eight participants, three to a vehicle giving each participant two seats, one on each side of the extended Toyota Land Cruisers. You’ll have plenty of room to move around.

Tom Whetten

Being a native of Arizona makes me a rare and maybe endangered species. I grew up in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains with its legend of The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. My not-so-productive youth was spent chasing lizards, snakes, and other critters all over the state. Additionally, I spent a great deal of time traveling the back country of the western US learning where and when to photograph nature and photograph wildlife.

I served in Law Enforcement for 32 years, retiring from the Arizona Game and Fish Department in 2007. Working for the Arizona Game & Fish Department gave me the opportunity to travel much of the back country in Arizona especially southeastern Arizona where I was stationed. Additionally I gained great knowledge of nature and wildlife including their habits and how to approach wildlife without them becoming alarmed.

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African Safari Great Migration Itinerary

Here is the itinerary for Tom Whetten’s spectacular ten-day safari to the Serengeti and the “Great Migration”.

10 days - Serengeti and the “Great Migration”

Day 1

We arrive in Arusha and transfer from Kilimanjaro (JRO) airport where to the African Tulip Lodge for dinner and a much needed night’s sleep.

Day 2

After breakfast we’ll drive to the Tarangire National Park and spend the day on a game drive, then head to camp for lunch. After lunch and a rest, we head out for an afternoon game drive returning for a hot shower, dinner and sundowners prior to bed. Tarangire Ndovu Camp (2 nights Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3

After an early breakfast we will head out for a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

After breakfast we’ll game drive our way through the park and head for the Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll spend 2 nights at the Rhino Lodge on the crater rim.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (2 nights)

Day 5

Taking our lunch with us we will head into the crater floor spending the day criss/crossing the 110 sq. mi floor searching for wildlife including the endangered Black-Rhino.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

With lunch in hand we will game drive from the Ngorongoro Crater area to the northern Serengeti with its abundance of wildlife. Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (4 nights).
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7 – 9

Will be spent on all day game drives searching for wildlife and visiting the Mara River hoping to see the Great Migration as it crosses the river heading north into Kenya.

Day 10

We’ll game drive to the Lobo Airstrip and fly to Arusha where we will have a chance to shower and clean up prior to our flight home.
Breakfast, Lunch

The cost of this all-inclusive HIGH SEASON safari is $5,395* per person. A $1,000 deposit will reserve your seat. This fee includes all in-country ground and air transportation, accommodations (double occupancy) and meals. *Additional 3% charge for credit card payments.

Hold your place for this fantastic experience!

1.( Tour price: $5,395 ) 2.( Single Supp: $795 ) 3.( Deposit: $1000 )


Return Nairobi airport transfers
Accommodation double occupancy (a single supplement is $795)
Tom Whetten will be the trip leader and will move between vehicles to give photography tips and suggestion
Three participants per safari vehicles with African guides (three participants per vehicle)
All safari activities and transfers to/from the airports and the hotels All National Park and Game Reserve fees. (average cost $120 pp per day)
Greeting on arrival at Arusha airport and transportation to hotel
All meals


International airfare and/or other transportation between your home and Nairobi
Travel Insurance
Tanzania Visa fees
Personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, bottled beverages, and telephone calls, etc.)
Gratuities for guides and hotel staff (at your own discretion)
Pre- and post- safari tours and meals or accommodation before or after the safari