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 nowhere 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.

This trip will be co-lead by myself and Sue Cedarholm. This will be Sue’s seventh year planning and guiding this trip.

I will be offering instruction all day, every day. I’ll be in the field with you on game drives, rotating through the vehicles spending time with everyone, providing instruction on anything you need. We’ll talk about fundamentals, exposure, sharpness, gear selection, anticipation of moments, light, background, advanced techniques, and anything else that you want help with. I’ll also be helping with daily image selection and editing when we get back to our computers. Basically, I’ll be there to help you get better each day, and to make sure we all come home with some spectacular images. Oh, and we are going to work hard to make sure that everyone has an absolute blast, this is going to be fun!

Sue has organized and led this photography safari 7 previous times. She knows the areas of the parks well and works daily with the guides to make sure we are in the best places for photographic opportunities. She also has developed a great knowledge as to the behaviors of all the different species of wildlife we will be seeing. Sue will also be working closely with all of our guests to assist them with composition and other photography skills. Sue will always be available to help with editing your images. Her love of East Africa is evident in her photography, her painting and her contagious enthusiasm. 

February 3-19, 2020
17 days / 16 nights

Limited Time 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 download your images or rest.

Limited to 10 Guests
Just 3 people per safari vehicle

Save $500


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.

Price $16295 per person
(double occupancy)

$16295 Early-Bird Special $15795


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

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  • 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


  • All lodges, full board

  • One night hotel at Norfolk with meet and greet dinner and breakfast

  • Airport transfers

  • 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

  • Driver/guides

  • Flight from Serengeti to Wilson airport - Nairobi

  • Transportation of excess luggage

  • Complementary mineral drinking water

Learn more about the lodges we will be staying at below:

Detailed 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 - Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.


Steve Mattheis

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.


Sue 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.

*All Africa images this page copyright Sue Cedarholm

Notes and Details


Remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure


  • 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

  • Tips

  • Visa fees: $100 Kenya / $50 Tanzania USD cash

  • Personal belongings

  • Soft and Alcoholic drinks

  • International Flight


  • 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.