Ramoni African Photographic Safaris

The Country
The Parks
The Camps
The Photo Areas
Design a Safari

Seasons
Language
Transport & Charters
Visas
Currency
Medical

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Ramoni Safaris is a family owned and operated company, and our attention to detail and flexibility to customise any safari, is unsurpassed in today’s industry. The Ramoni family has been conducting safaris in the traditional East African way beginning in 1953 with their father, Valentino Ramoni. Collectively Raoul and Richard have more than 40 years of professional experience in East Africa. Our base camp is located 45km outside of Arusha. Arusha is where your traditional East African safari will begin and where our headquarters is situated.

Photo of car and zebras - Ramoni African Photo Safaris

The Country

The United Republic of Tanzania (including Tanganyika, the main land, and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba together) is a country as diverse as it’s people. It has been a major centre for trade for centuries and was often used as the entry point to the Interior for explorers such as Livingstone and Stanley.

Tanzania is an East African country lying immediately south of the equator, covering an area of 364,881 square miles (935,037 square km). In 1891 the Germans colonised the mainland and it was governed directly by the German government. After the German defeat in World War One , the League of Nations mandated the territory to the United Kingdom, making Tanganyika a British protectorate. In 1961, the mandate of Tanganyika came to an end, and power was transferred to the newly formed republic of Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam is the largest city and the seat of government, pending the transfer of official functions to the new capital at Dodoma.

From the Majestic peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, to the flowing savannah of the Serengeti, to the white sandy beaches of the coast, Tanzania has much to offer, and is truly one of the great wildernesses left on earth.

The National animal of Tanzania is the majestic Giraffe which is prominent in all areas of Tanzania and the National tree is the African Blackwood, or more commonly known as Ebony.

Palacial remnants of Persian and Omani kingdoms still remain. Ancient mosques dating beyond the 12th century can testify to the far reaching roots of Islam. Over 800 km of Tanzania’s white sands border the Indian Ocean offering picture postcard views of deserted beaches fringed by coconut groves. Pictures from previous generations depict elephants roaming the beaches in Tanzania’s only coastal wildlife reserve.

Photo of car and guests at Ramoni Africa Photographic Safaris

 

Tanzania has a vast variety of species of migratory birds as well as resident species. On a good day, it is possible to spot over two hundred different species of bird, from the Bronze Throated Sun Bird to the Marabou Stork.

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The Parks

National Parks, Marine Parks and Game Reserves make up 37% of the total land mass of Tanzania. This leaves Tanzania truly, one of the few last wild frontiers available in Africa in the new Millennium.

National Parks

Arusha National Park
Gombe Stream National Park
Katavi National Park
Kitulo Plateau National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Mahale Mountains National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Ruaha National Park
Rubonda Island National Park
Saadani National Park
Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Private Concessions


Maswa Game Reserve North
Ibanda / Rumanyika Game Reserves
Selous Game Reserve
Masai South Game Controlled Area
Masai East Game Controlled Area
Simanjiro Naberera Open Area
Simanjiro West Open Area
Mwambesi Wildlife Management Area
Msima Game Controlled Area
Mlele Game Controlled Area
Inyonga East Game Controlled Area
Inyonga West Game Controlled Area
Rungwa River Game Controlled Area
Lake Rukwa Game Reserve 


Conservation Areas

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area
Menai Bay Conservation Area

Marine Parks

Mafia Marine Park
Pemba Island Reefs
Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Camps

Photo of camp for Ramoni African Photographic Safaris.

 

Here you will enjoy the latest 4-wheel drive vehicles and trucks, luxury insect proof tents, refrigerators, freezers, generators, radio, sprung camp beds, foam mattresses, lamps, linen and tableware. We provide a wide variety of international cuisine and are able to cater for the most delicate of palates. Camps are staffed with highly trained trackers, drivers, cooks, mess waiters, tent attendants and porters. The camps are constructed from local materials where possible, which adds to the ambience. We offer detailed personal attention to each safari. Your safari has the exclusive use of each camp you have booked. Our safaris are outfitted to the highest standards of the traditional East African safaris from years gone by.

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Photo of gourmet meal in the bush with Ramoni African Photographic Safaris.

Photography Areas

We have exclusive rights in fourteen of the finest areas which are scattered throughout Tanzania. We operate three companies, Tanzania Big Game Safaris ltd., Tandala Hunting Safaris (1998) ltd. and Tanzania Safaris and Hunting (2003) ltd. Our areas are noted for exceptionally large maned lions, big leopard and excellent cape buffalo.
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Photo of guests in the gushon a photo safari with Ramoni Photographic.

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Design a Safari

We currently offer three levels of photographic safaris for your consideration. Every level is tailor made to suit your personal desires, a type of a la carte menu, if you will. Your traditional East African safari is treated as an individual booking thus ensuring that you are not sharing your safari experience with anyone that you are not traveling with. Therefore, our clientele are kept to a minimum and every customized safari is completed with its’ own private vehicle. Please visit the itinerary request form (see the insert hyperlink here) to complete your desired safari and simply email it to us and let our competent team design your dream safari.

The three types of or levels of safari are
1. Platinum Reserve - Access to luxurious, private camps in exclusive concessions
2. Classic Gold - Up-market private lodges and tented camps
3. Discover Bronze - Traditional, colonial plantation lodges and hotels

Photo of beautiful African sunset in Tanzania Africa.

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Season

The Tanzanian photography season is from 1st June through 31st March. The long monsoon rainy season is April / May, while the short rains usually fall between November and December. These short rains are comparable to summer showers in the western hemisphere. There is a minimal variation in temperature as Tanzania is located close to the equator.
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Photo of guests enjoying the culture of Tanzania Africa.

Language

The official language as well as the lingua franca of Tanzania is Swahili. All officials and some people in town speak English as well as Swahili, in addition to their own dialects. Our Professional guides speak English, Swahili, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Afrikaans.
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Transportation and Air Charters

All charter flights are an added expense and are NOT included in the cost of your basic safari rate. The charter flight can be quoted on request.

All ground transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport are included in the Basic Safari Rate.

All safaris start and end in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently, KLM operates flights in and out of Kilimanjaro International Airport, located in Arusha, Tanzania.

Clients are asked to limit their baggage to 44 pounds per person on light aircraft. Duffle bags are most convenient due to limited space on aircraft.
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Visas

Clients must insure that their passports are valid and must obtain a Tanzania visa.
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Currency

The Tanzanian Shilling is divided into 100 cents. Rates of exchange fluctuate constantly. Please note that credit cards are acceptable in some hotels and gift shops but cash is required at most public places.
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Medical

Please check with your local physician and your Public Health Service for current health recommendations, as well as current anti-malarial prophylactics suggested for Tanzania and East Africa. Malaria prophylactics should be taken prior to arrival and continued after your departure. Please be sure to bring your own medications and prescription drugs. All camps are equipped with a comprehensive medicine chest.

Phto of medical airlift for Ramoni African Photography Safaris.MedJet Assist is an annual travel membership program for people who travel for business or pleasure anywhere in the world. As a MedjetAssist member, if you’re ever hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, they will fly you to the hospital of your choice at no additional charge in a medically equipped and staffed aircraft. Ramoni Safaris strongly recommends that you go to their link above and check out the options available to you.

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