Tours and Trip Reports
The following tours are available. Please click on each trip to view more information about our itineraries. Click on a trip report to read about and see photos from the previous trip to that destination. Unless otherwise stated all tours are lead by Todd Gustafson. Prices are per person and include accommodation, meals and all in-country transportation. Prices do not include air fares to trip start/end points, drinks, tips and personal items. All prices are based on double occupancy.
For all tours a non-refundable $1000 deposit per person is required to secure your booking. Please ensure that you read and understand our terms of business before making a booking.
Also available: For an alternative to the “big lens photo safari,” Gustafson Wilderness Safari offers cultural adventures that provide authentic, first-hand interactions with the pastoral Maasai and hunter Hadza tribes of Tanzania. The experiences are life-changing, and the photo opportunities are endless.
2013 GPS Safari Schedule
India for Tigers! Click for more Information!
April 5-18 2013 Price $8,940.00 per person, double occupancy. This will be our third tiger safari to India. Last year we had chances at 24 tigers with amazing photographic results! There are lots of other wildlife subjects to see along the way including: leopard, sloth bear, wild dogs, langur monkeys, antelope (Sambar, spotted deer, swamp deer, nilgai, gaur) and tons of bird species. The tour also includes Kajuraho Temple Complex and the Taj Mahal!
Namibia 2013 Click for more Information! Namibia 2012 Trip Report
June 28-July 14 in country price $14,995. Sossusvlei red sand dunes, Skeleton Coast and the Cape Cross Fur Seal Colony, Damaraland and amazing wildlife photography in Etosha. Includes balloon ride over the dunes as well as early access and late returns from the dunes.
Tanzania Summer Migration Safari Click for more Information!
August 3 leaving US through August 18. $12,999.00 per person double occupancy.With Arthur Morris. We will visit Tarangire for great dry season photography, Central Serengeti for big cats, Northern Serengeti and our mobile tented camp to search for river crossings, and Ngorongoro Crater.
Costa Rica 2013 Click for more Information! Costa Rica 2012 Trip Report
In Country: 9 nights / 10 days
Price $3,799.00 per person double occupancy
Dates-December 2-11 Featuring Savegre, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero Photo subjects include sloth, resplendent quetzal, hummingbirds, monkeys, and birds everywhere!
2014 GPS Safari Schedule
Tanzania Migration Safari 2014 Click for more Information! Tanzania 2013 Trip Report
January 26 2014 leave US February 10 Fly home/14 days in country $12,999.00 per person double occupancy. We visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Ndutu on our time tested Tanzania photographic itinerary. We visit the best sites at the best time for the Great Migration’s birthing season and all of the action that goes with it.
Rwanda Gorilla Trek Click for more Information! Rwanda 2013 Trip Report
February 11-16 2014 in country $9,200.00 per person double occupancy. This trip includes 3 gorilla treks in Volcanoes National Park! This is our third gorilla trip to Rwanda and each year seems to get better. The combination of stunning scenery, wonderful cultural interactions and fantastic gorilla photography make this a trip to remember. The dates coincide with the Tanzania Migration Safari and can easily work as a seamless combination tour.
2014 Dates and price TBA
Madagascar Click for more Information! Madagascar 2012 Trip Report
May 2014 May 14-31 price TBA Madagascar offers a huge variety of photo subjects that are rewarding for many photographic styles, from supertelephoto, macro, fisheye, landscape, to travel/cultural! The main attractions are 75 endemic species of chameleons, other-worldly insects, amazing amphibians, and reptiles including Madagascar boa constrictors, diverse gecko species, lizards and skinks. The main event, though, is the 103 endemic lemur species. We typically photograph at least 25 lemurs including diadem sifaka, black lemur, sportive lemur, crowned lemur, Corquerel’s sifaca, and the dancing Verreaux’s sifaka. From the diminutive mouse lemurs to the huge athletic Indi-indri, each species has its own challenges and rewards.
Brazil Pantanal for Jaguars Click for more Information! Brazil 2012 Trip Report
September 22- October 2 price TBA Brazil’s Pantanal Tour includes stays at 2 ranches; one in South Pantanal and one in the North Pantanal. This allows us to photograph a greater diversity of species including, giant anteaters, ocelot, giant otters, and too many bird species to list including 5 species of kingfishers, scarlet macaws, and hyacinth macaws. We also stay on a houseboat that allows us direct access to one of the most exciting and rewarding habitats on Earth; the Pantanal river systems that are the home of the illusive jaguar. Limit ten photographers.
Churchill for Polar Bears
October-November 2014 dates and price TBA This is going to be FUN. No snow buggies! Our lodge is set in the middle of where the polar bears gather before the bay freezes and they move north for the winter. We have the option of shooting from the enclosed hotel veranda or going out on the ice with the bears for eye to eye polar bear photography! The lodge provides security guards to escort this activity.