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.

 Gustafson Photo Safari Full Destination Brochure

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.

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2015 GPS Safari Schedule

Tanzania Migration Safari 2015 Click for more Information! Tanzania 2014 Trip Report

January 26, 2015 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 2015 Click for more Information! Rwanda 2013 Trip Report

February 11-16 2015 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.


India for Tigers! Click for more Information! India 2013 Trip Report

April 5-17 2015 Price TBA. This will be our fourth tiger safari to India. Last year we had chances at 36 tiger sightings 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 2015 Click for more Information! Namibia 2012 Trip Report

NEW DATES  July 7-25  2015 in country price TBA. 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.


Tanzainia 2015 for Elephants, Big Cats and River Crossings Melissa Groo Co-Leader  Click for info

July 26 leaving US through August 10, 2015.  $12,999.00 per person double occupancy.  With Melissa’s elephant expertise we will have unique chances to photograph great herds of these gentle giants and get an intimate perspective as we view their daily lives in Tarangire, Serengeti and the Crater.  The Great Migration’s Mara River Crossings will be another focus as will Big Cats.  We will have great chances at prides of lions, leopards, and families of cheetahs.  Don’t forget the 1200 species of birds found in Tanzania!


Tanzania Summer Migration Safari 2015  Click for more Information!

August 9 leaving US through August 24, 2015. $12,999.00 per person double occupancy. 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.


Brazil Pantanal 2015 for Jaguars Click for more Information! Brazil 2012 Trip Report

September 19- October 3, 2015 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.


New!! Patagonia 2015 Nov-Dec. Date and price TBA

We’ll be on land and sea for this extraordinary itinerary as we search for elephant seals, sea lions, leopard seals, Magellanic penguins, king penguins, lots of southern Patagonian birds, glaciers and…Pumas!  The scenery is beyond compare and we will take full advantage of photo ops as we search for wildlife.

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A Photographer’s Guide to the Safari Experience

Todd's superb new safari book is hot off the press. A must read for anyone planning to photograph on safari. Click here for more information or to order your copy.

Gustafson Photo Safari Rolling Camera Case by Pelican

The result of several years of field testing and a lifetime of experience we are proud to announce the Gustafson Photo Safari Rolling Camera Case by Pelican. Todd has worked with Pelican, world leaders in case design and manufacture, to build the perfect case for the safari photographer. Read this independent review (pdf, opens in new window) for more information.

Full product brochure is here (pdf, opens in new window).

Available now from us for $319.95 plus shipping