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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 2014 GPS Safari Schedule

 

Madagascar 2014 Click for more Information! Madagascar 2012 Trip Report

May 2014 May 14-31 price $8,995.00 per person double occupancy.  $1,250.00 SRS.   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.

 

Tanzania Summer Migration Safari 2014

August 3 leaving US through August 18 2014. $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.

 

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

September 22- October 4, 2014 price $8,995 per person double occupancy.  $1,250 SRS.  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.

 

Costa Rica 2014 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 1-12, 2014 Featuring Savegre, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero Photo subjects include sloth, resplendent quetzal, hummingbirds, monkeys, and birds everywhere!

 



 2015 GPS Safari Schedule

 

Tanzania Migration Safari 2015 Click for more Information! Tanzania 2013 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

May 17-June 4 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.

 

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 22- October 4, 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.

 

Costa Rica 2015 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 1-12, 2015 Featuring Savegre, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero Photo subjects include sloth, resplendent quetzal, hummingbirds, monkeys, and birds everywhere!

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