William Cowger Photo Safaris

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What A Beautiful Photo Journey

Written on: June 09, 2014   |   I visited in February 2014 My wife and I were really undecided as to whether we really wanted to go to Africa. We finally decided to go after attending one of Bill Cowger's presentations at our local library. As the time drew near for us to travel, our excitement was beginning to overtake us. We flew from Detroit to Amsterdam, with Bill. He gave us a lot of first hand information as to what to expect. We flew to Kilimanjaro after about a 4 hour layover in Amsterdam. We were picked up by vehicles that would be used in our journeys. Our first stop was the Mount Meru compound. Delightfully comfortable, delicious food, and no real hurry to do anything but enjoy Africa for the first time. After a few days we were off on our journey to capture, on film, all the wonders of Africa, and the ECO system. During the next 13 days, we were totally amazed at what we saw, how we were taken care of, the wonderful food and accommodations, and the expertise of Mr. Cowger and his two drivers/guides.
We wish we were younger so that we could return to Africa. It was purely AMAZING.
Meet and greet team
5 Stars
Quality of vehicles
4 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
5 Stars
Quality of itinerary
5 Stars
Overall rating
5 Stars
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2006.
I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with my husband, my mother- and father-in law, and my mom and dad. I was born in South Africa but moved back to the US when I was little and I had always dreamed of returning to Africa to go on safari. It couldn't have been a better experience. The food was far better than I expected, the hotels w... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: May 2013.
I had been wanting to visit East Africa as long as I could remember - since the days of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!
I spent countless hours and several years online looking at hundreds of photography safaris and then I found William Cowger right in my own back yard! And what a find he was. I want to be him when I grow up! I attended a presentation that he host... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Aug 2006.
I have read other reviews of other travelers who went with Bill Cowger on a safari and I can concur with all that was said. I have gone on two wonderful adventures with Bill and will be joining him for my third safari in September 2015. My first one was July/Aug of 2006. It was only the 2nd or 3rd one Bill had done and I did not find one lodge, meal, drive, pers... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2006.
My wife and I traveled with Bill Cowger in 2006 on a 12 day expedition that we were excited about and nervous- not being "camper" type people. Boy were we pleasantly surprised to find the accommodations first first class and the photo opportunities unbelievable. When a male lion relieves himself on the tire of your van then comely walks away, you know you have see... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Feb 2014.
I never take pictures, I leave that to my husband.
I own only a dummy-proof bridge camera.
I went on safari with Bill Cowger.
I came back with over 3,500 pictures!

I do not regret booking with him. Apart from being a gentleman and a scholar, he runs a top of the line operation.

Tanzania is beautiful. Its people is peaceful and fun loving.
The lions, eleph... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Serengeti with Bill Cowger. We had been reviewing several trips before deciding to go on this trip. We are so glad that we did. We were up and out early every morning and typically came back at dinner time. A couple of days we came back for lunch. We saw so many different animals and each time was amazing. We were even able ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Feb 2014.
We researched the web thoroughly before booking this trip with Bill Cowger. We wanted a small group, one full row of seats per client, good lodging, good food and a photo-oriented experience.

We got all of that and then some! There were 7 clients, Bill Cowger himself plus two guides-drivers.
Accommodations are in 4-5 star hotels and in luxurious canvas tents. W... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2013.
Bill knows the land, the animals' behavior, the best photography techniques, and the local culture. His drivers are bright and articulate, the accommodations and food excellent, and the local people warm and welcoming. Bill makes it YOUR safari, whether you're a simple point and shoot photographer like me, or if your expertise is more sophisticated.
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: May 2013.
We thoroughly investigated African photo safari companies to find a reasonably priced tour in an animal-rich area with an experienced professional photographer. We also wanted an uncrowded small group setting and first class accommodations.

We wisely selected Bill Cowger's operation, which actually exceeded our expectations. Bill's experience in 23 previous trip... read more

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William Cowger Photo Safaris

- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Luxury safaris
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T: 248-828-0666
Since: Jun 2005

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The hot air balloon flight, over the Serengeti, was unbelievable and educational. It was well worth the price.

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