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Program #18783RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Nairobi: 5500 Arusha: 4500 ; Ngorongoro Crater: 7500 Serengeti: average 5000 Maasai Mara: 5000

Itinerary for Jun 4 — Jun 18, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, June 04 - Departures and Overnight flights to Kenya
Evening: Depart on overnight flights from the USA.

Type: Hotel

Description: This historic hotel enjoyed its first heyday in 1940's Colonial Kenya. It has retained its distinctive architecture and lush gardens. Situated in the popular shopping and residential suburb of Parklands, close to the city centre, the hotel previously known as the Holiday Inn Nairobi is only 20km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Contact info:
CNR Parklands Rd.
MSAPO CLS
Nairobi, Kenya
phone: +254 20 374 0920
web: www.southernsun.com/Hotels/Nairobi/Pages/overview.aspx

Room amenities: Room Service, TV, phone, tea/coffee making facilities, high speed internet access, wireless internet access, hairdryer, coffe/tea maker, safe, iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Restaurants, business center, fitness center, sauna, wireless data connection, outdoor pool, laundry service, concierge, gift shop

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact Travel Provider
Contact Travel Provider for details

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, June 05 - Arrival in Kenya
Evening: Arrivals in Nairobi in the late evening. Meet your Study Leader on arrival and check in to the hotel.

Lodging: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Kilima Safari Camp is a new property spread out on a vast conservation area of 360 acres next to the Kimana gate of Amboseli National Park. The tents have been fitted to offer a premium safari experience and have open views of the camp’s private wildlife water hole and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Contact info:
Kimana Gate
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 724 782826
web: www.madahotels.com/kilima/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents with verandah, nightly turn-down service, private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; telephone, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool, safaris. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Thursday, June 06 - Amboseli National Park / The East African Elephan...
Note: The drive from Nairobi to Amboseli will take at least 4 hours and part of the road is unpaved. 2-3 hour game drives at sunrise and in the late afternoon. There are no toilet facilities outside of the lodge

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart by safari van to Amboseli National Park, famous for its big game and its scenic landscape, with Mt. Kilimanjaro visible on clear days.

Lunch: In the lodge.

Afternoon: Meet your Study Leader for an orientation to game viewing and the wildlife of East Africa, then set out on a game drive in the park. Later before dinner Meet an expert from the Amboseli Elephant Trust and learn about the East African Elephant from one of the experts at the Trust.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Kilima Safari Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Kilima Safari Camp is a new property spread out on a vast conservation area of 360 acres next to the Kimana gate of Amboseli National Park. The tents have been fitted to offer a premium safari experience and have open views of the camp’s private wildlife water hole and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Contact info:
Kimana Gate
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 724 782826
web: www.madahotels.com/kilima/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents with verandah, nightly turn-down service, private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; telephone, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool, safaris. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Friday, June 07 - Amboseli Big Game / Maasai Custom and Culture
Breakfast: In the lodge after the morning game drive.

Morning: As the sun rises, head out to continue the search through the varied wildlife habitats of the park. Later after a brief rest and before lunch join your Study Leader for a presentation: "Understanding the Tribes of Kenya and Tanzania" with a focus on the culture and customs of the Maasai.

Lunch: In the lodge.

Afternoon: Later after lunch head back out in search of big game and during your outing stop at a small (rarely visited) Maasai village. Meet the students at the elementary school (We ask all participants not make any direct gifts) and their teacher before going into the village to see first hand Maasai life and hear from one of the elders.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Kilima Safari Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Perched on the very edge, the Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge sits 2,000 feet above the floor of the crater, 7,500 feet above sea level. Large windows, panoramic viewing platforms and terraces provide opportunities to take in the sweeping vistas from almost anywhere within the rustic stone-and-wood structure. Originally built in the late 1960’s, the lodge is one of four built by the Tanzanian Government shortly after independence. As the first lodges built in the national parks, each benefits from being situated in the prime game-viewing locations for that area. The lodges were sold to a private company in 2003 and a multi-million-dollar renovation and upgrade on both common areas and guest rooms is complete.

Contact info:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
phone: +255 27 253 7058
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-ngorongoro-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with crater view, central heat, tea and coffee making facility, in-room safe, and private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; terrace with panoramic crater views, foreign currency exchange, gift shop, library, laundry service, television lounge and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Saturday, June 08 - Crossing the Great Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crat...
Note: The drive from the the lodge in Amboseli to the border will take at least 3 hours and part of the road is unpaved and can be rough at some times of year. The drive from the border to Arusha will take 3 hours and is paved. Finally the drive from Arusha to the Lodge in Ngorongo will take about 3.5 hours and is also paved most of the way. While long, this day offers some excellent scenic driving and a unique look into rural East Africa.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: This morning we leave early, enjoying a scenic game drive through the western part of Amboseli to the Tanzanian border. Late in the morning we stop at the border for formalities and to change vehicles. We continue our drive from the border to the city of Arusha for lunch. the drive offers an excellent look into rural life in Kenya and Tanzania.

Lunch: In Arusha at a local hotel.

Afternoon: Cross the Great Rift Valley and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where agriculture, wildlife conservation and tourism co-exist in one of Africa’s first experiments of multiple-land use. Upon arriving at the park gates learn more about the larger conservation area from your Study Leader.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: Prior to dinner take the time to enjoy the view of the crater floor from your rooms or from the terrace. The crater rim is a perfect viewpoint to observe the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere.

Lodging: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Perched on the very edge, the Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge sits 2,000 feet above the floor of the crater, 7,500 feet above sea level. Large windows, panoramic viewing platforms and terraces provide opportunities to take in the sweeping vistas from almost anywhere within the rustic stone-and-wood structure. Originally built in the late 1960’s, the lodge is one of four built by the Tanzanian Government shortly after independence. As the first lodges built in the national parks, each benefits from being situated in the prime game-viewing locations for that area. The lodges were sold to a private company in 2003 and a multi-million-dollar renovation and upgrade on both common areas and guest rooms is complete.

Contact info:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
phone: +255 27 253 7058
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-ngorongoro-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with crater view, central heat, tea and coffee making facility, in-room safe, and private bathroom with shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; terrace with panoramic crater views, foreign currency exchange, gift shop, library, laundry service, television lounge and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Sunday, June 09 - The Wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: Descend the slope into the Ngorongoro Crater in 4-wheel-drive vehicles to spend the morning observing wildlife on the floor of the crater. The 102 square miles of the Ngorongoro Crater are home to 25,000 mammals, many of which are resident due to the geographically enclosed nature of the crater. The crater is also home to the last population of black rhino in northern Tanzania.

Lunch: Pause in the picnic area on the crater floor, for a boxed lunch.

Afternoon: After your packed lunch enjoy another short game drive and return to the lodge and relax on the panoramic viewing terrace. Don’t miss the sunset splendor while the fiery sun makes its dramatic exit and spreads its glow over the crater. Later enjoy an early evening Presentation: "The Crater Ecosystem and Conservation." Please note that the Study Leader may change this presentation.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Lodging: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Seronera is the heart of Serengeti National park, directly on the migration route and near an important water source, the Seronera river. The hotel is constructed around the rocky outcroppings of the plains, called ‘kopjes’.

Contact info:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
phone: +255 28 262 1508
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-seronera-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; self-service tea and coffee, gift shop, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool and wildlife viewing platform, television room, telephone, safe deposit, internet café, massage therapist, gym and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Monday, June 10 - Early Human History at Olduvai Gorge / The Vast P...
Early Human History at Olduvai Gorge / The Vast Plains of the Serengeti

Note: The drive from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge to Olduvai Gorge is 2 hours on a paved road. The drive from Olduvai Gorge to Lobo Lodge varies according to how much game is seen en route.

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: Depart early leaving the Crater Rim and make your way to the Serengeti. En route, visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum and learn about the Leakey’s research and discovery of the earliest known species of humanoids.

Lunch: A box lunch is provided to eat at the Serengeti Visitor center picnic area. The area also has a nice walking path up rocky outcrops known as ‘kopjes’ for those looking to stretch their legs.

Afternoon: As you continue driving to the lodge enjoy a game drive though the plains of the Serengeti. In February, this area can get very crowded with Zebras, Wildebeest and Gazelles often with young newborns, be on the lookout for wildlife, as this unfenced land is all part of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: Late evening Presentation: Stargazing – A Unique Night Under the African Sky led by your Study Leader. the lodge has an ideal view terrace high above the Serengeti that allows you to see a great sky (weather permitting).

Lodging: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Seronera is the heart of Serengeti National park, directly on the migration route and near an important water source, the Seronera river. The hotel is constructed around the rocky outcroppings of the plains, called ‘kopjes’.

Contact info:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
phone: +255 28 262 1508
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-seronera-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; self-service tea and coffee, gift shop, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool and wildlife viewing platform, television room, telephone, safe deposit, internet café, massage therapist, gym and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Tuesday, June 11 - Into the Heart of the Serengeti
Breakfast: In the lodge after the morning game drive.

Morning: Get out early to search for game and perhaps a fresh kill just as the sun rises over the Serengeti. Look for fresh tracks and see the Park come to life.

Lunch: In the lodge.

Afternoon: In the Afternoon before going back out, stop at the Serengeti Visitor Center and enjoy an illustrated presentation on the "Circle of Life". Then head back out and search for eland, the largest of the antelope, observe bird life, hippos and other animals as we follow the watering holes along the Seronera creek on your afternoon game drive.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Seronera is the heart of Serengeti National park, directly on the migration route and near an important water source, the Seronera river. The hotel is constructed around the rocky outcroppings of the plains, called ‘kopjes’.

Contact info:
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
phone: +255 28 262 1508
web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/tanzania-hotel-and-lodges-seronera-wildlife-lodge.htm

Room amenities: 75 rooms with private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; self-service tea and coffee, gift shop, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool and wildlife viewing platform, television room, telephone, safe deposit, internet café, massage therapist, gym and in-house registered nurse. The entire lodge is non-smoking. All meals are buffet-style.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Wednesday, June 12 - Wildlife of the Remote Northern Serengeti
Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: NOTE: The game drive on this day may go to a different area based on the migration. The group leader will make this decision on site based on where the best viewing of the animals are. Early departure from the Seronera area to the northern Serengeti (Lobo area). As the landscape changes from savannah to riverine forest, keep watch for wildlife. Approaching the Lobo area, the land changes once again to rolling, open spaces dotted with high, rocky outcrops known as ‘kopjes’. Few travelers venture into this remote area of the Serengeti, home to large herds of cape buffalo and the timeless baobab.

Lunch: Lunch at the lodge.

Afternoon: Continue with your game drive and return to the Seronera Wildlife Lodge in the late afternoon. Later enjoy an early evening presentation: "Lake Victoria and it’s influence on the Maasai Mara". Please note that the Safari Director may change this presentation based on your questions during the program.

Dinner: In the lodge.

Lodging: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Fig Tree camp is situated on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Talek River.The Camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and its central location makes all areas of the park accessible during game drives.

Contact info:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
phone: +254 20 605 328
web: www.madahotels.com/figtree/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents are on permanent foundations with verandah, overlooking the Talek River and are equipped with two beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with shower. Hot water bottles are provided each night and wake-up coffee or tea is delivered each morning.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; nightly turn-down service and small swimming pool. Power is supplied by generator from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Thursday, June 13 - From the Serengeti to the Shores of Lake Victoria...
From the Serengeti to the Shores of Lake Victoria and into the Maasai Mara

Breakfast: In the lodge.

Morning: In the early morning depart the lodge to enjoy a scenic Drive through the Western Corridor to the shores of Lake Victoria. As we drive west watch for the abundant resident wildlife stopping along the way to observe new sightings.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant en route.

Afternoon: After lunch continue north to Kenya. During this scenic drive you will notice completely different local architecture. You are no longer in Maasai territory and the houses now look quite different. After crossing the border continue to Migori where a charter flight awaits to bring you to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip continue on a short game drive before arriving at your camp in the late afternoon.

Dinner: In the camp.

Lodging: Fig Tree Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Fig Tree camp is situated on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Talek River.The Camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and its central location makes all areas of the park accessible during game drives.

Contact info:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
phone: +254 20 605 328
web: www.madahotels.com/figtree/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents are on permanent foundations with verandah, overlooking the Talek River and are equipped with two beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with shower. Hot water bottles are provided each night and wake-up coffee or tea is delivered each morning.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; nightly turn-down service and small swimming pool. Power is supplied by generator from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Friday, June 14 - Tracking the Big Five in the Masai Mara
Breakfast: In the camp after the morning game drive.

Morning: Head out at sunrise on a game drive. The plains are home to the distinctive Masai giraffe as well as the common giraffe. Search for Roan spotted hyena and some of the more than 450 species of birdlife including vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and African pygmy-falcons.

Lunch: In the camp.

Afternoon: This afternoon head out again and enjoy a relaxing game drive taking the time to sit and admire the wildlife. Later in the afternoon before dinner enjoy a presentation: "The Rift Valley Formation, its History and Lakes". Please note that the Study Leader may change this presentation based on your questions.

Dinner: In the camp.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Fig Tree Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Fig Tree camp is situated on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Talek River.The Camp is situated on the northern border of the game reserve and its central location makes all areas of the park accessible during game drives.

Contact info:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
phone: +254 20 605 328
web: www.madahotels.com/figtree/index.php

Room amenities: Standard safari tents are on permanent foundations with verandah, overlooking the Talek River and are equipped with two beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with shower. Hot water bottles are provided each night and wake-up coffee or tea is delivered each morning.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; nightly turn-down service and small swimming pool. Power is supplied by generator from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Saturday, June 15 - Nature Walk in the Masai Mara
Breakfast: In the camp after the morning game drive.

Morning: As the light brightens over the Mara, head toward the river to observe hippo, crocodile and birdlife. Depending on the migration, you may see wildebeest attempting the dangerous crossing. Later in the morning before lunch join a local Masai Moran on a nature walk through the edges of the Maasai Mara Park. Learn about local plant life and maybe observe some insects and lizards.

Lunch: In the camp.

Afternoon: In the afternoon set out on your final game drive. Enjoy the sounds and sights as you say farewell to the Maasai Mara. Later join your Study Leader for a final wrap-up session and presentation.

Dinner: Dinner at the camp.

Lodging: Fig Tree Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This historic hotel enjoyed its first heyday in 1940's Colonial Kenya. It has retained its distinctive architecture and lush gardens. Situated in the popular shopping and residential suburb of Parklands, close to the city centre, the hotel previously known as the Holiday Inn Nairobi is only 20km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Contact info:
CNR Parklands Rd.
MSAPO CLS
Nairobi, Kenya
phone: +254 20 374 0920
web: www.southernsun.com/Hotels/Nairobi/Pages/overview.aspx

Room amenities: Room Service, TV, phone, tea/coffee making facilities, high speed internet access, wireless internet access, hairdryer, coffe/tea maker, safe, iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Restaurants, business center, fitness center, sauna, wireless data connection, outdoor pool, laundry service, concierge, gift shop

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact Travel Provider
Contact Travel Provider for details

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Thirteen: Sunday, June 16 - Return to Nairobi
Note: The drive from the Maasai Mara to Nairobi will take at least 4 hours and part of the road is unpaved.

Breakfast: In the camp

Morning: This morning we depart early for our return drive to Nairobi. We quickly leave the mara behind and drive through the heart of Kenya on the way into the city.

Lunch: In a local restaurant en route or on arrival in Nairobi.

Afternoon: Check in to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare. Suggestions will be provided localy.

Evening: at leisure

Lodging: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Fourteen: Monday, June 17 - Giraffe Conservation and Elephant Orphanage
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: During a special presentation, learn about the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya efforts to increase the numbers of endangered Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Center, where you will have the rare treat of hand-feeding these gentle giants and face them eye-to-eye from an elevated viewing platform. Then enjoy a visit to either the National Museum or the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Today's second activity will be decided on site, and will depend on weather and site conditions.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to rest and pack prior to your flight. You have the use of your day room until 6 PM. We will be leaving for the airport shortly after this time.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Fifteen: Tuesday, June 18 - Arrivals to USA
Morning: Overnight flights arrive to the USA.


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