SOUTHERN NORTHERN TANZANIA WILDLIFE
SAFARI & HIKING, EAST AFRICA
July 30 - August 9, 2007
Kathleen Fitzgerald, Trip Leader
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Rendezvous and Return Point: Arusha, Tanzania
will set off on a journey to explore the greater Serengeti National
Park area, home to an incredible diversity of mammals and birds, and
the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest unbroken craters on Earth,
and its surrounding lands. These areas offer unparalleled opportunities
for wildlife viewing and to spend time in Maasai country. Few places on
Earth can compare to the vast landscapes and teaming wildlife of East
Africa. It is simply awesome; a chance not to be missed.
eleven days, participants will travel with Dorobo Safari Company to
view lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebra, giraffe and more, and learn
from local guides about the mammals, natural surroundings,
environmental issues and the Maasai people. Since its beginning in the
early 1980’s, Dorobo Safaris have designed unique wilderness trips that
take participants off the beaten path. Dorobo Safaris is run by the
Peterson brothers, who grew up in Tanzania. Their backgrounds are in
the natural sciences and they have an intimate knowledge of the people
and cultures of East Africa.
safaris has established long-standing relations with local tribes, so
participants have access to private camps and areas that are not
available on other tours. Adventures with Dorobo engage participants in
ecology, culture, animal biology, and land development. Topics such as
land tenure, cattle grazing by native people, impact of development,
fading cultures and Park creation will be explored. Dorobo is proud of
their ecologically sensitive approach to travel, organized by
wilderness-trained English and Swahili staff, and their fine food.
explore Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, hike in the crater
highlands, visit Lake Manyara National Park, see Olduvai Gorge, part of
the Leakey's famed archaeological discovery of the hominid that dates
back 1.8 million years, and camp and hike in a private camp with local
community members on the edge of Tarangire National Park. We will visit
the great Serengeti, which covers nearly 15,000 square miles and spans
north into Kenya where it connects to the Maasai Mara reserve.
Serengeti and its surrounding lands conjures images of wild African
game in all its glory. The abundance of animals creates an overwhelming
experience. The sheer mass of animals is both staggering and long
travel in land rovers and spend nights in both safari lodges and
scenic, private campsites. There will be small hikes throughout the
safari, which is not generally offered by other tours. Hiking and
walking is limited in the Parks because of the mammals, but this unique
itinerary is specifically designed to include hiking outside the Parks
and protected areas. The safari trip is not a rigorous hiking trip. It
is an opportunity to explore one of the most magnificent landscapes
with local guides.
“The safari, by far, was the best
experience I have ever had traveling. The leaders were supportive, very
informed, and attentive to each individuals needs. Insight gained about
nature and humanity will definitely impact future decisions, my life
and daily choices. Thank you.” –Participant of 2005, ADK
Serengeti Safari, with Dorobo.
For more information please contact: Kathleen Fitzgerald,
17 Germania Street, #1, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, 617-524-5926, Kathleen@newildernesstrust.org.
note: Prices and trip arrangements are subject to change due to
circumstances beyond ADK's control. All registration fees are
non-refundable. Details including cancellation policy will
be supplied to
all those requesting trip information.
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