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SOUTHERN NORTHERN TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI & HIKING, EAST AFRICA
July 30 - August 9, 2007

  $4450  $4200
Kathleen Fitzgerald, Trip Leader

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Rendezvous and Return Point: Arusha, Tanzania

Participants 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.

For 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.
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Dorobo 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.

We will 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.
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The word 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 remembered.

We will 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.
 
Daily Itinerary



 For more information please contact:  Kathleen Fitzgerald, 17 Germania Street, #1, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, 617-524-5926, Kathleen@newildernesstrust.org.


Please 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.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION 
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