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  1. Hey there! I am booked along with 2 other people on a Tanzanian safari, 8 days (7 nights) Its with Agama Tours and Safaris. My friend recommended me and also they have good reviews. If we get more people to join us the price can go more down. It starts June 29 morning in Arusha. Safari details: Day1 Tarangire, overgnight at Panorama Safari Camp Day2 Lake Manyara, overnight at Panorama Inn(hotel in Karatu) Day3 Hadzabe, Datoga tribe, overnight at Coffee Resthouse bordering Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day4 Coffee Plantation Resthouse, cultural day. Coffee Resthouse Day5 Serengeti, camping Day6 Serengeti, camping Day7 Serengeti, camping Day8 Ngorongoro Crater, back to Arusha If anybody's interested to join please let me know! -Tom tommyb0317@yahoo.com
  2. Full Day Nairobi Excursion Do you have any plans for the weekend? If not why don’t you join us on an exciting full day Nairobi excursion… We visit the most interesting elements of Nairobi. A combination of wildlife game viewing, Kenyan culture and with lunch break at the Carnivore restaurant. This excursion gives you a perfect blend of what Nairobi has to offer in a full day. For more details drop us an email at info@tracksbergtravel.com Summary Itinerary: 06:30am – Nairobi National Park 11:00am – Daphne Sheldrick 12:30pm – Carnivore restaurant 1:30pm – Giraffe Centre 3:00pm – Bomas of Kenya Detailed Itinerary: Nairobi National Park The tour starts at 6:15 am. Where you will be picked up at the Gigiri Homestead and drive to the Nairobi National Park which is a unique sanctuary the only one of its kind in the world borders the capital City of Kenya, Nairobi. It is the most accessible of all Kenya’s Parks. Despite its proximity to the city center it boasts of having four of the big five (Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo). The park also supports 450 species of birds. Later we head to the Daphne Sheldrick: Daphne is a world–class conservation figure and the premier authority on the successful raising of milk–dependent infant elephant and rhino orphans. Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage can only be visited for an hour every day between 11am and noon. During this hour the baby elephants are brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch them from behind a rope. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions. Carnivore restaurant No Safari to Kenya would be complete without Lunch at the world-famous Carnivore restaurant, where you will dine on an endless supply of meat! Everyone who comes to Kenya must try the carnivore if they are true meat eaters. Sample of the complete meat eating experience from regular meat to crocodile (all farm raised), camel etc. The restaurant also offers vegetarian dishes After Lunch we visit The AFEW {African Fund for Endangered Wildlife} The centre has been ostensibly set up as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, but now operates conservation/education programs for Kenyan school children. There is good information on giraffes available here, and an elevated feeding platform where visitors meet the resident giraffes face to face. Hand feeding giraffes is an education in itself. You will see, close at hand, how they use their long, prehensile tongues to remove leaves from prickly acacia branches. The AFEW centre is also home to Giraffe Manor, a beautifully maintained colonial home, now an exclusive guesthouse. The centre's giraffe population wanders freely through the lush gardens, and pays an occasional visit to the house itself, often pushing their heads through the French Windows to inspect the breakfast table. Next we visit the BOMAS OF KENYA A ‘Bomas’ is a homestead; numerous homesteads reflecting Kenya’s diverse cultures have been recreated for visitors both local and international to see the traditional village life. The main attraction is a visit to the display of the traditional dancing and folklore songs performed in the splendid arena. As our adventure comes to a close you will have a smile and a lifetime of memories. Later you will be transferred back to the Gigiri Homestead. Meal Plan: {Lunch} Price per Person: Non Residents: - US $ 245.00 Price per person: Residents: - Ksh 13,800 For more details drop us an email at info@tracksbergtravel.com Proof of residency may be required for residents at the park entrance Your Day Tour Price Includes; v All park entry fees, service charge and taxes v Pickup and drop-off from and to your hotel v Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African Wildlife, Culture, and Tour Guiding v Game Drive in Nairobi National Park, Daphne Sheldrick, Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant, a visit to the Giraffe Center & Bomas of Kenya v Driver/guide park entry fees and allowance Your Day Tour does not include; v Personal expenses such as soft drinks etc v Tips or gratuity, travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges, visas
  3. Last 2 seats left now.. with 10% discount. This November we are going to explore some very good destinations of India on our overland van. Places visited: - Jabalpur (Trip departs) - Pench (Wildlife reserve) - Kanha (Wildlife reserve) - Bandhavgarh (Wildlife reserve) - Khajuraho (World heritage site temples) - Ranthambore (Wildlife reserve & 1000 year old fort) - Bharatpur (Migratory birds) - Agra (Taj Mahal) - Delhi (Forts, monuments, palaces & bazaars) - Corbett (Wildlife reserve) - Rishikesh (Adventure sports & age old temples) - Rajaji (Wildlife reserve) - Dehradun ( Trip ends) This 31 days overland trip covers most exciting overland Indian destination from Jabalpur to Dehradun and costs just USD2500 per person. This itinerary is for people looking for some real adventures, which will give them the experiences that no other travel can offer. You will be roughing it out having a great time as we proceed on our journey. Highlights: Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles à India's diverse culture à Indian cuisine –> bush camping –> boat cruise in river Chambal –> tigers –> Birding in Bharatpur –> The Taj Mahal –> Forts à Adventure sports à Himalayan hospitality Day 1: We will pick you up from the airport/railway station in the Central Indian town of Jabalpur. Today there will be a trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. No activities are planned today and tonight's stay will be in a good hostel in this city. Meals – lunch & dinner. Day 2: This morning we will start early and take the drive up to the Pench National park. Accommodation is in dome tents at a bush camp. After reaching and setting up the camp, evening will be at leisure. Meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 3: This morning we will go for the jungle safari and explore this tiger heaven for 4 hours. Post lunch we will take the afternoon safari. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 4: Today’s morning starts with another jungle safari looking for tigers in Pench. Post breakfast we will drive to our next destination, Kanha National park (approx 157 km). Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp, evening will be relaxing at the dry river bed with sundowners. Guided birding is also an optional activity. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 5: Kanha has an amazing diversity of both mammals and birds. Today we will take both morning and afternoon jungle safaris in the park. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 6: Continuing our search for the ever elusive tigers, leopards and other animals of Kanha, we will start the day with a morning safari. After a relaxing afternoon and lunch, we will go for the afternoon jungle safari. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 7: Moving on to the next tiger country, today we will take the drive up to the Bandhavgarh National park. Bandhavgarh arguably has the highest tiger density in India. Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp evening will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 8: Both morning and afternoon jungle safaris are planned for this day. We will spend the evening in a wildlife artist's studio learning how to paint tigers and other wildlife. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 9: Starting the day early, today we will explore Bandhavgarh again on both morning and afternoon safaris. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 10: Taking a break from the jungle, today we will drive up to the historical city of Khajuraho. Aptly declared a World Heritage Site, this place will take you back in time. Accommodation will be in a good hostel in the town. No activities are planned for today. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 11: Taking the historical importance of Khajuraho in account, we will devote this day completely to the exploration of what it has to offer. Eastern and Western group of temples have an extremely detailed architecture and will amaze us the whole day. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 12: Today we start very early as we have to cover more than 400km to reach our next destination, Ranthambore. It’s a very special place to see tigers and other predators among the ruins of a 1000 year old fort. Reaching Ranthambore late afternoon, we will do the camp setup and evening will be at leisure. Meals- Brunch & dinner Day 13: Waking up to the calls of the peacocks and deer this day, we will explore the interesting terrain, forest and wildlife of the Ranthambore National park on both morning and afternoon jungle safaris. Evening will be very entertaining with the rich Rajasthani folk music. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 14: This day starts with a visit to the 1000 year old Ranthambore fort. Post lunch we will do the afternoon safari in the park. In the evening we will visit a local wildlife artist's studio. Dinner will be hosted in the traditional Rajasthani way at a home-stay tonight with all sorts of local cuisine. Camel ride is also an option in the evening. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 15: With an early start on the road, today we will reach a small city called Bharatpur. This place remains our base for the next 4 days. Accommodation will be in a comfortable guest house where Devendra Singh (a famous birder) will be our host. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 16: Bharatpur is arguably the birding Mecca of India. A full day birding & photography excursion is planned for day in the Keoladeo National Park, as Bharatpur is widely known. We will hire bicycles to explore this park. Wetlands, forests host a huge number of both migratory and resident birds which will never let you run out of options. Meals- Picnic Brunch & dinner Day 17: Exploration of a very unique habitat and equally unique animals is planned for today. We will drive up to the river Chambal on the MP – Rajasthan state border. Exploring the habitat on the boat cruise will take us up close to the gavial crocs, variety of birds and other smaller mammals which are extremely rare to find anywhere else. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 18: Today post breakfast we will head towards Agra. One of the Seven Wonders of the World certainly needs one whole day to be properly explored and appreciated. We will also spend some time in the local bazaars of Agra today. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 19: Almost half way through the trip, this day is scheduled for the cleaning of the vehicle (everything unpacked, rinsed, repacked and the van washed). The rest of the day will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 20: Leaving Bharatpur behind this morning, we will drive the capital city of India, Delhi. No other activities are planned for today. Accommodation will be in a comfortable budget hostel. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 21: It’s off to the Corbett National Park in the foothills of Himalayas this morning. The drive from Delhi to Corbett is very interesting and scenic. After reaching our campsite in Corbett, we will do the camp setup and evening will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 22: The scenes, terrain, vegetation and some animals are all very unique to Corbett. We will do both the morning and afternoon jeep jungle safaris in this haven. For the first time in this trip, we will get the chance to see Asian elephants in the wild. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 23: For the anglers this will be a very interesting day. The rivers and streams around Corbett are full of game fish, the most important one being the Golden Mahasheer. After the morning session of fishing and lunch, we will go for the afternoon safari in Corbett. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 24: The area around Corbett also has some tamed elephants and this gives us a chance to get up close with these gentle giants today. Finishing up the morning elephant interaction session and lunch, we will pack our day backpack and go for a guided bird watching walk in the surrounding forests. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 25: Leaving Corbett behind, today we move to the town of Rishikesh. This is a well known place for a lot of adventure sports. White water river rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, Kayaking and lots more is on offer here. After setting up the camp on the banks of a flowing river, the evening will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 26: Today depending on individual taste and abilities, everyone is free to participate in any of the adventure sports on offer in Rishikesh. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 27: Finishing our adventure in Rishikesh, we will drive to the remote, Rajaji National Park. This place is famous for the extraordinary encounters and sightings of the wild Asian elephants. We will be bush camping here at a remote location with limited supplies. After setting up the camp, evening will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 28: Looking for herds of wild elephants and hoards of other wildlife that this rich wildlife park has to offer, we will do both the morning and afternoon jungle safaris. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 29: Everything remains the same as ‘Day 28’ Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 30: Moving towards the end of this trip, we will drive higher in the Himalayas to the city of Dehradun. This drive being very short, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this city. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 31: Marking and end to our experience in the Central and North Western India, we will share our experiences in our post trip meeting for the last time and then depart for the Airport/Railway station. Meals- Breakfast ccommodation: Budget resorts/hotels & bush camps (dome tents). Max. Participants: 7 Min. Participants: 5 No. Of crew: 2 Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 31, Nights- 30 Meals: Breakfast X 30, Lunch X 30, Dinner X 30 Departure: Jabalpur End: Dehradun Departure date: 1st November, 2014 ( it can be changed according to group size) Price - USD 2500. (we are giving 10% discount on this price) link of itinerary - http://www.prayaanindiaoverland.com/31days_camping_tour.html Website - www.prayaanindiaoverland.com mail - info@prayaanindiaoverland.com
  4. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has partnered with professional soccer player, Gordon Gilbert to launch Soccer in the Wilderness – an inspirational programme combining the fun of sport with education to raise environmental awareness in local communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Gordon has played professionally for Kaizer Chiefs, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Moroka Swallows, to name a few, and is a wildlife enthusiast committed to making a difference. From 5 to 9 November 2013, the inaugural Soccer in the Wilderness clinics took place at Sinde Football Club, Twabuka Middle School and with Wilderness Safaris’ staff at Toka Leya Camp in Zambia and Jabulani Primary School in Zimbabwe.
  5. Adventure operator, Acacia Africa has reported a surge in interest following BBC Africa series, the tour operator’s website showing a marked increase in hits over the period when the six programmes were aired. Leanne Haigh, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, comments, “While we’re in the peak period for bookings, based on last year’s figures there’s certainly been a spike in interest based on web traffic and our sales are up by 15%.” “The programme showcased the raw nature of Africa and that appealed to a huge number of people. Obviously, culture and adventure are integral elements of any journey on the continent, but David Attenborough brought back those magical safari moments that make Africa a one-of-a-kind continent.” Timely for the tour operator, Acacia Africa is about to celebrate its 18th birthday in May, the adventure specialist giving away 18 free seats as part of a social networking campaign running on Facebook and Twitter. Haigh, comments, “It was a great time for the launch as Attenborough put Africa at the top of any must have travel list. The captivating content of the series has also helped to generate interest on Twitter – our agents, clients and key bloggers joining the conversation” Acacia Africa’s 18th birthday campaign is live on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/14VR6VK. The tour operator is also running various birthday updates on Twitter under the #Acacia18 hashtag. Acacia Africa: 020 7706 4700; info@acacia-africa.com; www.acacia-africa.com. Members of AITO. ATOL 6499 and ABTA W4093 PROTECTED.
  6. Step back in time with the San Bushmen, a tribe who have been dancing themselves into a trance for near on 2,000 years. The chanting, foot stomping and rock art paintings found in Spitzkoppe are part of the entire spiritual process. Swap the commercial side of Halloween for something otherworldly on the 19-day Desert Tracker overland expedition, from £695pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £450pp including camping accommodation, most meals, transport and services of a local driver/guide. 18+ years. Guaranteed departure 27 October. Starts Cape Town – ends Livingstone. Adventurers in search of all things spooky should book an optional night drive to view the Kruger national park’s nocturnal residents. However, remember to sing when you pass a baobab, as some locals believe that the mind-altering devils who inhabit those very tree trunks will sneak up on you if you’re not humming a tune. 4-day Kruger Encounter from £645pp (no single supplement) including camping accommodation, most meals, transport, park fees and services of a local driver/guide. 18+ years. Guaranteed departure 29 October. Starts Johannesburg – ends Johannesburg. For a murder most horrid, add on a 4-day city stay in Johannesburg, home to Daisy de Melker, the second woman to die by hanging in South Africa. It is said that the serial killer, who poisoned her family with strychnine to claim the insurance money, can still be heard walking the floors of the city’s Supreme Court. And for extra chills the Braamfontein cemetery is a city must see when the clock strikes 12. 4-day city stay from £247pp (two sharing) including return transfers, 3-nights B&B accommodation, choice of 2 day tours and Johannesburg City Tour, Soweto or Lion Park (Apartheid Museum except Mondays). Daily departures. Acacia Africa: 020 7706 4700; info@acacia-africa.com; www.acacia-africa.com. ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED.

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