Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Once-In-A-Lifetime Africa with Jane Goodall

FEATURING WORLD-FAMOUS PRIMATOLOGIST and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, and 20-year National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, speaker, author and teacher, Joel Sartore.

Only 20 guests will have the opportunity to join this 20-day fully escorted luxury safari journey from July 9 – 28, 2013, traveling almost entirely by private plane, staying in five-star safari camp and hotel accommodations (or best per destination). Our guests will explore some of the most exotic, fascinating regions on the continent and at the same time gain a unique educational experience.

 
Highlights
EXPLORE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s bustling capital, and examine the 3.2 million-year-old hominid fossil remains of “Lucy” at its National Museum.
DISCOVER unparalleled Big Five wildlife viewing, including enormous herds of buffalo and elephants in Tanzania’s remote and untouched Katavi and Selous National Parks.
EXPERIENCE trekking through the rain forest to view habituated gorilla families in the lush Congo River basin.
ENJOY a private lecture by esteemed primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and hone your wildlife photography skills with tips and workshops with renowned photographer, Joel Sartore, founder of The Photo Ark.

20 Days from $59,990 per person - Ethiopia | Congo | Tanzania
2 Nights Addis Ababa | 6 Nights Odzala-Kokoua National Park |
2 Nights Kigoma | 3 Nights Gombe Stream National Park |
3 Nights Katavi National Park | 3 Nights Selous National Park

Accommodations
SHERATON ADDIS ABABA, Addis Ababa
LANGO CAMP, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
NGAGA CAMP, Odzala-Kokoua National Park
KIGOMA HILLTOP HOTEL, Kigoma
GOMBE FOREST LODGE, Gombe Stream National Park
CHADA KATAVI, Katavi National Park
SERENA MIVUMO RIVER LODGE, Selous Game Reserve

 

Itinerary Highlights
 
Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Ancient cultural capital, visiting historical sites and an incredible welcome dinner.
 
Odzala, Congo
Gorilla permits are not required for the Congo. The trekking is over only 5 to 8 kilometers of flat, muddy terrain. This African rainforest is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world as well as other diverse wildlife.
 
Kigoma, Tanzania
City situated on the banks of scenic Lake Tanganyika. Private lecture by Dr. Jane Goodall (www.janegoodall.org) about her work and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. Each guest receives a personally autographed copy of one of Dr. Goodall's books. Opportunity to accompany a Jane Goodall Institute staff member on a visit to the Institute's various project sites.
 
Ujiji, Tanzania
Site of the famous meeting between Henry Stanley and Dr. David Livingstone on October 28, 1871.
 
Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Site of Dr. Goodall's pioneering chimpanzee behavioral research, which continues today, more than 50 years later.
 
Katavi National Park, Tanzania
Fabulous Big 5 viewing without the crowds and access to wildlife habitat rarely visited by tourists
 
Selous National Park, Tanzania
The largest national park in Tanzania offering a wide variety of activities, including river adventures