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ADVENTURES OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Join the Peace Corps community on an unforgettable adventure into the heart of East Africa!

JULY 07–17 | 2018

“Every moment of my stay in East Africa was beyond my expectations. I loved the entire trip, from the activities to the game reserves to the accommodation and food. The trip was well planned, I really enjoyed the laid-back approach and it was awesome meeting so many local people in both countries. For me this was a once in a lifetime experience and it didn't disappoint! Highly recommended for those looking to travel to this region of the world. ”

- Georgiana B.

 
 

 
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JULY 07–17 | 2018

African Safari

It's all about the Big 5! As well as pure hospitality, traditional experiences and diving straight into a colorful, rich culture. This trip will give you the best of Kenya and Tanzania as you hop between the two countries in order to explore national parks, remote villages, vibrant cities and remarkable landscapes.

It's an introduction to East Africa like no other!

Trip Highlights

  • Nairobi

  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Arusha, Tanzania

  • Ngorongoro Crater National Park

  • Optional add-on to Zanzibar

ACCOMMODATION

Prices are based on the sharing of rooms and single members of the group will be put together in a twin room with 2 separate beds. (If you wish to have a private room to yourself, there is a single supplement available.)

PHYSICAL LEVEL

This tour can involve long days outside, a good amount of walking/light hiking in the sun, driving along unpaved and bumpy roads, long journeys by van and other similarly challenging scenarios.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in comfortable 3* guesthouses/hotels/lodges/campsites
  • Meals – Breakfasts plus 6 lunches/dinners
  • Transportation – all transportation within Kenya and Tanzania
  • All included activities and associated entrance & guide fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights or other transportation to/from Kenya/Tanzania
  • Meals/drinks/activities not mentioned
  • International travel/health insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Tips and gratuities

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Non-refundable deposit if traveler cancels
  • Balance due 90 days in advance
  • Balance is 50% refundable up to 30 days before the tour
  • Balance is non-refundable within 30 days
 
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full trip price - $2999 ($585 single supplement)

zanzibar extension - $950

trip size: Maximum of 13

This purchase and the associated trip is made available via a close partnership with Wandering Earl Tours–an RPCV recommended operator.

Reservation fee will be credited towards full ticket price.

 
 

Itinerary

DAY 1–2: Nairobi

After a morning orientation, it's time for an introduction to East Africa with a walk through the center of this laid-back yet intense city, stopping at markets, parks and a popular local eatery for a great meal; on Day 2, you'll head out to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre, two highly-regarded sanctuaries for elephants, rhinos and giraffes

DAY 3–5: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Off to the great Masaai Mara for a brilliant safari adventure; you'll take 2 jeep trips into the reserve with your knowledgeable driver/guide, traveling across stunning landscapes in search of the Big 5; in the evenings you'll have a chance to interact with the local Masaai tribe and enjoy some quiet time at the lodge among the beautiful nature

DAY 6–7: Arusha

After crossing the border, you'll reach this peaceful Tanzanian town in the evening, ready for the next day's unique excursion; your local guide will take you on a hike into the countryside to visit his home village where you'll wander among spectacular mountain scenery and spend time with your guide's family

DAY 8–10: Ngorongoro Crater National Park

You'll take off from Arusha for a 2 night experience at this impressive volcano crater, home to some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the country; you'll take a jeep safari as well as a walking safari into the crater itself while having a chance to camp out on the crater's rim

DAY 11: Nairobi

Departing the park in the morning, you'll reach Nairobi in the late afternoon for a farewell dinner and evening celebration

OR... DAY 11–15: Zanzibar Extension

Flying from Arusha to Zanzibar, you'll spend 3 nights at the beach where you can relax and enjoy some sun and sand; you'll also spend 1 night in Stone Town, the culturally fascinating island capital, with a chance to wander it's maze-like streets, visit its museums and enjoy a variety of delicious food; on Day 15 you'll fly back to Nairobi

Subject to Change: Keep in mind that the above itinerary and activities are subject to change. Travel almost always involves unexpected situations so things might need to be re-arranged at times. However, it is important to remember that travel is all about the journey, and so even the unexpected situations we may face should be treated as part of the overall experience.