Greatest Show on Earth: The Serengeti

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Tanzania, not Kenya, has the best wildlife show left on the planet, and we will be there at the peak of 1 million animals giving birth in a 3-week period! This in addition to giraffes, elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, gazelles, oryx, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, dikdiks, and zebras. And the birds! Flamingos, storks, pelicans, white-crowned shrikes, eagles, bee-eaters, ostriches, rollers, and so many more. Comfortable private tent camping combined with cozy lodges make this the perfect trip. Resident Tanzanian naturalists accompany us throughout our visits to Arusha National Park, the Serengeti Plain, Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater. I have been leading trips to the Serengeti every February since 1992, and it remains my all-time favorite natural history experience. This is the trip of a lifetime; you owe it to yourself. If not now, when? And no, it’s not too hot, and yes, the food is delicious!

COST: $9650 land cost. Non-refundable deposit, $500

DATE: January 28 – February 12, 2018
DATE: February 12 – February 27, 2018

Palau and Yap

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Micronesia’s thousands of high volcanic and low sand and coral islands are interspersed with low-lying atolls and coral reefs encircling still blue lagoons.  Just north of the equator, this is the remote unspoiled Pacific, with palm-thatched huts, outrigger canoes and coconut trees.  Palau is one of the best snorkeling sites on the planet, harboring more species of marine life than any similar-sized area in the world. It is also renowned for Jellyfish Lake, where visitors can swim with million of golden stingless jellyfish in a landlocked marine lake. On the island of Peleliu, remnants of World War II-era tanks and bunkers are reminders of the most deadly battles in the Pacific theater. A visit to Yap takes us to the most traditional corner of Micronesia, where Yapese still practice a traditional lifestyle.  Yap is also known as the best place for seeing manta rays on a consistent basis, recognized by the recent establishment of the Yap Manta Marine Sanctuary.

COST: To be determined. Refundable deposit, $500

DATE: November 2018

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