Take a trip to Africa
Many of us have dreamed of going on an exotic wildlife safari to Africa! Most people want to see Africa’s “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos. And then there is the impressive Serengeti wildebeest migration – the #1 Natural Wonder of the World.
A safari is a memorable spectacle, a life changing event and a photographers dream – acacia trees silhouetted against a red sky, cheetah’s running on open savanna’s under the deep blue skies; and the enormity of gigantic herds of mingling wildebeest on the river bank. Although many people travel to the Serengeti to primarily see the large mammals, Africa also is home to hundreds of bird species including many big, unique and colorful birds such as flamingos, cranes, vultures and ostriches.
Now we are no travel agents but we have been on a safari many times. So it was maybe not that surprising that after the success of Surviving Your Serengeti hundreds of readers have asked us if we were going to arrange trips to the Serengeti. Well, we have started looking into it.
Most suitable accommodation would be in a luxury safari lodge and most likely include destinations such as Nairobi, Masai Mara, Arusha, Serengeti National Park and maybe the Ngorongoro Crater. The Safari will include daily game drives, optional nature walks, optional hot air balloon rides, visits to local museums and special behind the scenes tours in conjunction with the Africa Wildlife Foundation.
The cost of a two-week safari can range from approximately $4,000 to $10,000 with the least expensive not necessarily providing the best value. Location of camps at different times of the year, exclusivity of the camp, how many people per vehicle, what type of vehicle, behind the scenes access, etc. of course all impact pricing. Return flights from New York to Nairobi are currently around $2,000 for economy class, $6,000 for business and $15,000 for first class. Great time to use those frequent flyer miles J
If you have any interest to join Stefan or me on a trip to the Serengeti, please add your name to the list below and we will keep you posted as we explore coordinating a safari in 2012 and/or 2013.
DJ (Stefan’s son)
Serengeti Marketing Manager