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Savoring South Africa
Savoring South Africa

South Africa is an amazing amalgam of beautiful little places, as well as famous sites like Kruger National Park, Cape Town, and the Wine and Garden Routes. We will visit these well-known locations, but the real essence of our trip will be all the little towns, small reserves, scenic back roads, and native villages we have included. Unlike most South Africa tours, we will stay in smaller, distinctive hotels offering coziness, hospitality, and proximity to interesting parks and cultural features. Getting to know the people of South Africa is an important dimension of the experience. While we have a clear itinerary for the 18 days of travel, you will have flexibility in choosing your own meals, restaurants, and optional activities. Breakfast is the only meal included on most days, as there is an abundance of local dining opportunities. Will Weber will offer leadership for specific activities, and our South African guide will provide overall interpretation and insight throughout the trip. The trip starts in Johannesburg, heads to Swaziland, and then follows a sweeping arc southward to Cape Town, where you may choose to join Will for an extension to Robben Island, or explore on your own for a few more days. Consider arriving a day early for a tour of Soweto.

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Great Primate Tracking Expedition
Great Primate Tracking Expedition

This is quite simply the most comprehensive mountain gorilla tracking expedition. Our focus is very specific: track and spend as much time as possible with the great apes of Rwanda and Uganda in their natural habitat. We will be visiting three separate gorilla habitats where, with a bit of effort, we have a very high likelihood of finding families of this largest primate. We can also expect to find chimpanzees and numerous species of other primates, as well as many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitation with the Mountain Gorillas is strictly limited to one small group of humans per family per day. Demand for these permits far exceeds availability so advance reservations are imperative. We will be staying in the best available lodges and camps. While primates are the theme and object of our quest, we will also be visiting superb natural ecosystems with a spectacular complement of rare and beautiful birds, mammals and reptiles. We will be alert to all aspects of our environment, including villages and communities along the way. We will be accompanied by exceptional local guides. This will be a great trip to learn about Rwanda and Uganda’s distinctive wildlife and people. The founding Director, Will Weber, who has been traveling to Africa since 1980 will accompany the trip.

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Gorillas in the Virungas & Bwindi
Gorillas in the Virungas & Bwindi

This safari will take you to three incredible gorilla parks – Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in Rwanda, and Nkuringo and Bwindi in Uganda. It offers an opportunity to track gorillas several times, twice in PNV and once in Bwindi. Seeing some of the remaining 700 mountain gorillas in their different habitats is a fantastic experience, with each park offering its unique attractions. PNV has four habituated gorilla families living in the afro-montane forests on the southern slopes of the Virungas volcanoes. Nkuringo, on the northern slopes, is often thought to be the prettiest part of the mountain and has one habituated family, which now spends virtually all year in the park, contrary to its previous behavior. In Bwindi, the three habituated families live in the thicker tropical forests and tracking is more challenging. In addition to gorilla tracking, each park offers a number of other activities. **One gorilla permit, in PNV, is included in the land cost of this trip. Additional gorilla permits are $500 per permit. All gorilla permits are subject to availability at the time of booking.**

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Classic Rwanda & Uganda
Classic Rwanda & Uganda

This safari traces the western Rift Valley in the very heart of Africa. On the savannah plains below the Rwenzoris, see the great game of Africa in Queen Elizabeth National Park, such as elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, and leopard. Track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge. In Ishasha, you’re on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees. You will visit three gorilla parks – Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda, and Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in Rwanda. It offers an opportunity to track gorillas five times, twice in Bwindi, once in Mgahinga, and twice in PNV. **One gorilla permit, in Bwindi, is included in the land cost of this trip. Additional permits are $500 per permit. All gorilla permits are subject to availability at the time of booking.**

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Thailand Secrets of Siam for Families
Thailand Secrets of Siam for Families

Thailand is a country seeped in ancient traditions, exotic hill tribes nestled among the mountains, tranquil temples, traditional crafts, and modern urban excitement. The variety of cultural influences have blended into something uniquely and memorably Thai. From your cozy eco-lodges and nature resorts set amidst the gentle backdrop of traditional Thailand, you will find the ruins of ancient Thai capitals and, in Bangkok, a city bustling with energy and excitement. In Chiang Mai, you will participate in the making of traditional crafts, as well as Thai cooking classes that reflect generations of tradition. Experience visits to a variety of hill tribe villages, hike among the mountains and delight in the wonder and amazement of the elephants at Maesa Elephant Camp. Thailand awaits your family’s arrival and will greet you with a smile!!

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Tanzania Wildlife Week
Tanzania Wildlife Week

This eight day safari offers a superb overview of the gems of Tanzania’s Northern Circuit. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on unforgettable game drives and share his knowledge of the fauna and flora of his country. An unusual aspect of this trip is the possibility for cultural encounters at Mto Wa Mbu Market, or a visit to a local school, which deepen the safari experience. Enjoy the wildlife and magnificent landscapes of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Highlands, and Tarangire National Park.

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Tanzania Wild Wonders (Nov-June)
Tanzania Wild Wonders (Nov-June)

A superb safari anytime of the year. From November through June, safaris focus on the Serengeti where the large herds reside. From July through October, safaris follow the herds to Tarangire. You will also visit Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and the rest of the Serengeti ecosystem on this seasonally-varied adventure. Your guide is superbly skilled at game finding and at driving the remote and obscure trails of Tanzania!

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Tanzania Wild Wonders (July-Oct)
Tanzania Wild Wonders (July-Oct)

A superb safari anytime of the year. From November through June, safaris focus on the Serengeti where the large herds reside. From July through October, safaris follow the herds to Tarangire. You will also visit Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and the rest of the Serengeti ecosystem on this seasonally-varied adventure. Your guide is superbly skilled at game finding and at driving the remote and obscure trails of Tanzania.

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Tanzania Culture & Wildlife
Tanzania Culture & Wildlife

This is a wonderful safari for those who not only want to view some of East Africa’s incredible wildlife, but also get to know some of Tanzania’s fantastic peoples. Game drive through the famous Serengeti, as well as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater, walk with Masai and follow a day with the hunter, gatherer, Hadzabee people.

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Jambo, Tanzania! Family Safari
Jambo, Tanzania! Family Safari

This is our top choice for a Summer family safari! Join a true big game safari and see it all - lions, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, hippos, baboons and more. Following the great seasonal migration of zebra, wildebeest and other animals may be the most spectacular wildlife experience on earth. This safari especially planned for families is timed, plotted, outfitted and guided to enhance your experience of the migration in every way possible. At this time of year the greatest concentration of wildlife is on the Serengeti Plains of northern Tanzania. You will travel in Land Rovers especially equipped for safety, comfort, photography, and off-road access. Stay in safari camps and lodges in the Serengeti near the seasonal location of the concentrated migrants. In addition to seeing great numbers of animals, you will spend time in a tribal village with local families. All generations of families welcome!. Your expert guide will be Eugene Mrosso. In more than two decades of guiding experience he has proven incomparable in his talent for game finding, careful driving, problem solving and charismatic leadership. We have never had a client who was unhappy with Mrosso. As fantastic as the wildlife viewing will be, you are likely to have equally vivid and satisfying memories of travel with Mrosso and his staff.

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