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2009 Trip Specials

January 5, 2009 Galloping Gnus Newsletter

Below is just a sampling of some of our incredible specials! Please note that each special has restrictions such as travel dates, minimum number nights stay, payment schedule or other. Your Safari Consultant has all the details.



What an exciting way to personalize your own African adventure! Below you will see some of our shorter safari components that can be combined and customized according to your preferences. So pick out the ones that interest you the most and let’s go on safari for a minimum of 7 nights..
Australia and New Zealand
Traveling to Australia and/or New Zealand, is more inviting than ever! Our sister company is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone in planning trips that showcase the hot spots.
An Australian Aboriginal Encounter
Travel to the Top End where you spend a full day on a private tour with Sab, a legend in the Kakadu area. He has special access to areas in the Arnhem Land that are not open to other tour operators. Your base is the top spot property of Bamarru Plains. He is featured in our 10-Day Epic Australian Adventure Journey
from $8,595.00 per person 
Islands of the Great Barrier Reef
Stretching over 1,500 miles along the north eastern coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living organism that can be seen from space. Our recommendation is to explore this living underworld coral garden by staying on an island situated on top of the reef. Our 4-Day extension features Lizard Island from $2,875.00 per person
Maori Culture with a Kiwi
Ben is a big Maori man who is warm, knowledgeable and open. He has been guiding in the Rotorua region of New Zealand’s north island for over 20 years. He has a great sense of humor and is an accomplished singer and guitarist. He is featured in the 14-Day North Island Wildlife & Landscapes from $3,795.00 per person
Discover the landscapes
Nature at its finest! Stunning landscapes make for beautiful photos but it is the people of this country that make for lifelong memories. Journey down the Coastline, see glaciers and World Heritage Rainforest then indulge in the adventures of Queenstown. The trips include the serenity and beauty of a guided Milford or Doubtful Sound boat cruise and hikes. See our featured 14-Day South Island Marine, Glaciers and Fjordland Adventure from $4,395.00 or the 17-Day Wilderness, Walk and Wine from $5,995.00 per person
Outback, Wildlife and Beyond
Wonder down south to Adelaide and venture to Kangaroo Island to meet Australia’s unique wildlife up close – kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, echidnas, seals and sea lions with the accommodations of the year – Southern Ocean Lodge! On the true Outback experience you stay at the working ranch Angorichina with hosts Ian and Di Fargher. See our featured 11-Gourmet Outback and Wildlife from $5,525.00 per person
These are the 4 programs that we exclusively offer to AAC clients only. 
Featuring top naturalist guides leading the exciting group trips, 
maximum wildlife viewing oportunites, and eco-accommodations.


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12-Day Serengeti Explored Safari to Tanzania, priced at $6395.00
Our Guides of the Year are on this trip-Omar Seif and Mohamed Rassul! Highlights include Tarangire Treetops and Migration Camp in the Serengeti.   Departure dates are Mar 07 / Jun 13 / Jul 11, 25 / Aug 08, 29 / Sep 19 / Dec 19  (for Oct-Nov, please request)
15-Day Call of the Wild Safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe, priced at$7995.00
Cats, cats and more cats, along with the active canoeing and walking in Mana. Voted our #1 trip in 2008! Departure dates are May 3, 26 / Jun 08 / Jul 02, 14, 24 / Aug 05, 12, 25 /Sep 06, 18, 30 / Oct 12
12-Day Chimp and Gorilla Safari to Uganda, priced from $5295.00
Experience the ultimate thrill – gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! Also enjoy viewing chimps in Kibale. Primates photography galore. Departure dates Mar 02, 17 / Aug 08, 16 / Sep 14


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10-Day Ethiopia and the Omo River Valley, priced from $9950.00
Ethiopia is the hottest destination in Africa and exploring the Omo River Valley on our one departure, yo u will visit the most remote tribes on the continent. Departure date Sep 16
Stretching your Safari Dollar – Ecotourism Conservation and Community
Here are safari accommodation suggestions to get your Africa fix and support our ECC efforts with two week stays based on 2 persons traveling:
» Vundu Camp at Mana Pools is opening Little Vundu which is perfectly priced for a two week stay where you can help track w ild dog, record elephant sightings, and donate to the Bushlife Conservancy and their ongoing work with the park rangers. from $3995.00 per person
» Mashatu Tented Camp is located in southern Botswana and the two week stay there could include lion and elephant research. Leopard sightings are a specialty here. Visit the school that we are sponsoring through Fort Lauderdale Rotary. from $2325.00 per person
» Ndarakwai Camp in foothills of Kilimanjaro has so many activities on offer as day trips that a two week stay here will go by in a flash. Spend all your time in the Maasai community villages, visit Arusha National Park, sit in the elephant hides, take horseback rides among the giraffe and zebras. from $3000.00 per person
» Rock Camp in Tsavo is your base for two weeks in Kenya where you can volunteer in the Taita Community, help out at Moi High School where we have an ongoing scholarship programs, or go i nto Tsavo and enjoy the research work on elephants. from $4325.00 per person
» Serian Camp in the Mara offers the perfect two week stay for photography of the migration and various families of lion, cheetah and leopard. Support empowerment of local Masai guiding. from $6660.00 per person
» Doro Nawas Camp in the Palmwag/Damaraland region on Namibia is where the desert adapted rhino and elephant move through the area. In two weeks your stay will benefit the local conservancy gather information on the sightings. from $2995.00 per person
» Makuleke Homestay in the most Northern Kruger region of South Africa are concentrated on community projects where guests are able to participate in ongoing projects for two weeks. 2-4 days can be based at Pafuri for gameviewing from $1950.00 per person.