Jennie of the Jungle and Off Season Adventures are teaming up to offer an exclusive eco-trip across Kenya and Tanzania. This is a trip you can feel good about taking! Off Season Adventures and Jennie of the Jungle support carbon offsetting and the local communities, so the majority of this trip cost goes directly to community development and healthcare, forest protection, and carbon offsetting. By traveling in the off-season, the local economy is sustained throughout the year. And Off Season Adventures directly supports community initiatives with local villages in Tanzania. During this trip you will have the opportunity to visit some of these projects. So whether you are a photographer, animal lover, beginner or avid traveler, this trip is for you!
Traveling with Jennie of the Jungle means lots of time with animals and conservation, so as a part of this tour we will be visiting a number of wildlife and conservation projects, including the Giraffe Centre, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the conservation authorities at both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks.
We'll also make a stop at Off Season Adventures' Kakoi Water Project.
A detailed itinerary will be sent to you after signing up for the trip. Trip highlights will include:
-visiting important wildlife and conservation projects and community initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania
-walking tour of Arusha, gateway to Mt. Kilamanjaro and the Serengeti National Park
-game drives through the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks
-Masai cultural excursion
-Two days of game drives in the Serengeti National Park
-Lunch and game drive in the Ngorongoro crater
You will fly into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, where you will be greeted by your Jennie of the Jungle leaders and transferred to your accommodations.
The adventure begins with a walking tour around Nairobi, if time allows (depending on your arrival time), to visit markets and artisans. After breakfast the next morning, we will visit both the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildife Trust Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. After lunch in Nairobi, we have the afternoon free to relax or explore the city.
The following day we will depart for Tanzania, where we will meet our Off Season Adventure guides. We will have lunch in Arusha and then take a walking tour of the city.
The next day we will drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game drives, and we will visit Off Season Adventures" Kakoi Water Project. We will have lunch in the park.
We will spend the next morning driving through Lake Manyara National Park for game drives and beautiful scenery. Then we will visit the Masai community.
We will spend the next two days at the Serengeti National Park for lunch and game drives, and will meet with the conservation authorities there. After that we will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for lunch and game drives, and will meet with conservation authorities there.
The final day we will have breakfast and be transferred to the airport for our flights home.
Accommodation is based on double occupancy, with the option of a $700 single supplement. We will be staying in comfortable hotels, lodges and camps, and will be dining in restaurants or at our hotels.
- Local, experienced driver and guide
- Lodging in Tanzania on a full rom and board basis, lodging in Nairobi on a bed and breakfast basis
- Entrance fees for all National Parks and Conservation areas
- All cultural activities and excursions described in the itinerary
- Flight from Nairobi to Tanzania
- Contribution to the Kakoi Water Project throug the 501(c)(3) organization Second Look Worldwide
- Waters and soft drinks while in transit (except in airports)
- Transfers to and from airports
- A Flying Doctors emergency evacuation card
- Passport (with at least six months validity and multiple full pages left)
- Travel Insurance (covering the duration of your trip)
- Inoculations (please speak to your doctor about necessary immunizations)
- Spending money (you can withdraw or convert cash at the airport and other places along the way)
- Backpack or day pack, water bottle & headlamp (with batteries)
- Toiletries (biodegradable is best)
- Medical Kit (hand sanitizer/wet wipes, immodium, band-aids, personal medicine & earplugs)
- Sunglasses, sun hat, bandana, lip balm& sunscreen (high UV/SPF protection)
- Closed-toed shoes
- Mosquito repellent
- Alarm clock or watch
- Swimming gear and flip flops or sandals
- Camera (with extra batteries and memory cards)
- Rain jacket or poncho
More about the community and conservation initiatives this trip supports:
By booking directly through local partners and guides, staying at locally owned & operated lodges, and by encouraging clients to buy local souvenirs, 90.31% of the full cost of all tours booked with Off Season Adventures has gone directly back into the local economies.
Off Season Adventures recently completed their first community initiative, the Kakoi Water Project - a project that will provide a year-round source of water to the village of Kakoi and its surrounding communities, which include three other villages, two schools, and a dispensary. These communities are encouraged to make an extra effort protect animals in the area.
The Giraffe Centre is a world-famous Nature Education Center whose main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe. The centre has helped in the conservation of the Rothschild giraffe with a breeding program that brought the animals back from the brink of disappearance in Western Kenya.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust serves as a rehabilitation center and orphanage for elephants and rhino. They also run an anti-poaching program, as well as conservation programs, habitat restoration projects, veterinary units, and community outreach.
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