July 30-August 15, 2014
Hosted by: Jim Murphy, Director of Athletics
Cost: From $9,034 – including airfare and all taxes and fees. Pricing and itinerary subject to change. Operated by Odysseys, 888-370-6765. Program Brochure (PDF)
Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be "on safari." As our small group, limited to just 18 guests, travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, we enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in top-rated game lodges, and meet gracious local people.
Begin your 17-day tour in Nairobi and see highlights of Kenya's cosmopolitan capital city. Spend three nights in Masai Mara, Kenya's – and Africa's - premier game reserve rich with animal life and traditional homeland of the native Maasai people, where we embark on morning and afternoon game drives. Visit Ngorongoro, a UNESCO Conservation Area, International Biosphere Reserve, and site of Ngorongoro Crater. View the Olduvai Gorge where in 1959 anthropologist Mark Leakey discovered the 1.8 million-yearold skull of Australopithecus boisei – and revolutionized the study of human evolution.
Spend two nights in Serengeti and embark on game drives in Serengeti National Park, Africa's best game viewing site. Enjoy game drives at Lake Manyara, most notable for its abundant bird life. Re-enter the urban world returning to Nairobi and toast our safari adventure at a farewell dinner.