All-Inclusive East African Philanthropic Adventure

Experience the vibrant spirit of Africa in local homes and villages and on the open plains of East Africa in 2023! This unique trip combines in-depth visits to Global Partners for Development projects, opportunities to get to know our African development partners and other community members, and some of the best African wildlife viewing possible. You will be warmly welcomed into villages that are off the beaten path in rural areas that most tourists never reach and then graciously hosted on a safari to view some of the most spectacular sights in East Africa.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE, MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

For 40 years, GPFD has helped implement hundreds of successful community development projects with local organizations, supporting health, education, water, sanitation, farm animal management and women’s income generation projects in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Join us as Global Partners’ staff supports our African partners in vetting, implementing, and evaluating these life-changing projects.

THE SAFARI OF A LIFETIME

The Swahili word, ‘safari,’ means journey, and you will get to witness one of nature’s ultimate journeys while on safari during the great wildebeest migration. It will also be the time of year when you can hopefully catch hundreds of calves being born on the plains of the Serengeti.

GPFD GROUP TRAVEL LEADER, DANIEL CASANOVA

Daniel is the Executive Director at Global Partners and has lived and traveled all over the world. He speaks four languages and is currently working on his Swahilli and Maasai. He has extensive travel experience and is an expert in dealing with developing world bureaucracies. Also, his stories are legendary.

HOOPOE SAFARIS EAST AFRICA

Hoopoe Safaris won The Conde Naste EcoTourism award in 2004 as best ecotourism company in the world. Travelers’ safety and comfort are top priorities for Global Partners. Hoopoe provides us with the most up-to-date safari vehicle fleets in northern Tanzania, along with highly qualified trained drivers.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY
February 4-6

Arrive in Nairobi. Stay two nights at a hotel in the heart of the city. Spend the day exploring.

February 6-9

Fly to Kisumu, Kenya where we will spend the night by the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria, at Rusinga Lodge on Rusinga Island. This breathtaking lake is the source of the Nile River.

February 9

Early morning departure for the Tanzanian border land crossing. Drive to Tarime airstrip in Tanzania. Fly to Lobo Airstrip in Serengeti National Park and stay at Taasa Lodge. Taasa Lodge is nestled on a ridge within a private concession. The spacious tents are beautifullly constructed under canvas and offer stunning views.

February 10-11

Travel to visit the Ormanie Massai Community where GPFD has built a school and community health center. Return to Taasa Lodge. Ormanie is a remote Northern Tanzanian Massai community in an area that is off-limits to tourists.

February 12

Fly to Arusha to travel back to the United States.

February 12-15 (Trip add-on at additional cost)

Fly to Zanzibar and stay at Kizikula Boutique hotel. The spacious indulgent rooftops accessible through out Kizikula are designed to take in the awe-inspiring starry nights. Explore Zanzibar, relax by the beach, enjoy exotic food and wine with Sam Williamson.

February 15

Fly back Arusha and depart to your homeland from JRO Mt. Kilimanjaro Airport.

TRIP VALUE ENDING FEBRUARY 12:

  • $3,750 per person for double occupancy
  • $4,500 per person for single occupancy

TRIP VALUE ENDING FEBRUARY 15(with Zanzibar included):

  • $5,150 per person for double occupancy
  • $6,300 per person for single occupancy

We recommend each traveler make a tax-deductible donation to support our communities as these trips grant one intimate access to our on-the-ground partners.

*These prices are reflective of the actual cost of the trip. We can send you the itemised cost sheet for complete transparency, per your request. In some cases, we are willing to customize any part of the trip to best suit your needs.

Trip Includes

• All ground transportation and accommodations (includes hotel taxes, fees and tips)
• Most meals (food at airports and snacks between meals will be the responsibility of the traveler)
• Safari packages that include game viewing in specially outfitted Land Rovers and nights in luxury tent camps.
• Entrance fees to the national parks with safari packages
• Services of a Global Partners tour manager and award-winning Hoopoe Adventure Tours guides
• Routine tips for porters, wait staff, maids and drivers. Special appreciation tips to safari guides welcome.

Not Included

Passports, plane tickets, and entry visas; optional excursions; excess baggage charges; preventative immunizations and pharmaceuticals; items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones, internet, etc.; any other items not specified under ‘INCLUSIONS.’

Contact info@gpfd.org for more information.

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