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The Plains of Africa April 9 - 23, 2007. A Joe Laufer - Collette Vacations Travel Adventure. 18 Adventurers off to Kenya. Joe & Penny Laufer of Vincentown -Ray Holshue and Joyce Goldsmith of Marlton

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The Plains of Africa

April 9 - 23, 2007

A Joe Laufer - Collette Vacations Travel Adventure

18 adventurers off to kenya
18 Adventurers off to Kenya
  • Joe & Penny Laufer of Vincentown

-Ray Holshue and Joyce Goldsmith of Marlton

  • Doug Ghaul of Burlington City (Paris ’97, Spain & Portugal ’98, Italy ’99, Central Europe ’99, Scandinavia ’00, China ’00, Great Britain ’02, French Riviera ’03, Hawaii ’04, Russia ’05, and Amalfi/Sicily \'07 )
  • Beverly Marinelli of Lumberton (Thailand ’03)

-Carol Storms, Greentown, Pennsylvania

-Suzanne Sheffield, Naples Florida

-Flora Bell, Grand Isle, Vermont

  • Dixie Lee Anderson of Mount Holly (Paris ’94)

-Sara Jo Anderson of Lumberton

-Curt and Lisa Anderson of Myakka City, Florida

-Sue Dauterman, Largo, Florida

-David and Norma Carlson of Iowa City, Iowa

-Maureen Perinchief, Mount Holly

-Marge Monahan, Mount Holly

(Bob Lyons, Terry & Gail Sweet and Glenn Malsbury and Linda Dickman had to cancel)

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Overnight Flight

Monday, April 9

Approximate in-air flight duration: 17 hours

Total time with London layover: 20 hours

9th -7:05 pm – Leave Philadelphia

10th - 7:05 am – Arrive Heathrow

10th - 10:20 am – Leave Heathrow

10th - 8:45 pm – Arrive Nairobi

Kenya is 7 hours ahead of us – so our arrival at 8:45 pm is actually 2:45 pm our time!

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Ethiopia

Uganda

15-16

Shaba

Somalia

10-11

Nanyuki

17-18

Nanyuki

Kenya:

224,961 sq. mi.

14

Aberdare

20-21

Masai-Mara

10-11 & 22

Nairobi

Tanzania

Minnesota:

225,365 sq. mi.

19

Lake Nakurur

Indian Ocean

12-13

Amboseli

Kilimanjaro

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Ethiopia

Uganda

15-16

Sarova Shaba

Lodge

Somalia

17-18

Mt. Kenya

Safari Club

10-11

Nanyuki

Kenya:

224,961 sq. mi.

20-21

Sarova Mara

Tented Camp

14

The Ark

10-11 & 22

Norfolk Hotel

Tanzania

Minnesota:

225,365 sq. mi.

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Sarova Lion

Hill Lodge

Indian Ocean

12-13

Ol Tukai Amboseli

Kilimanjaro

collette tour manager
Collette Tour Manager

RONALD FALONG

  • Any dietary issues and special needs should be brought to his attention on the first day
  • Suggested (volunteer) gratuity: $3-5 per day per person per travel day (Translates to $40 - $65 US per person)

(2760 – 4400 KES per person; 3400 KES = $50)

  • Same range suggested for Driver.
  • Guidelines for tipping local guides will be provided by our Tour Manager.
days 2 3 tuesday wednesday april 10 11
DAYS 2 – 3Tuesday, Wednesday, April 10 -11

Location:

Nairobi

Hotel:

Norfolk Hotel

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Tuesday, April 10

Arrive London 7:05 am

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya – 8:45 pm

Tour Begins

Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

British Colonial Charm!

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Wednesday, April 11

Nairobi

KAREN

Farmhouse of Karen Blixen

“Out of Africa”

Breakfast

Dinner

Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary

days 4 5 thursday friday april 12 13
DAYS 4 - 5Thursday, Friday, April 12 -13

Location:

Amboseli National Park

Hotel:

Ol Tukai Amboseli

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Thursday, April 12

Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Ol Tukai Amboseli – Vintage Africa

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Thursday, April 12 (cont.)

Game drive en route to lodge

Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

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Friday, April 13

Amboseli National Park

Morning Game Drive followed by Champagne Breakfast

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Big 5: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

day 6 saturday april 14
DAY 6Saturday, April 14

Location:

Aberdare National Forest

Hotel:

The Ark Lodge

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Amboseli - Aberdare National Forest

Saturday, April 14

Travel through Tea & Coffee plantation to the Aberdares Mountain Range

The Ark Hotel

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

days 7 8 sunday monday april 15 16
DAYS 7 - 8Sunday, Monday, April 15 -16

Location:

Shaba Reserve

( with day trip to Samburu Reserve)

Hotel:

Sharova Shaba Lodge

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Sunday, April 15

Aberdare National Forest - Shaba Reserve

Northern game parks:

Samburu and Shaba

Sarova Shaba Lodge

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Reticulated Giraffe; Grevy’s Zebra

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Monday, April 16

Shaba Reserve - Samburu Reserve - Shaba Reserve

Bird Life: Somali Ostrich; Martial Eagle - 365 species of birds

Lecture by Tribal warrior

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

days 9 10 tuesday wednesday april 17 18
DAYS 9 - 10Tuesday, Wednesday, April 17-18

Location:

Nanyuki

Hotel:

Mount Kenya Safari Club

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Tuesday, April 17

Shaba Reserve - Nanyuki

Mt. Kenya Safari Club

In the shadow of Mt. Kenya -- retreat of William Holden

Visit the Equator - Corealis effect

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Wednesday, April 18

Nanyuki - Sweetwaters - Nanyuki

Excursion of Sweetwater Private Sanctuary: Chimps

Afternoon game drive

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

day 11 thursday april 19
DAY 11Thursday, April 19

Location:

Lake Nakuru

Hotel:

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

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After breakfast: Drive to Subukia at edge of the Great Rift Valley

Thursday, April 19

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Tour of a tea estate -- tea tasting and Turkana dances by tea pickers

Lake Nakuru National Park

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Evening game drive through the park

Black & white rhino; leopard; flamingos

days 12 13 friday saturday april 20 21
DAYS 12 – 13 Friday, Saturday, April 20 - 21

Location:

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Hotel:

Sarova Mara Tented Camp

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Friday, April 20

Sarova Mara Tented Camp

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Extension of the great Serengeti Plain - most magnificent game viewing spot in all of Kenya

Afternoon game drive is included

Relax in your luxurious tented camp

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Saturday, April 21

Masai Mara

Optional Early Morning

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Morning and Afternoon game drive.

Nature walk guided by local Masai warrior

Visit to a local Masai Village

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Bush dinner featuring a Masai Traditional dance performance

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Dixie Lee Anderson, Sarah Anderson

Lisa Anderson, Curt Anderson

Susan Sheffield, Gail Storms

Joe Laufer, Doug Ghaul,

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Masai Village

Masai Dancers

day 14 sunday april 22
DAY 14Sunday, April 22

Location:

Nairobi

Hotel:

(Optional Day Room –

Intercontinental Nairobi)

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Sunday, April 22

Journey back to Nairobi this morning

Farewell dinner this evening in local Restaurant

Breakfast

Dinner

Evening flight to London

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Monday, April 23

Trip home: Arrival in Philadelphia

22nd – 11:25 pm – Leave Nairobi

(actually 5:25 p.m. Philly time)

23rd – 5:55 am – Arrive London

23rd – 11:45 am – Leave London

23rd – 2:30 pm – Arrive Philly

vincentown arrangements
Vincentown arrangements
  • Monday, April 9, 2007
  • 9 Smith Court, Vincentown
  • Arrive between 2:30 and 2:45
  • Bus leaves at 3:00 pm sharp
  • If parking, place key in envelope and in basket
  • If driving to airport – get there by 3:45
travel tips
Travel Tips
  • Electrical Adaptor and Converter – 220 V.
  • Sunglasses!
  • Pack leaky items in plastic bags
  • Poncho for rainy days
  • Divide luggage contents with partner
  • Copy your passport ID page
  • Leave copy of itinerary home
  • Snacks for Airplane
  • Bug spray
  • Don’t forget new carry-on restrictions (3-1-1)
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Kenyan Shilling - KES

Rate 3/21 In U.S. Dollars

0.29 29 cents

0.72 72 cents

1.44 $ 1.44

2.87 $ 2.87

7.18 $ 7.18 *

14 $ 14.00 *

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