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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

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.

19

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


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Wednesday, April 11


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

5

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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8

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 *


The plains of africa april 9 23 2007

A Joe Laufer Production

2007


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