The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Orbridge’s Tanzania Migration Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing this and other incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists in outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the tapestry of cultures around you. Then, restore your senses in extraordinary lodges and a beautiful tented safari camp. Join us on safari and witness marvelous dramas of life and survival unfold before your eyes. Program Highlights: * Explore some of the most important parks and reserves in East Africa, including the Serengeti—host at different times of the year to the Great Migration, the cyclical journey of 1.6 million herbivores on their quest for survival. * Retreat to deluxe lodges and tented camps, each uniquely beautiful and authentic in décor. * Participate in up to 12 game drives accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader and expert naturalist guides aboard safari-outfitted Land Cruisers. * Visit Oldupai Gorge, the "Cradle of Humanity"; and spend a full day at Ngorongoro Crater—home to populations of lion, leopard, black rhino, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and zebra. * Visit Tanzania’s first official elephant orphanage and learn about the efforts to conserve this endangered species. * Encounter local cultures on guided village, school, and plantation visits in Mto wa Mbu and a fishing village on the shore of Lake Victoria.
Day 1-2: En route / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Day 3-4: Tarangire National Park
Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 7-8: Oldupai Gorge / Serengeti National Park - Seronera Valley
Day 9-10: Western Serengeti / Grumeti / Lake Victoria
Day 11: Serengeti / Depart Arusha
Day 12: En route / Arrive U.S. Optional four night post tour: Rwanda Gorilla Trek
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
This safari program requires an ability to walk safely over uneven and slippery ground without assistance, transport luggage a short distance, get in and out of a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser, and physically tolerate vehicle motion on sometimes bumpy Serengeti roads.
Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She also directs Dartmouth College’s Global Health Initiative at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. She is also the Director of Geisel’s newly established Center for Health Equity which houses global and domestic health programs devoted to care of underserved populations. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students. She has been working in domestic and international TB control for 20 years with expertise in the areas of program management, disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical care. She is the former Director of Surveillance for the New York City Department of Health’s TB Control Program. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in more than a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to TB programs, to perform epidemiological studies and has served as lead technical writer on several successful TB program proposals. At Dartmouth she teaches courses on global health to medical and college students. She has been a co-investigator on several clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV through the DarDar Programs, a collaboration between Dartmouth and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is the Program Director for the DARDAR Pediatric Program, a collaborative HIV care and treatment program in Dar es Salaam. Most recently she spent 6 months in Rwanda (July-Dec 2012) as Geisel’s lead to launch the major medical education initiative, the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program. She is currently engaged with local partners in South Africa and Swaziland on projects to improve delivery of TB care services to two vulnerable populations, children and mine workers.