Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Africa summer of 2011

I wanted to recap the summer of adventure that I had in Africa working with two of my best group clients and also share some of the great photos from our travels.

I lead my first group of 30 people on a 10 day Kenya safari highlighted with a visit to the Masai Mara during the annual Great Migration. Highlights included the hot air balloon ride over the Mara - Serengeti ecosystem, the dancing at the Carnivore and Simba saloon during our farewell dinner, and our great driver guides Peter, Hamisi, Abdi, Macharia, and Chris, who all went the extra mile to show us a great time. Thanks guys!

20 of the 30 people continued onto Egypt for a 4 night extension tour where we visited the Pyramids and some of the ancient Egypt sites on the first full day, visits to Alexandria, and also old Cairo in chronological order from a historical perspective. Highlights included the camel safari to a bbq dinner out in the desert, and the Nile rive cruise with whirling dervish performance and belly dancing show. Thanks to Mohamed and Sam for all their work.

I returned to Kenya again, with my dad as well to take another group client of mine on a safari program similar to the first one that also concluded in the Masai Mara for a Great Migration day with balloon safari and all day game drive. Chris, Macharia, Rueben, and William were wonderful guides.

Here are some photos from our trips: