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 Her Safari Adventure  

January 4-15, 2009

 

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Women are the Heart of Africa. This first Blue Moon “Her Safari” is a celebration and exploration of the feminine spirit in the birthplace of humanity. We invite you to join us as we explore the heart of Africa and experience the wildlife spectacle of the Great Migration in the southern plains of the Serengeti with a group of other like-minded women. This safari will be led by Seba, an African woman born and raised in these lands.

 

Our Safari Style

 

“Her Safari” is designed for active women of any age. Although our safaris are comfortable and sometimes luxurious, they are planned and designed to emphasize the quality and depth of the experience rather than simply to maximize luxury.

 

Although we have carefully planned this itinerary to show you as much as possible, all activities described here should be considered optional. Anyone who wants to take a break from the group to relax and read a book under a tree while the camp crew makes some popcorn, is welcome. There are also situations that may require us to change this itinerary a bit, and we will make every effort to keep you informed of any changes.

 

This safari schedule is designed so that we can spend time enough in each location to feel comfortable and settled with a sense of place. Although there is by necessity a couple of single night stops, we have tried to minimize these in favor of setting a large comfortable camp in one beautiful private location from which we will be free to explore, and then return to a familiar place.

 

The accommodations on this safari include well-appointed permanent tent lodges, first-rate lodges and luxury camping in wild and beautiful locations. Camping consists of expedition-style tents with comfortable beds, foam mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, hot showers, full camp crew, and cooks with all equipment provided.

 

Transportation is by well equipped, four-wheel drive Land Rover or Land Cruiser safari vehicles. We put a maximum of five people plus the driver/guide in each vehicle so that everyone has plenty of room to stretch out and be comfortable. The tops of the vehicles open so you can either stand and enjoy clear views during the game drives or sit and enjoy the view from the window. The road conditions, although generally good and constantly improving, can sometimes be rough, dusty, or muddy, but it’s nothing our drivers and their vehicles can’t handle.

 

On some days, we will spend a good deal of time in our safari vehicles, especially when moving from one location to another. Once in a particular location, however, we are generally free to relax on our own. The nature of this safari requires us to be together for extended periods, so participants should enjoy being part of, and contributing to, a group safari experience led by women for women. If you are a “people person” and have an easy going and adventurous spirit, we can almost guarantee the trip of a lifetime.

 

When it’s necessary to keep a certain fixed schedule, we rely on the group to help things go smoothly. Sometimes,  however, in spite of the best teamwork and planning there will inevitably be times when things don’t go according to schedule. For example, a safari vehicle may get a flat, or road or weather conditions may force a delay. In these situations, it helps to keep a relaxed and positive attitude – after all, this is Africa! It all gets dealt with and taken care of, and it’s all part of the adventure.

 

As you may have gathered this will not be a standard tour bus safari. We will show you the most incredible places we know with the time, budget and logistics we have available. What you make of it from there depends on you. It is our hope that every member of the group sees himself as an active participant in this adventure. A positive attitude and the ability to adapt go a long way toward ensuring a great experience on this safari.

 

Now, being in Africa, I was hungry for more of it, the changes of the seasons...the discomforts that you paid to make it real, the names of the trees, of the small animals, and all the birds, to know the language and have time to be in it and move slowly.”

Ernest Hemmingway

 

 

Costs and Group Size

This safari is designed as either a 10 or 12-day adventure. If your time and budget is limited, you can join us a couple days into the trip and make it a 10-day safari. We recommend the entire 12-day itinerary, though, to take full advantage of the experience and enjoy some time at a beautiful private reserve near Mt. Kilimanjaro.

 

The cost for the 10-day safari is $3,615 . The full 12-day safari is $4,215 per person.  International airfare is not included. An additional excursion to Zanzibar for five days and four nights can be added for $1,590 per person.

 

All rates are based on double-occupancy and a maximum group size of 14 women. Reservations are made with a $500 deposit. The cost of our safaris covers virtually everything from the