I have decided on my trip and am travelling with G Adventures. Why G Adventures? First of all – I have travelled with them before and been very impressed with their organization in general. Secondly, their Kenya Safari Experience fulfills all my travel dreams with both the itinerary and activities……
They practice what they preach- here are some quotes from their web page- and I experienced this firsthand.
G Adventures has defined (and redefined) small group travel for 25 years. Travelling with us is the very best way to get up-close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own. And when you travel with us, you support local communities and help make the world a little bit better for everyone. Welcome to a World of Good.
Don’t just see the world. Make it better.
Planet Earth is an amazing place, but it’s far from perfect. Since the very beginning, G Adventures has operated under the belief that travel is an exchange, not a commodity. When you travel with us, you’re giving back as much – if not more – than what you take away, often in ways you’d never expect.
Social enterprise: A formula for the future
As a travel company, the planet is our product. Its social and environmental welfare is fundamentally important to us – not just as a business, but as human beings, too. When we say “We Love Changing People’s Lives,” we’re not just talking about our travellers. We’re talking about everybody. G Adventures is a social enterprise, which means the social value of what we do is just as important to us as the profit it earns. Here’s how it’s done.
Planeterra – Our foundation
Established in 2003, the Planeterra Foundation is our non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the communities touched by tourism benefit from the opportunities it provides. Planeterra works directly with G Adventures to minimize the impact on the destinations, and to promote sustainable solutions and economic growth for communities. Planeterra manages over 50 current and funded projects in underserved regions all over the world.
We like to keep things local on our trips. Working with small, locally owned businesses rather than big international chains helps keep the overall cost of your trip down, but we also believe that your travel dollars should stay where you spend them. Supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses strengthens communities, raises the overall quality of life, and ensures that the places you love will continue to be loved.
For more information follow this link: https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/sustainable-tourism/
The upcoming trip is a one week exploration of the area that the wildebeests should be around in October in Kenya- the Masai Mara. Travelling on a small group adventure with National Geographic Journeys departing Nairobi on October 14th, there are just 6 spaces- of which 3 are already booked. So if this is something you are interested in, definitely let me know!
A Brief Itinerary
Priced at just $3999 per person plus flights, this is a great opportunity to experience a once in a life time African safari.
Day 1 Nairobi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara(Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the reserve.
Day 3 Masai Mara(Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening safari.
Day 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park(Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Depart early to a G Adventures for Good supported project, Ubuntu Café – an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Tour the craft centre and farm, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home.
Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park(Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
After a morning wildlife safari drive, venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.
Day 6 Amboseli National Park(Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife who visit the camp’s watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Day 7 Amboseli National Park/Nairobi(Breakfast | Lunch)
Enjoy the stunning African sunrise on our last wildlife safari drive, before departing back to Kenya’s capital.
Day 8 Nairobi(Breakfast)
Depart at any time.
After this experience, one could add on a few days in Zanzibar (sun and sand), Cape Town South Africa (wine and culture), or even Rwanda and the gorillas…..it is all up to you!
For more information do not hesitate to contact me…….