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Registration deadline: 31 August

Pre- and Post conference excursion deadline: 1 August

 

ICAHM's 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE ROUTES

under the patronage of UNESCO and the African World Heritage Fund

2 – 5 OCTOBER 2017, DAR ES SALAAM (BAGAMOYO), TANZANIA


Ngorongoro Conservation Area Post-Conference Excursion 6 - 9 October 2017 + Safari extension 9-13 October 2017

Excursion registration is now closed. If you would still like to participate, please contact us at conference@icahm.icomos.org.

A post-conference tour has been organized to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) where we will visit Olduvai Gorge, the Laetoli Footprints, a Maasai Community and the Crater Floor.

NEW: By popular demand we can now also offer you a SAFARI Extension to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Serengeti National Park!

Please find the details of this unique tour here and in the itinerary below.

Price

 

NCA Post Conference excursion 6-9 October

 

Kudu Lodge Package

900 USD

HHando Coffee Lodge Package         

900 USD

Eileen's Trees Inn Package

830 USD

Price inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Karatu in the accommodation of your choice
  • 1 night in Arusha on half board basis
  • Transportation and entrance fees
  • All meals (excl. drinks)
  • An English speaking guide will accompany you during the entire excursion;

Price exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Gratuities for safari guide

Serengeti extension

 

Serengeti extension

1999 USD

Serengeti extension + up-scale lodge in Karatu

2199 USD

 

 

Kudu Lodge Package + Serengeti extension

2899 USD

Hhando Coffee Lodge Package + Serengeti extension  

2899 USD

Eileen's Tree Package + Serengeti extension

2829 USD

Kudu Lodge Package + Serengeti extension + up-scale lodge in Karatu

3099 USD

Hhando Coffee Lodge Package + Serengeti extension + up-scale lodge in Karatu

3099 USD

Eileen's Tree Package + Serengeti extension + up-scale lodge in Karatu

3029 USD

Price inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Karatu in the accommodation of your choice (6, 7, 8 October)
  • 3 nights' accommodations in Serengeti National Park at Mbugani Camps (9, 10, 11 October)
  • 1 night accommodation in Karatu at Eileen's Trees Inn or Ngorongoro O'ldeani Mountain Lodge (12 October)
  • All ground transportation per the itinerary
  • All meals (excludes drinks)
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide throughout the excursion
  • Park & Conservation Area fees per the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Emergency Transportation Insurance

Price exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Gratuities for safari guide

 

Travel

There are two direct flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport on the 6th of October (we prefer that you take the early flight since the drive from Kilimanjaro to Karatu is four hours and three hours from Arusha):

Dar es Salaam (DAR) 10:55h - 12:00h Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Dar es Salaam (DAR) 18:15h - 19:20h Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

http://www.fastjet.com/us/en/

You can aslo fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Arusha (ARK). There are mid-morning to mid-afternoon flights to Arusha.
 https://www.precisionairtz.com/

Cancellations

The cancellation policy for the 4 day/3 night post-conference excursion is as follows:

30% is non-refundable and a cancellation, for any reason, will also incur the following charges:

i. More than 55 days before safari date – 25% of total cost

ii. 31 to 54 days before start date – 50% of total cost

iii. 15 to 30 days before start date – 75% of total cost

iv. 14 days or less – 100%

The cancellation policy for the 5 days/4 nights extension:

30%  is non-refundable and a cancellation, for any reason, will also incur the following charges:

  1. 59 to 45 days prior to "Start of Tour":  25% of Total Tour Cost
  2. 44 to 30 days prior to "Start of Tour":  50% of Total Tour Cost
  3. 29 days or less to "Start of Tour":  100%
Itinerary

October 6th Arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport (Midday)

Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Karatu. The excursion hotels in Karatu are the Hhando Coffee Lodge, Eileen's Trees Inn and Kudu Lodge & Campsite.

October 7th: Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli:

This morning we we will leave very early and drive to Olduvai Gorge. We will spend half a day at this 14km long deep ravine. The site is internationally recognized for Louis and Mary Leakey's famous discoveries of early humans and magnificent antiquities documenting the evolutionary history of our stone tool-using ancestors, vertebrate fauna, and the environments over the last two million years. (http://www.olduvai-gorge.org/)

Our second stop will be Laetoli where we will spend approximately 4 hours. Here we will visit the famous hominin footprints Site G where we will hear from various experts about the challenges associated with conservation of ichnofossil record. We will then visit some animal footprints sites at Localities 7, 11, and 12.

3.6 million years ago in Laetoli, Tanzania, two early humans walked through wet volcanic ash. When the nearby volcano erupted again, subsequent layers of ash covered and preserved the oldest known footprints of early humans. (http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/behavior/footprints/laetoli-footprint-trails)

After the Footprints we will visit the Maasai commuties where there will time for discussions with the NCA and Esere/Endulen communities on the role and issues surrounding long-term conservation and sustainable use of cultural heritage assets in their area.

After the final visit you will be brought back to again to your hotel in Karatu.

October 8th: Ngorongoro Crater

On this third day we will drive early in the morning to the Ngorongoro Crater floor. The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater combined with its spectacular concentration of wildlife is one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet. Spectacular wildebeest numbers (well over 1 million animals) pass through the property as part of the annual migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti ecosystem and calve in the short grass plains which straddle the Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Serengeti National Park boundary. This constitutes a truly superb natural phenomenon. (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/)

Later in the afternoon we will drive back to Arusha where you will stay the night at Safariland Cottage .

October 9th Departure

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

SAFARI Extension - The Great Migration – Serengeti National Park

OCT 9, Day 5: KARATU - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Your adventure begins as we start our day traveling from Karatu through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As we reach the Serengeti Park entrance, you will quickly understand how the Serengeti earned its name. In the Maasai language, "Serengeti" means "endless plains." This vast national treasure offers the greatest concentration of plains animals in all of Africa. Some 35 species of plains animals may be seen here including the so-called "Big Seven" - buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, cheetah and African hunting dog. We will spend three magnificent nights in this UNESCO World Heritage Site: two nights in the northern Serengeti along the Migration path in a luxury tented mobile camp, and one night in the Central Serengeti.

Accommodations: Mbugani Migration Camp (B, L, D)
The camp is ideally located on the migration path in the Northern Serengeti - Bologonja area from June through the end of October. The migration camp enjoys one of the most pristine corners of the northern Serengeti, pitched in the tranquil Bologonja region to ensure an exclusive unspoiled taste of Tanzania and surrounded by untouched wilderness. This camp features comfortable accommodations which allow unique opportunities to experience wildlife up close.  (more details in the brochure).

OCT 10, Day 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Depart the morning splendor of an African sunrise as we head out for our daily game drive in the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Our guide will expertly negotiate the road and tell us about our surroundings and the wildlife before us.
Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelle make an annual migration trek, constantly seeking fresh grazing and water, following the rains. The huge herds attract plenty of predator attention from lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, not to mention the large number of crocodiles lurking in the rivers!

OCT 11, Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After a hearty breakfast, we will head south to the central Serengeti for our final exciting night in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is 5,700 square miles large, about the same size as Northern Ireland. Over 20 types of antelope including eland, hartebeest , impala, kudu, reedbuck, roan, topi, waterbuck and the much smaller dik dik, duiker, klipspringer and oribi can be found in the Serengeti. And, of course, there is a rich profusion of birdlife. Over 500 species including the largest of them, the ostrich, as well as bustards, cranes, eagles, herons, owls, storks, vultures and the bizarre, long-legged secretary birds are found in the Serengeti.
Accommodations: Mbugani Seronera Camp (B, L, D)
The Seronera Mbugani Camp is located in central Serengeti's Seronera Region. This camp has a nearby permanent, natural water source which attracts wildlife for your viewing pleasure. The permanent camp boasts the same oversized en suite tents as in the Migration Camp.

OCT 12, Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - KARATU
Today you'll say goodbye to the amazing Serengeti... but you will never forget the unique experiences that you've had while here. You will still be "on safari" as we slowly make our way back to Karatu.

ACCOMMODATIONS: EILEEN'S TREES INN (B, L, D)
Eileen's Trees Inn is located in Karatu. The setting is in beautiful tropical gardens. Each room has twin beds or a queen bed with mosquito netting. All rooms have a writing desk and seating on the veranda. All rooms have private bathrooms en suite, with hot water showers.

OPTION: You will be offered the option to book an up-scale lodge in the Karatu area for the last night (at an additional cost). It's the perfect way to end the most incredible adventure one has ever had!

OCT 13, Day 5: KARATU - ARUSHA - KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depending on departure flight times, we will drive to Arusha and stop for a visit at Shanga, a heartwarming project which employs disabled Tanzanians who have learned to be artisans. You will be able to see the craftspeople at work and have the chance to purchase some beautiful jewelry and other handmade items to bring home as memories of your awesome adventure. We plan to include lunch before heading to the airport to meet your international flights.