October 4 - 18, 2021 (Near Full)*
September 20 - October 4, 2022*
*Includes dates for optional Kilimanjaro ascent)
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS from $4,325 (Safari only)
15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS from $7,350 (Safari + Kilimanjaro)
Enjoy a classic safari in the world's premier wildlife refuges!
Visit famed Serengeti National Park - considered by many to be Africa's top wildlife destination!
Optional climb of Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft.) with professional guides - following one of the most scenic routes made famous by the recent IMAX film
Enjoy fantastic opportunities for interactions with the wonderful Maasai people
Visit Tarangire - graced by the unique beauty of its baobab woodlands and the fantastic concentrations of animals
Visit incomparable Ngorongoro Crater - one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders
The Africa Wildlife Wilderness Medicine conference is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! It combines a classic, wildlife-rich safari with an optional epic climb of Kilimanjaro.
We will explore some of the world's most scenic and remarkable wildlife treasures, including the famed Serengeti, the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, and the bountiful Tarangire National Park. The landscapes are spectacular in beauty and incomparable in variety of animal life.
Wildlife that we commonly see on this trip are prides of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeest, cape buffalo, gazelles, impalas, wild dogs, warthogs, baboons, incredible birdlife, and dozens of other species! Our local guides are experts at finding wildlife and teaching natural history.
African Wildlife Safari & Optional Kilimanjaro Ascent
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1 KILI/SAFARI ARRIVALS Arrive in Arusha, transfer to the Arumeru River Lodge for a welcome dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 A day to explore the interesting city of Arusha or relax near the hotel pool. Optional game drives in nearby Arusha National Park.
DAY 3 Transfer to the town of Londorossi to meet our guides and porters and begin trekking! We’ll enter the Kilimanjaro National Park Gates for a lovely hike through the lush rainforest to Shira 1 Camp. 4-5 hours hiking.
DAY 4 Enjoy a new type of vegetation and volcanic rock during our hike to Shira Camp. 5-6 hours hiking.
DAY 5 Ascend out of Shira Camp and "Kili" will be right in front of us throughout the hike until we reach Barranco Camp. 6-7 hours hiking.
DAY 6 Wake up to hot tea and breakfast and make our ascent on the steep Barranco Wall, fondly called "The Breakfast Climb.” Expansive views abound until we reach Karanga Camp. 4-6 hours hiking.
DAY 7 After climbing out of the Karanga Valley, the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Camp, our highest camp yet, at 15500 feet. 3-4 hours hiking.
DAY 8 Rise and shine at 11:30 pm! We begin hiking by starlight, the porters always reminding us to go "polee-polee" (slowly, slowly!), until we reach Uhuru Peak, (Freedom Peak) at 5895 meters / 19,340 feet, the highest point on the continent of Africa! We’ll then make our way back down to Mweka Camp. 11-15 hours hiking.
DAY 9, SAFARI ONLY ARRIVALS Hike through the rainforest and arrive in the village of Mweka where there are plenty of wood curios, batiks, and souvenirs along with a celebratory lunch. 4-5 hours hiking. Return to the Arumeru River Lodge.
DAY 10 After breakfast, we leave for Tarangire National Park - famous for its high concentration of elephant herds and tree climbing pythons. Overnight at Kikoti Camp.
DAY 11 Early morning game drive in Tarangire and then it's off to Ngorongoro National Park. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Farm House.
DAY 12 Game drive exploring the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Farm House.
DAY 13 Early morning drive to the renowned Serengeti National Park with game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
DAY 14 A full day to explore Serengeti National Park and see the abundance of wildlife by vehicle or walking safari. Overnight at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
DAY 15 Morning flight to Arusha. Day use rooms reserved for resting and preparing for the journey home. If time allows we will visit the Karatu Regional Hospital to glimpse the life of Tanzanian medical professionals. Last minute shopping and a visit to the reptile farm are also possible.
African Wildlife Safari
and optional Kilimanjaro Ascent
Safari / Optional Kilimanjaro climb combo: $7,350 (plus $850 park fees)
Safari Trip Cost: $4,325 (plus $420 park fees)
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy. Note: 2022 prices are $200 higher than the listed 2021 prices.
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"I had a great time on the Africa Safari / Kilimanjaro CME trip and it was soooo worth it!!!! ...all the guides and crew were superb!! It was an awesome trip!! I've been an international rafting guide, so I know the complexities of international travel. The lead guide handled it all smoothly, efficiently and made it look easy. At no time did we ever feel stress or insecure or uncertain regarding trip logistics. That is an awesome job by an international crew to make such an involved itinerary feel so smooth to the clients. Extremely well managed!!! You have done a good job establishing relationships in Tanzania. You have quality people on all levels, excellent equipment and quality local operators. Again, exceptional job by all involved!"
John Brandon, PA-C Eugene, Oregon
"The entire experience from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti was all fabulous! Well - planned and implemented for a safe and memorable ascent of Kilimanjaro. The staff was wonderful and always helpful and concerned about our safety and comfort. The safari had fabulous meals and accommodations. The camaraderie and friendships created a tight bond in our group. Thanks for a fantastic experience."
Kimberly Moser, RN Taylor Mill, KY
It's a must do trip. Bio Bio does an amazing trip, I love the lodges picked by you all. They are really good.
Taher Lashkeri, MD
"To look back and imagine being high above the clouds that we climbed to reach is such a gift. ....wonderful trip leader ...his knowledge, encouragement and professionalism were outstanding. I always felt safe, happy, and challenged at the same time. Thank you."
Mary Mason, MD
"The Africa Safari was amazing. We felt so fortunate to be in the best of hands-everything ran like clockwork. This was the best trip Ive ever taken."
Laura Besette, MD - Southborough, Mass Internal Medicine
Faculty for the African Wildlife Safari
Wilderness Medicine CME
James Juarez, M.D., DipPH: Emergency Physician in Medford, Oregon. Studied International Public health, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Leads various international trips for humanitarian, educational and business investment teams.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.