Hosted Trip P h o t o g r a p h i c S a fa r i i n East Africa
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure July 25 - August 8, 2021 15 Days / 14 Nights
Featuring Kenya and Tanzania
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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Frontiers Hosted Group Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler,
With hosted group departures, we take it a step further. Frontiers not only customizes your journey, we are right there with you every step of the way. Hosted trip participants receive the same level of detail in their pretrip documents and final itineraries as all clients. Plus, you receive first-hand knowledge from years of our time spent in the field. Your hosts are there to answer questions about where to go for dinner and the best places to shop, as well as suggest the best time of day to capture the perfect photograph. You will explore the world with like-minded travelers and create memories that turn into stories for generations to come. Frontiers is excited to extend a special invitation for you to join Barry and Cathy Beck on an exclusive hosted departure in East Africa, July 25 – August 8, 2021. This photographic safari encompassing Kenya and Tanzania is a Beck favorite and will provide a superb combination of incredible game viewing and safari camps in East Africa. Over the past 20 years, the Becks have hosted numerous safaris to Africa. We have custom-crafted this departure to include four of the best appointed camps in East Africa – Kenya’s Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp, Tanzania’s Serengeti Under Canvas, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, and concluding the trip is the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, one of the most architecturally spectacular safari properties in Africa. Each location provides a distinctive, contrasting African experience and provides insight into the unique flora and fauna found in these regions. Limited to just 12 guests based on double accommodations, Frontiers anticipates this trip will fill quickly. Come join Barry and Cathy Beck on this amazing adventure! Sincerely,
Kathy Schulz Africa Department Manager
About Barry & Cathy Beck
Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise. Their books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition, and Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.
Our Clients Say It Best “Barry and Cathy Beck, our co-hosts, made this trip even more exceptional with their ability to organize and ensure that every detail was handled exceptionally well!! Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations. Never dreamed in a million years how we would feel that this was The Trip of a Lifetime! Never did we dream we would be so close to all the amazing animals.” - D.S., Akron, OH
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Treehouse Suite
“If I had to rate it from 1 to 100, I would rate it 100. Cathy and Barry Beck were wonderful. They knew everything you needed to know to make the trip memorable. The trip was way more than I expected. Thank you!” - D. H., Indianapolis, IN. “We had a great time. Cathy and Barry made the trip perfect! Their expertise made a great trip Grand!!” - W.S., Castle Rock, CO
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Treehouse Suite
Kichwa Tembo - Superior Tent
Sunday, July 25
Upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, please proceed through Kenya Customs and Immigration Services. Our local representative will meet you in the Arrivals Hall and transfer you by road to Ole Sereni Hotel. Please note, Kenya requires U.S. Citizens to have a visa for entry, which you may obtain in advance or upon arrival. Accommodation: Ole Sereni Hotel - Deluxe Room Inclusions: Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Monday, July 26
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for the Air Kenya flight departing at 10:30 a.m. to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip. Upon arrival at Kichwa Tembo Airstrip at 11:10 a.m., a representative will meet you and transfer you to camp. Accommodation: andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp - Superior View Tented Room Inclusions: Accommodation on a Full Board Basis inclusive of three meals daily, teas and coffees, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers (premium imported beverages excluded), two scheduled game drives per day, airstrip transfers, and laundry service.
Tuesday July 27 - Thursday, July 29
Enjoy three full days of game viewing in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Covering an area of 858 square miles, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, and cheetah along with the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino find retreat in dense thickets, and pods of hippo and large crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The Mara is also home to over 450 bird species. A hot air balloon safari is optional for the morning of July 28 at $515 per person.
Friday, July 30
Today, you will be transferred to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip for the Air Kenya flight departing at 8:45 a.m. to Migori Airstrip. Upon arrival at Migori Airstrip at 9:30 a.m., you will be met and driven across the border to Tarime Airstrip (approximately 1.5hour drive), where you will clear Tanzania Customs and Immigration Services in time for the Coastal Aviation flight departing at 11:30 a.m. to Kogatende Airstrip. Please note Tanzania requires U.S. Citizens to have a visa for entry, which you may obtain in advance or upon arrival. Upon arrival at Kogatende Airstrip at 12 p.m., a representative from Serengeti Under Canvas will greet you and transfer you to camp. Accommodation: andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas - Bedouin Style Tented Room Inclusions: Accommodation on a Full Board Basis inclusive of three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (premium imported beverages excluded), scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, and laundry service.
Saturday, July 31 - Monday, August 2
Enjoy three full days of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Famed for its vast treeless grasslands and excellent wildlife sightings, the endless open plains of Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti National Park boast 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. The annual movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across East Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. Over two million animals participate in this Great Migration, with some 200,000 zebra ahead of and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle behind the main players – one and a half million wildebeest. The wildebeest spend the wet season on the south eastern Tanzanian plains and the Serengeti’s dry season on the plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara. The andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps follow the Great Migration, bringing you as close as possible to all the action.
Tuesday, August 3
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kogatende Airstrip for the Coastal Aviation flight departing at 9:25 a.m. to Manyara Airstrip. Upon arrival at Manyara Airstrip at 11:25 a.m., you will be met and transferred to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (drive time is approximately 3.5 hours and can also be a game drive). Accommodation: andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Treehouse Inclusions: Accommodation on a Full Board Basis inclusive of three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffee (premium imported beverages excluded), scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, and laundry service.
Wednesday, August 4
Enjoy a game drive today in Lake Manyara National Park and then a game drive this evening to observe nocturnal wildlife.
Thursday, August 5
After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Manyara via a scenic game drive (game drive is approximately 3.5 hours). Upon arrival at Manyara, switch vehicles and continue on with the road transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (drive time is approximately 1.5 hours). Accommodation: andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Suite
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Suite
Inclusions: Accomodation on a Full Board Basis inclusive of three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffee (premium imported beverages excluded), refreshments on game drives, and laundry service.
Friday, August 6
Depart at first light on a game drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon conclusion of the morning game drive, you will be treated to a delicious lunch, prepared by expert chefs. Complete with elegant chair covers, white tablecloth, crystal glasses and red long stemmed roses, a team of butlers is also on hand to offer world-class service. A grand dining table will be set up in a scenic spot within a striking fever tree forest.
Saturday, August 7
At the appropriate time today, you will be met at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and transferred to Manyara Airstrip (drive time is approximately 1.5 hours) where you will depart at 11:50 a.m. on the Regional Air flight to Nairobiâ€™s Wilson Airport. Upon arrival at Nairobi Wilson Airport at 3:20 p.m., you will be met and transferred to Ole Sereni Hotel, located near the international airport. Accommodation: Ole Sereni Hotel - Deluxe Room Inclusions: Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Sunday, August 8
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and assisted to check-in for your international flight back home (we can reserve a dayroom on your behalf at an additional cost).
Serengeti Under Canvas
$22,735 per person based on double occupancy Single supplement fee: $13,550 per person. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Mara: $515 per person (July 28) *Rates based on a group of 12 guests and subject to currency fluctuation and change for 2021. Deposit: A $5,000 per person deposit will be due to secure a reservation; a second deposit of $5,000 per person will be due March 27, 2020; balance due March 31, 2021. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless client replacement can be found. Travel Insurance is highly recommended. All costs are based on a minimum group size of 12 participants; should the group fall below 12, a small group supplement may apply. General Inclusions: • All accommodations based on double occupancy • Meals, drinks, and laundry service as specified in itinerary – drink inclusions and laundry may differ between camp/ lodges • Flights as specified in the itinerary • Domestic departure tax; fuel and safety levies from airports and airstrips unless otherwise stipulated • Scheduled transfers as specified in the itinerary • Scheduled sightseeing and excursions as specified in the itinerary • Shared/scheduled game viewing activities as specified in the itinerary • National park and concession fees • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance • Frontiers travel wallet General Exclusions: • Premium brand drinks, champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars, and cigarettes • Dayroom accommodations on August 8 • Gratuities and any items of a personal nature • Kenya and Tanzania visa fees • Hot Air Balloon Safari • Travel insurance • International and commercial flights • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control • International Airport Departure Taxes (applicable at manned airports only) which is to be paid in U.S. Dollar cash on departure, unless included in your air ticket cost. As you will be traveling in vehicles and aircraft with limited space, luggage must be packed in a soft bag weighing a maximum of 15 kilograms (33 pounds) which includes hand luggage. Refund/Cancellation Policy: Upon confirmation and acceptance of the proposed itinerary, cancellations received 120 days or more prior to departure will be subject to a 30% penalty unless specifically indicated in the itinerary. Cancellations received 119 days – 91 days prior to departure will forfeit 40% of the tour cost; 90 days – 60 days prior to departure will forfeit 50% of the tour cost; less than 60 days prior to departure will forfeit 100% of the tour cost.
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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2020. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.
Join Barry and Cathy Beck for an exclusive photographic safari in East Africa from July 25 – August 8, 2021.