Kenya Tour Announced
Dear Orchid Friends,
Jambo!* We’re going to Kenya in October, 2018, and I am absolutely thrilled to announce this tour. The Kenya Orchid Society wants to bring American Orchid Society (AOS) judging to their annual show, and I’ve already told them that I will bring judges and orchid folks with me. I hope you’ll join this amazing tour to be part of it! This will be the first time AOS has conducted judging in East Africa. Complete itinerary details are posted on our “tour” page.
We’ll fly from Miami to Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital, and spend four nights there. Our activities include the orchid show, the show’s opening party, and a fabulous barbecue at the home of one of the KOS’s members.
Our African adventure really begins when we depart Nairobi. We’ll travel overland through the scenic East Africa landscape to an incredible lodge in the heart of the Maasai Mara Reserve. The “Mara”, as it’s known locally, is home to some of Kenya’s best wildlife viewing, and we will stay in a very African safari “tent camp”. It’s a luxury property, your tent has permanent floors and indoor plumbing, and an amazing view of the grounds where wildlife abounds. You’ll enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives, too, to see the animals and birds at close range, and we’ll visit a Maasai village as well. The Mara is also the location of the region’s annual wildebeest and zebra migrations.
But it gets better! From the Mara, we’ll fly to famed Amboseli National Park, at the feet of Mt. Kilimanjaro! We have another fabulous lodge there with daily game drives to see the park’s large herds of elephants, and lots more.
From there, we’ll head back to Nairobi and spend another night before we leave for home. You’ll visit Nairobi’s famed Giraffe Centre, home of incredible conservation efforts to protect and save the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe, and the Karen Blixen Museum.
Please look over the detailed itinerary, and send your reservation soon. Space on this tour will be strictly limited and we must have your deposit right away in order to hold your place. Interest in this tour is very high, and we expect it to fill quickly, so please don’t wait! Note the deadline for reservations, please.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon, and to sharing this incredible adventure with you.
* Swahili for “hello!”