Join former MEDA staff member Marlin Hershey and his wife Barb for an introduction to some of the peoples, landscapes, and wildlife of Tanzania. Interact with Tanzanians at a local church and during visits to some NGOs. See incredible African animals on game drives.
See intriguing animals. Enjoy dinner in the Outback and see more stars than you thought possible. Observe an incredible array of sea life as you tour the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the Australian Aboriginals and visit one of their most sacred and beautiful natural sights—the giant Uluru rock formation. Visit world famous sites in the cities of Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney. You won’t be disappointed by this action-packed trip of a lifetime! Optional extension to New Zealand available.
Experience the rural and urban beauty all across New Zealand without the tedium of long coach rides and changing hotels each night. Learn about the indigenous Maori people as well as the history of the settlers. Daily excursions suit a variety of activity levels and interests—from nature, history, and wine to animals, architecture, and the local foodie scene. Can be paired with the Australian Adventure tour.
Spend two days on escorted game drives where we hope to see Africa’s Big 5 and learn about animal conservation. Drive along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, a coastal corridor along the southern coast lined with incredible views. Then spend seven days travelling in and around Cape Town. Tour Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. See one of Africa’s only two remaining colonies of penguins. Enjoy a cable car trip up Table Mountain and a visit to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, and more.
Single supplement fee WAIVED as space allows on ship!
Expect stunning northern scenery, rare wildlife encounters, and a chance to learn about historic adventurers as well as the indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with this harsh but beautiful Arctic environment for thousands of years and still call it home.