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Kenya Safari: Sept 30 – Oct 11, 2023

Safari Mystique Under African Skies

September 30 – October 11, 2023

Plan a trip you’ll remember forever. For your safari, discover spectacular national parks and conservation areas that manifest the great diversity of wildlife and habitat found in Kenya.

Join us for a very special Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th to learn more about this upcoming trip presented by Stacey Johnson, Executive Director, Roger Williams Park Zoo. Stacey will share information on the trip based on his past African safari experiences. Stacey’s love of nature and all wildlife has taken him far and wide, from field research in the Yucatan to Kenya and Patagonia.

Light snacks and refreshments will be offered. Have questions, but cannot attend in person, there will also be a virtual option to join, please RSVP below!

Register for Safari Info Night

Safari Highlights

Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts the highest density of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Maasai Mara.  Over 90,000 acres provide sanctuary to the endangered black rhino, utilizing the latest technology in monitoring and tracking while smart fencing allows migratory species to roam freely.  Protected species include black rhino, chimpanzee, African wild dog, leopard, cheetah, lion, elephant, hippo, Grevy’s zebra, and Jackson’s hartebeest.

Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is one of the most biodiverse regions in Africa and a sanctuary for Kenya’s largest population of wild rhino, Rothschild’s giraffe, hippo, bushbuck, leopard, and nearly 450 bird species.

Maasai Mara National Reserve may undoubtedly be the most iconic wildlife destination in the world, the Maasai Mara flows openly to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to form the Serengeti or ‘Endless Plain’ in the language of the Maasai people. Covering nearly 12,000 square miles of an unobstructed conservation area, it hosts the largest land migration in the world. More than 2 million wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and Cape buffalo make a circular trek following the life-giving rains that bring mineral-rich grasses.

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Questions? Please reach out to Tempie Thomson, director of development, at

Meet Your Zoo Host: Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson has over 35 years of professional Zoo experience. Beginning as a zookeeper in 1987, he quickly advanced to education curator, then animal curator, Director of Conservation Science Programs, and now Executive Director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo.  He is active in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and presently serves on the Accreditation Commission and Government Affairs Committee.  Stacey is also the Jaguar Species Survival Plan Coordinator, Studbook Keeper, and past Chair of the Animal Population Management Committee and the Bear Taxon Advisory Group.

Stacey’s love of nature and all wildlife has taken him far and wide, from field research in the Yucatan to Kenya and Patagonia where he shared his passion with zoo travelers. His vision for the 21st Century Zoo is to be a treasured community asset offering wholesome, fun experiences while guiding public opinion toward active coexistence with nature.

Stacey lives in Southern Massachusetts with his wife Chantel, teenager Charlie, and his many animal friends.  He is active in the church choir, and enjoys sailing, running, and reading.

Meet Your Naturalist Guide: Albert Mitcho Karisa

Your Professional Naturalist, Albert Mitcho Karisa is one of the best and most experienced guides leading tours in East Africa. Always ready to pass on his knowledge in combination with a vibrant sense of humor. people comment that “Albert makes learning about the animals, environment, and culture an especially fun experience.”

A native of Rwanda, he has led trips to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Congo, Morocco, and France. His birding abilities are unequaled and his expertise in photography will help you get that perfect picture. His unbounded energy stems from his long-distance running, and his interests include herbal medicine and the cultures of Africa. Albert’s passionate nature and buoyant personality make him the perfect ambassador for Africa.

Your Adventure Cost
Cost: Per Person,

Based on Double Occupancy

Main Program

Based on 14 travelers

Post-Extension to Tsavo West & Amboseli

Based on 10 travelers

Land only $8,995 per person $2,895 per person
Single Room Supplement* $1,995 per person, additional $695 per person, additional
Airfare Contact Classic Escapes if you require assistance.
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