June 2015 trip with John Burke
June 6. Meeting in Orenburg.
June 7. Orenburg - Magnitogorsk
June 8. Magnitogorsk - Chelyabinsk - Kurgan
June 9. Kurgan - Omsk
June 10. Omsk - Novosibirsk
June 11. Novosibirsk - Tomsk - Mariinsk
June 12. Mariinsk - Abakan
June 13. Abakan - across rolling grasslands to burial mounds and Khakas Stonehenge - Askiz (The Sovietsky Hotel with lots of artifacts of our glorious Soviet past)
June 14. Askiz - mountain pass - Kyzyl
June 15. Kyzyl - Abakan with a detour to Lenin's place of exile and a huge dam.
June 16. Abakan - Krasnoyarsk
July 2015 trip with Tony Childs and Robin Mutley.
July 6. Meeting in Moscow. 900 km
July 7. Moscow – Borodino (the 1812 Napoleon war major battlefield) – Staritsa (a nice monastery – the favorite retreat of one the most well-known and controversial Russian tsars Ivan the Terrible) – Lake Seliger (a nice monastery lo-cated on an island, site of Polish POW death camp, tasting smoked eels born in the Sargasso Sea) – overnight in Ostashkov. 580 km
July 8. Ostashkov – Volgoverkhovie (the source of the Volga River) – Staraya Russa (spa resort since 1828, tasting medicinal mineral water flo
November 3: Arrive Nairobi
Arrive in Kenya, transfer from the airport to the campsite in Karen, Nairobi. This evening we can have a casual welcome dinner to go over the trip plans.
Included meals: None
November 4: Nairobi
Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in the morning. After lunch head to Kibera to visit Amani Kibera’s projects including the library.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
November 5: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
After breakfast we depart on our safari adventure. Drive to the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Maasai Mara, Ke
Heading up to Kenya’s remote northwest corner, this trip to Lake Turkana really takes you off the beaten track. This unlikely lake in the middle of the desert sparkles in the sunshine and the annual Cultural Festival will be among the highlights of your Kenyan experience.
• Meet El Molo and Turkana communities and learn their traditional cultures
• The spectacular Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
• Incredible wildlife in Samburu National Reserve
26 May: Nairobi to Thomson’s Falls
From Nairobi we head north to Kenya’s central highlands. Tonight we camp at the colonial-er