Guided by Jim Heck
August 15 – 23, 2023
This page details the Tanzania tour. The Tanzanian extension features its great sand rivers. These are exactly as named – rivers of sand, but with actual flowing water underneath! This draws a huge number of elephant and other big game, concentrating game viewing and providing numerous opportunities for dramatic encounters. The Selous (now renamed Nyerere National Park) is defined by the great always flowing Rufiji River and its wildlife is packed along its tropical embankments!
If you visit Amboseli and Kenya along with Tanzania you will visit five ecosystems. The difference between these five ecosystems is one of the reasons East Africa thrills so many visitors. It seems like every day is surprisingly different and exciting!
And remember that guided by Africa’s legendary Jim Heck, you’ll be introduced to a lot more than just East Africa’s animals. Early man, contemporary politics and fascinating history are all on the agenda!
|Amboseli||August 1-4||$ 2,770||$ 3,440||$ 0|
|Kenya||August 4-15||$ 9,995||$ 11,990||$ 820|
|Tanzania||August 15-23||$ 6,890||$ 8,790||$ 1,585|
Jim’s been guiding safaris in Tanzania for nearly a half century. His experience and field knowledge is unmatched and his love of showing you this most amazing part of the world cannot be duplicated by anyone else. Join him on this certain trip of a lifetime!
About your guide . . . . JIM HECK
Few people know Africa as well as Jim Heck. For nearly a half century he has worked, lived and guided in Africa. His popular blog, Africa-Answerman, includes investigative journalism of some of Africa’s most critical news stories as well as anecdotes and features of daily African life. His award-winning novel, Chasm Gorge, will soon be followed by a second one, The World by Ole Kulit. His companies have organized safaris into Africa for more than 10,000 visitors including most of the country’s major zoos and conservation organizations. And in 2016 he became the first American to be named an honorary senior elder by Kenya’s Maasai tribe.Jim was the first westerner allowed to leave Addis after the Red Terror; had canoes overturned among crocs and hippos on the Zambezi; been charged by an elephant that he hit with a plate of waldorf salad; lost in the jungles of Cameroun; marooned in the Ituri Forest and rescued by Rhodesian sanction busters; and was among the few outsiders to travel through Uganda during the time of Idi Amin. Jim has never lost a client or fired a gun.