World Class Wildlife Safari Combined with Optional Epic
Climb of Kilimanjaro!
Climbers from Wilderness and
Travel Medicine group celebrate after
reaching summit of Kilimanjaro!
African Wildlife Safari
October 1 - 15, 2017
Guided Kilimanjaro Ascent
Wilderness Medicine CME Conference
15 - 29, 2017
Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
The Africa Wildlife Wilderness Medicine conference is a
once-in-a-lifetime adventure! It combines a classic,
wildlife-rich safari with an optional epic climb of
We will explore some of the world's most scenic and
remarkable wildlife treasures, including the famed
Serengeti, the incomparable
Ngorongoro Crater, and wildlife - rich
Tarangire National Park. The landscapes are spectacular
in beauty and incomparable in animal life.
Wildlife that we commonly see on this trip are
prides of lions, leopard, cheetah, elephants, hyenas,
hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeest, cape buffalo,
gazelle, impalas, wild dogs, warthogs, baboons,
incredible birdlife, and dozens of other species! Our
local guides are experts at finding the wildlife and
teaching natural history.
The indigenous people in this region are the legendary
Maasai. The Maasai are colorful, warm, and friendly.
They live in close harmony with the land. We will enjoy
opportunities for genuine cultural interactions with
these wonderful people!
The Wilderness Medicine educational lectures take place
each evening at comfortable and charming lodges
where we stay during the wildlife safari.
- Climb Kilimanjaro - (guided) following one of
the most scenic routes on the mountain, made famous
by the recent IMAX film
Porters carry your gear!
- Enjoy a classic safari in some of the world's
premiere wildlife refuges!
- Visit famed Serengeti - Africa's premier
wildlife reserve (it doesn't get much better than
- Visit incomparable Ngorongoro Crater - one of
the world's most beautiful natural wonders!
- Visit Tarangire - graced by the unique beauty of
its baobab woodlands and the fantastic
concentrations of game!
- Enjoy fantastic opportunities for genuine
cultural interactions with the wonderful Maasai
Kilimanjaro: The Modified Shira
East African Safari: Tarangire
National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and The
The order of activities may be
altered slightly due to lodging
1 Kili/Safari Arrivals
arrival at the airport, transfer to the
Arumeru River Lodge for dinner and
A day to
recover from your long flight, enjoy the
interesting city of Arusha and lounge by the
pool of the hotel. Optional game drives in
nearby Arusha Natl. Park. (B+D)
Day 1 of
trekking - the gate to Shire 1 Camp: We
drive to the town of Londorossi where the
porters are waiting. We then enter the gates
of Kilimanjaro National Park and begin
hiking through the lush rainforest. 4-5
hours hiking. (B+L+D)
Day 2 of
trekking - Shira 1 Camp to Shira Camp: The
day's trek begins with a steep hike out of
camp through a new type of vegetation and
volcanic rock. 5-6 hours hiking. (B+L+D)
Day 3 of
trekking - Shira Camp to Barranco Camp: We
ascend out of Shira Camp and "Kili" will be
right in front of us throughout the hike.
6-7 hours hiking. (B+L+D)
Day 4 of
trekking - Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Wake up to hot tea and breakfast and
immediately make our assault on the steep
Barranco Wall, fondly called "The Breakfast
Climb". 4-6 hours hiking. (B+L+D)
Day 5 of
trekking: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp: After
climbing out of the Karanga Valley, the
trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Camp,
our highest camp yet, at 15500 feet. 3- 4
hours hiking. (B+L+D)
Day 6 of
trekking: Barafu Camp to summit and back
down to Mweka Camp: Rise and shine at 11:30
pm! We begin climbing by starlight, the
porters always reminding us to go "polee-
polee" (slowly, slowly!), until we reach
Uhuru Peak, (Freedom Peak) at 5895 meters /
19,340 feet, the highest point on the
continent of Africa. 11-15 hours hiking.
Day 9, Safari Only Arrivals
Day 7 of trekking: Mweka Camp to Mweka
Village: Now we hike down the Mweka Trail
through the rainforest and arrive in the
village of Mweka where there are plenty of
wood curios, batiks, T-shirts, and souvenirs
for sale. 4-5 hours hiking. Return to the
Arumeru River Lodge. (B+L+D)
breakfast, we leave for Tarangire National
Park - a famous park for its high
concentration of elephant herds and tree
climbing pythons. Overnight at Kikoti Camp.
game drive in Tarangire and then it's off to
Ngorongoro National Park. Overnight at the
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Farm
Game drive to
the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight
at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro
Farm House. (B+L+D)
drive to the amazing Serengeti National Park
with game drive. Overnight at Serengeti
Serena Safari Lodge. (B+L+D)
A full day to
explore the magical Serengeti National Park
and see the abundance of wildlife by vehicle
or walking safari. Overnight at the
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.(B+L+D)
to Arusha. Day use rooms reserved for
resting and preparing for journey home. If
time allows we will visit the Karatu
Regional Hospital to glimpse the life of
Tanzanian medical professionals. Last minute
shopping and a visit to the reptile farm are
also possible. (B+L)
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner /
Beverages are not included with meals at
For detailed itinerary or to register please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238
Optional Kilimanjaro climb combo: $6,950*
(park fees not included)
Safari Trip Cost: $4,125*
Additional CME Cost: $695
(Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
person, based on double occupancy
The prolific wildlife of the incomparable Serengeti
Our 2012 Wilderness Medicine CME group enroute to the Summit of Kilimanjaro
What your colleagues are saying about the Wilderness and Travel experience
held in Africa:
"I had a great time on the Africa Safari / Kilimanjaro
CME trip and it was soooo worth it!!!!
...all the guides and crew were superb!! It was an
awesome trip!! I've been an international rafting guide,
so I know the complexities of international travel. The
lead guide handled it all smoothly, efficiently and made
it look easy. At no time did we ever feel stress or
insecure or uncertain regarding trip logistics. That is
an awesome job by an international crew to make such an
involved itinerary feel so smooth to the clients.
Extremely well managed!!! You have done a good job
establishing relationships in Tanzania. You have quality
people on all levels, excellent equipment and quality
local operators. Again, exceptional job by all
John Brandon, PA-C
Eugene , Oregon
"The entire experience from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti was all fabulous! Well - planned and implemented for a safe and memorable ascent of Kilimanjaro. The staff was wonderful and always helpful and concerned about our safety and comfort. The safari had fabulous meals and accommodations. The comraderie and friendships created a tight bond in our group. Thanks for a fantastic experience."
Kimberly Moser, RN
Taylor Mill, KY
"Wow! Exceptionally well- planned and organized. This has been a life changing experience."
"The Africa Safari CME was amazing. We felt so fortunate
to be in the best of hands-everything ran like
clockwork. This was the best trip I've ever taken."
Laura Besette, MD
Southborough, Mass Internal Medicine
"Phenomenal guide staff! Top notch! Everyone was eager
to make your experience a positive one. Faculty is
knowledgeable and easy to approach. You can't beat the
Randi Wagner, MD
Wilderness Medicine participants watching a lion stalk wildebeest from the deck of Tarangire River Lodge.
"My safety and well-being was not only important for me
but for keeping 12 people gainfully employed. At no time
did I feel that safety was an issue. I was wowed with
how well the expedition up and down the mountain was
run. The accommodations on Safari were amazingly
perfect. Bottom line-Because of what I observed as far
as care, safety, education, and entertainment I look
forward to doing another adventure with Bio Bio and
Peter F. Holmes M.S., M.D.
San Antonio, Texas
"I had a fabulous time on the Kili/safari CME trip, so
much so I am hoping to do another wilderness medicine
trip at some point. I also think the primary reason for
the success of the trip was the expertise and enthusiasm
of our guides... They were very reassuring, emphasized
safety, and were exceedingly patient with a group of
obsessive-compulsive doctors. I wanted to quickly shoot
you an email emphasizing what a wonderful time I had and
what high caliber guides you hired."
"I wanted to thank Wilderness Medicine for all your
assistance in your efforts to take care of our
expedition/vacation needs and my spectacular adventure
in Tanzania / Mt. Kilimanjaro- I truly had a blast! I
would like to send a formal commendation concerning both
of our expedition guides: Brett and Tate. They were
exceptional in providing us guidance, education,
security, assistance, and humor on this expedition; even
in our sleep-deprived conditions. I would strongly
recommend them to any other wilderness medicine
explorer/adventurer in the future. Thanks again for a
great time to my fellow expeditioners!"
El Pinzon, MD
"To look back and imagine being high above the clouds that we climbed to reach is such a gift. ....wonderful trip leader ...his knowledge, encouragement and professionalism were outstanding. I always felt safe, happy, and challenged at the same time. Thank you."
Mary Mason, MD Kilimanjaro CME Safari 2007
"The Africa Safari was amazing. We felt so fortunate to be in the best of hands-everything ran like clockwork. This was the best trip Ive ever taken."
Laura Besette, MD - Southborough, Mass Internal Medicine
For detailed itinerary or to register please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238
GENE ALLRED, MD:
Ashland, Oregon; Emergency Physician; whitewater guide for over 20
years; swiftwater rescue instructor; avid backpacker, canyoneering,
backcountry skier, scuba diver, sea kayaker. Has taught wilderness
medicine on six continents; Director of National Conference on
"Dr. Allred is a great speaker; personable; well-versed in the
subject ...adding personal anecdotes to make it a great experience
as well as addressing questions and comments."
Reimann, MD - NYC
"Dr. Allred's Wilderness Medicine course is excellent, well
planned and flawlessly executed... a wonderful course. It is both
interesting and practical for people who spend time outdoors."
Janet Fenwick, CRNA Los Angeles
"Dr. Allred is just outstanding... such a good speaker... warm,
gracious and inclusive of others. I might have graduated AOA from
med school if all the lecturers had been as good."
Payne, M.D., Radiology Raleigh, NC
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Snake Envenomation
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other
Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Wild Animal Attacks
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
activity has been planned and implemented in
accordance with the Essential Areas and
policies of the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education through the
joint providership of the Center for
Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness
and Travel Medicine. The Center for
Emergency Medical Education is accredited by
the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians."
The Center for
Emergency Medical Education designates this
live activity for a maximum of
16.50 AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM.
claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions.
Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for
any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.