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A World Class Wildlife Safari Combined with Optional Epic Climb of Kilimanjaro!

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Climbers from Wilderness and Travel Medicine group celebrate after reaching summit of Kilimanjaro!

African Wildlife Safari and Optional
Guided Kilimanjaro Ascent
Wilderness Medicine CME Conference

October 1 - 15, 2017
October 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 Kilimanjaro

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.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 this!)
  • 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 people!


ITINERARY SNAPSHOT
Kilimanjaro: The Modified Shira Route
East African Safari: Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and The Serengeti
The order of activities may be altered slightly due to lodging availability.

Wilderness MedicineDay 1 Kili/Safari Arrivals
Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to the Arumeru River Lodge for dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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. (B+L+D)

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)

Day 10
After 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. (B+L+D)

Day 11
Early morning game drive in Tarangire and then it's off to Ngorongoro National Park. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Farm House. (B+L+D).

Day 12
Game drive to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Farm House. (B+L+D)

Day 13
Early morning drive to the amazing Serengeti National Park with game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (B+L+D)

Day 14
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)

Day 15
Morning flight 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 hotels.)

For detailed itinerary or to register please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238

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Trip Costs:

Safari / Optional Kilimanjaro climb combo: $6,950*
(park fees not included)
Safari Trip Cost: $4,125*
(park fees not included)
Additional CME Cost: $695
(Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

*per person, based on double occupancy



Slideshow: Climb Kilimanjaro and Safari with Wilderness MedicineSlideshow: Climb Kilimanjaro and Safari with Wilderness Medicine
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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:

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"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 involved!"
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."
Rudy Oclaray
Pasadena, CA


"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 itinerary!"
Randi Wagner, MD
Family Practice


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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 wilderness medicine."
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."
Thanks,
Kristin


"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
Dallas, Texas


Wilderness Medicine"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


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Faculty:

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 Wilderness Medicine

"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."
George 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."
Cynthia Payne, M.D., Radiology Raleigh, NC



COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • 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 Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Wild Animal Attacks
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations

CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

"This 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.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.