Tanzania Migration Safari to Benefit the Foundation for African Medicine and Education
STOWE, Vermont—Award-winning adventure tour operator Boundless Journeys is offering a special charity event during its December 20-29, 2010 Tanzania Migration Safari trip to benefit the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME). FAME is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Dr. Frank Artress, an American physician, and his wife, Susan Gustafson, an educational psychologist, after a climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro took a bad turn. This life-altering experience led them to relocate to Tanzania and dedicate their expertise to helping bring adequate medical care to an area where it is sorely lacking.
The East African country of Tanzania has long been known as a world-class wildlife safari destination. But it is also a region of extreme poverty, where the per capita income averages less than $1 a day. There is less than one physician for every 25,000 people. As Karen Cleary, Africa Destination Manager for Boundless Journeys notes, “It is part of Boundless Journeys’ mission to plan an annual charity trip, as one aspect of our commitment to sustainable tourism. FAME is a young organization with an admirable goal, and we have an opportunity to truly make a difference for them with this trip.”
Along with a wildlife safari including deluxe mobile camping in Serengeti National Park, an exploration of Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater, and a stay at the renowned Kusini Camp, Boundless Journeys guests who participate in the December 20-29, 2010 Tanzania Migration Safari will have the opportunity to:
- Tour the FAME clinic, meeting patients and staff, and seeing where the funds to be donated will be put to use;
- Spend an evening with FAME founders Frank Artress and Susan Gustafson hearing about what led them to Tanzania and what more can be done to help;
- Present a portion of the proceeds of the trip to FAME to help fund operational expenses.
Reservations are currently being taken for Boundless Journeys’ Tanzania Migration Safari charity event. The December 20-29, 2010 trip costs $6695 per person (not including international airfare), plus national park fees of $600, internal airfare of $275, and a December holiday supplement of $550 per person. For a detailed itinerary or to make a reservation, call 1-800-941-8010, visit www.boundlessjourneys.com, or e-mail [email protected]