African Entrepreneurial Retreat 2017

Overview

What is Expedology’s African Entrepreneurial Retreat?

Many entrepreneurs, businessmen and business owners work from the comfort of their home offices. While teambuilding still exists in the corporate world, there are not many outings or getaways where independent business owners can connect with like minds while checking off a bucket list item. Expedology’s African Entrepreneurial Retreat provides these entrepreneurs with a truly unique setting to network, connect with others and experience a once in a lifetime trip. An African Safari is consistently rated as a must do bucket list item. Relationships and friendships forged in unusual settings tend to connect participants even more, we have found that the African safari setting does just that.

Expedology Safaris has created an awesome retreat where you get to meet liked minded individuals in a truly unique setting. Many of you probably attend business conferences throughout the year. A common theme at many of these conferences was that entrepreneurs just love to travel. However, another common theme was that many of us travel alone and only to other conferences.

If any of you have an African Safari as one of your bucket list trips, then you do not want to miss out on this. We have put together a custom 7 day safari in Tanzania that will put you smack in the middle of the Serengeti, literally swimming with elephants.

On this 7 day African Safari Entrepreneurial Retreat, we will visit the world famous Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. We will see countless elephants, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes and impala. We will also see, of course, the awesome lion. If we are lucky we may even see a cheetah stalk its prey, or a pack of hyenas fighting over a meal.

We will be staying in rustic, large tented camps and traditional lodges. The tented camped will be situated right in the middle of where the action is. It is very common to get four legged visitors at night. We will be spending one afternoon and overnight at the Four Seasons which is a 5 star resort built right in the middle of the Serengeti.

How do I join your African Entrepreneurial Retreat?

Please visit this page to submit your application: http://www.expedology.com/retreat-application/

Do I need to be an entrepreneur to join this retreat?

No, you do not need to be an entrepreneur, but you would get the most value out of it if you are running a business or would like to start a business in the future.

What can you expect on this retreat?

  • First and foremost, you can expect a world class African safari.
  • You will stay overnight in a variety of accommodations from rustic tented camps located on cliffs, to five star hotels where you can swim next to elephants in the Serengeti.
  • You will meet like minded entrepreneurs and business owners, network and create long lasting relationships.

When is the next retreat?

Below is the schedule for our upcoming retreat.

Day Park Lodging
May 2017 Arrival Arumeru River Lodge
May 2017 Tarangire Tarangire Safari Lodge
May 2017 Ngorongoro Crater Olduvai Camp
May 2017 Serengeti Ronjo Tented Camp
May 2017 Serengeti Four Seasons
May 2017 Serengeti Grumeti Hills
May 2017 Serengeti Departure

Itinerary

Day Park Lodging
May 2017 Arrival Arumeru River Lodge
May 2017 Tarangire Tarangire Safari Lodge
May 2017 Ngorongoro Crater Olduvai Camp
May 2017 Serengeti Ronjo Tented Camp
May 2017 Serengeti Four Seasons
May 2017 Serengeti Grumeti Hills
May 2017 Serengeti Departure

DAY 1 – Arrival, Introductions and welcome meeting and dinner. Overnight at Arumeru River Lodge (dinner included).

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to Arumeru River Lodge in one of their 21 spacious garden rooms. Your safari may actually start early as there is abundant wildlife within the compound. Arumeru is a great introduction to Africa’s beautiful landscape, hospitality and wildlife. We will have a brief meeting and introductions in the late afternoon and then a welcome group dinner. We will get a good night’s sleep in preparation for our first safari day in the morning.

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DAY 2 – Tarangire National Park, overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge (all meals included).

After breakfast we will depart in our safari vehicles and head to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is known for its vast herds of elephants. It is a great introduction into a safari and we expect to see many animals at close range. After the game drive, we will stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge which is located inside the park. This lodge is situated on a cliff and allows for some magnifcent views of the plains below. We will stay in one of their round stone bungalows located just on the cliff’s edge. It is very common to have some four legged visitors overnight here.

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DAY 3 -Ngorongoro Crater and Convservation Area, overnight at Olduvai Tented Camp (all meals included).

Today we visit the world famous Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive. In this crater you will see the densest population of large animals in the world. We hope to see the very rare and endangered black rhino here. After spending the day in the crater, we will head out towards the Serengeti. Our lodge for this night is a truly magical place. Olduvai Tented Camp is located in an rock outcropping surrounded by vast plains. This will be our first night at a tented camp. Before dinner we do an optional short hike to watch the sunset over the plains. At night we can enjoy the campsite and look at the stars.

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DAY 4 – We head to the world famous Serengeti with a full day’s game drive. This vast expanse will be populated with hundreds of gazelles and wildebeest. We will also see lions, giraffes, elephants and hippos. We will spend the night at Ronjo Tented Camp. The primitive tented camp is located inside the Serengeti and it is very common to have wandering animals come by camp during the night.

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DAY 5 – Today we start with a morning game drive in the Serengeti. In the afternoon, we arrive at the Four Seasons Serengeti, a truly luxury resort, where we spend a full afternoon at the lodge. In the afternoon we enjoy break out sessions, free time and even taking a dip in the pool along side the Serengeti’s elephant families. Overnight at Four Seasons Serengeti.

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DAY 6 – Today we begin our final day in Serengeti. We will cover the central to western Serengeti during our drive. We will arrive at Grumeti Hills Tented Camp for our final night in the Serengeti. In the evening we will do a 1-2 hour night time game drive. Overnight at Grumeti Hills Tented Camp.

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DAY 7 – We wake early morning for a 2 hour walking safari before breakfast. We will then return to our lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we will head to a grassy airstrip where we will take a quick flight from Grumeti back to Arusha. We have lunch at Shanga Shanga and then are dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

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Dates & Prices

We currently have one scheduled retreat per year. Our Spring 2017 retreat is scheduled for May.

May, 6-13 2017

Price per person:
$4,499 USD (Not accepting any new bookings)

FAQ

What is the lodging like? Are we camping?

To ensure the best possible experience, we have hand chosen specific lodging which will enhance your safari experience. We have chosen traditional hotels, rustic tented camps and five star accommodations. All lodging includes a full bed mattress, running water, toilet and showers. So no, there is no camping in the sense that you are used to.

You will spend 3 nights in tented camps. The tented camps are the most primitive of accommodations, but their location will more than make up for them. With tented camps, you are staying inside the national parks with no fencing between you and the animals. But don’t worry, there are guards that patrol the area at night.

You will spend 2 nights in traditional hotel like lodging. One night will be at the Four Seasons, which is a 5 star resort located inside the Serengeti. The other night is at Arumeru River Lodge which is where you will stay the first night before we begin your safari.

You will spend 1 night in a stone bungalow, also located within a national park.

To be clear, you will get a twin or full sized bed each night. There will be running water, showers and toilets each night. Power is generally turned off after 10 pm and back on again at 6am.

Can I bring my wife/husband or significant other?

Sure, we realize that an African Safari is something to be experienced with love ones. Partners are always welcome and encouraged.

Can I bring my son/daughter?

As this is primarily a business based retreat, we do not recommend bringing children under the age of 18.

Can you arrange international flights?

At the moment, we do not arrange airfare for participants. However, we would be happy to help you select the proper flights.

How many people can join this safari retreat?

Our retreats are limited to 20 persons.

Is there wi-fi internet?

Wi-fi is available at most of our lodging. With the nights at tented camps, internet is not 100% reliable and tends to be slow and only capable for checking email. We recommend that you prepare to go 24-48 hours without email access.

Options

Single supplement room

Single rooms are available for those who do not want to share rooms. Single supplement pricing is an additional $959 per person.

Dietary Needs

We can accommodate a types of dietary needs or allergies without any additional costs.