Nature Explorer – These trips are designed to focus on the traveler who loves landscapes, nature, learning and travel.
Outdoor Adventurer – Travelers looking for a higher level of physical activity and adventure may find these trips more appealing.
Focused Specialty – When it comes to specialties, these may be the trips for you if you want to take amazing pictures of animals, plants, landscapes, or scenery; if adding species to your life list is a must; or if reeling in a big fish is something you have always wanted to do.
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Special Requests welcome
May 7-21, 2021
(This trip was postponed from May 2020. Four (4) slots have become available to join the group)
Situated on the eastern coast of Africa along the Indian Ocean, Tanzania has the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa. Nearly 30% of the country is within a national park! More than 1,100 species of birds, 650 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 454 species of mammals can be found in this biologically diverse country. We will focus our efforts in the Northern part of the country in Serengeti, Arusha and Tarangire National Parks and the Ngorongoro Crater. Seeing elephants, buffalo, rhino, hippo, crocodile, birds and more will be our objective as we fully immerse ourselves in a Tanzanian safari. This trip will not only be about wildlife, we will have opportunities to see and experience culture. There will be a visit to an Iraqw village, Maasai village and the Nainokanoka School.
Trip Type: Outdoor Adventurer
2021 Tanzania Safari (PDF Download)
ALASKA: GLACIER BAY & INSIDE PASSAGE
August 28–September 8, 2021
The ODC Network is happy to announce a new partnership with Hope College and their Global Travel Program. Hope and the ODC have a long tradition of partnering on a variety of education programs and research projects. The entities have further expanded their relationship by forming a partnership around global travel. The first joint adventure offered by the two organizations will be in August of 2021. Travis Williams, CEO of the ODC Network and Hope College graduate (class ’98) has led numerous private small group tours in Alaska and will be leading this adventure.
We will travel via a small cruising ship, immersing ourselves in the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay and the inside passage of Alaska. We will see barren mountain faces, glaciers and fjords of Glacier Bay and then venture into the moss-laden and rainforest-cloaked shores of the Icy Strait. Hundreds of miles of glacial fjords are there, waiting to be explored. On our exploration you may see Sitka deer or brown, black or glacier bears and we will keep our eyes peeled for wolves, moose, humpback whales, porpoises, sea otters and countless other land and marine mammals. We will learn about botany, geology, marine and terrestrial wildlife and also better understand the past and current climate science regarding the wilderness, its known effects and possible outcomes.
Each day you will kayak and hike in Glacier Bay National Park or the Tongass National Forest, two of Alaska’s wilderness gems. Not an experienced kayaker or hiker? Don’t worry! The crew and your guides are experienced at offering this trip to people of all abilities. Expect to hike in a temperate rainforest, explore beaches, kayak in coastal waters and experience native and local culture.
Trip Type: Outdoor Adventurer