Pilates & Nia Safari: Feburary 19-28, 2011

Welcome to the Ujuzi African Travel blog!  The upcoming trip that the blog will be featuring is the Pilates & Nia Safari to Tanzania, Feburary 19-28, 2011.  Mona Melms will be leading the group exercise instruction, amidst game drives and visits to local tribes.  What an experience!  A group of 7 will be embarking on this trip – a first of its kind in Tanzania!

The purpose of the blog is to share this amazing experience with friends and family of the trip participants and for anyone interested in figuring out – just what is a pilates & nia safari!

Mona or I will attempt to post every day, with the exception of when we are in the bush at Exclusive Mobile Camp, which is February 22 & 23.  Also check out the “Photos” in the upper right hand column.  It will take you to a web album with A LOT more pictures that I will add as the trip progresses!

Our next post will be on February 20th, when everyone arrives at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.  The group arrives at 9:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. CST).  We will head to Kia Lodge – only about 10 minutes away from the airport for our overnight.  The next morning we will be up EARLY for a pilates mat session around the Kia pool!

We’ll then have breakfast and depart for Ngorongoro crater, a large volcanic caldera that is 2,000 ft deep and 100 sq. miles.  A population of approximately 25,000 large animals lives in the crater, including black rhinoceros, hippos, wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, ostriches, cape buffalo, and lions.  It is quite a site to see!