HELENA, Ala., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nature enthusiasts can explore the storied Serengeti under the guidance of renowned TV personality and conservationist Jeff Corwin on two Tanzania safaris with International Expeditions departing September 7 and 10, 2016. These safaris are part of IE's Master Leaders Series.
With degrees in biology, anthropology, wildlife and fisheries conservation and an honorary doctorate in public education, Jeff Corwin is best known as host of the multi Emmy award–winning TV series Ocean Mysteries on ABC and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin Experience, as well as his work for the conservation of endangered species, natural resources, and ecosystems around the globe. Corwin will meet the groups in the northern Serengeti, where he is slated to lead two enriching lectures and accompany game drives. Additionally, Corwin will join guests for meals during the journey to create a variety of opportunities for one-on-one interactions. Corwin shared more on why he loves hands-on experiences in nature during a recent interview on IEtravel.com.
"Jeff has been sharing the importance of protecting wildlife since his first Disney show 20 years ago," said Kristy Hill, Master Series Program Director for IE. "We're thrilled to offer travelers an opportunity to experience Africa while being inspired by Jeff's rich depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the region!"
During the 13-day Tanzania safaris, travelers explore premier wildlife areas, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and two areas of the Serengeti. Along with observing thundering herds, colorful birdlife and the famed "Big Five" — rhino, lion, Cape buffalo, elephant and leopard, guests may have a chance to view Africa's lesser-known "Little Five" — rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise and ant lion. In addition to daily game drives, guests can enjoy lavish picnics set on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, starlit bush dinners, and even window seats for everyone in the 4x4 Land Cruises so that every drive is a chance to spot more wildlife. Highlighting the safari accommodations are an array of comfortable, boutique safari lodges along with Serengeti Migration Camp — one of Travel + Leisure magazine's "Top 10 Hotels in the World."
Known for its focus on environmental education, International Expeditions' safaris will also be accompanied by native naturalists who provide lectures and field interpretation during immersive daily excursions throughout Tanzania.
Also hosting Master Leaders Series tours in 2016 are celebrity wildlife advocates Joan Embery and Ron Magill; journalist, National Geographic editor and sustainability consultant Jonathan Tourtellot; and Alan Lieberman, a research fellow with the San Diego Zoo.
For additional information on the Master Leaders Series or other International Expeditions small-group tours, visit www.IEtravel.com or call 800-633-4734.
About International Expeditions
Celebrating 36 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-group journeys to Earth's most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits. International Expeditions has been named to Travel + Leisure's list of "World's Best" tour operators & safari outfitters seven times and to National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine's list of "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth."
About the TUI Adventure Division
The TUI Adventure Division offers experienced-based expeditions for active travelers. In addition to International Expeditions, the division includes Quark Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions; European adventure specialists Exodus Travels, Headwater, World Challenge, Sawadeee, Trek America and Grand American Adventures; as well as US-based destination management company American Adventures. From reaching the top of Kilimanjaro and canoeing on the Zambezi, to tiger cub sightings and breaking ice en-route to the North Pole, the TUI Adventure Division offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.
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Source: International Expeditions