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The Great Rift Valley Annular Eclipse and Kenya Safari

Astronomy magazine and MWT Associates, Inc., invite you to observe the January 15, 2010, annular eclipse from the cradle of civilization with Editor David J. Eicher.
© Dennis Mammana / dennismammana.com
© Dennis Mammana / dennismammana.com
The Great Rift Valley, which runs through Kenya, is considered by some to be the cradle of civilization and is justifiably one of the world's best organized safari destinations in Africa. Travelers on this trip will see a large variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes. The region offers 1,200 species of birds, including a million or more flamingos standing in a shimmering pink mass at Lake Nakuru, where the annularity will last for an incredible 8 minutes on January 15, 2010.

The safari includes:
  • Astronomical enrichment program and stargazing with Astronomy magazine Editor David J. Eicher and author Dennis Mammana
  • First Class Lodge accommodations
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Daily game-viewing at all safari destinations
  • Nairobi sightseeing
  • Professional driver/guides, all experts in the wildlife and culture
  • Roundtrip economy airfare from selected USA gateways
  • Internal airfare in Kenya
  • Airport transfers in Africa
Video preview of the safari
For more information
Contact:
MWT Associates, Inc.
1.877.707.7827
E-mail: tours@melitatrips.com
Web site: www.melitatrips.com
Astronomy magazine Editor David J. Eicher and readers traveled to Kenya to observe the January 15, 2010, annular eclipse. Below are some video highlights of the trip.
Lions hunting on the Masai Mara in Kenya
Giraffes on the Masai Mara
Lions on the Masai Mara
Hyenas on the Masai Mara
Eclipse day on Lion Hill near Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Elephants on the Masai Mara
Baboons on the Masai Mara
A cheetah and its cub devour a Thomson's Gazelle
After the cheetah dines, vultures quickly move in
A male lion on the Masai Mara
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