Medical Conference (CME)/Safaris

Medical Conference (CME)/Safaris

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Enjoy the unique experience of attending quality CME classes while on a Northern Tanzania African safari. 

You’ll awaken every morning in the comfort of a high end African lodge followed by all day game drives.  Among the animals routinely seen are lions, cheetahs, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even a leopard!  Also abundant are smaller game and a multitude of birds.  It truly is a “birders” dream trip.  Each evening you’ll return to a lavish dinner then attend classes in amazing conference areas.  Imagine listening to a lecture on altitude sickness while perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater! 

We are also offering extension trips that include trekking Mt Kilimanjaro before the conference; an extended safari to the world famous Serengeti; or a beach holiday (Zanzibar) to rest and relax after the safari.

CME Itinerary

This conference is perfect for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, or other healthcare professionals who want to combine medical education with an unforgettable safari experience . We are tentatively planning for 18-22 hours of AMA approved Category 1 CME credits.

Our lectures are prepared and taught by Steven Kobrine, MD. Dr. Kobrine is a board certified family medicine physician who practices in Montana. Dr. Kobrine is also a professional photographer and has photographed wildlife around the world and traveled extensively through Africa on safari. You can view many of his safari animal photographs on our website and on his website: He was also a member of the United States World Championship Duathlon Team and enjoys running marathons.

Topics (or similar topics): DVT, High Altitude, Snakes/Scorpion, Travel Medicine, Hypothermia, Medical Missionary Work, Lightening, TB and Travel, Health Care in Africa, Tour of local clinic/hospital.

Day 1: Depart from your home.

Day 2: Arusha, Tanzania Karibu (welcome to) Africa! You will arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa on the evening flight. A Tupo Africa Safaris Co. representative will meet you at the airport for the one hour drive into Arusha Town. You will then overnight at Impala Hotel/Arumeru Lodge.  If you have signed up for the Mt. Kilimanjaro extension, you will be arriving at the lodge after your climb on this day

Day 3: Optional safari in Arusha National Park or recovery day. Your first option is an additional day safari to nearby Arusha National Park that includes a picnic park lunch (safari not included in package total). Arusha National Park is a lush wooded park famous for black and white colobus monkeys and soda lakes filled with flamingoes. Your other option is a recovery day from your long flight. Enjoy a day by the pool, exploring the lodge grounds, or resting in your room. Overnight at Impala Hotel/Arumeru Lodge.

Day 4 and 5: Tarangire National Park After a quick trip to the local grocery store to pick up last minute supplies, we will drive from Arusha south to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephants and the Tarangire River that supplies water to the animals all year round. There will be evening lectures in an open air conference room, followed by an enchanting night in private permanent tents with full facility bathrooms attached at Tarangire Safari Lodge (full board).

Day 6: Tarangire National Park/Ngorongoro Crater  After breakfast, game drive out of the park onward to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with evening lecture. Overnight Ngorongoro Serena/Sopa Lodge (full board). Ngorongoro Serena/Sopa Lodge is perched right on the rim of the crater for an amazing view of the entire crater spread out below.

Day 7 and 8: Ngorongoro Crater Descend down into the Crater early morning with full day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is a must see- originally a volcano that collapsed into a deep crater. The crater has a large variety of animals in a concentrated area. Afternoon lecture at local picnic area. Ascend the crater rim in the evening for another wonderful night at Ngorongoro Serena/Sopa Lodge (full board).

Day 9: Arusha OR extension After breakfast, leisurely drive back to Arusha with time for souvenir shopping and a visit to a local clinic to see firsthand how medicine is practiced in Tanzania. Included is a day room at the Impala Hotel in order to freshen up/rest prior to your evening international flight home. If you have booked an extension to the Serengeti, you will leave after breakfast north onto the Serengeti plains, with a rest stop/cultural tour of Oldavai Gorge. If you have booked an extension to the island of Zanzibar, you will journey with part of the group to Arusha and check into the Impala Hotel for overnight. You will have the evening free for additional souvenir shopping/resting by the pool, etc.

Day 10: Arrive home Kwa heri (good bye) Africa! Asante sana (thank you very much) for visiting our beautiful country and we look forward to seeing you again soon!