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And the CHP-CHJA Series Circuit winner is….

We know that you have been waiting to hear who won the hot and heavy competition for the CHP-CHJA Series Circuit Trainer Award – a once in a life time African safari with Real Life Adventure Travel.

The competition was tough.  Neck in neck until the very last show between Mary Sayre and Rebecca Johnson. Both barns were on the hunt, taking no prisoners in this most sought after award.

In the end at the very last show, Rebecca pulled it out for the win! Congratulations Rebecca Johnson and to your riders on a great circuit.

Rebecca Johnson CHP-CHJA 2013 Series Circuit Trainer Award

Rebecca Johnson CHP-CHJA 2013 Series Circuit Trainer Award


All of us here at Real Life Adventure Travel look forward to taking you on your adventure of a lifetime!

CHP-CHJA Series Circuit Results:

High Point Trainer
Rebecca Johnson

High Point Equitation Rider        
CHAMPION    Isabella H. Smith
Reserve          Jessica R. Morris
third   Rachel E. Benson
fourth Jamie N. Morris
fifth     Nicole L. Morris
sixth    Cindy L. Bonick

High Point Hunter Horse 
Reserve          Sirius Black
third   Summer Solstice
fourth             Dragonheart
fifth     Crown N Scepter
sixth    Archurro

High Point Hunter Rider  
CHAMPION    Devon N. Hussey
Reserve          Paige E. Nealy
third   Dan P. Schiefen
fourth Cindy L. Bonick
fifth     Jessica R. Morris
sixth    Janelle V. Henningsen

High Point Jumper Horse 
CHAMPION    Fur Elise
Reserve          Strawberry Shortcake
third   Daddy’s Dollars
fourth Professor Peabody
fifth     Just My Luck
sixth    Lost In Translation

High Point Jumper Rider  
CHAMPION    Danielle M. Guest
Reserve          Devon N. Hussey
third   Kate B. Favaro
fourth Kevin E. Apicella
fifth     Mandy M. Reisman
sixth    Jamie N. Morris

Announcing the NEW Mara-Chyulu Hills Ride

Experience the best of both worlds: Game-rich Masai Mara and the unmatched, stunning landscapes of Chyulu Hills-Kilimanjaro. This new 10-night horseback safari with luxury mobile tented camping delivers the very best riding that Kenya has to offer!

Spend 5 nights in the Mara and 5 nights in Chyulu Hills exploring these magnificent areas home to zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle, elephant, buffalo and big cats just to name a few of the animals you might encounter!

Best of Kenya - New Mara-Chyulu Hills Riding Safari

Inaugural departure is 1-10 June 2013, with private departures also available. Contact us now to book this fabulous new trip


New this April…private luxury mobile camps!

We are now offering private luxury mobile camps to our clients in Tanzania. The new mobile camps will be offered in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron, Ngornogoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti or anywhere our clients wish to explore that we can go with a 4×4. These private, exclusive mobile camps offer a vintage Hemingway safari experience. The camps are perfect for a couple looking for a romantic bush experience, a family wishing to share one of life’s greatest experiences together, corporate groups or groups of friends just wanting to have their own special space.

The private camps feature large sleeping tents with ensuite shower and toilet. Each tent has a double bed or two twin beds, tables and lamps, and enough power for lighting, charging phones, cameras or laptops. You can also request specially designed Stargazer tents that have windows in the roof of the tent so that your clients can see the stars at night. Each camp will have a Mess tent for comfortable dining as well as relaxing in camp when not out exploring or on game drives. We will have full camp staff, gourmet meals and a well stocked bar included. The daily menus and bar can also be customized to meet the needs of each individual group. We are so excited to be offering this authentic safari experience to our clients.

3 New Exciting Reasons to travel with RLAT in 2012

Happy New Year to you all!

Well the 2012 season has already begun with several of our groups enjoying wonderful safaris and other groups of clients successfully summiting Kilimanjaro on New Years day.  Congratulations to our climbers on achieving their dream of standing on the Roof of Africa!

Real life Adventure Travel is very excited to be rolling out new East African adventures for 2012.  Here are three new reasons to go on safaris with us this year… [Read More]

What,When and Where is the Great Migration?

We are often asked about the Great Migration…here is the What, When and Where of one of natures greatest spectacles in the world.

What: The annual wildebeest migration in East Africa, also known as “The Great Migration” takes place between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara. It is known as one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet.  Over two million herbivores partake in this journey, with about hundreds of thousand zebra and Thomson’s gazelle behind the main players… 1.5 million wildebeest!  
The massive herds are closely followed by predators like lion, hyena, and cheetah, making the most of every opportunity for the next meal. The timing of the migration is determined by the availability of grazing which is dependent on the rains. The wildebeest take advantage of the strongly seasonal conditions, spending the wet season on the plains in the south-east, and the dry season in the woodlands of the north-west. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event.  The Migration is rarely ever the same in terms of precise timing and direction, as local conditions influence grass growth. This means that the wildebeest may move off the open plains earlier in some years and remain in the northern woodlands for longer in others.

When and Where: [Read More]

Uhuru Peak…what’s in the name?

Uhuru Peak (5895m), Mt. Kilimanjaro’s official summit, received its name in 1961, the year of Tanzania’s independence from the United Kingdom. Appropriately, uhuru translates as ‘freedom’ in Swahili. The former name – Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze – was given to the peak in 1889 by Hans Meyer, the first European to reach the summit, in honor of the then recently deceased Prussian leader, Wilhelm I (1797-1888).

The summit, the highest point on the entire African continent, remains the ultimate goal for many a buck list!

Mt. Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa.


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