(PRLEAP.COM) Denver, Colorado  September 12, 2012 “ An unusual new African safari offered by Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) offers fans of the popular card game bridge the opportunity to combine expert instruction by Larry Cohen, a bridge Life Master and 26-times national champion, with an exotic 10-day Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. A “Big 5 and Bridge Safari with Larry Cohen,” October 17 – 26, 2013, adds intriguing side trips—including a java tasting at an African coffee farm, an authentic village visit, and an optional balloon safari and champagne breakfast”to the chance to see lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, elephants, rhinos and more via four-wheel-drive vehicles on game drives led by experienced guides.

Accommodations for the Big 5 and Bridge Safari include the historic Arusha Hotel; the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, perched on the rim of the crater with rooms overlooking the 100-square-mile volcanic caldera; and the Serengeti Sopa Lodge with porches opening on the vast plains of Serengeti National Park. Additional highlights include a personal Maasai guide-led tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum, and visits to a Maasai village and Olduvai Gorge.

Daily bridge seminars provide instruction and play of the game. Instructor Larry Cohen learned bridge at 6 and was playing tournaments by 15. A Life Master by 17, Cohen has been named ACBL Player of the Year and made the list of Top 52 Influential People in Bridge. Known for his humorous and lively teaching style, Cohen makes his seminars an adventure in their own right.

Africa Adventure Consultants Big 5 and Bridge Safari, October 17 “ 26, 2013, is priced from $8,789 per person based on double occupancy. The price includes accommodations, guides, private vehicles at all camps/lodges, Larry Cohen’s bridge program (for experienced bridge players only), 28 meals and much more. AAC offsets 100 percent of carbon emissions for the trip and donates $25 to an African nonprofit for each guest. The first 20 guests to book the trip save $799 per person off the regular cost of the trip.

Africa Adventure Consultants is a leading safari company specializing in custom itineraries to 13 countries in Africa. For additional information, visit www.adventuresinafrica.com.

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