Classical Africa Educational Tour Series


Kemet (Ancient Egypt) Tour
The Land of the Pharaohs
 

(June 8-22, 2024)

Escorted by noted historian Prof. Manu Ampim

This is a 15-day tour to the northern, middle, and southern regions of Kemet (Egypt), which was one of the greatest civilizations in world history. This unique tour includes visiting 25-30% more locations than other educational and study tours, and the areas visited are pyramid sites, tombs, temples, museums, ancient residential sites, and spending a day in a local Nubian village.

The “Kemet (Ancient Egypt)” tour focuses on six (6) main themes:

 

  1. The southern origin of Kemetian (ancient Egyptian) civilization;
  2. The origin and evolution of pyramid building in classical Kemet;
  3. The classical African contributions to the world in writing, medicine, math, the calendar, and architecture;
  4. Kemet at its pinnacle of greatness, and the later foreign occupation periods;
  5. Modern Fraud and thedeliberate alteration and fabrication of artifacts; and
  6. Primary (first-hand) research methods and original sources used to investigate each theme.

 

To study each theme, the tour includes evening presentations (approximately 60 minutes) by Prof. Ampim to discuss the information learned in the field. Also, any students joining the tour have the option of using this educational tour for study abroad credit and earning 3 units of college credit from their respective academic programs. 

Each tour member will receive Prof. Ampim’s CD on “Documenting Your Travel Experiences.”

CLICK HERE for a detailed KEMET  TOUR  ITINERARY and to reserve your spot by completing the registration form (“Acceptance of Invitation”).


$5,499.00 From New York
(All inclusive of tips, visa fee, and taxes)

Installment payments are acceptable
-Minimum deposit of $300.00 per person is required at the time of booking.
-Final payment must be made no later than 60 days prior to departure (i.e., April 8, 2024).

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ETHIOPIA TOUR: The Land of Ancient Kush 
(June 25-July 10, 2024)

Escorted by noted historian Prof. Manu Ampim

This 16-day tour in the northern region of Ethiopia is an area considered part of the “Land of Ancient Kush,” which was one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity. The tour includes visiting museums, archaeological sites, monuments, ancient churches, exploring the origins of the Blue Nile River, and spending a week in the Omo Valley with various indigenious tribes where Prof. Manu has a special relationship with many of the village interpreters, elders, and chiefs.

The “Ethiopia: The Land of Ancient Kush” tour focuses on five (5) main themes:

  1. Modern Ethiopia as an important center of the classical Kushite civilization, which had a major impact on both Nubia and Kemet (ancient Egypt);
  2. The evidence of early human origins in the Ethiopia region;
  3. The Christian era beginning in the 4th century C.E.;
  4. The first-hand observations of ceremonies and daily life of indigenous groups in the remote areas in the Omo Valley; and
  5. Primary (first-hand) research methods and original sources used to investigate each theme.

To study each theme, the tour includes evening presentations (approximately 45-60 minutes) by Prof. Ampim to discuss the information learned in the field. Also, any students joining the tour have the option of using this educational tour for study abroad credit and earning 3 units of college credit from their respective academic programs. 

Each tour member will receive Prof. Ampim’s CD on “Documenting Your Travel Experiences.”

Click here for the 2024 Ethiopia Tour Brochure.

$4,899.00 From Washington, D.C.
(All inclusive of tips and taxes)
-Deposit of $500.00 per person is required at the time of booking.
-Final payment must be made no later than 45 days prior to departure.

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South Sudan Tour (12-14 days) 
The Land of Classical Kush
 

Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim

This unique 12-14-day tour to South Sudan is an area that was part of ancient Kush, which was one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity. The tour includes visiting important locations, attending cultural events in the capital city of Juba. and also meetings with key scholars and cultural representatives in Juba.   The tour will also spend time in the Dinka Nuer, Shilluk, and Mondari villages to learn the traditional beliefs and cultural lifeways, to observe cermonies and cultural dancing, and to meet with chiefs and elders.

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Other Tours

Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim. The next tour will be a two week excursion to South Sudan…stay tuned.  There are occasional tours to archaeological sites in Central America, and a four-city European tour (London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome) to learn about African artifacts and monuments in Europe.  

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If you have any questions about any of our tours contact us at +1 (510) 878-7279 or m.ampim@advancingtheresearch.org