Fellow Adventurers, you will not even believe South Africa!! Please join me on my third visit! This video montage does not depict our planned trip, but it does hint at the fun we will have and some sights we will see in this fabulous and spectacular country!!
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The elephants have been herded, the migrations have begun, and our native guides have been chosen! Prepare for TUT’s boldest adventure yet… SOUTH AFRICA!
Our first trip to Africa was to Kenya in 2011, and by all accounts 31 people “had the times of their lives”! Truly, Africa exceeded all of our imaginations! Every day felt like a dreamed-up wonderland filled with surprises, new friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Now, we’re crazy excited to be returning to Africa to visit Cape Town, Kruger National Park, and Victoria Falls in Zambia – YES!
We’ll get to experience one of my favorite cities in the world… CAPE TOWN, with its bustling harbor, picture-perfect beaches, top-notch vineyards, and iconic Table Mountain (worth a google!). We’ll also visit Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most famous game-viewing destination and Africa’s second-largest reserve, spread across an impressive 2 million hectares of land where the Big 5 roam: the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. And did you know that Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and one of the Seven Natural Wonders!?
I’ll be with the group every day, doing what you do, by your side! Whether around camp, in the lodges, or on the go, I’ll be sharing with you the best of what I teach to audiences around the world, including material from my current world tour, "Playing the Matrix."
Please join myself and other fearless adventurers on this expedition to Africa. Our WOW tours are often described by TUTTERs as life changing, and I know I’m not the only one who feels sadness when it comes time to say farewell. Happily, there are no goodbyes without reunions, no endings without new beginnings, and there’s still time left to join us on the African Safari you’ve perhaps always dreamed of taking!
Yours in the adventure,
Sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain (voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature) and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. With its bustling harbor, picture-perfect beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, it’s easy to see why it is repeatedly ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world. Known as the ‘Mother City’ because it was the first city to emerge in South Africa, it is now a complex, multicultural city with a fascinating history, a wealth of cultural attractions, heritage sites, creativity and haute cuisine.
South Africa is blessed with more than its fair share of the world's wildlife and beautiful places. Undoubtedly South Africa’s most iconic game-viewing destination and Africa’s second-largest reserve is Kruger National Park. Spread across an impressive 2 million hectares of land in the far north-eastern corner of the country these exclusive, conservation-driven reserves deliver the best Big 5 (the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) game viewing in Africa with the advantages of smaller, hosted accommodations and game drives. A trip to the Kruger is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience.
Livingstone is considered the gateway between Central and Southern Africa. Named after Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, Livingstone’s culture and history is intriguing – as is evidenced by the arts and craft producers, museums, colonial architecture, traditional village life, local food and the general African lifestyle. Located only minutes away from Livingstone is one of the original Seven Natural Wonders and a World Heritage Site, "Victoria Falls." Situated almost halfway along the Zambezi River and straddling two countries, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world – thanks to the sheer volume of water cascading over its crags every minute. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders,’ this spectacle is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump, and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
One of the highlights of our trips are the daily unplugged mini-workshops with Mike Dooley and TUTTERS about life, dreams, happiness, and the nature of reality. In addition to these mini-workshops, you’ll receive a professionally bound "Best of My Life" Passport! Your Passport will culminate in your creation of a customized Manifestation Action Plan (MAP) that will give you guidance and direction for creating consciously beyond our trip. You'll also learn the key points from Mike Dooley’s present touring material, Playing the Matrix, and from Andy Dooley’s touring material, Vibration Activation.
Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed.
On every trip we take, Mike is a part of the adventure in every way that you are. Whether we’re climbing a mountain, or riding a bus, or eating at a local restaurant, or passing out school supplies to children, Mike is there to facilitate and lead us in the adventure, along with his brother Andy, and our travel agent Christopher. There will be time to talk one-on-one with Mike and Andy, and there will also be time during group workshops to share and ask questions.
We've discovered that one of the best things about these trips is the candidness and connection shared by the group. This is an opportunity for adventurers, like-minded thinkers from around the world, to join together and share the experience of a lifetime. The focus of these adventures is not on Mike, but rather on OURSELVES, our group dynamic, and the adventure at hand. For us, the most important thing is to achieve a sense of comfort from day one; to learn, explore, and discover together. Mike's casual, unplugged workshops will follow suit. We'll start by following a schedule, but if we get inspired or feel pulled in other directions, so be it! Here's some of what we have to look forward to together over the course of this great experience:
Hear from the TUTTERS who have traveled with us why our trips are truly life-changing!
WOW Tours: Kenya, Peru, Iceland, Panama
"WOW doesn't begin to describe how amazing these trips are. I started on the Kenya trip in 2011, then Peru, then Iceland, then Panama, and I'll be back again this year! These adventures have become a touchstone, a centering influence in my life, and fun... So much FUN! If you are looking for adventure, friendship, and laughter, here it is!"
WOW Tours: Panama 2014, Iceland 2013, Peru 2012, Kenya 2011
"This experience was more than a tour or adventure. From beginning to the end, it was an opportunity to have a meaningful and cultural experience, make new life-long connections, laugh, have fun, and marvel in the beauty of the life adventure we are all on."
WOW Tour: Kenya 2011, Mediterranean Cruise 2009
"Going on TUT adventures has opened up a whole new world to me. I have travelled to places I never thought I would go, like Kenya, and met the most amazing likeminded people from around the globe. Today, most of my closest friends are fellow TUT travelers."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"I guess you could say this Tutter’s Bali trip captured the true essence of Namaste for me: “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness. With great appreciation and a joyous heart, I bow in gratitude for an unforgettable, inspirational and beautiful experience."
WOW Tours: Mayan Cruise 2011, Tahiti 2010, Hawaii 2008
"I have had the pleasure of attending 3 of the WOW tour adventures! During these amazing adventures, I met people from all across the world whom I now call my friends. Mike and the whole staff were amazing and I'm looking forward to my next adventure with TUT!"
WOW Tour: Norway 2015
"Loving this adventure! I want to thank everyone for making it so special and bringing your unique energy to the mix."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"So grateful for the chance to be on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Such great souls to share the experience with. I am still in such a state of bliss. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making it such a wonderful adventure."
WOW Tour: Peru 2014
"Since coming back from this trip, I doubt any of us are the same. I look at the earth differently and want to honor her as the Incas did. I'm grateful for the art work I brought back and the many other things which remind me of Peru. I am truly grateful I was able to make this trip and for all the people I met!"
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I thank you, Mike, with all of my heart and soul!! My journey to Peru with you, Andy and all of the beautiful TUTTERS resulted in a fundamental shift in my attitude, energy and life outlook. I have no more fear! And I can't wait to see what's next! My gratitude has no bounds."
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I cannot believe I almost backed out of the trip to Machu Picchu as I hated the thought of being in debt. Fortunately, I've been playing the matrix for some time now and decided to trust the process. After sharing the most amazing trip of my life with fantastic new friends, I came home to discover my apartment had sold after being on the market for 7 months! THANK YOU UNIVERSE."
Located on Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece, combining Victorian style with maritime design elements. Three buildings with peaked roofs merge to offer lots of vantage points of mountains, wharf and sea. The combination of luxury and location near the waterfront action makes The Table Bay a 5 star choice when in Cape Town.
Ngala (en-yah-la) means “Lion” in the local tribe dialect. The Lodge is strategically placed along an unfenced border of Kruger National Park and a spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this area. A focus on eco-friendly design and practices make this lodge feel like part of the environment while still maintaining a luxurious feel. Thatched roof cottages dot the grounds and guests may gather in public areas overlooking watering holes where animals congregate. On warmer days, a dip in the swimming pool is in order, while others nap in sun loungers or underneath umbrellas.
The colonial styled David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is situated 7 km from Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and Africa's adventure capital. All rooms overlook the mighty Zambezi from private balconies, and mealtime is a contemporary afro-Arabian experience. An infinity pool overlooks the river for relaxing during the day, and rooms have all the comforts of home.
Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, "YES! This is it! Life is so awesome! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!" So needless to say, I’ll be with you throughout the entire trip, at the center of the action, a part of every moment and experience! AND in addition to the adventure aspect, I’ll be delivering casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness.
Andy will be there with us throughout the adventure! He will host several optional talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! And his signature program, Vibration Activation - designed to take the mystery out of manifesting. Andy is a life coach and he'll also be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!
Vibration Activation is the art and science of activating a positive vibration within yourself that becomes your new point of attraction. My clients have attracted loving relationships. They’ve manifested large sums of money, new clients for their business, better jobs, and lost weight! The results have been amazing. Most importantly my clients have come into alignment with their purpose and passion. Best of all, it’s FUN! - ANDY
Co-founder of Benchmark Incentives, a 20 year old company that specializes in planning and operating group travel programs to the corners of the globe. Chris’s role for TUT includes physically scouting out all of the hotels and tours we choose, usually a year in advance, and then joining us each and every day to ensure everything happens to plan. Chris also oversees local travel hands to ensure that wherever we are in the world, there’s a TUT Travel Help desk so that none of us ever has to fend for ourselves. His masterful knowledge of adventure logistics and people moving, makes him the savvy traveler and a warm and instant companion for everyone in our groups.
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