July 10 – 18th, 2024



It’s a real Jungle out there! Credit Unions can’t continue to simply react to change, but must become more flexible to quickly make adjustments. To go from a survival to a thrival mode, credit unions must be able to anticipate and prepare for those unexpected challenges and opportunities heading their way. Times and locations for Educational sessions will be announced daily by the EduCruise Group Leader.

Join EduCruises on this amazing journey featuring exhilarating game drives through grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands. Distinctive safari lodges and tented camps that blend into the living landscape, this Africa vacation was designed for those who like to take a walk—or a nap—on the wild side. Game drives through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks—as well as the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater—offer an opportunity for up-close views of the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) as well as countless other majestic creatures. As you explore these mesmerizing parks, prepare to see zebra grazing, hippo bathing, elephants trumpeting and, if luck is on your side, cheetah sprinting. Marvel at Maasai Warriors jumping in celebration of life. There are lots to fall in love with on this timeless Tanzania safari, including morning Mimosas and Sundowner drinks in the bush to quench your thirst for knowledge and adventure.


  • Growth Strategies for Surviving an Economic & Regulatory Jungle
  • Greatness, Not Just Goodness, Needed in a New Era of CU Change & Innovation
  • Leadership Strategies for Moving Your Credit Union from just Surviving to Thriving 
  • Big Ideas Session: participant hot topic discussion –the sharing of successes, stumbles, and lessons learned – best practices exchange
  • Striving for Relevance in a Competitive Landscape
  • Principles in Thrival Leadership: Exploring the Common Denominators of Successful Credit Union Leaders
  • Lessons Learned from Local African Credit Union Leaders
  • And much more


  • Receive Free Consultation with our industry leaders
  • Participate in timely educational sessions & several nightly networking discussions
  • Take home examples of proven credit union success strategies that can make a difference
  • Discover how an effective Board/Management Team equals future success
  • Learn from others about their Credit Union's strategic plans
  • Discover how your credit union can thrive in times of fast paced change
  • Create a game-plan for future survival during rough times
  • Find solutions to problems your CU is facing today, and will soon be encountering
  • Share with other CU volunteers and management staff from across the country
  • Learn how local African credit unions are surviving tough challenges


Tony Robinson is President & Founder of Credit Union EduCruises, a credit union conference/cruise and training organization located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tony has presented credit union educational sessions in numerous states across America, and also in 17 countries around the world. His sessions include such topics as Credit Union Leadership, Board/CEO Communication, Creating World Class Member Service, Understanding Why Some Credit Unions Fail, Credit Union Board/Management Succession Planning, and much more. Tony is known for his fast-paced, creative and fun presentation style!

Before founding Credit Union EduCruises, Tony had leadership positions with the CUNA Mutual Group, Tennessee Credit Union League, EPL Software & Data Processing, and two large credit unions. He was also the Founder of Masterful Events, Inc., a credit union training and consulting company.

Tony has a BS Degree in Business from the University of South Alabama. He is also a graduate of the Southeast CUNA Management School and the CUNA Graduate Management School.


Tony Robinson, CEO
Credit Union EduCruises


We will be staying at several Safari Lodges and two Hotels. Most accommodations are nestled among the small rocky hills or kopjes scattered with ancient baobab trees. Most rooms have two queen-size beds with a mosquito net around them. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors open out on to a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond. Wildlife can sometimes be spotted while sitting on your balcony. Other amenities provided by most lodges include a gift shop, laundry services, and swimming pool.


Day 1: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Jambo Tanzania
Welcome to Arusha, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Hotel:  Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa (or similar)

Day 2: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Arusha – Tarangire National Park.
Ancient Baobabs Await! Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park, where baobab and acacia trees dot the landscape. The Tarangire River provides the park a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. After lunch at your lodge, embark on your first exciting game drive.

Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Friday, July 12, 2024
Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive Globus Local Favorite bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for giraffe, zebra, Cape buffalo, and much more. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. Breakfast in the bush as part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to a classic safari tradition of the bush breakfast in Africa’s unmatched landscapes. Reminisce about Africa’s early explorers as you sip mimosas in pampered style in the heart of the wild.
Hotel: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and the alkaline Lake Manyara. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your afternoon game drive. Sundowner drinks are served with spectacular views over Lake Manyara.
Hotel: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sunday, July 14, 2024
Lake Manyara – Karatu - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Free time this morning before a short drive to Karatu, where coffee farms dot the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. Here, visit a Globus local favorite local primary school followed by lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm. Continue to your lodge located on the rim of the crater. This afternoon you may want to take an optional tour to visit a local village to learn about life in rural Tanzania.
Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Monday, July 15, 2024
Ngrongoro Crater
Drive into Africa’s Eden! Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round, affording the opportunity to see lion, hyena, hippo, elephant, as well as the best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. Enjoy an exclusive Globus Local Favorite bush lunch served in the crater. Because of the time it takes to descend into and ascend out of the crater it’s normal to eat lunch in the crater. While standard fare is a typical box lunch, Globus guests enjoy exclusive, freshly prepared lunch served beneath a grove of Acacia trees!
Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp followed by an afternoon game drive with the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. With some luck you may even spot something much rarer, like a caracal, a beautiful cat with distinctive ears.
Hotel: Lodge or Luxury Camp (to be determined)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Serengeti National Park
Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is great for game viewing year round. Tonight, join a Globus Local Favorite farewell dinner featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.
Hotel: Lodge or Luxury Camp (to be determined)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Serengeti – Arusha
Embark on a final game drive before flying back to Arusha, where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights for home after 5 pm.
Hotel: To Be Determined
Meals: Breakfast 

Hotels, Lodges and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.

Note About the Great Migration:

The Great Migration is a natural event, and the movements of the migrating herds are difficult to predict year to year. The herds are usually in the Serengeti between late November through July. During this time, you’re likely to see the herds. River crossings are more of a challenge, but we’ll adjust game viewing if there is a chance to witness this rare and extraordinary sight!


Double Occupancy
$6,810.00 per person 

*Transfers (pre and post night transfers) - $53.00 each way per person 

(Transfer rates are based on 2023 and are subject to change)

CU EduCruises Conference Registration Fee:

  • $1,900.00 registration fee for the seminar attendee if paid by credit card (not each person)
  • $1,700.00 registration fee for the seminar attendee if paid by check


  • One night hotel accommodations in Arusha at the Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa (or similar)
  • Two nights hotel accommodations in the Tarangire National Park at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge (or similar)
  • One night hotel at the Lake Manyara National Park at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (or similar)
  • Two nights at the Ngorongoro Crater at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (or similar)
  • Two nights hotel at the Serengeti National Park at a Lodge 
  • Hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Inter-African air travel Serengeti National Park to Arusha
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach for transportation
  • Game drive 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles with fresh, filtered water and equipped with a popup roof for unfettered game viewing and photography. (Each vehicle limited to just six guests, so everyone has a window seat)
  • Dining Includes: Daily Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 7 Dinners

Sightseeing Highlights to include:

  • Tarangire National Park game drive for giraffe, zebra, cape buffalo
  • Lake Manyara National Park game drive to see baboon, hippo and giraffe
  • Sunset sundowner drinks over Lake Manyara
  • Visit a local primary school to meet children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania
  • Decent into the crater for a full-day game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater for lion, hyena, hippo, and elephant
  • Serengeti National Park – home of the Great Migration – game viewing of wildebeest and zebra
  • Farewell dinner featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information


  • Not Included: Airline flights, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, Country entrance fees, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection strongly recommended!. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable Travel insurance and pre paid gratuities options.


  • Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person
  • Final Payment: No later than April 1, 2024
  • Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return. A Travel Visa is required (per person) to enter Tanzania. Fox World Travel will provide information and fee info necessary to secure your Visas. 
  • Official proof of manditory vaccines may include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, COVID. Check the CDC website for suggested and mandatory vaccinations, as well as recommended medications, such as Malaria pills

Important Information:

This Conference & Safari is limited to 12 Couples! 

To attend conference and/or to take advantage of these low group rates, all Safari reservations must be booked through our travel affiliate Fox World Travel.  The Safari deposit and conference registration fee is immediately payable upon first booking this conference.  

Important Information: 

  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase and any hand luggage must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs. Laundry facilities are available in most lodges and camps.
  • We do not recommend this trip to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
  • Guests will be required to sign a liability waiver before travel to acknowledge the risks of game viewing.
  • Prior to departure, we recommend reading country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State 
  • PLASTIC BAG BAN: In an effort to reduce pollution several African governments have passed laws banning single use plastic bags. This ban impacts at least one country you are visiting. Due to this, plastic bags should be left at home and bags given for items purchased at the airport, including duty free, should be left on the plane when disembarking. Failure to comply could result in large fines. Multi-use toiletry/packing bags are not part of the ban, and at this stage, an exception is being made for tourists to carry Ziploc bags for toiletries. 
  • Do not book a flight home before 5:00 PM
  • US citizens require a visa for TANZANIA. Fox World Travel will provide guests with additional information and fee information to secure the visas. 
  • This Conference & Safari is limited to 12 COUPLES MAX! 

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to April 1, 2024 - Initial deposit of $400.00 per person 
  • April 2, 2024 to April 10, 2024 - 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • April 11, 2024 to June 7, 2024 - 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • June 8, 2024 to 0 days prior to travel - No refunds
  • Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties. Air tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.


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