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Maasai Warriors Scrap Lion Hunt for Olympics An alumni just sent me a cool story they found on NBC and a short message thanking us for setting up such a great safari in Tanzania for them: "A highlight of our Tanzania safari this year was our exposure to the Maasai. Thanks for setting us up for an unforgettable journey of discovery!"  It got me thinking that I'd also love to share this story with you. In addition, I added a clip of one of our Maasai leaders talking about their spear competitions and video of them throwing their spears below. Something we often witness on many of our Kenya safaris and Tanzania safaris. Plus, our guests actually get to practice it with the warriors! Here's the NBC story on it: Kenya's Maasai Warriors Scrap Lion Hunt for Olympics Video from On Safari In Africa With Wildland Adventures (Pt. 2) Spear throwing at 6:22 Keeping it wild, Jeff Stivers...
February 28 Travel Seminar: Travel to Argentina February 28 @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Argentina: Traversing El Cono Sur from Iguazu to Patagonia by Wildland Adventures' South America Program Director Gretchen Traut. More about the event: Planning your first trip to the wine and tango capital of South America? Or maybe you've had a taste of Buenos Aires' vibrant culture and you want to now dive in for a deeper Argentine adventure? Argentina is a country as long as the United States is wide, encompassing a vast geographical span from tropical rainforests of Iguazu, a wildlife rich Atlantic coast, the high Andes of Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche, to wind-swept Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Having lived between Argentina and Seattle for nine years, South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, will share experiences, tantalizing images and useful information how to combine all that Argentina offers with possibilities...

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Praise from Tanzania An email just came in this morning which made me smile: “Jeff, sipping a glass of wine under my mosquito net in our fabulous camp Maramboi.  I have never seen so many stars in my life, still enjoying the memories of our afternoon in the Tarangire national park where we saw LOTS of elephant, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, wart hogs, a jackal, plenty of birds, antelope, monkeys, mongoose, and more!!!!!! No cats yet but we have a wakeup call for 6:00am tomorrow.  Wonderful news about the upgrade. . . So far everything has exceeded my expectations. . . . My daughter and I are in HEAVEN!!!!!” – Katharine de Barrueta I love getting updates from our travelers in the field, especially when they’re really connecting with the place, people and surrounding environment as you once did. It reminds you of your own fond memories. For me, Katharine’s comments bring back the...
He is the personification of what you wanted your freshman biology professor to be Guest Review from our Wake of Wallace voyage through the Eastern Indonesian Islands of Raja Ampat with expert guide and Wallace expert Tony Whitten. “I am a biologist by profession...how could I pass up a trip that followed a part of Wallace's collecting route?  The chance to visit one of the few remaining spots on earth that has not been overly disturbed by man was the main attraction. Super trip!! Tony Whitten was outstanding… enthusiastic, funny, full of wit and wisdom and tireless.  He is the personification of what you wanted your freshman biology professor to be. Knowledgeable, approachable, but mostly just bubbling over with enthusiasm for all things scientific and biological. For someone like me who started out doing field work as an undergrad but then get waylaid by bench science, having Tony along brought all the excitement of being in college field classes.  When I suggested it would...
One of the most moving and wonderful experiences of my life Guest Review from our Nicaragua Family Vacation "The trip was wonderful! Wildland Adventures helped me plan my trip and get prepared perfectly!! The activity our family enjoyed the most was the pottery experience, the horse and cart ride, and the walk on Mombacho!! Our trip leader, Lou, was miles beyond our expectations. She must be aone-in-a-lifetime guide. She guided us through the chaos of Granada with exceptional organization, insight, timing, warmth, cheerful spirits and charm. Lou seemed to know everyone everywhere personally - clearly a true and cherished friend to many of the Nicaraguans we met. It was so reassuring to be with someone who knew so much about the people and the country. After we parted ways, the kids both mentioned missing her and wanting to write her. Your most discerning and hard- to-impress visitors would be delighted, I'm sure, to be guided by Lou. Our driver Fran was...
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