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Walking Safari in Zambia was just what we were hoping for Our Wild Walking Safari in Zambia was just what we were hoping for. There were so many animals, each day was different and had opportunities we hadn’t seen before. Each drive or walk had something new for us to observe. We have some amazing pictures! The extension of going to see Victoria Falls and staying at Islands of Siankaba was also perfect! It allowed us to be rested and ready for the safari and Victoria falls was incredible. No words can do it justice- it just has to be experienced! I highly recommend the Elephant back safari and also the Helicopter flight over the falls. They were "the rest of the story" type of experiences and we were very glad that we participated in them. Islands of Siankaba was a dream of a place to stay, and again the people were so friendly and anxious to make sure everything was...
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We noticed this African proverb chiseled into the wall in the Johannesburg airport as we passed through there, and it perfectly describes our trip, which was perhaps the most personal travel experience we've ever had. We expected the expansive scenery and wildlife to be amazing, and anticipated that lodges/camps would be fabulous, but what also left a lasting impression was the people we met. We are most grateful for the gift of time and sincere hospitality from everyone at Merrueshi who led us into schoolrooms, dorms, clinic exam rooms and the lab...who talked story about social traditions under an acacia tree, or world politics over tea in the lobby pavilion, or community development around the dinner table...or graciously allowed us to visit their family homestead and even sit inside a traditional home built by their mother's own hands. Alyssa and Ray at Ol Donyo entertained Elaine and I like longtime...

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Tanzania and Rwanda were phenomenal We had a truly phenomenal trip. Each day brought new adventures and sights and none of us can pinpoint one highlight because there were so many. All 6 of us speak very, very highly of George, our driver/guide in Tanzania. He added to our wonderful experience and we all felt that he should be recognized for his professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and fun. He has become our friend. Regarding Tanzania, my husband and I had been before and loved it (2007 with Wildland). But, this trip provided us with a completely different, BETTER experience. George has a lot to do with this and his genuine love for his job, his concern for us to see what we wanted to see (right off the bat on the first full day, he asked us what we wanted to get out of the trip), and his ability to make us feel confident in him....

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What a wonderful safari in Tanzania Working with Wildland Adventures and Jeff was a pleasure. All questions were promptly answered in the planning stages and we were thoroughly prepared for the adventure of a lifetime. We had the right clothes, equipment, and medical preparation. I have never been so well prepared for travel to a specific destination as I was for our safari in Tanzania. There were many highlights and glorious moments - witnessing the birth of a wildebeest, watching a pride of nine lions feasting on a giraffe, watching a hippo saunter by our vehicle, hearing George's exact replication of specific animal sounds, being surrounded by elephants crossing the road, and so many others. Samson and George were phenomenal at spotting animals and birds that were far away. I cannot say enough good words about our guides. They were the stars of our experience in that they added a much greater dimension to the animals,...

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Ultrathon - Best bug repellent for the bush Serious bugs call for a serious bug repellent and 3M's Ultrathon is one of the first things in my pack before heading into the bush. Whether I’m hiking in the Cascades, exploring the jungles of Borneo or on a safari in Botswana, I find this bug repellent to be highly effective at keeping those pesky little bug vampires at bay. I like that it’s effective for up to 12 hrs (it really is) and is sweat and water resistant which means I don’t have to keep reapplying all the time. Also, it comes with a nifty foam applicator on the end so you can easily spread it on without getting your hands all lacquered (ideal for fishing). I’m also OK with the level of Deet in this product (34.34%); meaning it’s strong enough to keep the bugs away but also not so potent that you’re worried about melting through your sleeping...
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