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Confidently book your safari to Southern Africa Considering travel to Africa but worried about cancellation penalties and non-refundable deposits? This morning many of our partner lodges in Southern Africa decided that they will waive cancellation penalties* if a trip is cancelled as result of an Ebola Outbreak confirmed by the World Health Organization in any of the countries listed in your itinerary.  The following itineraries benefit from this new policy: Botswana: The Great Wilderness Journey Botswana Safari in the Okavango Delta Botswana Green Season Safari Namibia: Wild Namibia Explorer Diverse Namibia Adventure Best of Namibia Adventure Zambia: All safaris in Zambia *Waiving cancellation penalties is contingent on traveler taking out comprehensive Travel Insurance, which is already a requirement. You must first file a claim with your travel insurance company and then any shortfall will be made up by the camps in Africa. Southern Africa is as far from the outbreak as Europe so we are not anticipating...
October Early Bird Special - $700 off Kenya Bushcamp Explorer! October is the month to make your safari dreams in Kenya come true! We're offering a $700 per person savings to launch our new Kenya Bushcamp Explorer for travel any time until April 15th, 2015 if we receive your reservation within the month of October. What makes this trip so special are the intimate safari camps set in private wilderness concessions with close connections to local Maasai communities. So when venturing on game drives you are not sharing your wildlife encounters with other vehicles as often happens in popular national parks, and here in private concessions there are plenty of opportunities for walking safaris with Maasai trackers on this active African safari through the rift valley. Please contact our Africa Program Director for more information on this offer or any of our safaris in Africa.  ...
November: Last Chance EVER for our Wild Botswana Safari, Save $600 per person That's right! Our most popular Wildland Adventure in Botswana is coming to an end after 2014 and there only few spaces remaining on the final departures in November (11th - 20th or 24th - Dec 2nd). The semi-permanent mobile safari camps utilized in this itinerary are strategically located within exclusive wildlife concessions which have a strict occupancy limits to ensure low pressure on the wildlife and an intimate wildlife experience for guests. In 2015, these camps will be packed up and moved to make more room in the concessions for higher priced accommodations. The Wild Botswana therefore offers an incredible value for the remainder of 2014 and we're discounting it an additioanl $600 per person! Limited to 8 travelers and under the guidance of one master safari guide throughout, enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing throughout the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Linyanti.  November in Botswana provides excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing as much...
Heart Pounding Mokoro Ride in Botswana's Okavango Delta Our Wild Botswana safari was absolutely amazing!  I don’t think we could have had a better guide. Francis Kudomo was so knowledgeable about everything from animals to stars to the history of Botswana.  He was hospitable, patient, and accommodating.  He knew the wildlife like the back of his hand and in a short time we trusted him.  He was so thorough in making sure all our bags were with us before each flight, in going over camp rules, letting us know the plans for each day the night before.  With four women on our safari he was very patient with frequent loo stops.  He never minded.  What a great guy!    We had never gone anywhere with a tour before and I don’t think we could have had a better group.  We were all like-minded in so many ways and meshed very well.  We were probably one of the most talkative...

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What's Happening in Africa As Wildland's Africa Program Director I have some exciting news from Southern Africa and new opportunities to share.  South African Rand Exchange Rate: The ZAR is trading at nearly 10.5 to the dollar (up from 8 in 2012) offering some excellent opportunities in South Africa and Namibia, compared to 16-18% tax and permit fee increases on tourism related services in other popular safari destinations including as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Flights: Refurbished airports and new flight schedules are making it easier to link up wildlife parks and to move throughout Africa. Here’s some important ones: Skukuza Airport (SZK) near Kruger National Park reopened making a direct and seamless connection between Cape Town and the famed private concessions bordering the park. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) is building a new runway that should be complete by April 2015 allowing for large aircraft opening up this vital gateway for better access to...
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