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How I got engaged on safari in South Africa I have known Jeff Stivers since high school. We booked our custom South Africa safari with Wildland because of him but he and other staff took a lot of time to craft a unique and personalized experience full of authentic and unforgettable moments. I wanted to safari in Africa with my girlfriend and propose to her, and share a lasting memory on an amazing trip to start our time together. Jeff's intimate knowledge of our travel sites, as well as his personal friendship with our lodge's owners, led to a perfect proposal. He crafted the perfect engagement, from sunrise to sunset. We were treated to a private bush walk to view my fiance's favorite animal, a sunset, candle-lit dinner with champagne at the lodge's secluded bird hide, and most importantly, the perfect moment to propose. I can honestly say that Wildland's staff gave us the perfect engagement! We loved our...

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Hanging Over The Victoria Falls A short interview with Kim Newton of Washington, who planned a custom Botswana safari with a group of friends: How was your trip? All the camps and the activities were wonderful and memorable. In Linyanti often you would see multiple types of animals and birds dotted along the length of the shore simultaneously. For instance, one day you could see baboons in the foreground, impalas and warthogs in the mid-ground, elephants crossing the water in the distance, not to speak of all the birds everywhere. We really enjoyed the rookery when we were at Camp Kanana. We were having dinner when the termite hatching occurred after the first rain of the season at Kanana. We were swarmed in the lodge – it was a little freaky to be swarmed by the flying termites, but also very amazing. It only happens once or twice a year after the first rain. Our...

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Honeymoon was beyond my expectations Hi Jeff, I must say the trip was beyond my expectation. We had a blast and we will definitely book again with Wildland. The first two locations were wow. Especially the staff in Thonga were extremely nice and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. In our opinion this was the best place in regards of food. We saw whales, did kayaking, enjoyed the beach, snorkeling, etc. The second location, Phinda Mountain Lodge, was absolutely amazing. Our ranger Tobi was just great. He was so into it. He was very enthusiastic, energetic, friendly, educational, etc. The game viewing was spectacular - we saw the big five up close within 24 hours. The best part was seeing the lions feeding from a zebra. It was very personal and exclusive. That was what we were looking for. The trip was absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the very detailed planning and organization. Jan Lehmann, Germany...
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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