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Finding The Heart of Turkey This week we heard back from Christine Ye and Jeffery Marso who spent 2 weeks in Turkey with their daughters on our new Heart of Turkey Family Adventure which includes a 2 night stay at a village south of Cappadocia. They really enjoyed the homestay and their guide who joined them there. “My favorite experience was the home stay.  I loved the small town atmosphere.  The people were so friendly, generous and welcoming in the villages as well as at our homestay. Fondest Homestay memories:  I got up early most mornings to run before the others got up.   One morning I ran into town and was greeted by a small herd of goats with 2 women herding them.  Even the goats were friendly!  They swarmed around me  eyeing me with curiosity while the women tried to coax them back onto the road.  We were all laughing and enjoying the...

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Village Life in Guatemala One of my favourite aspects of travelling is meeting the people who live in the country. That's why a highlight of our recent trip to Guatemala was visiting a small community, to see their school and have lunch in a farmhouse. Before leaving the city of Antigua, where we'd stayed for two days, we asked our guide, Fidensio, if we could buy a couple of soccer balls to take as a gift to the school. He arranged for us to stop at a stall in a local market on our way out of town, where a local businessman was selling soccer balls and other goods. After making our purchase, we drove about an hour out of Antigua along winding roads, finally pulling onto a dusty lane. We watched as farmers planted and fertilized their fields by hand. Horses are expensive, and the farms are small enough that the work can...
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...
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