"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"

"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"
​Seasoned travelers Ellen and Barry, were looking for an authentic adventure in Africa and turned to Wildland for our expertise in planning their South Africa and Botswana itinerary. Here are some highlights in their own words and pictures: Day 3 – Cape Town : We were scheduled to cook alongside a woman in her home in the colorful Malay sectio...
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Botswana and Zambia Safari

Botswana and Zambia Safari
Wild couple, Bill and Gregory just returned from their 10-day Wildland safari in Botswana and Zambia  and according to Bill, " We had a heck of a time and the fact that you pulled off all of the logistics is astounding. The places we stayed were absolutely awesome and the people amazing. Wildland did a really good job. " Both guests had previously traveled with Wildland to Peru and were able to apply their Wildland Alumni Loyalty discount to this trip to see the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and safari. They rated their guides as " darn good"  particularly their " guide Russ at Pelo was absolutely awesome; Jacob in the Lower Zambezi was very good and the same for John and Prince at the Luwi and Nsolo bush camps in South Luangwa ." These travelers ate well along the way too, " all the meals were very good, with the...
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Your guide to safaris in the Okavango Delta

Your guide to safaris in the Okavango Delta
Flying over the Okavango Delta is an incredible experience. The sheer size of the delta is hard to grasp when viewing it on a map or Google Earth and it seems endless when viewing it in person. When fully spread out it covers an area nearly 155mi by 95mi with 290 billion gallons of water. The elevation change over this huge area is only about 215 feet so that means the water slowly creeps in over months to reach its furthest extent. What would otherwise be flat Kalahari dessert is a rich mixture of grasslands, woodlands and papyrus swamps which consume some 60% of the waters with the rest mostly lost through evaporation. It’s heaven for wildlife and a real treat for any visitor. I traveled around extensively within the area and instead of getting lost in the details of each area I’d like to provide some basic observations about...
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Victoria Falls: Zambia vs Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls: Zambia vs Zimbabwe
My expectations were shattered when I got to Victoria Falls ; they were absolutely spectacular! I was a bit skeptical of the area due to the amount of travelers it receives annually but these feelings were physically washed away by a torrent of rain while walking the Falls trail. The common name for the falls (Mosi oa Tunya) translates to “The Smoke that Thunders” because as you approach you can see the plumes of mist rising from what seems to be a giant fissure in the earth and start to hear a deep roaring sound. The falls are split between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with 2/3 of the falls located on the Zambian side but the main channel of water located on the Zimbabwe side. Which is better? It depends on season, as the water flow greatly varies from rainy to dry season. From Dec-July you’re going to see water and...
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Our Walk Through A Jurassic Park on Safari in Botswana

Relaxed and smiling now, after our walk, but when they are leading foot safaris in the bush, Brian and Chantal are focused!     Brian points out the leopard tracks at our feet. He kicks over a fresh pile of dung on our path where a buffalo has just passed. And, with a keen ear he listens intently to the trumpeting of a young elephant somewhere in the trees around us. “This is a Jurassic Park we’re walking through!” he exclaims in an excited whisper. We had heard elephants trumpeting around us so we walked to the top of this rise and could be more relaxed seeing that we were separated from the herd by a large lagoon.  We signed up for a jaunt on foot through the bush in the Linyanti concession on our Botswana safari with expert trackers and bush guides, Brian Rode and Chantal Venter. On a...
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