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The best travel moments are accidental While wandering in the small alleys of Mykonos Island I came upon this older gentleman resting and watching pedestrians pass by. To me this moment captured the relaxed atmosphere I was so enjoying in Greece, so I set up to take a perfect photo, Click and oops – I got photo bombed! As the photo-bomber approached I showed him his photo and he explained he is a photo-bomb expert. A while later after perusing the local shops, I peeked into to one of the inviting cafes that lined the street. In this area, called Little Venice, the restaurants are on a cliff directly over the Aegean Sea. Stunning! I get ready to snap another photo and who do I see but my photo-bomber! He calls out to say this means we must meet. So this is how Benjamin and I met Yanni visiting Mykonos from Northern Greece with his brother,...

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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 *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 cases in Southern Africa but...
Ebola Update: Southern and Eastern Africa Safari Travel Unaffected Updated as of October 16, 2014 Fresh updates from the CDC and World Health Organization have provided valuable insight into the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The reports provide some hope as both Senegal and Nigeria are approaching 42 days with no new cases and the WHO is likely to declare the end of the outbreak in both countries in the next week. In Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia new cases continue and more resources and assistance are urgently needed. Recent incidents in Texas and Spain have underscored the particular risk to health care workers and the need for proper training to curtail future cases. (Click here to read the CDC’s Recent Ebola Update). For travel to Africa, the CDC continues to warn against unnecessary travel to the affected countries in West Africa. However, for Eastern and Southern Africa, there are no restrictions or warnings (Click here to see...

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An Early Christmas Gift From the Galapagos Have you made your family’s Christmas plans yet? Even if you have plans, you may want to reconsider when you read this fantastic opportunity! Due to a last-minute cancellation over Christmas, one of our most highly sought-after accommodations on the beautiful island of Santa Cruz, Galapagos Safari Camp, suddenly has space for 6 adults, or up to 8 people total with kids occupying sofa beds. This is for the Safari Camp’s deluxe family suite, complete with a Master bedroom plus 2 spacious twin-bed rooms (all bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms), a recreation room, and private patio. Intrigued? You should be! Here’s the itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday 12/25) Arrival to Galapagos · VIP Welcome services · Private guided tour of the Santa Cruz Highlands and tortoise reserve · Lunch at local restaurant · Welcome cocktail · Dinner and overnight, Galapagos Safari Camp’s deluxe family suite Day 2 (Friday 12/26) Private chartered...
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.  ...
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