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Meet Your Guides: Ajai Kumar Yadav

Meet Your Guides: Ajai Kumar Yadav
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip to India are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. We focus on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise. The last time I went to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Ajai is actually certified to guide all of Northern India but loves introducing travelers to his hometown of Varanasi best. It's obvious the depth of love and knowledge he has for this spiritual hub as you walk and talk your way through narrow alleyways or cruise down the ghats together....
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Bringing Wild Light and Hope to Nepal

Bringing Wild Light and Hope to Nepal
Early last year, a massive 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal killing thousands.  The devastation was widespread, destroying nearly a million homes and more than 10,000 schools.  To support Nepal's ongoing efforts to rebuild, Wildland Adventures has partnered with 3 Summits for Nepal for the Charity Climb for Nepal.  Four of our staff will be climbing to the summit of Mt. Rainier July 28-30th to help raise awareness of this issue and the necessary funds to make a difference. These funds will go directly to purchase solar panels for four village schools that are still without power, bringing light and hope that they have been without for over a year. Please support our Wild cause! Help us reach our goal of $5,000 to bring solar power to four village schools by donating to our cause on our fundraising page. With your help, Wildland Adventures has been supporting environmental and social causes around the globe for the past 30 years. Please consider a donation to our Wild cause! Below you'll find some...
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Retired woman seeking others to experience Panama Fall 2016

Retired woman seeking others to experience Panama Fall 2016
Attention travelers!  A retired woman in her early 60's is interested in traveling with others who would like to join either the October 21 or December 2, 2016 departure of our Panama Explorer itinerary. Geared towards the exploration of Panama’s ecological and cultural diversity, this easy going 10-day small-group tour needs at least three other people to confirm the departure.  She's an active woman who's traveled extensively and enjoyes discovering different cultures and ecosystems. She's especially interested in learning more about the expansion of the Panama Canal, and discovering the differences (and similarities!) between Panama and Costa Rica. Please let Central America Program Director Grettel Calderon know if you're interested in learning more.  Keeping it wild, Wildland Adventures
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Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 3: Notes on guides, family travel and other African adventures

Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 3: Notes on guides, family travel and other African adventures
African Safari Guides All of our African safari guides are exceptionally trained and experienced professional naturalists, trackers, spotters and drivers. In East Africa, although we make use of some local flight connections, most safaris are overland expeditions in 4WD land cruiser-type vehicles (not minivans) with the same English-speaking, expert driver-guide throughout your itinerary. He will be with you from dawn until dusk, and on some safaris may join you for an evening meal. On Southern African safaris, where fly-in itineraries are more common, guides are often resident naturalists based at the lodges and camps. Because Southern African safari camps are often small, remote and more exclusive, guides usually share meals with guests developing close relations until you move to the next camp where you meet the next resident naturalist.   Family Safaris In general, East Africa offers more opportunities and greater value for African family safaris. Most camps and lodges accept...
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Taking the family to the Galapagos? Here are a few things to know!

Taking the family to the Galapagos?  Here are a few things to know!
I admit I may be a bit biased, but I believe the Galapagos Islands may be one of the best destinations on Earth for family travel.  They offer the perfect combination of education and fun activities - hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and now even stand-up paddle-boarding on some vessels!  We work with yachts offering a range of family-friendly cabin configurations, and naturalist guides who are experts at not only imparting great information but also bringing all the kids onboard together in activities, promoting connections and friendships.  What are other differences in Family Departures that set them apart from regular Galapagos voyages?   The yachts with designated Family Departures will accept younger kids on those special dates.  For example, the Eric or Letty normally set a cut-off age of 12 years on regular sailings, but if you choose a Family Departure, the minimum age can drop to 5 years. Another favorite Family Departure...
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