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Your Serengeti Safari and The Great Migration: A month-by-month guide

Your Serengeti Safari and The Great Migration: A month-by-month guide
The Serengeti: no other place on Earth is more synonymous with an African safari. The name alone conjures up images of vast plains teeming with exotic wildlife. The Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania is home to one of the most spectacular mammal migrations on Earth. This park is over 5,700 square miles (about the size of Connecticut) with the great Serengeti Ecosystem about twice that size. Each year, an astounding 1.5 million blue wildebeests and more than 200,000 zebra trace a clockwise migration loop through the greater Serengeti ecosystem in search of better grazing and water sources. If all of these wildebeest and zebra were to each run in front of your Land Rover at 1 per second, it would take almost 3 weeks for all of them to cross the road! Over the course of the full migratory loop, the animals can cover up to 1,800 miles – that’s...
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Journal About Your Travel for Richer Memories

Journal About Your Travel for Richer Memories
Our guest blogger is Dave Fox, author of several books on travel writing and an experienced travel guide. Wildland Adventures is thrilled to be working with Dave Fox on an upcoming hosted tour Vietnam: Travel Writing with Dave Fox. The journey will begin in the south in Ho Chi Minh City. You'll spend a few days getting a taste of rural Vietnamese life in the Mekong Delta before flying to Hanoi in the north. The trip will conclude with two days cruising on a private junk boat through Halong Bay. Of course, Dave will infuse the journey with his writing expertise, deep knowledge of Vietnam and witty humor. For more details on the trip, email our Vietnam Program Director or call (800)345-4453.    Our vacations are often short, yet we invest a lot of time and money into making them happen. Why? Because a two-week vacation lasts a lot longer than...
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10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier

10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier
A volcano is a volcano right? WRONG! Kilimanjaro is quite a different mountain than Mount Rainier. Here are 10 reasons why you can and should climb Kilimanjaro with Wildland Adventures instead of Mount Rainier on your own: 10) Climbing Kilmanjaro is non-technical – Kili requires no technical climbing gear. Warm clothes, a good sleeping bag and pad and a sturdy pair of hiking or mountaineering boots are as technical as it gets. Contrast that with Rainier where you’ll need ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axes and full set of mountaineering skills and training including glacier travel and crevasse rescue. If that doesn’t convince you, the oldest person to climb Kili was 84. A regular exercise routine and time spent hiking uphill are all that you’ll need to do to get in shape for Kili. 9) Kili is in a spectacular setting – Kili is surrounded by some of the greatest places...
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Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town

Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town
Sure, Prince George is adorable but the 6 month old prince of Bhutan is giving him a run for cutest royal toddler. Look at that smile and check out those dimples on Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King, featured cute photos of his 6-month-old son for the royal family's official calendar for the month of September. "Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King," the organization wrote alongside a link to download the desktop calendar. "It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry out Royal Duties." The proud father, who became the King of Bhutan in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne to allow his son to rule, tied the...
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Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools - Guest Review

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools - Guest Review
Rich and Cathy Decker almost didn’t make it out of the United States thanks to a Delta Airlines computer crash that grounded 2,000 flights the night before their departure to Africa. Early morning emails by Rachael, our VP of Operations and some re-juggled logistics had the Deckers back on track and seamlessly connecting to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. According to Rich, “Rachael and Chris were terrific! I was so impressed that Rachael was giving attention to this at 6am. Wildland helped to fix the flight mess and the rest of our vacation was fantastic.” Rich and Cathy started their time in Victoria Falls with a tour of the falls as well as a visit to a local village. “I found the village visit to be especially educational and moving. We spent an hour and a half with a mother and her three kids seeing where they cook, eat and sleep. I...
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