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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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Getting past luxe on the Arabian Peninsula By invitation of Ethiad Airlines, KAI Associates and our friends in the Arabian Gulf, I'm headed to Ahu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and to Muscat, Oman. UAE has become a major international air hub with many competing carriers offering free stopover opportunities.  I know what to expect. Skyscrapers, gold and glitz, and fancy air-conditioned malls amidst a modern global culture rooted in ancient tradition and Islamic faith. And I know that Business Class on Ethiad Air 16 hours direct from LAX should be smooth sailing in the air. Not to mention a few overnights in the Emirates Palace in the pinnacle of luxury and Arabian hospitality.  But it begs the question: Will I get beyond the luxe and the hardscape to experience anything resembling ecotourism? After all, Wildland Adventures is rooted in responsible travel that conserves the enviornment and supports the well-being of local people. I...

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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...
Travel Seminars: Adventures in the Andes and Amazon of Peru October 25, 2014 at 10am - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Adventures in the Andes and Amazon of Peru presented by Wildland Adventures Peru specialist Gretchen Traut. About the event: Discover the possibilities for exploration and personal discovery in the diverse lands of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. We venture beyond well trodden routes to experience the simple rhythms of daily life, the mystical and sublime, traveling by a multitude of means that fit your style and budget. We'll explore the variety of options for visiting Machu Picchu whether by trekking the Inca Trail or riding the train. Then we'll travel by land over the Andes and by dugout canoe through the Amazon into Manu National Park, home of the most biologically diverse rain forests on earth. Wildland Adventures Peru specialist Gretchen Traut will share how we experience popular areas away from the hoards...
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