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Why visit Cape Town with a guide? We asked our Cape Town guide Doug Thompson, pictured here with his wife Sarah, to tell us why Cape Town, and why Cape Town with a guide. Why Cape Town ? Cape Town is the perfect gateway to Southern Africa. It's a gentle landing for those travelers who are on their first adventure to Africa. Many guests are surprised at its cosmopolitan feel , its vibrancy and the Mediterranean atmosphere. It is unmistakably Africa, but for those heading into 'darkest' Africa on safari , it offers a colorful arrival that often takes ones' breath away. Cape Town has the variety of settings that few other cities offer. Within a radius of 40 minutes drive, one can experience spectacular coastline, majestic mountains, semi-arid ecozones, and the beautiful winelands. As far as cities go ( 4.5 million people) , we can get out of the city onto the beach, into the forest, up...

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What's Happening in Africa As Wildland's Africa Program Director I wanted to share some quick news about some interesting things happening in Southern Africa.  South African Rand Exchange Rate: The ZAR is trading at nearly 10.5 to the dollar (up from 8 in 2012) offering some excellent opportunities in South Africa and Namibia, compared to 16-18% tax and permit fee increases on tourism related services in other popular safari destinations including as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Flights: Refurbished airports and new flight schedules are making it easier to link up wildlife parks and to move throughout Africa. Here’s some important ones: Skukuza Airport (SZK) near Kruger National Park reopened making a direct and seamless connection between Cape Town and the famed private concessions bordering the park. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) is building a new runway that should be complete by April 2015 allowing for large aircraft opening up this vital gateway for better...

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Delving Deep into Southern Africa This April and May I spent three weeks on safari covering a huge swath of Southern Africa from Zimbabwe to Zambia to Botswana to South Africa. While clocking over 1 year total in combined time on various trips to Africa I had not yet been to some of the famed parks of Southern Africa and to be honest I was bit unprepared for how impressive this part of Africa would be and the lasting memories I’d take home. I've written a series of blogs highlighting some of the destinations I found most interesting during my safari, I saw way too much to squeeze into one blog.   Unique Habitat and Exceptional Game on Safari in Hwange Favorite Lodges and Awesome Fishing in Mana Pools Victoria Falls: Zambia vs Zimbabwe Your guide to safaris in the Okavango Delta In addition, I created a photo gallery from my trip: Keeping it wild, Jeff...

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PostCards from the World, My Dreams of Peace We believe in the power of travel to create understanding, brotherhood and peace on the planet. This is a really wonderful project that many Wildland family travelers, young travelers and teachers might be interested in participating and supporting. TIMOTCA, in partnership with Artsonia and Teachers Discovery, is connecting thousands of teachers around the world to have their students share “PostCards From The World, My Dream of Peace”. Creating small original art works, this project celebrates the creative spirit that is within all of us and has the power to change the world.     TIMOTCA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 launched the project to foster peace and cultural understanding through art and to build a Peace Monument and Cultural Center presenting the visual and performing arts of every country on earth. What a great project!      Art Beyond Borders is the first collection of postcards from 60 different...

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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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New Safaris in Africa

Our own sense of discovery propels us create new trips that fit our Wild Style and we never stop tinkering with existing trips to improve them and take advantage of new opportunities. Here are some new additions and recent modifications to our premier selection of African Wildland Adventures.

NEW TRIPS:


Kaokoveld Namibia Explorer
Get far off the beaten track with this intrepid safari into some of the last truly wild places in southern Africa.
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Wild Western Tanzania Safari
For the more intrepid traveler, consider our Western Tanzania Safari which combines stunning wildlife reserves in the more remote regions of Tanzania.
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Wines and Wildlife Safari
Travel to South Africa with Wildland Adventures’ founding directors Kurt and Anne Kutay and experience the full terroir of wines and wildlife produced by some of the Earth's oldest soils and richest game habitats. Read more...

Luxury South Africa Safari
Savor the best of South Africa in style! Celebrate the wines and cuisines of the Cape in the elegance and simplicity of the most exclusive boutique hotels. 
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UPDATES & EXTENSIONS

Cape Town Extension: Cape Town has so much to offer with beautiful beaches, dramatic coastline along the Indian and Atlantic oceans, a cosmopolitan center and world class wine country only an hour away.
Maasailand Safari: New shorter itinerary with pricing for groups of 2
Ultimate Uganda Gorilla: New flights from Bwindi to Entebbe eliminates a 10 hour drive.
Botswana Green Season Safari: Save $1000 per person over regular green season rates when you travel between November 2014 and April 15, 2015 

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