Why you should spend time in Johannesburg when visiting South Africa

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Johannesburg South Africa: There are a lot of reasons to visit a place as wonderful as South Africa. The wildlife viewing is fantastic, from the classic Big 5 viewing at Kruger National Park in the east and Madikwe Game Reserve in the North, to the exotic sealife, Southwest's Cape Town, South Africa has plenty to offer. For travelers looking f...
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A Graduate's Dream Adventure to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls

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Last December, Hunter came to Wildland Adventures with an idea for creating a special graduation adventure for his grandson, Evan. Knowing the power and value of travel, Hunter had offered Evan an excursion to anywhere in the world as a gift for graduating from high school with distinction; Evan, wisely, chose Southern Africa! A seasoned safar...
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Uganda Conservation Efforts Payoff with Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom!

Uganda Conservation Efforts Payoff with Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom!
For the third time in as many months, a new baby mountain gorilla has been born in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park! On November 11th 2016, Businza (an adult female in the Rushegura mountain gorilla family) gave birth to a new baby, her second in two years. She gave birth in the morning and was seen by a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)&...
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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...
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Wild South Africa!

Wild South Africa!
Abby S. and Steve B. chose an off-the-beaten-path custom itinerary for their South African holiday this past Fall.  A particular highlight from their trip was spending time in the Drakensberg mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The steep cliffs of these mountains surround Lesotho and are so rugged that there is only one break where a 4x4 road could be built to access the mountain kingdom at Sani Pass. "The hiking is superb. A variety of trails, in terms of length, altitude gain/loss, and views, depart directly from the resort. The views are stunning; kind of like the highlands of Scotland. Most trails are well-marked, and a map purchased at reception was serviceable. We saw elands, baboons, and raptors while hiking, and beautiful flowers." Abby and Steve also enjoyed seeing some spectacular wildlife viewing at Tanda Tula Lodge in Timbavati private game reserve as well as at Phinda Mountain Lodge...
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