Adventure Travel Blogging
Blog posts tagged in Africa
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...
October is the month to make your safari dreams in Kenya come true! We're offering a $700 per person savings to launch our new Kenya Bushcamp Explorer for travel any time until April 15th, 2015 if we receive your reservation within the month of November. What makes this trip so special are the intimate safari camps set in private wilderness concessions with close connections to local Maasai communities. So when venturing on game drives you are not sharing your wildlife encounters with other vehicles as often happens in popular national parks, and here in private concessions there are plenty of opportunities for walking safaris with Maasai trackers on this active African safari through the rift valley.
Please contact our Africa Program Director for more information on this offer or any of our safaris in Africa.
As Wildland's Africa Program Director I have some exciting news from Southern Africa and new opportunities to share.
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 access to...
Serious bugs call for a serious bug repellent and 3M's Ultrathon is one of the first things in my pack before heading into the bush. Whether I’m hiking in the Cascades, exploring the jungles of Borneo or on a safari in Botswana, I find this bug repellent to be highly effective at keeping those pesky little bug vampires at bay. I like that it’s effective for up to 12 hrs (it really is) and is sweat and water resistant which means I don’t have to keep reapplying all the time. Also, it comes with a nifty foam applicator on the end so you can easily spread it on without getting your hands all lacquered (ideal for fishing). I’m also OK with the level of Deet in this product (34.34%); meaning it’s strong enough to keep the bugs away but also not so potent that you’re worried about melting through your sleeping...
We originally went on a Wildland Adventures trip to Tanzania in 2002. It would be a vast understatement to say that our Wildland Adventure to Africa changed my life.
As a child, I had watched Wild Kingdom and other nature programs on TV, but I never imagined that I might one day travel to Africa. My wife, Wendy, arranged our first trip working with Nicole from Wildland Adventures. It was a private tour with our three boys, aged 8, 14, and 16. We were met by a representative at the airport who took us to our hotel, where we subsequently met Ronald our driver and guide. Ronald stayed with us until we departed for Zanzibar. We spent two weeks exploring the Northern Circuit of game parks beginning with Sinya, a private game reserve and ending with six days in the Serengeti. Part of the time we were also accompanied by...