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A Well of Inspiration in Tanzania

A Well of Inspiration in Tanzania
  Many times over the years, Wildland travelers have truly awed us with their generosity and humility. But it’s even more of an inspiration when that person is only 12 years old!   During her Wildland Serengeti Family Safari , 12 year old Jamie visited the Mikocheni Primary School alongside our guide Hadji. What she discovered left a lasting impression, moving Jamie to make it her mission to assist the school and local community through building a well.  There is no source of water near the school and the children must carry their own water, in some cases walking up to 6 miles. This project will provide fresh water within easy reach of the thirsty students. Watch this short video, created (and sung!) by Jamie and her 3 older siblings, outlining her plan to improve the quality of life for the children of Mikocheni School.     We continually donate to...
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Kurt Kutay
Wow, that is inspiring. Thanks Jaime for taking this initiative. Together we'll make it happen because who can imagine being in sc... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2015 14:38
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New Regulations Traveling to South Africa With Minors Effective June 1, 2015

New Regulations Traveling to South Africa With Minors Effective June 1, 2015
Families with minors (children under 18) to or from South Africa take note that the South African government has adopted new documentation requirements for minors, which will go into effect on June 1, 2015.     See the South African Department of Home Affairs summary of the New Immigration Regulations for Families Traveling Abroad With Children .   Please review these documentation requirements and make sure you comply. Families traveling without the required documentation may be detained and denied entry.     Both parents traveling with a minor must produce an unabridged birth certificate.   One parent traveling with a minor must produce an unabridged birth certificate and a consent form from the other parent, a non-parent traveling with a minor must produce similar and additional documentation (e.g., identify documents for the non-present parents)   This is just a short overview of some of the new requirements and is not legal...
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Ebola Update: Southern and Eastern Africa Safari Travel Unaffected

Ebola Update: Southern and Eastern Africa Safari Travel Unaffected
Updated as of March 8, 2015 Fresh updates from the CDC and World Health Organization have provided valuable insight into the diminishing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Reports since January 2015 confirm that the spread of Eboloa has waned in West Africa and never spread into Eastern or Southern Africa.   In regards to travel to Africa, the CDC warns against travel to the affected countries in West Africa. However, for Eastern and Southern Africa, there are no restrictions or warnings ( Click here to see CDC’s travel warnings ) and no cases of Ebola. It’s important to consider the vast distance between the source of the outbreak in West Africa and where travelers visit for safaris in Eastern and Southern Africa. The info graphics below help put that distance and the sheer size of the African continent into perspective.    Due to the extreme distances and geographical barriers between Eastern...
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How I got engaged on safari in South Africa

How I got engaged on safari in South Africa
I have known Jeff Stivers since high school. We booked our custom South Africa safari with Wildland because of him but he and other staff took a lot of time to craft a unique and personalized experience full of authentic and unforgettable moments. I wanted to safari in Africa with my girlfriend and propose to her, and share a lasting memory on an amazing trip to start our time together. Jeff's intimate knowledge of our travel sites, as well as his personal friendship with our lodge's owners, led to a perfect proposal. He crafted the perfect engagement, from sunrise to sunset. We were treated to a private bush walk to view my fiance's favorite animal, a sunset, candle-lit dinner with champagne at the lodge's secluded bird hide, and most importantly, the perfect moment to propose. I can honestly say that Wildland's staff gave us the perfect engagement! We loved our experience...
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Hanging Over The Victoria Falls

Hanging Over The Victoria Falls
A short interview with Kim Newton of Washington, who planned a custom Botswana safari with a group of friends: How was your trip? All the camps and the activities were wonderful and memorable. In Linyanti often you would see multiple types of animals and birds dotted along the length of the shore simultaneously. For instance, one day you could see baboons in the foreground, impalas and warthogs in the mid-ground, elephants crossing the water in the distance, not to speak of all the birds everywhere. We really enjoyed the rookery when we were at Camp Kanana. We were having dinner when the termite hatching occurred after the first rain of the season at Kanana. We were swarmed in the lodge – it was a little freaky to be swarmed by the flying termites, but also very amazing. It only happens once or twice a year after the first rain. Our extra...
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