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Lots of Lovely Leopards in Luangwa

My five year old says that the letter of the day is ‘L’! And we’re talking about leopards.  Over the years at Wildland I’ve had many people say to me “What I’d really like to see is a leopard”. Though one of the Big 5, leopards are often tough to spot. In East Africa you usually see one on a trip, but you’re lucky if you see more than one and you may see no leopards. In Southern Africa it can be much the same, depending on where you are. Leopards are masters of stealth and spend a lot of time in trees, either resting or dragging a kill up there to enjoy at their leisure. With their spots they’re extremely well-camouflaged when the leaves of the branches rustle in the breeze. So where to go if you want to see leopard? The South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The Luangwa River...
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A wild taste from Morocco: Matbucha

A wild taste from Morocco: Matbucha
I just got back from a two week trip to Morocco and the day I returned I had to make one of my favorite dishes, matbucha. Matbucha is an appetizer which is pretty much what we would call salsa, but Moroccans call it a salad. Today at the office I ran a taste test just to make sure this was ready to suggest as a wild recipe and the staff gave it two-thumbs up! Matbucha Recipe:Ingredients 10 tomatoes (diced) 2 Bell peppers (diced) 1-2 Jalapeños (diced) 1/2 an onion, 1 onion if you love onions. (diced) 1-2 cloves of garlic - if you love garlic add two. (diced) 1 Tbsp of paprika 1 Tbsp of salt 2 Tbsp of sugar 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oilOptional Ingredients: 1 Tbsp of turmeric 1-2 Tbsp of chili peppers - depends if you want some heat, typically you don't add chili peppers. 1 Tbsp of Ras el hanout -...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
Looks similar to the kind of delicious vegetable mezes in Turkey, but then it's all part of Mediterrean cuisine. Thanks for sharin... Read More
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:40
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Headed to Morocco

  I love everything about traveling, including the journey to get to where I'm going. My trip to Morocco started with a flight from Seattle to Frankfurt and something I have always enjoyed about flying is looking out the window. For me it's better than tv, as I flew over the cascades and the Canadian Rockies I couldn't help but dream about climbing all the great peaks I saw. Then I was lucky enough to watch an electric sunrise over Iceland. Once I landed in Frankfurt I decided to make the most of my layover and take the train into the city to explore. But before I did anything I got myself a nice big pretzel and that hit the spot after my long flight. In Frankfurt I found some beautiful churches, nice parks and some pretty incredible architecture. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to explore more, but nonetheless spending...
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The TAP Challenge

What is the TAP challenge? Well let me first explain what TAP is, TAP stands for Travelers Against Plastic. A non-profit that encourages travelers and tour operators to travel more sustainably by simply traveling with a reusable water bottle. Wildland Adventures is a co-founder of TAP and a strong believer in creating sustainable travel options that leave little or no impact on the destinations we visit. As travelers we have a global responsibility to protect the people, places and cultures we visit. There are thousands of ways we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle, but it all starts with the right habits. One simple way to start is by always using a reusable bottle, when you travel and while at home. It just makes sense! I think in just a couple of years people are going to look back and wonder what the heck were we thinking wasting all of...
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Guest — Grettel (Usha)
Costa Rica has great drinking water in most areas. I took the pledge to never again get single-use water bottles on my local trav... Read More
Friday, 19 April 2013 01:04
Guest — Kurt Kutay
What a great challenge. I'm going to do the same on my upcoming trip to Africa, although I'm not going to the Sahara desert or the... Read More
Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:44
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Family Explorations in Kenya

Sleeping out under the endless African night sky listening to the timeless fireside stories of trees, the earth, and wildlife sagely recounted by Samburu tribesmen. This is exactly the type of transcendent experience that led Cynthia Cleland, her daughter and granddaughter to sign up for our newly created Kenya Family Safari which visits the remote wilds of northern Kenya and the private wildlife reserves of the Maasai Mara. Cynthia has visited Africa in the past, but was drawn back by the real adventure that our itinerary embraces; a safari in Kenya that takes families away from the popular tourist spots and deep into the African bush to connect with this raw environment and share a lasting family experience. By camel and on foot, your local guides and experts of the land will awaken your senses to often missed indications of life on every level. From bird calls and animal tracks to...
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