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Highlights of East Africa

I just confirmed a great custom safari in East Africa for two Wildland travelers that I'm calling the ‘Highlights of East Africa’ combining some of the best of Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Recently I've received interest from several guests who have 20 or more days for their African safari vacation which gives me an opportunity to plan a really diverse and in-depth itinerary to many different habitats and to visit several native communities. In this recent case, they called to share their interests and style of travel; they are active people who like to take photographs, walk, hike, take pictures, visit local schools and markets and they were really keen to stay long enough in each country to really get a sense of the people and culture. They described themselves as adventurous but mentioned that they also enjoy the creature comforts of good food, beautiful camps and lodges and a warm...
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Travel to Namibia - End of the World

  Photo by Dan Allen If the world was truly coming to an end, I would travel to Namibia and explore the amazing landscapes of Damaraland. It is one of the most remote destinations in the world with a low population density and is enchantingly beautiful, especially the night skies. I would make sure to stop for lunch at the Ugab Save the Rhino Trust Camp, an organization singly responsible for helping these rare animals survive and thrive, making this the region with the world’s largest concentration of Black rhino outside of national parks. Then maybe climb to the top of the Brandberg Mountain (the second largest monolith in the world), I'm sure I'd find some amazing views from the top. If I could only bring a couple of things with me, I would bring a rifle and a bushman guide to help me find water and food in order to survive the...
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Safari in Kenya - End of the World

We asked Rachael Garrett, director of operations for Wildland Adventure where she would go if it was the end of the world. Normal 0 false false false EN-CA JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-CA;} Kenya Family Safari For some reason my 5 year old daughter is suddenly fascinated with safaris in Africa. She frequently asks me what people in Africa are doing right now, what their houses look like, what people in Africa eat. With Africa being such a huge and varied continent it’s an extremely complicated question to answer! If I could take her to one place in the world before it ended it would be to visit Maasai Simba Camp in Chyulu Hills, near Amboseli National park in Kenya. This is a camp founded by the Maasai...
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Guest — Nicole Russo
I chose Antarctica in the survey, because I would then die having seen all seven continents. In truth, if it were truly the end o... Read More
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:28
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My Gorilla Trekking Dream

     As Wildland Adventures Marketing Manager one of the hardest parts of my job is reading amazing itineraries, listening to guests and staff share trip memories and looking at extraordinary photos from far off destinations all day. I know what you're thinking "Tuff life dude," but let me explain. After a long day at work all I ever do is dream about work every night, I think that should count as overtime if you ask me!One adventure that frequently appears in my dreams is our Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure. As a photographer, wildlife junkie and adventurer I think gorilla trekking in Uganda would be a true life changing experience. It has all the ingredients for an epic adventure: an exotic destination off the beaten path, unbelievable wildlife experiences and plenty of diverse landscapes. Even the accommodations on this trip blow my mind, a mixture of 5 different lodges, camps and hotels that...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
I would love to not only go with Jeff, but to have him as my guide would be an epic adventure.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:06
Guest — Tad
Those sound like sweet dreams! Trekking with gorillas is amazing and in many ways, life changing. You should join Jeff on his next... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:18
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5 Things You Can’t Leave Home Without for an African Safari

  Having grown up in a travelling family, travel is an inherent part of my life and lifestyle. It is what I save up for and spend all my waking hours thinking about – by the time I was 18 I had been to more than 40+ countries. Over the last 12 years I have been to more 14 countries in Africa alone and have even toured, studied and worked in a variety of capacities in East and Southern Africa. My first safari was in South Africa with my family and I was hooked instantly. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study, train and work as a guide and over the years have assisted hundreds of travelers in planning, preparing for and going on trips all over the region and really love sharing my passion and favorite experiences with a variety of travelers over the years. I get...
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