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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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The Game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show

The Game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show
Wildland travelers, Dave Olander and Dan Wofsey, visited Tanzania on our Serengeti Wilderness Safari during the short rainy season of in February with their wives Jitka and Carol. Their trip covered the northern part of the country, traversing Tarangire National Park, the Lake Eyasi Basin, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. This can be a particularly excellent time to catch the great migration in the Southern Serengeti as the wildebeest prepare to calve in a two week long coordinated event. They recount their experience here: Jeff, I have had multiple trips to unusual places, but our trip to Tanzania was the best one. The game drives were like being in a National Geographic Show. A personal highlight for me was the animals. It was all about the animals, the exotic terrain, and the beauty of the place. I had high expectations and they were exceeded.  Our time with the Hadzabe was fascinating,...
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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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Catching Tigers in Africa

Catching Tigers in Africa
This past year I traveled to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa on an action packed three week long adventure. In addition to scouting a mind numbing total of 35 camps/lodges and ravaging my vocal chords networking at the largest travel trade show on the continent, I had several jaw dropping moments in the wild that reminded me exactly why I do what I do.  I’ll never forget the inquisitive stare down I had with an elephant in the Okavango Delta ; the silhouette of a new moon rising over the mighty Zambezi River in Mana Pools ; the earth rumbling roar or a male lion at Thanda ;  tracking rhino on foot in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park ; being blasted by the thunderous spray of the Victoria Falls ; boogie boarding just south of Mozambique on a deserted stretch of beach at Rocktail ; and of course all of the amazing...
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Praise from Tanzania

Praise from Tanzania
An email just came in this morning which made me smile: “Jeff, sipping a glass of wine under my mosquito net in our fabulous camp Maramboi .  I have never seen so many stars in my life, still enjoying the memories of our afternoon in the Tarangire national park where we saw LOTS of elephant, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, wart hogs, a jackal, plenty of birds, antelope, monkeys, mongoose, and more!!!!!! No cats yet but we have a wakeup call for 6:00am tomorrow.  Wonderful news about the upgrade. . . So far everything has exceeded my expectations. . . . My daughter and I are in HEAVEN!!!!!” – Katharine de Barrueta I love getting updates from our travelers in the field, especially when they’re really connecting with the place, people and surrounding environment as you once did. It reminds you of your own fond memories. For me, Katharine’s comments bring back the...
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