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"Seeing the gorillas was life-changing!" - Rwanda/Tanzania/Kenya Review

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"My husband and I both feel our trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya was one of the best, if not  the best , trip we've ever had and that is saying a lot since we are constantly traveling. Seeing the gorillas in Rwanda 2 days in a row was life-changing and the best part of our trip! Everything about the country was fascinating because ...
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Kenya Guest Review: "We saw an incredible array of animals."

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Natalie F. was referred to us by one of our alumni and I created a custom Kenya Safari  for her and her family. Here are just a few of the photos she shared with us of the wildlife they saw. "Masai Mara was incredible! The Lodges and staff could not have been more accommodating  and we saw an incredible array...
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Visas in hand, I'm Africa bound!

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This June I'm heading to East Africa and visiting our camps and lodges in Tanzania and Kenya , scouting new adventure opportunities, re-connecting with our local guides, and re-discovering firsthand why this is the premier safari destination in Africa! I'm really excited to be going back to some of the destinations that initially sparked my lo...
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Maasai Warriors Scrap Lion Hunt for Olympics

Maasai Warriors Scrap Lion Hunt for Olympics
An alumni just sent me a cool story they found on NBC and a short message thanking us for setting up such a great safari in Tanzania for them: "A highlight of our Tanzania safari this year was our exposure to the Maasai. Thanks for setting us up for an unforgettable journey of discovery!"  It got me thinking that I'd also love to share this story with you. In addition, I added a clip of one of our Maasai leaders talking about their spear competitions and video of them throwing their spears below. Something we often witness on many of our Kenya safaris  and Tanzania safaris . Plus, our guests actually get to practice it with the warriors! Here's the NBC story on it: Kenya's Maasai Warriors Scrap Lion Hunt for Olympics Video from On Safari In Africa With Wildland Adventures (Pt. 2) Spear throwing at 6:22 Keeping it wild, Jeff Stivers
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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
We noticed this African proverb chiseled into the wall in the Johannesburg airport as we passed through there, and it perfectly describes our trip, which was perhaps the most personal travel experience we've ever had. We expected the expansive scenery and wildlife to be amazing, and anticipated that lodges/camps would be fabulous, but what also left a lasting impression was the people we met. We are most grateful for the gift of time and sincere hospitality from everyone at Merrueshi who led us into schoolrooms, dorms, clinic exam rooms and the lab...who talked story about social traditions under an acacia tree, or world politics over tea in the lobby pavilion, or community development around the dinner table...or graciously allowed us to visit their family homestead and even sit inside a traditional home built by their mother's own hands. Alyssa and Ray at Ol Donyo entertained Elaine and I like longtime friends...
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