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What luggage to bring for your Southern Africa Safari

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In Southern Africa (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe) many of our itineraries include this note:  ​ Baggage in charter aircraft is restricted to 20kg (44lbs) per person in a soft bag ,  including camera equipment and carry-on baggage. Only soft bags   such as a duffle bag will be accepted - n o wh eels, frames or rig...
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Why you should spend time in Johannesburg when visiting South Africa

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Johannesburg South Africa: There are a lot of reasons to visit a place as wonderful as South Africa. The wildlife viewing is fantastic, from the classic Big 5 viewing at Kruger National Park in the east and Madikwe Game Reserve in the North, to the exotic sealife, Southwest's Cape Town, South Africa has plenty to offer. For travelers looking f...
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"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"

"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"
​Seasoned travelers Ellen and Barry, were looking for an authentic adventure in Africa and turned to Wildland for our expertise in planning their South Africa and Botswana itinerary. Here are some highlights in their own words and pictures: Day 3 – Cape Town : We were scheduled to cook alongside a woman in her home in the colorful Malay sectio...
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Wildland Alumni in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Wildland Alumni in Botswana and Zimbabwe
Patti and John Gerber are no strangers to travel with Wildland Adventures having travelled with us in Peru  and Patagonia . However, they wanted to travel a bit further afield this time around and chose our Okavango and Zimbabwe safari . Patti and John also added our 4-day Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Extension . Below are highlights from their trip review: "All of the places that we stayed were excellent, although Pelo  was my favorite." What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why? "Loved the entire trip. Each country had different things to offer. We had excellent guides on all legs of the trip .  Probably my favorite was Rwanda . Not only did you have the amazing hike to the gorillas, the gorillas themselves, but also the people of Rwanda the stunning countryside." Our frequent travellers know that here at Wildland Adventures, we love working to create your trip of...
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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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