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10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier

10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier
A volcano is a volcano right? WRONG! Kilimanjaro is quite a different mountain than Mount Rainier. Here are 10 reasons why you can and should climb Kilimanjaro with Wildland Adventures instead of Mount Rainier on your own: 10) Climbing Kilmanjaro is non-technical – Kili requires no technical climbing gear. Warm clothes, a good sleeping bag and pad and a sturdy pair of hiking or mountaineering boots are as technical as it gets. Contrast that with Rainier where you’ll need ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axes and full set of mountaineering skills and training including glacier travel and crevasse rescue. If that doesn’t convince you, the oldest person to climb Kili was 84. A regular exercise routine and time spent hiking uphill are all that you’ll need to do to get in shape for Kili. 9) Kili is in a spectacular setting – Kili is surrounded by some of the greatest places...
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The Best Part About Working At Wildland

The Best Part About Working At Wildland
Every quarter I get to do the coolest thing. I get to give money to really amazing organizations on behalf of Wildland clients. With almost all of our trips we include a line item that reads “Optional Contribution to Travelers’ Conservation Trust” and then lists a local organization that we believe in. And most of you do make that optional donation, allowing us to forward funds quarterly. Here are just a few of the checks that I’ve written this year:  $750 to the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania which will be used for the Ujamaa Community Resource Trust. They work with orphans and the complex struggle for land between the Maasai cattle and the wildlife that brings so many tourism dollars to Tanzania. $1450 to Conservacion Patagonica who is working to create a trans-frontier National Park in Patagonia. They are purchasing land, restoring it, and showing local communities how they can benefit from...
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Marveling at gorgeous animals and amazing scenery every day in Tanzania

Marveling at gorgeous animals and amazing scenery every day in Tanzania
Bob, Carol, Michael and Leslie chose Wildland Adventures to plan their custom Tanzania safari last November. Highlights of the trip included both Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti. It also included the less-visited but equally impressive Ruaha and Selous game reserves in southern Tanzania. “I couldn't have been more prepared…You were willing to have extended discussions about details of camera equipment, what to take, descriptions of accommodations, etc.” All the camera preparation paid off with these up-close images that Michael was able to capture. “We loved Tarangire in part because it was first, also due to excellent guiding by Kevin. He is a gem! We saw a cheetah and a leopard kill first day! His knowledge on birds and animals is outstanding. The Serengeti is simply fabulous for what it is! We saw dozens and dozens of animals, with great guide location and access, patience and humor.” “A once in a...
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Happy Holidays to each and all

Happy Holidays to each and all
We received this delightful holiday letter from a family of alumni travelers and felt it was too good not to share: "This year a 17 day Tanzanian Safari with Wildland Adventures exceeded our greatest expectations. We spent long, full days in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Parks where the extraordinary teeming abundance of wildlife led to up close and personal encounters with lions (100+), elephants, leopards, cheetah and way too many wildebeest, hippos, giraffes, impala, ect, to count.  And we had a private tour! Our driver-guide spotted game at every turn while driving in our open top Toyota Land Cruiser on Tanzania's infamous roads. In addition to wildlife sightings, we had fascinating encounters with a few of the 120 tribal groups, including a walkabout with the primitive Hadzabe hunter/gatherers as they sought game with bow and arrows. Seeing a snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro as we left was the perfect ending...
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Opting For Adventure & Giving Back

Opting For Adventure & Giving Back
Wildland is opting to close our office this Black Friday to encourage our staff, friends and family to get out, give thanks and enjoy the wild. We have a lot to be thankful for as we approach our 30th anniversary and what better time to say thanks than Thanksgiving? This year we're giving thanks to an incredible cause and you can too! A young Wildland traveler, 12-year-old Jamie Eisner, who recently returned from a family safari in Tanzania has taken on the monumental task of raising money to build a well for a school she visited. “Before I visited Tanzania, I took for granted that I have easy access to water whenever I want, air conditioning, plenty of food, medicine, a great education, and so much more. The children at Mikocheni have none of this, but we can give them something that would change their lives,” explains Jamie. “With the well, the kids will do better...
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