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A Graduate's Dream Adventure to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls

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Last December, Hunter came to Wildland Adventures with an idea for creating a special graduation adventure for his grandson, Evan. Knowing the power and value of travel, Hunter had offered Evan an excursion to anywhere in the world as a gift for graduating from high school with distinction; Evan, wisely, chose Southern Africa! A seasoned safar...
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Victoria Falls: Zambia vs Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls: Zambia vs Zimbabwe
My expectations were shattered when I got to Victoria Falls; they were absolutely spectacular! I was a bit skeptical of the area due to the amount of travelers it receives annually but these feelings were physically washed away by a torrent of rain while walking the Falls trail. The common name for the falls (Mosi oa Tunya) translates to “The Smoke that Thunders” because as you approach you can see the plumes of mist rising from what seems to be a giant fissure in the earth and start to hear a deep roaring sound. The falls are split between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with 2/3 of the falls located on the Zambian side but the main channel of water located on the Zimbabwe side. Which is better? It depends on season, as the water flow greatly varies from rainy to dry season. From Dec-July you’re going to see water and spray on...
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Walking Safari in Zambia was just what we were hoping for

Walking Safari in Zambia was just what we were hoping for
Our Wild Walking Safari in Zambia was just what we were hoping for. There were so many animals, each day was different and had opportunities we hadn’t seen before. Each drive or walk had something new for us to observe. We have some amazing pictures! The extension of going to see Victoria Falls and staying at Islands of Siankaba was also perfect! It allowed us to be rested and ready for the safari and Victoria falls was incredible. No words can do it justice- it just has to be experienced! I highly recommend the Elephant back safari and also the Helicopter flight over the falls. They were "the rest of the story" type of experiences and we were very glad that we participated in them. Islands of Siankaba was a dream of a place to stay, and again the people were so friendly and anxious to make sure everything was just...
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Our Walk Through A Jurassic Park on Safari in Botswana

Relaxed and smiling now, after our walk, but when they are leading foot safaris in the bush, Brian and Chantal are focused!     Brian points out the leopard tracks at our feet. He kicks over a fresh pile of dung on our path where a buffalo has just passed. And, with a keen ear he listens intently to the trumpeting of a young elephant somewhere in the trees around us. “This is a Jurassic Park we’re walking through!” he exclaims in an excited whisper. We had heard elephants trumpeting around us so we walked to the top of this rise and could be more relaxed seeing that we were separated from the herd by a large lagoon.  We signed up for a jaunt on foot through the bush in the Linyanti concession on our Botswana safari with expert trackers and bush guides, Brian Rode and Chantal Venter. On a walking...
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A Dog’s Life On Safari In Botswana

Starred down by a pack of wild dogs on safari in Botswana. ....we were taken by surprise when we rounded the corner to find multiple pairs of big ears and piercing eyes starring us down in the middle of the dirt track. Headed out with "Ace" on safari in Botswana. Early in the morning on safari in Botswana our guide Ace spotted some paw prints on the dusty earth. You never know what you’ll encounter on safari and not far from Savuti Camp in the Linyanti concession featured in several of our Botswana Wildland Adventures we found ourselves tracking wild dogs. Based on the paw prints on top of our tire tracks from the day before Ace knew they were near. Impalas are in rut in Botswana. Males are busy watching over their females and young impalas are a favorite prey for wild dogs. The African wild dog, also known as the Cape hunting dog, is among...
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