Himalayan Cool Cats — Snow Leopard Safari

Published on April 4, 2019

Jungle Sutra is offering a rare chance to journey into the Himalayas in search of the elusive snow leopard and other exceptional wildlife. The 11-day safari is scheduled for Nov. 8-18, 2019 in the Ladakh region of northern India. Ladakh’s unique high-altitude…

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Read All About It: Rich Man, Spoor Man

Published on March 1, 2019

The Sunday Times in South Africa offers a story about one of its writers learning the fine art of reading animal footprints in the bush from a veteran EcoTraining tracker. Quotable quote: “On the day I arrived, there was high excitement among…

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Bike & Boat

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Read All About It: Jewels of Raja Ampat

Published on July 19, 2018

Justin Massoni, director of sales and operations for AdventureSmith Explorations, wrote a review about his recent cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures — Jewels of Raja Ampat aboard the 24-passenger Ombak Putih. Quotable quote: “The pinisi motorsailer Ombak Putih — meaning “white wave”…

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EcoTraining + Good Work = Community Conservation

Published on October 20, 2017

Expecting the youth of today to be custodians of our natural heritage tomorrow entails connecting them with nature and showing how much there is to protect and love. This was the thinking behind a recent Safari Guide Training program for community members…

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Exploring East Africa with Cheli & Peacock – A Webinar

Published on August 22, 2017

Gary Segal, the new general manager of Cheli & Peacock Safaris, joins company co-founder Liz Cheli for a webinar on traveling to East Africa. Focusing on our programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, Explore East Africa with Cheli & Peacock Safaris…

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Queen of Katwe

Published on March 1, 2017

From the immortal African Queen (1951) to the giant gorilla flick Mighty Joe Young (1998) and Academy Award-winning Last King of Scotland (2006), many movies have been either set in or filmed on location in Uganda. The latest box office sensation is…

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The Queen of Uganda’s National Parks

Published on March 1, 2017

Primates aside, Uganda’s most spectacular game viewing experience is Queen Elizabeth National Park. Unlike Bwindi and Kibale — which are both densely forested — QENP features a typical East African savannah landscape and the creatures that relish that mix of grasslands and…

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Gorilla Birth Caught on Camera

Published on March 1, 2017

Keeping close watch on the gorilla baby boom in East Africa, Adventure Consults reports that American traveler Dina Tamimi was able to witness and video the birth of a baby gorilla in Mgahinga National Park. On her first-ever gorilla trek, Tamimi and…

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Ultimate Uganda and Rwanda

Published on March 1, 2017

For travelers who want to experience all of the highlights of East Africa’s incredible Lakes Region, Adventure Consults offers a nine-day/eight-night adventure called Ultimate Uganda and Rwanda. Starting from Entebbe, the journey includes chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park and gorilla…

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Grand Tour Namibia

Published on February 21, 2017

  Given the fact that African Profile Safaris has long been the air safari of choice among Hollywood types visiting Namibia, it wasn’t surprising that former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May chose APS to fly them around…

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Mamihlapinatapai — That Special Glance

Published on February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Emerging Destinations team! We wanted to share one of the coolest words we’ve come across on our travels, a romantic slice of Patagonia that Australis guide Eduardo Paredes originally told us about last year. Many treasures form…

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Kenya’s Best Leopard Spotter?

Published on February 11, 2017

The most stealthy and mysterious of Africa’s three big cats, leopards are rarely seen in the wild. As nocturnal creatures, they keep a low profile during the day and only emerge around dusk to hunt for their next meal. They are also…

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Iceland Talking

Published on December 20, 2016

  Even the Emerging Destinations team has trouble pronouncing the names of the ports of call along Ocean Diamond routes in Iceland, and we thought you might, too. Click on the audio files below to see how locals pronounce place names like…

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Wild and Beautiful (Elewana) Places

Published on November 23, 2016

Northern Kenya is one of the stars of a brand new National Geographic book called Wild Beautiful Places – Picture Perfect Journeys Around the Globe. Lavishly illustrated with National Geographic photography, the books includes a lengthy description of a region that includes…

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Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom

Published on November 22, 2016

Virunga National Park is in the midst of a baby boom. Located right across the border from Uganda, the legendary Congo reserve has witnessed the birth of four mountain gorillas since mid October. Mafuko, a mother from the Bageni family, gave birth…

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All the Talk about Traders Walk

Published on November 19, 2016

Located at on the grounds of the Arusha Coffee Lodge, Traders Walk is a unique African experience center where visitors can browse African art and artifacts sample typical local cuisine and sip wondrous Tanzanian coffee. Among the cluster of retail and food…

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Uganda Slashes Visa and Gorilla Fees

Published on November 18, 2016

In a move to promote tourism, the Ugandan government has slashed the price of a single entry visa to US$50 (down from US$100). The good news came just days after the government introduced an online visa application service. In addition to making…

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Riddle of the Sands

Published on November 16, 2016

Anyone who has already flown across Namibia with African Profile Safaris knows that sand dunes are one of the more compelling and most colorful subjects for both your eyes and camera. From the Kalahari to the Namib, there is certainly plenty of…

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And the Award Goes To . . .

Published on November 15, 2016

The Elewana Collection received a staggering 28 nominations across 20 different categories in the finals of the 2017 Safari Awards organized by the UK-based Good Safari Guide. No other African safari property group was even close to being nominated so many times…

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