Loisaba Conservancy News

Published on November 3, 2015

Elewana is about to open a new luxury camp in the Loisaba Conservancy on the site of the old Loisaba Lodge. Scheduled to open in March of next year, the new Loisaba Tented Camp will    include four stylish and extremely spacious…

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The Martian Invades Wadi Rum

Published on October 23, 2015

Anyone who’s seen Matt Damon’s latest flick probably wonders where the filmmakers got those marvelous landscape shots used in The Martian. Director Ridley Scott didn’t travel to the Red Planet — he sent his cinematographers to Jordan where the red-rock cliffs and…

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Escape to Wolf Mountain

Published on October 23, 2015

I had the privilege of visiting Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park last May — and what a surprise. Not only is the park blessed with incredible and unusual wildlife, but the landscapes are like something from a different planet. The Bale Mountains,…

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Emerging Destinations Expands Portfolio

Published on September 21, 2015

Emerging Destinations is pleased to announce that we have added Las Torres Patagonia to our portfolio of cool companies in cool places. The celebrated Torres del Paine mountains are literally right outside your door (and picture windows) at this incredible wilderness lodge…

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Last Day with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 10, 2015

Day 11 finds us sailing into Stykkisholmur, Iceland – the sun shone, spirits were high, then the winds whipped up making Zodiac trips to the harbor quite wild and wet as waves sprayed over the sides. I tried to get the guy…

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Elewana Grabs Gold

Published on September 8, 2015

We are over the moon to announce that Elewana’s Tortilis Camp has been earned Gold Eco-Rating Certification from Ecotourism Kenya. This impressive achievement is based on our outstanding and replicable practices in legal compliance, investment in renewable energy (solar) and support to conservation (particularly Kitirua…

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Life at Sea with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 6, 2015

Day 9 begins with an early morning entry into the Prins Christians Sund or the Prince Christians Straight. Our captain advised us to get up early to view this stunning passage. As soon as the ship entered calmer waters, I went outside…

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Vikings, Icebergs, and Glaciers with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 3, 2015

Day 8 finds us sailing into Narsasuaq, a town of about 140 people. Oddly enough one of the two international airports is here – a relic from an old US military base. There was one flight out today to Copenhagen. We motored…

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Mother Nature Rules Life on the Ocean Diamond

Published on September 2, 2015

Day 5 begins with more rain and gray skies. After breakfast we Zodiac to Sisimiut, which is a much larger ‘city’ than Uummannaq. It’s colorful although not as quaint and has a much larger variety of shops, including an indoor sports arena…

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Three Firsts Aboard the Ocean Diamond

Published on September 2, 2015

Day 7 begins in the wee hours with my first ever NORTHERN LIGHTS! I had put my name on a wake-up call list, no matter the time, in case of an appearance. Wow! Spectacular! Amazing! I could go on although those aren’t…

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Elusive Ilulissat

Published on August 30, 2015

Day 4 finds us first thing in the morning sailing to the Eqip Glacier, in which neither the “q” nor the “p” are pronounced so I am truly perplexed and have no idea how to say it correctly. At breakfast many passengers…

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Exploring Western Greenland with Iceland ProCruises

Published on August 29, 2015

I’m positively giddy at the realization that I get to unpack and stay in one place for 12 days – that rarely happens in the travel business! My spacious cabin has a double bed, sitting chair, desk and chair, plenty of closet…

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Chimp Research in Kibale Forest National Park.

Published on August 28, 2015

Essentially we replace the regular one-hour chimp trek at the park, this bespoke adventure offers a longer and much more in-depth glimpse of the primates. Adventure Consults guests join a habituation and research team early in the morning to observe the chimps as…

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Lion Research and Conservation – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Published on August 28, 2015

Grab some coffee, hop into one of Adventure Consults vehicles at the crack of dawn and hit the road in search of lions. Your guides on this bespoke adventure are members of a local predator research team that’s been doing research into the…

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The Ultimate Wild Gorilla

Published on August 28, 2015

More than a year in the making, Premier Safaris recently launched this exclusive up close and personal glimpse into the life of a single wild gorilla family in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  It took roughly 12 months of gradual encounters with guides…

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Dr Gladys “Intimate Gorilla Trek”

Published on August 28, 2015

Adventure Consults has joined forces with legendary Ugandan conservationist Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka to create a gorilla trekkingexperience that provides unique insights into the animals, their health and other issues that impact on their survival. This new approach to the traditional gorilla safari is…

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Guau! Magnifico! Fabuloso! Hermosa! Delfin Amazon Cruises

Published on August 18, 2015

My sentiments after sailing with our newest client, Delfin Amazon Cruises in the Peruvian Amazon. After flying from Lima to Iquitos, I was met by my Delfin guide, Renny, who escorted me to the Delfin I. Normally the embarkation point is an…

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Elewana Takes to the Kenyan Skies

Published on August 3, 2015

After a high successful debut in northern Tanzania, Elewana is launching “SkySafari” in Kenya on a triangular itinerary that includes Masai Mara, Meru and Amboseli, with the possibility of extensions to the Kenyan Coast and/or Zanzibar. The SkySafari experience is a throwback…

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Enigmatic Ethiopia

Published on July 29, 2015

Ethiopia is one of those countries that you’ve heard about but know little of its history and peoples. Most will vaguely remember the famine of 1983 and then Ethiopia seems to have dropped off the radar to all but intrepid travelers. Much…

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Delfin Tales

Published on July 29, 2015

My husband, Chris and I had the opportunity to sail on the Delfin II last month in the Peruvian Amazon. It was a far different journey from the one we did in the Ecuadorian Amazon more than two decades ago when we…

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