Such A Deal! Uganda’s Gorilla Permits and Low Season Rates

Published on May 23, 2017

Not every destination gives travelers a reason to visit during off-peak seasons. But kudos to Uganda for continuing to offer special rates during the months of April, May and November. Four years after the decrease in gorilla permit prices during this period, Uganda’s…

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Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania by Karen Day

Published on July 5, 2016

Exceptional accommodations built on the desire to protect the natural resources surrounding them.  By: Karen Day An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong…

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Elewana SkySafari – The Parks by Karen Day

Published on June 29, 2016

Flying around beautiful Tanzania on a unique, 8 day adventure. By: Karen Day On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in…

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Iceland’s Water Cure | NY Times

Published on June 3, 2016

Can the secret to the country’s happiness be found in its communal pools? Article by Dan Kois On a frigid February day in Reykjavik, I stood bare-­chested and dripping wet just inside the dressing room at the Vesturbaejar pool, facing a long,…

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Loisaba Reopens!

Published on May 31, 2016

Call it extreme makeover, Africa edition — the new Loisaba Tented Camp opened on May 1st. The open-air dining room, lounge bar, infinity pools and luxury tents are perched on the edge of a high escarpment that looks out over the wildlife-rich…

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Unexpected Ethiopia

Published on May 25, 2016

I’ve made two journeys through Ethiopia in the last 11 months with our client Jacaranda Tours. Some thoughts on the first trip can be found on my blog here. Meanwhile, here are some takeaways from my most recent trip: You can learn about Ethiopia…

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Las Torres Wins Silver at the Telly Awards

Published on May 17, 2016

From Hotel Las Torres: Very proudly, we announce that our promotional video has recently been named a Silver Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards in the category “Best online commercial for Travel/Tourism”. With over 13,000 entries from all over the world, this is truly an…

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Ethiopia – First impressions

Published on July 2, 2015

As you may know, we started working with Jacaranda Tours in Ethiopia last month. On the way back from Indaba, Kiki, Paris and myself had an opportunity to visit one of our newest clients, Jacaranda Tours, and their awesome East African country….

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Karukinka: Paradise at the end of the World

Published on January 21, 2015

I recently sailed on the new Via Australis Wild Patagonia, a three-night roundtrip cruise from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego. This area of the world continues to astound me with its grandeur and remoteness. Our new itinerary really does highlight the…

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Greenland Cuisine

Published on January 21, 2015

With candlelight, good wine and dreamy views across the water, Nipisa easily lulls you into thinking it’s a posh European restaurant. Only when you open the menu – laced with reindeer, musk ox and even seal – is it readily apparent that…

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Iceland’s Celebrated Bad Boy: Erik the Red

Published on January 12, 2015

If you think the Hells Angels attitude is a modern phenomenon, delve a little into the history of Iceland, where the sons of anarchy from a thousand years ago are now national heroes. Iceland was settled by the outcasts from mainstream Viking…

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Different Strokes: Icelandic Golf Is Quirky, Cold and Surprisingly Fine

Published on November 4, 2014

It’s a little past 12 o’clock on the longest day of the year when we finally tee off at a rambling course south of Reykjavik. Our threesome comprises of myself, a fellow from New York and a bloke from London, all of…

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What Can’t You Pronounce in Greenland?

Published on October 2, 2014

While Greenlandic, is not as difficult to speak as Icelandic, it does not flow off of the tongue easily. Below is our “Rosetta Stone” approach to the Iceland ProCruises’ports of call in Greenland. Our cruises set sail in the summer of 2015 with the first cruise to…

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Across the Himalayas – 4×4 Adventure Blog Post

Published on September 25, 2014

This is Ice Road Truckers in real life — driving the renowned Rohtang Pass over the crest of the Himalayas. Even in mid summer, snow blankets the treeless landscape, icicles dangle from rocky cliffs, and the temperature hovers below freezing as you…

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Dwyka Tented Lodge Reopens at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Published on September 25, 2014

  Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town, part of the multi-award-winning Shamwari Group, has officially re-opened the new look Dwyka Tented Lodge in preparation for the summer season.  Over several months, construction crews have been busy rebuilding and renovating this iconic tented lodge, which now offers…

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Can’t pronounce anything in Iceland? We can’t either

Published on August 26, 2014

The North America Iceland ProCruises team  has had some trouble pronouncing our Icelandic ports and we figured if we need help, you might too! Icelandic, we found out, is one of the hardest languages to speak and can be traced back to…

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Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka and Adventure Consults

Published on July 23, 2014

She has an infectious smile, a wicked sense of humor, and don’t even get her started talking about gorillas. That would be Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, who organizes intimate gorilla treks for Adventure Consults in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. She knows mountain gorillas like…

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Five Quirky Things to do in Uganda

Published on May 8, 2014

In addition to gorillas, big game and incredible scenery, Adventure Consults can also show you the eccentric side of Uganda. Below are our top five quirky adventures: 1. Hang Ten at Aero Beach Normally mild mannered Lake Victoria rocks on weekends as thousands…

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Kampala’s Top Restaurants

Published on May 2, 2014

Kampala is fast becoming a city with terrific dining. Corne Schalkwyk, the GM of Premier Safaris, located in Kampala, Uganda Shares his favorite eating spots in his adopted city: The Crafty Cupcake: Our favourite must try at Crafty cupcake – B52- the…

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Royal Expeditions’: The Buddhist Trail

Published on March 11, 2014

Home to some of the world’s most influential religions and steadfastly anchored in a heritage of philosophy, religious mythology, yoga and meditation that goes back to over 5000 years, India is one of the world’s leading cultural holiday destinations. You travel to…

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