Elsa’s Kopje Celebrates World Lion Day

Published on November 7, 2018

Managers George and Theresa Van Wyck of Elsa’s Kopje celebrated World Lion Day by honoring one of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and regal creatures at the Elewana Collection safari lodge in Meru National Park — and reflecting on the lives of…

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Uganda’s Operation Twiga III Kicks Off

Published on September 16, 2018

As part of Operation Twiga III, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has authorized the relocation of 15 giraffe from Murchison Falls National Park to the less-visited but golden plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. The effort is part of an ongoing program…

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Why It’s a Good Time to Become a Nature Guide

Published on September 11, 2018

As the South African tourism industry continues to thrive — and the re-establishment of game reserves and natural wildlife areas continues — the opportunity for careers in ecotourism is on the increase. One such career is field guiding, or as it’s more…

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Read All About It: Zanzibar’s Dreamy Hotels

Published on August 20, 2018

Travel + Leisure magazine offers it’s picks for six dreamy hotels that will make you want to quit your job and move to Zanzibar — including Kilindi Zanzibar from The Elewana Collection. Quotable quote: “Tanzania’s island paradise [is] the next must-visit beach…

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Safe Travel Ideas in Africa for Solo Female Travelers

Published on August 15, 2018

For some women, traveling alone is a liberating experience — that’s sometimes curtailed for safety or economical reasons (those single supplements can be a killer!). However, a number of EcoTraining programs were recently recommended in an article called 20 of the best…

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Rescuing the Northern White Rhino

Published on August 12, 2018

In a desperate effort to save the Northern White Rhino (NWR), scientists in Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic have joined forces to create the first-every hybrid rhino embryo produced outside of the womb. Until now, all conservation efforts to save this…

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Read All About It: Ngorongoro is No. 1

Published on August 2, 2018

The Citizen newspaper in Dar es Salaam reports that Ngorongoro Conservation Area has passed the Serengeti as Tanzania’s No. 1 tourism destination. Quotable quote: “The rugged terrain in Arusha region, famous for the picturesque craters and the archaeological sites, accounts for over…

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Anton Lategan: Reconnecting Man and Nature with EcoTraining

Published on July 23, 2018

Here’s part two of our recent interview with Anton Lategan, one of the owners and managing director of EcoTraining Guides & Guardians, which offers a range of field courses in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya to would-be guides, environmental students or anyone…

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African Skies Get Even Friendlier

Published on July 22, 2018

A number of new airline routes and increased frequency — both regionally within Africa and internationally from North America and Europe — make it even easier to book a safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda or southern Africa. Kenya Airways Regional Flights New,…

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Read All About It: Best Solo Trips

Published on July 21, 2018

The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. recently ran a story on “20 of the Best Group Trips for Solo Travelers” — a list that includes including the EcoTraining Guides & Guardians experiences in southern Africa. Quotable quote: “The Wilderness Trails Skills course…

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