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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Iceland for Dummies

Published on December 2, 2014

The Emerging Destinations team visited Iceland a few months back in preparation for Iceland ProCruises debut in June 2015.  While we couldn’t cruise on the Ocean Diamon, we did visit quite a few of our ports of call.   Jessie Bligh, put…

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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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Kathmandu’s 5 Best Restaurants

Published on November 4, 2014

We asked Pawan Tuladhar, the Managing Director of Dharma Adventures, to recommend his favorite eating spots in his hometown: 1. Swotha Café at Traditional Homes: Fine Nepali and continental delicacies in the beautifully restored Newari residence, conveniently located amidst the historic city…

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Into Africa with Ole Friede

Published on October 30, 2014

“We call it the world’s only living desert,” says Ole Friede as he pilots our Cessna Caravan over the red-rock Namib Desert. “Most of this region gets the equivalent of a spoonful of rain each year. From spiders and scorpions to elephant…

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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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Shamwari Group Raises 2 Million Rand for Rhino Saving Project

Published on October 14, 2013

We’re very proud to have raised R2, 000, 000 for the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild Campaign’, an initiative to help save rhinos throughout South Africa. Each of the Shamwari Group properties have over the last 12 months taken part in the Forever…

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Substantial Upgrade Unveiled at Shamwari Game Reserveerve

Published on August 8, 2013

Shamwari Game Reserve has completed substantial upgrades at four of its six lodges on the reserve. Longlee Manor, Eagles Crag Lodge, Riverdene Lodge and Sarili Lodge have all been given a new look and feel in order to offer something completely new…

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An Amazing Lion Kill at Shamwari

Published on July 26, 2013

Shamwari Amazing Video

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Shamwari Group Raise R1 Million For Rhino Conservation

Published on March 7, 2013

 Shamwari Group has raised R1, 000, 000 (@ US$110,000) for the Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Campaign, an initiative to help save rhinos throughout South Africa. Each of the Shamwari Group properties – Shamwari Game Reserve situated in the Eastern Cape, Sanbona Wildlife…

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