Recipes from the Great Elewana Bake Off

Published on January 26, 2021

To celebrate International Chef’s Day, the kitchen teams at Elewana safari camps and hotels in East Africa rallied together for a Great Elewana Bake Off. Needless to say, there were some very delicious results. The culinary wizards at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge…

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Best Day Ever at Vic Falls

Published on January 25, 2021

Victoria Falls is pretty awesome all on its own. But when you combine the legendary cascade with some of the exceptional experiences on offer at The Royal Livingstone resort, you’re looking at the best day ever in Africa. Start your day with…

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Touring Tanzania in Sopa Style

Published on January 25, 2021

Tucked within Tanzania’s vast landscape, Sopa Lodges are found in hand-picked locations with panoramic views in the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti Sopa Lodge Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the wildlife-rich Serengeti Plains on northern Tanzania, Serengeti Sopa…

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Let’s Talk Rhino Poaching Prevention

Published on January 25, 2021

Rhino conservation should be one of South Africa’s greatest conservation success stories. Instead, during the first decade of the 21st century, the demand for rhino horn soared. Prior to 2006, South Africa was only losing a handful of rhinos a year to…

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Cruising with Caimans (and Other Critters) in Karanambu

Published on January 25, 2021

The one wildlife species you’re bound to encounter several times during your trip into the heart of Guyana is the black caiman, a crocodile-like reptile that inhabits South America’s tropical wilderness. Sprawled on the banks of rivers with their mouths agape, or…

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Four Signature Adventures at Bazaruto Island Resort

Published on January 20, 2021

Seek out the unknown. Delve into adventure. Discover a whole new world through these signature experiences at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort in Mozambique: Spend a magical day on the water in a traditional wooden dhow like Indian Ocean seafarers have done for…

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Our very own Jane Behrend reports From Kenya

Published on January 19, 2021

Jane was lucky enough to spend time in November traveling around some of the Elewana Kenya properties, here she gives us her observations on traveling at this time. ELEWANA AFROCHIC DIANI BEACH Our stay at AfroChic happened to coincide with Thanksgiving and…

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Read All About It! Read All About It! How Your Post-Pandemic Safari Trip Could Be Carbon Negative

Published on January 14, 2021

Forbes magazine recently ran an article about how travelers should seriously consider an eco-conscious African safari when the pandemic is finally over. Quotable quote: “This time away from travel has given nature a bit of a much-needed break, which has prompted travelers to…

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Lions and Leopards and Rhinos, Oh My!

Published on January 11, 2021

EcoTraining is launching a new two-month tracking course in 2021 that includes modules revolving around monitoring rhinos, lions and leopards in the wild. 55-Day EcoTracker: Wildlife Monitoring will take place at Selati and Pridelands game reserves in South Africa. “It’s a first…

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Read All About It! Read All About It! How Amazonians saved the “Terminator” of the fish world

Published on January 8, 2021

CNN recently ran a story about how Indigenous communities in the Amazon Basin are helping save the arapaima, a massive predator fish that also makes pretty tasty eating. Quotable quote: “As fish go, the arapaima is pretty extraordinary. Found in the Amazon…

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10-Day Kenya Walking (and Camel) Safari

Published on January 5, 2021

Led by some of Kenya’s most highly regarded guides, Cheli + Peacock offers a 10-day walking safari that immerses guests in the quietude of two of Kenya’s most authentic safari destinations — Laikipia and Masai Mara. One of C+P’s brand-new Signature Experiences,…

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Costa Rica’s New Golden Egg: The South Caribbean Coast

Published on January 4, 2021

The South Caribbean Coast is one of Costa Rica’s hidden gems, a place the travel industry has not yet discovered. For those relish under-the-radar destinations — and might want to make it their next vacation — Terranova offers a guide to the…

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Loisaba Conservancy — Kenya’s Newest Rhino Sanctuary

Published on January 2, 2021

Loisaba Conservancy has been granted permission by the Kenya Wildlife Service to establish the nation’s newest Rhino Sanctuary and reintroduce Eastern Black Rhino to an area where they used to roam. For a half century, rhinos were absent from Loisaba because they…

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“Mash” — Guyana’s Ultimate Bash

Published on December 30, 2020

On the 23rd of February 1970, Guyana became an independent nation. Every year, to commemorate this historic moment, Guyanese across the nation celebrate Mashramani. This indigenous word means “celebration after hard work” — which in this case reflects the hard work that…

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Four Ways to Trek the Legendary “W” Trail

Published on December 26, 2020

“Breathtaking scenery from approach to finish,” says AllTrails.com, the planet’s foremost hiking website. “Great accommodations as well. Overall one of the world’s great (hikes).” “Home to some of the world’s most dramatic and pristine mountain landscapes,” writes Green Global. “A delight to…

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2021 Wish List for Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest Peru

Published on December 22, 2020

The past year has been hard for everyone. But now that 2020 is in the rear-view mirror, Jungle Experiences looks to the future with renewed optimism. Their biggest goal for 2021 is to continue taking good care of the Amazon environment with…

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Bwindi’s Batwa Rescue an Endangered Pangolin

Published on December 21, 2020

Although they were sometimes known in past for poaching wildlife, the Batwa community of Uganda’s Bwindi Forest have transitioned into genuine conservation partners.  Adventure Consults team leaders Tom Tumwesigye and Mr. Kanyamugara came across a pangolin in the community garden in Batwa…

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Africa Through the Viewfinder

Published on December 16, 2020

Media intern Christoff Els speaks with EcoTraining Videographer Willie van Eeden and student David den Hartog about framing African landscapes and wildlife through your camera’s viewfinder.  Willie van Eden “As photographers and avid nature & wildlife enthusiasts, we always have some locations…

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Rwanda to Reopen Major Primate Reserve

Published on December 15, 2020

Gishwati-Mukura — Rwanda’s newest national park — is reopening after months of lockdown to protect the park’s primates and human staff from the Covid-19 pandemic. Created in 2016, the park was recently upgraded to UNESCO Biosphere status owing to its incredible diversity —…

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Cheli + Peacock Announces 2021 “Signature Itineraries”

Published on December 11, 2020

Cheli + Peacock has redesigned, restructured and re costed its Signature Itineraries for 2021. These safaris are more of a suggestion than a template and can be developed further by the company’s passionate safari planners, who can help create the perfect itinerary according…

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