Tag: AFRICA

Family Safari in Africa

Family Safari in Africa

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The noise was wild and untamed—the primeval voice of Africa herself. The full-chested roars of two male lions echoed across the plain, striking terror into their prey and pumping adrenaline into our veins. Nine-year old Annalyse slipped her tiny hand into mine and squeezed it. I squeezed back with a sweaty palm. Naturally our first […]

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Ecotourism in South Africa

Ecotourism in South Africa

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  Ecotourism Making an Impact: Minimum Footprint Perspective In 1920, there were an estimated 120 elephants left in the whole of South Africa. Today, Kruger National Park alone has over 9,000 elephants and 20,000 buffaloes. There are many success stories about conservation and rehabilitation of wildlife in South Africa. The white rhino has also been […]

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Kilimanjaro Adventure: Why Climb the Mountain?

Kilimanjaro Adventure: Why Climb the Mountain?

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From our friends at Thomson Safaris Guest blogger  Helga Ausman on climbing one of the world’s great peaks–at 78. Five years ago when I was climbing Mt.Shasta (14,162 ft) I found myself surrounded by experienced mountaineers who had climbed just about every mountain in the US and abroad. As a total greenhorn who had never […]

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Migration Update

Migration Update

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From our friends  at Thomson Safaris: Professional photographer Andy Biggs just returned from leading two back-to-back Africa Through the Lens trips in Tanzania. He searched out the large herds of the Great Migration in the southern plains of the Serengeti and was lucky enough to witness four kills. Andy sent us an update on where […]

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