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Sep 22, 2014

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It’s World Rhino Day – Cheers to Our Horn-y Friends!

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Break out your horns- your party horns that is- and make some noise for the rhinos today. Today, September 22, is World Rhino Day which celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan. First announced by the World Wildlife Fund in South Africa in 2010, World Rhino Day has since grown to become a global…
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Sep 15, 2014

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Time to get Wow’ed…The WOW List by Wendy Perrin

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For the past twenty five years, Wendy Perrin has been an encyclopedia for sophisticated travelers all over the world, providing an insider’s view and sharing the best kept secrets that can simply take a trip from mediocre to extraordinary. As a key contributor for Condé Nast Traveler magazine and working with the ‘best of the best’ luxury travel specialists for…
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Sep 5, 2014

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$919 Roundtrip? We’re Packing Our Bags!

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Tired of the same old turkey routine for Thanksgiving? At $919* round-trip to Johannesburg, it’s time to get out of the cold this November, grab your safari hat and head to sunshine and summertime in Southern Africa! Visit www.flysaa.com and take a look at their “Fares So Low, You Gotta Go” to snatch up a handful of these plane tickets…
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Aug 12, 2014

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The A-List is Out….And Guess Who Made the Grade!

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C is for common, B is for Basic, A is for Amazing! Travel & Leisure’s 2014 A-List is out and EXPLORE’s Cherri Briggs is on it! Narrowed down from hundreds of applicants, this highly selective list was more selective than ever this year, and includes only the best travel advisors in the business. It’s a great honor to be recognized…
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Jul 31, 2014

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Bots: Just another item to check off the list….

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Dear fellow EXPLORE Travelers, Botswana recently instituted the same ‘Yellow Fever’ vaccine requirement as South Africa. There is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana. The government of Botswana only requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. If you are traveling from or to any of the countries…
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Jul 17, 2014

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A Wild Dog Day Afternoon

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I recently returned from South Africa on a fantastic whirlwind trip to Cape Town and the exclusive private reserves bordering Kruger National Park. While in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve I witnessed a very sad interaction between predators, something rarely seen by tourist or game ranger… A pack of highly endangered wild dogs were making their way to the river…
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Zambia Safari

Jul 7, 2014

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On Safari: Eat, drink and do Yoga!

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Going on vacation always has the potential to be quite an indulgent affair, and an African safari perhaps can be deemed even more luxurious. While on safari in Africa, one often finds themselves enveloped in an all-inclusive experience: fabulous meals, daily ‘sundowners’ (wine/cocktails at sunset), spa treatments, plunge pools, afternoon siestas and your very own guide that drives you day…
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Jun 23, 2014

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May 1, 2014

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The Newest Toy on the Safari Playground

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Barbara and Lewis Hollweg have been on safari with EXPLORE 10 times over the last few years and during that time Barbara has become an insatiable photographer. Four years ago, she read an article about Camptraptions and their latest creation, the BeetleCam, an armored remote controlled buggy for your camera that is ideal for those who love to capture close…
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Apr 23, 2014

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Score: Honey Badger 1-Humans 0

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Honey, please. Primates have nothing over this guy when it comes to using tools to help him escape from almost any situation that tries to contain him. A tenacious honey badger named Stoffel time and time again escapes from enclosures at the Moholoholo Rehab Center in South Africa earning him the nickname Honey Badger Houdini. His fearlessness only matched by…
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