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Road Scholar Traveler Blog: Wild Africa | Botswana and Zambia

Ronya, a recent EXPLORE traveler, kept an insightful and entertaining daily blog during her recent trip to Africa on one of our Botswana and Zambia programs with Road Scholar.  See her note below and check out her packing list and daily blog here! I recently went on the “Wild Africa: Botswana and Zambia” tour in Sept 2011.  I am retired, have traveled quite…
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Photography Workshops with Jim Steinberg

Jim Steinberg is a noted nature photographer, particularly for his images of wildflowers.  Here is a link to Jim Steinberg’s blog from his recent trip to South Africa.  He was there researching sites and scenes for two upcoming photography workshops that will be held in 2012.  The two workshops will focus on different interests – one with a clear wildflower focus…
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Finkelstein Family Safari

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Our trip – organized by Explore – to Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in late June was perfectly planned by Elizabeth providing us a myriad of animal life and creature comforts that could not be improved upon.  We – family of 4 with two older children – stayed at four locations: three in Botswana – Pom-Pom Camp, Gunns Camp, and…
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An East Africa Trip of a Lifetime with Dr Don Johanson

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From one of our travelers whose family went on our special East Africa itinerary with Dr Don Johanson (famed for his discovery of Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old hominid skeleton which he unearthed in Ethiopia’s remote Afar region in  1974).  He is a world renowned paleoanthropologist and Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins (IHO), a human evolutionary “think tank” he…
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Stephen Frink Photography – Zambia and Botswana Safari

Photographer Stephen Frink’s blog from his latest EXPLORE African Safari to Botswana and Zambia (http://stephenfrink.blogspot.com/2010/08/african-safari-zambia-and-botswana.html): Click here to see the photographs of Stephen Frink’s daughter, Alexa (http://stephenfrink.blogspot.com/2010/07/alexa-shoots-africa.html): I’ve recently come home from an extraordinarily productive photo tour, on safari in Southern Africa, Zambia and Botswana specifically. Organized by our friends at Explore Africa, http://www.exploreinc.com, this tour began at Lion Camp…
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Cohen “Outstanding” South Africa & Botswana Experience

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“Our trip to South Africa and Botswana was outstanding!  There was beautiful wildlife, amazing landscapes, interesting and helpful people, meticulous planning and new experiences – what could be better? While all of our guides varied in background, personality and guiding experience, all were excellent.  We learned a lot and had much pleasure doing so.  Private guides/vehicles gave us the flexibility…
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Randall “Rich and Beautiful” Trip to Morocco

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“We couldn’t have had a more special experience in terms of variety, people, culture, art, food, and natural beauty.  Everything worked seamlessly- our guide and EXPLORE anticipated our needs, interests, and comforts. We would not have had as special a trip without the special care and intelligence that the guide EXPLORE booked for us shared.  He is an expert on…
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Wonderful Wildlife Photos from Tanzania & Zambia

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In 2009, we sent Terry & Nancy McGrew from Wisconsin on a fantastic journey to Tanzania and Zambia.  In their words… “What else can we say, it was a fabulous trip!” The McGrew’s are great photographers and after traveling to the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve, and the Lower and Upper Zambezi they had…
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Mapusha Weaving Cooperative (South Africa)

In October 2009, our Exploritas program #15863 traveled to South Africa, and they have since banded together to start something wonderful…  During their trip to Africa, they visited the Mapusha Weaving Cooperative and decided to form “Bushbabies,” a collective effort to raise money in support of this group of women.  The money they have raised so far has helped to…
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