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Jun 22, 2011

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May 31, 2011

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URGENT: Yellow Fever Vaccination – Zambia | South Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the Yellow Fever vaccination recommendations for Africa. The South African Department of Health has subsequently issued a statement that all travellers from South Africa to Zambia and travelers from Zambia to South Africa will now require proof of yellow fever vaccination. Previously, this was not required. All in-transit passengers between the two destinations,…
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May 25, 2011

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Looking for a place to snow ski this summer? Try Africa!

EXPLORE is located in the beautiful ski town of Steamboat Springs CO and as much as we love our great mountain everyone can use a change from time to time.  But who would ever think you could make Africa your next stop to hit the slopes?!  And the time of year to visit works perfectly with anyone trying to get…
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May 5, 2011

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Introducing EXPLORE’s new Partners Around the World

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If you know EXPLORE, you know that we specialize in Africa and pride ourselves in knowing its secrets. Cherri Briggs, EXPLORE’s owner, spends half the year combing the continent in search of new destinations and lodges and ensuring that our favorites are up to standard. Many of our travelers have been to Africa with us multiple times and occasionally want…
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May 3, 2011

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We Heart NY

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In March, EXPLORE had the privilege of attending two very special events in New York:  the annual GLAAD Awards and The Explorers Club Annual Dinner.  We had an incredible time at each with good company, fabulous entertainment and great food!  Thanks to the generous donations from many renowned lodges throughout Africa we were able to put together two tremendous itineraries that were the…
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Apr 20, 2011

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An East Africa Trip of a Lifetime with Dr Don Johanson

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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Apr 13, 2011

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Special Photographic Safari Opportunity

Dear EXPLORE Photographers, EXPLORE is teaming up with some of the world’s top photographers to help you improve your photographic skills and knowledge – and what better destination to refine those skills than Africa! From wildlife, landscapes and indigenous peoples to the small things, such as rare fynbos plants of the Cape and the tiny ant lion, Africa offers an inexhaustible…
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Apr 6, 2011

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Possible passport delays with looming government shutdown… Be prepared!

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If the 2011 government shutdown is anything like the one in 1995, passport services will cease. That year 200,000 passport applications went unprocessed and it could be worse in 2011 since the demand for passports is almost double. The backlog following a shutdown could create very long wait times for new applications. Bottom line:   If you need a passport…
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Mar 31, 2011

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Elephants in Peril

Iain Douglas-Hamilton (Save the Elephants) and World Women Work Working together to help African Elephants in the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya March 2011~ “We’ve had 7 poached elephants in the last month which has been devastating – so much poaching happening now and it all seems to be around the access route of this new road. Wilson is…
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