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Jun 1, 2012

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EXPLORE Employee Publishes Water Book

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EXPLORE employee Stephen Grace has just published his sixth book: DAM NATION: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future. Across the world, our misuse of water is reaching crisis proportions. Here in the Lower Zambezi region of Zambia, Richard is hard at work developing an irrigation project to help local people who live near one of Africa’s largest rivers…
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May 30, 2012

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Elephant ivory trade Senate hearing and testimonies

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Elephant poaching for the ivory trade has reached crisis proportions in Africa. Chairman Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are investigating this crisis and bringing attention to it at the highest levels of the American government. For those of you who were unable to watch the Congressional hearing on “Ivory and Insecurity: The global implications of poaching in Africa” live,…
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Mar 16, 2012

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Indonesia: Sailing on the Silolona

In December 2011, Cherri and Richard had the great fortune of being invited on the extraordinary Indonesian sailing ship, Silolona, for a three week exploration of the remote islands of Raja Ampat and the highlands of Papua.  Below is Cherri’s account of that fascinating trip.  See our website for more details and pictures. Silolona must be the most beautiful boat…
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Mar 9, 2012

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Black Ivory: an update from Save The Elephants

Below is an alert from Melissa Groo with Save The Elephants on Black Ivory and how the illegal trade is destroying African elephants.  If you’d like to subscribe to Melissa’s Elephant News Service, please send an email to groo@elephantnews.org with the subject “Request African/Asian (as appropriate) Elephant” or “Request Both”. Black Ivory The Economist March 10th 2012 Last year was…
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Mar 7, 2012

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Zimbabwe rises again!

Zim has come back and tourism is PUMPING… and the renaissance goes well beyond Victoria Falls!  Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most diverse and stunning countries. A great hub for any safari (bordering Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia) is going through major changes and renovations in areas where wildlife is flourishing once again. A new shared government and the…
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Dec 12, 2011

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The Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List

Conde Nast Traveler announced their 2012 Gold List and Africa, as usual, is well represented.  Check out their favorites (and ours too!): South Africa Cape Grace, Cape Town Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Bushman’s Kloof, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape The Saxon, Johannesburg Londolozi, Sabi Sand Game Reserve East Africa Singita Grumeti, Tanzania Shompole, Kenya Azura at Gabriel’s, Mozambique Northern Africa…
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Dec 7, 2011

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Exciting New Years Myanmar opportunity from one of our favorite partners…

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If you love culture and are a diving enthusiast, our partner, Journeys Within, has a very special opportunity for you in early 2012…. Andrea Ross, founder of Journeys Within, is one of EXPLORE’s Travel Alliance partners.  She has teamed up with marine biologist friend, Andrea Marshall, who, a few years ago, discovered a new species of Manta Ray.  Together they…
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Nov 15, 2011

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Jamala Madikwe | Natural Elegance

“Jamala,” means “natural elegance” in Swahili.  According to my recent experience at Jamala it well deserves its name! Jamala Madikwe’s five freestanding villas blend perfectly into the landscape and combine the feeling of an exotic wilderness refuge with extravagant luxury. The standards for service, accommodation and food are absolutely top notch! You can lounge outdoors in a secluded rim-flow pool…
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Oct 26, 2011

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Endless Places to EXPLORE!

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Maybe you’ve visited the Great Pyramid of Giza and gone on safari in the Serengeti — but glance at Kai Krause’s map below and you’ll see that the travel possibilities in Africa are endless! VIEW LARGER VERSION OF MAP The staff at EXPLORE specialize in seeking out fresh experiences far from the beaten path. From music festivals in Timbuktu to…
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