Archive for the 'East Africa' Category

Gorillas on your List?

Then trekking after these great apes in Africa would fall in to the category of MUST DO. Witness the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in the wild! This past February, I had the opportunity to visit these massive, shy, majestic creatures in their natural habitat in Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes National Park. It was dramatic, thrilling and poignant all at the same…
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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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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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Northern Serengeti Road Losing Support

Plans for this busy commercial road through the Serengeti National Park have met with strong international opposition from scientists, conservation groups and the public.  Scientists predict this road would cause the collapse of the migration (affecting millions of animals) and the ecosystem dynamics that depend on it.  Thanks to all of you who wrote letters of concern to the government…
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Tanzania / Zanzibar: Yellow Fever Vaccination Notice

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In response to an outbreak of yellow fever in Uganda, the government of Tanzania (and Zanzibar) has stated that as of January 26th, 2011 a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate must be presented by ALL visitors at all points of entry into both Tanzania and Zanzibar.  This changed from previous requirements which stated that yellow fever vaccination is required only…
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Kenya – Infant Wildebeest Rescued… By a Hippo!

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A Special Newsletter from our friends at Sanctuary Lodges: Moments like these are so special that Abdul, the head guide at Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara, just had to share this story… “One unforgettable incident was where a mother wildebeest and her calf struggled across the river. With the strong current the mother got separated from her calf and…
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UPDATE from UNESCO: Proposed Road Through the Northern Serengeti

CLICK HERE to view our Call To Action newsletter regarding the proposed road in Tanzania through the Northern Serengeti. Thanks to those of you that sent letters! The state of conservation of Serengeti National Park was examined at the 34th Session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia, in July 2010, and the Committee expressed its utmost concern about…
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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Mountain gorillas are massive, shy, majestic and so human-like it is almost beyond belief.  Since the 1970s when the now famous primatologist Dian Fossey brought the horrible plight of gorillas into the mainstream, these amazing animals have held a special place in the imagination of many.  With only about 700 mountain gorillas remaining, seeing these creatures in person is truly…
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