Archive for the 'From The Field' 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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Indonesia: Sailing on the Silolona

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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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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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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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Bushmans Kloof donates to Children’s AIDS Art Program

EXPLORE would like to thank Bushmans Kloof for giving three orphaned boys a wonderful and unique experience!  This month Bushmans Kloof generously donated a 2 night stay for 3 of Cape Town’s orphaned boys, sponsored by Cape Town based Children’s Aids Art Programme (CAAP). Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is an extraordinary haven nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg…
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Bravo Zambia!

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Zambia has proven that democracy thrives in Africa with the recent election of President Michael Sata. I was most fortunate to have the experience of being in Lusaka during the elections. The lack of violence, smooth transition and gracious handing over of power by incumbent Rupiah Banda proves that not only is the democratic process alive and well in Africa’s…
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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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