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$919 Roundtrip? We’re Packing Our Bags!

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Tired of the same old turkey routine for Thanksgiving? At $919* round-trip to Johannesburg, it’s time to get out of the cold this November, grab your safari hat and head to sunshine and summertime in Southern Africa! Visit www.flysaa.com and take a look at their “Fares So Low, You Gotta Go” to snatch up a handful of these plane tickets…
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The A-List is Out….And Guess Who Made the Grade!

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C is for common, B is for Basic, A is for Amazing! Travel & Leisure’s 2014 A-List is out and EXPLORE’s Cherri Briggs is on it! Narrowed down from hundreds of applicants, this highly selective list was more selective than ever this year, and includes only the best travel advisors in the business. It’s a great honor to be recognized…
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Bots: Just another item to check off the list….

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Dear fellow EXPLORE Travelers, Botswana recently instituted the same ‘Yellow Fever’ vaccine requirement as South Africa. There is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana. The government of Botswana only requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. If you are traveling from or to any of the countries…
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A Wild Dog Day Afternoon

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I recently returned from South Africa on a fantastic whirlwind trip to Cape Town and the exclusive private reserves bordering Kruger National Park. While in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve I witnessed a very sad interaction between predators, something rarely seen by tourist or game ranger… A pack of highly endangered wild dogs were making their way to the river…
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On Safari: Eat, drink and do Yoga!

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Going on vacation always has the potential to be quite an indulgent affair, and an African safari perhaps can be deemed even more luxurious. While on safari in Africa, one often finds themselves enveloped in an all-inclusive experience: fabulous meals, daily ‘sundowners’ (wine/cocktails at sunset), spa treatments, plunge pools, afternoon siestas and your very own guide that drives you day…
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Help stop the Serengeti Sell-off!

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We are asking for your help to oppose any attempt to evict the Maasai from their traditional land and require them to relocate to make way for foreign hunters. Tanzanian President Kikwete is on the verge of signing a deal with Ortello Business Corporation, a United Arab Emirates(UAE) hunting company, that wants their own private hunting grounds within the Serengeti…
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The Newest Toy on the Safari Playground

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Barbara and Lewis Hollweg have been on safari with EXPLORE 10 times over the last few years and during that time Barbara has become an insatiable photographer. Four years ago, she read an article about Camptraptions and their latest creation, the BeetleCam, an armored remote controlled buggy for your camera that is ideal for those who love to capture close…
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Score: Honey Badger 1-Humans 0

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Honey, please. Primates have nothing over this guy when it comes to using tools to help him escape from almost any situation that tries to contain him. A tenacious honey badger named Stoffel time and time again escapes from enclosures at the Moholoholo Rehab Center in South Africa earning him the nickname Honey Badger Houdini. His fearlessness only matched by…
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Gloria Steinem Parties with the Elephants

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Where will Gloria celebrate her 80th birthday this March 25th? On the back of an African elephant, riding across the magnificent Okavango Delta in Botswana. And why not? She has never been one to follow convention. Cherri Briggs, founder of EXPLORE has traveled to Africa with Gloria many times, and was given the opportunity to plan Gloria’s 80th birthday trip…
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Let’s Dance: Preserving Tradition through Music

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As part of its philanthropic mission, EXPLORE has been supporting the Lubasi Home, an orphanage in Livingstone, Zambia, since 2008. Lubasi provides a loving and safe home for around 50 orphaned children until they are old enough to support themselves, or are taken in by their extended family members. EXPLORE’s Road Scholar groups visit the children while they are in…
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