Archive for the 'Southern Africa' Category

Epic Flooding in the Selinda Reserve

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In northern Botswana the floodwaters have brought an epic event that may truly turn out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  As if the Okavango Delta didn’t offer enough, last year, for the first time in nearly 30 years, the waters of the Delta connected with the Kwando-Linyanti system and flooded the gorgeous Selinda Spillway to create conditions for an extraordinary…
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Zambezi Airlines donates airfare to Explore project!

2010 Chiawa Mini World Cup CLICK HERE to view PROJECT DETAILS (including How To Donate) All funds raised over the amount needed for tournament will go to building much needed safe swimming spots on the Zambezi River! TEXT FROM ARTICLE IN ZAMBEZI DAILY NEWSPAPER by Robinson Kunda: Zambezi Airlines have donated two air-tickets worth US$1000 (about K5 million) to Explore…
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2010 Chiawa World Cup (Lower Zambezi)

EXPLORE is excited to share details with you on our new project in the Chiawa community in the Lower Zambezi… THE SPIRIT OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP comes to The Lower Zambezi April 12TH, 2010 Dear Friends in Conservation and Sport Fans, I am writing to you today to ask if you would like to participate in EXPLORE’s most recent…
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Travel with Dr. Don Johanson!

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Ancient Voices: Exploring Human Origins & Wildlife in South Africa with Dr. Don Johanson October 2010 Recipient of the Explorer’s Club Medal, 2010 Join world renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Don Johanson, Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins (IHO), in an exploration of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal scenery and famed wildlife reserves. Click here for more details. Your private…
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When to go on Safari in Southern Africa

Kind Thanks to Kevin Leo Smith who complied this wonderful and insightful calendar… This calendar is designed to highlight the benefits of a safari during every month of the year (it was originally written for Botswana but applies to most of Southern Africa). We are often asked “what is the best time of the year to go on safari?”… this…
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Mapusha Weaving Cooperative (South Africa)

In October 2009, our Exploritas program #15863 traveled to South Africa, and they have since banded together to start something wonderful…  During their trip to Africa, they visited the Mapusha Weaving Cooperative and decided to form “Bushbabies,” a collective effort to raise money in support of this group of women.  The money they have raised so far has helped to…
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Compton Party – South Africa and Zambia

In July and August this year, EXPLORE sent the Compton party to South Africa and Zambia.  They would like to share their experience and photos with you… “We liked all the locations and were treated well by everyone.  I would like to single out the Bushcamp Company people at Mfuwe Lodge for the care and attention that they gave us.  We…
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Zimbabwe is Open for Travel!

The travel ban for Zimbabwe has been lifted. It’s a good thing, because Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most stunning countries. Much more than the man in power and the widespread plight, Zimbabwe offers some of the most awe-inspiring national parks chockfull of wildlife and adventure. As the country stands on a precipice of rebirth, an exploration of what…
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Botswana at its Best

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When is the best time to go to Botswana? If you are looking to go mainly for wildlife viewing, mid June to early October is the ideal time to visit as the days are generally pleasant and the wildlife congregate around nearby water sources. June through August is winter so early mornings and evenings can get quite cool. Known for…
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