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Argentina

Puerto Valle The Ibera Wetlands

Overlooking the Parana River in the north-eastern corner of the Ibera Natural Reserve – 1.3 million hectares of wetlands, gallery forest and savannah – Puerto Valle is a charming boutique hotel just 45 minutes’ drive from Posadas airport.

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The Ibera Wetlands

The vast “Esteros del Iberá” are the second largest wetlands in the world after Brazil’s Pantanal and cover some 1300 km² of marsh, savannah and lagoons in north-east Argentina at the heart of Corrientes Province.

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The Valdes Peninsula

Jutting out into the roaring Atlantic Ocean in a remote, desolate corner of Patagonia, the Valdes Peninsula is one of world’s great wildlife sanctuaries and provides safe haven to an extraordinary wealth of marine life. The peninsula lies on the eastern edge of Chubut province and encompasses some 4,000 km² of cliffs, lagoons, mudflats, bays and endless pounding beaches.

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Bolivia

The Amazon - Bolivia

Bolivia’s Amazon covers huge swathes of the country’s eastern lowlands, an endless sea of green which echoes with the shrill cries of monkeys and tropical birdsong. For visitors, the most popular destination for jungle adventures is the Madidi National park, two million hectares of protected mountains, cloud-forest and tropical rainforest.

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Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

South of the Okavango Delta and dominating central Botswana, the five million-hectare Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the most significant protected areas in Africa, its diverse wildlife and magnificent scenery offering a fantastic contrast to the rest of the country.

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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park has an abundance of wildlife throughout the year and is famous for its migratory population of over 50,000 elephants as well as predators such as Lion, Leopard, Hyena & if your very lucky Wild Dog. 

Covering approximately 11,700 square kilometres, Chobe National Park is the second largest in Botswana. 

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Kasane

Kasane is a point of debarkation for the nearby Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. Spread out along the banks of the Chobe River,  Kasane now boasts small shopping malls with all essential commodities and a plethora of arts and crafts shops. While its main attraction is the park, there are nevertheless attractions in and around the town.

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park located at the border of South Africa and Botswana was declared as Southern Africa’s first peace park between the two bordering countries by former South African President Thabo Mbeki and former President Festus Mogae of Botswana. 

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Khama Rhino Sanctuary

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary twenty-five kilometres north of Serowe is the best conservation site for both white and black rhino, formally established to reintroduce rhinos into Botswana and gain the state of the sanctuary as a sustainable habitat for wildlife and rhinos’ specifically. 

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Khutse Game Reserve

Khutse Game Reserve established in 1971 is the second only to the Moremi Game Reserve in Okavango Delta to be established on tribal lands. With gently sloping grasslands, fossil dunes and river beds. Khutse is a remnant of the ancient river that uses to feed Lake Makgadikgadi.

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Linyati, Selinda and Kwando

Kwando is an extension of the Linyanti ecosystem on the northwestern side of the interconnecting rivers. The northern Lagoon part densely forested with a variety of trees such as the baobab, sausage trees, lead woods, jackal berry and knob thorns. 

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Maun

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and the gateway into the Okavango Delta and Botswana’s wildlife areas. The city itself is an eclectic mix of modern shops and buildings and traditional native thatched huts and villages.

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Moremi Game Reserve

Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta lies the Moremi Reserve, which was the first wildlife sanctuary to be set aside by indigenous people. Moremi encompasses a network of waterways surrounding two large islands; Chiefs Island in the west and Mopane Tongue in the east.

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Northern Tuli Game Reserve

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve established in 1964 is located at the historic site connecting the country with its neighbours Zimbabwe and South Africa where the Shashe and the Limpopo Rivers meet.  

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Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park located on the northeastern part of Botswana embedded in the middle of grassy terrain spotted with bunches of umbrella thorn trees. 

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Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most awe-inspiring wilderness reserves in Africa with 15 000 square kilometres of water channels, lagoons and islands. Each year, floodwaters flow from the central African highlands over 1 000 km away into the Delta to create this unique wetland within a desert.

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Tsabong

Tsabong is a small village in the Kalahari region, encompassing many historical buildings, including the colonial District Commissioner and Station Commander's houses, and many middle stone age sites. It also boasts the second oldest meteorological station in Botswana.

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Brazil

Amazon Lodges - Brazil

The vast Amazon Rainforest dominates northern Brazil and what better way to explore the rainforest’s extraordinary diversity and rich wildlife than by staying at an eco-lodge deep within the jungle.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Amazon Lodges - Brazil

Cristalino is a unique conservation project and jungle lodge tucked into the southern edge of the Amazon Rainforest accessible only by water.

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Uakari Lodge Amazon Lodges - Brazil

Uakari Lodge is a community-based eco-tourism project deep in the Mamiraua Reserve, a vast area of over a million hectares at the confluence of the Solimoes, Japura and Auti-Parana rivers. It represents the largest protected flooded forest in the world and is home to a breathtaking array of species including the iconic red-faced Uakari monkey.

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Curitiba and Atlantic Rainforest

Capital of Parana state, Curitiba is a pleasant, modern city and the starting point for one of South America’s most spectacular train rides – the Serra Verde Express.

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MV Tucano

Explore the mighty Amazon aboard the MV Tucano, an elegant 80 ft. riverboat that evokes the time-honoured river cruises of yesteryear.

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Fazenda Barranco Alto The Pantanal

The Fazenda Barranco Alto sits under the shadow a huge mango tree, a huge 11,000 hectare working cattle ranch located deep in the southern Pantanal some 120km northwest of Aquidauana. Surrounded by rolling savannah and gallery forest pocked with lakes and lagoons, the lodge sits on a gentle meadow slope that leads down to the famous Rio Negro.

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Pousada Rio Mutum The Pantanal

Three hour’s drive from Cuiaba, gateway to Mato Grosso’s northern Pantanal, the Pousada Mutum is a beautiful lodge perched on the banks of the Mutum River. Set amidst glorious gallery forest and well-watered plains between Lakes Sia Mariana and Chacorore, it offers a wonderful introduction to Brazil’s Pantanal.

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The Pantanal

The Pantanal is one of the world’s largest seasonal wetlands; 140,000 square kilometres of forest, pampa grasslands and marsh which stretches across the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and into the neighbouring countries of Bolivia and Paraguay.

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Araras Ecolodge The Pantanal

Two hours’ drive from Cuiaba along the famous “Transpantaneira Highway”, Araras is a comfortable lodge at the northern edge of the Brazil’s Pantanal surrounded by lush gallery forest and wetlands.

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Cambodia

Kratie

Kratie is a sleepy river town situated on the east bank of the mighty Mekong River. This picturesque town got off relatively lightly in the war years with much of the French architecture and the roads left in tact. There are many attractive French and Khmer homes scattered about, adding to the pleasant atmosphere and character of the place.

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Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It forms a natural floodplain reservoir that is drained by the Tonle Sap River into the Mekong River near Phnom Penh.

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Chile

Torres del Paine National Park

The face of Patagonia, the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine adorns tourist brochures the world over and is South America’s most spectacular national park. Perched at the tip of the continent, the park was established in 1959 and encompasses some 2,400 km² of mountains, ice and rolling Patagonian steppe close to the border of Argentina.

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Colombia

The Amazon - Colombia

Colombia’s emerald “Amazonia” spans six departments - Amazonas, Caquetá, Guainía, Guaviare, Putumayo and Vaupés – and is a huge blanket of tropical forest that covers 403,000 km², some 35% of the entire country.

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Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio and Central Coast

Four hour’s drive from San Jose on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, Manuel Antonio is one of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Established in 1972, it covers close to 2000 hectares of tropical rainforest which spills onto golden beaches and rocky coves. Off shore, desert islands are locked in coral reef and harbour dolphins and migrating whales alike.

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Monteverde

Thin wisps of mist are suspended amongst the lush jungle canopy of Costa Rica’s most famous cloudforest reserve - Monteverde. Founded in 1972, the reserve straddles both the Pacific and Caribbean flanks of the Tilarán Mountains, Costa Rica’s great continental divide and encompasses some 10½ thousands hectares of tropical forest.

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Lapa Rios Osa Peninsula

Ocean and jungle combine at the wonderful Lapa Rios, a beautiful eco retreat and thousand acre private reserve hidden amongst lush tropical forest deep in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Built on a natural ridge, the lodge rises high above the lush canopy and boasts wonderful views over the sparkling waters of the Pacific and Golfo Dulce Bay.

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Osa Peninsula

Deep in the south western corner of Costa Rica surrounded by the rich waters of the Pacific and the Golfo Dulce, the Osa Peninsula is a breathtaking natural haven of rainforest, tumbling waterfalls and miles upon miles of palm-fringed beaches. Most famously, it is home to the Corcovado National Park, the jewel in the crown of Costa Rica’s park system.

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Casa Corvovado Jungle Lodge Osa Peninsula

The Casa Corcovado is the ultimate rainforest retreat, a rustic lodge and 170 acre private reserve tucked deep in the Osa Peninsula accessible only by water.

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Tortuguero

In the north-eastern corner of Costa Rica, Tortuguero is one of the country’s most celebrated national parks, 77 thousand acres of rainforest, mangrove swamps and sheltered channels that spill onto the Caribbean. Accessible only by plane and boat, Tortuguero provides some of the last remaining nesting sites of four of the world’s eight species of green turtles.

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Ecuador

Mindo Cloud-forest

The steamy Mindo Nambillo Reserve features over 20,000 hectares of lush valleys and rolling cloudforest and is a true paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. Perched in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains between 1400 and 4778 metres above sea-level, Mindo forms part of the Andean Choco corridor, one of the richest biodiversity hotspots on the planet.

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The Lodges

Ecuador encompasses a mere 2% of the continent’s rainforest yet boasts a dizzying third of the Amazon’s entire bird species. At the heart of country’s tropics, the Yasuni National park covers 9,820 km² of pristine rainforest and is arguably the most biologically diverse spot on Earth, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989.

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Eswatini

Ezulwini Valley

Ezulwini Valley is the Kingdom’s main tourist area offering a wealth of attractions. Ezulwini means ‘place of heaven’, and the picturesque valley that bears this name certainly provides its share of hedonistic delights.

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Hlane Royal National Park

Hlane is Eswatini’s largest protected area and extends either side of the MR3 – where you may spot wildlife along the verge. The camps are located in the western sector. This area hosts the traditional Butimba or royal hunt, and today Big Game Parks manages Hlane on behalf of the King.

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Malolotja Nature Reserve

Malolotja is one of the very best highland reserves in southern Africa, its 18,000ha wilderness of high rolling hills and deep forested river gorges offering a genuine wilderness in which hikers can lose themselves for days. The Malolotja river rises in the reserve, plunging over the 95m Malolotja Falls on its way to the Nkomati river, which cuts east towards the Indian Ocean.

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Mkhaya Game Reserve

Mkhaya Game Reserve, a private reserve, located between Manzini and Big Bend, is Eswatini’s most exclusive safari retreat. Here you leave your vehicle behind to join an expert private guide for game drives and bush walks. You then dine beneath the stars, before drifting off to sleep in your chalet to the noises of the night.

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane is Eswatini’s best-known nature reserve. It was here in 1961 that Ted Reilly – whose father had settled at the property in 1906 – first took action to save what remained of the kingdom’s wildlife, converting it into a sanctuary and rounding up animals from elsewhere around the country before they were hunted out.

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Ethiopia

Awash National Park

Awash National Park protects a semiarid tract of Rift Valley floor inhabited by antelope such as the striking Beisa oryx and magnificent spiral-horned greater kudu.

A bird checklist of almost 500 species includes Arabian Bustard, African swallow-tailed kite, northern carmine bee-eater and the endemic yellow-throated serin. 

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Ghana

Kakum National Park

This park is an undisturbed rainforest, extending over an area 357 kilometres with trees as high as 65 meters, made up of undisturbed coastal forest and is home to Africa's only rainforest canopy walkway. This walkway is one of only a dozen or so in the world.

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Mole National Park

It's not every day you can get up close and personal with elephants. Why not have a  face-to-face encounter with these majestic animals, plus roving gangs of baboons, warthogs, waterbucks and antelopes? The park consists of easy walking flat savannah, with corridors of forest along the rivers and streams.

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Shai Hills Nature Reserve

The hills and terrain of Shai Hills is a beautiful glimpse of what is called  ‘natural’. Africa

Welcome to The Shai Hills Nature Reserve combining nature conservation, rich cultural and archaeological sites with splendid scenic views. 

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India

Bandhavgarh National Park

For those whom prime focus of visiting a National Park in India is to see a tiger then Bandhavgarh National Park in the central state of Madhya Pradesh is the obvious choice with sightings pretty much a daily occurrence from October to June.

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Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana NP

Most well known as the gateway to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur sits just 3kms north of the UNESCO listed park. There are a few sights in the city itself which are worth a look including Lohagarh – an 18th century iron fort in the heart of the city, however it is only really visited by those heading to Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

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The Jawai Leopard Camp Jawai Leopard Camp

Located in the heart of rural Rajasthan 3 hours drive from Jodhpur and Udaipur, Jawai Leopard Camp offers an unrivalled off the beaten track luxury wildlife experience.

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Jim Corbett National Park

Named after legendary British tiger hunter and photographer Jim Corbett, this famous reserve was established as India’s first national park in 1936. The park is located in the foothills of the Himalaya’s on the Ramganga River and astonishingly is home to over 580 species of bird as well as tigers, wild elephants, leopards, mugger crocodiles to name just a few species!

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Kanha National Park

Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is one of India’s largest and most popular National Park that offers a good chance of viewing tigers in the wild. The park boasts over two hundred tigers and leopards as well as deer, antelope, sloth bear, Indian wild dog and langur monkeys.

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Kaziranga National Park

Situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam, Kaziranga is most well known for being home to the Indian one-horned rhino, representing more than two thirds of the world’s total. Safari’s are generally conducted by elephant which adds to the adventure as you roam around the parks expansive grasslands.

 

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Nagarhole National Park

Located in the southern state of Karnataka, Nagarhole National park was originally the exclusive hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore before being set up as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and upgraded to a national park in 1988. Nagarhole is known for its lush forests and marshy swamps which surround a huge reservoir where safari’s take place by conical boats as well as on land by jeep.

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Panna National Park

Located just 45 minutes drive from Khajuraho, Pench is one of India’s most accessible National Parks and fits easily into cultural itineraries around the north.

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Pench Tiger Reserve

Located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, just two hours drive from Nagpur airport, Pench Tiger Reserve is less well known than the state’s other two national parks – Kanha and Bandhavgarh which in our opinion enhances the appeal as there are less visitors which makes for a more personalised visit.

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Ranthambhore National Park

Located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore National Park is one of the main areas in India where tigers still roam. The park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and in 1973 became part of the project tiger programme, since being declared as one of the projects greatest success stories.

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Sasan Gir National Park

Sasan Gir National Park spans over 1,500 square kilometres and is the world’s last destination where you can see the Asiatic lion in the wild. Located on the Saurashtra Peninsular in far west India, the area is off the beaten track and not developed as a tourist destination which increases the appeal for the adventurous traveller and real wildlife enthusiasts.

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Satpura National Park

Created in 1981, Satpura National Park is one of central India’s lesser-known parks and takes its name from the Satpura hill ranges of Madhya Pradesh. Satpura National Park is home to a variety of mammals including the tiger, leopard, sambar, bison and wild dog. Safari’s through Satpura are varied and can be conducted by canoe, elephant or jeep!

 

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Japan

Nara

Nara is located less than one hour by train from Kyoto and Osaka. In times gone by Nara was the first permanent capital, and as such it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.

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Kenya

Laikipia Plateau

The Laikipia region is located to the north-west of Mount Kenya, in the Rift Valley province and extends over 9500km2. It has been formed from the conglomeration of private and communal landowners. It offers a wide range of landscapes from open grasslands dotted with kopjes, to basalt hills and dense cedar forests.  

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Kicheche Laikipia Camp Laikipia Plateau

Kicheche Laikipia Camp is located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy of Laikipia at the foothills of Mount Kenya. 

The 90,000-acre conservancy sits on the equator and has a high density of game, including Kenya’s largest population of black rhino and the only chimpanzee sanctuary in the country. 

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Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara Reserve is located in southwest Kenya about 280 km west of Nairobi and is named after the traditional inhabitants of the area, the Maasai. Covering approximately 1500km2, it is one of the most popular reserves in Africa. Strict access control over vehicle numbers around animal sightings allows for a more authentic experience for game viewers.  

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Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara National Reserve

Situated in the heart of the protected and private Mara North Conservancy wilderness area, away from other lodges is the exclusive Elephant Pepper Camp. 

The 8 airy safari tents are large, bright and offer spacious bathroom areas. Combined with Indian Raj Campaign furniture, mixing dark wood with intricate brass fittings, the tents have a very stylish & elegant feel.

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Sanctuary Olonana Masai Mara National Reserve

Nestled on the banks of the Mara River, Sanctuary Olonana is the idyllic location to experience a quintessential African safari. 

This exclusive luxury safari camp features a library, swimming pool, and the freedom to enjoy a three course dinner deep in the bush or on the private river-view terrace of one of the 14 luxurious canvas pavilions.

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&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Masai Mara National Reserve

Located in a private concession where the riverine forest meets the open plains, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp provides an authentic African wildlife experience combined with legendary Kenyan hospitality.

There are 12 classic tents, 20 superior tents and 8 superior view tents all offering a clean and contemporary feel. 

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Samburu National Reserve

This picturesque reserve located in the Samburu district of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya is rugged open savannah renowned for rare species unique to the reserve. These species include the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa onyx and the Kenya leopard.

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Sasaab - The Safari Collection Samburu National Reserve

Sasaab is located on the banks of the Eyaso Nyiro River close to the Buffalo Springs National Reserves in the Northern Frontier. 

It is a place of rich natural diversity with elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah and the ‘Samburu Special Five’: Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk and Somali ostrich. 

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Laos

4000 Islands

The area near Wat Phou where the Mekong River is at its widest point, some 14 kilometres, is the vicinity known as 4000 islands or Si Phan Don. The islands range in size with Don Khong being the largest. You can stay on some of the smaller remote islands but the accommodation is extremely basic.

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The Far North

Along with north-western Cambodia, the far north of Laos is one of the truly adventurous destinations in Asia. Due to the lack of facilities and infrastructure travel in the remote region is arduous but ultimately rewarding.

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Lesotho

Bokong Nature Reserve

At more than 3000 meters above sea level, the reserve is one of the highest nature reserves in Africa. An impressive visitors’ centre has been developed on the edge of a 100m cliff.

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Maletsunyane Waterfalls

Maletsunyane Waterfalls, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere, plummets 192 metres into a spectacular gorge creating clouds of spray visible from afar.

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Sehlabathebe National Park 

Situated in the Drakensberg escarpment is the Sehlabathebe National Park established in 1970. A breathtaking undisturbed area of its own beauty of clear rivers running through the park

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Tse'hlanyane National Park

Tse'hlanyane National Park, is located deep in the front range of the Maluti mountains, with headquarters at the foot of the Holomo Pass.

The reserve owes its origin to the access road to the Hlotse tunnel adit for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). This protected area lies at the junction of the Tse'hlanyane and the Holomo rivers.

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Madagascar

Amber Mountain National Park

Amber Mountain or Montagne d’Amber National Park is an example of a montane rainforest habitat. Its unique microclimate gives growth to some impressive flora and fauna, in particular, the large conifers and epiphytic bird’s nest ferns growing out of them, giving the park a unique prehistoric feel. Lemurs are a common sighting, particularly Sanford’s brown lemur and crowned lemur.

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Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

World Heritage Site, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is famous being home to many endemic species, including 11 lemurs, of which the indri, the largest of all lemur species. Other species in the park include chameleons and tenrecs, and birdwatchers can expect to see velvet asity, blue coua, and nuthatch vanga.

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Anjajavy

Anjajavy is a remote private game reserve in the northwest of the island which is only accessible by air. Made up of 450 hectares and bordering the coast, it is home to over 1,800 plant species.

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Isalo National Park
Isalo National Park, almost 700kms from Antananarivo. It’s a sacred place to the Bara tribe, who have used the deep canyons of the national park as a burial site for hundreds of years, Isalo was established as a national park in 1999 and has since become a popular site for trekking and hiking.

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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1927. The Tsingies are karstic formations created by acidic water eroding the surface of limestone cracks, the result vast underground drainage systems and dramatic limestone structures. In between these lies the Manobolo River, surrounded by riverine and mangrove swamps.

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Malawi

Kasungu National Park

This is Malawi’s second largest park and the closest to the capital, Lilongwe. It is home to various species of rare painted hunting dogs, sable, impala, kudu, roan antelopes and birding. Elephants and Hippos can be easily spotted too. Liwonde National Park Malawi’s most famous national park.

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Lake Malawi National Park

The world’s first freshwater national park and a World Heritage Site is at Cape Maclear. The park includes a land area around the cape and bay as well as the Lake and islands up to 100 metres offshore. Here is a veritable aquarium of tropical fish providing a colourful kaleidoscopic display.

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Liwonde National Park

Although only 580 sq km, Liwonde is perhaps the most popular of all the game parks. It is about 160 km north of Blantyre and only rather more than half that distance from the hotels on the southern Lakeshore. Additionally, game viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4x4s.

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Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve is situated in the lower Shire valley in the South West of Malawi, approximately 70kms – (one and a half hour’s drive) from Blantyre’s Chileka international airport and three hours from Lake Malawi.

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Mount Mulanje

The scale of this truly magnificent mountain must be seen to be appreciated. Its bare rock flanks tower to almost 3000m, dwarfing all that surrounds it. It lies to the east of Blantyre and is easily accessible. Visitors can drive around the foot of the massif in a day, but even more attractive is to trek and camp on the mountains.

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Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Nkhotakota, to the east of the region and near the Lake, is one of the two large game areas in the Central Region. Its vast 700 sq miles (1800 sq km) is of rugged terrain crossed by a number of rivers which tumble down the edge of the escarpment as they make their ways to the Lake.

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Nyika National Park

Nyika is Malawi’s largest park. It extends across the great plateau. The name, Nyika, means "where the water comes from" and is, one of Malawi’s most important water catchments. The breathtaking scenery is at its best in the rainy season when over 200 types of orchid are in flower. The grasslands of Nyika are rich in wildflowers in other seasons.

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Malaysia

Danum Valley

One of the finest places to really get away from it all and experience wildlife in its most natural environments make the long and bumpy journey to the Danum Valley. It is located a two hour drive from the nearest town of Lahad Datu.  The whole area is primary rainforest jungle far removed from human habitation.

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Sepilok Orang-utan Reserve

For the majority of travellers no trip to Borneo is complete with out seeing the majestic orang-utan. The orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok is famed worldwide for its fantastic work in rehabilitating these apes with the view to releasing them back to the wild.

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Taman Negara National Park

For a truly unique experience in ancient rainforest but yet easily accessible from KL, Taman Negara is a great choice. Originally named King George V National Park, Taman Negara (National Park) is the first and the oldest official Protected Area in the country. It was gazetted to preserve the land's indigenous nature and was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957.

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Turtle Island National Park

Another of the many wildlife highlights in Sabah is a trip to Turtle Island National Park to watch cumbersome greenback and hawksbill turtles crawl to shore to lay their eggs, truly one of nature’s greatest sights!

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Mali

Ségou

Located on the Niger river bank, Ségou is known for its relaxed atmosphere. A perfect place to re-energise, to let sink in the travel experiences and to get to understand life on the river and in the surrounding villages.

Experience a city walk: along the river quay, through the Somono quarter or the grand structures of the colonial neighbourhood.

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Mauritius

Inland and Centre

Time to leave the usual beaches and try a few excursions inland to get a feel for the heart of the island. Cooler than the coastal regions, the central plateau is situated between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. Starting from the South of Port Louis, this vast urban area is home to about 400,000 people, representing over one-third of the island's population.

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Rodrigues

560 kilometres north-east of Mauritius lies Rodrigues: the jewel in the crown of the Mascarene Islands – an 18 kilometre by 8-kilometre pearl surrounded by a crystalline blue lagoon twice its size.

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The South and South-East

The wildest and most beautiful landscapes of the island are in the South: sandy beaches bordered by cliffs carved by waves, rocky shores, sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see, and mountainous terrains offering magnificent panoramas. The integrated tourist area of Bel Ombre is also a model of its kind.

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The West and South-West

The West and South-West coasts of Mauritius are the driest areas on the island. At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the African bush. Protected from the prevailing winds, the region boasts some superb hotels and lagoons calm enough for swimming, snorkelling, diving, water-skiing, kayaking, pedal boats and sailing activities.

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Mexico

Baja California

Jutting down from the northwest corner of Mexico, the bony finger of Baja California runs 760 miles south from the US border to the golden beaches and pounding surf of Cabo San Lucas. Although on average only 25 miles wide, Baja California is a remarkable haven of marine life.

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Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five idyllic islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. The Archipelago is genuinely one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands, making it the only official marine reserve in the country.

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Gorongosa National Park

The Gorongosa National Park is in the southern end of the African Rift Valley which covers a widespread area of 3770 square kilometres. This park lies in the heart of Mozambique.

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Lake Niassa

Lake Niassa is the 9th largest freshwater lake in the world, the third largest in Africa and one of the world’s most bio-diverse. Though utterly stunning it is still only visited by a handful of tourists heading to Malawi with the lake forming the border between the two countries. It has been declared a reserve and Ramsar site, protecting its abundant species and natural habitats.

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Limpopo National Park

The Limpopo National Park was born when the status of that wildlife utilisation area in Gaza Province, was changed from a hunting concession to a protected area.

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Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago stretches from Pemba to the Rovuma River, which forms a border between Tanzania and Mozambique. The archipelago encompasses 32 tropical, coral islands and has an enormous cultural and historical value, influenced by Arabian, Portuguese and African cultures.

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Myanmar (Burma)

Moeyungyi Wetlands

About 70 miles north of Yangon you will find the Moeyungyi Wetlands, a vital shelter for both resident and migratory waterfowl. In 1878 a water storage reservoir was constructed in the area and over a period of many years the reservoir changed gradually, but naturally, into wetlands it is today.

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Namibia

Brandberg Mountain Range

Namibia's highest mountain the Brandberg Mountain Range is situated in the Erongo region in the western part of Namibia, ninety kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and covers an area of 760 square kilometres. 

The Range gets its name from an almost black appearance and the bright colours that the setting sun paints onto the mountains as if the whole area was on fire.   

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Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Cape Cross has both historical and biological significance with its rocky bay, sandy beaches and salt pan. Tourism enhancing viewing of the seals, includes information signs along the walkway, renovated picnic areas, five campsites with fireplaces, and timber-plastic windshields. 

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Etosha National Park

Etosha is one of Africa’s largest and oldest National Parks. The vast, salt pan that is visible from space, covers 2 270 000 hectares (5 500 000 acres) and is home to an abundance of wildlife. There are a number of waterholes, including both natural springs and fountains and others fed by man-made bore holes.

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Fish River Canyon Park

Known for its outstanding natural scenery with panoramic views out over the Great Fish River, the Great Fish River Nature Reserve is home to one of South Africa's largest populations of Black Rhinoceros, located 200 kilometres from Port Elizabeth.

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Luderitz

Sandwiched between the barren Namib Desert and the windswept South Atlantic coast,  this harbour town is situated on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa.

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Messum Crater

Messum Crater is not a meteorite or asteroid impact crater, it is part of an igneous ring complex and a once active volcano. regarded as among the wealthiest stone age sites to have been found in extreme arid landscape with average precipitation rates lower than fifty mm per annum, the centre part of Messum ‘volcano’ has collapsed into an area of eighteen kilometres in diameter.

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Namib-Naukluft National Park

Namibia’s largest conservation area contains some of the country’s most iconic attractions: towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the imposing canyon at Sesriem, forgotten shipwrecks and ghost towns along the icy Atlantic coast, stark inselbergs and mountain ranges, and lichen-encrusted gravel plains.

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NamibRand Nature Reserve

NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast privately owned reserve covering 200,000 hectares and bordering the Namib-Naukluft Park, is situated near Sossusvlei in southwestern Namibia. Visit this area for a glimpse of the majestic landscapes of red Namib sand dunes, golden grass savannah and impressive purple mountain ranges. 

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Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Richtersveld Transfrontier Park straddles the border between South Africa and Namibia, and I is rich in plant and animal species all carefully adapted to survive in a seemingly barren desert landscape. 

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Skeleton Coast National Park

The ‘Skeleton Coast’ is renowned for being isolated, inhospitable and steeped in a spooky history. Over the years, many ships have run aground on this coast and these ships or ‘skeletons’ can still be seen lying deserted and corroding along the beaches forming a dramatic landscape.

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Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe from the German for the pointed dome is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

The granite is more than 120 million years old, and the highest outcrop rises about 1,728 metres above sea level. 

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Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings in Africa. Most of these well-preserved engravings represent rhinoceros, Twyfelfontein is located close to a freshwater spring in a remote semi-arid area at the head of a valley in Damaraland.  

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Vingerklip

Situated halfway between the little town of Outjo and Khorixas, the Vingerklip is one of Namibia’s most famous and remarkable rocks. Described as a huge rock finger it protrudes vertically into the air. Standing on a hilltop the Rock Finger and a height of 929 metres above sea level, the rock itself is 35 metres high.

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Walvis Bay

Called the Bay of Whales, Walvis Bay is situated on the Atlantic coast. The largest deep-sea harbour in Namibia was discovered by the Portuguese sailor Diaz, who explored the West African coast from 1482 to 1489 and sailed into the bay for the first time in 1487. 

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Waterberg National Park

Towering sandstone cliffs, dinosaur footprints, mysterious rock engravings and some of Namibia’s most rare and valuable game species are synonymous with the Waterberg Plateau Park.

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Nepal

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park lies to the west of Chitwan and for those willing to make the effort to reach will be rewarded with an unrivalled wildlife experience with few visitors and great chances to spot wild elephant, one-horned rhino, leopard and if you’re exceptionally lucky then even the ra

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Chitwan National Park

The World Heritage listed Chitwan National Park is located in southern Nepal and is easily reached from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. The park is renowned for being home to the rare Bengal tiger and one horned rhino as well as wild elephant, leopard, crocodiles and prolific birdlife.

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Peru

Amazon Lodges - Peru

Staying at an eco-lodge deep within the heart of the Peruvian Amazon provides a wonderful base for exploring the rainforest’s extraordinary diversity and rich flora and fauna. Shrouded in lush vegetation and overlooking rivers and ox-bow lakes, the lodges evoke the traditional design of the indigenous tribes and offer fully inclusive jungle adventures.

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Nasca and Paracas

In the dusty coastal plain some four hours’ drive south of Lima lie the ancient man-made wonder of the Nasca Lines, one of the most enigmatic sites of all South America.

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Rwanda

Akagera National Park

The relatively warm and low-lying plains of Akagera comprise savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes. In partnership with African Parks, The Akagera NP aim to transform the National Park into a world-class location to experience a safari.

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Nyungwe National Park

One of the oldest rainforests in Africa, Nyungwe is rich in biodiversity and spectacularly beautiful. The mountainous region is teaming with wildlife, including a small population of chimpanzees as well as 12 other species of primate, including the L’Hoest’s monkey endemic to the Albertine Rift.

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Senegal

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

When it comes to observing wildlife in Senegal, the first place to consider is Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary located on the Senegal River Delta.

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Sine Saloum

Sine Saloum in the west of Senegal at the mouth of the Saloum River is one of the area's most popular attractions the Saloum Delta National Park, designated a UNESCO Heritage Site, covering nearly 150,000 hectares.

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Seychelles

Bird Island

Bird, Seychelles’ most northerly island is 100km or a 30-minute flight north of Mahé. The island was once known as Ile aux Vaches because of the dugongs (sea cows) that thrived there.

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Mahé

Mahé, measuring 28km long by 8km wide, is the largest island and cultural and economic hub of the Inner Islands, and the international gateway to Seychelles. It is home to the international airport and the nation’s capital, Victoria.

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South Africa

Cape Town

Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a captivating mix of stylish modern and old-world elegance. Dazzling hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavour and style.

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Grootbos Garden Lodge Garden Route

Set in the picturesque mountain and sea landscape of the Hermanus area in the Western Cape, the exotic, stone and thatch retreat of Grootbos Garden Lodge is one of two lodges in the private 2,500 hectare Grootbos Nature Reserve. Perched on a slope of the Duineveld Mountain, Garden Lodge is surrounded by multi-hued flowers and lush fynbos foliage.

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Garden Route

The Garden Route is an area of natural wilderness with endless expanses of untamed forest and pristine beaches.  Imposing mountains line the roads and waterfalls cascade into blue-green seas from dramatic cliffs. Perched on the edge of a lagoon, the town of Knysna was established in the gold rush of 1804 and is a hub of local arts and crafts.

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm Garden Route

Surrounded by the dramatic Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains, De Zeekoe is a working farm outside Oudtshoorn, its beautifully restored homestead dating back to the early 1800s. 

Choose between various accommodation types, ranging from stylish rooms at the main house to rustic waterfront chalets & luxurious cottages.

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Greater Kruger National Park

With over 2 million hectares of pristine wilderness, Kruger’s biodiversity withstands numerous species of game and birds. To the north of the park you will find Baobab trees, scrubland and rocky outcroppings which can be seen for miles and animals tend to gather around water sources.

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Lion Sands Narina Lodge Greater Kruger National Park

Narina Lodge is situated in the Tinga Private Game Reserve, an exclusive concession within the southern section of the Kruger National Park. 

The luxurious lodge shelters under a canopy of trees on the banks of the Sabie River, and has a treehouse ambiance. 

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Rhino Post Safari Lodge Greater Kruger National Park

Situated at the southern end of 12,000 hectare private concession within the central region of the Kruger National Park, is the “base” lodge for walking trails offered by Isibindi Africa, Rhino Post Safari Lodge. 

Set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi riverbed under shady Tamboti trees, the lodge has waterhole views and a relaxed ambience.

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Singita Ebony Lodge Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Nestled amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the western Sabi Sand Private Reserve, is Singita Ebony, the original Singita Lodge. 

Ebony has a compelling presence while welcoming visitors with the warmth of a family home. 

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Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Famous as a haven for the Big Five and luxury game lodges, Sabi Sands shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park. Two perennial rivers have created a riverine of bushveld where wild animals cross back and forth, following ancient migration paths.

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Savanna Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Located in the westerns sector of the Sabi Sand Private Reserve, Savanna Private Game Reserve is home to an exclusive and welcoming safari lodge. 

Surrounded by magnificent bushveld views and looking out onto an illuminated waterhole, Savanna Lodge rests in lush, open extensive gardens.

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is located in the south western sector of the private concession of Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. 

Adjoining the unfenced Kruger National Park, game rambles freely between the reserves and the slightly elevated position of Bush Lodge provides uninterrupted bushveld views.

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Tswalu Motse Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve

Against the dramatic backdrop of the Korannaberg Mountains, Tswalu Motse is an isolated oasis which lies baking beneath the Kalahari sun. 

Overlooking the stretches of semi-desert grasslands the property is scenically beautiful, its natural stone, thatch and wood structure illuminated by the changing light of day. 

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Tswalu Tarkuni Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve

Against the dramatic backdrop of the Korannaberg Mountains, Tswalu Tarkuni is an isolated oasis which lies baking beneath the Kalahari sun. 

Overlooking the stretches of semi-desert grasslands, the exclusive-use property is scenically beautiful, and ideal for families or small groups. 

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Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve is South Africa’s largest private reserve at over 100 000ha. The reserve is home to a superb variety landscapes and wildlife, including black-maned lions, meerkats, cheetah, giraffe and buffalo, as well as many rarer species such as aardvark, aardwolf, mountain zebra and the endangered pangolin.

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Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Lodge Gal Oya National Park

Located in eastern Sri Lanka away from the typical tourist trail in Gal Oya National Park, Gal Oya Lodge is a real gem and a must visit for wildlife and nature enthusiasts or those looking to get off the beaten track.

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Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is located between 2,100-2,300 metres above sea level in Sri Lanka’s central highlands. The mysterious looking plains are an expanse of misty grassland and are home to "World's End" which is considered to be the finest view in all of Sri Lanka.

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Minneriya National Park

Located in the iconic Cultural Triangle on the Habarana to Polonnaruwa road, Minneriya National Park is most well known for its high population of elephants which is thought to be around 300 due to successful conservation work in recent years. The best time to visit the park is during the dry season from May to September when the animals are more active as they search for water.

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Pinnawala

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a common en-route stop to Kandy and provides visitors with the opportunity of seeing a large number of elephants at close quarters.

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Uda Walawe National Park

Renowned for rivalling East Africa’s national parks, Uda Walawe features open parkland making it the ideal location for viewing vast herds of elephants, as well as leopards, wild buffalo and sambor deer. As well as being renowned for its wildlife Uda Walawe is probably Sri Lanka’s most scenic national park with the surrounding hills of Horton plains forming the most picturesque backdrop.

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Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu is actually Sri Lanka’s largest National Park and has only in the last couple of years reopened to visitors after the conflicts of the northern part of the country. The park is home to around 50 leopards which are the main drawcard as it offers a much less touristy experience than the national parks down in the south.

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Yala National Park

Sri Lanka’s largest and probably most well known National Park, Yala is a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts and offers one of the world’s best opportunities of seeing a leopard in the wild. The park consists of 1268 sq km of protected area comprising of grassy plains, forest, rocky scrublands and lagoons and runs along the country’s south east coast.

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Cinnamon Wild Yala Yala National Park

Located right on the edge of Yala National park Cinnamon wild Yala offers the ultimate in bush chic accommodation.

This elegant though simple hotel is located close to the park gates and has a splendid location between the lagoon and the ocean. The property comprises a number of chalets scattered across 10 acres of mixed evergreen forest and typical dry zone vegetation.

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St Helena

Diana’s Peak National Park

The Diana’s Peak National Park was launched in March 1996, encompassing the area of the three peaks; a total area of 81 hectares. It is now part of the National Conservation Areas. Most of the enclosed area is a natural forest, though there still remain many areas of New Zealand Flax which are steadily being cleared.

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Tanzania

Gombe National Park

Situated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream is an untamed place of lush forests and clear lake views. Hiking and swimming are also popular activities here.

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is situated on the line dividing the floral regions of eastern and western Africa, and oil palms, which are characteristic of the flora of western Africa, grow along the lake’s shores. Rice and subsistence crops are grown along the shores, and fishing is of some significance. Hippopotamuses and crocodiles abound, and the bird life is varied.

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Lake Victoria

The lake’s shores vary in aspect. The lake’s southwestern coast is backed by precipices 90 metres high, which give way on the western coast to papyrus and ambatch swamps marking the delta of the Kagera River. The lakes deeply indented northern coast is flat and bare.

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Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale is located in Western Tanzania to the South of Kigoma town, it is bordering Lake Tanganyika-the World’s longest, second deepest and least polluted freshwater lake-harbouring an estimated 1000 fish species.

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Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy without leaving a trace of their presence.

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park has a high diversity of plants and animals including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some of the rare and endangered species like wild dogs. The park serves as water shade both for wildlife and human being.

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Saadani National Park

Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront, it as well possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands very popular with European sun-worshipers.

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Selous Game Reserve

Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve is one of its most scenic wildlife destinations; the Selous is utterly beautiful.  The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; boating, walking and fly camping compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas.  This is an outrageously good safari park and an essential component of any southern circuit itinerary.

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Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The park covers 14,763 sq km.

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Tarangire National Park

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for people travelling through the northern safari circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game-controlled areas and the wildlife is allowed to move freely throughout.

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The Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa.  Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year.  You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowi

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Udzungwa National Park

Brooding and primaeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of sunshine-dappled glades enclosed by 30-metre (100 foot) high trees, their buttresses layered with fungi, lichens, mosses and ferns.

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The Galapagos Islands

Espanola

Southernmost of the Galapagos Islands, Española is also one of the oldest whose dramatic cliff tops of Punta Suarez teem with sea-birds including Nasca and blue-footed boobies, oystercatchers, tropic birds and Galapagos hawks. More famously, the island provides the only nesting site in the entire archipelago for waved albatross which arrive between April and December.

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Genovesa

One of the Galapagos’ most remote islands and often overlooked by cruises, Genovesa is a huge horse-shoe bay and sunken crater that teems with bird life. From the pristine coral beach of Darwin Bay, a trail leads past tidal lagoons to a viewpoint overlooking colonies of frigate birds and one of the largest and only nesting sites of the red-footed booby.

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Pikaia Lodge Hotel Information

Perched on an extinct volcano with sweeping views across Santa Cruz island, Pikaia Lodge is a stunning contemporary eco-lodge that has raised the bar in terms of land-based Galapagos tours. At 450m above sea-level, it occupies a private Tortoise Reserve between the arid savannah and tropical highlands and enjoys near perfect conditions year round.

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The Gambia

Makasutu Forest

Makasutu Culture Forest bunches the country's vast landscapes into a dazzling 1000-hectare package. The setting, comprises vast wetlands, palm groves, mangroves and savannah plains.

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River Gambia National Park

The winding stretch of the River Gambia lined as it is with a green belt of jungle riparian forest evokes the steamy Congo Basin rather than the Sahel. The centrepiece of this fantastic national park was first gazetted to protect Baboon Island and four smaller islets. 

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Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years.

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Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

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Kibale National Park

Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. 351 tree species have been recorded in the park, some rise to over 55m and are over 200 years old.

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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952 At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the "Devil's Cauldron", creating a trademark rainbow The northern section of the park contains savanna and Borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by woodland and forest patches.

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Vietnam

Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is located around 150 kms north of Ho Chi Minh City. It consists of about 50% evergreen forest, 40% bamboo woodland and 10% farmland, wetlands and grassland. The National Park is one of Vietnams most biodiverse regions, which explains the impressive range of wildlife that can be found.

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Zambia

Blue Lagoon National Park

This Park is an undiscovered gem with vast plains spectacular in the dry season and then transform completely from an arid grass flatland to a watery wonderland in the wet season when migratory birds arrive from far and wide.

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Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is situated in the centre of western Zambia and is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, covering an enormous 22,400 km2.

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Kasanka National Park

Situated on the southwestern edge of the Lake Bangweulu basin, this park is a peaceful sanctuary and one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. With only 450 km2 Kasanka is well endowed with rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, lagoons, meadows and dambos supporting a uniquely broad range of animals and abundant birds and fish.

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Lavushi Manda National Park

Lavushi Manda is a picturesque park with rolling hills, rich riparian forest and beautiful rocky outcrops, with vast stretches of pristine hill miombo woodlands, large dambo wet grasslands, and a gallery of forests along the headwaters of the Lukulu and Lulimala rivers.

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Liuwa Plain National Park

This remote park in the far west of the country is one of pristine wilderness. For the ardent bush-lover, the rewards are great indeed.

The Park’s game is spread out across the plains but to come upon a vast herd of blue wildebeest, a prowling wild dog, or pride of dozing lions in this forgotten piece of Africa is especially fitting because of its completely natural state.

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Livingstone

In his search for ‘’the Smoke that Thunders” David Livingstone discovered one of the most majestic sights in the world and to this day, the spectacular Victoria Falls has the power to leave a man speechless with its beauty. It is beside this World Heritage Site that the quaintly colonial, Livingstone Town was born.

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Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi is relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its wilderness state. While the diversity of animals is not as prolific as the other big parks, there are opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels. 

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North Luangwa National Park

The beauty of visiting this Park is the remarkable opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched, and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama. T

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Nsumbu National Park

Lying on the southern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Northern most tip of Zambia, Nsumbu covers an area of just over 2000 square kilometres and includes some of the most pristine shores of this vast Lake. Its beauty ranges from sandy beaches, vertical cliffs, rocky coves and natural bays to the rugged hills and deep valleys of the interior. 

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Nyika Plateau National Park

Nyika Plateau is a beautiful, highland area, lying on the Malawian border, at the eastern-most tip of Zambia. The park is an extension of the National Park on the Malawian side, which incorporates the part of the plateau that crosses the border.

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Sioma Ngwezi National Park

Sioma Ngwezi National Park is mainly covered by Kalahari woodland and the third largest Park in Zambia. As elephants return to the Park, seen at the southeast border where elephants have re-established an old migration route, the herds are now visible with several tracks in a corridor extending over more than one kilometre. 

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is Zambia's leading National Park and one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of wildlife along the Luangwa River and its myriad of lagoons is amongst the most abundant anywhere in Africa. It is genuinely an un-spoilt wilderness.

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Victoria Falls – Zambia side

Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. They are described by the Kololo tribe as Mosi-oa-Tunya -The Smoke that Thunders,  in more modern times Victoria Falls is known as the most magnificent curtain of falling water in the world.

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Zimbabwe

Linkwasha Camp Hwange National Park

Linkwasha Camp is situated on an exclusive private concession in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest reserve. 

The camp overlooks a flat plain and waterhole, the open landscape ideal for watching the animals drawn to the waters, especially during the dry season. 

Contemporary elegance and safari style are skilfully blended in the décor and structure of this appealing property. 

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Little Makalolo Hwange National Park

Nestled in one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo offers privacy for guests who enjoy small and intimate camps with a sense of remoteness. The area is ecologically diverse, ensuring great numbers of animals year-round. 

The camp’s 6 spacious en-suite tents, with both indoor and outdoor showers, are settled in the tree line. 

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Davison’s Camp Hwange National Park

A classic African tented camp, Davison’s Camp lies deep in the Hwange National Park, in the private south-eastern Linkwasha Concession. 

Named after the founder of Hwange, Ted Davison, the camp is carefully concealed beneath a grove of mopane trees overlooking a waterhole and open plains.

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Hwange National Park

Situated on the border with Botswana, Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. Its 1.4 million hectares of sandy soils support widespread stands of broad-leafed woodland that during the summer months, despite the low rainfall, are an abundance of green. Saltpans, acacia scrub and grasslands complete this “savannah mosaic”.

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The Hide Hwange National Park

Positioned under a canopy of shady trees, the Hide is situated in a private concession within Hwange National Park, on the edge of an active waterhole – it is the only water source for miles. 

10 canvas safari tents under thatch have spacious, deluxe accommodation and various combinations of indoor and outdoor showers and baths. 

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Ruckomechi Camp Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp, situated in a private concession with access to the western areas of Mana Pools National Park, accommodates guests in 10 spacious en-suited tents units, including a family unit, all of which overlook the magnificent Zambezi River. 

The camp is set amongst broad-canopied Ana trees, much loved by the elephants for their rich nutritious seeds. 

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Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Zimbabwe. The core of some 1.7 million hectares of UNESCO World Heritage conservation estate, its views of the broad river, floodplains, riverine woodland and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment are spectacular. The river is wide, sandy, with islands and sandbanks protruding from its brown waters.

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Little Ruckomechi Mana Pools National Park

Little Ruckomechi’s picturesque location embodies Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. 

The camp is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic Albida trees that characterise the area. 

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Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls

Built in 1904, the historic Victoria Falls Hotel is an icon, its elegant colonial architecture leading out to sprawling terraces and lawns overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge. 

161 classic rooms and suites provide modern comfort and the tasteful echoes of the Edwardian past. 

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Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls

Victoria Fall’s Ilala Lodge is situated in attractive manicured gardens, overlooking lush natural vegetation and the “smoke” from the magnificent falls. It is the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls. 

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is positioned on an elevated plateau outside Victoria Falls, bordering the Zambezi National Park. 

This traditional wood and thatch lodge enjoys spectacular views over endless stretches of pristine bush. 

72 comfortable rooms have private balconies from which to gaze out over the landscape and waterhole, as the sun dips below the horizon. 

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&Beyond Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls

Nestled along prime Zambezi River frontage, in a private concession, the &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge is a safari oasis upriver from the majestic Victoria Falls.  

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Victoria Falls

When explorer David Livingstone first ventured into and named the town of Victoria Falls, he didn’t realise it already had a more fitting name – Mosai-Oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders. The mighty Zambezi River drops off in spectacular fashion, creating a powerful spectacle that is the most notable of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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