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St Lucia, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Dumazulu Cultural Village
St Lucia, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Dumazulu Cultural Village

This KwaZulu-Natal tour introduces you to the fascinating culture of the Zulu's, take you on a boat cruise on St Lucia Estuary and affords the opportunity to view incredible wildlife at Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

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Magic of South Africa
Magic of South Africa

Our escorted tours are at a relaxed pace giving you time to savour each area. This tour combines a safari with an exploration of the scenic delights of the Drakensberg escarpment and Swaziland. It continues in the Eastern Cape with a visit to Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth. Next you travel along the verdant Garden Route and into the dry rugged landscape of the Little Karoo, known for its ostrich farming and limestone caves. It ends with three glorious days in Cape Town.

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The Monarchs of Michoacan
The Monarchs of Michoacan

Join a small group for this special journey to Mexico's state of Michoacan, (MEECH-wa-cahn), where you will witness the Palm Sunday arts and crafts festival in Uruapan before visiting the wintering home of the monarch butterflies in the oyamel forests of the region. The trip begins in colonial Morelia, and continues to Uruapan where the Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) festivities include one of the most important and revered arts and crafts fairs in Mexico. Visit the villages of the Meseta Purepecha, and the artisan communities on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro. Finally, you’ll visit the winter home of millions of monarch butterflies that migrate to exactly the same region, year after year. It was not discovered until the 1970’s that the annual southern migration path of the monarchs, east of the Rockies, was to the oyamel fir forests of Michoacan where the butterflies cluster in trees to stay warm and protected from the cold air. In 2006, Journeys first Michoacan group was accompanied by Joan Weber and led by Mexico expert Stephanie Schneiderman (also known as Tia Stephanie). Our travelers were charmed by the beauty and lack of pretension in Michoacan, by the sincerity and welcome offered by the guides and hosts, and by Stephanie’s enthusiasm and insight.

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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

The name "Pakamisa" in Zulu means "to lift up" and we assure our guests that their spirits will soar in this African Shangri-La. We offer discerning visitors luxury, comfort, and security with top class European cuisine amidst pristine African wilderness. Pakamisa, majestically positioned in the spectacular mountainous region of northern Zululand in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, is some 15 km south-west of the small town Pongola and is situated in the middle of its own extensive and private game reserve. Access to the reserve is restricted, enabling guests at Pakamisa to enjoy the exclusive experience of natural African bushveld. The total area is doubled when the mountainous features such as valleys and ravines are taken into account. Access to the reserve is restricted, enabling guests at Pakamisa to enjoy the exclusive experience of natural African bushveld with its unparalleled abundance of wildlife and exotic vegetation. Guests can expect to see leopards, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, red hartebeest, warthogs, bushpigs, kudus, nyalas, impalas, bushbucks, common reedbucks, mountain reedbucks, grey and red duikers, steenbucks, klipspringers, baboons, as well as many smaller mammals, predators, and reptiles. The bird life, too, is prolific and varied. Far away from any stress or hectic pace, our guests appreciate and enjoy the exclusive, intimate atmosphere, especially as accommodation is limited to a maximum of 16 guests. The unique Italo-Spanish architecture and style of the Pakamisa Lodge blends the finest of European and African ambience. Our eight spacious, tastefully-decorated suites offer the highest standards for comfort and complete relaxation. Each suite, comprising a bedroom, lounge, deluxe-bathroom (bath, shower, two basins and separate toilet), wardrobe and own veranda, is fully equipped with an in-room electronic safe, mini-bar, and tea/coffee facilities. Each suite has been individually styled after an African animal, a theme picked up in valuable paintings and local artifacts.

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Lairds Lodge
Lairds Lodge

Lairds Lodge is perfectly positioned between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. This gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers, mountain views, wide-open spaces, a secluded swimming pool and gentle walks on the 24-acre estate. The high ceilinged individually decorated rooms convey a feeling of tranquil elegance and include cushioned comfort, neutral colours, percale linen and specialized toiletries. The Lodge is perfectly positioned to explore the entire Garden Route, from the Wilderness in the west to the Tsitsikamma forests in the east. Courtyards and verandahs with blazing braziers and the intimate cognac & cigar lounge make for a truly South African experience. With easy access to superb beaches, world class golf courses, and hiking trails, including the renown Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve and Tsitsikamma National Park. Experience the ultimate whale and dolphin watching aboard a twin hulled cruiser. Oyster tasting, the Knysna elephants, and Plettenberg Bay's Monkeyland are some of the many attractions. This gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers spectacular mountain views, wide open spaces, a secluded swimming pool, and gentle walks on the 24 acre estate. Specializing in seafood and game, flavoured with fresh herbs from the garden, the lodge kitchen serves mouthwatering gourmet dinners, fine wines, and sumptuous breakfasts. Activities: The Garden Route offers surprisingly varied activies for everyone: Take a spectacular mountain bike trailor traverse 30m above forest floor in our Tree Top Tours. There are scenic flights and gliding, paragliding and blackwater tubing, in unrivalled beauty. For the less energetic there is the Outeniqua choo - Tjoe, a unique steam train. The Elephant Park - the legacy of the Knysna elephant. Monkeyland - a primate sanctuary

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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Institute
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Institute

Set on a 1000 hectare game reserve, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Institute Primate Haven is home to chimpanzees misplaced from their natural habitat. The world renowned Jane Goodall Institute has made this tranquil venue their South African sanctuary and has committed itself to the rescue and care take of chimpanzees in need of refuge. Being the 1st and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, this location will be able to bring the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education, tourism and modern technology. Entering the reserve, a mere 15 km from the bustling city of Nelspruit, visitors can expect to be captivated by the beautiful bush surroundings with most of the natural game species roaming the reserve. Tour operators can look forward to having a trained guide escort them through the duration of their itinerary. The experience will commence as soon as a visitor walks through the giant gates of the sanctuary, towards the education hall. For tour groups their trained guide will be able to take visitors to the location of the Chimpanzees whilst individual visitors can await a tour on the hour or pursue the location of the Chimpanzees themselves. 11:30 am is "feeding time" for the Chimpanzees. Visitors can look forward to comments given by the haven veterinarian and wife, both specialists in Great Apes and on the behavior of the primates during this time. Both the veterinarian and his wife are multi-lingual and can answer questions in French, German, and English. The Chimpanzees themselves are the true focal point of the sanctuary and will provide visitors with unique insight into the primate world. 30 minutes prior to their feeding time the Chimpanzees will start to move out of the forest and towards the holding facility. The holding facility's viewpoint roof and bridge crossing the forest between the first two enclosures, provides visitors with the unique opportunity to view the primates as they approach the holding facility prior to the feeding time. Feedings take place at both 10 am and 2 pm.

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Drive to Zululand, passing the rolling hills of sugar cane fields and forest plantations. Full day game viewing in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve, world renowned for its work in saving the rhino and for being the place where all the Big Five occur. Lunch at Hilltop situated in the reserve. Departs: 07h00 Duration: 12 hours

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Robberg Nature Reserve
Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg Peninsula is a nature reserve and a national monument. A moderately strenuous circular walk (11km) which leads out high to Robberg point. A perfect opportunity to see dolphins, penguins, and whales (in season). The huge diversity of bird life, beautiful fynbos, and evidence of rocks dating back to the early Cretaceous period (130 - 110 million years ago) make this an extremely enjoyable walk with spectacular coastal scenery.

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Duma Tau Safari Lodge
Duma Tau Safari Lodge

Duma Tau is a ten-roomed luxury tented camp, in the private 125 000 hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. The camp is built on raised boardwalks under a shady grove of mangosteen trees, overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon on the Linyanti waterways. The source of the Savuti Channel is close to the camp and game drives along the Savuti are one of the highlights of the camp. The rooms are spacious, raised off the ground and under thatch with canvas walls - allowing guests to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms. The bathroom facilities are en-suite, with hot and cold running water. Each room has an additional outside shower. There is a dining room, pub, lounge, plunge pool and a special guest toilet with a fantastic view. The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife. Activities are diverse and allow guests time on the water, on land and occasionally on foot. Day and night game drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles along the Savuti Channel and the banks of the Linyanti River. There are many hides in the area where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing close up and away from a vehicle. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savuti and many species of game and birdlife can usually be seen from this hide. The area is famous for its Elephant concentrations in our winter months and for the great game viewing all year. Huge herds of Elephant congregate in winter along the waterways and lagoons - and at the waterholes that are located along the Savuti Channel. During these dry months Sable and Roan traverse the flood plains. All the predators - Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog - feast on the prey species in the area, including Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Lechwe, Tsessebe and all the other plains game.

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Tanzania: A Grand Safari
Tanzania: A Grand Safari

This grand African safari takes you to some of Tanzania's most renowned game reserves for the vacation of a lifetime. Take this opportunity to observe Africa's Big Five -- elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, and buffalo. One of the most thrilling ways to see Tanzania is from the basket of a hot-air balloon floating over the savannah. In addition, see stunning landscapes, local villages, and one of mankind's most important archaeological sites. Travel by safari vehicles within Serengeti, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara National Parks, plus Ngorongoro Crater. Stay in luxury safari lodges and tented camps, pulsing with the sounds of the symphonic African bush by night.

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