Unveiling Botswana’s charms through Kwando Camps

By Mauricio Zarzar
Embarking on a journey to Botswana was nothing short of a beautiful combination of nature, culture, and adventure. In just three words, I can sum it up: I LOVE IT. This enchanting country has something for every kind of explorer. Wildlife: Even though we visited during the lush green season, Botswana didn’t...
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In Search of the Emperor Penguins!

By Shae Aitken
My third trip down to Antarctica, I was extra excited about this trip, which we were in search of the Emperor Penguins in Snow Hill located in the Weddell sea which is located on the eastern side of the Antarctica peninsula.   Today, it is one of the most exclusive wildlife viewing experiences...
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Kenya vs South Africa: Where to Safari?

By Hilary Dubyk
You have always dreamt of going on an African safari and the time has finally come to start planning – how exciting! But now you are faced with the dilemma of choosing between Kenya and South Africa, both of which come highly recommended. Well you have come to the right place. The...
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Patagonia – Nature at its Best

By Tim Farquhar
Patagonia, my absolute favorite gem in South America, boasts nature at its best. On my recent journey, I embarked on an inspiring cruise through the Southern fjords aboard the Magellan Explorer, which gracefully glided through the serene waters of the straits of Magellan and Beagle Channel. After this remarkable cruise, I ventured...
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

By Matt McMillan
I recently returned from the enchanting land of South Africa, one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in Africa, and arguably the world. My trip this year focused on the KwaZulu-Natal region on the eastern side of South Africa, and it was a whirlwind adventure that had it all – from...
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Penguin Safari:
South Georgia and the Peninsula

By Tig Martin
Last month my friend Nikki and I joined the final voyage of the 22/23 Antarctic season aboard the Ultramarine expedition ship. Over sixteen incredible days, we sailed from Ushuaia to South Georgia, and on to the Antarctic Peninsula, before returning to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. We wandered through king penguin colonies,...
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Macquarie Island

New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands

By Leanne Dunhill
The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia lie in the Southern Ocean. These remote and desolate stepping stones to Antarctica offer rich biodiversity, breathtaking scenery and fascinating human history. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on Earth. Many bird species, invertebrates and plants (including the...
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Visiting Antarctica from New Zealand

By Leanne Dunhill
Over the past few years I have been very privileged to visit Antarctica not once, but twice. Once from Bluff in the south of New Zealand and more recently from Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina. Since I returned from the Antarctic Peninsula in December I’ve been asked on a number...
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Greg Mortimer Ship Review

By Luke Glenday
There has been quite a lot of hype around Aurora Expeditions’ brand-new ship, the Greg Mortimer. With its X-Bow design that is currently unique to the expedition cruise industry, it is one of a number of new ships that are taking this industry into a new era of custom built vessels and...
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Karen Blixen Camp

By Tig Martin
I’ve spent a lot of time in South America and Asia but hadn’t visited Africa beyond Egypt and Morocco – it’s been on the list for a long time. Last October I attended a travel expo in Nairobi, Kenya and was lucky enough to add a few extra days to visit the...
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