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African Honeymoon Inspiration

A safari is one of life’s romantic experiences; just ask British royalty; Africa is their go to proposal continent.  For an added kick, Africa Answers recommends the following slightly out of the way places: Uganda In addition to classic safari wildlife, Uganda is home to 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population, over 10% of the worlds bird population and 7% of the world’s butterfly population. It is also the source of the Nile and has the world’s smallest chapel, which can…

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What’s Hot in 2019

Nizwa, a desert day trip from Muscat
With so many destinations in their purview, the Africa Answers team had a difficult task of choosing just one, but decided on Oman as a destination most on the rise. Here’s why: Oman is the choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while also wanting to experience its ancient, authentic soul.  Oman is one of the most open and stable countries in the middle east, which makes it a perfect destination for those who are curious but hesitant to explore this fascinating…

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Adopt an African Elephant or Rhinoceros

Baby ellie
Dame Daphne Sheldrick was an over achiever.  This: not only did she develop the formula on which motherless newborn elephant orphans can survive for three years until they can eat big kid food, but she also personally raised countless ellies who required round the clock, 3 hourly feedings, raised a human family of her own (who also presumably needed sustenance), and somehow found time to write a beautiful book about her life in colonial Kenya.  We lost Dame Daphne in April this…

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Art in Africa

Africa is enjoying an art renaissance.  Time was, a wood or soapstone carving was the only collectible. Now, avant garde museums in Cape Town and jewelry studios in Kenya’s Masai Mara are displaying and selling exquisite work.  Here are our faves… The Boutique at Naibor Camp, Masai Mara has launched a stunning new range of jewelry that will excite guests from all over the world. Alongside these works of art from up-and-coming designer Rosie Sharp, Naibor also stays true to its…

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Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Hum if You Don't Know the Words
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family. Robin Conrad is a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation, but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles as a single mother. Their meeting should never have occurred until The Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters…

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South Africa’s Top 5 multi generational experiences

Regardless of our age, we all like wildlife. Leopards, lions, elephants, hippo and giraffe are introduced to us in picture books as children and never leave our hearts.  As adults and travelers,  we all like diverse scenery, friendly people who speak our language with a charming accent, mild temperatures, history and culture.  Some of us enjoy excellent wine and cuisine, arts and crafts, or being active.  South Africa is a destination offering all that, and superb value for…

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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick

Baby ellie at Daphne Sheldrick Sanctuary
The recently deceased Daphne Sheldrick, was the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya’s rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first…

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Kenya fam trip

Kenya is the original safari destination, the country filmed in the classic movie, Out of Africa. What better way to learn about this stunning East African nation then by spending 7 nights in Nairobi, Lewa Conservancy and the Masai Mara?  For more information about the itinerary, price and Ambassador requirements, please contact John Gunning on 425-453-2403 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if…

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National Geographic’s campaign: Plastic or Planet

Plastic or Planet is National Geographic’s awareness campaign against single use plastic. Stunning.

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Plastic water bottles

Plastic bottle pollution
With good reason, international travelers avoid drinking tap water, but plastic bottles are a major environmental problem. Globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute.  91% of all plastic bottles are not recycled.  What simple action can you take to reduce plastic, and urge others to do the same? Take a drinking flask. A flask also makes a responsible client or bon voyage gift.  Tuck a note inside asking the traveler to do this small thing to reduce the number of…

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