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Postings Tagged Africa


The World Through a Gorilla’s Eyes

When someone asked recently which of the wilderness experiences of my life have had the most profound effect on me, the first thing that came to mind was gorilla trekking in Rwanda. It is really in a class by itself. Scientists say gorillas share 98 percent of human DNA. As close as we get to our pet dogs and cats, how amazing to encounter a fellow...
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2019 Animal Encounters

Polar Bear: The distinctly identifying white fur of polar bears is in fact an optical illusion. Beneath their thick coat, polar bears actually have black skin! Their hollow fur is translucent and only appears white because it reflects visible light, just like snow. Climate also plays a role in the coloration of polar bear fur. Where colder temperat...
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Posted by Ileana Lobkowicz on 7/17/2018
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: Africa, Pandas, Polar Bears, Tauck, safari, Wild Life

Finding Myself in the Animals

When I was growing up, there were always animals around. My parents had a Springer Spaniel named Debbie, who seemed enormous, and a grouchy orange cat named Rudolf, who was almost as big as the dog. At my grandfather’s farm I saw chickens, cows, horses, cats, dogs and wild animals too, birds, snakes, raccoons and deer.
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World Class Hotels with Staying Power

Where you stay when you travel is an integral part of the total vacation experience. Whether you are exploring wilderness wonderlands like our national parks, Europe’s sophisticated capital cities, Latin American villages paused in time or exotic destinations in far away lands, your accommodations can enrich or enrage depending on your intere...
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Adventures in Africa

When we pulled up to the safari lodge and got out of the car, I found myself enveloped in a rich, fresh atmosphere, surrounded by green plants and trees, and a sense of calm and well being descended upon me. We followed a wooden plank walkway over a tiny pond to the registration desk at the main lodge. There was an instant change in my mood just be...
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Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 5/19/2016
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Africa, Safari

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