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Lion - Shamwari Reserve - Luxury Lodges

Port Elizabeth is the main city on South Africa’s Eastern Cape. As one of the country’s largest cities, Port Elizabeth is also one of the major hubs of South Africa’s famous Garden Route. There are some great luxury safari lodges from Port Elizabeth. We will mention a few favorites further down. But first an introduction […]

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Refugio Amazonas Lodge - Dining

The Amazon Rainforest of southern Peru is one of the most species-rich areas of Amazonia. It is also home to one of the healthiest tourism industries for Amazon Rainforest tours. Two great lodges to pick are the Posada Amazonas Lodge or Refugio Amazonas Lodge. Both the lodges are nestled in the rainforest and offer an […]

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Lions in Shamwari Nature Reserve, South Africa

The Shamwari Nature Reserve is an award-winning private reserve in South Africa. The reserve is located about 75 km from Port Elizabeth. The Shamwari Reserve & Shamwari Reserve lodges are consistently voted leaders in conservation and eco-lodge operation. The reserve has been featured on nature programs, including Animal Planet for the show ‘Shamwari: A wild […]

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Kruger National Park - Elephants

To make the most of your safari in South Africa, here’s a guide to the Shamwari Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. We will mention reserve summaries, activities, wildlife, and differences. To start with, both these protected areas are visited from two different base cities… Kruger National Park is in the country’s north-east. To […]

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Shamwari Reserve

If you’re deciding whether to visit the Shamwari Reserve or the Addo National Park from Port Elizabeth in South Africa, it really depends what you want from the experience. Both of these reserves can offer a contrasting experience and it depends on several factors to which you choose, including what you want to see, your […]

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Eagles Crag Lodge

Covering 25,000 hectares, the Shamwari Game Reserve is a wildlife-rich private nature reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa accessed from Port Elizabeth. There are several Shamwari Game Reserve luxury lodges to choose, such as the Eagles Crag Lodge (photo above). We have written this guide to help you pick the best Shamwari Game […]

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The Wet Tropics, Queensland, Australia

Australia contains one of the world’s oldest rainforests, which can be traced to the time of the Gondwana supercontinent that existed 184 million years ago. Spanning 900,000 hectares between Townsville and Cooktown, the Wet Tropics region is where you find most of Australia’s tropical rainforest. Around 15% of the Wet Tropics is protected by national […]

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Galapagos Islands - National Parks & Reserves in Ecuador

Ecuador has protected 19% of its area within a range of reserves and national parks, including the majority of the Galapagos Islands and a couple of other UNESCO-listed areas. Enjoy a diversity of habitats, such as rainforest, páramo, volcanoes, mountains, dry tropical forest, mangroves, islands, and marine areas. Within these reserves and national parks, you […]

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