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Sanbona Reserve, South Africa

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve covers 54,000 hectares of diverse landscape in a part of South Africa called the Little Karroo. This desert-like wilderness is accessed from South Africa’s capital city of Cape Town. The main objective of the reserve is conservation and restoration of this fantastic area complete with the animals and plants that once […]

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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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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 from, including the fantastic Eagles Crag Lodge pictured above. We have written this guide to help you pick the best Shamwari […]

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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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La Selva Lodge, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

The UNESCO-listed Yasuni National Park covers around one million hectares of lowland Amazon Rainforest and contains a record-breaking diversity of animals and plants. The park is situated along the Napo River in eastern Ecuador and is one of the favorite places to visit for nature lovers or people looking for a more adventurous vacation. With […]

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Butterflies - Cristalino Reserve

The Cristalino Reserve is a private reserve of around 11,400 hectares in the southern Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The reserve is at a crossroads of different ecosystems, such as the Amazon Rainforest and Pantanal Wetlands, which has led to a very high diversity of animals and plants with many species found nowhere else on Earth. Founded […]

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