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26
January
2012

The Great Selous - the man who inspired Tanzania's biggest game reserve

On January 4th, 1917 in the area of BehoBeho, German East Africa, a German sniper took the life of one of the great hunters and conservationists, a friend of Cecil Rhodes and Teddy Roosevelt and the inspiration for Allan Quatarmain of King Solomon’s Mines fame. He was buried close to where he fell and his grave is still there in what is now the country of Tanzania and the great national park that bears his name 


20
January
2012

In Search of Non-Singing Gondoliers - Enjoying the canals of Venice

Inevitably when you think of Venice you think of canals and when you think of canals you think of gondolas, the iconic symbol of the romance of Venice. They are indeed romantic and well suited to the environment but a few words to the neophyte Venetian traveler might be in order.


 
14
January
2012

Fine Dining in Paradise - a foodies guide to Bali

While you might immediately think of Paris, Rome or Hong Kong as culinary capitals (and they are) do not let the unsurpassed beauty of the people and the beaches of Bali blind you to the taste treats also awaiting you. If you are lucky enough ( or smart enough) to take an Ultitude experience, fine dining will already be built in but, if for some reason, you choose to visit on your own we are happy to suggest some places you may wish to consider.


08
January
2012

Rebuilding a jungle in Argentina, one tree at a time

The Misiones district of Argentina lies in the far north of the country and looks on a map like a wedge inserted to separate Paraguay and Brazil. It is the land of Iguazu Falls and the Parana River and was the focus and location of the movie “The Mission “with Jeremy Irons and Robert DeNiro.


02
January
2012

Mfangano: hard to pronounce; harder to leave- Luxury living on Kenya's Lake Victoria

As you have for the past two days you have risen early, enjoyed your morning coffee and headed out on to the Maasai Mara in search of the local game. If lucky you will have seen the lioness and her cubs from the Marsh pride before returning to camp to pack your duffel bag and head to the airstrip to board your waiting aircraft.



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