SOUTH AFRICA CAPTURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

 

Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve experience, and the new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. While deep in South Africa’s bushveld, guests opt for the Sabi Sabi Photo Safari, a unique experience with a professional photographer who will guide you through the intricacies of getting the very best out of a camera for that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife picture.

Prior to your arrival, the professional will be in touch to ascertain the level of your interest and expertise, as well as to get details on the equipment you have been using. He will then tailor your course, provide cameras and lenses if necessary and customize subjects such as a camera setup, photography in the field, working with wildlife and light sources.

The photographic safari runs for one full day, beginning at lunchtime on the first day and ending before lunch the following day. These thrilling open Land Rover game drives allow exclusive up close encounters with Africa’s Big Five and hundreds of other species living in the bush. This is the perfect opportunity to get a clear night shot of the leopards that prowl at night or the eagle soaring through bright rays of sunshine.

At the end of the safari, you and your instructor will review the images and you will discover the various methods and merits of post-processing. The photos you select will go home with you on a CD or flash drive.

Sabi Sabi is an award winning private game reserve that offers world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. Located on the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is described as a classic bush experience with its four five-star lodges.

The rate $588 per guest photographer per 24 hours, and includes the services of a professional photographer for up to a maximum of six guests on a photographic vehicle. These Professional Photographic Safaris are available on request and must be pre-booked. Additional equipment can also be rented, with rates available on request. And, partners of registered participants may accompany the photographic safaris, but will not be provided with photographic equipment.

Camera equipment provided will be as follows or similar (depending on availability):

– Nikon D700/ D3 or D3S with Nikon 200 – 400mm f/4 lens

– Canon 70/ Mark III or VI with Canon 300mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lens

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For more information or reservations, call (804) 767-8770, e-mail warren@warrengreenandassociates.com or visit the website at www.sabisabi.com.

Rates are based on the exchange rate between US Dollars and South African Rand as of 03/21/12


Experience Time Travel with Abercrombie & Kent in Morocco from $2,380

Africa; Morocco; Rabat; Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Travel back to a time of aromatic mint tea served in cool courtyards and sun-drenched bazaars overflowing with handmade jewelry and colorful tagines on Abercrombie & Kent’s Morocco: Imperial Cities, a nine-day small group escorted journey from just $2,380. With a history stretching back almost 10,000 years, Morocco was crisscrossed by Roman legions, Berber caravans and Muslim scholars.  The country’s imperial cities: Rabat, Fez, Meknes and Marrakech, each served as the capital under different ruling dynasties. Together they present a vibrant mix of centuries-old traditions with 21st-century comforts always within reach.

Morocco: Imperial Cities is a new Abercrombie & Kent itinerary for 2012 which explores the country’s diverse cultures and historic influences with the same standard of service, but fewer inclusions, than other A&K journeys.  In Rabat, visit Oudaya Kasbah, built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; the design of the gate is considered one of the most beautiful in the Moorish world. Once inside, explore a delightful Andalusia-style garden, complete with a fountain and sweet-scented orange trees. Step back into the Middle Ages in Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”), one of the most ancient and untouched city neighborhoods in the world.  The city of Meknes was built in the seventeenth century by powerful sultan Moulay Ismail to rival the court of French contemporary Louis XIV. Immerse yourself in the diversity of Morocco’s present-day culture as you stroll through the souks of Marrakech’s famous medina and renowned Djemaa el-Fna Square, home to travelling musicians and hypnotic snake charmers. Visit the 12th-century Menara Garden and Jardin Majorelle, designed in 1924 by French artist Jacques Majorelle and restored by designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Guaranteed departures of Morocco: Imperial Cities ($2,380 per person, double occupancy) are led by an experienced Abercrombie & Kent Tour Director with expert local guides. Choice of departure dates:Jun 20-28, Jul 4-12, Aug 22-30, 2012.

– 1 night in Casablanca at Le Royal Mansour Méridien

– 2 nights in Fez at Sofitel Fes Palais Jamai

– 3 nights in Marrakech at Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa

– Low single supplement: $890

Local Connections, Global Reach

Abercrombie & Kent relies on deep roots and long-established relationships in Morocco to offer a degree of access and insight that no other company can match. An office in Marrakech provides travellers with seamless service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the convenience, service and security of a U.S.-based company for a worry-free travel experience.

Call 800.554.7094 to speak with a destination specialist or go to www.abercrombiekent.com for more details.

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Experience Time Travel with Abercrombie & Kent in Morocco from $2,380

Africa; Morocco; Rabat; Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Travel back to a time of aromatic mint tea served in cool courtyards and sun-drenched bazaars overflowing with handmade jewelry and colorful tagines on Abercrombie & Kent’s Morocco: Imperial Cities, a nine-day small group escorted journey from just $2,380. With a history stretching back almost 10,000 years, Morocco was crisscrossed by Roman legions, Berber caravans and Muslim scholars.  The country’s imperial cities: Rabat, Fez, Meknes and Marrakech, each served as the capital under different ruling dynasties. Together they present a vibrant mix of centuries-old traditions with 21st-century comforts always within reach.

Morocco: Imperial Cities is a new Abercrombie & Kent itinerary for 2012 which explores the country’s diverse cultures and historic influences with the same standard of service, but fewer inclusions, than other A&K journeys.  In Rabat, visit Oudaya Kasbah, built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; the design of the gate is considered one of the most beautiful in the Moorish world. Once inside, explore a delightful Andalusia-style garden, complete with a fountain and sweet-scented orange trees. Step back into the Middle Ages in Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”), one of the most ancient and untouched city neighborhoods in the world.  The city of Meknes was built in the seventeenth century by powerful sultan Moulay Ismail to rival the court of French contemporary Louis XIV. Immerse yourself in the diversity of Morocco’s present-day culture as you stroll through the souks of Marrakech’s famous medina and renowned Djemaa el-Fna Square, home to travelling musicians and hypnotic snake charmers. Visit the 12th-century Menara Garden and Jardin Majorelle, designed in 1924 by French artist Jacques Majorelle and restored by designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Guaranteed departures of Morocco: Imperial Cities ($2,380 per person, double occupancy) are led by an experienced Abercrombie & Kent Tour Director with expert local guides. Choice of departure dates:Jun 20-28, Jul 4-12, Aug 22-30, 2012.

– 1 night in Casablanca at Le Royal Mansour Méridien

– 2 nights in Fez at Sofitel Fes Palais Jamai

– 3 nights in Marrakech at Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa

– Low single supplement: $890

Local Connections, Global Reach

Abercrombie & Kent relies on deep roots and long-established relationships in Morocco to offer a degree of access and insight that no other company can match. An office in Marrakech provides travellers with seamless service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the convenience, service and security of a U.S.-based company for a worry-free travel experience.

Call 800.554.7094 to speak with a destination specialist or go to www.abercrombiekent.com for more details.

Experience Morocco on World of A&K  ON ThisYoutube Video

 

Africa; Morocco; Fez; Medina

 

 

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FREE BUSINESS CLASS AIR ON TANZANIA DELUXE WING ADVENTURE WITH AFRICAN TRAVEL, INC.

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African Travel, Inc. has an amazing offer on their unforgettable eight-day Tanzanian Sky Safari: FREE BUSINESS CLASS AIR when you book anytime now through September 15!* This incredible journey includes Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti – ideal wildlife viewing locales. Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Migration Camp – the lodging is absolutely top-notch throughout. And transport between destinations is provided by a meticulously outfitted Executive Grand Caravan – an eight-seat luxury aircraft. Game drives are in custom built Safari Cruisers and each day brings the promise of another surprise.

Free Business Class Air is offered only through September 15, so book today!*

Tanzania Sky Safari–8 Days. 1 night Arusha, 2 nights Tarangire National Park, 2 nights Ngorongoro, 2 nights Serengeti National Park. Priced from $6895 per person, land only, based on double occupancy during promotional period August 27-October 26*.

For more information and reservations, contact your local Travel Agent or call African Travel at (800) 421-8907 or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

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LUXURY WALKING SAFARI CAMP IN SOUTH LUANGWA, ZAMBIA

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SANCTUARY ZEBRA PLAINS

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OPENING 1 JUNE 2011

Sanctuary Retreats presents a walking safari like no other. Now you can explore the pristine wilderness of the South Luangwa – the home of the walking safari – with one of Zambia’s most experienced expert guides, whilst enjoying luxurious tent accommodation and fine dining. This is the ultimate bush adventure by foot, without forsaking personalised service or comfort.

Imagine standing in the giant footsteps of an elephant or touching the bark of a tree where only minutes earlier a leopard had scratched it. Imagine cocktails and canapés as the sun sets over the Luangwa River, hundreds of snorting hippos providing the background music before sitting down to a three course candlelit dinner served under the stars, with white linen, the finest silverware and the surrounding area filled with lanterns. Imagine experiencing all of this before returning to your luxury tent for a night under canvas.

Now, with the launch of our first luxury walking safari camp, all of this becomes reality!

The concentration of wildlife around camp is simply awe-inspiring. On the plains zebra, antelope, buffalo and puku congregate in vast numbers alongside endemic species such as the Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and Cookson’s wildebeest. Predators such as lion, leopard and the elusive wild dog are often seen tracking their quarry and the rivers and tributaries are teeming with hippo, elephant and crocodile. A safari by foot also ensures that one can see many of the 400 species of birds found in the area as well as the rarely seen but fascinating “Little Five” (rhino beetle, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise and ant lion).

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KINDLE ROMANCE IN KENYA WITH MICATO SAFARIS THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

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Guests Can “Dream of Africa” with Kindle Wireless Reading Devices

Pre-loaded with Epic Tales of Love and Adventure in the African Bush~

Few love stories are as well-known — or well-loved — as Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen)’s sweeping memoir, “Out of Africa”, the epic tale of her life and loves in the African bush. What better time to kindle (or re-kindle) romance, then, than 2010, which marks the 25th anniversary of the classic film version of “Out of Africa”, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford?

Micato Safaris’ Kindle Romance in Kenya itinerary offers a perfect balance of adventurous wildlife viewing, luxurious, private accommodations and romantic activities—all certain to inspire love. And, to set the stage, Micato will send all booked guests a Collector’s Edition DVD of “Out of Africa” and a Kindle wireless reading device pre-loaded with tales of love and adventure in East Africa, including Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa”, Anita Shreve’s instant classic “A Change in Altitude”, and Beryl Markham’s renowned novel, “West with the Night”. The Kindles will also be loaded with guides to East African flora, fauna and culture. Perfect airplane reading for the journey to Kenya!

The special touches continue once guests land and they experience Micato Safaris’ unparalleled personalized service and passion for excellence, ensuring the creation of warm memories that will last a lifetime.

The 9-day journey, departing Wednesday, February 10, 2010* includes:

Day 1 Depart the U.S.

Days 2-3 Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

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