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It is Friday March 15 and that means I am finally on my way. Where? I am about to go sleep under canvas in the Serengeti! Wildlife viewing in the Serengeti ecosystem - with its famed Great Migration - is tremendous! Nowhere on Earth is there a sight rivaling the spectacle of 1.5 million hoofed animals on the march. The Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and is famous for its 2,500 lions, the highest concentration found anywhere!

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International Expeditions Media Relations Director Emily has just returned from a custom journey to Costa Rica with her family. Keep reading the IE Blog for more on the joys - and trials - of experiencing "Pura Vida" with kids.

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Kathmandu Valley is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, groups of monuments and buildings that showcase the rich history and art culture of Nepal. Durbar Square in Kathmandu, the nation's capital, is one of the sites that visitors should consider including in their custom Nepal travel package.

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Many children dream of climbing on Pride Rock in the Disney-created land of Simba and Nala, but those on an IE custom Tanzania safari can get as close to that dream as possible.

At Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania, the game drive will offer sightings of lions, the king of the big cats. One of Africa's Big Five, the lion used to be widespread across the African continent, but now is confined to the sub-Saharan region.

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Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing veteran wildlife and nature photographer George Ritchey’s tips for getting the most out of your equipment and experience on his April 22 Amazon Voyage photo workshop. With over 35 years of wildlife photography experience and credits including Robb Report, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Birmingham Magazine, Ritchey will teach travelers how to capture, preserve and enhance their memories while exploring the narrow tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon.

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It's truly International Expeditions' enthusiastic local guides that make our Galapagos Island vacations so special, and no one is more passionate about his work than Galapagos Expedition Leader and Naturalist Bolivar Sanchez! We recently asked Boli six quick questions.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
I would love to be a hammerhead shark — they live on the edge.

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By Claudio Bacinello
Loyal International Expeditions’ guests Claudio and Teresa Bacinello share stories and photos from their custom safari through Namibia and Botswana.

So, here we are, on our fourth trip with International Expeditions and the furthest from home Terry and I have ever been. One of the attractions of this custom safari itinerary for us was the opportunity to experience vastly varied natural environments of Southern Africa.

February 24, 2010

Guest Notes from Namibia

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By Claudio Bacinello

International Expeditions' guests Claudio and Teresa Bacinello share stories and photos from their safari to Southern Africa.

So, here we are, on our fourth trip with IE and the furthest from home Terry and I have ever been. Following stops in London, Johannesburg and an overnight stay near Victoria Falls in Zambia, we’ve arrived at Chobe Savannah Lodge on the bank of the Chobe River in Namibia.

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Caral is the newest addition to Peru’s collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Found on the northern coast, south of Trujillo, the 5,000 year-old archaeological marvel sits on a dry desert terrace overlooking the green Supe River valley.

Dating to 2900 B.C., Caral is the oldest city in the Americas. The center of an area featuring large, truncated pyramids, archaeologists believe around 3,000 people lived in Caral.

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