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7 day big five safari in South Africa

7 day big five safari in South Africa

7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists
From £1,850 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $3,825 to US $4,195 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Nov, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2019: 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 14 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2020: 8 Jan, 15 Jan
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

Award winning safari in South Africa
From £3,495 to £3,720 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

"Overland" camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $2,795 to US $3,080 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec
2019: 10 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 2 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 21 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
2020: 9 Jan
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Botswana wild parks small group lodge safari

Botswana wild parks small group lodge safari

Botswana affordable lodge safari Okavango, Moremi, Chobe
From US $3,070 to US $3,260 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov ...
Baltic Flyway bird watching vacation in Lithuania

Baltic Flyway bird watching vacation in Lithuania

Witness one of the most amazing nature's phenomena
From €1,490 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Masai Mara luxury camp vacation, Kenya

Masai Mara luxury camp vacation, Kenya

5 Days Safari to Leopard Hill and Mara Naboisho
From US $1,820 to US $2,220 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kenya safari and Diani beach vacation

Kenya safari and Diani beach vacation

9 days bush and beach safari
From US $3,765 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Zambia & Malawi small group safari

Zambia & Malawi small group safari

Unique adventure safari kayaking, game viewing & hiking
From US $3,035 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Nov
2019: 23 Mar, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov
Sekrenyi Festival tour in Nagaland, India

Sekrenyi Festival tour in Nagaland, India

Sekrenyi Festival Tour of Naga Tribes of North East India
From £2,250 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 17 Feb
Central India wildlife holiday, stay in a treehouse

Central India wildlife holiday, stay in a treehouse

Authentic wilderness experience in Tree Houses, India
From US $2,275 to US $4,250 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kenya national parks safari vacation

Kenya national parks safari vacation

Incredible wildlife at Amboseli, Hells Gate and the Masai Mara
From US $1,530 to US $2,200 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Masai Mara safari & beach vacation, Kenya

Masai Mara safari & beach vacation, Kenya

10 days bush and beach adventure to Masai Mara and Diani
From US $3,920 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be tailor made from July through to March
Kilimanjaro trek and national parks vacation, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro trek and national parks vacation, Tanzania

Get to experience adventure,culture and sightseeing
From US $3,600 to US $3,800 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees

Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees

A naturalists paradise in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees
From €1,295 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 May, 9 Jun
Kenya safari vacation, tailor made

Kenya safari vacation, tailor made

Experience the ultimate safari adventure
From US $2,010 to US $2,510 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kenya migration safari vacation

Kenya migration safari vacation

Experience the Migration Season in Maasai Mara and Naboisho
From US $2,900 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Windhoek to Victoria Falls, Namibia lodge safari

Windhoek to Victoria Falls, Namibia lodge safari

Classic Journey lodge safari through Namibia & Botswana
From US $4,110 to US $4,195 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Nov
2019: 16 Feb, 13 Apr, 4 May, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 21 Sep, 26 Oct, 16 Nov
Botswana and Zimbabwe Ivory Route lodge tour

Botswana and Zimbabwe Ivory Route lodge tour

Classic Journey adventure safari Botswana, Zimbabwe Namibia
From US $4,765 to US $4,970 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Nov
2019: 14 Apr, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
Birdwatching vacation in Northern Argentina

Birdwatching vacation in Northern Argentina

Private Argentina bird watching and nature tour, Salta and Jujuy
From US $2,137 to US $2,345 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Northern Argentina wildlife and nature vacation

Northern Argentina wildlife and nature vacation

21 Day private wildlife and nature tour of Northern Argentina
From US $6,954 to US $7,346 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
3 day Kruger safari in South Africa

3 day Kruger safari in South Africa

Kruger Big Game Camping Safari 3 day
From R4,860 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov
South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Coast

South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Coast

Kruger 2 coast
From US $2,033 to US $3,320 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ghana wildife safari, 4 days

Ghana wildife safari, 4 days

Experience an Exciting Wildlife Adventure at Mole park
From US $960.25 to US $1,200 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Victoria wildlife vacation in Australia

Victoria wildlife vacation in Australia

wild animals of Australia's Coastal Wilderness
From AU $1,820 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Northern Territory wildlife tour, Australia

Northern Territory wildlife tour, Australia

tropical wildlife, Aboriginal History, magical landscapes
From AU $3,300 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 19 Aug, 29 Aug
Azores whale and dolphin research vacation, 6 days

Azores whale and dolphin research vacation, 6 days

Discover the Whales, Dolphins, Turtles & more of the Azores
From €1,075 to €1,175 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 28 May, 1 Jun, 7 Sep, 11 Sep
Whale & dolphin research vacation in the Azores, 10 days

Whale & dolphin research vacation in the Azores, 10 days

Discover the Whales, Dolphins, Turtles & more of the Azores!
From €1,925 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 May, 28 May, 7 Sep
Las Vegas to Calgary adventure vacation

Las Vegas to Calgary adventure vacation

Camping trip: Explore the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone
From US $2,790 20 days ex flights
Small group travel
Denali National Park holiday in Alaska

Denali National Park holiday in Alaska

Experience untouched wilderness off the beaten path
From US $2,040 to US $2,090 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 16 Jun, 7 Jul, 28 Jul, 18 Aug
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
From
US $3,825
excluding flights
There were many memorable moments. Camping in the Okovango Delta was amazing, and the walks around the delta meant that we could get really close to some animals without disturbing them. The sunset cruise on the Chobe River enabled us to see loads of elephants taking baths and they weren't bothered at all by our presence. (more)Tim Gregory
The whole vacation was wonderful especially drive through Namibia with spectacular scenery and its breathtaking landscape. (more)Arvind Sharma
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days
From
£3,495
excluding flights
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Lesley Tremlett
The most memorable part of the trip was spotting not only the big 5 but seeing rare animals such as white lions, wild dogs and the endangered ground hornbill. There was never one trip out the same and the excitement of seeing so many different animals was amazing. (more)Dave Jackson
EXCELLENT as it met all my requirements. I did not want to stay in lodges that looked like American hotels. The tented camps made us feel closer to the environment... I have been in Lodges in other parts of South Africa and other than the game I felt I could have been at a 5 star US hotel... so this was what I was looking for. (more)Eve Solomon
Botswana wild parks small group lodge safari
From
US $3,070
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The opportunity to be in such close proximity to a large range of wild animals in their natural habitat. Tips? It's not always easy to access a bank so when you get the chance, get plenty of the local currency. ATMs are not always reliable. We were advised never to put a card into an ATM in Zimbabwe = high risk of being swallowed up. Better to take plenty of dollars or other accepted currency. Avoid salads, drinks with ice, tap water - even for rinsing your toothbrush.... (more)Joy Davies
7 day big five safari in South Africa
From
£1,850
excluding flights
I especially liked our base camp: rukiya safari camp. The people there are very, very friendly. I've felt welcomed immediately. The safaris are very peaceful and beautiful. I have learned a lot about animals and plants. (more)Debora Coico
Excellent - a truly amazing vacation for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best vacations we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable vacation. (more)kim plumb
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
From
US $2,795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
Uganda wildlife and activity vacation
From
US $3,650
excluding flights
The highlight would have to be spending time with the great Silverback Gorilla and his family...An incredible experience! We both loved every minute of it so would give it the top rating possible. (more)James Farrell
This tour is memorable on all 15 days. the top was to meet the gorillas, this was Really amazing (more)Eva Tzoref
Trekking the Mountain Gorillas at Rhusaga/Bwindi, trekking the Chimpanzees at Kibale, White water rafting at Jinja, a dawn game drive in QENP and much ,much more (more)Ann Bosley
Gorilla and game safari in Uganda
From
US $2,800
excluding flights
Like most people seeing the mountain gorillas was a dream come true. Utterly thrilling. But the vacation we built around the gorilla tracking brought so many wonderful and unexpected delights that we fell in love with Uganda (more)Victoria Lloyd-Gent
It was brilliant. A lot of the credit would go to having our safe, empathetic, politically and culturally aware driver guide Faruk. (more)Lea Newnham
I can go on and on but let me end by saying everything was awesome! (more)Surie Dobie
Botswana and Zimbabwe Ivory Route lodge tour
From
US $4,765
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Walking in the bush to see white Rhino in Matobo hills, Zimbabwe. This was a very special experience. Tips? Bring binoculars, sun hat and an open mind. Local benefits? Yes, we stayed in small lodges that employed a high percentage of local people and traveling in small groups has a low impact. Overall rating? This is a varied trip with many highlights, the wildlife viewing and standard of lodges exceeded my expectations. Our two Zimbabwean guides... (more)Robert Jenner
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
From
£2,270
excluding flights
This was an excellent and exciting vacation where the staff went the extra mile. They were patient and took time to explain detail. Accommodation and food were of a high standard and every stop different. (more)Denise Brooks
Coming up close and personal to a pride of 12 lions, seeing 3 different packs of wild dogs, one twice and seeing a breeding herd of elephants from our deck at Ivory Wilderness Lodge walking along the Klaserie River. (more)Sandra Marshall
Being so close to an amazing variety of wildlife, seeing their behaviour in the wild, and learning a lot from our guides. We were lucky and saw the "big seven", and so much more besides. (more)Val Cardwell
Alaska adventure holiday, salmon run
From
US $3,590
excluding flights
I loved this tour - it was amazing! Being able to travel Alaska in a converted school bus, with amazing guides and a fantastic group of like minded people, made for an incredible trip. We got to see some beautiful places and animals, ate really well and generally just had the best time. (more)Sasha Lim
Since this was my first trip on my own I felt very comfortable with the vacation providers as the owners were the people directly running the trip. They were always available to answer questions both before and during the trip. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking for an exciting overland tour of Alaska (and Canada too!). (more)Julie Woods
This is the best vacation my partner and I have ever been lucky enough to have. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it exceeded our dreams. If anyone is thinking of seeing Alaska and considering camping, this would be the tour to choose. (more)John Cracknell
Three Reserve safari in South Africa
From
£2,350
excluding flights
We managed to see every animal we wanted! (more)Giuliano D Vigano
I can't pin down one thing as we thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. I guess seeing such fabulous animals in their wild environment was what we went for and we were not disappointed. We saw lion, leopard, white rhino, black rhino, wild dogs; all the more common animals such as giraffe, elephant, zebra, various antelope species and over 100 species of birds. (more)Martin Blow
It was amazing to be so close to animals like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, cheetah ... (more)Irene Hanson
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday
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US $4,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Too many to mention! Highlights - getting to the top of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti safari! Tips? Do your research. We tweaked our vacation quite a bit and the main aim was to climb Kilimanjaro - had we not researched and as such altered the original itinerary by adding an extra day - we would NOT have made it to the top - which would have soured the rest of the trip which was to go on safari and finish in Zanzibar. Local benefits? Yes - we had sixteen people... (more)Angie Koufou
Denali National Park holiday in Alaska
From
US $2,040
excluding flights
Fabulous. Humbling. Incredible. Awe inspiring. (more)Terry Banham
Mclaren Glacier/Columbus Glacier was the best highlight. (more)Julian Mclean
We were instantly drawn to the Alaska Denali Expedition because it encompassed everything we wanted from our time in Alaska – and it didn't disappoint! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and it has given us some incredible memories we'll treasure forever. We would 100% recommend this trip. (more)Mark Annal
Whale & dolphin research vacation in the Azores, 10 days
From
€1,925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Difficult to decide. Seeing so many whales and dolphins, the insight that the leader (Lisa) imparted in describing their behaviour, the beauty of Faial island. Tips? Stay relaxed and enjoy the experience and learn from the tour leader. Local benefits? Yes, right from the extensive briefing information received before the tour to seeing some of the oceanic problems at first hand. This then gets imparted to the local community encouraging them to act responsibly. Overall... (more)Roger Hull
Wildlife and walking vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees
From
€1,295
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beautiful scenery on the walks plus the stunning variety of flowers, the birds and their songs and the insect activity generally. Enjoyed the actual walking too! Also the real quiet in the area we were in allowed me to be able to hear the birds rather than the traffic. Our hosts Lucy and Simon plus our guides were also an essential and wonderful part of the trip. Tips? Be prepared for all weathers and all in one day! The mountains are very changeable. Local... (more)Alison Pelikan
South Africa safari & Victoria Falls
From
£940
including domestic flights only
Excellent. Utterly brilliant. If you want QUALITY of experience of game viewing, avoiding the scrum and scramble that happens in some more traditional safaris, then this is definitely for you. (more)Nigel Jordan
We enjoyed our trip and would go on another safari with this company. Attention to detail was superb and made you feel more like family than a customer; the whole experience will last in the memory for a long time. (more)steve Harris
Birdwatching vacation in France
From
€997
excluding flights
Just what I needed! Plenty of wildlife around, the spotted flycatcher leaping through the garden was great, several species of dragonfly by the ford and several hummingbird hawkmoths feeding on the lavender by the pool, all to the tune of blackbirds, turtle doves and a Cetti's warbler! (more)Nigel Scott
Both my husband and myself loved our week. Lazing by and in the pool late afternoon was lovely and the weather was hot. Being able to walk littlle or miles or not at all, was good -there is no compulsion to be super active, though you can! If you want to be totally catered for and live in verdant peace for a week, but have company too-this is the place for you! (more)Clare McKee
Excellent. It was not a thrills and spills vacation, just a quiet retreat where you are looked after. And if that is what you need, this is a place for you. (more)Tina cook
Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker accommodated safari
From
US $2,745
excluding flights
Seeing the wildlife and Victoria Falls in one trip was the most memorable...Great experience! (more)Julie Forshaw
The Victoria falls view was the most memorable. (more)Cosmo Sbiroli
Absolutely brilliant - exceeding our expectations on every level. (more)Nettie Powell
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
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US $3,635
excluding flights
The wonderful variety of wildlife and the magnificent beauty of the Namib desert (more)Clare Price
Truly excellent! There was a good mixed group of people, but overall our guides, Jeff & Tawanda, really made the trip as good as it was. They worked hard, were up first, and to bed last. Always cheerful and smiling, full of information about the regions we were traveling through, the animals and people. (more)Danila Mansfield
Worthwhile. I will go again, perhaps to a different location at a different time of the year to complete my sightings of the Big 5. (more)William Green
Uganda wildlife vacation
From
US $2,550
excluding flights
There is no way in 17 days you can cover what we did - and so well - without such a good driver/guide and really I'd say use this operator. (more)Ashley Irons
The vacation was fantastic - the company looked after us extremely well... Driver was very entertaining company and gave us a good tour and insight, and the tour length / itinerary. etc was absolutely perfect. Could not recommend it or Uganda itself more. (more)Barney Lyons
Absolutely fantastic. The operator and my guide, Remmy, did everything they could to make sure that my trip was exactly what I wanted and more. They were polite, helpful, experienced, communicative and good company. (more)Angie Polkey
Small group adventure vacation in Uganda
From
US $1,980
excluding flights
Wonderful! I was so surprised by how beautiful Uganda was... I hadn't realised there'd be the volcanic crater lakes and so many wonderful hilly areas... Also the people are some of the nicest I've ever met in a country. (more)Miguel Ferreira-da-Silva
The most memorable moment was the trek to see the gorillas. Excellent, would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Avril Ronald
The entire vacation was memorable. There are countless experiences that I will always remember. Having the opportunity to track and then spend an hour with the mountain gorillas was perhaps the most memorable. (more)Robert Roberto
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
From
US $2,460
excluding flights
The 'wild camping in the Okovango was wonderful....two days and two nights of solitude, with only the sounds of the hippos in the water nearby, an unidentified grunt or three, and an almost full moon....superb (more)Susan Zilberstein
Dune 45 was the highlight. The guides, Adolph an d Victor were terrific, my fellow travelers fun to be with, and we saw a lot of cool “stuff “. (more)David Layne
We went on the Cape Town to Victoria Falls Camping trip. Every destination exceeded my expectations. The scenery and wildlife was fantastic. (more)Averill marks
South Africa and Swaziland safari
From
US $2,395
excluding flights
A totally amazing and uplifting experience. A lot of fun, a lot of new things learnt, a new appreciation of another country and it's culture, and new friends made. (more)Cathy McCall
We went to some utterly stunning places, purely magical. The tour leaders couldn't have been better- humorous, brimming with knowledge and stories, fantastic chefs...I could go on (more)Christina Stephenson
Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular...This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. (more)Patricia Ruble
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
From
CA $599
excluding flights
It was great fun to be out on the water in the sunshine, paddling along the lakes and rivers. It was a beautiful, peaceful trip in which time did not exist. (more)Annemarieke de Bruin
Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns were the most memorable parts. (more)Jane Lucken
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