Travel Newsletter
May, 2018

Some Wild Thoughts
It's hard to imagine travelling when the weather starts to heat up in the Northern Hemisphere! Sadly for me, it's getting colder down here in New Zealand, but I did manage to hit the road a few weeks ago to Vietnam and Cambodia to refresh my senses and get a good dose of culture, amazing food, historical sites, great weather and more amazing food!
In addition to planning my own travels, it has been a busy first quarter in 2018, arranging trips to some of my favorite destinations; Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and of course everything outside and in between. It is always exciting to see how much joy travel can bring people and I love being a part of that.
The most difficult part of putting together a newsletter is deciding which trips to focus on. This edition is dedicated to wildlife, and in particular, "Cats". Enjoy!
Click on link below for full safari details and pricing.
Join me in Botswana
from September 9th to 18th, 2019
What is it about Botswana?

"In Botswana, you will find old Africa. Vast regions free from the electric fences that plague wilderness areas in other countries – the migration of animals continues much as it always has.
In this small country, you find a desert and delta where little has changed. It is in this timeless landscape of old Africa that is so little influenced by the outside world that we would like to lead you on a safari of a lifetime."

Limited to only 12 participants, this private safari takes you into the Okavango Delta where we will spend 3 nights in Moremi, moving onto Bushman Lands, the Khwai Conservancy, then north to Chobe National Park and onto Savute, famed for it's predatory game. Ending with a charter flight to Kasane and an optional extension for those who wish to visit Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.


Extensions to South Africa, Namibia or other destinations in Africa can be made in addition to the safari.
Northern India
In Search of the Snow Leopard
A rare chance to see the elusive Snow Leopard and attend a monastic festival
Snow leopards are one of the world's most elusive mammals but in winter they descend from the high Himalaya in search of food. Inhabiting some of the most remote and mountainous regions of Central Asia, the mission to see this enigmatic cat is really more of a pilgrimage. Other rare high altitude wildlife and isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities only add to this quest's allure. The itinerary varies slightly by departure date to fit in the different festivals.

from CA$3795.00 PP

This trip runs from February through to March 2019 and has limited departure dates.

A custom itinerary can also be created for those who wish to look deeper into the region. Combines well with other tours in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia.
Kenya and Tanzania
For many people a safari in some of Kenya's exclusive wildlife conservancies followed by a visit to the famous parks of Tanzania is the ideal combination.
A new 11 Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari is now available, combining some of East Africa's very best wildlife locations at an exceptional price starting
from US$6775 per person, including all internal flights, park & conservancy fees, accommodation, transfers, meals, selected drinks, day & night game drives, guided walks with Maasai warriors, bush picnics and sundowners.

Please inquire for seasonal rates
Brazil
Land of the Jaguar
From CAD $6365

Limited availability Sept 2018
with 2019 season open for booking
The Pantanal straddles the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and is the world's largest wetland region. Its plains and low scrubby forests are home to over 1000 species of bird and 300 different mammals, including tapirs, anteaters, Jabiru storks and the striking Hyacinth macaw.
Concentrating on the incredibly rich northern Pantanal in the southwest of Brazil, we divide our time between between two lodges in different areas of the Pantanal, journeying deep into the Pantanal in search of the jaguar, the largest and most elusive feline in the Americas. These solitary predators, as well as being formidable opponents on land, are strong swimmers and are known to frequent the waterways we will explore.
If you wish to receive any of the new adventure catalogues or inquire about specials, please contact robynb@personaltravel.ca
Ste 221-8678 Greenall Ave Burnaby, BC V5J 3M6
(604) 739-3652