National geographic adventurer

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Wow national geographic has certainly branches out. Love reading third latest guide to adventure travel in their november issue. Some notes via wordpress on iPhone:

Arunachel Pradeah India. Whitewater kayaking in real wilderness

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And then there are the 25 best new trips include:

  • Mark Thorton (thorntonsafaris.com) is their top rated outfitter. Doing the first waking tours of Serengeti National park. 12 days. $7,600.
  • Gapadventures.com going to Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo. $2400. 16 days.
  • Adventuresinafrica.com does Zambia walking tours and then kayaking in Malawi. $4900. 10 days.
  • Islandexpeditions.com Belize kayaking trip. $1599. 5 days.
  • Geoex.com to Galapagos on first Eco-friendly 48-passenger boat. $7000. 11 days.
  • Mtsobek.com to Venuzuela tepuis. Nontechnical. $5300. 11 days.
  • Columbia isn’t dangerous anymore. Columbiatrek.com and santanderalextremo.com for adventure options.
  • Wildplanetadventures.com for pure wildlife in India. $4500. 13 days.
  • Remotelands.com to see Komodo dragons in Indonesia. $4000. 4 days.
  • National Geographic Travel and Lindblad Expeditions has 18-day voyage in Indian Ocean. 12420. March-April.
  • H2outfitters.com kayak in Jordan. $2900. 7 days. March.
  • Zeco.com 700 miles east of new Zealand starts in Fiji on a 338 foot ship. $9380. 16 days. November
  • Tuitai.com to remote islands near Fiji to visit communities there on 140 foot schooner. 7 days. $3600.

And my favorite the top 50 ecolodges in different areas

Islands.

  • Chumboisland.com. Tanzania. $400
  • Kosraevillage.com. Micronesia. Remote. $149.
  • Nihiwatu.com. Indonesia. 3km beach. Surfing. $440
  • Ranweli.com. Sri lanka. Traditional village. $66
  • Soneva.com

Deserts.

  • Adrereameliai.net. Egypt. $490.
  • Al-maha.com 45 minutes from Dubai. $1000.
  • Desertrhinocamp.com. Namibia. $814.
  • Threecamellodge.com. Mongolia. $160.
  • Tsawali.com. South Africa wilderness reserve. $1500.
  • Longitude131.com. Ayers rock. $1980.

The jungle.

  • Tajsafaris.com to see last tigers. India. $1440.
  • Theboatlanding.laopdr.com Laos. Backbacker enclave. $35.
  • Canopytower.com. Panama. Converted radar tower. $125.
  • Daintree-ecolodge.com. Australia. Locals 40 minutes from GBA. $460.
  • Chalalan.com. Bolivia. Locals. $345.
  • Kapawi.com. Ecuador in amazon. $695 pp.
  • Sukau.com. Borneo. Elephants. $370

Mountains.

  • Crosswaters.net.cn. Two hours from Hong kong. $220.
  • Kasbahdutoubkal.com. Morocco. $230.
  • Khrl.com. Golden BC
  • Oreillys.com.au. Brisbane mountains. $327.
  • Tigermountain.com/pokhara. Nepal. $500.

Savanna.

  • Basecampexplorer.com. Kenya. $560
  • Caiman.com.br. Brazil. $448
  • Campiyakanzi.com. Kenya. $1100