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africa SAFARIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA LION WORLD TOURS Left: Norman Carr Safaris offers walking safaris in Zambia. This photo: Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in South Africa. While travelers may pencil in Africa south of the Sahara as a once-in-a-lifetime trip, Southern Africa alone shows its visitors they can spend a lifetime going back again and again. carla hunt Let’s have a look at some of the ways clients can enjoy “safari-ing” through these “Big Five” destinations, with its game viewing, scenic beauty, multi-cultural experiences and adventures galore. zambia Often referred to as “The Real Africa,” Zambia protects more than 30 percent of its land in nature reserves, and none is more heralded than South Luangwa National Park, considered one of the greatest parks in Africa for the variety and density of its game and for the beauty of its landscape. Zambia also gains recognition for its special niche, tracking big game on foot on walking safaris, pioneered by Norman Carr in the 1950s and founder of Norman Carr Safaris. “Norman was famous for his belief that ‘from a vehicle you can 14 march 2013 14-19 AF SouthernAfrica.indd 14 see Africa; but when on foot, you experience and feel Africa, you become part of the landscape, no longer just a spectator,’” reported Christine Carr, marketing director for the safari company. She was recently in New York to explain to the U.S. travel industry: “Why Zambia?” Among her convincing pointers was that Zambia, home to the mighty Victoria Falls and the renowned national parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys, is not on the main tourist trail. “Visitor numbers are small,” said Carr, “and when exploring our truly pristine wilderness on foot or game drive, you don’t have to share the experience with too many others—a privilege hard to find these days.” Norman Carr Safaris operates six camps in South Luangwa, all in prime riverside locations and near huge concentrations of game: elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo, and more than 400 2/20/13 2:45 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend March 2013

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: Travel Indochina
Safaris in Southern Africa
Un-Cruise Adventures in Alaska
Alaska is Celebrating in 2013
"Hard Rock" Chicago-Style: Rock out in the Windy City
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Planner
Girldfriends' Getaway at Eden Roc, Miami Beach
Kyushu: The Rising Sun of Japanese Destinations
The New All-Inclusives in Jamaica Claim Their Turf
RIU Punta Cana
Costa Rica: A Trio of Detours
Touring Central & Eastern Europe

Recommend March 2013