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Do I Need a Visa for Vietnam?

April 13,2018

If you're American, visa arrangements are an essential part of planning a Vietnam tour.  In fact, airlines will ask to see a physical visa or a Visa on Arrival approval letter for a before admitting passengers on flights to Vietnam.  Fortunately, thanks to recent updates implemented by the Vietnam Immigration Department, the visa application process has been streamlined for tourists.  It's now easier than ever to get to the enchanting islands of Ha Long Bay, undulating terraces of Sapa, and vibrant floating markets of the Mekong Delta!

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Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tours - Witness The Great Migration

April 03,2018

The Great Migration rivals the Big Five as the crown jewel of an East Africa safari.  The Serengeti in northern Tanzania and the Masai Mara in southern Kenya set the stage for the mass movement of 1.5 million wildebeests and 200,000 zebras, who follow seasonal rains in a never-ending cycle across 150,000 square miles of protected wilderness.

The nomadic animals have journeyed symbiotically for millennia: zebras lead the way and eat the long grasses, and then wildebeest graze on the sweet shorter stalks. The zebras remember the course and keep a keen eye out for predators, while the wildebeest employ their superb sense of smell to track down water. Thousands of gazelles, eland, and impala share the route, and the herds are relentlessly pursued by lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.  Any encounter with the Great Migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the most thrilling annual spectacles require regional expertise and proper timing.

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Best Botswana Safari Camps and Lodges

March 23,2018

When it comes to choosing a Botswana safari camp, quality options abound.  All-inclusive standards are high, and guests are almost always entitled to their choice of two daily excursions centered around regional wildlife and seasonal opportunities.  With so many winning picks on the table, read on to learn why a few forerunners stand out from the rest.

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Refer a Friend - Get $200

March 21,2018

visa-referral-card.pngYou love travel. Your friends love travel. Why not share the love?

Right now, refer a friend to Global Basecamps, and if they book, we'll send you a $200 Visa gift card as a thank you. There's no limit to the number of referrals you can submit.

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Best Times of Year to Visit Kyoto Japan

March 16,2018

Kyoto's 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines are not solely responsible for the city’s year-round allure.  Kyoto tours will have you learning about Zen Buddhism while sipping matcha during a chanoyu (tea ceremony) and browsing the mile-long Nishiki food market for ingredients to cook in the kitchen of a traditional machiya (wooden town house).  You can try sake tasting, calligraphy, martial arts, or roketsu (wax-resist) dyeing, and each season offers a unique bouquet of matsuri (local festivals) to top it all off.

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