What Traditional Cultures Can You Experience in Namibia?

November 16,2018

Global Basecamps’ itineraries to Namibia travel to many destinations throughout this fascinating arid country. From mountainous sand dunes to majestic wildlife and the wild coastline, this rarely-visited country has much to offer both in natural splendor and in its native indigenous cultures. Many call the country home (including the San, the Nama, the Ovahimba, the Ovazemba, the Ovatjimba, and the Ovatue). Composing about 8% of the country’s population, these peoples are largely hunter-gatherers or pastoralist herders of livestock, though some have also taken more modern occupations. Many are in the process of overcoming social hardships, and some groups have found resources for their culture in the tourism industry.

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Include a Cambodia Adventure Tour on Your Next Trip to Thailand

November 14,2018

Two of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing countries, Thailand and Cambodia travel together as a perfect pair of destinations to visit on one trip. Our Cambodia & Thailand Heritage Explorer itinerary is one designed to show you the best of these countries’ human and natural history and beauty, and is one we highly recommend!

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What Should I Pack For My African Safari?

October 26,2018

There’s no doubt about it – one of the top dream travel experiences for people around the world is going on an African safari. Global Basecamps make this dream come true for many clients every year, and client testimonials confirm that the days on the savannahs are often the most memorable of our travelers’ lives! Being well prepared with the right general safari packing list, as well as the “must have” top items, is critical in helping things go as smoothly as possible. Packing for a Patagonia trek versus for Bali’s islands is going to need for different gear, so let’s get started with what packing for a safari will be calling for.

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What Are Some of the Phuket Region's Top Attractions and Hidden Gems?

October 19,2018
Do any research on Thailand at all, and you’ll realize that it is as diverse as countries come. Geographically, it features thousands of miles of coastline and rugged mountains. Population-wise, it includes numerous people groups and ways of life: hip Thai urbanites frequent the cafes and tech companies of the megacity of Bangkok and the UNESCO Creative City of Chiang Mai, while indigenous hill peoples of the far northern Golden Triangle have semi-nomadic lives that span borders with Myanmar and Laos. And in regard to travelers, the rarely visited far reaches of forest- and wildlife-rich Nan Province contrast with the hippie hangouts of Pai and beach resorts of Phuket. But hold on a minute … Phuket?
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The Indigenous Peoples of Kenya

October 12,2018

Kenya is a land of vast diversity: in landscapes, in biodiversity, and in people. With a population of nearly 50 million, all three major people groups of the African continent (Cushite, Nilotic, and Bantu) are represented in this country, rich in culture. A high percentage of Kenya’s citizen’s are able to be classified as “indigenous”, meaning they are the original inhabitants of a given region for an extended period of time that precedes the modern arrival of outside colonial population. Travelers in Kenya will have the opportunity to offer their respect and curiosity to these special minority groups, and learn from their traditional wisdom. 

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