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nights at four-star accommodations, transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, games drives in open-sided vehicles, daily breakfast, two lunches and four dinners. kapama South afrIca: aniMal KingDoM up-close, only-in-aFrica animal encounters Travel (from $5,599/person, departing november 12; flights from $2,200/ person). The 13-day adventure begins in cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. spend two nights in kapama Game reserve to venture out on four game drives in this remarkable refuge. you’ll also fly to Victoria falls for a sunset cruise on the zambezi river and guided tour of the falls, capped off with a traditional boma dinner, an authentic african experience. includes eight New ZealaNd: natural ParaDise car or book a coach tour to Hokitika Gorge and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park—whose namesake 3,724-metre summit overlooks the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki—as well as the sizeable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. After sufficiently “gorging” on peaks and gorges, Stewart Island is a dreamy off-the-beaten-path destination, just an hour’s ferry trip south of the mainland. The island has just 400 human resi- dents but some 20,000 brown kiwis— plus a range of other unique sea and shorebirds like albatrosses, penguins and petrels. ruGGed landscapes make neW zealand’s south island a dream For outdoorsy types Y ou know the crystal-blue vista of Banff ’s Moraine Lake? The frozen plain of the Columbia Icefield? Dare we say they pale in comparison to New Zealand’s dramatic terrain. Milford Sound, just one part of Fiordland National Park, is bounded by sheer cliffs and mountains. Boat and helicopter tours take visitors to gaze at Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen Falls and other natural attractions throughout the year, though visiting in October—in the midst of the Kiwis’ springtime—means you’ll enjoy longer, sunnier days without too much rain. Travelling overland nets even more scenery, especially aboard the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth. From there, hire a private 32 Spring 2018 AMA inSider boulders beach in the early 20th century, millions of african penguins happily ambled around the continent. Just 26,000 breeding pairs remain today. To help these curious creatures (once called “jackass penguins” due to their donkey-like braying), the Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary provides a protected refuge. Penguins roam freely on the public beach. milFord sound SEE IT WITH AMA nEw ZEaland 14-day EscorTEd Tour ama’s Travel Guy, roland Van meurs, knows new zealand so well that he’s practically a kiwi himself. Join him on a guided tour to experience the south island, including transportation, sightseeing by private vehicle, 13 nights of four-star accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and prepaid gratuities. From $5,449/person (land only) october 14–27, 2018 FliGhts From $1,850/person call a travel specialist 1-866-667-4777 ToWn nestled next to kruger national Park, Kapama Private Game Reserve offers the best of both worlds—fierce wild- life and total pampering. on twice-daily game drives you’re likely to spot the “big five” (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo). or head to the river lodge spa to soak in an infinity pool in the african bush—don’t be surprised if a curious pachyderm saunters by. Visit kapama as part of the southern african highlights tour with lion World