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Southern Hemisphere Fishing 2016 Featuring freshwater destinations in South America, New Zealand, Australia and Africa

We Share Your Passion.

The Southern Hemisphere Beckons You! “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE” is a slogan we adopted more than a decade

ago. It exemplifies our commitment to arrange exceptional experiences for our clients at world-class fishing destinations. At Frontiers, “experience” goes well beyond your involvement, awareness and observations made while traveling. Offering nearly five decades of worldwide fishing and travel expertise, our team wants your trip-planning process and pre-travel preparation to complement your time in the field. We are aware of the lost art of listening. Frontiers carefully considers your preferences for the trip. We ask a lot of questions and have a unique ability to compare and contrast options to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience based upon your budget, accommodation preferences and travel objectives. In almost every case, there is no extra cost for our services, and our experienced staff will save you a tremendous amount of time and research. We often beat prices (even online) and at Frontiers, we have access and clout that you simply cannot get by booking direct.

A monster golden dorado

Our fresh water fishing opportunities south of the Equator encompass sightcasting to trophy browns and rainbows in New Zealand, chasing golden dorado and peacock bass in the Amazon reaches, floating or wading remote and unpressured Patagonian rivers, or challenging the giant sea-run trout of Tierra del Fuego. All of these extraordinary possibilities are accompanied by incredible lodge experiences, culinary delights and expert guiding. Based on their vast in-field travels, Frontiers professionals can add many other wonderful experiences for the non-angling companion; consider wine regions from Mendoza and Chile’s Colchagua Valley across the Pacific to Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, and from the Central Otago regions of New Zealand through Australia to the Western Cape of Africa. Envision Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, Iguazu Falls, The Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Outback, and some of the best golf courses in the world. Let our planning expertise guide your fishing experience in the Southern Hemisphere. Call us today to talk about your dream itinerary. n

Good friends and good fish at Tres Valles, Patagonia

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Hank Ingram

Ben Hoffman

Mike Fitzgerald, Jr.

Elaine Wissolik

Kristene Fitzgerald

Sue Szakelyhidi

Kathy Schulz

Meet the Southern Hemisphere Fishing Team at Frontiers




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Over 150 Years of Expertise in Fly Fishing Travel Hank Ingram joined Frontiers in 1999. With his background as a fishing guide in the American West and owner of a custom construction company, Hank has played a key role as a fishing / shooting specialist and a consultant on lodges. He is the head of the South America Fishing and Shooting Departments and has traveled, fished and shot on four continents with Frontiers.

Tom Gilliland

Richard Scrope

Ben Hoffman left the public relations field to join Frontiers in March 2005 as the South America Fishing Senior Program Manager. He is an avid trout fisherman and hunter and loves to talk to clients about outdoor travel. Ben has extensive knowledge of the trout waters in Chile and Argentina, from Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego. He has also fished for dorado and shot birds in Argentina and Uruguay. A native of Tanzania, Elaine Wissolik joined the South America Department in 2003. Elaine has many years of experience in the international travel industry, managing the taimen program in Mongolia and working closely with her colleagues to organize both fishing and hunting trips to Argentina and Chile. Elaine enjoys the outdoors and is happy to share her first-hand knowledge. Sue Szakelyhidi has been an integral member of the South Pacific team for 25 years, and worked closely with Judy Greene. There is always something fresh and exciting to learn about New Zealand and Australia, and Sue relishes the trips she makes to each of these countries that enable her to tailor itineraries to each client’s expectations.

Tarquin Millington-Drake

Table of Contents Argentina.................................6 Chile.......................................20 Bolivia....................................28 Brazil......................................30 New Zealand..........................40 Australia.................................53 Africa......................................58

Tom Gilliland, a lifelong sportsman, joined Frontiers in 2006. He coordinates dorado and peacock bass fishing trips along with bird and big game shooting venues throughout South America, and fishing in Alaska. Outside of the office, Tom is an experienced fly fisherman and hunter who enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. As son of the Frontiers founders, Mike Fitzgerald, was brought up in the outdoor travel business. He has handled a number of sporting programs for Frontiers through the years. Today as president, Mike works closely with the Senior Management Team and the Department Heads and is quite involved with the South Pacific programs. Mike loves to travel with his fly rods, shotguns, cameras and golf clubs. He is passionate about the outdoors and conservation. He sits on the Boards of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. For Mike, trout fishing is at the top of his fly fishing ladder. He has chased trout on five continents, and for him, New Zealand represents the true essence of the sport.

With recent trips to New Zealand and Australia, Kristene Fitzgerald manages our South Pacific Program. Kristene works with Sue Szakelyhidi, and the team has extensive familiarization Down Under. In addition to her responsibilities in the South Pacific, Kristene coordinates trout fishing and general travel programs in Slovenia, Scotland, England and Ireland. She is an avid fly fisher and has tackled a number of trout streams in the American West, New Zealand and Chile. She also has done a fair amount of saltwater fishing on a variety of flats in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Mexico and Belize. Without the fly rod, Kristene is passionate about diving, fine cuisine, wines and loves spending time with her family and two dogs, Cara and Haggin. As the Africa Department Manager, Kathy Schulz has custom-designed photographic, fishing and hunting safaris throughout Africa. With more than 26 years of experience in the business, she is well qualified to plan an exploration of the many facets of Africa including its vast savannahs, expansive deserts and water holes that teem with exotic wildlife. Richard Scrope began his career in the sporting business in 2008. He opened his own sporting travel company in 2012, and joined Frontiers in 2015. Richard has shot and fished in numerous countries around the world. His world travel experience in varied and challenging locations enables him to pursue his other passion; photography. He has been an avid fisherman since his upbringing on the Kennett River. Tarquin Millington-Drake opened the Frontiers United Kingdom office in 1993 and has overseen its evolution into the sporting institution it is today. Tarquin has traveled to countless destinations and leads the UK Sales Team and operations as Managing Director.

Cover photo from Tres Valles Lodge, Argentina by Barry and Cathy Beck Additional Photo Credits: Matt Harris, Evan McGlinn, Coyhaique River Lodge Representatives, Martin Pescador Staff, The Dufflocq Brothers, Frontiers Staff, Untamed Angling Staff, Nervous Waters Staff, Felipe Moralas, Marcos Furer, Magic Waters Staff, Barry and Cathy Beck, Tarquin Millington-Drake, Laguna Verde Staff, R. Valentine Atkinson, Poronui, Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Australia, Luxury Lodges of Australia, Michael S. Nolan (Lindblad Expeditions), Melissa Hookway (Abercrombie & Kent), Stewart Cohen (Lindblad Expeditions), Chiawa Camp, Dana Allen (Wilderness Safaris), Dave Hamman (Wilderness Safaris), Caroline Culbert (Wilderness Safaris), Singita Staff, Noel Pollak, Patrick Brown, Lakutaia Lodge representatives, Patagonia Outfitters Representatives, Estancia Tecka Representatives, Casa de Uco, Four Seasons Resort & Hotel, Hub Porteno, Belmond, Delfin.

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foresee what a boon this would be to fly fishermen. Trout flourished in the nutrient-rich waters and spread to other rivers and lakes. Over time, local attitudes changed from subsistence fishing to recreational sport fishing, and eventually this led to actions meant to protect rivers, including the practice of catch-andrelease. Now fly fishermen from all over the world come to catch trout in Argentina’s pristine waters.

The usual suspects ready and waiting to wet a line

Amazing rivers like the Malleo, Collon Cura, Chimehuin and the Traful, as well as the welcoming lodges and delicious Argentine cuisine ensure the country’s growing popularity among fly fishermen. n


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Northern Patagonia

Fishing to sippers at dusk on the Collon Cura River

Jorge Trucco and Patagonia Outfitters Providing clients with an authentic Argentina experience since 1979. Jorge Trucco’s ambition and drive led him to become a fly fishing guide and to work with estancia owners to create the first fishing lodges in the San Martin de los Andes area of Argentina. He was a force in establishing catch-and-release on the rivers he fished in order to protect the resources for future generations. Jorge Trucco with a fine Frontiers teamed up with Jorge and Limay Brown his PATAGONIA OUTFITTERS more than 30 years ago to provide the traveling angler access to the best lodges on the best rivers, using the best local guides. Jorge and his staff work hard to make sure that your experience in Argentina will be the best it can be. We customize virtually all of our Patagonia itineraries combining two and sometimes three different estancias. Unless noted, the cost for four-night packages at these lodges ranges from $3,400 to $3,560 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide. Shorter and longer itineraries are available. n

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Limay River Lodge Who ordered the Club Sandwich?

Taking the fishing world by storm, Patagonia Outfitters’ new LIMAY RIVER LODGE is situated on the shores of the mighty Middle Limay tailwater. Here, anglers enjoy unique access to 10 remote and diverse beats teaming with prolific hatches, strong rainbows and brown trout that can weigh well into the teens. The Lodge offers seven spacious en-suite bedrooms for a maximum of 14 guests. A lifelong dream of Jorge Trucco’s, this destination is without question the most exciting addition to Northern Patagonia fisheries and is a must for all fishermen. Prices quoted upon request. n

Jorge Trucco and Patagonia Outfitters


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Argentina Majestic spires on the Traful River, Arroyo Verde, Patagonia

Jorge Trucco and Patagonia Outfitters Estancia Arroyo Verde

Estancia Quemquemtreu ESTANCIA QUEMQUEMTREU offers guests the experience of a

ESTANCIA ARROYO VERDE is a former private home of a noted Argentinian family on the Rio Traful which has seen its share of guests in the “who’s who of fly fishing” category, and for good reason. The lodge has earned its reputation for fine accommodations and cuisine and has made its way onto the must-visit lists of fishermen everywhere. The estancia comfortably accommodates eight guests and has a separate suite that makes a group of 10 a possibility. Brown trout, rainbow trout and landlocked salmon make the gin-clear Rio Traful home. While the Traful is not a river for numbers, it produces large fish. Nonfishing guests can enjoy horseback riding and hiking on the trails that are woven throughout the property.

working Argentine cattle ranch with the comfort of a fine fishing lodge. Hosts Paula and Martin Zimmerman have worked for more than a decade to make the ranch a relaxed and first-rate fly fishing destination. The lodge has five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a welcoming dining area for delicious home-style cooking. In the bar, tales from the river are told over fine Argentine Malbec wines. The Rio Collon Cura is a wide, flat river that offers leisurely float trips through the Andean steppe country. Healthy populations of browns and rainbows make it an ideal place to catch good numbers of Patagonian trout. Prices quoted upon request. n

Prices quoted upon request. n

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Beautifully renovated bedroom at Estancia Tipiliuke

Jorge Trucco and Patagonia Outfitters Hosteria San Huberto The Rio Malleo fishes like a large spring creek and has blockbuster hatches that dry fly purists will love.


has served fishermen for decades, and its comfortable accommodations make it easy to relax after a full day of casting to rising trout. The lodge can accommodate 16 guests in 10 rooms with private en-suite bathrooms. Prices quoted upon request. n


Estancia Tipiliuke Tres Lagos Lodge The Rio Chimehuin is considered the epicenter of fly fishing in Argentina. Below the “boca,” or mouth, of the river, lies ESTANCIA TIPILIUKE. Tipiliuke attracts those who want to fish this famous river while staying at a five-star lodge. Nestled inside a grove of large pines, the lodge has six double rooms and four single rooms that accommodate up to 16 guests or 12 fishermen. The town of San Martin de los Andes is nearby, so nonfishers will find plenty to do while the fishermen work the river and its side channels for brown and rainbow trout.

If you prefer a home-style feel to your fishing lodge experience, then TRES LAGOS LODGE is a perfect fit. This lodge has three double-room cabins located a short walk from the main house, making it ideal for a group of six. Family-style cooking with dishes created from the lodge’s garden and other local ingredients add to the charm. Set in a valley surrounded by thick forests, Tres Lagos not only offers exceptional fly fishing, but outstanding horseback riding as well. The Rio Filo Hua Hum flows between two lakes and is home to both brown and rainbow trout until late January, when they move back to the depths of the coldwater lakes. Shoulder seasons are when this area fishes best.

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Prices quoted upon request. n

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Tres Valles Lodge Esquel Region, Patagonia

The fishing program features the Rio Pico, Rio Pampa, Rio Nilsen, Rio Corcovado and several spring creeks for some fine walk-and-wade fishing. The private lake on the property can be fished by those looking to catch a monster trout. Prices quoted upon request. n

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TRES VALLES LODGE is earning the reputation as being a must-see in Argentina. Located outside the town of Rio Pico, this lodge accommodates eight guests in four spacious bedrooms. In addition to fine dining and wonderful service, Tres Valles has two comfortable living rooms and amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Estancia Tecka Esquel Region, Patagonia ESTANCIA TECKA is known in fly fishing circles for having private access to two unspoiled waters that flow through its 430,000 acres. This amazing ranch has miles to explore on the Rio Corcovado and the smaller Tecka. The clear water Corcovado is large enough to fish for feeding brown and rainbow trout from drift boats. For those who love to wade, the Tecka meanders, twists and turns on the property giving anglers ample shots at trout in riffles, pools and undercut banks.

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In Memoriam: Susan Burt Fitzgerald 1939-2015 On August 20, 2015, we lost a great lady. Susie Fitzgerald was the other half of the famous ‘Mike and Susie Fitzgerald’ team that founded Frontiers in 1969 and not only created the sporting travel trend which is the norm today but set the standards for how patrons of the sporting industry should be looked after. As she always used to say “Michael handles the forest, and I handle the trees” and that is exactly how it was. The standards she set have not changed, indeed we still all strive to keep to her standards today. She almost single-handedly introduced the world to the Rio Grande, and to Christmas and Alphonse Islands among others. As a supplier, if Susie Fitzgerald believed in you, you were on your way. There was no greater enthusiast or optimist. She will be greatly missed by us all.


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“Jeeps Place” offers culinary sanctuary on Estancia Tecka

The original estancia house, The Headquarters, has a comfortable “old world” feel to it. The Caridad Lodge, which is 45 minutes away, is newer but has the same quality and style that Tecka’s loyal guests have come to love.

Fly adaptation for the golden hour


Rio Grande Tierra del Fuego

The “truck stops here� beat 4, Kau Tapen, Rio Grande

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Villa Maria Lodge Lower Rio Grande

A Nervous Waters Property Sold to near capacity again for the 2016 season, VILLA MARIA on the lower Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, is the closest lodge to the saltwater and the first to see dime-bright, sea-run brown trout migrating upstream from the Atlantic to holding waters further inland. As the longest-running representative for Villa Maria, Frontiers can offer fishermen hand-picked, exclusive weeks during the prime season. The lodge is situated a short distance from the river on the Jose Menendez estancia, one of Patagonia’s largest and oldest working estancias. Villa Maria accommodates six rods in six private bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. At midday, eat and take a siesta in the grand day lodge situated on a ridge high above the river, watching over its exclusive up- and downstream beats. Quaint comfort awaits after a day under the big Tierra del Fuego sky


A seven-night / six-day fishing package is based on single occupancy and shared guide. Please call for available dates and weekly rates. n

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Majestic Kau Tapen Lodge, the matriarch of the Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina


Kau Tapen Lodge Rio Grande

A Nervous Waters Property The Rio Grande holds the largest population of giant sea-run brown trout in the world. No other river gives anglers a better chance of catching the brown of a lifetime. With broad “shoulders� and paddle-sized tails, these fish will test not only the finest fly tackle available, but also the strength and patience of even the most seasoned anglers. New for 2016, KAU TAPEN LODGE hosts just 10 anglers per week in single rooms on the Rio Grande and Mendez rivers from mid-January to mid-March. Recent lodge renovations include new beds and bathrooms along with a lodge hot tub to help soothe sore casting muscles. Kau Tapen, the hallmark lodge of Tierra del Fuego, boasts an internationally trained staff and incomparable cuisine that features regional and exotic dishes. Hand-selected Malbec wines from the Mendoza region of Argentina accompany each meal. For 2016 mid-season weeks, fishing package costs will include Buenos Aires transfers (single supplement applies) and one single room overnight at the Alvear Palace Hotel. Please call for weekly rates and availability. n

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Estancia Laguna Verde Santa Cruz Province

Lake Strobel (Jurassic Lake) Bordering the south shore of the 25-square-mile, crystalclear Lake Strobel, ESTANCIA LAGUNA VERDE has unparalleled access to behemoth rainbow trout in the wilderness of remote Southern Patagonia. Big water equals big fish

With new road access and a center console Bay Fisher boat, the lodge has expanded its reach into Monster, Camelot, Finger, Moro and Dry Fly bays. For more access to big fish, anglers can also cruise 15 smaller lakes throughout the estancia property, fish an exclusive 10+ km stretch of the Barrancoso River, and check out four new beats on the budding Moro Creek during November and December. On the lakefront of breathtaking Laguna Verde, the sevenbedroom lodge has ample living space to accommodate anglers traveling solo or in pairs. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. An expanded living room, improved library and new fly-tying desk allow guests to spread out in comfort, while the renovated kitchen has the chef pondering endless new culinary opportunities. With improved flights to El Calafate and the addition of newly paved roads in Southern Argentina, Laguna Verde is getting closer each season. Call Frontiers for additional details and a chance at enormous rainbows. n


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La Zona — The Lair of Giants Argentina

Entre Rios Province The golden dorado, which calls the Uruguay River home, can rip a fishing rod right out of an angler’s hands. A ferocious, high-flying fight follows any take. Dorado in the Uruguay grow to enormous size, with 50-pounders ready to slash at flies and lures. Twenty-pounders are only the middle of the food chain. These voracious hunters will destroy anything that they can catch and swallow. Conventional tackle and fly anglers come to LA ZONA to realize their fishing dreams. Top water action is prevalent; watching a huge fish engulf an offering is a thrill few will ever experience. All the action takes place in the tailwater discharge of the Grande Salto Dam on the Uruguay River, the border between Argentina and Uruguay. Only two outfitters have rights to fish this 1-1/2-mile fishery. The lodge’s custom skiffs are appropriate for both fly and spin fishing and have casting platforms in the bow and stern.

La Zona, breaking dorado world records annually

Fishing is limited to Friday through Monday, and the outfitter works hand-in-hand with fishery biologists to stay in compliance with strict regulations imposed by the governments to protect this unique sport fishing treasure. A five-night fishing package ranges from $2,850 to $6,450 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide. Rates vary according to the time of the year. n

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Endless marsh, countless dorado await at Pira Lodge

Pira Lodge Corrientes Province

A Nervous Waters Property The Ibera Marsh is a three-million acre subtropical wetland bested in size only by the Florida Everglades. In the heart of this marsh is Nervous Waters’ PIRA LODGE and prime habitat for the brutish yet acrobatic golden dorado. Perched on the bow of one of the lodge’s Hell’s Bay flats skiffs, anglers enjoy the dramatic sights and rhythmic sounds of this eco-rich environment. The calm is short lived, however, as dorado strike with a ferocity normally found only in saltwater species. Following a dorado’s aerial display comes a quick photo of the catch and then its release back to the marsh. The peaceful surroundings will pull the mind back into cool contemplation—at least until the next dorado comes along. Globetrotting anglers say that Pira is one of the most tranquil and picturesque lodges anywhere. Positioned on the grass-lined banks a few yards from the marsh, Pira blends in, yet still has all the creature comforts. There is a swimming pool, five spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and sprawling common areas for relaxation. Prices quoted upon request. n Insider Tip: A trip to Pira Lodge can now be combined with Nervous Waters’ sister dorado destination, Alto Parana Lodge. Enjoy two dorado fishing adventures wrapped in one wellorchestrated departure. Contact Frontiers for full details, special rates and itinerary proposals.


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Alto Parana Lodge Argentina

Corrientes Province

A Nervous Waters Property The golden dorado continues to take the fly fishing world by storm, and no one in Argentina stays on the cutting edge quite like Nervous Waters. The ALTO PARANA LODGE offers an extraordinary adventure on the shores of the Parana River at the point where it forms the border between Argentina and Paraguay. Here, the river is a broad tailwater that fans out into a series of braids, channels and big water. This formation creates an ideal habitat for three target species: aggressive and acrobatic golden dorado, oversized knuckle-busting pacú, and the dry fly-sipping, hard-charging pira pita. The lodge caters to four anglers in plush single accommodations and is fished from custom-built river skiffs with dual casting platforms and 115-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke engines. There are daily commercial flights into the regional airport. Pira Lodge in the Ibera Marsh is nearby and can be included for the ultimate dorado fishing experience. Prices quoted upon request. n

Delta Lodge & Program Can’t get enough dorado or want a break in Buenos Aires? Contact Frontiers about the Buenos Aires Dorado Delta Day Program with fishing on the Parana and Uruguay River deltas, both of which are within sight of the city skyline. All inclusive packages offer tackle, lunch, beverages, top guides and boats. Just bring sunglasses and a camera—we’ll provide the rest.

Center console custom skiffs get you fishing fast at Alto Parana Lodge

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a five-pound rainbow trout leaps out of the water to catch a passing dragonfly. Not far away, the lake becomes a river, and in one of its many eddies dozens of trout feed on emerging caddis flies. Stands of bamboo and fuchsia flowers blow in the gentle breeze of this temperate rainforest climate. High on a mountain ridge, a gaucho on horseback tends his sheep and shifts in his saddle to look east over the wide valley and the winding river below where an angler casts his line. Chile is a land of breathtaking beauty punctuated by the impressive Andes mountain range. To the east, its rivers flow through semi-arid land used to graze cattle and sheep, while the waters in the west make their way to the Pacific Ocean through the thick foliage of temperate rainforests. Yet in this land of extremes, there is one constant: excellent fly fishing. Frontiers clients returning from Chile rave about fishing on water nearly devoid of other anglers. Their stories of catching large trout from lakes and stalking cruising fish in small spring creeks are what fly fishermen dream about. The lodges we represent in Chile offer the best in service, accommodations and cuisine, perfectly complementing a productive day on the water. Let us help plan your own Chilean fishing experience. n


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Chile If it weren’t for these surreal views, I could keep my eyes on the water

Martin Pescador Lodge Lake District MARTIN PESCADOR LODGE works continually to improve even the smallest details, and the results speak for themselves. Satisfied clients come home and immediately talk of a return visit for the following season. Here are a few reasons why: co-owner and hostess Anna Jansen’s gourmet meals, her sincere desire to make clients’ stays memorable, and of course, there’s the fishing. The Saturday-Saturday program features fishing from two different lodges in two different watersheds. Head guide and coowner Frans Jansen has added a coastal property and fishing on Lago Verde for those who want more. The lodge accommodates up to ten anglers. A seven-night package is $5,950 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide. Outpost extensions are available for shorter stays or as additions to the week itinerary. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in Europe |


Futa Lodge A Nervous Waters Property FUTA LODGE is located in the Valle de las Escalas, just over the border from Argentina. This mountainous and thickly forested region is in a transitional “microclimate� where the semi-arid climate of Argentina to the east changes to the temperate rainforest of the coastal west. Futa Lodge is perfect for a small party of friends or family and can take four guests in the lodge and two in a freestanding cabin nearby. The service and cuisine at the lodge are fantastic and earn great reviews. The Rio Futaleufu cuts through the valley and bursts with brown and rainbow trout. Fishing is done in western-style drift boats, with an emphasis on sight fishing and dry flies. Streamers will, however, get the attention of larger browns lurking under logs or behind boulders. Prices quoted upon request. n


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Owner / Guide Gaston Urrejola hangs with a Coyhaique region local

Coyhaique River Lodge The Coyhaique region of southern Chile is stunning with big mountains, thick forests and rolling farmland. To the east is a semiarid steppe and to the west is a temperate rainforest that lies along the coastline. But in between is a paradise of lakes, rivers and streams that teem with trout. COYHAIQUE RIVER LODGE was established to provide what many feel is the best fishing in all of Chile. The lodge takes anglers to the Simpson, Nirehuao, Paloma and Emperador Guillermo Rivers, as well as many smaller streams on private land. The attractive lodge facility is a short walk from the banks of the Coyhaique River. Eight anglers can spend a week here and not fish all of the water offered in the program. Shorter stays are available, but why leave this fisherman’s paradise early? Prices quoted upon request. n

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Brothers and longtime Frontiers friends –Cristian and Marcelo Dufflocq

Cristian and Marcelo Dufflocq As sons of a pioneering Chilean fly fishing outfitter, CRISTIAN AND MARCELO DUFFLOCQ were raised around the business of guiding and running a fishing lodge, so they were well-equipped to make a career out of it. Not only are the brothers skilled fly fishing guides, but accomplished naturalists. Their three lodges in Chile have become synonymous with quality accommodations, top-shelf cuisine and excellent fishing. At the Fundo el Salto, constructed from a renovated farmhouse near Puerto Montt, guests will fish the beautiful Rio Petrohue for brown and rainbow trout. Further south sits the Estancia de los Rios. This massive 360,000-acre, privatelyowned ranch features miles of unpressured fishing on the Upper Rio Cisnes. Finally, the Chilean Fjords trip allows four fly fishers to target large trout in one of the most remote and undisturbed areas of Chile. Cristian, Marcelo and their professional guides and staff work hard to ensure all four of their distinct lodges offer something new and bold for every fly fisherman. Call Frontiers today to start planning your fishing trip to Chile. n


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Settling in for a fine dinner at Estancia de los Rios, Chile

A Fly Fishing Family Heritage

Estancia de los Rios

Chilean Fjords

Fly fishermen dream about having their own private river full of trout. The ESTANCIA DE LOS RIOS is the realization of that dream. This 360,000-acre ranch has nearly 60 miles of private water for guests to fish during a week’s stay. The upper Rio Cisnes, the program’s focal point, is filled with brown trout that often take dry flies. This river is wadable, as are several spring creeks on the ranch. The lower stretches of the river are accessed by drift boat. Guests can also fish for cruising brown trout on several private lakes. The lodge accommodates 12 guests in six rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

The CHILEAN FJORDS program treats fly fishermen to a week-long adventure aboard a 53-foot cabin cruiser. They will explore the fjords and fish different rivers for large brown and rainbow trout that have rarely seen a fly. Zodiac-type inflatable boats run anglers up rivers, allowing them to wade down while working the prime holding spots for fish. Two double staterooms, private bathrooms and showers, modern electronics and a well-seasoned crew and guides make this adventure one that any angler will be eager to brag about. The fishing program runs Sunday through Saturday, and an overnight stay in Puerto Chacabuco is necessary prior to embarkation.

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Nomads of the Seas Chilean Fjords The 150-foot Atmosphere is like no other floating fishing lodge. Equipped with jet boats, Zodiac-style inflatable boats and two helicopters, the NOMADS OF THE SEAS experience is all about reaching the most remote locations for the best trout fishing. This Saturday-toSaturday program takes guests up and down the Chilean coastline and stops in remote bays and fjords so they can fish rivers, lakes and small creeks for trout and the occasional salmon. Non-fishing options include horseback riding, birding, whale watching, rafting, trekking and other outdoor activities. At the end of each day, guests will return to luxurious comfort, gourmet cuisine and excellent service. Come experience Chilean Patagonia by land, sea and air.

Heli-fish in the summer, Heli ski in the winter

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Magic Waters What if you love to fly fish but can’t decide which you like better: spring creeks, rivers or small lakes? Go to a place that has all three. MAGIC WATERS caters to those who prefer a diverse fishing experience. Located in Chile’s Coyhaique region, an area known for its abundant trout water, Magic Waters can offer fishing on a spring creek for sipping rainbow trout one day, then small lake fishing for monster browns the next. In addition, fishing on private water is available.

Magic Waters hosts, Eduardo Barrueto and Consuelo Balboa


Magic Waters accommodates up to eight fishermen in four double rooms in a charming lodge. A seven-night stay is standard, but an 11-night program is available for those who are determined to explore every piece of magic water in this remarkable part of Chile. Prices quoted upon request. n

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New Exploratory Destination

Lakutaia Lodge Heli-trout fishing in Southernmost Chile

The lodge itself offers 24 en-suite rooms but caters to a maximum of 12 anglers total. Non-fishing activities on this remote island are plentiful for outdoor enthusiasts who are eager to explore the edge of the planet. Heli-fishing packages feature eight nights total and include an overnight in and flights from historic Punta Arenas and six nights with five full days of fly-out fishing in the hemisphere’s most southern rivers, bocas, creeks and lakes. n

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LAKUTAIA LODGE, a new Frontiers South America exploratory destination, features heli-fishing for brook, rainbow, brown and sea run trout. Located outside of Puerto Williams, the southernmost permanently inhabited town in the world, this eco-lodge also holds the distinction of being situated within one of the world’s last 24 wilderness eco-regions as well as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Freestone clear water Golden Dorado fishing on the Agua Negra, Tsimane Lodges

The newly relocated and constructed Pluma Lodge awaits


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Tsimane Lodge Golden Dorado in the Bolivian Amazon

Yes, it is as big as it looks, and they get bigger

Few places in the world have garnered the attention of the international fishing community like this remarkable fly fishing expedition in Bolivia. Targeting massive schools of migratory golden dorado, mammoth pacu, yatorana and multiple species of river catfish, this amazing trip offers a fishing experience unlike any other.

TSIMANE LODGES offer two parallel Saturday-Saturday

Space is in high demand at Tsimane, so now is the time to book.

Elegantly appointed and absolutely comfortable in the Bolivian Amazon

A one week fishing package is $7,650 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide at Pluma Camp or Secure / Agua Negra in single accommdations. The season runs from June to October. n

First launch of many, golden dorado are acrobats

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programs focusing on a multitude of proven and newly explored freestone rivers in two distinct drainages of the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory. Whether fishing the two-camp, four-angler Secure / Agua Negra departure or the eight-angler Pluma Lodge out-camps departure, anglers will experience tackle-busting dorado from lodges that have been flawlessly integrated into their jungle surroundings.

Brazil THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON RIVER BASIN IS A MOSAIC OF FERTILE ECOSYSTEMS. The river, the world’s largest in terms of volume and second longest after the Nile, bursts with peacock bass and many other exotic species such as arapaima and payara. More than 1,100 tributaries flow through the rainforest to the Amazon, providing life for diverse flora and fauna. White sand beaches afford a magnificent living room and dining room in the Amazon

A fascinating culture combines with the rich ecosystem to make a trip to the Amazon Basin an unparalleled experience. The bustling port of MANAUS provides an introduction to the waterways that crisscross Brazil and is the starting point for adventurers who have come to discover fishing at its finest. Nowhere else will anglers find a more productive fishery or a more voracious and animated aquatic predator than the Amazon’s peacock bass. Of all the incredible game fish, including arowana and payara, the peacock bass’s violent strike, brute strength and astonishing ability to break heavy lines and straighten hooks makes it one of the most sought after species. Exploring the home of thousands of exotic animals and bird species, experiencing the seclusion of the rainforest, trekking into the dense jungle and feeling the adrenaline rush when a trophy peacock goes airborne— whatever the dream, the Amazon can make it real.

River Plate Anglers Remote Waters for Small Groups in the Amazon Frontiers has hand-picked this operation due to its quality private waters in Brazil’s Amazon River basin. RIVER PLATE ANGLERS takes fishermen into remote, shallow rivers where they will be the sole inhabitants. River Plate’s floating barge armada delivers its guests into the depths of the Amazon jungle so they can prowl for trophy peacock bass and countless other exotic species eager to take lures and flies. Guests depart each morning in a 21-foot shallow-draft boat with a jetted motor in pursuit of these aggressive hunters. The barge generally relocates while guests spend the day fishing. The season begins in July and ends in March. River Plate has a maximum capacity of eight anglers per barge, and requires a minimum of four to book. Bookings must be made in pairs due to logistic requirements. This is a great way to experience Brazil in a distinctive and exciting way. Seven-night / six-day fishing packages range from $4,990 to $5,950 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide. n


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Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Monster peacocks, clear water, spacious bungalows and a river front pool make Agua Boa a favorite in Brazil

A Fly Fishing Nirvana


The clear water Agua Boa River provides a pristine setting for the wild Amazon fly fishing program at AGUA BOA AMAZON LODGE. This benchmark destination is an angler’s dream. Of all of the types of fish that swim these waters, not a single one will just nibble a little-they all hit hard. Peacock bass, arowana, bicuda, payara, arapaima and traira are just a few of the tough characters that swim here. Some stretches of the Agua Boa are large, but most often it splits into small branches that weave through the dense jungle. If not for the thick green canopy overhead, the white sand river bottom and sandbars might make travelers believe they are in the Caribbean. In addition to the main river, off-channel oxbow lagoons are abundant and can be fished to add a different dimension to the trip. Thankfully, the river’s tannic water keeps most insects away. Each week the lodge accommodates 12 guests in six air-conditioned bungalows that overlook the river. Each bungalow has two queen beds, a large bathroom with solar-heated hot water showers, a dressing room and a separate lavatory. Furnished porches in the front and back provide ample space to prepare gear. The refreshing 50-meter swimming pool feels great after a long day on the river. Agua Boa Amazon Lodge provides the perfect venue to fish and experience the Amazon in total comfort. A seven-night / six-day fishing package is $4,950 to $5,950 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide. The season runs from October to April. n

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A vast majority of our business comes An Unparalleled Commitment to Service. . . Our Clients Say It Best! “Trout fishing in Tres Valles is a wonderful adventure, unlike anything I’ve experienced in North America. Going with Barry and Cathy Beck as hosts takes the trip to another level. Once you board the plane in the U.S., they do an extraordinary job of handling everything.” –N.T., Kalamazoo, MI “A great adventure! Frontiers does an excellent job. They went out of their way when our flights had trouble to make sure we made our destination.” –W.H., Farmington, NM

“We cannot thank you all enough for this amazing trip. The hotels, lodges, guides and drivers worked out perfectly. The scenery was absolutely spectacular and the people of New Zealand were so friendly and helpful. This is the third trip that Frontiers has arranged, and I can honestly say you are the finest travel agency we have ever used! Accolades to you all in this expertly planned trip of a lifetime.” --C.B., Henrico, VA “As usual, a wonderful fishing and personal experience. No one does a better job for the fisherman/traveler than Frontiers. Thank you!!!” --J.H., New York, NY

“Frontiers is the first travel service we have used–every detail was considered and we felt completely comfortable that Frontiers had very carefully and competently arranged each step of the trip.” --J.G., Golden, CO “This was our third visit to New Zealand coordinated by Frontiers, and it was the best. We caught many large trout; saw extraordinary sights and met really charming people. We hope to return!” –J.M., Lansdowne, VA “Tres Valles was the best fishing experience I have had in all the thirty years traveling with Frontiers.” –C.O., Charlotte, NC

Picture yourself here in Patagonia


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from client referrals. “Just wanted you to know that we had an awesome trip in both countries. The itinerary and places you had us stay and visit could not have been any better. You did not disappoint and the results of your hard work were what we expected and more. The lodges were all perfect and everyone we encountered was more than friendly. The private tours were all first rate and the guides were all very helpful and knowledgeable. We especially loved New Zealand because of its small town flavor and scenery. Can’t wait to go back and spend more time on the North Island.” –J.C., Cicero, NY “We had low expectations for our fishing experience as we were novice anglers, but Nick (Clark) and Mark (Buckingham) were very flexible to make for a low-stress day learning about fly fishing. Both were delightful to be with.” –T.A., Richmond, MN

“Our vacation in New Zealand far exceeded our expectations from the first instance we met you in Auckland to the minute we boarded our flight home. The itinerary that Frontiers and Seasonz put together for us was flawless. If you ask us what our number one experience was, we would tell you there are so many number ones, we cannot choose. We totally fell in love with New Zealand and New Zealanders.” --B.S., Gibsonia, PA “Kristene and Sue were amazing at helping arrange our trip and tolerating all my questions/emails.” –T.R., Sugar Land, TX “We appreciate the time, patience and effort put forward by everyone from Frontiers. This made the New Zealand trip a wonderful experience. New Zealand is amazing!” -- B.M., Potomac, VA “Wonderful; another dream trip. Went flawlessly thanks to Frontiers!” –A. L., Laredo, TX

“We had an amazing time and would recommend this itinerary to anyone. The housing, activities, travel, food and drink was all top notch. If we ever have a chance to do something like this again, we would go for it in a second.” –S. G., Cincinnati, OH “Owen River Lodge – Had a wonderful time. I really appreciate your commitment to your guests. Look forward to returning. I would relocate to New Zealand with the family in a second if I could figure out a way to make it work.” –-J.S., Fountain Valley, CA “Beautiful scenery, excellent guides, lots of wildlife, excellent service and accommodations.” –J. J., Centennial, CO “We had a great time in New Zealand and the accommodations were phenomenal. The fishing and guides were also outstanding.” –N.D., Potomac, MD

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2016 Hosted Trips with Barry and Cathy Beck

Field Experience You Can Trust.

Frontiers Hosted Trip Difference Covering five of the seven continents, Frontiers has hosted clients on trout fishing trips in Montana, Argentina, Chile, Spain and New Zealand; saltwater fishing trips to Christmas Island, Bahamas, Belize and Mexico; followed Africa’s majestic animal populations on a photographic safari and participated in the occasional cast and blast in Alaska. In addition to the customized journey, pre-trip documents and final itineraries you receive from Frontiers, traveling with trip hosts takes your experience a step further. You receive first-hand knowledge from years of experience; we are there to answer questions about fly selection or knots, share casting guidance on effectively fishing an unknown river or simply tidy up your back cast. We’ll even loan you a pair of sunglasses—all at no additional cost. You will explore the world with like-minded travelers and create memories that turn into stories for generations to come.

Hosted Trips for 2016: • Coyhaique River Lodge, Chile January 2016 • Tres Valles Lodge, Argentina February 2016 • Owen River Lodge, New Zealand February 2016 • Riverview Lodge, New Zealand February 2016 • Estancia San Huberto, Limay River Lodge & Estancia Quemquemtreu, Argentina March 2016 • Reel Action Fly Fishing, Alaska August 2016 • Kingfisher Lodge, Montana August 2016 • Mongolia September 2016 • Fly Fishing the Eastern Pyrenees in Spain October 2016

Barry and Cathy Beck are writers, photographers and consummate trip hosts. They lead a number of Frontiers groups each year, which gives our clients the perfect opportunity to meet new fishing friends. Barry and Cathy look after everything on their trips, from flies to casting instruction. There is no extra charge to travel with these fishing experts.


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Elegant Journeys in South America

Horseback riding through the vineyards at Casa de Uco

The Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Extend Your Sporting Holiday From investigating fabulous new properties to visiting established favorites, we’re always exploring the best places in South America to keep you up to date. Here’s a bucket list of fresh ideas for ways to extend and enhance your next trip to South America:

Chile A few hours south of Santiago lies a secluded paradise. VIÑA VIK, the latest addition to Vik’s portfolio, is a contemporary castle on a hill with stunning views of its private wine valley in every direction. Frontiers’ Sarah Guest said of her recent visit, “You feel like a movie star. It’s the best sort of fantasy.” • Drama and comfort; each unique suite designed by a contemporary artist • Surprisingly family-friendly and laid back; the art could be in a museum • An unforgettable wine-tasting experience Feel the spirit of the wild coast and maritime culture of Chiloe Island at Tierra’s newest resort, TIERRA CHILOE, just a few hours’ drive from Puerto Montt. Like a sculpture of a ship, this sleek wooden building perches on a peninsula overlooking rugged shores and blue water. • Enchanting local culture and cuisine • Explore the channels in the hotel’s ship, made by local shipwrights using ancient techniques • Horseback riding on the beach Reconnect with nature and revitalize body and spirt at the new HACIENDA HOTEL VIRA VIRA in Pucón. Whether you are here for relaxation or adventure, there is something to please everyone. • Fresh, organic food from the onsite farm and dairy • Stunning views of snow-capped Villarica • Every outdoor sport imaginable from kayaking to skiing


The Atacama Desert is so otherworldly, it is hard to believe that getting there requires only an easy flight from Santiago north to Calama followed by a short drive. REMOTA is a stunning luxury hotel in Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. We’ve recently discovered their fly fishing program, and we’re excited. If you want a luxury family vacation in Chilean Patagonia with some fishing on the side, Remota is the best of both worlds. • No minimum stay requirement • Variety of excursions for anglers and non-anglers alike • Combine with a Skorpios cruise of the Chilean fjords for discounted rates

Brazil Whether you’re planning to attend the 2016 Olympics, or you’re fishing for peacock bass at Agua Boa lodge, don’t leave Brazil without seeing its most spectacular natural wonder, Iguassu Falls. BELMOND HOTEL DAS CATARATAS is the closest hotel to the falls, located within the national park. When Eleanor Roosevelt first saw Iguassu Falls, she exclaimed, “Poor Niagara!” • Belmond-style luxury in the heart of the jungle • Sites of interest are just steps away • Helicopter pad on site for flying over the falls

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A Winter Garden suite at Hub Porteno, Argentina

Argentina Travel + Leisure just named the FOUR SEASONS BUENOS AIRES the best hotel in Argentina for 2015. The Four Seasons embodies the spirit of Buenos Aires. It blends the modern and traditional, from the cheeky polothemed Ponyline Bar to the beautifully preserved historic rooms of the mansion. • Connecting rooms ideal for families • Espresso maker in every room • Flawless service • Frontiers Preferred Partner Amenities HUB PORTEÑO is a hidden gem in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Their restaurant, Tarquino, was just named the best restaurant in Argentina by El Gourmet, and was ranked #16 in San Pellegrino’s Best 50 Restaurants in Latin America. Come for dinner, but stay for the experience. • Small boutique hotel with personalized service • Rooms so spacious, it’s like having your own flat in the city • Argentina’s famous steak and wine like you’ve never tasted them CAVAS WINE LODGE in the Lujan de Cuyo wine valley of Mendoza just celebrated their 10th anniversary. This Relais & Chateaux property was recently renovated, and the changes are gorgeous, from the cheerful textiles to the chic oversized print of The Triumph of Bacchus that makes up the restaurant’s ceiling. • Freestanding adobe villas set amidst vineyards and gardens • Open air lounge and fireplace on every villa’s roof • Easy walking or biking distance to several fantastic vineyards

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, the closest hotel to Iguassu Falls

The Uco Valley, two hours south of Mendoza, is the up-and-coming name in Argentine viticulture and wine travel. The new CASA DE UCO was granted Virtuoso membership within months of opening; proof of their impeccable eye for detail and service. • Local staff clearly have love and pride in all they do • Lake Suites have balconies with stunning mountain views • Fresh, organic vegetables from the garden For those who like the path less traveled, or for those who have been to Argentina and are looking for something new, we suggest Salta. Here every desert valley is different, from gold sand and saguaro cacti to red striped mountains. You’ll find high altitude vineyards, archeological sites and living gaucho traditions.

Uruguay We usually suggest Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as a day trip from Buenos Aires. Now, thanks to the new CHARCO HOTEL—a charming boutique hotel in the historic district—we consider it well worth spending a night in this enchanting property, where a world untouched by time is just outside the door. • Waterfront views • Great one-night getaway from the bustle of Buenos Aires • Walking distance to everything (Colonia is tiny and very walkable)

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Shore excursion aboard a Zodiac in Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions

Extend Your Stay on the Water Antarctica


The last frontier–who hasn’t dreamed of visiting Antarctica? The name is a spell that conjures images of adventure and surreal beauty. An Antarctic cruise is an investment; most are costly in both time and fares, but the experience is a rare treasure. Like all investments, this one is worth planning ahead and obtaining the proper advice. • We suggest ABERCROMBIE & KENT’S journey aboard Le’Boreal for a sophisticated traveler in search of luxury and adventure • If you don’t have the several weeks necessary to make the crossing, we suggest QUARK EXPEDITIONS’ 8-10 day express journeys. Charter flights cut travel time across the Drake Passage, so travelers spend their time cruising the Antarctic Peninsula.

Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn are so remote that the only way to properly explore their rugged landscape of fjords, glaciers, and wild islands is by sea. AUSTRALIS CRUISES are not only the best way to see the southern tip of Patagonia, they also provide the most convenient route between Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina. • Cruises ranging from three to seven nights will fit into any itinerary • See chinstrap penguins, elephant seals, leopard seals, and condors • Hike the untamed wilderness of sub-polar forests


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A land iguana in the Galapagos Islands The 30-passenger Delfin II sailing the Amazon River

The Virtuoso Difference

A cabin aboard the Delfin II

The Elegant Journeys Department of Frontiers became a member of Virtuoso in 2004, and our clients have enjoyed the numerous benefits of this exclusive membership ever since. Our alliance with Virtuoso enables us to offer you complimentary upgrades, outstanding amenities, added values and VIP status at top hotels and resorts around the world; properties include the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BUENOS AIRES, the ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL, the EXPLORA properties, THE SINGULAR and many more. In addition, we have access to special private events and shore excursions on select cruises with companies like SILVERSEA, LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS, AQUA EXPEDITIONS, AUSTRALIS and QUARK.

Amazon River


The only way to truly experience the Amazon is by river cruise, and the best place to schedule your journey is Peru. We suggest DELFIN AMAZON CRUISES. Delfin provides an authentic experience of the wildlife and local culture along with cabins so decadent and spacious they put many hotels to shame. Some of the features that guests can expect are: • Small ships which are perfect for charters and multigenerational travel • The 12-passenger Delfin I features four oversized suites all with private, panoramic terraces; two provide private Jacuzzis • The 30-passenger Delfin II has interconnecting suites for families • Peru’s world famous cuisine meets local wild ingredients to delight your palate • The river will have you eager to fish, and you can! Enjoy day-excursions to fish for peacock bass

The Enchanted Isles have captured the imagination of travelers for centuries, but thanks to recent conservation efforts they are more untouched now than they were 100 years ago. Come face to face with animals that have no fear of humans. Playful sea lions, elegant albatrosses, ponderous tortoises, and cheeky mockingbirds are just a few of the species you’ll meet. • There is a ship to meet every traveler’s needs, from elegant charter yachts like the M/Y GRACE, and sleek catamarans such as the ATHALA II to steady ships like the new 90-passenger M/V SANTA CRUZ II • Snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, and marine iguanas • The Galapagos is the perfect destination for all ages, and LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS has specific family departures where your children are sure to meet others on board.

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New Zealand Trophy Trout Fishing Down Under


trophy trout fishery. The majority of the rivers on both the North and South islands are known for their clarity, and their reputation draws travelers from far and wide in search of giant trout. A trout fishery that requires more technical skills than most, New Zealand is not known for the quantity, diversity or ease of catching found in other trout waters. But to the fly fishing purist, it is heaven on earth. A good day on a New Zealand stream may yield only six trout, but they will be gorgeous, healthy, averaging from 3 to 8 pounds and caught under the most spectacular conditions. Stalking trophy wild browns and rainbows while casting dry flies and nymphs in water as clear as the air is challenging, absorbing and addictive—it’s a style unique to New Zealand. Fly fishing in New Zealand is all about making the most of opportunities for trophy trout; seeing them before they see you, positioning to make that one perfect cast and presenting the perfect fly. Frontiers works with the finest lodges, outfitters and guides in New Zealand, and we have a passion for this unique and extremely rewarding angling experience. We look forward to sharing it with you. n

Rates: We work with a number of properties, outfitters and guides in New Zealand and all of our itineraries are customized, often combining a number of different locations. Based on the current rate of exchange, a 4-night / 3-day fishing package at the lodges vary from approximately $2,580 per person to $3,950 per person based on double occupancy / shared guide.


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Sight-casting to trophy browns and rainbows on the North Island

Poronui Lodge One of our favorite lodges in the Taupo region is PORONUI LODGE, a vast 16,000-acre ranch with more than 25 miles of fishing waters right on the property. This home water, along with the rivers and streams of the surrounding mountains, makes Poronui one of the most secluded and varied fly fishing locations in all of New Zealand. The lodge has evolved from a rustic fishing camp to one of the world’s finest fishing and outdoor recreation facilities. An outstanding wine cellar accompanies the fine menus, and a wide range of outdoor activities are available for those who may not want to fish every day.

The lodge boasts a great fly-out program

In the later months of the summer season (March to May), Poronui also offers hunting for red stag and numerous species of deer and sheep. With this range of sporting and recreational activities provided onsite, no outfitter can provide more of what New Zealand’s North Island has to offer than Poronui. n

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New Zealand

North Island

Tongariro Lodge offers a wide variety of stream options

Tongariro Lodge North Island Another fantastic option in the Lake Taupo area, TONGARIRO LODGE is a fishing retreat featuring well-appointed, spacious cottages that complement the comfortable main lodge. Surrounding Tongariro is a great variety of water, including four lakes and 25 rivers, along with backcountry streams and seldom-fished spring creeks. Raft fishing is available, as are camping and fly-out excursions. With more than two decades of experience guiding fishermen on the North Island, it has been said that Tongariro has more access to productive waters than any other lodge in the area. n

Float trips are available


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Wildwood Lodge North Island Located near Rotorua, Simon and Cath Robertson’s WILDWOOD LODGE provides absolute lake edge luxury lodging set in five acres of magnificently landscaped gardens with 200 meters of totally private lake frontage on the shores of tranquil and historic Lake Rotoehu. Wildwood is one of the largest privately owned lake edge estates in the North Island with unsurpassed lake views, and though no other houses are visible from anywhere on the entire estate, Wildwood is located only 15 minutes from the airport. Numerous rivers are within easy reach of the lodge by 4WD or helicopter. As a testament to the area’s trout fishing, Rotorua has been granted the World Fly Fishing Championships twice; it is the only city in New Zealand to hold this honor. Your host at Wildwood Lodge is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides’ Association and has 40 years of trout fishing experience in the area. Remote river fishing excursions are offered for both the novice and the experienced angler. n

New Zealand

There is no need to bring your own gear

Superb accommodations, meals, service, guiding and value

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World-class brown trout fishing on the South Island

Owen River Lodge South Island One of our top recommendations, OWEN RIVER LODGE offers excellent fishing and warm hospitality to anglers in the Nelson/ Murchison area. This region is renowned as a fine brown trout fishery, with fish averaging 3-6 lbs., although specimens of 9 lbs. and heavier are caught and landed each year. Guests stay in attractively furnished, comfortable cottages on the banks of the Owen River, affording them a breathtaking view of the river valley and Mount Owen in the distance. The combination of great fishing and perfect ambiance provided by host, Felix Borenstein, may be just what you need to enhance your New Zealand holiday. n

Great accommodations and scrumptious cuisine


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Nokomai Lodge South Island NOKOMAI STATION is a high-country sheep and cattle station situated one hour from Queenstown and Te Anau. As one of the larger properties in New Zealand, it is well known for its farming and gold mining history. Another feature of Nokamai Station is the Mataura River, a world famous trout fishery, which winds its way through the southern end of the property. Nokomai is a popular base for fly fishing anglers with at least 25 rivers and streams within a one-hour drive of the property. The accommodations are a recent addition to the Station, affording guests the opportunity to come and experience Station life for themselves. The great variety of available activities here include fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, and Nokomai Helicopter excursions featuring day-long back-country fishing; guests can also visit Milford Sound or other destinations. Nokomai is one of the best fishing values in New Zealand! n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in Europe |


New Zealand

An authentic Kiwi farm experience with excellent fishing

Stonefly Lodge South Island This majestic property sits high on the banks of the Motueka River and offers luxurious accommodations, exquisite views and world-class brown trout fishing. The lodge is mostly self-sufficient and completely “off the grid.” Built almost exclusively with materials available on the property, STONEFLY LODGE produces its own power through onsite solar, wind and hydroelectric generation. Owners John and Kate Kerr are wonderful hosts, and they round out the service by employing outstanding guides from the Nelson Lakes region.

Great accommodations overlooking the Motueka River

Riverview Lodge South Island RIVERVIEW LODGE owners and hosts, John and Robin Gemmell, have more than 30 years of experience accommodating small groups for first-rate fly fishing and duck hunting. They possess vast knowledge of the Hamner Springs area and have access to a great deal of productive private waters and lands. A specialist in pursuing exceptionally large brown trout, John, along with his guides, ensures an outstanding angling experience to all guests who make a trip to Riverview Lodge. Some of the South Island’s best trophy trout resources


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Kawhaka Lodge South Island Nestled under the breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, and built to complement the natural environment, KAWHAKA LODGE offers luxury boutique accommodation and an incredible fishing experience. The Westland District is home to some of the finest wild brown and rainbow trout in the world, and offers natural beauty that is uniquely New Zealand. Legendary guide and owner Tony Allan and his team will guide anglers through the challenge of hooking trout without taking away from the experience. Kawhaka Lodge is an intimate and truly amazing way to experience the South Island’s stunning West Coast. Please contact us to build Kawhaka Lodge into your New Zealand itinerary.

New Zealand

Fiordland Lodge South Island Set at the edge of legendary Fiordland National Park in the south of the island with stunning views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains, FIORDLAND LODGE offers true wilderness fishing on more than 40 uncrowded rivers and streams. All of these waters lie within a 90-minute drive from the lodge, and many more options are accessible by helicopter. Ron and Robynne Peacock have been fishing and guiding people for more than three decades and have an intimate knowledge of the area’s rivers, mountains and forests. The guides at Fiordland specialize in upstream sight fishing for rainbows and browns. In addition to the fantastic fishing, Fiordland is also the jumping-off point to explore Fiordland National Park. We highly recommend hiking the Milford Track and cruising Milford and Doubtful Sounds. More than just an outstanding fishing lodge, Fiordland offers outstanding accommodations and gourmet meals in the heart of the New Zealand wilderness.

Mike Fitzgerald with the Fiordland Lodge owner, Ron Peacock

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Elegant Journeys in New Zealand Its Land and People When the Maori people sailed their canoes across the Pacific to New Zealand, they saw the geysers and volcanic activity of the North Island and the expansive, snow-covered Southern Alps that form the spine of the South Island. They named this land “Aotearoa” (Land of the Long White Cloud) and made it their home. Centuries later, the Europeans arrived. Homesick for the Crown, they bestowed familiar names on the areas in which they settled: Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown and New Plymouth. The New Zealand we visit today is an amalgam of these two cultures, molded by the fabric of this diverse landscape. New Zealand is blessed with stunning alpine vistas, golden beaches, rocky sea cliffs and verdant meadows and hillsides where sheep graze placidly. The visitor, initially overwhelmed by its beauty, soon discovers that the people exude a warm hospitality unlike anything he or she is likely to have experienced elsewhere. New Zealand always has more delightful sights to discover, for first-time visitors and for those making their tenth trip. Frontiers’ South Pacific experts have explored many niche areas not found on most itineraries and thus are able to customize a unique and unforgettable experience for any traveler. n

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New Zealand is home to several of the world’s top one hundred golf courses, including Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers on the North Island

The North Island

Kauri Cliffs

The varied landscape of the North Island fascinates those who visit. Journey north to see the picturesque harbors, rugged beaches and expansive kauri forests of the Bay of Islands. In the south, rolling farm country, Pacific Coast scenery, fruitful vineyards and the capital city of Wellington shape the region’s complexion. Approximately two-thirds of the country’s indigenous people, the Maori, live on the North Island, centered predominantly in the Rotorua and Taupo regions. To explore the central North Island is to experience its volcanic heart. Here, travelers will see the active mud pools and geysers of Rotorua, dig their own hot thermal bath at Hot Water Beach and walk the active volcanic pathways of White Island. The Tongariro Crossing, dubbed one of the top 10 day hikes in the world, crosses the multi-cratered volcanic terrain of Mount Tongariro. Let Frontiers work with you to plan the perfect itinerary for an exciting North Island holiday. n


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The South Island The majesty of the Southern Alps sets the stage for the scenic splendor of the South Island. These awesome mountains run the length of the island and breathtaking vistas appear around every turn. This is paradise for the hiker and outdoor enthusiast whose choices are limited only by time and energy. Enjoy a one-day hike on the Queen Charlotte Walkway at the island’s top end, or go for the granddaddy of all New Zealand treks: the six-day hike across the fabled Milford Track in Southland. Those looking for gentler pursuits should check out the region’s top-class vineyards. The sauvignon blanc of the Marlborough vineyards takes a back seat to no other. Further south, the Otago region’s pinot noir has put New Zealand reds on the map. Visit genteel Christchurch, the city that most reflects the country’s Anglican heritage. Christchurch is known as the “garden city” for good reason. It’s also home to a stunning art center.

Blanket Bay Lodge

There is something to satisfy everyone’s interest on the South Island. We would love to customize a trip that fits your needs and interests. n

The country has many activities for nonfishers

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Australia Fish Tasmania Explore This Unique Wilderness Island Crisscrossed by rivers, lakes and shallow lagoons called tarns, Tasmania’s immaculate environment attracts fishermen from around the world who seek to pit their skills against the guile of the wild trout. This beautiful island’s most productive waters are the broad, crystal-clear lakes where big wild trout feed on abundant mayfly and caddis hatches. In the mornings and evenings, the mayflies and caddis flies hatch in droves and rise off the water like steam. Trout gorge themselves on the insects, ready and willing to devour whatever they find in front of them. Trout fishing in Tasmania is often compared to stalking flats for bonefish, not only due to its broad, shallow waters, but because anglers walk the edge of the lagoons looking for browns and rainbows that are on the rise or tailing.

One of our top outfitters in Tasmania, Ken Orr


Tasmania fly fishing is at its best from mid- to-late November through February, though most waters remain open until the end of April. Outfitters represented by Frontiers include Ken Orr’s TASMANIA TROUT EXPEDITIONS and Peter Hayes of Tasmania’s PREMIER FLY FISHING GUIDES.

Australia offers some of the finest brackish and saltwater fishing in the world. From barramundi to black marlin, we have the best captains, outfitters and lodges on the continent. Please refer to our 2016 Saltwater Guide for additional details.

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The cosmopolitan city of Sydney


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Elegant Journeys in Australia

Australia — “A Fair Dinkum Land” WHEN AN AUSSIE SAYS THAT SOMETHING IS “FAIR DINKUM,” IT MEANS IT’S THE GENUINE ARTICLE. We think that Australia is a “fair dinkum”

When a traveler does commit to make the journey, it’s important to decide what to see and experience. For those interested in the aboriginal culture, a visit to Kakadu National Park, the Daintree Rainforest (one of the largest still in existence) or the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian winter (May to October) is the best time to visit. Those who want to see Sydney or Melbourne, drive the Great Ocean Road or get up close and personal with indigenous wildlife on Kangaroo Island should plan to visit during the summer (November to April).

Make a visit to Ayers Rock

Call on the experts at Frontiers to assist you in planning an amazing holiday in Australia. Our knowledge of this beautiful land is extensive and we want your trip to include everything you need to make it perfect. Our staff will explore your interests and create the right itinerary. You’ll have a “fair dinkum” trip. We promise! n

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place to visit! This vast land, a country as big as the United States and a continent in its own right, has something to offer everyone. Ask a random sampling of folks where they would travel if they had a choice of any place in the world, and it’s a fair bet that a large percentage would choose Australia. For many, Australia seems so far away they can only dream of visiting, but the overnight flight is a small price to pay for the wonders waiting on the other side of the Pacific.

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Convenient to Sydney, Wolgan Valley is a wonderful retreat


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Awesome Australia

Our South Pacific experts, Sue and Kristene, at Southern Ocean Lodge

Our South Pacific Destination Specialists, Kristene Fitzgerald and Sue Szakelyhidi, look forward to sharing their experiences in Australia with our clients SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE is Australia’s celebrated, awardwinning, luxury lodge experience regarded as one of the world’s finest. Sensitively designed to float among the untouched coastal drama of Kangaroo Island’s southwest coast, the Southern Ocean Lodge presents commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, offering a unique fusion of nature and luxury. Exceptional guided adventures invite guests to experience the pristine landscapes and abundant wildlife on Australia’s own Galapagos; enjoy adventures such as a walk among sea lions or a close encounter with a kangaroo.

BAMURRU PLAINS is an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. The coastal floodplains of Northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife populations (Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta) while Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of the country’s indigenous culture. Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities from the camp, including exhilarating airboat trips on the floodplains, cruises on the Sampan River (April to October) to spot crocodiles, fishing trips, four-wheel drive safaris, scenic helicopter flights over the floodplains and coastline, and tours to the rock art galleries of Arnhem Land. LONGITUDE 131° offers total immersion into the Australian outback. It connects one with the true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Luxury tented pavilions float over rust-red dunes where classic touches from bygone eras meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of the fabled icon Uluru (Ayers Rock). Explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta and discover an expansive living cultural landscape. n

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Bamurru Plains has great wildlife

Carefully sited between two national parks and spread out at the foot of towering cliffs, EMIRATES ONE & ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve. The resort occupies just two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres and features 40 individual suites, each equipped with its own indoor / outdoor swimming pool. The main homestead offers distinctive dining, luxury facilities and the standalone Timeless Spa.


makes up about 22 percent of the world’s total land area. This fascinating destination is complete with wonders such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera; Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; and Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world featuring award-winning winelands. Wild, free and ruled entirely by nature, experience Africa where the countryside is green, the skies are spectacularly endless, and the plains and hills are filled with animals. Visitors are amazed by the game and charmed by the people and cultures from each country. Many have written about Africa and tell their experiences with such enthusiasm and love; once guests visit Africa, they want to return time and time again. With dedication to preserving the land, the majority of the camps and lodges are built with materials of natural base that blend in with the surroundings. National parks limit the number of vehicles permitted on the land at any one time in order to maintain an undisturbed natural habitat for the animals and give visitors an unobstructed and unobtrusive view of the wildlife and birds. In today’s fast-paced world, many savvy travelers feel themselves drawn to the outdoors in a new and more meaningful way, they seek positive inspiration in remote and unspoiled places. We can give you an adventure of a lifetime, where you can travel from the Summit to the Sea! Experience Africa . . . the Frontiers way. n


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The mighty Zambezi tigerfish

Chiawa Camp Tiger Fishing in the Lower Zambezi National Park An iconic safari camp voted ‘Best in Africa’ with awardwinning hospitality and guiding, Chiawa Camp in Zambia offers professionally guided sport fishing inside the Lower Zambezi National Park. Seize the opportunity to catch the world’s toughest freshwater fish-the notorious tiger fish. This “striped river dog” lures anglers from all over the world. Expert guides help locate the tiger fish and other species that abound in the Zambezi River. The most productive months for tiger fishing are September and October, although this spectacular and acrobatic fish readily takes flies, spinners and spoons from April to November. The camp record fish weighed 22 lbs., and the average is 4-1/2 lbs. There is a strict catch-and-release policy for these magnificent fish. They do not permit any live or cut bait fishing out of Chiawa Camp.

Luxury accommodations under canvas with superb views

Wildlife abounds in this area. Huge herds of elephants, lion prides, buffalo, hyenas, impala and African wild dogs are regularly seen along with leopards, honey badgers, civet, servals and porcupines. More than 300 bird species can also be found in the Lower Zambezi. Other activities include day and night game drives, canoeing, bush walks and river cruises all led by Chiawa’s “Best in Africa” award-winning team of guides. Chiawa Camp consists of nine spacious, well-appointed tents each set on its own elevated platform providing a panoramic view of the mile-wide Zambezi River. These comfortable accommodations have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Although remote, Chiawa is easily reached by air. The hosts, the gracious Cumings family, provide personalized service complemented by a stunning, intimate camp and exciting game-viewing. Contact our Africa specialists to plan your once-in-a-lifetime tiger fish adventure. n

In addition to fishing, Chiawa offers great game viewing

2016 Chiawa Camp Updates

• A brand new, sparkling clear swimming pool and deck have been added. It is tastefully secluded and overlooking the Zambezi where one can enjoy watching the wildlife and gorgeous African sunsets go by.

Chiawa Camp is renowned for its excellent cuisine

• For the more energetic, an exercise “area” opened at the end of May. Over the years, guests have requested a place to exercise and Chiawa has responded with their very own cross fit-inspired gym. Situated close to the pool, private, and overlooking the Zambezi, this is a good spot to spend siesta time more productively.

We also work closely with Ichingo Chobe River Lodge in Namibia and Nxamaseri Lodge in Botswana for the ultimate three-country fishing safari! n

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• Condé Nast Traveller has just acknowledged Chiawa Camp as one of Africa’s Top Twenty Safari Camps & Lodges, and one of only two from Zambia that made the esteemed list.

Up close game viewing in open safari vehicles


in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Explore vast savannahs, expansive deserts and water holes teeming with wildlife from open safari vehicles, dugout canoes, by elephant back, hot-air balloons, horseback, quad bikes, camel back or even on foot. These settings make up the many facets of Africa.

Shopping for local crafts at a Maasai Manyatta

Frontiers has a long history in Africa dating back to our first safari in November of 1971. It was a trial run for a new flying safari called “Sasafari.� The operators designed a wonderful itinerary utilizing Aero-Commander aircraft which stayed with the party throughout South Africa, Botswana, what was then Rhodesia, and Mozambique. The Frontiers safari remained viable until 1976 when winds of political change swept the region. During our short, five-year presence there, we were honored to be chosen as the safari operator for such special interest groups as the Board of Directors of the San Diego Zoo, the Board of the Denver Museum of Natural History, the National Wildlife Federation, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Audubon Society. Thereafter, we focused more on East Africa and coordinated the Africa travel on multiple departures for the Smithsonian Associates and the World Wildlife Fund. Along the way, our staff developed a high level of expertise, and discerning travelers sought out Frontiers to develop private itineraries embracing a wide range of interests. Because we do not own or operate any camps or lodges in Africa, we can offer unbiased recommendations. We work with the best guides, camps, lodges and safari operators such as Wilderness Safaris, Abercrombie & Kent, Belmond, Africa House Safaris, Adventura Tours and &Beyond. Our suggestions are based purely on your objectives and where the peak game viewing may be at your desired time to travel. Where possible, we strive to contribute to conservation efforts and we encourage our guests to be exposed to and engage with various projects that will broaden their experience in Africa and be a part of a bigger story. With more than four decades of experience and countless staff trips, our destination knowledge is unparalleled and our enthusiasm is contagious. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you whether you are a first-time visitor or a veteran Africa traveler. n


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‘Out of Africa’ style bedroom – Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Tanzania

East Africa Most of the images associated with Africa include endless plains dotted with wildebeest, Maasai warriors silhouetted against the horizon, spectacular sunsets, boundless African skies, palm-fringed white beaches, adventurous rivers and snow-capped mountains. Each of these visions can be experienced in the countries which make up the bulk of East Africa-Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. • Kenya, the birthplace of the original safari, still holds a fascination and romance that lingers from the days of Karen Blixen and Denys Finch-Hatton. Stay in small bush homes owned by iconic safari figures.

Hot Air Ballooning over the Masai Mara

• The annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara remains as one of the most incredible spectacles in the world. This marvellous sight can be viewed every month of the year. • Picnic on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. This is one of the few places in Africa where travelers stand a good chance of seeing the Big Five in the course of one game drive.

Kathy Schulz observing the local watering hole at Sarara Camp in Northern Kenya

• Trek through mountains to sit among and watch the social interaction of habituated chimpanzees and gorillas. • Kenya and Tanzania are a birder’s year-round dream destination, boasting more than 1,000 species. At the height of the winter months, some 160 species of migrant birds add to the diversity. Experience the thrill of huge colonies of flamingos found on Kenya and Tanzania’s soda lakes.

Lounging outdoors in the heart of the Serengeti’s savannah plains

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Elevated walkway to the entrance of your luxury tent at Kwetsani Camp in Botswana

An African sunset with the ever-present Acacia tree and mystical Baobab tree

Southern Africa Southern Africa is characterized by an extraordinary variety of environments from the wetlands of the Okavango Delta (Botswana) and the white sands of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana/South Africa/ Namibia) to the red sands of the Namib Desert (Namibia). This region also includes the classic bushveld of the greater Kruger National Park (South Africa), the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe), and the wild coasts of South Africa and Namibia. • The crystal-clear channels of the Okavango Delta comprise one of the world’s largest inland waterways and one of the richest ecosystems with prolific wildlife and enchanting scenery.

Photographing the endangered African wild dogs

• Spectacular desert scenery in the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, and in the Kalahari with desertadapted wildlife, such as rare desert elephants and black rhino, endangered brown hyena and meerkats.

Africa Department specialist, Eileen Datt, with the Himba tribe in Namibia

• Compelling flying safaris along the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast in which guests are shown a magical bird’s-eye view of the incredible geological formations. • Accommodations in stylish boutique hotels in Cape Town, the buzzing, cosmopolitan and gourmet capital. The perfect walking safari for active travelers— get up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife


• Diverse cultures from San bushmen to the Himba people who live their age-old traditional lifestyles today.

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Southern Hemisphere Brochure 2016  
Southern Hemisphere Brochure 2016