Wine & Wildlife Safari in Southern Africa Latest in Series of Wildland Adventures Founders Trips

SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2014 – Wildland Adventures (, trailblazers in the realm of culturally and environmentally responsible travel, announces a new 18-day South Africa and Zimbabwe Wines and Wildlife Safari, the latest in a series of Wildland Adventures Founders Trips hosted by Kurt and Anne Kutay.

The Kutays, along with David and Ruth Arista of Arista Wine Cellars, will host the inaugural departure of the Apr. 12-29, 2015 adventure. The all-inclusive per person double rate is from $9,850 ($1,650 single supplement). See:

"We started our Wildland Adventures Founders Trips because there are so many places Anne and I have yet to explore and so much to learn from other cultures with whom we share our planet,” says Kurt Kutay, who launched Wildland Adventures in 1986.  Most Founders Trips are destinations on the couple’s personal bucket list: exploratory trips in destinations yet to be visited and return sojourns to favorite places they want to share with other Wildland alumni and new travelers.

Active wine and culinary adventures in tandem with treks and safaris to spot indigenous wildlife and to explore local cultures are intrinsic to this trip series that began in 2012 in India with Tigers and Travels, recognized by National Geographic Traveler as a "Tour of a Lifetime". This was followed in 2013 by launching their Wines, Cultures and Canyonlands: Mendoza and Northwest Argentina.

South Africa and Zimbabwe Wines and Wildlife Safari is the first in the Founders Trips series to visit Africa. According to Anne Kutay, "A trip like this is more than the places we visit, the wildlife, food and wine, and the lovely Africans we'll meet along the way. It's just as much about bonding with each of our travelers who join us, and the small group of 12 travelers sharing this rich experience together."

The adventure begins in Capetown and the Cape Wine Region of Stellenbosch and Franschoek with a thorough exploration of the terroir of sun, sea and Cape of Good Hope and the full range of fine wines and cuisine that this ancient soil produces. The Aristas, founders of Arista Wine Cellars will co-host guests in this region along with local wine expert and culinary aficionado, Kara Miller, who introduces Wildland guests to local winemakers, chefs and hotel proprietors. There will also be kayaking among penguins and cycling through the wine country to meet small boutique wineries, family run multi-generation vintners, and some of the premier commercial producers.

Guests then journey north to the Greater Kruger National Park and on to Zambezi and Hwange National Parks in Zimbabwe to experience  some of the most spectacular game viewing and wildlife photography on the continent.

On their scouting trip in April 2013 the Kutays handpicked the vineyards, sourced the best chefs and dining experiences, and selected premier safari camps located in prime wildlife habitats that offer the most prolific game encounters with the best professional safari guides in the business. One night the group has the option to stay at a small bush camp to experience the wilds of Africa in the style of early explorers, tracking game on foot with a veteran team of trackers and guides.

Future Wildland Founders Adventures on the drawing board for 2015 and beyond include explorations in Southeast Asia featuring new areas of Burma that are just beginning to open to tourism, wine and culinary adventures to Australia and Spain, and a journey on the Istrian Peninsula (Slovenia) including a voyage along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Also being planned is a visit to Turkey, Kurt Kutay’s family heritage. The Kutays will reside there for a few months in 2016 to host guests in Istanbul for a special program of guest lectures, concerts, culinary and personalized travel experiences throughout the country.

A group is rarely more than 12 people. For more information, availability and reservations contact Wildland Adventures at1-800-345-4453 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit

About Wildland Adventures

Kurt Kutay, Founding CEO/President, and Anne Kutay, Vice-President, established Wildland Adventures in 1986. As active managing directors they are continuously refining and evolving their Wild Style of travel. The ‘Wild Style’ is based on in ethic of sincerity, compassion and understanding that breaks down barriers of separation to build lasting intercultural, interpersonal, and environmental bonds designed to enhance rather than exploit the people and places where they travel. By fostering genuine connections to create personalized experiences their travelers, Wildland fosters a growing and vibrant community of enlightened and compassionate travelers. Rated by National Geographic Adventure as the #1 BestDo-it-allOutfitteronEarth andFodor’s as one of the WorldsBestTourSpecialists, Wildland Adventures offers more than 150 unique itineraries on 6 continents in 37 countries.

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