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Glendale California – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGlendale, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe latest African safari itinerary from Great Safaris, The Ultimate Safari, is about to redefine luxury travel. There is simply no more stylish, comfortable, or extravagant way to experience the wonders of southern Africa. This 17-day dream tour spans South Africa, Zambia and Botswana, sparing no expense in allowing travelers to experience Africa’s Crème de la crème. Southern Africa’s finest food and wine, most pristine game reserves and natural wonders, most upscale hotels and bush lodges, and most exclusive golf course and spas are seen and experienced on this spectacular journey. To top it off, guests will enjoy the supreme luxury of private chartered transfers and air travel between destinations.The Ultimate Safari begins with three days spent in glorious Cape Town where travelers will experience the luxuries of Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Shopping and dining in downtown Cape Town, a vintage sidecar motorcycle tours along the coastline, and a full day of touring South Africa’s finest wineries are just a few of the amazing experiences guests will discover in Cape Town. A scenic helicopter ride up the coast through the Garden Route will deliver travelers to Pezula Golf Resort & Spa for two days of golf and spa treatments. Guests will also find a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an ostrich farm and ride bareback on the world’s largest bird. Next up is a private chartered jet to world famous Kruger National Park for three days of game drives at the pristine Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, home to lions, elephants, leopard, rhinoceros, giraffe and more. Two spectacular nights will be spent at Singita Boulders Lodge at the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, recognized as the No. 2 overall hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2011 World’s Best Awards. From Kruger, travelers will board a private chartered jet for the flight into Zambia where the marvelous Victoria Falls await. Over the course of two days travelers will experience Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river from many perspectives, including a sunset train ride, a private guided walking tour of the Falls, a scenic helicopter tour above the falls, and a private afternoon river cruise along the Zambezi River that includes a stretch of the river’s world renowned whitewater. Then on to Botswana for some of Africa’s finest game viewing at Chobe National park and overnights at Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of Botswana’s most upmarket safari lodge. A private chartered jet will deliver travelers back to South Africa for a final six days of world class golf and spa treatments at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort and at the incredible Palace of the Lost City. Legends is home to a world famous 19th hole that features a tee box placed high atop Hanglip Mountain, reachable only by helicopter. Golfers play to an Africa-shaped green some 400 meters below on the valley floor. Fore their final night in Africa, travelers will head to Johannesburg for a final day of relaxation and reflection at the Saxon hotel before boarding their flight back home.Great Safaris’ The Ultimate Safari itinerary is organized on an individual basis and can be customized to fit any desire, pricing for The Ultimate Safari starts at $102,500 per person, minimum four travelers, and includes transfers by private limousine/helicopter and private chartered flights between destinations. Those willing to forgo the luxuries of private air travel in favor of scheduled airline flights can experience The Ultimate Safari at a less extravagant price of $30,000 per person. Price includes nightly 5 star accommodations, all meals including drinks, and all tours and activities including golf, spa treatments, and game drives.www.greatsafaris.comlast_img read more

Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and

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But ancient DNA now reveals that the “Tianyuan Man” has only traces of Neandertal DNA and none detectable from another type of extinct human known as a Denisovan. Instead, he was a full-fledged member of our species, Homo sapiens, and a distant relative of people who today live in East Asia and South America. The work could help scientists retrace some of the earliest steps of human migration.“The paper is very exciting because it is the first genome to fill a really big gap, both geographically and temporally, in East Asia,” says paleogeneticist Pontus Skoglund of Harvard Medical School in Boston, who was not involved in the work.The first modern humans arose in Africa about 300,000 years ago. By 60,000 years ago, a subset swept out of Africa and mated with Neandertals, perhaps in the Middle East. After that, they spread around the world—DNA from ancient humans in Europe, western Asia, and the Americas has revealed the identity of those early migrants and whether they were related to people living today, especially in Europe. But the trail grows cold in eastern Asia, where warmer climates have made it hard to get ancient DNA from fossils. DNA was analyzed from a partial skeleton of a 40,000-year-old human found at Tianyuan Cave.center_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals? The new genome sheds some light on those missing years. In the first genome-wide study of an ancient East Asian, researchers led by Qiaomei Fu, a paleogeneticist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, extracted DNA from the thighbone of the Tianyuan Man—so named because he was found in Tianyuan Cave, 56 kilometers southwest of Beijing.The team calculated that the Tianyuan Man inherited about as much Neandertal DNA—4% to 5%—as ancient Europeans and Asians of similar age. That’s a bit higher than the 1.8% to 2.6% of Neandertal DNA in living Europeans and Asians. The Tianyuan Man did not have any detectable DNA from Denisovans, an elusive cousin of Neandertals known only from their DNA extracted from a few teeth and small bones from a Siberian cave and from traces of their DNA that can still be found in people in Melanesia—where they got it is a major mystery.  A big surprise is that the Tianyuan Man shares DNA with one ancient European—a 35,000-year-old modern human from Goyet Caves in Belgium. But he doesn’t share it with other ancient humans who lived at roughly the same time in Romania and Siberia—or with living Europeans. But the Tianyuan Man is most closely related to living people in east Asia—including in China, Japan, and the Koreas—and in Southeast Asia, including Papua New Guinea and Australia.All of this suggests that the Tianyuan Man was not a direct ancestor, but rather a distant cousin, of a founding population in Asia that gave rise to present-day Asians, Fu’s team reports today in Current Biology. It also shows that these ancient “populations moved around a lot and intermixed,” says paleoanthropologist Erik Trinkaus of Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri, who is not a co-author.And some left offspring whereas others did not. “I find it interesting that … some of the early modern colonizers of Eurasia were successful while others were not,” says co-author Svante Pääbo, a paleogeneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.The Tianyuan Man also was a distant relative of Native Americans living today in the Amazon of South America, such as the Karitiana and Surui peoples of Brazil and the Chane people of northern Argentina and southern Bolivia. They inherited about 9% to 15% of their DNA from an ancestral population in Asia that also gave rise to the Tianyuan Man. But he is not an ancestor to ancient or living Native Americans in North America, which suggests there were two different source populations in Asia for Native Americans.This is welcome news to Skoglund, who found in a separate study in 2015 that the Karitiana and Surui peoples are closely related to indigenous Australians, New Guineans, and Andaman Islanders. At the time, he predicted that they came from the same “ghost” source population in Asia, which was separate from another Asian population that gave rise to Native Americans in North America. “It’s fascinating that a prediction of a ‘ghost population’ based on modern-day populations alone can be confirmed in this way,” he says.last_img read more