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DEC 2018

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O U R L I V E S On Safari How one military spouse built her business around her passion for wildlife conservation. By Kait Hanson, Army Spouse F LYG A : S W E D IS H : F LY IN G T W IG A : S WA HIL I : G IR A F F E Military spouses are a creative bunch, but not many can lay claim to owning a businesses that is quite like the one Amy Millican owns. Flyga Twiga, Amy's company, is a personal safari service and consultancy with offices in North America and Asia. "I am keenly aware that for some, Africa may seem like one of the most daunting places to travel," Amy explained. "My business fulfills my belief that by bringing passionate travelers into the vast national parks and reserves, local communities will flourish." In 2014, Amy, a Navy Reserve spouse, combined her educational back- ground in nonprofits and human rights with her passion for sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation to launch Flyga Twiga. It's a travel com- pany that helps clients plan the safari trips they have always envisioned. "Wildlife conservation is only possible when the value of these magnificent creatures is understood as part of sustainable tourism and international development," said Amy. Amy Millican Founder Flyga Twiga 32 MILITARYSPOUSE.COM / DECEMBER 2018

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