Category: Adventure Travel

Masai Mara luxury safaris don’t have to be busy

Masai Mara luxury safaris don’t have to be busy

The Mara has this awful reputation as being full of minibuses – we’d really like to tackle this, for years now there have been a dedicated few Masai Mara camps who have been preserving conservancies on the outside of the Mara Reserve – these unfenced pieces of heaven offer exquisite game viewing, varied landscapes, authentic [...]

Why Selous is the ultimate luxury safari destination

Why Selous is the ultimate luxury safari destination

It had been six long years since I was last in the Selous, Southern Tanzania, when I was very spoilt and spent a glorious weekend at Beho Beho. Returning after so long was incredibly exciting and this wondrous game reserve blew all my expectations out of the water. Each lodge I visited had a unique [...]

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Once again we’re up early and away. There’s more than 300 kilometres to cover today in order for us to reach Delhi but, with a border crossing, some rough roads and the onslaught of Delhi to contend with, we need time to be on our side. Our trip leader Hans has already done a lot [...]

Africa’s best walking safaris uncovered

Africa’s best walking safaris uncovered

Walking safaris are the best way to explore the bush – this is why they quickly become the favourite occupation of qualified safari guides, such a natural way to explore and really feel as if you are part of Africa. Head out into some of the most inaccessible places in the world, only reachable on [...]

Experience luxury travel to Mongolia

Experience luxury travel to Mongolia

Many tourists may not consider the vast desert country of Mongolia as a particularly luxurious destination, however with advancements in their infrastructure and a variety of high-class hotels (and more alternative forms of accommodation, as you’ll discover) becoming available, this beautiful country should certainly be on the to-do list of any discerning traveller. There are [...]

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

We get a wake up call at 6.30am with the intention of an 8am departure. I pull back the curtains and am presented with a view of a stack of bricks and a mound of sand. This “hotel” has certainly been the most basic so far, but I’m told that it will be surpassed in terms [...]

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

It’s 5.30am and the telephone rings by my bedside. That’s my cue to quickly get up, get breakfast and get packed. We’re leaving promptly today as we have more than 400 kilometres on the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 to cover in order to reach our next destination of Nepalgunj. Or at least that’s the [...]

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and [...]

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such [...]

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last [...]

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Helicopter skiing in Iceland

Ever fancied helicopter skiing in Iceland? This is adventure heli-skiing at its best: thousands of never before skied peaks with vertical descents of up to 4500ft. Arctic Heli Skiing is operated by Bergmenn Mountain Guides on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland; they are Iceland’s only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guides. Join the professionals for a [...]

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover [...]

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

Hiking to Preikestolen, Norway

The iconic Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – rises over 600 metres above Norway’s Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. From the closest car park, the hike takes around 3 to 4 hours. It is not recommended that you tackle this in Winter or Spring as the [...]

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Whether you’re a photographer wanting that special shot or simply have always yearned to look a gorilla in the eye, getting close to wildlife is one of the reasons some of us travel the world. Of course there is never a guarantee of being able to get close to any wild creature in its own [...]

Top 5 places to see leopard

Top 5 places to see leopard

The elusive leopard is often a target for many a game viewer when heading to Africa. Sadly we still can’t guarantee you’ll see one but if you want to give yourself the absolute best chance then these properties certainly offer that, not least because of their amazing guides and trackers who have the eyesight of [...]

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks: revolutionising travel as we know it?

Google Treks is the latest extension from Google Maps and Google StreetView; it is a project that stitches together web tours of destinations all over the world, whether it be the Grand Canyon or the Galapagos. Follow highlighted routes and explore areas followed along the same path as the team that filmed them – a [...]

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