Category: Adventure Travel

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Top 5 adventure activities in Malawi (beyond safaris)

Although visitors look to most African destinations primarily for their safari experiences, there are plenty of other great outdoor and water-based adventure activities on offer, and Malawi is one country that has a surprisingly wide choice of activities available to enjoy despite its relatively small size. The calm, clear waters of Lake Malawi are a […]

5 things to do in Iceland in Summer, for the more discerning traveler

5 things to do in Iceland in Summer, for the more discerning traveler

Traveling to Iceland in the Summer can be both magical and tricky. On the one hand you may be rewarded with great weather and flourishing flora. On the other it is often hailed as the ‘busy time of year’ with hotel spaces sometimes being hard to come by if booking last minute. But if you […]

See the lion, save the lion

See the lion, save the lion

As the world prepares for Disney’s highly-anticipated, live-action remake of The Lion King, I can’t help but reflect on Africa’s most iconic species. The king of the jungle’s reign comes under greater threat with each passing year, yet this sad fact remains relatively overlooked. Just several decades ago, 450,000 lion ruled Africa’s savannahs; now the […]

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

Continuing a look at South American adventure experiences, here we take a look at travel experiences involving the wildlife of our amazing continent – especially those natural experiences that you might find surprising. The vast array of creatures with fins, feathers or fur across this expansive continent makes for some interesting sights and activities, some […]

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Want to unwind and destress? Try the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle!

Many of us want to give up the rat-race and live a better life, but not many of us do. It is a dream most of us have, but unfortunately, can’t put into practice. The nearest thing to it that most of us can manage is a good holiday. Of course, that depends on your […]

Photograph of the week: Wildebeest migration river crossing in the Masai Mara

Photograph of the week: Wildebeest migration river crossing in the Masai Mara

Every year, between May and December, over 1.5 million wildebeest, 300,000 zebra and a host of other antelope including Eland, impala and Thomson’s gazelles, participate in the world’s greatest wildlife migration. This is the Great Migration. In search of food and water, following the rains, vast herds move in a general clockwise direction through the […]

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Top 5 lesser-known activities around Cape Town

Cape Town is the most visited part of South Africa, and there is a well established set of outstanding attractions that are always high on the list of every visitor.  But the city still has plenty to offer once you’ve taken the cable car up Table Mountain, seen the harbour and waterfront area, visited the […]

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

From big birthdays to wedding anniversaries and honeymoons, there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with an extra-special getaway. Here, we’ve put together our ultimate list of luxury holidays to help you celebrate that special occasion in style, from unforgettable wildlife experiences to truly iconic train journeys. Journey on the Eastern & Oriental […]

Top tips for your first safari

Top tips for your first safari

If you’ve booked your first ever safari, or are in the early stages of planning it, the excitement will already be building. You’re probably dreaming of the landscapes, the animals and birds that you’ll see, and the life affirming experiences you’ll share with your guides and travelling companions. There are plenty of practical considerations during […]

Top 10 South American adventure experiences

Top 10 South American adventure experiences

When travelers think of adventure, we usually imagine deserts, snowcapped mountains and spectacular landscapes. If there’s a continent where we can find all that — and so much more — it’s South America. There are so many outdoor adventures that can be experienced here, you could spend months traveling from one country to another. If […]

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

Latin America’s abundant nature and fascinating wildlife is one of the continent’s most alluring attractions. From the marine life of Belize and the Galapagos, to the diverse fauna in the tropical forests of Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Costa Rica: wildlife lovers cannot help but be enchanted by the variety of species present in these breath-taking […]

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

The Galapagos Islands have many attractions, but many of them are underwater. People from all over the world come to the Galapagos exclusively to dive or snorkel. This is because a total of five ocean currents come together on the shores of the Galapagos, creating a series of natural phenomena such as different water temperatures […]

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5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India’s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for bucket-list holidays that will be never be forgotten. We have spent many years travelling across the vast […]

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5 of the best places in Africa to see elephants

Elephants are always near the top of the list of animals that everyone wants to see when they go on safari to Africa. The good news is that just about every national park and game reserve with a good mix of general game will offer excellent elephant sightings, however there are a few places that […]

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5 reasons to do a horseback safari in Africa

Imagine galloping alongside the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Picture yourself trotting through the African bush, tracking a herd of elephants in Botswana. Conjure up visions of yourself riding with a wild herd of zebra… No longer does this need to be the stuff of your wildest dreams. A horseback safari in […]

Birding in Zambia

Birding in Zambia

Not too long ago, a tale was recounted to me by someone who visited Zambia’s Kafue National Park. There they had heard the tale of a British birder with a life list that would rival the telephone directory in length. He did, however, have a few rare species left to see, and hoped to tick […]