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Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
Sri Lanka
Yala
Nicaragua
Iran
Ethiopia
Simien Mountains
Bale Mountains
Argentina
Esteros de Iberá
Wildlife
Adventure
Safari
Look beyond the classic safari destinations to these alluring countries where wildlife may not be the headline act, but deserves to be. From leopards in Iran to wolves in Ethiopia, there’s a whole world of unexpected wildlife out there to discover.   

Posted on 09 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration
Mozambique
Quirimba Archipelago
Philippines
Argentina
Iguazú Falls
India
Tanzania
Zanzibar
Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest
China
Yangshuo
Jordan
Wadi Rum
Boat journeys
Food and Drink
Safari
Wildlife
Undiscovered beaches
With Valentine’s Day a month away, and cold weather making us daydream of faraway places, there’s never been a better time to choose your next romantic getaway! If you’re in need of a little inspiration, check out these itinerary ideas put together by our local experts…

Posted on 22 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Live like a local on the Elephant Coast
South Africa
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Tembe Elephant Park
Wildlife
Self-drive
Safari
Cultural
South Africa is an incredible country with a rich historical tapestry, nature of incomprehensible vastness, mouth-watering cuisine and, of course, wildlife straight from your childhood dreams. Most visitors pinpoint Kruger National Park and Cape Town for their first trip and head up the west coast; a popular route which has plenty to offer.

Posted on 19 December 2016 by Kati Taylor
Top Travel Blogs: Cats and Backpacks and Hoff to Explore
Morocco
Cambodia
Thailand
Kenya
Malaysia
China
Wildlife
Safari
Food and Drink
Cultural
Adventure
At TravelLocal, we love getting to know the wider travel community (and the talented writers who make it so vibrant and engaging!) This month, we caught up with Hattie, Seb and Jodie - all relatively new bloggers who are producing incredible content. We chatted to them about their travel experiences, their advice for budding nomads and unmissable destinations.  

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Martha Hales
Zambia Facts: know before you go
Zambia
Cultural
Wildlife
Safari
Zambia is a diverse and vibrant destination. Tribal culture sits alongside sprawling nature reserves and tumbling waterfalls; all competing for your attention! In celebration of this lesser-travelled destination, we have put together a Zambia fact-file so you can be in the know before you go...

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Travel Writing: Bradt Guides Competition
Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Safari
Wildlife
Adventure
Ever fancied giving travel writing a try? TravelLocal has teamed up with Bradt Guides and Stanford’s (the world’s most famous map shop) to bring you the ultimate competition for unpublished travel writers. The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year competition allows budding writers to promote their work to a wider demographic (and there’s an incredible prize thrown in for good measure).

Posted on 09 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Sri Lankan Expeditions, local experts on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Cultural
Food and Drink
History
Safari
With eight UNESCO sites, lush green mountains and beaches straight from a brochure; Sri Lanka is a small island that packs a real punch. Our operator, Sri Lankan Expeditions, have been running tours since 2009 and know the island like the back of their hand. Keen to move away from mainstream tourism, they pride themselves on providing authentic, immersive experiences and are keen to showcase their beautiful island. We caught up with Viraj to chat about life in Sri Lanka and his advice for potential visitors.

Posted on 07 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Off The Beaten Track: Ghana
Ghana
Off the beaten track
Safari
Walking/hiking
Wildlife
Ghana is a destination which rarely makes the average itinerary. A little off the beaten track, with a whole lot to offer, Ghana is a vibrant slice of authentic Africa. It boasts everything from wildlife to urban experiences (and a surprisingly exciting food scene). As we put the spotlight on this West-African highlight, here are all the reasons you should make it your next destination...

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
October update from our founders
Tanzania
Cultural
Safari
Adventure
With October marching on, and supermarkets feverishly pressing Christmas into the forefront of our minds, it’s hard to believe we haven’t even hit Halloween yet. Time is certainly flying at the office and our bake-off competition is really heating up (no pun intended). We have some new faces, new destinations and plenty of exciting developments to share with you all. So, as we prepare for the busiest time in the travel industry, here is the latest news from HQ.

Posted on 07 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Safaris and Street Parties: Welcome to 2017...
Senegal
Namibia
Cultural
Festivals
Wildlife
Safari
New Year’s Eve: a night of seemingly infinite overcrowding and overpricing. As Christmas passes and January beckons, it’s an ideal time to get away and experience something new. Alive with colour and wildlife, Namibia and Senegal are a real departure from the New Year’s norm. These African gems are sure to inspire and excite even the most seasoned traveller with their diversity and flair. From safaris to street parties; it’s time to welcome 2017 from a new perspective.

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