Posted on 29 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Botswana: Know Before You Go
The wildlife of Botswana is legendary, as is the beauty of the landscape it inhabits. If you are planning a trip to the watery wilds of the Okavango, or the unspoilt plains and rivers of Chobe National Park, the adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you! Before you pack your bags, read our tips and advice on what to expect and what to take with you. Botswana is an amazing place to explore but, with untamed nature all around, preparation is key!
Posted on 24 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
In Search of Tigers
Rare, beautiful and dignified; tigers are an iconic member of the animal kingdom whose presence in the wild is constantly under threat. Following years of poaching and habitat destruction, tiger populations had been falling for the last century with little sign of curbing.
Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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...
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