Check out our great reviews from
ABTA & ATOL protected



Choose a region...






Nov 27, 2019

Best of both worlds

Martha Hales

Many of our itinerary ideas offer a range of activities designed to make your trip into a memorable adventure, and some of them include remarkable contrasts offering you the best of both worlds on your holiday - think urban and rural, nature and culture, mountains and coastlines.

UgandaEcuadorVietnam, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariWalking & HikingClassic, +1
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

NepalArmeniaMozambique, +32
AdventureWalking & HikingCycling, +2
Jun 26, 2019

Where to see wildlife responsibly

Martha Hales

Wildlife watching is often the highlight of exploring a destination. Knowing how to responsibly see magnificent creatures like tigers and elephants within a country is crucial in ensuring that they will still be there for future generations. Read on to find out where and how to do so...

MalawiKenyaTanzania, +8
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

NicaraguaSri LankaTanzania, +22
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeSafari
Apr 1, 2019

Seeking out the Ugly Five

Corinne Homer

You may think - since we're publishing this article on April Fools - that the existence of the Ugly Five is a farce... but you'd be mistaken! Discover which of Africa's unfortunate creatures have made the cut for this less glamorous safari bucket-list, from the warthog to the wildebeest.

RwandaKenyaMozambique, +3
Mar 6, 2019

What to pack for an African safari holiday

Martha Hales

If you're planning an African safari holiday but are unsure of what clothes to wear, what devices to bring or what essentials you might not have considered, then take a look at our handy guide for the dos and don'ts of safari packing.

UgandaTanzaniaMalawi, +5
Jan 14, 2019

Where to go on safari in 2019

Martha Hales

Close encounters with the world's wildlife are experiences to be treasured. We've picked out our favourite safari destinations from all over the world to tantalise our fellow wildlife lovers. From traditional Kenyan game drives to spotting leopards in the Sri Lankan tree tops, find out where you should be going this year.

RwandaBrazilTanzania, +7
Dec 1, 2018

Safari: What to know before you go

Samantha Fergusson

If you've never been on safari before and aren't sure where to go or how to go about planning it, then we have the answers. Our local experts have answered some key FAQs to get you started on planning a safari of a lifetime.

BotswanaNamibiaUganda, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Oct 1, 2018

Strange beasts and where to find them

Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...

ChileMalaysiaMyanmar (Burma), +12
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeUnique to TravelLocal
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

Falkland IslandsGalapagos IslandsSenegal, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
Jun 13, 2018

Birding in Uganda

Martha Hales

Uganda is one of Africa's most wonderful birding destinations. With the help of our local experts, we've put together some information on the best places to go birding and what wonderful species you may spot there...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
May 21, 2018

What to pack for gorilla trekking

Martha Hales

It is the lifelong dream of many to see the highly endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Our local experts in Rwanda and Uganda have put together a list of the most crucial bits and pieces that you should bring with you to feel fully prepared for this incredible adventure.

JuneJulyAugust, +3
Walking & HikingSafariAdventure, +2
Dec 26, 2017

Get to know Kampala

Martha Hales

Discover the chaotic, charming bustle of Kampala. Varied street food, vast markets filled to bursting with goods of all kinds and the wonderful Ugandan people.

HistoryFood & DrinkClassic, +1
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

ArgentinaCosta RicaIndonesia, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastClassicUnique to TravelLocal, +8
Nov 24, 2017

In search of Leopards

Martha Hales

Here, we tell you the best places to seek out wild leopards, whether that's in the lush surrounds of Sri Lanka or the acacia trees of South Africa.

NamibiaIndiaSri Lanka, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Oct 2, 2017

An interview with Edwin Sabuhoro - Gorilla conservationist of Rwanda

Kati Taylor

We met with the remarkable man behind a conservation effort that protects Rwanda's population of Mountain Gorillas whilst supporting and helping the local community, guiding them away from the need to poach.

CulturalWildlifeUnique to TravelLocal, +1
Sep 25, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to Uganda

Samantha Fergusson

This is the ultimate guide of what you need to know before you go to Uganda. We've put together a brochure of information about currency, highlights, when to travel... if you have a question, we've answered it.

JanuaryMarchFebruary, +9
HistoryGreat JourneysSafari, +12
Sep 22, 2017

Top 5 Coffee Destinations

Samantha Fergusson

Travel to the wonderful, exotic locations around the globe where coffee is raised from shrub to bean to brew. From volcanic foothills to thick, mountainside jungle, discover the best coffee destinations in the world.

ColombiaUgandaIndonesia, +2
Food & Drink
Sep 4, 2017

A Step Off the Beaten Track: Uganda

Samantha Fergusson

Join us as we uncover the hidden gems of Uganda, from hot springs, to stone-age rock art, to tumbling waterfalls surrounded by coffee farms.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Walking & HikingCulturalWildlife, +3
Aug 18, 2017

August Update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Catch up with the latest news from TravelLocal HQ and find out which musical destinations are on our travel list...

Costa RicaUgandaSouth Africa, +1
Aug 9, 2017

Uganda: Know Before You Go

Martha Hales

Before you head off into the forest-covered mountains of glorious Uganda, there are a few things you should know before you go. Get yourself clued up in advance with this TravelLocal advice for Uganda.

SafariWildlifeClassic, +1
Jul 26, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall

Martha Hales

An unquestioned specialist in the primatology field, Jane Goodall has led a fascinating life. Read on to find out how you can follow in her footsteps and see chimpanzees in the wild...

Great JourneysWildlife
May 24, 2017

In The Spotlight: Rhino Fund Uganda

Corinne Homer

How can we stop the rhino from disappearing? TravelLocal interviews Angie Genade of Rhino Fund Uganda; an organisation committed to protecting rhinos in Africa.

Apr 13, 2017

Top 5 Wildlife Wonders

Kati Taylor

With so many wildlife experiences on offer around the world, it can be hard to know what to prioritise! Check out our list of the top 5 animal wonders to help you choose your next destination....

JordanUgandaNicaragua, +2
Mar 13, 2017

Top 5 Travel Experiences

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Experiencing new foods, marveling at natural beauty and immersing yourself in new cultures are a few moments that make travelling so magical. Here is our recommendation on the top 5 travel experiences to look out for when exploring the world…

ArgentinaIndonesiaIndia, +2
CulturalWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Mar 10, 2017

In the Spotlight: Gorilla Doctors

Kati Taylor

Our latest interview with Dr Fred Nizeyimana, field veterinarian for the Gorilla Doctors project, is sure to inspire any budding conservationists! Read on to find out more...

Mar 6, 2017

Loveliest Lakes

Martha Hales

Check out our guide to the most scenic and charming lakes around the world

Myanmar (Burma)UgandaNicaragua, +4
Off the Beaten Path
Feb 10, 2017

Top 5 Unexpected Sunshine Spots

Martha Hales

Think outside the box and try one of these unexpected sunshine destinations - read on for our top, off-the-beaten-track recommendations…

Myanmar (Burma)PeruUganda, +2
Undiscovered BeachesOff the Beaten Path
Dec 9, 2016

Ugandan Coffee Culture: Endiro Coffee

Kati Taylor

While Uganda may not immediately spring to mind as a coffee connoisseur, the culture is really starting to take root. We interviewed Cody Lorance, Ugandan coffee enthusiast and founder of Endiro Coffee, to talk about doing good and drinking up…

JuneJulyAugust, +1
Food & Drink
Sep 9, 2016

Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking: Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle

Martha Hales

Mountain gorillas are the gentle giants of the African wilderness. Read on to find out about safari experiences and to create your own tailor-made trip

JanuaryFebruaryJuly, +2
SafariWildlifeWalking & Hiking