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  • May 21, 2018
What to pack for gorilla trekking

Article by 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.

  • RwandaUganda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +2
  • May 17, 2018
Top 10 things to do on a Namibia honeymoon

Article by Samantha Fergusson

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, a wildlife lover, a stargazer, a romantic or simply like a bit of an adventure, Namibia is the place for your honeymoon. We've selected some of our favourite experiences that are perfect for a break with your newly-wed, from hot air ballooning through Sossusvlei, to doing safari in Etosha...

  • Namibia
  • AprilMayJune, +4
  • HoneymoonAdventureBoat Journeys, +2
  • May 15, 2018
The pirates of Madagascar

Article by Kati Taylor

This dreamy paradise of white sands and bobbing palm trees has a fascinating history - featuring pirates! In the 17th century, many men of the sea made Madagascar their home and their graves can still be seen in the hills above the sea... read on to discover more about this intriguing time.

  • Madagascar
  • MayJuneJuly, +3
  • AdventureHistoryCoast
  • May 14, 2018
What animals are in Namibia?

Article by Samantha Fergusson

The wildlife in Namibia is as beautiful and varied as the landscapes. Spot gemsbok scaling sand dunes, admire elephants as they gather at the watering holes and gaze up at the giraffe as they graze. The land mammals are as intriguing as the marine life... Discover more about Namibia's animals.

  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +4
  • CoastSafariWildlife
  • May 11, 2018
Festivals in China

Article by Charlotte Binns

China has an abundance of colourful and cultural celebrations, as varied as its culture. Here we explore just a few of these traditions and delve into their ancient roots.

  • China
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory, +1
  • May 9, 2018
Hiking in Ethiopia

Article by Martha Hales

Ethiopia offers some of the planet’s most epic landscapes, many of which are crisscrossed with hiking trails just waiting to be explored. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite areas in this incredible hiking destination.

  • Ethiopia
  • NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeCultural
  • May 7, 2018
Festival of Roses

Article by Martha Hales

Here we explore Morocco's springtime Festival of Roses, based in the town of El Kelaâ M’Gouna in the Dades Valley. This sensory delight has been held annually since 1962 as a celebration of the harvest of rose petals.

  • Morocco
  • May
  • CulturalFestivalsWildlife
  • May 2, 2018
The history of Gion Matsuri

Article by Martha Hales

Japan’s most celebrated and impressive festival dominates the city of Kyoto for the month of July. Read on to find out more about the Gion Matsuri festival and its fascinating history.

  • Japan
  • July
  • CulturalFestivals
  • May 1, 2018
Take the family to India

Article by Martha Hales

Open your family’s eyes to all the colour and wonder of India, one of the most exciting destinations out there. Fire your children’s imaginations by going in search of tigers, on houseboat adventures or on explorations to ancient palaces. Here are our top tips for holidaying with your family in India.

  • India
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilyCulturalBoat Journeys, +2
  • Apr 30, 2018
Hiking in Namibia: Fish River Canyon to the Olive Trail

Article by Martha Hales

Do you like the sound of hiking through the stunning landscapes of Namibia? Our on-the-ground Namibian experts have picked out some of the best places to trek in their country, from through the winding gorge of Fish River Canyon, to by the cool pools of the Waterkloof Trail...

  • Namibia
  • MarchAprilMay, +6
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Apr 29, 2018
The beautiful beaches of Kenya

Article by Charlotte Binns

Kenya is renowned for being one of the major safari destinations of the world. Here, we offer some recommendations of the most idyllic beaches in Kenya that deserve not to be overlooked.

  • Kenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
  • Undiscovered BeachesBoat JourneysWildlife, +1
  • Apr 28, 2018
The wildlife of Morocco

Article by Justine Cross

Very few people think of wildlife when they consider a holiday to Morocco. Our friend, Justine Cross, explored Morocco's lesser-known wildlife hot spots, from Paradise Valley in the High Atlas to the Souss-Massa National Park. Here's what she had to say...

  • Morocco
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • WildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Really wonderful trip!

– Miranda from UK


  • April
  • Apr 26, 2018
Get to know Antananarivo

Article by Corinne Homer

Madagascar's capital city is one with an intriguing past involving ancient royal families and invasion. We've put together a quick city guide to help you make the most of your time in Antananarivo, from where to eat to what to see and do.

  • Madagascar
  • MayJuneJuly, +5
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink
  • Apr 25, 2018
Inside the walls of Cartagena

Article by Claudia Posada-Fawcett

The colourful colonial town of Cartagena is the place to be for historical marvels, fantastic food and live music. Read on to discover more about this increasingly popular destination, bursting with energy and culture.

  • Colombia
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +1
  • HistoryFood & DrinkCultural
  • Apr 23, 2018
What you need to know before you go on safari

Article by 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.

  • KenyaTanzaniaSouth Africa, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
Fantastic trip really well organised

– Richard from UK


  • April
  • Apr 18, 2018
Wildlife in Tanzania

Article by Kati Taylor

Tanzania is, quite simply, a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you want to trek with chimpanzees, take a safari through the Serengeti or simply marvel at wide open skies and sprawling plains, Tanzania is the perfect place for you.

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • ClassicWildlifeSafari
Amazing China!

– Anthony from London UK

Travelled to China

  • China
  • March
  • Apr 16, 2018
Off the beaten track in Laos

Article by Martha Hales

One of the lesser-visited countries in Southeast Asia, Laos is a fascinating destination. Whether you have visited before or you simply want a more unique experience, our local experts are perfectly positioned to take you off the beaten track in Laos, exploring enormous caves and soaring plateaus...

  • Laos
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureBoat JourneysCultural, +2
Jordan is amazing....and so are Travellocal

– Pippa from UK

Travelled to Jordan

  • Jordan
  • March
Very enjoyable, very smooth

– david from UK

Travelled to Jordan

  • Jordan
  • April
  • Apr 13, 2018
How to honeymoon in Argentina

Article by our local expert, Laura

Argentina is a country of stunning landscapes, bustling nightlife and incredible wildlife. One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, has selected some of her top recommendations for the perfect honeymoon in this beautiful country.

  • Argentina
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • HoneymoonLuxuryFood & Drink, +2
  • Apr 12, 2018
The photogenic landscapes of Namibia

Article by Charlotte Binns

Namibia offers some of the most stunning, picture-perfect landscapes on earth. We've picked out some of the most photogenic areas to add to your gallery, from the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei to the colonial coastal gem of Swakopmund.

  • Namibia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • HighlightsSafariWildlife, +1
Great holiday - input provided by local travel agent was invaluable

– Colin from UK

Travelled to Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
  • March
  • Apr 9, 2018
Best things to do in Tanzania

Article by Martha Hales

Tanzania is a magical country where you can have any number of holidays! Go on the ultimate safari holiday in the Serengeti, or scale the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, or simply relax on the pearl-white beaches of Zanzibar. Whatever piques your interest, we've picked out some of the best things to do in Tanzania.

  • Tanzania
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CoastClassicSafari, +7
  • Apr 6, 2018
All you need to know before you visit the Iguazu Falls

Article by our local expert, Laura

One of our Argentinian local experts, Laura, offers her top tips for visiting the beautiful surroundings of the UNESCO recognised Iguazu Falls, as well as tips for seeing the impressive cascade itself.

  • ArgentinaBrazil
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +1
  • AdventureGreat JourneysWildlife, +1
Excellent short introduction to Panama

– Lauraine from Australia

Travelled to Panama

  • Panama
  • April
  • Apr 5, 2018
When and where to see the Great Migration

Article by Huw Owen

The Great Migration is one of Africa's most unique and majestic sights. Here, we've put together a brief guide of where to go at what times of year to see the best of this natural spectacle, where wildebeest and zebras risk their lives to make it to pastures new.

  • TanzaniaKenya
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Wonders of the WorldWildlifeSafari
Absolutely amazing trip to Jordan

– Karolina from London

Travelled to Jordan

  • Jordan
  • March