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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!

South AfricaMoroccoMyanmar (Burma), +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

GuatemalaBorneoVietnam, +9
Off the Beaten Path
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...

NepalTanzaniaNamibia, +8
WildlifeSafari
Apr 26, 2019

Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

Martha Hales

A honeymoon has got to be a holiday to remember, and how better to make that happen than to have one personalised to you? We've gathered together our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas to inspire you, whether you fancy stargazing and safari in Namibia or exploring the highlights of South America.

KyrgyzstanChilePeru, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
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.

LaosMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma), +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
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.

South AfricaRwandaMalawi, +5
SafariWildlifeFamily
Feb 28, 2019

Best places to go stargazing

Kaya Brown

There are few things more spectacular to witness than a truly dark night sky. Take a look at our top six stargazing destinations, ranging from the remote deserts of South America to the isolated national parks of Nepal.

South AfricaNamibiaChile, +3
Off the Beaten PathLuxuryHoneymoon, +1
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.

UgandaTanzaniaNamibia, +7
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Dec 1, 2018

What you need to know before you go on safari

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.

RwandaNamibiaSouth Africa, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafari
Nov 12, 2018

Where to go hiking

Samantha Fergusson

We've picked out the best destinations for your next hiking holiday, from Japan where you can follow the ancient Nakasendo Trail, to Kyrgyzstan or Namibia, where the breathtaking landscapes are best discovered on foot...

JapanEthiopiaKyrgyzstan, +7
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure
Sep 21, 2018

Why you should visit Namibia's Skeleton Coast

Martha Hales

Beguiling, true wilderness regions are rare, and the Skeleton Coast is special for its spellbinding, stark beauty and emptiness. But there is more to it than visual pleasure - discover why we think you should visit Namibia's Skeleton Coast.

Namibia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeAdventure, +1
Jun 11, 2018

The Zebra Migration: Africa's longest land migration

Martha Hales

Only recently discovered, the journey undertaken by zebras through Botswana and Namibia is Africa's largest land migration, longer even than the Great Migration itself. Learn more about this natural marvel...

BotswanaNamibia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeGreat Journeys
May 17, 2018

Top 10 things to do on a Namibia honeymoon

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
Boat JourneysHistoryHoneymoon, +2
May 14, 2018

The wildlife of Namibia

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
SafariCoastWildlife
Apr 30, 2018

Hiking in Namibia: Fish River Canyon to the Olive Trail

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
WildlifeWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
Apr 12, 2018

The photogenic landscapes of Namibia

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
HighlightsWonders of the WorldSafari, +1
Jan 8, 2018

Top 5 destinations for history lovers in 2018

Polly Allen

From the Silk Route's path through Kyrgyzstan to the pirate defences of Panama and the winding streets of Chile's Valparaiso... read on to discover the most exciting destinations for history lovers.

KyrgyzstanChileJordan, +2
CulturalClassicHistory
Jan 1, 2018

A January update from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

TravelLocal founders and Managing Directors, Huw and Tom, give us an update on what we've been up to here in Bristol and what you can expect to see in future...

BrazilNamibiaJapan
Unique to TravelLocal
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.

IndiaSri LankaNamibia, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Sep 18, 2017

In search of Rhino

Kati Taylor

Magnificent, iconic and very endangered, the black and white rhinos of Africa are top of many peoples Big 5 wishlist. Here are some of the best destinations in Africa to see them in the wild.

South AfricaNamibiaKenya
MayJuneJuly, +3
WildlifeSafari
Jun 12, 2017

June update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Do you love getting out into the great outdoors and experiencing new places? That's our focus at TravelLocal this month and we have plenty of ideas to share with you...

ArgentinaNamibiaLaos, +3
May 5, 2017

In Search of African Elephants

Kati Taylor

The largest land mammals, African elephants, are deeply caring and beautiful creatures. Here is our guide on the best places to head to if you want to see them in the wild...

TanzaniaNamibiaKenya
JuneJulyAugust, +2
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
Dec 14, 2016

Rejuvenate and feel great!

Martha Hales

Take some time for yourself this new year and get away from the stresses of modern life. These detox destinations are sure to bring you back to your senses…

JordanPeruNamibia, +2
Cultural
Oct 28, 2016

Top 5 Adventure Holiday Experiences for 2017

Kati Taylor

Looking for some inspiration for your next trip? Check out our list of adventures for 2017 and embrace your wild side…

MoroccoColombiaNamibia, +2
WildlifeAdventureOff the Beaten Path
Oct 7, 2016

Where to spend New Year's Eve

Kati Taylor

Why not try something different this new year? Senegal and Namibia are sure to give your 2018 a start to remember. Read on to find out more…

NamibiaSenegal
January
FestivalsWildlifeCultural, +1