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Sep 29, 2020

Coronavirus and the effect on our local partners

Huw Owen

From Brazil to Borneo, Mexico to Madagascar, our local partners are based in more than 50 countries worldwide! We asked them how Covid-19 has affected their lives, how they're adjusting to the new normal and what positive signs they're seeing of their countries opening up again.

IndiaJapanKenya, +1
Unique to TravelLocal
Mar 13, 2020

Our fantastic female-led local partners

Kaya Brown

At TravelLocal we’re proud to support many fantastic female-led local travel companies around the world. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d introduce you to a few of these inspirational women.

PeruCambodiaMyanmar (Burma), +7
Unique to TravelLocal
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

Galapagos IslandsArgentinaSri Lanka, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicCultural, +3
Sep 7, 2019

Best books for travel lovers

Martha Hales

Providing an escape like no other, books about travel can transport you anywhere in the world and inspire your next adventure. We've rounded up some of our favourites including Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace', and 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.

MoroccoPanamaBorneo, +6
Great Journeys
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!

ArmeniaMozambiqueColombia, +32
AdventureCoastCycling, +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.

EthiopiaBelizePeru, +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...

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.

TanzaniaMozambiqueOman, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path
Apr 15, 2019

What to do with 24 hours in Nairobi

Martha Hales

Most flights coming and going from Kenya are centred around Nairobi. But the city has far more to offer than just a throughway to safari. Find out what to do in this buzzing city if you find yourself with some time to spare, from visiting an elephant orphanage to sampling the fantastic local food...

CulturalFood & Drink
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 25, 2019

A family guide to Kenya

Martha Hales

There can’t be many children who wouldn’t squeal with excitement at the prospect of visiting Kenya - land of storybook animals, tribal culture, warm seas and volcanic mountains. Here are our top tips for how to ensure you (and the children) have the very best time on your holiday.

FamilySafariWildlife, +1
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.

TanzaniaMalawiNamibia, +5
Feb 22, 2019

The best time to visit Kenya

Martha Hales

Planning a trip to Kenya but unsure of when to visit? Whether you want to witness the Great Migration or relax on the country's beaches, take a look at our blog post before booking to make sure you get the most out of your holiday weather-wise.

SafariWildlifeFamily, +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.

BrazilTanzaniaNamibia, +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
Nov 20, 2018

Why you should go to Kenya

Samantha Fergusson

There’s something about Kenya that gets under the skin… Perhaps it’s the vastness of the blue sky, the epic scale of the savannahs, the charm of the local people, the pure whiteness of the beaches or the majestic wildlife that calls this nation ‘home’ that does it...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicWildlife, +3
Nov 18, 2018

When and where to see the Great Migration

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Wonders of the WorldWildlifeSafari
Nov 7, 2018

Kenya's National Parks: from the Masai Mara to Tsavo West

Martha Hales

There are more than 50 protected areas such as National Parks and reserves which together safeguard around eight percent of the Kenyan territory for the wildlife to roam. This makes Kenya one of Africa's best safari destinations. Discover some of the best of Kenya's National Parks...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicFamily, +2
Oct 8, 2018

Top five festivals in Kenya

Martha Hales

With a patchwork of ethnicities and tribal heritage within its borders, the Kenyan festival calendar is packed with events and celebrations, each showcasing a particular aspect of Kenyan life. We’ve picked five of our favourite festivals to inspire you to get that trip to Kenya booked.

NovemberMayJune, +1
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

KenyaTanzaniaIndia, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +1
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...

MalaysiaMyanmar (Burma)Oman, +12
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
Jul 12, 2018

Kenya's lesser-known wildlife

Samantha Fergusson

Everyone knows about the Big Five and the major wildlife to be seen on safari, but what about the other animals that dwell within Kenya's borders? From the long necked gerenuk to the shy pangolin, Kenya is home to some truly remarkable wildlife that you should be just as excited about seeing.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
Apr 29, 2018

The beautiful beaches of Kenya

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
Undiscovered BeachesBoat JourneysWildlife, +1
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.

NamibiaKenyaSouth Africa
MayJuneJuly, +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...

JuneJulyAugust, +2
SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Nov 2, 2016

Visit Kenya: Top 9 Experiences

Martha Hales

Now live on the TravelLocal site, Kenya is a varied and vibrant slice of African culture. Read on for our shortlist of its top 9 sites...

JuneJulyAugust, +2