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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.

LaosSouth AfricaMozambique, +22
SafariWildlifeOff 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...

Kenya
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.

TanzaniaUgandaRwanda, +3
SafariWildlife
Mar 25, 2019

A family holiday in 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.

Kenya
FamilyWildlifeCoast, +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.

South AfricaNamibiaRwanda, +5
SafariWildlifeFamily
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.

Kenya
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.

UgandaRwandaMalawi, +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.

RwandaSouth AfricaTanzania, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafari
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...

Kenya
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicCulturalAdventure, +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.

TanzaniaKenya
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariWonders of the World
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...

Kenya
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariClassic, +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.

Kenya
NovemberMayJune, +1
FestivalsCulturalCoast
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.

BrazilTanzaniaSouth Africa, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +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...

ChinaMyanmar (Burma)Tanzania, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
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.

Kenya
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariWildlifeOff 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.

Kenya
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
CoastWildlifeBoat Journeys, +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.

South AfricaKenyaNamibia
MayJuneJuly, +3
SafariWildlife
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...

NamibiaKenyaTanzania
JuneJulyAugust, +2
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeSafari
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...

Kenya
JuneJulyAugust, +2
SafariCoastWildlife