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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 & HikingCyclingBoat Journeys, +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...

NepalTanzaniaNamibia, +8
WildlifeSafari
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
SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
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.

TanzaniaRwandaKenya, +3
SafariWildlife
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 8, 2019

Our top five eco-conscious destinations

Martha Hales

Eco-conscious tourism can be defined in many ways, but essentially it is tourism which has a low environmental impact and a positive impact on the local community - something of fundamental importance to TravelLocal. From Bhutan to Rwanda, discover our top eco-conscious holiday destinations.

RwandaBelizeBhutan, +2
CulturalOff the Beaten Path
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
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...

ChinaTanzaniaMalaysia, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
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.

RwandaUganda
JuneJulyAugust, +3
Walking & HikingSafariOff the Beaten Path, +2
Oct 23, 2017

An insight into the Gorilla Doctors

Kati Taylor

This brilliant organisation provides crucial veterinary care to the endangered mountain gorillas. We caught up with one of their field vets to find out more.

Rwanda
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalSafari, +1
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.

UgandaRwanda
WildlifeCulturalSafari, +1
Jul 19, 2017

Our top trips to do by bike

Corinne Homer

Check out our shortlist of the ultimate cycling trips around the world, suitable for all ages and abilities. From exploring rural Chinese villages to meandering through the Angkor Temple complex, these trails are simply unmissable…

CambodiaColombiaChina, +5
AdventureCyclingWalking & Hiking
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

RwandaUganda
JanuaryFebruaryJuly, +2
WildlifeSafariWalking & Hiking