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The Unexplored East

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
CulturalSafariHistory, +4
Nov 27, 2019

Best of both worlds

Martha Hales

Many of our itinerary ideas offer a range of activities designed to make your trip into a memorable adventure, and some of them include remarkable contrasts offering you the best of both worlds on your holiday - think urban and rural, nature and culture, mountains and coastlines.

RussiaEcuadorVietnam, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariWalking & Hiking, +1

What an amazing experience!

"a real personal touch and I absolutely felt I was in safe hands"

Esra from London
7 days
from £1,470 pp

Chimps and primates in Western Uganda

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
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
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
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
18 days
from £7,690 pp

Birds & Mammals of Uganda

Walking & HikingSafariWildlife
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
9 days
from £2,940 pp

Forest Birds of Uganda

Off the Beaten PathSafariWildlife, +1
12 days
from £3,760 pp

Savannah Birds of Uganda

WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari, +1
10 days
from £2,630 pp

Rwenzori Mountains Hiking & Savannah Safari

JanuaryFebruaryJune, +3
SafariWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +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
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
10 days
from £2,650 pp

Mountains of the Moon - Summit the Rwenzoris

JanuaryFebruaryJune, +3
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +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...

ChinaTanzaniaMalaysia, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

Falkland IslandsBrazilGalapagos Islands, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
Jun 13, 2018

Birding in Uganda

Martha Hales

Uganda is one of Africa's most wonderful birding destinations. With the help of our local experts, we've put together some information on the best places to go birding and what wonderful species you may spot there...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9

Fabulous trip to Uganda

"We normally arrange our holidays ourselves and this was a real change for us. It was a really pleasant experience being taken care of and spoilt at all of our lodges. We would certainly use TravelLocal and their Ugandan partner company again."

Julie from Northumberland, UK
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.

JuneJulyAugust, +3
SafariWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path, +2
10 days
from £3,810 pp

Rainforest & Savannah of Western Uganda

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9

Fantastic holiday with an exceptional driver/guide. The local company was amazing.

"We booked this holiday as a special 20 years anniversary holiday so had lots of hopes and dreams for it"

Ruth from Devon, South West England

Just perfect; a brilliantly organised, authentic trip by local company in Uganda

"we have just returned from a great trip in Uganda organised by Kombi Tours"

Graham from UK
Dec 26, 2017

Get to know Kampala

Martha Hales

Discover the chaotic, charming bustle of Kampala. Varied street food, vast markets filled to bursting with goods of all kinds and the wonderful Ugandan people.

HistoryCulturalFood & Drink, +1
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

IndonesiaPanamaArmenia, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryCulturalFestivals, +8
8 days
from £3,110 pp

Mountain Gorillas & Virunga Volcanoes

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeCulturalSafari, +2
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

Tip Top Tour of Uganda

"Our planning stage was excellent"

Margaret from Nottingham
10 days
from £7,850 pp

Primates & Predators Luxury Safari

DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
LuxuryHoneymoonWildlife, +1