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A guide to travel in Kenya

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Kenya. A country in East Africa known for its wildlife, diverse landscapes and incredible people and culture. There is so much to see and experience in Kenya, it is a great addition to any African itinerary (or a great stand-alone destination). We sat down with Michael from African Wildlife Safaris, who has recently visited Kenya, […]

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Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

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An encounter with some exotic animal makes its way onto many a traveller’s Bucket List. Unfortunately, all too often, the need for a unique travel experience and a great profile pic is put before animal welfare. As Wildlife Alliance have demonstrated in Chi Phat, a community based tourism project in Cambodia that is helping protect the precious Cardamom […]

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Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

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Phinda Game Reserve is approx. 3-4 hours north of Durban in South Africa. Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Why […]

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Collecting Moments

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Collecting moments – that’s what travel is all about to many of us. It’s not just about collecting passport stamps or ticking off the bucket-list icons. It’s the bits in between that matter – the smallest details of the lives you cross, the flavours you discover, the laughs you share. It’s noticing that someone else’s […]

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Carrie Visits South Africa

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I recently spent 2 nights at the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesburg National Park. Staying at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge includes 2 game drives per day (early morning & late afternoon). On our game drives I saw: Zebra Lions Leopard Hippo Giraffe Wilder beast Elephants White Rhino Mongoose Dung beetle Warthog Impala Baboon Jackel […]

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Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

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Every now and again a school by the name of ‘science’ ambles in and gets our backs, we rejoice.  And on this occasion those scientists – Dr. Thomas Gilovich and Amit Kumar would be their names, if they had names, which they do – and their research (recently published in Experimental Social Psychology) contends that […]

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Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries 2016

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Lonely Planet have released their famous ‘Top 10’ list of Best in Travel for 2016. So, which destinations made the cut? Top 10 Countries: 1. Botswana: Democratic, progressive, enlightened – but above all, invigoratingly wild. The story of Botswana’s journey from poverty to become one of Africa’s most stable, thriving societies is inspirational; the country celebrates […]

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The Galapagos Islands: the alternative safari

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  It’s no secret that the Galapagos Islands play host to some of the world’s most fascinating, mesmerising and downright peculiar critters. And whether they inhabit land, air or sea, these animals serve up some of our planet’s best opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife. In fact, the level of interaction may […]

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5 things to look for in the perfect travel partner

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Travelling with a loved one, whether that person is a friend or partner, spouse or family member, is often the greatest way to see the world. You have someone to share the journey with, to watch your back, to halve your worries, to laugh, to (maybe) cry, to share a sundowner and ultimately, come home […]

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Ride the rainbow: five of South America’s most colourful destinations

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You’d need a pretty extensive colour wheel to capture the full spectrum of South America. The continent tends to manifest its passion and bravado in visible ways.  There’s that flash of Quechua pink and purple in Peru, a swirl of Argentine crimson or the eye-popping glitter of Rio’s Carnival. And it’s not just the people […]

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Cathy visits Africa 2015

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2 years is a long time, but some things never change. And that is exactly how I sum up my recent sojourn in southern Africa. In March 2013 I travelled to Zimbabwe and Botswana, specifically Victoria Falls and Chobe national park, and in April 2015 I travelled back. I stayed at the same accommodation and […]

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Bronny visits Africa 2014

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Bronny Africa 2014 I have the privilege of having the most amazing and humbling  problem………..I can’t remember if my last trip to Africa in January this year was my 17th or 18th visit ………yep, that’s a pretty BIG problem to have – hmmm!  What a lucky person I’ve been to have so many experiences on […]

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