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Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
Have a look at our 'Interviews' to meet a few of our travellers -- and if you're a Tribes traveller and want to either write a blog or take part in a 'Face to Face with ...' interview, we'd love to hear from you.
Enjoy!

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In the Tribe: Face-to-face with Marcus Rutherford

Artist and lawyer Marcus Rutherford has travelled with Tribes eight times since 2013 - and always to Tanzania.

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Barefoot Woman

The historic Kaalvoet Vrou (Barefoot Woman) statue stands proudly in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.

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A Nature Adventure in Mainland Ecuador

When our guests travel with us to Ecuador it's normally via Quito to the Galapagos Islands, but I wanted to see what else there was.

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Waterbuck in Liwonde National Park, Malawi © RBorovka,Shutterstock

Magnificent Malawi – and a touch of Zambia!

I didn’t think that safari holidays got any better than the one to Botswana which Tribes arranged for me in 2015 - until last year!  I had long wanted to visit Malawi, and particularly the Nyika Plateau, but couldn’t find an appropriate group tour.

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The unexpected is often the best

When Dr. Robert Climie travelled to Northern Tanzania with Tribes in January 2019, he wasn't expecting one of the highlights of the trip to be a simple road journey.

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Footloose in Africa

If you're staying in a lodge or camp outside of the National Parks on your African holiday, you may be given the opportunity to take a walking safari or a nature walk together with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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Do not miss out on Quito, gateway to the Galapagos

Quito is not a place on the wish list of most travellers but as gateway to the Galapagos Islands, it's an opportunity to see a little of Ecuador.

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A morning encounter with wild dogs

It's 5. 30am and I've had my shower, coffee and fruit muffin, and I'm jumping aboard the 4x4, armed with my camera and binoculars.

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Wild dogs, Africa © JeffWebster

In the Tribe: face-to-face with… Jeff Webster

In this first of a new series meeting some of Tribes’ travellers, Suffolk-based Jeff Webster, a keen photographer who is now retired from a career in banking in London, tells of his and his wife Sue’s love of wildlife, Africa and Antarctica.

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Sunrise in Selous

Tribes' client Patricia McKay experienced a glorious sunrise while travelling in Tanzania with us. And she describes it - and some of the other highlights of her trip - in the most beautiful way! © Shutterstock – Ondrej Prosicky "The dawn creeps up upon you stealthily and almost imperceptibly at first.

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Humpback whale tail with kayak, Antarctic © Shutterstock

Amazing Antarctica

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How to avoid crowds in the Ngorongoro Crater

Its wealth of natural attractions make the Ngorongoro Crater a particularly sought-after spot for wildlife enthusiasts coming on safari in northern Tanzania.

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Argentina – away from the city

After eight years sailing the seven seas, there are only a few coastal regions of the world I haven’t visited, although escaping into the interiors of countries has eluded me.

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Whale tales

When we planned our family trip to Costa Rica, one key question was ‘where will we have the best chance of seeing whales?’ Tribes’ Alex Neaves recommended the Osa Peninsula, a spectacular region in the south west of the country, combining rainforest with coast - which turned out to be a great suggestion! We chose to spend five nights towards the end of our holiday at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge on the Osa Peninsula.

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Tackling my fears on my first safari

When you’ve always been a beach holiday type of traveller, and you are faced with something completely outside of your comfort zone, you know it is going to be a love it or hate it experience.

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