Travels as a father

With Father's Day this Sunday, June 16, I asked that seasoned traveller, Tribes' Director Guy Marks, about his experiences of seeing the world through the eyes of his sons.

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On your bike!

Whether you're a regular cyclist or haven't turned a pedal in years, heading off on a jaunt on two wheels can add a whole new element to your holiday.

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Safari fireside tales – (mostly) without the animals!

Sitting round the campfire and swapping tales is one of the highlights of any safari While wildlife is inevitably the major focus of such a trip, a safari will usually also include other memorable events, such as encounters with local people, wonderful walks, amazing landscapes etc.

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Up, up and away

Once the long-haul flight to your destination is over there are still plenty of opportunities to take to the air on your holiday.

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Ten top reasons to visit Chile

The west coast of South America is bordered by 4,300km of the glory that is Chile Here you will find simply astonishingly beautiful and diverse landscapes, from arid desert and lush winelands to temperate rainforest and sparkling glaciers, an amazing diversity and richness of wildlife and a fascinating culture - plus some great food and excellent wine.

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Serious ‘chillaxing’

A straw poll of the people in the Tribes office revealed that the chance to relax would be most welcome right now.

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Water for Life, Zambia – we did it!

Last Friday, March 22, was UN World Water Day Most of us are lucky enough to be able to take fresh water for granted, not even thinking about it when we turn on a tap.

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In Praise of Forests

Visiting a forest is a life-enhancing thing to do Who can forget that moment when Lucy steps out of the coat-filled wardrobe and into the snow-covered forest of Narnia? Happily you don’t have to travel to Narnia to experience the exotic or the unknown of the forest world.

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Avian pride – feathered national ambassadors

Tribes’ travellers journey to destinations that are home to hundreds of bird species and, even if you don’t start your trip as a birder, you may find you’ve become one by the end! The concept of a national bird is an interesting one.

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Wonderful wildlife encounters

With World Wildlife Day this Sunday, March 3, it only seemed natural to look at some of the magical encounters Tribes’ travellers have enjoyed with wildlife.

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The road to The Tides – and the elephant on the runway

If you’re travelling from Saadani to The Tides, and are offered the chance to make the journey by road rather than by the short trip by air, grab it! It’s about a two-hour drive and you see a fascinating slice of Tanzanian life en route as you travel along the wide, dirt road.

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Dragonflies and butterflies and the children of Matipwili

This trip to Tanzania was my first-ever visit to Africa, and I suppose I had all the usual preconceptions from watching a mixture of David Attenborough and Comic Relief.

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