Genovesa Island, Galapagos

Genovesa Island, Galapagos

Darwin, our guide on the Beluga, had talked a lot about Genovesa Island during the cruise with the refrain “don’t worry you’ll see that on Genovesa.” And he was right. It was superb, utterly spectacular and a great final day for our cruise. This isolated island in the north of the archipelago is a real highlight of your Galapagos cruise.

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Grumpy Old Men!

Grumpy Old Men!

Grumpy old men, there’s always one in every family! Do you have a member of the family that is too grumpy for words and ruins everyone else’s fun? Well, elephants do too! On a recent safari in East Africa we came across a small herd of elephants, some playing in a muddy ‘bath’, spraying each other and rolling around gleefully.

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A Serengeti Safari

A Serengeti Safari

So, where is best to go for a safari in the new year? I think it has to be the Serengeti in Tanzania! At this time of year the famed wildebeest migration will be in the Serengeti, one of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles involving over a million wildebeest and several thousand zebra.

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Sustainable travel awards

Sustainable travel awards

Last night, at an anniversary dinner of AITO, Tribes was delighted to be awarded for the ‘Most Innovative Sustainable Tourism Initiative 2011’. This award recognised Tribes’ eco-rating system of environmental and social impact auditing of the properties with which it works around the world.

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Travelling with kids

Travelling with kids

My 11-year stood up, put both hands in the air with utter exuberance and yelled, just as the elephant on which he was standing completely drenched him with a trunk full of water!! OK, so some people reading this might gasp and consider me a dreadful mother, but hey, the joy on his face was palpable,

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