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.
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.
AFRICA – The diversity of the Cape
David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ this week was all about the Cape From the heights of the Drakensberg to the swamps of Mozambique’s Gorongosa, the programme really showed the diversity of this massive area.
Tips on coping with altitude in Peru
The first night for most travellers coming to Peru on holiday is Cusco It is the most well-known city in the Peruvian Andes, and in a great central situation for seeing Machu Picchu or travelling to the rainforest.
Hanging out with Wild Dogs
Kwando's Lagoon Camp is one of the specific camps in Botswana where you can often see wild dogs I have had really amazing wild dog sightings here previously and I had high hopes for this visit too, even though we only had about 4 hours to find them.
Face to face with meerkats
I have seen photos of people sitting with meerkats before, but I always imagined that you would probably need a lot of time and patience, or just very good luck, to have that kind of experience.
National Parks versus Private Game Reserves
Many of Africa’s national parks have private conservancies or reserves adjacent to them For example, the national park of Kruger covers about 1.
Kilimanjaro – she did it!
Here we are! We made it, all the way to the summit! Months and months of training and planning and here we are standing at Uhuru Peak at a whopping 5895m.
A boat trip in the Okavango Delta
Papyrus and waterlilies, African jacanas and crocodiles, huge waterberry trees . we whizzed past them on the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
KwaZulu Natal – An affair to remember
Meera Dattani is a journalist with an eye for adventure and a love of travel which brings benefits to communities and wildlife in destinations.
A self-drive safari in Kruger
I have been on a number of guided, self-drive, camping, lodge etc safaris and I have to say that whilst I love the professionalism of the guides, with all their knowledge that I couldn’t hope to learn, the off-roading and being able to get up close to the wildlife, there is nothing quite like driving yourself through somewhere like the Kruger National Park and coming up on anything from a massive bull elephant in must to a tiny mongoose skitting along the roadside.
Visiting a Maasai market at Longido, Tanzania
"Yeyo takwena" I said to the first Maasai lady I met at the market She fell about laughing! This was my best effort at a newly-acquired greeting in Maa, so it seemed I needed quite a bit more practice.
Visiting the Rift Valley Children’s Village
When I was told the children’s village was in Karatu, I figured it would be IN Karatu Ten very bumpy kilometres and 30 minutes off the main road later, we arrived! It might be remote, but it is most certainly a stunning spot.
More about my Bhutan tour
In my post earlier this month about Nepal tours I mentioned that I am sorting out a recce trip to Bhutan.
I had dinner last night at the Nepalese Embassy in London It’s in one of those fabulously grand buildings in Kensington Gardens.
A family holiday in South Africa
Making friends at Knysna elephant park As a tailor made travel company, we can of course plan almost any trip that you fancy (within our destination list).
Robin Pope Safaris
Robin Pope Safaris are one of the most notable and well-known safari companies in Africa So what makes them so special, and why should you consider going on safari with them? Their camps: Robin Pope Safaris have camps in Zambia and Malawi.