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.
Why a homestay?
Staying as a guest in someone’s home has a very different feel to staying in a lodge, hotel or even a B&B.
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.
Kaziranga and the Big Eight
Our guide, Hrishi, was obviously proud of his park, but I had come with few expectations of what we might see here; perhaps one or two rhinos if we were lucky and maybe a wild elephant – I would be happy with that.
Living Root Bridges
It’s rare that you come across anything on this earth that hasn’t also been thought of by someone else in a totally different region.
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.
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.
Quito’s Traditional Healers
Go to any downtown market in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, and you’ll probably notice the stalls belonging to the curanderas.
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.
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.
Who needs a lie-in anyway?!
I have just returned from my first visit to the Galapagos and whenever anybody asks me how it was I struggle to put into words what a truly amazing experience a visit to this destination is.
With Mother’s Day this Sunday, March 31, a straw poll of the mums in the Tribes office revealed (not surprisingly!) that the chance to relax would be a most welcome gift.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Serengeti in the Low Season
Sitting alone, a large, battle-scarred male with a chunk missing out of his top lip was trying to disassociate himself from the seven females and youngsters relaxing in the sunshine on the edge of a dry riverbed.