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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!

Dave-Lock
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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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A Tower of Giraffes please!

Last October, I visited South Africa with my family – my husband and 2 boys age 9 (James) and 12 (Charlie).

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A week in Bhutan

Wendy and Anne Britt travelled with us to Bhutan in October, and told us “We fell in love with Bhutan, the nature, the people, the ethos, everything.

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Chiloe, Where Moving House Means Something Different

I didn’t really know a great deal about Chiloe before I went to Chile. I knew it was the second largest island in South America and that there was a great hotel there, but what I didn’t know is just what a unique place it is, and how different if feels from the rest of Chile.

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Santiago, Parks and Politics

Everything in Chile revolves around its capital, Santiago de Chile. With over seven million people, nearly half of country’s population live in the city, with many more in nearby towns and cities.

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The Colours of Chile

One of the things you quickly realise about travelling in Chile is just how different each part of the country looks.

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The Stars of Atacama

When my alarm went off at 3am, I found myself questioned my sanity as I forced myself out of the warmth of my cosy bed at Explora Atacama and stumbled around in the dark, gathering my camera and tripod before heading out.

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Chile Tip to Toe

The one thing that everyone knows about Chile is that it is a long, thin country. Before I went a representative from one the lodges I was visiting showed me a map of the country superimposed over a map of Europe, with the northern tip of Chile amongst the fjords of Scandinavia while the southern toe rested against the desert of North Africa.

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Kwihala Camp

Tribes’ director, Amanda Marks, explored Ruaha for 2 weeks in June 2018. Staying at or inspecting all of the lodges and camps, game driving in the east, west and centre, and talking to the camp owners, managers and guides.

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Kigelia Ruaha

Tribes’ director, Amanda Marks, explored Ruaha for 2 weeks in June 2018. Staying at or inspecting all of the lodges and camps, game driving in the east, west and centre, and talking to the camp owners, managers and guides.

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Ruaha Balloon Safari

Amanda Marks, Tribes’ director, was on the inaugural flight of Ruaha Balloon Safaris on 24th June 2018.

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Mwagusi Safari Camp

Tribes’ director, Amanda Marks, explored Ruaha for 2 weeks in June 2018.   Staying at or inspecting all of the lodges and camps, game driving in the east, west and centre, and talking to the camp owners, managers and guides.

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Ruaha National Park: A Land of Giants

Tribes’ director, Amanda Marks, explored Ruaha for 2 weeks in June 2018. Staying at or inspecting all of the lodges and camps, game driving throughout all the accessible areas, and talking to the camp owners, managers and guides, she returned with a clear and detailed knowledge of this stunning and relatively little-visited park.

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The Maasai Olympics

If you’re looking for something unique and exciting for your escape to Africa, how about being one of the very few guests at the 2018 Maasai Olympics in southern Kenya.

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Jongomero (with essence of elephant poo)

A saddle-billed stork flew overhead, its long legs trailing behind, almost as an afterthought. Our day on safari had begun.

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