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 southwest of the country, combining rainforest with coast.
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.
Rekero – A view to be reckoned with
This was our last full day in the Masai Mara After 12 nights of staying in some incredible places in the national reserve and the various private conservancies, we’d become used to being spoilt in terms of our rooms, the food, and the views.
Nairobi Tented Camp: Africa in a cityscape
I arrived at Nairobi airport at 9 pm, tired and frazzled.
Naboisho Camp: Hungry hyenas & long walks
“This is the best camp in the Masai Mara You’ll love it. ” That wasn't the welcome by one of the camp managers, Richard and Della, but the enthusiastic greeting of an American man heading for lunch with his family.
Saruni Mara Lodge
Pampering in the wild “…And they'd even made us a heart-shaped fire to sit by as the sun went down!” said the excitable young woman to her fellow dinner companions.
Little Governors Camp … and the not-so-sleepy cheetahs
There are four Governors camps in the Masai Mara We stayed at Little Governors, the only one on the west side of the Mara River, in the Mara Triangle.
Ngare Serian : A bridge too far?
I am sitting on the huge verandah of our vast and gorgeous tent, watching hippos and listening to the Mara River burble happily past the dark rocks and rush underneath the narrow rope swing bridge that we just crossed on foot to get into Ngare Serian camp.
Pioneering wildlife conservation Nestled into a dip in the landscape, the small 6-bedded Porini Mara camp feels like a secret hide-away that no-one else knows about.
Kicheche Mara … and a little night music
I was in the middle of the Masai Mara in a tent, though the word ‘tent’ slightly underplays the huge luxury canvas-walled en-suite room I was spending the night in.
On safari with Porini Lion Camp
Tribes' director Amanda Marks shares the safari experience of her stay at Porini Lion Camp in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve versus Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies
Amanda Marks, Tribes Travel director, undertook a research trip to the Masai Mara and its adjacent private conservancies in the last two weeks of June.
Wildlife of the Masai Mara
In the latter half of June 2017, I spent 10 nights in the Masai Mara.
Leaving Paradise on Earth
Continuing from her last post We made our last transfer by private taxi back down the windy paths but this time in daylight.
21st June – 5th July 2017 When it comes to a holiday, my idea of heaven is: somewhere fairly private and quiet, a short distance from a beach and other resort amenities, plenty of sunshine, a nearby swimming pool, comfortable sunbed and my fully charged Kindle.
Paradise on Earth Days 6 – 8
Paradise on Earth - Days 6-8 Continuing from her last post, Felicity’s adventure continues … After our goodbyes here we again hopped onto the boat to cross the water leaving our Jurassic Wonderland behind (thankfully without the dinosaurs!) The trip across the bay was stunning, the waters were smooth and reflective against the blue skies.
Paradise on Earth – Days 4 – 6
Paradise on Earth - Days 4 to 8 - The Osa Peninsula Continuing from her last post, Felicity’s adventure continues … The airfield at Tortuguero was small.