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.
Ngare Serian, Masai Mara
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.
Porini Lion camp
Big cats & great service "Amanda! Amanda! You should come. Quickly!" It was my spotter, Philip.
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 2017.
Wildlife of 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.
Paradise on Earth – Days 1 to 3
Paradise on Earth - days 1 - 3 Continuing from her first post, Felicity’s adventure continues … We boarded our direct British Airways flight from Gatwick very excitedly, with cameras, hats and sun-cream packed and at the ready.
Paradise on Earth
Costa Rica; a dream. After entering a photography competition I never expected in my wildest dreams that not only did a) my photo rank top of 13,000+ images but b) I won an incredible prize for two to visit Costa Rica.
How to describe Namibia?
What words can you use to describe a country so stunning that it leaves you speechless? Here are a few of my favourites that I keep coming back to when recounting my recent visit to beautiful Namibia.
Chocolate a divine gift
Costa Rica is an incredible place! Not only does it have stunning wildlife, pristine beaches and plenty of adventure, but did you know you can also have a genuine cultural experience with indigenous tribes? I didn’t.
With short grass
I was in Pench National Park in central India a few weeks ago, looking for tigers and wild dogs. It was hot, up in the 40s, and the forests were shedding their leaves.