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.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
The annual wildebeest migration, across the Serengeti, in Tanzania, and parts of the Maasai Mara in Kenya, is the largest migration of land animals on the planet.
Gombe has a new alpha male
In the primate world, rank is everything. Because humans are primates, it’s easy to see how power dynamics and relationships in groups play a massive role in our own societies.
Responsible travel is more fun!
Responsible travel. It sounds a bit ‘sensible’ doesn’t it? So what does this have to do with holidays and having fun? Well the fact is that travelling responsibly is a positive experience which actually makes travelling more fun, not less.
Responsible wildlife viewing
I have no doubt that most travellers who visit wildlife reserves and parks want to ensure that their visit does not cause any negatives impact to the environment or wildlife.
Calling all Foodies!
Food, for most people, is an important aspect of any holiday, whether it’s savouring the finest gourmet fare, enjoying an al fresco picnic, stocking up on carbs for the next part of your trek or sharing time with fellow diners.
The Small Stuff aka Ant-tastic
Normally when we talk about our travels, we tend to focus on the big stuff – the large mammals, fearsome reptiles and brightly coloured birds – and it is all too easy to overlook the small stuff.
The Jungle Book – where it happened
If you haven’t yet you surely soon will fall under the spell of this charming tale with the new Disney film recently released.
Tigers in the News (not just for Sher Khan)
It’s always heartening to report good news. On 11th April it was announced that the number of wild tigers in the world has risen by 22% since 2010, to a total of 3,890.
5 Ways to Make Your Holiday Extra Special!
Any holiday is special but why not make it extra special. With imagination and inspiration you can add that element that will be the icing on the cake.
Costa Rica Rules!
We’re delighted and hugely proud to announce a new addition! Over the past few months we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes and now we’re ready to unveil the fruit of our labours: https://www.
Murals – leaving your mark
The desire to leave your mark is a strong one. It has captured man’s imagination from prehistoric times to the present day.
Cities don’t always spring to mind when thinking of holidays, yet many are worth more than a passing glance on a stopover en-route to your main destination.
I glanced at the odometer as I sped downhill on my bike this morning and saw that I’d reached the heady speed of 20mph.
Toilet Tales and Dung Beetles!
In terms of wildlife experiences it hardly ranks up there with viewing a tiger a few feet in front of you or watching hundreds of wildebeest stampede across the African plains, but it does rate as a close encounter.
A Private Safari in Tanzania
My itinerary told me I would be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by my driver/guide and his 4x4 safari vehicle who would remain with me for the duration of my trip.