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.
India ‒ the Aravalli Hills and Kumbalgarh Fort
The Aravalli Hills ‒ among the world’s oldest ranges ‒ stretches about 800km from the edge of Gujarat state through Rajasthan to the very fringes of Delhi.
Ever heard of Madikwe?
Probably not, although it’s one of South Africa’s largest and best game reserves, offering an authentic, game-rich safari experience at a very competitive price.
While lions are found in many big safari places, on a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya, I couldn’t believe quite how many lions I saw on one game drive, let alone the full 5 days I spent there! Never in my ‘safari life’ have I found myself driving past a lion sighting and barely stopping for more than a few minutes - that’s how frequently we saw them! The Mara offers great wildlife viewing all year round with resident prides remaining in their territories throughout the year.
More India moments
Travel writer and photographer, Aaron Millar, travelled to India where he experienced some very special moments.
Bhutan ‒ Thimphu’s Tshechu
Brandishing a graphic, over-sized wooden phallus, a young man dressed rather like a pantomime clown gambols across the monastery’s courtyard.
The Wild dogs of Lagoon Camp
We chased the chasers Could these cute puppies be savage killers? The alpha female had a warthog dinner on her mind.
The Secret of Great Travel Writing
Travelling is one of the great joys of life But those peak moments of discovery and exploration, when we are elevated from the routines of our everyday lives, are fleeting and, if we’re not careful, soon forgotten.
Searching for an indri in Madagascar
This was the last but one day of my first ever trip to Madagascar, the Big Island Perhaps stupidly, I wasn’t prepared for the size.
Black-maned Kalahari lions
From our cosy beds, we listened to the roars all night They seemed to be getting closer as dawn broke.
Peru’s Sacred Valley, Walking the Inca Trail.
It’s a long walk from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the ancient citadel at Machu Picchu This famous Inca Trail takes you high above the Urubamba River into the mountains where the air is clear and fresh, though a little thin! And if the altitude doesn’t take your breath away the views certainly will, as you look out from trails with evocative names like Dead Woman’s Pass to the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes.
Let’s hear it for the Guides!
They’re an essential part of your holiday, but often overlooked So, trying to redress the balance, here’s our tribute to the sterling work done by the guides, in the words of our clients.
Night Walking in Mumbai People are on the streets: talking, sipping tea, weaving in and out of stalls selling sugar cane, nuts and chocolate.
Aaron Millar – travel writer and photographer
This months interview is with Aaron Millar Describe yourself in no more than 3 words. Not usually still.
Mike Gerrard – Travel Writer
The month's interview is with Mike Gerrard, a freelance Travel writer Describe yourself in no more than 3 words.
River Journeys in Zambia’s Emerald Season
It’s gumboot weather and the Zambian wilderness is revelling in it During the rainy season, Zambia’s untamed garden is the South Luangwa.