I don’t like this!

I don’t like this!

It’s nearly the end of the summer holidays. As a working mother of two young boys, I’m split between thinking “Great, back to a roughly sane routine” and “Oh my goodness, I’ve hardly done anything with the kids”. With the guilt of the latter thought weighing on me, I decided to head to London for the day yesterday.

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Uganda gorilla treks

Uganda gorilla treks

Bwindi Impenentrable National Park in Uganda was gazetted in 1991 and has been a world heritage site since 1994. There are 720 wild mountain gorillas in the world, about 340 (30 families) of which live in Bwindi. 8 families are habituated and the others are available for travellers to visit.

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Inca Trail permits

Inca Trail permits

Permits sell quickly and all permits at the time of writing, so how do you go about getting yours? Well … 500 permits are issued for each day to trek the Inca Trail, however, this includes porters and guides, leaving only a couple of hundred for the tourists.

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Galapagos Wildlife

Galapagos Wildlife

You really can’t understate the difference in wildlife viewing in the Galapagos Islands to anywhere in the world. It is so unique. Due to the lack of natural predators (the Galapagos Hawk is quite a small bird of prey and is at the top of the food chain) the animals have a fearlessness that makes them incredibly tame.

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