Blog - Elephants

Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
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Curious Elephants and a Taste of Honey

Last November, I was a very fortunate lady and travelled to Botswana Like everyone who visits new and exciting destinations, there were favourite moments.

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Kaziranga and the Big Eight

Our guide, Hrishi, was obviously proud of his park, but I had come with few expectations of what we might see here; perhaps one or two rhinos if we were lucky and maybe a wild elephant – I would be happy with that.

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Ruaha National Park: A Land of Giants

Tribes’ director, Amanda Marks, explored Ruaha for 2 weeks in June 2018 Staying at or inspecting all of the lodges and camps, game driving throughout all the accessible areas, and talking to the camp owners, managers and guides, she returned with a clear and detailed knowledge of this stunning and relatively little-visited park.

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Jongomero (with essence of elephant poo)

A saddle-billed stork flew overhead, its long legs trailing behind, almost as an afterthought Our day on safari had begun.

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What is a mokoro?

I didn’t know either! So, when on my recent trip to Botswana my guide suggested it, I thought I'd better give it a go! When most people are going on safari in Botswana, they think of the traditional 4x4 jeep game drives and boat cruises as a way of seeing the country and wildlife, but if you want to get an authentic and alternative experience on safari, then I would highly recommend a mokoro boat trip on the Okavango Delta.

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Elephant’s Eye Bush Walk

After an early morning wake-up call I get dressed quickly and head to the dining tent for a cup of coffee and muffin before meeting our specialist walking guides, Milton and Rafael, for a short briefing.

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Botswana Adventure

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.

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My first trip to Botswana, by Luke (14 yrs)

Luke Marks, 14 yrs, travelled with his mum Amanda Marks, director of Tribes Travel, on a research trip in late May.

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A single memorable moment

Watching a TV programme set in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, I found myself straight back in this most enticing valley.

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