Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey
Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey
Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most remarkable nature reserves. Any tour through it is certain to result in some magnificent wildlife encounters, unforgettable camping experiences and, as clichéd as it sounds, memories to last a lifetime. It’s home to the Big Five (lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), as well as 147 other species of large mammals. That’s more than any other African game reserve.
Take a look at two of our favourite, can't-miss destinations for 2013. The hardest part is choosing where you'll go first!
Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.
It’s impossible to describe the feeling of coming face to face with a gorilla. It’s heart-stopping, exhilarating, emotional, overwhelming and completely unforgettable. They’re as curious about us as we are about them.
And with Peregrine, you can be assured that we respect these majestic animals and keep our impact on their environment to a minimum. You’ll feel blessed to spend even a moment in their company.
Life's pretty sweet when you're cruising the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India. It doesn't take long to unwind and relax, letting the peace settle over you. This labyrinth of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, is formed by more than 900 km of waterways. And you'll feel like you've got all the time in the world to explore this fascinating destination.
Here's some ways to keep entertained, without having to rouse yourself too far from your dreamlike state:
Toucan play at that game...
We can't all be lucky enough to live in Costa Rica like this guy, but thanks to Peregrine you can see the splendours of this incredible destination first hand. We've got three trips to choose from, so the hardest decisions you'll have to make is...when do you want to leave?
You've danced, shimmied, strutted and grooved your way across the Sambodrome. You've made new friends, eaten incredible street food, marvelled at the gorgeous Brazilian dancers and sworn you would go on a diet the minute you get home.
But the Carnival is over. So now what?
Blazing sunsets, rolling sand dunes, smiling faces and some of the world's best wildlife - you can see it all on our 19-day Delta, Dunes and Falls trip.
Our PR expert Jane has just returned from this very trip, and we wanted to share some of her favourite images. Often it can be hard to put an African experience into words, because it is truly one of the most incredible places on earth.
Argentina's Peninsula Valdes is renowned as one of the world's finest whale-watching destinations. For about six months of each year - from June to December - southern right whales crowd its protected bays, providing local tour boats with guaranteed sightings.
But outside the whale-watching season, an even grander ocean spectacle takes place around this pimple of barren land, midway between Buenos Aires and the southern tip of South America.
It's time for another in our popular Why We Love It series. This time the focus is on Nepal. These blogs were all written by passionate Peregrine staffers who fell in love with a particular place around the world.
Step inside Nepal and discover the exotic, chaotic beauty:
Who doesn't love a baby elephant? They're saggy, baggy, floppy, funny little things that instantly make you go "Awwwww".
So imagine my delight while on safari in Botswana I saw a baby elephant taking (what we presumed was) his first swim. We'd seen loads of elephants over the previous week but I never grew tired of watching them. So big yet so graceful, so destructive yet so gentle; and always, always eating.
Ethiopia is a place of great diversity, from rolling mountain ranges to lakes teeming with wildlife and some of the world's most incredible churches.
If you're on a short trip, why not check out this list of highlights to help plan your itinerary.
We all know the big appeal of visiting the stunning Galapagos Islands is the chance to meet incredible wildlife and immerse yourself in that crystal clear water. But what about at the end of the day, when the activities are over and it's time to let your hair down, relax, look back over your photos, kick back with a drink or simply fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves?
Niagara Falls is one of the world's great natural wonders, and a popular honeymoon destination. Even if you're not getting hitched, it's certainly one not to miss. Just 90 minutes from Toronto and right on the United States/Canada border, Niagara Falls is easily accessible for all.
On Saturday 2 June this year, the Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne. Celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee are happening right across the UK, culminating in a special event this weekend.
So when all the ceremonies, parties, soirees, processions and concerts wind up, we figure a few members of the Royal Family could do with a holiday.
See where we think they should go to shake off the shackles of royal duty and let their hair down (well, those of them who still have hair...ahem, William).
The Queen and Prince Philip