• An amateur’s guide to preparing for a Mount Kilimanjaro climb

    By Jacqueline Donaldson

    On booking a trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro last year my excitement quickly turned to panic – what had I done? Fifteen years earlier I had only just made it over the Inca Trail’s Dead Woman’s Pass, and now I was (ahem) older and heading 1,700 metres higher with the added guarantee of intense cold.

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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Kruger National Park

    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.

  • The African bush: where beauty and brutality collide

    Words and photography by Peter Lemon


    Pick up any African safari brochure - yes, including ours - and you’ll almost certainly see cute and cuddly lion cubs, or dosile males of coiffured mane and flawless face.

  • An insight into the Maasai

    The Maasai is a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people that live in Kenya and North Tanzania. They are one of the most well known local nomadic populations thanks to their distinctive customs and bright, striking dress. They also reside near a number of game parks in the Southeast African region, making them more accessible to travellers than other nomadic tribes in Africa.

  • Algeria: the next Burma?

    Peregrine's new Algeria itinerary has been a talking point among travellers for a few months now. Here, Peregrine Middle East and North Africa Destination Manager, Pete Miers, elaborates on what makes this country such a unique destination.

  • Image of the week: Gorillas in Rwanda

    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.

  • How to bring back more than just souvenirs

    There are numerous reasons why we love to travel abroad; from soaking up the sun for a week in a luxury Spanish resort, to spending a month exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico, with nothing but a backpack for company.

  • Image of the week: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

    Take a second look

    It’s a big, vast grand canyon. But it’s not THE Grand Canyon. Take a closer look and you’ll see this is Fish River Canyon in Namibia. Its enormous ravine runs 160km long and up to 27km wide, making it the second largest canyon in the world.

    You’ll feel like you’re standing on the edge of the earth, and in some ways, I guess, you are.  

  • A photographic journey through southern Africa

    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. 

  • Caught on film! Baby elephant takes first swim

    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.

  • Empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone

    More than 60 million girls around the world don’t attend school. This is an alarming statistic, but it doesn't have to be this way.

    One Girl focuses on empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone to create change in their communities. It believes that education and economic empowerment are the tools that will help women tackle the issues they face.

    A recent fundraiser was held with the aim of raising enough money to send 150 girls back to school and build a classroom in an overcrowded high school.

  • Highlights of Ethiopia

    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 send the Royals on holiday

    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

  • A tri-nation celebration: Part 2

    Here's Part 2 of Robert Upe's article about his experiences on Peregrine's Best of East Africa trip. Read Part 1 here

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