• Travel while the Aussie dollar is hot!

    Aussie dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Now is the time to put it to use.

    Research by the National Australia Bank shows us which destinations will get us the best bang for our buck. And for those into exotic, exciting, historic and thrilling adventures…the news couldn't be better

  • Tent etiquette: Tips for travellers

    If you're a solo traveller heading off on a mobile camping safari, chances are you'll be sharing a tent with a complete stranger.

    And it doesn't take long to get over the awkwardness of trying to get changed in a space the size of a shoebox and settle into a nice routine. In my experience, I've always found that sharing a tent can be a really nice way to get to know someone in a short space of time.

  • Getting around Botswana: 3 modes of local transport

    When you go on safari in Botswana, chances are you'll take a few different modes of transport. Here's a closer look at three of them:

    Safari truck
    Primarily, you'll be based in your safari vehicle. These differ from trip to trip, but most will be partially or fully open, giving you uninterrupted views of the animals and landscapes.

  • Food on safari: What we ate

    Washington (or Washy, as we came to call him), was the cook on my recent Peregrine trip to Botswana.

  • Lessons we can learn from animals

    I've just returned home from the Peregrine Botswana in Depth (Reverse) trip, where I had the chance to study a lot of wildlife in their natural habitat.

    Our incredible local leader, Spokes, has a true affinity for all animals. With every species we saw, he had a fascinating story to tell about how each group functions in the wild.

  • Spend the kids' inheritance

    You've fed them, clothed them, ferried them to parties, cleaned up after them and put a roof over their heads. Now, it's time to have a little fun.

    Go on, be part of the growing number of Baby Boomers who are taking advantage of the strong Aussie dollar and treating themselves to an overseas experience.

    Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

  • Girl gone wild: Preparing for a solo African safari

    I'm about to set off on the 13-day Botswana In Depth (Reverse) trip. Here's the countdown to my African adventure. 

    Three weeks to go

    Picture this: It's 5pm on a Thursday and you're about to pack up your desk when you hear your name casually mentioned in a conversation:
    "Why don't we send Kellie?"

  • LOL Lemurs

    We posted some funny images of lemurs on our Facebook page yesterday, and asked our fans to add captions.

    In Madagascar, you can see eleven different species of these comical creatures in Anjozorobe Forest alone, but probably not before they see you!

  • A musical journey around the world

    Think Buenos Aires and the strains of the tango accompany the images; memories of Cuba come with a breathless dash of rumba music and separating the sounds of West Africa from its people is nigh on impossible.

    Music is the lifeblood of many countries, and catching a local performance is something that many people hope for during their travels.

  • Chobe National Park, Botswana - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Chobe National Park, Botswana, by Peter Lemon

    Trip of the week: Botswana in Depth

  • How to write your own travel blog

    The word ‘blog’ originated from the term ‘web log’ and was initially taken up only by those web savvy enough or with the funds to dedicate to the idea. Today, however, it’s easy. You don’t need to know anything about source code or HTML and you don’t need a cent. If you have the time and the motivation to write about anything you can easily set up your own blog.

  • Offbeat accommodation

    If you’re heading to the Yunnan province in China, a stay at one of Lijiang’s traditional Naxi houses is a good bet for old-world atmosphere – your front door opens out onto the narrow lanes, wending canals and flickering red lanterns of the old town. Immediately you feel part of the place, immersed rather than just passing through. We love our traditional, sometimes offbeat accommodation at Peregrine, and we think they add so much to any holiday. Here are a few of our favourites – we’d love to know yours.

  • Leopard in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Leopard in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, by Peter Lemon

    Trip of the week: Tanzania Lodge Safari
    Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Tanzania Lodge Safari trip. A timeless northern Tanzania safari including incredible Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Three endangered species in East Africa

    We are proud to support a number of community projects in Africa, one of which is the East African Wildlife Society, a non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems through research, conservation action programs and education.

  • Meet the locals: magical Madagascar's lemurs

    We’re big fans of the world’s fourth largest island, and our 12-day Magic of Madagascar gets among the best this fabulous place has to offer. Madagascar offers a wildlife experience different to anywhere else in Africa – or the world for that matter. Geographic isolation have allowed animals to go their own way here, turning watching wildlife into a bewitching experience of being up-close with the curious and captivating.

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