Friday, 24 June 2016

SA Adventure - Garonga

Stunning African safari set in a private reserve

Location: South Africa. A 22,000 hectare area in the greater Makalali Conservancy - west of the Kruger National Park.

Good for: The traditional big 5, among other wildlife flora and Fauna. Luxury riverside tented accommodation or bungalow lodges with game drives and walking safaris.

When to go: This camp is open all year, but going in the dry season (UK Summer) is often more rewarding as the game congregates around the watering holes and can be easier to find and see. That said, I can't imagine there is a bad time to visit here.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ras Kutani - the perfect balance

The view over the lagoon and sea from your huge, super super king size bed!
I have been to many beach resorts, lay on many a sunbed and, in fairness, loved most of them. It wasn't until I went to Ras Kutani that I realised the just what I had been missing.

Location: Southern Tanzania, Africa

Good for: Relaxation, wildlife and luxury waterside lodges, providing a stunning view over a freshwater lagoon and the crashing waves of a spectacular coast.

When to go: It's cooler here May - through to August and then warms up as you progress into the rainy season.  

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

African paradise - Ruaha, Tanzania

A wild and remote paradise for nature lovers...

Location: Southern Tanzania, Africa

Good for: Wildlife, flora and Fauna, an intimate safari in luxury surroundings.

When to go: This tented camp is closed in April and May at the height of the rain cycle. Anytime of year has its benefits here as Jongomero camp is located on the banks of the Ruaha River which provides plenty of viewing opportunities whether it is in full flow or not.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Snowlife - La Clusaz

Location: The French Alps, close to Annecy -Aravis Region

Good for: Great skiing with a picturesque village atmosphere

When to go: We went in January, which is a nice quite time, but I can't imagine that any time in ski season would be bad - plus as they are now opening the chalet we stayed in for summer rental, I think it would be a great choice for a summer break too.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Madagascar – Mandrare river camp

Simply the best camping experience you can have...

Verreaux's Sifaka in the nearby Spiny Forest
location: South Madagascar

Good for: Tribal culture, Varied wildlife; Lemurs, Chameleons, birds, Baobabs and of course the amazing Spiny Forest.

When to go: Honestly, I think any time of year would be good here! There are only 2 seasons: Hot, rainy season is November to April, Cooler dry season, May to October. Although the camp is closed from January through to the end of March, when it can be really rainy.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Messing about on the river

What better way to spend an English summer (or at least a small part of it...) than messing about on the glorious river/canal networks that we are lucky enough to have in this country? We decided to explore the beautiful Basingstoke canal network for a weekend of camping on the water - yes you guessed it Narrowboat living.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Myconian bliss

One of the famous Mykonos windmills
Location: Greece

Famous for: windmills, pelicans, beautiful sandy beaches, trendy bars, gay nightlife and a constant sea breeze.

When to go: The Island opens in May and closes in October, and you will find it quiter at either nd of the season, whilst still glorious weather-wise (just take a light sweater for the evening at these times). Any other part of the season is very warm and gets increasingly busy as the months progress.