Tuesday, 13 March 2018

African Paradise - Selous, Tanzania

A wild and remote paradise for nature lovers...

Location: Southern Tanzania, Africa

Good for: Wildlife flora and Fauna, luxury lakeside tented safari with game drives and boat safari.

When to go: There are spectacular viewing opportunities here, year round, However this camp is closed in April and May at the height of the rains.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Bear Necessities - Great Bear Rainforest - Canada BC

A truly magical and humbling experience

Location: Western Canada, British Columbia

Good for: Astounding scenery, Grizzly Bears, Spirit Bears, Black Bears, Whales,  Orca, Wolves and more.

When to go: Given the location, I would suggest that spring, summer and autumn are the best times to visit as many areas would become impossible in the harsh winter, if you can even arrange it! Spring and summer is good for bear viewing with cubs, whereas Autumn, is a great time to see the Salmon run and watch the bears fishing and eating on the riverbanks.

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.