The African Leopard – Reason 101 to visit Sabi Sands

One of the most graceful and majestic creatures in the animal kingdom, the African Leopard is a magnificent sight, but as they are primarily nocturnal and spend most of the day resting in trees or dense bush, it is virtually impossible to find a leopard while on safari… unless you head to Sabi Sand Private…

Wildlife Holidays with a Difference

If you love wild animals, but hate the thought of visiting them in a zoo, a Wildlife Holiday could be the perfect choice for your next adventure abroad. Safari holidays, volunteer holidays, outback adventures and gorilla trekking tours are just some of the options available to animal-loving travellers, and while you may have to travel…

It’s World Rhino Day 2013 – and the Battle Continues…

When I wrote a blog about World Rhino Day last year, I had truly hoped that the world would make a stand and bring an end to the horrific poaching that continues to wipe out great numbers of this magnificent species… but the truth is, it has gotten worse. Over 680 Rhino’s have been poached…

Sailing to the end of the Earth along the Beagle Channel

A highlight of any trip to Patagonia, sailing the Beagle Channel is quite unlike any other boat trip we’ve ever been on, and you really get the feeling that you are sailing to the end of the earth along this strait in the archipelago island chain of Tierra del Fuego. Magical, mystical, and eerily calm,…

Take Your Dog on Holiday This Summer!

I have just read a rather disturbing report from the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), which claims that there is an “alarming increase” in the number of animals being dumped across England and Wales during the summer months. The RSPCA report reveals that there is evidence to suggest that, “some…

World Rhino Day – It’s Time to Make an International Effort

Today, 22nd September 2012 marks the third World Rhino Day, and anyone following our blog will know how passionate we are about the plight of these gentle giants. Organised by Lisa Jane Campbell from Zimbabwe and Rhishia Cota-Larson from the US, World Rhino Day is an international effort to help the five remaining African and…

Volunteer Holidays – Our Top 3 Trips for Responsible Travellers

Contrary to popular belief, Volunteer holidays are not just for Gap Students and Teenagers, so if you have a couple of weeks, months, or even years to spare, why not think about heading off somewhere new and exotic, and volunteer your services to those who need it most. A growing sector in the travel industry,…

South Africa’s Big 5 – Up Close & Personal

One of the greatest experiences in my life to date is the South African Safari we took last December.  An amazing opportunity to see wild animals living in their natural habitat rather than caged up in some zoo, it was a truly wonderful experience, and if, like me, you are an animal lover, I would…