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Birds and Beasts in Brazil - Searching for Wildlife in the Pantanal Birds and Beasts in Brazil - Searching for Wildlife in the Pantanal Rainbow Tours' Scott Mathias looks past the Amazon and finds that the world's largest wetland has fewer tourists and easier to find wildlife The sun is... The Expert's Travel Guide to Peru - Classic Vs Off The Beaten Track The Expert's Travel Guide to Peru - Classic Vs Off The Beaten Track Adventure is abundant within its borders; experience everything from jagged mountain ranges and stretching Altiplano plains to striking coastlines and... 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Trek Machu Picchu 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Trek Machu Picchu The Inca Trail, traversing the High Andes of Peru to reach Machu Picchu, is one of the world’s most enviable treks and draws travellers from all four...
A wonderful Madagascar Evening with Hilary Bradt at the Royal Geographical Society A wonderful Madagascar Evening with Hilary Bradt at the Royal Geographical Society Our Madagascar Evening on 25th November 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society was a marvellous success. Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides and... Ethiopia: A Different Kind of Africa Ethiopia: A Different Kind of Africa Leila has recently returned from her whistle stop trip to Ethiopia, taking in as many of the intriguing sights as she could on her first visit to this... Where to see Madagascar's Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Where to see Madagascar's Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Rainbow Tours’ author and naturalist, Derek Schuurman, has teamed up with some accomplished wildlife photographer friends to present an overview of...
Bountiful Botswana from Chobe to the Kalahari Bountiful Botswana from Chobe to the Kalahari Botswana is wildlife heaven and really is a top safari destination. The Okavango Delta is out of this world, so lush with crystal clear streams, all the more... The Hidden Highlights of Mauritius The Hidden Highlights of Mauritius For me, Mauritius conjures up images of long sweeping beaches and turquoise seas. Consequently when the opportunity arose to spend 6 nights savouring this... Searching for Capybara in Ibera Searching for Capybara in Ibera Our Latin America Product Manager Amanda Sweeney has a long-lasting love affair with the Latin America capybara and enjoys nothing more than searching the...
Ethiopia New Year Celebrations Ethiopia New Year Celebrations Ethiopia celebrates the start of their New Year, also known as ‘Enkutatash’, on September the 11th. The history of this traditional holiday dates... A Beach Adventure in Sierra Leone A Beach Adventure in Sierra Leone Most people don’t think of Sierra Leone as a family destination. It’s a wonderful option for those who love adventure, are happy to ‘rough... Rio - Brazil's Party City Rio - Brazil's Party City A true cinematic cityscape, Rio de Janeiro occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world. Flanked by gorgeous mountains,...
Wildlife in Kenya: National Park Vs. Conservancy Wildlife in Kenya: National Park Vs. Conservancy An interesting development is occurring in Kenya of late that has sparked my interest as a conservationist. Birthplace to word “safari“, Kenya has... Falling for Madagascar Falling for Madagascar As our travel specialist Fiona excitedly prepares for her next trip to Madagascar, she reminisces about her first trip to the incredible country.   In May... Discovering Ecuador's Hidden Gems Discovering Ecuador's Hidden Gems Athough a tiny country, a similar size to the American state of Wyoming, Ecuador has been described as a ‘mini South America’ due to it...
Africa's Idyllic Coast & Indian Ocean Islands Africa's Idyllic Coast & Indian Ocean Islands Africa’s eastern coastline is brimming with gorgeous beaches both on the mainland and on the Indian Ocean islands. Whether you want to dust off after a... Highlights of Colombia: From Capital to Coast Highlights of Colombia: From Capital to Coast Colombia has finally begun to secure a reputation as a safe, if somewhat off-the-beaten track destination.  Two decades have past since the dark days of... Nature Based Tourism Part 1, Madagascar Nature Based Tourism Part 1, Madagascar Two of Rainbow Tours travel consultants have worked closely with conservation organisations in Africa and believe that these projects are helping to make a...
Madagascar Q & A with Daniel Austin Madagascar Q & A with Daniel Austin Intrigued by Madagascar from a young age and visiting regularly over the years, Daniel Austin is an author of the ‘Bradt Madagascar Highlights... How does Safari in the Eastern Cape Compare? How does Safari in the Eastern Cape Compare? Our Senior Travel Specialist Candice has been on many safaris to South Africa. However recently, for the first time, she travelled to the bush and wildlife of... What to Eat on Holiday in Madagascar What to Eat on Holiday in Madagascar Trying out the local dishes is all part and parcel of any trip abroad and it’s no different when on holiday in Madagascar. Although there are strong...
Costa Rica, A Nature Lover's Paradise Costa Rica, A Nature Lover's Paradise Costa Rica is a nature lovers’ paradise. A visit to this relatively cheap and sparsely populated Central American country is like being transported into... Sustainable Tourism In Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism In Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica I recently returned from a two week trip to Costa Rica where I was lucky enough to spend some time in Corcovado National Park. It was here as I lay in a... Accommodation in remote west and north Madagascar Accommodation in remote west and north Madagascar Madagascar offers very different, but no less charming or gorgeous, hotels than those you may expect to find in London, Paris or Milan. Our travel Specialist...
Top 5 South Africa Safari Lodges Top 5 South Africa Safari Lodges An African safari holiday is a thrilling experience and there is nowhere quite as impressive as South Africa for its mix of spectacular settings, world-class... The World's Largest Salt Flat - Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia The World's Largest Salt Flat - Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Situated at a lofty 3653m above sea level the site covers 12,000 sq km. Some 40,000 years ago the area...
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