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Amazingly each of us have been running or planning wilderness travel for more than 20 years, so we know that these sorts of journeys are worth doing properly. We also know that when they are, they can amount to more than a great holiday; they can be life-changing. Here's the bit where you can see what we all look like...

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1/4 A mahout prepares his elephant to look its best for the fair
A mahout prepares his elephant to look its best for the fair

When is the Sonepur Mela?

The Sonepur Mela is held for about a month around Kartik Poornima, the full moon day in November, with the busiest days being either side of Full Moon when millions of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges. Throughout the month an enormous cattle fair is held near the banks of the river. In 2014 there will be two departures of the...

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2/4 Walking in the Masai Mara from Cottar's 1920's Camp
Walking in the Masai Mara from Cottar's 1920's Camp

When’s the best time to visit Kenya

The best time to visit Kenya depends on the kind of holiday you are looking for.  In brief though, here's a guide to the best times for the best experiences: The wildebeest migration comes through the Masai Mara between July and October.  This is when thousands of animals arrive en-masse and there's a better chance of seeing river crossings, but bear...

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Is Morocco a good family destination?

Morocco is somewhere we have travelled fairly extensively with children and can highly recommend as an unusual and highly rewarding holiday.  If you want to introduce your children to a new and entirely different culture, as well as a healthy dose of wilderness, there’s nowhere closer or more ideal than Morocco.  The Moroccans love children and it’s not uncommon...

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The best game areas in Tanzania

Tanzania can rightly lay claim to some of the very best game areas in Africa.  For the best game areas within Northern Tanzania we'd recommend that you beging by looking at Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Loliondo, although Lake Manyara and even Arusha National Park also deserve consideration.  When it comes to sheer volume and variety of game, the Serengeti is extremely...

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