This week at Eco Companion
Who hasn’t dreamed of volunteering to protect and conserve Africa’s incredible wildlife? We’ve put together a list of our top hands on adventures for those who don’t know where to start…or those just looking for a bit of extra inspiration.
A vast and stunning continent, Africa remains an enigma to many of us. With so much to offer it is difficult to know where to start travelling. The continent boasts what may be the largest combination of density and “range of freedom” of wild animal populations, with large carnivores and herbivores roaming wildly both on private and open plains. In total, there are 3,000 protected areas, including 198 marine protected areas, 50 biosphere reserves, and 80 wetland reserves.
Blog number 2 is more inspiration from Africa…
We put a lot of focus into the big cats, great apes and other poster children of many a conservation project. But, this is the tip of the iceberg and does a disservice to the breadth of wildlife you can encounter through Eco Companion. So the post this week focuses on some of the unsung heroes of the African savanna.
New and Popular Trips
This boutique hotel is located in Tortuguero along the western Caribbean coast, in the midst of Costa Rica’s spectacular national park system. You’ll explore your incredible surroundings from the charming Manatus Hotel which exudes luxury and comfort. The hotel’s facilities include a cosmopolitan restaurant, spa services, a swimming pool, a gym, an art gallery and even a private boat and dock if you fancy setting sail! Each unit has two queen-sized beds, a cable TV, a mini-bar and private terraces; the hotel offers VIP treatment to every single customer, and your experience of Tortuguero is then tailored directly to you!
The Southern French Alps are truly at their most spectacular during the winter months. Blanketed in snow, with frozen lakes and waterfalls surrounded by magical icicled woodlands, the region becomes a quintessential winter wonderland. You might be tempted to book a typical ski resort holiday to get your fix of snow this winter, but here’s an enticing alternative… On this flexible multi-activity trip you’ll have the total freedom to choose from a range of different alpine adventure activities, giving you and your family the chance to discover the Southern French Alps without confining yourself to a generic skiing holiday.