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When travelling around Africa, spotting the continent’s diverse wildlife in their natural habitats is one of the most breathtaking sights to witness. Observing majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, herds of zebra and water buffalo grazing the African plains or wading though ponds and watering holes to take a drink is truly a one of a kind […]
Mountain gorillas are critically endangered and, as the name suggests, they are only found high up in the mountains in the Congo Basin. Seeing mountain gorillas isn’t as simple as popping into your local zoo – they can only be found in their native habitat and getting there is quite the hike! So is it […]
The great apes fascinate us for so many reasons. They are so different and mysterious yet we likely all see something human in them: their dexterous fingers, their curiosity, and their interesting social dynamics. Sadly, many are endangered their habitat is rapidly being destroyed and the apes are hunted for bushmeat. The term ‘great apes’ […]
The New Year is here! If you’re feeling a little hungover, or just want to get those New Year’s revolutions going, check out last week’s blog on the scientifically proven health benefits of traveling! Not only that, but volunteering has some very similar benefits, so imagine what you can do by combing the two! Do […]
We look at 10 of the World’s most endangered species and how your next holiday can help their survival. Sadly the world is full of endangered species but, these days, people are willing to pay good money to see animals in their natural habitats and anyone who’s seen a breaching humpback whale or elephant on […]
When considering what article to write next for our blog I thought over a lot of very serious topical issues. I then got distracted by cute baby animal pictures. I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I did writing it. The top 8 cutest babies of the African continent… 1. Elephant calf Found across the majority […]
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 […]
The story of primatologist Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas could be the plot of a Greek tragedy: the unconditional love of one woman for our distant cousins from the “misty forests” of Eastern Africa leads her to her death. In December 1985, she was murdered in Rwanda after having spent 18 years studying the […]
✔ Wanna work with wild animals in the African wilderness? Yeahhh we can probably hook you up. ✔ Hate flying, can’t take too much time off work but want to make a difference? NUMBER 14 IS FOR YOU. ✔ How about teaching English in Costa Rica? Not to give any hints, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find that […]