Making the most of a stay in Africa

Africa is a continent full of incredible scenery and amazing animals. Some of the greatest sights on Earth can be found in Africa and it is the perfect location for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. From the pyramids in Egypt and Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, to the vast range of wildlife, there is an abundance of things to see and do. Various countries in Africa are affected by war, but there are many relatively safe places to visit as long as you take sensible precautions – try not to wear expensive jewellery or carry valuables like mobile phones or large cameras, and be careful about the food and drink... Read More »

Is Animal Tourism Good News?

Animal tourism has become a big deal in the travel industry. Cost Rica, South Africa, Sri Lanka… new destinations are becoming increasingly popular for the wildlife tourism opportunities they can offer travellers from around the world. There are, of course, positives and negatives, like with any situation. If you are planning on visiting a wildlife destination, try to actually see animals in the wild. Some sanctuaries and conservation centres do amazing work but some do not – certain centres have been known not to re-release animals because of the tourism and money they bring in. On the whole, animal tourism in the wild is good news. It helps raise awareness... Read More »

Adventure Travel – New Experiences Across the World

Adventure travel could include anything from abseiling down a canyon, to skiing, to ziplining through a jungle. It can include almost anything you want it to – as long as it counts as being adventurous, of course! The beauty of adventure travel is that you can do it in any part of the world and have an incredible experience. Adventure travel can be for anyone. It’s not just for the people who would stereotypically enjoy sports and adrenaline rushes. Try something new, push yourself and enjoy the new experience. Choose an activity that you are more comfortable with if you are new to adventure activities and sports. Something like ziplinng... Read More »

Understanding the Fishing Regulations in South Africa

The fishing regulations are different all over the world and it is essential that you understand them if you intend to fish whilst abroad. In South Africa, there are lots of regulations in place to protect marine life. Here are some things to take into consideration: You are not allowed to catch basking sharks, brindle bass, natal wrasse pipefish, saw fish, sea horses or whale sharks. You must not get too close to whales and disturb them either. Do not remove any shells or aquatic plants unless you have the correct permit. You must have permits to fish and must follow all of the regulations regarding net size, rod and... Read More »

Learning to Scuba Dive on Holiday

Scuba diving is an amazing experience, allowing you to see the underwater world in a whole new way. You are able to breathe underwater, giving you the opportunity to experience things you wouldn’t usually be able to. Tropical or warm climates are the perfect place to learn as they have more interesting underwater life and will usually provide more pleasant diving conditions. Choose a reputable diving school to teach you to scuba dive. You will be able to put your skills to use all around the world so it’s important to learn properly. The most common is PADI, a widely-recognised name in scuba diving. You will be taught how to... Read More »