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 »

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 »

Choosing Activities Whilst on Holiday

There are a lot of different activities you can do on holiday, whatever part of the world you might be visiting. If you are going to Africa especially, there will be lots of opportunities to see animals, to do various sports and to see some incredible landscapes that nowhere else in the world can compare to. You may want to book some of the more popular activities before you go on holiday. Many tour operators around the world will now have a website that you can use to make your booking. The downside of this is that you might well be charged more to pay online using a card. However,... Read More »

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Zambia

After the de riguer mammals are ticked off your checklist, Zambia’s rare species and migrations are sure to excite even the most jaded safari-goer. In Kasanka National Park in the northeast, eight million fruit bats darken the sky in November and December, and sitatungas, a semi-aquatic and highly elusive antelope, are commonly spotted. Nearby in the Bangweulu wetlands, herds of thousands of black lechwe roam; this is the only place in Africa you can see the antelope in large numbers. In November, tens of thousands of blue wildebeest gather on the plains of Liuwa Plain National Park, and in Kafue National Park lions can be seen swimming in swamps and... Read More »