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Holiday spending helps South African conservation

Holiday spending helps South African conservation

Dollars, euros and pounds spent by international safari tourists are aiding in efforts to conserve rare and endangered species in South Africa.

Experiencing wildlife in luxurious fashion

Experiencing wildlife in luxurious fashion

A lot of luxurious venues can be a bit ‘cut and paste.’ That’s why it’s fantastic to try out something different for a change – it mixes things up a little. If you’ve ever wanted to get the safari experience with all the home comforts of rural England, then you’re in for a treat with Aspinall’s Livingstone Cottage.

Festival hopes for record breaking wild spring homecoming

Festival hopes for record breaking wild spring homecoming

Wildlife experts are hoping for a record number of birds, insects, mammals and fish species to return to their spring home in Dumfries & Galloway this year.

New Komodo dragon community found in Indonesia

New Komodo dragon community found in Indonesia

Dragons are creatures of legend but in a landscape as spectacular and biologically diverse as Indonesia, myths become reality - as demonstrated by the recent discovery of several Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) living in Mbeliling Forest on Flores Island.

Staying at Samara - Time to experience a little bit of heaven

Staying at Samara - Time to experience a little bit of heaven

Situated in a place where time stands still, Samara Private Game Reserve offers unique wildlife and spectacular Karoo Mountain scenery. This beautiful South African Eastern Cape reserve provides a tranquil escape to soothe the soul and uplift even the weariest traveller as you gaze across the vast open spaces and stunning terrain reaching to far distant horizons.

Whale-watching season begins in Samana

Whale-watching season begins in Samana

The country’s whale-watching season is on the way. The annual pilgrimage of these marine mammals to the Bay of Samana, on the country’s northeast coast, attracts more than 40,000 tourists each year. Visitors take the 30-minute boat ride in order to get a first-hand look at the magnificent humpback whales. The whales usually stay in the warm waters until March.

Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns

Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns

The much-loved Scottish Snowdrop Festival is to return this February with events running from 01 February to 16 March 2014. One of the first key festivals in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, visitors can experience this delicate bloom in a variety of stunning locations across the country.

Yukon: Trails worth exploring

Yukon: Trails worth exploring

In Yukon, you can hike over history, through a UNESCO heritage site jewel and even into an oxymoron... mountainous tundra. And you'll never forget the thrill. And this is no 9 to 5 experience. Under the midnight sun of summer, the lights are on almost 24 hours a day so there are things to do and see long after you've run out of the strength to do them.

A unique Brahmaputra river cruise

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has introduced three 2014 departures on its exclusive Brahmaputra river cruise, which uncovers the mammal-rich Kaziranga, Nameri and Orang National Parks and soaks up much of the local tribal culture found alongside one of India’s mightiest rivers.

Wildlife trips to Oman, the Republic of Congo, Brazil, Tanzania and Spain

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek’s new 2014 brochure is packed full of tours, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists.

AITO Inspiration: animal-themed tours and holidays worldwide

Take a look at the wild side of the Association of Independent Tour Operators with these exciting animal-themed tours and holidays worldwide.

Autumn in the New Forest

Autumn in the New Forest

Autumn is a truly magical time to visit the New Forest. The Forest comes alive with the red and gold of the changing leaves, the historical pubs light their log fires, and from mid-September pigs are let out for 'pannage' an ancient custom where pigs are let loose in the forest to eat the fallen acorns which are poisonous to the New Forest ponies.

Help protect the Andean cloudforest, home of the newly-discovered olinguito

News that the olinguito, a new species of carnivore, has been discovered in the Andean cloudforests of South America is certainly set to raise the profile of this biodiverse and critically-threatened habitat.

England in Technicolour - Enjoy our country in all its autumnal glory

England in Technicolour - Enjoy our country in all its autumnal glory

September, October and November are some of the best months in the calendar to enjoy this orange and pleasant land.

Adventurers can find nirvana at Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Adventurers can find nirvana at Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Newly opened five star Nunavut Lodge has a plethora of multi season activities for both novice and expert explorers.