One of the most underrated seasons in Finland is ruska; the Finnish term for autumn. Nowhere can the dramatic colours been seen more vibrantly than in Lapland where for two weeks the explosion of colour paints the fells, forests and hills in deep tones before the winter sets in.
The European bison, the continent's largest wild land mammal, used to roam across Europe until it was hunted to extinction in the wild in 1927. Last weekend (17 May 2014), however, 17 European bison were brought into the Tarcu Mountain Reserve in Romania's Southern Carpathians, with a further 10 more due later this summer, as part of a complex rewilding operation.
The affectionately named “Boomslang” or Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is now open to the public and offers visitors an unusual and unique view from forest floor to treetops - yet another reason to visit the Garden.
One of Africa's must do's. The Chobe Boardwalk & Deck - 250 meters of elevated boardwalk along the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park, home to the world's highest concentration of African Elephants.
Dollars, euros and pounds spent by international safari tourists are aiding in efforts to conserve rare and endangered species in South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 specialist Naturetrek’s new 2014 brochure is packed full of tours, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists.
Take a look at the wild side of the Association of Independent Tour Operators with these exciting animal-themed tours and holidays worldwide.
16 to 30 of 459 for Wildlife Holidays