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Turtle watching in Oman

Turtle watching in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is home to some of the most important turtle nesting grounds in the world with thousands of turtles migrating annually from the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf (and beyond) to lay their eggs on the Sultanate’s shores.

The Australian Garden Show Sydney returns this spring

The Australian Garden Show Sydney returns this spring

Officially marking the start of the spring floral and garden event season, The Australian Garden Show Sydney celebrates Australia's love of gardens and outdoor spaces with a stylish and unique event hosted by some of the world's leading horticulturalists and garden enthusiasts.

Yukon's invitation to adventure

Yukon's invitation to adventure

If your favourite view of the world is through a lens, you'll find Yukon an irresistible photo shoot.

Incredible, immersive wildlife safaris with a difference

Incredible, immersive wildlife safaris with a difference

A collection of new, exclusive safaris has been launched, giving wildlife enthusiasts the rare opportunity to be right at the heart of some of nature's great events, from snorkelling with migratory blue whales to floating among grizzly bears as they feast on the great salmon run.

Ruska brings vibrant colours to Finnish Lapland

Ruska brings vibrant colours to Finnish Lapland

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.

Unique opportunity to see Bison 'Rewilding' in Romania

Unique opportunity to see Bison 'Rewilding' in Romania

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.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's "Boomslang" is unleashed

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's "Boomslang" is unleashed

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.

The Chobe Boardwalk & Deck, Chobe National Park, Botswana

The Chobe Boardwalk & Deck, Chobe National Park, Botswana

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.

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.