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Exploring the Realm of the Tiger in the Footsteps of Rudyard Kipling
(Part 2)

India’s new safari regulations, which have created zones in the country’s national parks and reduced the number of vehicles allowed in at any one time, have improved the visitor experience dramatically for visitors and wildlife alike, as the parks are less crowded and so much more enjoyable as a result.

Only four hours drive from Kanha, another tiger reserve takes its name from the Pench River. The main access to Pench National Park is via Turia Gate in the south of the park, but this can get busy as up to 25 vehicles are still allowed to enter at any one time here. However we drove one hour… Read on

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Exploring the Realm of the Tiger in the Footsteps of Rudyard Kipling

Who hasn’t read ‘The Jungle Book’ as a child, and dreamed of being Mowgli and living in the wilderness? So it was with huge anticipation and excitement that I visited the two of the places that fed Kipling’s imagination – the tiger reserves of Kanha and Pench – although he never actually set foot in either location, and only learned of them from a friend.

The minute we headed out with an expert naturalist guide on a private safari into Kanha’s luxuriant forest – composed of sal and bamboo trees, plus the odd legendary banyan – I felt as if I had stepped into Mowgli’s wonderland. We heard the alarm call of black-faced… Read on

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£200 off Finland Brown Bear Explorer

Enjoy a week with brown bears in Finland this summer, with £200 per person discount.

Martinselkonen Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Europe to view and photograph brown bears. On our 'Brown Bear Explorer' tour, from hides located in the forest, you can see these endearing creatures from as close as five metres away, You will then move on to Viiksimo,… Read on

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Australia's natural history

Does any other creature signify an entire continent so obviously as the kangaroo? Even as simple silhouettes, kangaroos are unmistakably Australian. Kangaroos have enthralled me all my life - but how did they get here and where do they come from? Just like them - and the land they live on - the story of the kangaroo is unique; it goes back to the final, spectacular, breakup of the southern supercontinent called Gondwana.

There is a place in Australia where you can touch this story; it’s my favourite place. This wilderness paradise on the south-eastern corner of Australia is called far East Gippsland; it was one of the last places connected to Gondwana. If you stand on a beach looking southwards over… Read on

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Wanderlust Travel Awards 2015

We are thrilled to have been voted as a finalist in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2015, which were announced last week at the Destinations Show in London.

With over 380 companies voted for by the Wanderlust readers in the tour operator category we are delighted to have be placed in the top ten and achieved a satisfaction score of 96.84%.  In the ‘Top Country’ category four of our key destinations were placed in the top ten;… Read on

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Australia’s Nature Coast

Australia’s Nature Coast is full of surprises, but perhaps none more so than its incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Most people are quick to point out the world-famous beaches, but the immense variety of natural wonder astounds both locals and visitors alike. Just a few kilometres from the busy coastal towns, you’ll discover nature bursting with colour, intricate textures and evocative sounds and smells.

Let us introduce you here to the places you can discover, or view our calendar of wildlife events for the region. The Blackall Range Around 90 minutes drive north of Brisbane, the Blackall Range is one of the most dramatic terrains in Queensland, where you can enjoy spectacular views of… Read on

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