Traversing the South African coast from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this 7-day tour takes you along the famous 'Garden Route' mixing amazing wildlife, wine tastings and beautiful scenery along the way.
A fantastic chance to explore one of the world's most remote and fascinating countries. Only open to tourists since 1974, Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness and entrenched Buddhism makes it a place like no other.
This comprehensive Jordan & Egypt tour covers Petra & Jerash in Jordan, and the Pyramids, Sphinx and Karnak temple in Luxor. Other highlights include a jeep safari & camp in Wadi Rum, Dead Sea swim and a Nile felucca cruise.
23 November 2012 by Bridget March
Now on month 13, I’m exploring the last continent on my world trip itinerary – Africa. My first stop is Uganda, rich with lush landscapes and spectacular wildlife, making it a magical destination as different to home as you can get. Last week I toured the captivating country with Encounters Travel which gave me a true once-in-a-lifetime experience: gorilla tracking. As a group we set off at 5:30 am into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (aptly named thanks to its fierce fauna), and after intense hours trekking at incline, plus numerous muddy slip-ups on my part, we got up close to a family of some of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Uh-mazing!
I must admit, as a girlie girl, the experience was close to bursting the boundaries of my comfort zone. But I’ve come to learn that this is what travelling’s all about and armed with my survival kit, I took the trauma out of the trek. Here are some top tips for fellow explorers encountering such extreme environments…
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