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Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge

Attractive cottages spread around lush gardens, located only five minutes’ drive from the Way Kambas National Park

El Peten

Vast rainforests, large lakes and mysterious Maya ruins

Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe’s largest national park presents a formidable wilderness area together with the neighbouring Chobe and Makgadikgadi eco-systems…

Madagascar Wildlife Highlights

An outstanding Madagascan wildlife holiday featuring exceptional wildlife, remarkable scenery and much more, all in comfortable accommodation.

The Dazzling Diversity of Colombia

This sample tailor-made tour showcases the astonishing mix of wildlife, culture, archaeology and history that makes Colombia such an enthralling country to explore. Based initially in Bogota, enjoy the smells and flavours of vibrant Paloquemao Market, walk colonial streets and take in the spectacular city panorama from Cerro de Monserrate. Descend into the Zipaquira salt … Continued

Asa Wright Nature Centre

Part of the biodiverse Arima Valley which attracts a constant stream of colourful and exciting species or birds

Hostal El Puesto

Small hostel with warm and inviting communal areas, in the pretty little town of Rio Tranquilo along the Carretera Austral

Cloud Forest Reserves

To the west of the Andes, the mountains descend to the Pacific, becoming covered by cloud forests of stunted trees cloaked in a profusion of mosses, bromeliads, orchids and lichens. Thought to have the highest diversity of epiphytic plants in the world, the region is recognised as one of the worlds’ biodiversity hotspots. Mammal sightings … Continued

Kwando Lagoon Camp

Situated in the Kwando Reserve, a huge private reserve covering 2,300km².

Goroka Show 2023 with Mount Hagen Birding, Madang and Sepik River

This is an exceptional group tour led by local expert guides and combining many of Papua New Guinea’s cultural and birding  highlights.  Begin with a simple highland lodge near Mount Hagen for the rare opportunity to see numerous birds of paradise.  Then continue your special adventure with the spectacular Goroka Show, the largest cultural extravanganza in the country in which … Continued

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park was proclaimed by the French administration in 1935 making it one of the continent’s oldest national parks. It occupies 13,500 square kilometres within the second largest tropical rainforest of the world and is an integral part of both the Congo Basin and the TRIDOM Trans-frontier Park which overlaps Gabon, Congo and Cameroon. … Continued

Sasan Gir National Park

Lying on the southwest fringes of the Saurashtra peninsula (west-central India), Sasan Gir National Park is the last home of the remaiting 500 or so Asiatic lions. It was created in 1913 and given sanctuary status in 1965. Once close to extinction, Asiatic lions have been steadily rising in number since 1980 in this safe … Continued

Andringitra National Park

A spectacular and biodiverse reserve with an altitude range of 500 to 2,658 metres and mountainous outcrops of ancient Precambrian granite, waterfalls, lakes and unusual vegetation. Pic Boby, Madagascar’s second highest mountain, is a tough climb but there are other less challenging trails through some magnificent scenery and habitats, including lowland forest, high humid tropical … Continued

Villa Matilde

A friendly villa located right in the heart of Iberian lynx territory.

Sahamalaza Campsite

Very simple tented campsite in the remote Sahamalaza-îles Radama, famous for its blue-eyed black lemurs.

MV Sepik Spirit

A comfortable, stationary floating lodge with nine spacious en suite guest rooms

Hotel Meson De Maria

A beautiful Spanish colonial house converted into a charming boutique hotel

Casa San Agustin

A stylish hotel in Cartagena’s UNESCO Old Town

HAB Hotel Bogotá

Four star boutique hotel in the culturally vibrant Chapinero district of Colombia’s capital

Westin Camino Real

Large, modern hotel with great facilities, in Guatemala City’s upscale, commercial district, Zona Viva

Chachapoyas

East of Chiclayo, a day’s journey travelling deep into the interior take you to the town of Chachapoyas. The civilisation of the same name fought the Incas from high forest strongholds and the whole area is littered with ruins, tombs and mummies. The most spectacular site is the fortress of Kuelap, perched on the shoulder … Continued

South Devon

Devon’s English Riviera and Torbay’s UNESCO Global Geopark are windows into the history of our planet. The Torbay area is particularly well known for its limestone cliffs and quarries which expose a geologically rich heritage including caves such as Kent’s cavern with its Pleistocene era bones. Along this scenic stretch of gentle coastline are many … Continued

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Rustic-chic, comfortable cabanas set on a huge 28-mile freshwater lagoon and right by Lamanai Maya ruins

Quebrada de Humahuaca

A narrow mountain valley stretching north from the town of Juyjuy in Argentina’s extreme northwest, the Quebrada de Humahuaca follows a major cultural route for almost 100 miles to the cold desert plateau of the high Andes. The vast gorge shows evidence of use as a major pre-Inca and pre-Hispanic trade route dating back 10,000 … Continued

Waterberg Savanna UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The malaria-free Waterberg Savanna Biosphere Reserve was designated by UNESCO in 2001 and an area marrying conservation with the benefits of tourism. It includes the Lapalala Wilderness Area, Marakele National Park – both offering simple accommodation – and Welgevonden Reserve with more luxurious options. The extensive Waterberg Massif reveals deep valleys, grassy hills, majestic mountains, … Continued

Le Royal Palace

A smart and modern business style hotel, located in central Antsirabe.

Kunene

Kunene (also known as Kaokoland) is a remote, mountainous, arid and relatively inaccessible region and traditional home to the semi-nomadic Himba as well as the Damara and Herero people, each with their own rich culture. The region’s name stems from the Kunene River which defines its northern border with Angola and includes the infamous Skeleton … Continued

Bandhavgarh National Park

Set on the eastern flank of the Satpura Hills in the Vindhyan Range, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places in India to see and enjoy wildlife. The reserve is named after the highest hill, 807 m. in height and situated in the centre of the reserve. A chain of smaller hills, 32 … Continued

Mitsio Archipelago

Uninhabited except by a few small fishing hamlets and one tourist resort, Mitsio is a collection of small islands 40 nautical miles north east of Nosy Be affording excellent diving and snorkelling on vibrant fringing coral reefs. Each island has a unique character; eg La Grande Mitsio is known for its huge basalt columns (the … Continued

Genovesa

It is a long way to the northern island of Genovesa, so few ships make the journey, but you should consider it well worth a visit as you sail into a large sunken crater to anchor. The island is home to the biggest colony of red-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands which can be seen … Continued

Zepa de Los Oteros

The vast plains of the Zepa de Los Oteros region contain some of the largest concentrations of steppe birds in Northern Spain. The spectacular great bustard is one of the most notable highlights with a very high population found there. Flocks of up 50 bustards can often be spotted and the sight of displaying males … Continued

Cartagena De Indias

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the early 1980s, Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities of Colombia and possibly the world. Cartagena was one of the first cities founded by the Spanish in South America and the first commercial port of Colombia, eventually during the 16th century becoming one of the most … Continued

The Highlights of Guyana

This group tour takes you to on an unforgettable journey into one of South America’s most spectacular and least visited countries.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park Lying on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River, this park is a real gem. The park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools National Park, in Zimbabwe. Together they form a massive wild habitat. Fig and ebony trees fringe the river’s edge. Mahogany trees provide year-long shade and fruit for Meyers … Continued

Omali Sao Tome

Probably the best hotel in Sao Tome town, with beachfront location, good restaurant, large swimming pool, tennis courts and qym.

Apoka Safari Lodge

Located on a granite ridge providing cooling breezes and stunning views over the Kidepo Valley, the lodge is built as a classic Africa bush camp.

Karibu Lodge

One of the most comfortable hotels in Mahajunga, with sea views.

Mahe

At 27km long and 8km wide, Mahe is by far the largest island of the granitic Inner Islands and the Seychelles as a whole. Containing the majority of the country’s population, the charming capital, Victoria, and Morne Seychellois, the islands’ highest mountain at 905m, Mahe also has many small villages, unspoilt beaches and pretty coves … Continued

Reserva El Cairo

A century old coffee house in a private 100 acre reserve

Strait of Gibraltar

The narrow strait of water that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the warm Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Africa is one of Europe’s whale and dolphin watching hotspots. At its narrowest stretch the strait is just 13 km wide and ranges in depth from 300 to 900 metres. The Parque Natural del Estrecho protects … Continued

Sol y Luna Hotel

Set within a 25-acre estate just one kilometre from the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

El Otro Lado

El Otro Lado is a romantic small boutique retreat set in lush tropical forest on the seafront across the bay from the historic town of Portobelo

Nyungwe National Park

Occupying 970 square kilometres of rainforested valleys in the remote southwest corner of Rwanda, Nyungwe has the largest area of intact montane rainforest in east and central Africa. The stunning landscape supports a high biodiversity including 86 mammal species, 280 species of birds including 26 endemics, 5 species of chameleon and 120 butterflies. Nyungwe is … Continued

Mahale Mountains National Park

South of Gombe and much larger in size, Mahale Mountains National Park provides some of the best chimpanzee tracking in Africa. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika lap gently at surprisingly good beaches behind which the 2,462 metre-high Mount Nkungwe rises from dense tropical rainforest. Habituated chimpanzees are the undoubted wildlife highlight at Mahale, with … Continued

Heritance Aarah

A truly luxurious island experience nestled on a small island in the Raa Atoll, Heritance Aarah is a five-star resort offering exquisite hospitality and dining.

Onguma Bush Camp

A family-friendly lodge with bush-chic styling that ensures guests are cocooned in comfort and safety

Mafia Island Marine Park

Accessed by a short flight from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam, the delightful archipelago of Mafia Island Marine Park consists of many tiny islands, extensive coral reefs and beautiful white sand beaches providing excellent snorkelling and diving, perhaps the best in Tanzania. Much quieter than Zanzibar, two of the main islands, Mafia and Chole, are … Continued

Eden Lodge

Offers wonderful, secluded accommodation in luxury safari style tented rooms and a private three-bedroom villa, all set on beautiful Baobab Beach

Reni Pani Lodge

12 luxury cottages nestled in a 30-acre wooded site within the buffer zone of uncrowded Satpura National Park

The Danum Valley Conservation Area

Covering 438 square kilometres of pristine dipterocarp rainforest, the Danum Valley is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas in all South East Asia. With its towering rainforest trees and stunning landscapes, the reserve holds a vast array of fauna including all ten of Sabah’s primate species, wild elephant, the beautiful clouded leopard and 275 … Continued

Del Nómade Eco Hotel

Helpful staff and a super breakfast buffet at this small, friendly eco-lodge in Puerto Pirámides, Valdes Peninsula.

Chinzombo

One of Zambia’s early safari lodges, Chinzombo is wildly luxurious. It brings style and sophistication the Luangwa Valley.

Indonesia Wildlife Tour

We loved this trip! The part arranged by Reef and Rainforest was very professional and thoughtful. Overall, we saw many highlights. We very strongly recommend the Seatrek experience. It was amazing and just what we were looking for. We believe Reef and Rainforest Clients interested in the archipelago would really enjoy the trip and the … Continued

Exoloring Panama

Another great holiday arranged by the Reef and Rainforest team. Fantastic service from John Melton as ever. The ground agents worked hard to ensure our trip was not affected by the weather.

The Lost City

Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) is one of Colombia’s great archaeological sites. Accessible only by foot on a strenuous three-day hike through the humid foothills and valleys of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the city’s ruins were discovered by tomb robbers in the late 1970s. Built around 900 AD by the Tayrona people (Colombia’s … Continued

Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

Borders one of the most diverse terrestrial environments in the world and is surrounded by its own cloud forest

Ulagalla Resort

A beautiful colonial boutique hotel set amongst 58 acres of native forest and rice fields near Anuradhapura

Valparaiso

First settled in 1542, Valparaiso is a centuries old port city spread over 42 sprawling hills which descend to the sea. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal (1914), the Port of Valparaiso was the most important in the South Pacific as ships from around the world called here once they crossed Cape Horn … Continued

The Wildlife and History of India and Bhutan

One of my best ever. Everything went like clockwork. 10 tigers seen plus a sloth bear. Your choice of accommodation is brilliant! Just thank you so much for helping design and organise such a great trip. I will come back to you in future.

Gulf Of Chiriqui

The Chiriquí National Marine Park on the Pacific coast is a collection of 25 islands and 19 coral reefs, home to an extraordinary diversity of terrestrial and marine life. Amongst the lush island vegetation and sandy beaches reside three species of monkey (one endemic to Coiba), four species of turtle, and a plethora of bird … Continued

Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve

The 35,000 hectare Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve (also known as the Makalali Conservancy) is ultimately intended to recreate the wildlife migration corridor linking the Kruger National Park to the Drakensburg Mountains in the west. The Makhutswi River flows through the reserve of lowveld acacia bush and open savanna grassland interspersed with occasional marula, knobthorn … Continued

Nazca Lines

The small desert town of Nazca hosts the world’s largest sand dune and a series of markings in the desert that have baffled scientists since 1941. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covering a huge area, the Nazca Lines are a mysterious collection of geometrical lines and shapes resembling, among others, a killer whale, … Continued

A Fabulous Wildlife Holiday in Northern Sri Lanka

We were absolutely thrilled by the whole experience and can only commend the helpfulness and friendliness of everyone who made our holiday so special. We cannot speak highly enough of all of our guides who were extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to enhance  our Sri Lankan wildlife encounters. We felt very privileged to … Continued

Tren A Las Nubes

Dating from 1921 and translated as the Train to the Clouds, this impressive railway journey departs from Salta and runs for 136 miles to the Chilean border. The journey lasts approximately 16 hours reaching heights of up to 4,220 metres and includes 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 29 bridges, two loops and two zig-zags,.

Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Livingstone is the airport hub for visits to the magnificent Victoria Falls from the Zambian side of the Zambezi River and beyond.

Leopard Trails Wilpattu

Bespoke tented safaris allow guests to become immersed within the wild and spectacular nature of Sri Lanka’s national parks

Cormoran Lodge

Stylish property overlooking beautiful Lake Kivu in Kibuye

Hotel Atitlan

Long established lakeside hotel with wonderful gardens

A Fabulous Family Adventure in Belize

A rare tropical treat awaits the lucky family that chooses this exceptionally adventurous family holiday. It will provide a plethora of exciting experiences and profound insight into the manifold attractions to be found in Belize. From the major Maya ruins of Lamanai on the banks of the New River Lagoon to the Tapir Mountain Reserve; … Continued

Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel

Ecolodge situated right on the beachfront, perfectly located to witness the nesting leatherback turtles, on Grand Riviere Beach

Los Glaciares National Park

The 600,000 hectare Los Glaciares National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of spectacular natural beauty with numerous glacial lakes and rugged mountain peaks. Half of the park forms part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field which extends over 54,055 square miles making it the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica. The National Park is … Continued

Casa Grande Hotel

La Paz’s most stylish contemporary hotel, located in the smart Zona Sur neighbourhood

Feon Ny Ala

A simple but comfortable hotel close to Perinet Reserve where indri can often be heard at dawn.

Cabanas San Isidro Lodge

Sits in the picturesque Quijos Valley, one of the westernmost headwaters of the Amazon basin

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Covering a mere 112 square kilometres, Sri Lanka’s only biological UNESCO World Heritage Site is a biodiversity hotspot and the last significant tract of undisturbed primary rainforest on the island. Sinharaja has a high endemicity of trees, oddities such as the purple-faced leaf monkey, and is famed among birdwatchers for mixed feeding flocks and for … Continued

Nicoya Peninsula Beaches

Rare dry deciduous tropical forest is the Nicoya peninsula’s primary habitat, but it’s mainly a cattle ranching region with a lively history, having been part of Nicaragua in days gone by. However, the main draw to visitors is its dry climate and miles of attractive Pacific beaches. This is a great area in which to … Continued

Coombeshead Rewilding Reserve

One of the UK’s most exciting and inspiring rewilding projects, offering superb wildlife photography.

Family safari in Zimbabwe

This family safari in Zimbabwe uses Victoria Falls for access into Hwange and then onto the shores of Lake Kariba. The core 9-night safari includes Victoria Falls for an initial tame exposure. An intense game viewing and educational experience follows in Hwange National Park. The safari ends with “down time” at Lake Kariba in the … Continued

Sarapiqui

This popular inland Caribbean region boasts the eponymous river with its rafting possibilities – white-water or gentle – and the exemplary La Selva Biological Station for guided primary jungle walks and rainforest education. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in the prolific forests including various bird and poison dart frog species, and neotropical … Continued

Costa Rica Tailor Made Tour – George Mcgavin group tour

We felt it was an excellent and well thought out itinerary to a beautiful, peaceful and very interesting country. Our ‘celebrity’ guide George McGavin was a great success. In addition to his vast knowledge and huge enthusiasm – George was caring towards the group and was constantly humourous and entertaining. He added a lot more … Continued

Gomantong Caves

Close to the Danum Valley, the Gomantong Caves are surrounded by primary rainforest (orang-utans are common here) and home to millions of bats and cave swiflets. The caves have a remarkable guano-based ecology and, at certain times of the year, local villagers can be observed precariously traversing the high cave walls on bamboo ladders as … Continued

EcoLodge Chez Arol

Rustic bungalow accommodation on the edge of the wonderful Masoala National Park.

Walindi Plantation Resort

Located in Kimbe Bay on the northern coast of West New Britain Province with excellent diving and birdwatching.

Buhoma Lodge

Situated within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Buhoma Lodge offers the perfect base for your gorilla adventures.

Bunga Raya Island Resort

A beautiful island retreat situated on Gaya Island not far off the coast from Kota Kinabalu

Lango Camp

Located on a baie in the south-central part of Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Darien National Park

Containing Panama’s largest national park, Darién is the most sparsely populated and wildest province in Panama. Its impenetrability is illustrated by the fact it is the only gap in the Pan-American Highway which otherwise runs uninterrupted from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. The 576,000 hectares Darién National Park borders Colombia and includes some Pacific coastline … Continued

Rwanda Primates

Everyone we ran into in Rwanda was so friendly, kind and proud of their country.  The service they provided was excellent.  We had a wonderful time getting to know them better. Our guide was AMAZING.  We got to know more about Rwanda and its people because we spent so much time with him.   He stopped … Continued

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, comprises large stretches of swamp interspersed with broad tracts of tall elephant grass, evergreen forests, watercourses and reed beds. With its backdrop of the mighty Himalaya, Kaziranga is on an impressive scale – with wildlife to match. It is one of the best places to see … Continued

Nuwara Eliya

The central highland region of Sri Lanka is a world apart from the coastal plains. Starting south of Kandy, the road winds its scenic way up to Nuwara Eliya, the island’s highest town and once a British hill station, surrounded by tea plantations. The many existing examples of colonial British architecture combined with the unpredictable … Continued

Leroo La Tau

Fantastic lodge on the bank of the Boteti River, a phenomenal location to witness the drama of the zebra migration.

Tiger Quest in Central India

A group tour focusing on the Central Indian reserves of Pench and Tadoba, two of India’s finest parks for Bengal tiger viewing.

Madagascar’s Endemic Birds

A comprehensive itinerary taking in all of Madagascar’s main ecosystems and focusing on its unique birdlife in addition to its lemurs and other wildlife.

Ambergris Caye

Located just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ambergris is Belize’s largest island (or caye) at 25 miles long and just over a mile wide. The barrier reef is only a quarter of a mile from the beach, making diving and snorkelling easy and accessible. The only town is San Pedro, home to the … Continued

Zanzibar and Pemba

Technically, Zanzibar is the name of an archipelago containing two main islands, Unguja and Pemba. However, most people (even the locals) refer to Unguja as Zanzibar and the old name is quickly fading out of use. The main island of Zanzibar (Unguja) is blessed with a long white sand beach running from its northern tip, … Continued

Turtle Inn

Exclusive upmarket resort is set on the beach amongst coconut palms and tropical flowers at Placencia, in southern Belize

Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa

Located on Furanafushi island in the North Male atoll, this five-star family resort is just 15-minutes away from Velena International Airport. Run by the Marriott group, this resort is excellently well run to ensure a special and seamless stay for guests.

Uakari Lodge

Located in the remote Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, this community-run lodge is a floating wooden structure with only five guest bungalows

Desert Rhino Camp

A wonderfully remote camp committed to conserving highly endangered, desert adapted black rhinos

Northern Pantanal

From Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso state, the Transpantaneira Highway penetrates through the top third of the Pantanal south to the Cuiaba River border with Mato Grosso do Sul state. Apart from containing all the species for which the Pantanal wetlands are famed, this is the area with the highest chance of seeing jaguar in … Continued

Toka Leya

A great choice to stay to avoid the hurly-burly of the central area around Victoria Falls with the constant buzz of helicopters and boats.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is dominated by the River Nile running roughly east to west, dividing the park in two. Sometimes called the Victoria Nile, the river empties from Lake Victoria in the east, runs through Lake Kyonga and a series of rapids through the eastern section of the park, and culminates in the impressive … Continued

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

The 11,500 hectare Thornybush Private Game Reserve is fenced off from Kruger but still has the ‘Big Five’ plus a high density of other African wildlife. The setting is mainly undulating open lowveld with a delightful backdrop vista of the Drakensberg mountains.

Canopy Tower

A birdwatcher’s idyll, the tower resides in semi-deciduous rainforest in the heart of Soberanía National Park

Maquenque Eco-Lodge

The perfect model for rewilding and sustainable wildlife tourism in Costa Rica.

Alphonse Island Lodge

Providing sublime comfort and a wide range of activities in an enviable atoll setting

Shan at Uley

Family-operated lodge with snow leopard watching its prized attraction.

Picos de Europa National Park

Named the “Peaks of Europe” for being the first land visible to sailors returning from the Americas, this spectacular limestone mountain range stretches for 20 km across Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León in Northern Spain. The oldest in Spain, the National park contains a stunning landscape of jagged mountain peaks reaching 2,648m in altitude, … Continued

The Carretera Austral

The Carretera Austral, or Southern Highway, has been described as Chile’s “ultimate road trip”. It is the name given to Chile’s route 7 which begins where the Lake District ends, running 720 miles north to south through sparsely populated Northern Patagonia from Puerto Montt to Via O’Higgins. The spectacular landscape is one of dense forests, … Continued

Estancia Bahia Bustamante

An excellent base from which to explore the diverse fauna, with which this region is blessed

Mboko Camp

Ideally located inside Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

Hotel Le Reve

Stylish boutique hotel conveniently located in the Providencia district of Santiago

Rock View

Surrounded by stunning savannah and rainforest-topped hills (part of the Pakaraima Mountains range) this working ranch offers comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, private animal collection and extensive wildlife-filled tropical gardens.

Aride

The most northerly of the granitic islands, Aride is a strict nature reserve of 68 hectares where over 112 bird species have been recorded, including the most breeding species of any other island in the Seychelles. These include frigatebirds, wedge-tailed and tropical shearwater, white-tailed and red-tailed tropicbird, brown and lesser noddy, and sooty, fairy, roseate … Continued

Cafayate

Set against the backdrop of the Andes, Cafayate is famous for its Torrontes wine, the product of a perfect combination of temperature and humidity enabling this sweet, deep fruit flavoured vine to flourish. Cafayate also produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Chardonnay wines.

Sepik River

At 1126 kilometres in length, the Sepik is the longest river in New Guinea and one of the world’s great waterways. Running from its central highlands source to the Bismark Sea, much of its length is navigable. The people living along its banks are highly dependent on the Sepik for transportation and food, and well … Continued

Windhoek

Windhoek, meaning ‘windy corner’, is Namibia’s capital and the usual point of arrival and departure into the country. In a pleasant and convenient central position surrounded by the Auas and Eros mountains, Windhoek has a growing population but is still relatively small at around 300,000 people. The architecture is German and South African-inspired, with a … Continued

Lewa Wilderness Lodge

Style and comfort at one of Kenya’s original safari lodges, within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

The Delight Swakopmund

A colourful, modern hotel right in the heart of Swakopmund with flamboyant decorative touches

Cousine

Although only 6km west of Praslin, Cousine is a very special and different place, reminding one of how the Seychelles would have been in time long gone. Having never had rats, the island is a precious haven for many species of rare birds such as Seychelles magpie robin and warbler, two species of shearwater, giant … Continued

Juan Solito Lodge

A wonderful family run lodge within the heart of the Llanos

A Gentle Family Journey in Sri Lanka

A relaxed yet absorbing itinerary affords plenty of pleasurable time by the sea, while offering much of cultural and interior interest

Quest for the Aye Aye and Undiscovered Masoala

Discover the Reefs and Rainforests of wild Masoala National Park and go search of the mysterious aye aye, iconic helmet vanga and agile red ruffed lemur in their natural habitats.

Nsefu Camp

Built in 1951, Nsefu was the original safari camp in the Luangwa’s Mfuwe area. Renowned for walking safaris and superb hospitality.

Sarara Camp

An all-inclusive, luxury ecolodge deeply integrated with the local indigenous Samburu community, with wildlife conservation at its heart.

Auberge De La Table

A small charming lodge just twenty minutes outside of Tulear and adjacent to the Antsokay Arboretum for wildlife walks.

Anjajavy

An exceptional location for wildlife viewing and coastal relaxation, the Anjajavy peninsula in the north-west of Madagascar has thousands of acres of dry deciduous forest in which at least two species of baobab can be found as well as Coquerel’s sifaka, aye-aye, common brown lemur, Milne Edwards sportive lemur, pale fork-marked lemur, tenrecs, chameleons and … Continued

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is one of Africa’s most substantial parks. Although it’s only a few hours by road from Lusaka, it’s relatively untouched by tourism.

Quilmes Ruins

Dating from 850 AD, this impressive citadel, built into the mountainside, was once home to up to 5,000 members of the Quilmes people, one of the Diaguita tribes of Tucuman province. They fiercely resisted conquest by the Incas but, despite early successes against the Spaniards, they eventually capitulated in 1667 and the 2000 survivors were … Continued

Matobo National Park

Best described as “a moonscape of endless granite humpbacks”, the granite Matobo Hills cover an area of nearly 2000 square kilometres. Matobo Hills, (also spelled Matopos or Matopo) are a mass of granite hills southeast of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The results of river erosion and weathering through exfoliation. They now form fantastic shapes and deep valleys. … Continued

Tamboho Hotel

Comfortable hotel set in landscaped gardens and opposite the Tana Waterfront shopping centre

Blackbuck National Park

Located only 64 Kms from Bhavnagar, the park has the highest concentration of blackbuck in the world. The only tropical grassland in India to be given the status of a national park, the Blackbuck National Park is a 36 kms patch of savannah-type scrubby grassland well suited to the requirements of these lovely animals. The … Continued

Isamar Hotel

Positioned right on the beach in the port village of Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island

Pacuare Lodge

Set within a 25,000- acre area of pristine rainforest and river valley near Turrialba

Tiger Trails

Well-run wildlife lodge on the edge of the fantastic Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Kottukal Beach House

Idyllic ocean surroundings and opulent comforts, a heavenly beach retreat within striking distance of Kumana

Cara Lodge

Steeped in history and one of the oldest buildings in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown

Highlights of Ethiopia in Comfort

A well paced and comfortable itinerary designed to showcase the top wildlife and historical highlights of Ethiopia.

Little Makalolo

“Little Mak”, Hwange’s original intimate safari camp is a genuine all-year safari experience in one of Hwange’s best wilderness areas.

Tambopata National Reserve

The 3.7 million-acre reserve, a diverse mix of rainforest, oxbow lakes, palm forests and savannah, contains a wealth of plants, insects and animals, and the world’s largest macaw clay lick.

Juan Fernandez Archipelago

The volcanic archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean 400 miles west of Valparaiso. It is named after Juan Fernandez, the first European to visit in 1574, and two of the islands – Alexander Selkirk and Robinson Crusoe – are named after the real life shipwrecked Scottish sailor and his fictional alter ego created by … Continued

The Savannah

In the northeast of Sao Tome is an area of savannah grassland with some large baobabs to be seen. This area is particularly rewarding for birdwatching, with different species seen from those inhabiting the rainforest. Within the area is the famous Blue Lagoon, a peninsula with an old lighthouse joined to the mainland by a … Continued

Angsana Ihuru

Located just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velena International Airport, Angsana Ihuru is the perfect resort to begin or end your Maldivian journey.

Guatemala For All The Family

Prices are based on a family of four, with two children under the age of 12. As all families are different, please enquire for a definitive quotation.

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Located at the head of the Kyambura Gorge in the northern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, this upmarket lodge is perfectly located for chimp trekking in the gorge.

Explora Atacama Lodge

Part of the Explora Hotels group, this five star accommodation provides comfort and luxury, surrounded by the true Atacama experience

Refugio Amazonas

Located in a 200-hectare private reserve surrounded by the community of Condenado

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

A small, delightful tented lodge situated by the Ntungwe River in a quiet area of the Southern Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Lalibela

The remarkable hand sculpted monolithic rock hewn churches of Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s must see attractions.

Posada Amazonas

Nestled in a patch of primary Amazonian rainforest in the world famous Tambopata National Reserve

Tortuguero National Park

A very popular tourist location is Tortuguero on the northern Caribbean coast, a wildlife-rich, lowland rainforest of canals and waterways usually explored by boat. Wildlife is easily seen, including many species of bird, three-toed sloth, caiman, river turtle and capuchin, squirrel and spider monkeys. Green and hawksbill turtles nest on the beaches from June to … Continued

Black Rock Lodge

Comfortable detached cabins with views across the Macal River to Black Rock Canyon and verdant rainforest.

Luna Salada Hotel De Sal

One of the best accommodation options in the Uyuni area, with spectacular, panoramic views of the salt flats

Bangweulu Wetlands

Access into Bangweulu is a little awkward but it’s a real highlight for committed birders.

Lauca Biosphere Reserve

Situated about 100 miles northeast of Arica, Chile’s northernmost city, this 358,312-hectare UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is rich in wildlife and comprises three protected areas – Lauca National Park, Las Vicuñas National Reserve, and Salar de Surire National Monument. The landscape is one of beautiful altiplano (high plain) scenery, meadows, lakes, rushing mountain rivers and streams, … Continued

Legado Mitico

An intimate 11-room hotel located on a leafy street in the trendy Palermo district of Buenos Aires

Isalo National Park

Famed for its stunningly eroded, Jurassic sandstone runiforme scenery, strange plants, canyon-dwelling lemurs and pandanus, the Isalo massif rises majestically from the flat Horombe plateau. The park offers wonderful hiking through impressive gorges, canyons and forested areas of fire-resistant tapia on which the endemic Malagasy silk worm feeds (harvested for centuries to weave expensive burial … Continued

Mountain House

A mountain lodge beautifully situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Ngaga Camp

Perched above a forest clearing surrounded by dense marantaceae forest.

Mallin Colorado Ecolodge

Timber log cabins in a secluded location, on the edge of Lago General Carrera

Santuario do Caraca

Basic accommodation in the unique atmosphere of the gothic monastery and wildlife attractions

Ruaha National Park

Large, remote and off the tourist trail, Ruaha National Park has a landscape of river valleys, miombo woodland and grassy plains. Ruaha is a decidedly a rare conservation gem: it has been likened to the Garden of Eden, particularly during the rainy season when it comes alive with a profusion of butterflies, birds and wildflowers. … Continued

Karanambu Eco Lodge

Leading center for the recovery and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned giant river otters

Naboisho Camp

With its low tourist density, and outstanding African big game viewing, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is well placed to deliver one of the finest safari experiences in Kenya.

Tierra del Fuego

The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is found off the southernmost tip of South America. The Land of Fire is so-called because the first European visitors saw that the indigenous people lit fires on their boats to keep warm. The main island, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, is divided between Chile and Argentina and … Continued

Greystoke Mahale

Exceptional accommodation amid some of the world’s best primate tracking

Amazonia

The Amazon region of Colombia covers an area of over 400,000sq km, a little over a third of the national territory. Amazonia contributes greatly to Colombia’s phenomenal biodiversity statistics and cultural heritage. This vast forested basin starts a little to the south of the River Guaviare (which divides the region from the Llanos to the … Continued

Gamsberg

Rising 500m above the Khomas Hochland about 120 southwest of Windhoek, the 2347masl Gamsberg Mountain is a table-top mountain with a distinctive quartzite sandstone summit, offering views towards the Namib-Naukluft Mountains to the south. The area is renowned for the dramatic Gamsberg Pass and its exceptionally clear skies and lack of light pollution which makes … Continued

Borneo Diverse Reefs and Rainforests in Comfort and Style

The tour was excellent. Really well organised at short notice. It was all that we expected. Have already recommended Reef and Rainforest to friends. Danum Valley was the best – close up views of Orangutans, numerous frogs and birds we hadn’t seen before. A monitor lizard in the river by our lodge was about 6 … Continued

Entre Hielos Lodge

Beautiful lodge with a rustic, homely feel, situated in the charismatic village of Caleta Tortel

Cousin

A strict reserve which saved the Seychelles warbler from extinction

Manu Biosphere Reserve

Established in 1973, Manu was so feted by the world’s scientists and conservation organisations that in 1987 it was gazetted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are three vegetation zones within the reserve: lowland rainforest, mid-range cloud forest and the high Andean puna, all with their own distinctive plant and animal life. Regarding … Continued

Deramakot Forest Reserve

One of Sabah’s best wildlife watching destinations. Orang-utan, pygmy elephants, Banteng (wild cattle), proboscis monkeys and clouded leopards are just some of the iconic species that are found here.

Medellín

Medellín is one of the most visually impressive modern cities in Colombia. Its pleasant climate results from temperatures which average around 22ºC all year and explains why Medellín is called The City of Eternal Spring. Surrounded by mountains, Medellín and the region of Antioquia, of which Medellin is the capital, has developed a particular culture, … Continued

Wolf and Darwin

These northernmost islands are only visited by live-aboard dive boats and consistently rank among the world’s top-10 dive sites. In one single dive at the Arch at Darwin Island it is possible to find schooling hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, large pods of dolphins, thick schools of skipjack and yellow fin tuna, big eye jacks, mobula … Continued

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park, also called Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, is the oldest national park in the state of Maharashtra. It comprises 623 sq km of assorted meadows, lakes and dense mixed forests of bamboo and teak, home to large populations of spotted deer, sambar deer, wild boar and antelopes such as the nilgai and the … Continued

Bay of Biscay

One of the most productive whale watching areas in the world, the Bay of Biscay is a huge gulf of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean to the south of the Celtic Sea which borders Spain and France. The deep waters found off the continental shelf around the Santander and Torrelavega Canyons are rich in marine life … Continued

Mirissa Hills

Working cinnamon estate but offers superb exclusive and quiet accommodation

Trinidad & Tobago

A naturalist’s Caribbean paradise, particularly for the birder, primary forest, coral reefs, wetlands and mangroves are among the varied unspoiled habitats

Curieuse

A former leper colony home to many endemic species and giant tortoises

Okavango Delta

One of the world’s largest inland deltas and situated in the middle of the greatest stretch of continuous sand in the world, the Kalahari basin.

Discover Sublime Sao Tome & Pristine Principe

This itinerary is similar to our other sample tailor-made tour but uses alternative yet still well-run, comfortable accommodation. You start with a friendly guesthouse on Sao Tome’s waterfront, owned by the British consul whose island-born daughter may personally take you out on tours of Sao Tome. Once in Principe you will stay at Roca Sundy, … Continued

Anja Community Reserve

A project initiated in 1999, Anja Park is a small (8ha) community-managed reserve 15km south of Ambalavao, visited on a 1-2 hour walk to see habituated lemurs including plenty of ring tailed lemurs (you may even get the ‘lemur on the shoulder’ experience). The surroundings are beautiful with impressive rock formations and interesting arid-adapted flora. … Continued

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is Africa’s fourth-largest city and its diplomatic capital. Founded more than a century ago, its name means “new flower” in Amharic. At an elevation of 2,400m (7,874 ft), it’s the third highest capital in the world and the climate is pleasantly cool. The city mixes past and present, the streets a mishmash of … Continued

Kigali

Situated in a hilly region in the centre of the country, Rwanda’s capital is a pleasant little city with tree-lined streets, cool climate and friendly population making it an agreeable place to spend a day or two. The Genocide Museum provides a sombre insight into the country’s recent past whilst the modern city epitomises Rwanda’s … Continued

Thamaravila

Outside Wilpattu National Park, five luxury tented chalets, each built on stilts, with thatched-roofs and open-air decks

Au Bois Vert

Set in three hectares of peaceful and attractive gardens. Ideal for stopovers

Hotel Apartamentos El Meirel

Situated in the heart of the mountainous Somiedio Natural Park, this traditional stone-built guesthouse offers an excellent base for exploring this wild and remote corner of the Cantabrian Mountains.

EcoCamp Patagonia

Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, with a unique view of the majestic granite towers

Arotel Antsirabe

Recently upgraded, the Arotel offers the most luxurious accommodation in Antsirabe.

Wilpattu National Park

Situated in the northern dry zone, Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park at 131,000 hectares, yet one of its least visited. Off limits during the war with the Tamil Tigers, since that ended in 2009 the park infrastructure has gradually been improved so that now the largely forested reserve is again very rewarding to … Continued

Namib Desert

Thought to be the oldest desert in the world at over 55 million years and the only true desert in Africa lying south of the equator, the Namib runs from southern Angola to Lüderitz in the far south of Namibia. With an area of 80,950 km², the Namib Desert extends 1570km along the Atlantic coastline … Continued

Chingaza National Park

Chingaza National Park is just 50km from Colombia’s capital. Bogotanos have a special relationship with the park since it’s the capital’s main water source. Chingaza is one of the larger Andean national parks at 76,600ha and was created to protect a large and very important area of paramo, lakes and Andean forest that extends from … Continued

Exploring South Devon for Active Families

This breathless itinerary is designed for families who want to experience the beauty of South Devon by land, river and sea. Enjoy a surf or stand up paddle board lesson from one of South Devon’s most beautiful beaches; kayak to tranquil, deserted coves from historic Dartmouth; spend a day exploring Dartmoor, climbing granite tors and … Continued

Jao Camp

Situated in the Jao Reserve, an area of 60,000 hectares in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

The Calchaqui Valleys

Found in the northwest of Argentina, the Calchaqui Valleys are characterised by traditional colonial towns and stunning landscapes with many weird and wonderful rock formations in a variety of surprising colours, including The Friar and Devil’s Throat.

Yala National Park

Sri Lanka’s second largest national park (at 378 sq miles) and its premier wildlife location, Yala offers an almost African safari experience as well as important Buddhist sites. On game drives by jeep, one can view wild elephant, buffalo and boar, huge monitor lizards, macaque monkeys and many rare and endemic bird species: it is … Continued

Wild Madagascar in Comfort

An extra-special itinerary crafted to take in all the top wildlife, cultural and historical highlights with minimal travel and superb luxury accommodations.

Botswana’s wildlife-filled Okavango Delta – on a budget

The Okavango Delta is on every wildlife lover’s bucket list. However, the high price tag of private lodges and concessions often puts this over some people’s budget.  For this itinerary, we have made the Okavango more affordable by using shared vehicles throughout and a series of mobile tented camps dotted amongst some of the Okavango’s … Continued

Uga Jungle Beach

The most luxurious accommodation available to the north of Trincomalee

Kirindy Reserve

Kirindy (once known as the Swiss Forest) is a private dry deciduous forest reserve claimed to have the greatest density of primates in the world, with eight species of lemur including Verreaux’s sifaka and the world’s smallest primate, the pygmy mouse lemur, and 23 species of other mammals including fosa, the lemurs’ main predator, often … Continued

Savuti

The wide-open plains attract cheetah & the various rocky areas around Savuti provide excellent habitat for both leopard & agile klipspringer antelope.

Nkwali

Robin Pope’s first safari camp. Now a superbly elegant and understated offering in the South Luangwa….

Belize Ultimate Reef and Rainforest

A wonderful itinerary staying in exceptional eco lodges that are sustainably focused, in the remote Belizean rainforests and close to the reefs.

Tsimanampetsotsa National Park

A RAMSAR site, it is the newest designated National Park in Madagascar and one of its most unusual reserves. It comprises a milky blue 15-km long saline lake populated by pink and dwarf flamingos and other wading birds, with an adjacent limestone escarpment covered in rare pachypodium-dominated spiny forest displaying extreme adaptation to the arid … Continued

New Britain

New Britain, Papua New Guinea’s largest island, has several active volcanoes, including Ulawun (the nation’s highest volcano), Tavurvur and Vulcan, whose eruption in 1994 destroyed the old capital of East New Britain Province, Rabaul. Today, most of the town still lies under a thick coating of ash. East New Britain Province has a wealth of … Continued

Maribela Hotel

One of the most comfortable and traditional hotels in Lalibela, overlooking a dramatic valley.

Galapagos Cruises

Explore one of the world’s great natural wonders where geographical isolation has led to the evolution of may unique species, including marine iguanas, giant toroises and Darwin finches.

Rewa Eco Lodge

A community tourism project run by the friendly Makushi tribe at their village of Rewa

Iberian Lynx Quest

A fantastic opportunity to experience the charismatic Iberian lynx up close.

Misty Mountain

Set on a 280 hectare South African Natural Heritage Site situated on the spectacular Long Tom Pass

A Romantic Namibia Honeymoon

An indulgent honeymoon itinerary with excellent accommodation, great wildlife, wide open spaces and beautiful vistas providing an excellent start to married life.

Tau Pan Camp

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan and commands stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon.

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

Located north of Trincomalee in an area fast becoming one of Sri Lanka’s premier whale watching and beach locations

Roca Belo Monte

A historic colonial plantation house which has undergone extensive restoration resulting in the thoroughly charming boutique hotel we see today.

Amani-I-Khas

One of the famous Aman resorts offers a luxurious stay for guests exploring Ranthambore National Park

Marataba

A luxury safari lodge in the only private concession within Marakele National Park

Bio Habitat

Exquisitely designed eco hotel set on a hillside within the Zona Cafetera

Akiba Lodge Anjahakely

Akiba Lodge is ideal for wildlife lovers looking for a nature experience off the beaten track and a chance to see and support the conservation of the rare Perrier’s sifaka.

The Serengeti National Park

Although ten times the size of Kenya’s Masai Mara (with which it is combined to form the huge Mara-Serengeti ecosystem), the Serengeti receives only a fraction of the Mara’s tourists, leaving much of the park wonderfully uncrowded and unspoilt. Derived from the Masai for “endless plains”, Serengeti National Park actually has a surprisingly diverse landscape, … Continued

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Widely regarded as one of the best wildlife lodges in Asia, set within Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest

Simien Mountains

Found in the north of Ethiopia, the Simien Mountains form a rugged range created by volcanic eruptions 20 million years ago and reaching altitudes of over 4,000 metres. Since then they have been transformed by erosion and 2,000 years of agriculture to arrive at their present day appearance. The mountains were designated a National Park … Continued

Balule Private Game Reserve

Balule Private Game Reserve is a 40,000 hectare nature reserve straddling a 20 km stretch of the perennial Olifants River. Balule was created when farm owners decided to eliminate the game fences between their properties and more landowners are constantly joining the scheme, increasing the Greater Kruger National Park Management Area. The ‘Big Five’, abundant … Continued

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Created in 1973 and constituted as a Reserve Forest in 1978, the Sunderbans was established as a National Park in 1984, listed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1985 and declared a Biosphere Reserve four years later. The Sunderbans (sometimes spelled Sundarbans) is part of a vast estuary in the Bay of Bengal. … Continued

Misool Eco Resort

Five-star resort on its own private island in the remote Raja Ampat Archipelago

Kenya’s Conservation in Action

This tour introduces you to natural Kenya at its absolute finest: a 10-night itinerary which delivers archetypal savanna landscapes, outstanding wildlife and authentic cultural encounters.  Discover some of Africa’s most impactful conservation initiatives, whilst staying in comfort and receiving a traditionally warm, African welcome. After an initial night in vibrant Nairobi, you will fly by … Continued

Guapi Assu Bird Lodge

Situated on a small hill at the edge of the restored wetlands, overlooking the forested Serra dos Orgaos Mountains

Sand Rivers Lodge

The most luxurious option for Selous Game Reserve

Hara Langano Lodge

A peaceful lakeside lodge on Lake Langano, perfect for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

Chada Katavi

Intimate, high end tented lodge in a superb wildlife location within one of Tanzania’s most rewarding parks

Goha Hotel

A large hilltop hotel retreat offering panoramic views of historic Gondar city.

Windermere Estate

A delightful hill station retreat, set at 1,600 metres amidst mountain scenery and tea plantations

Bale Mountains

A National Park with an extraordinarily diverse range of landscapes and home to some of Ethiopia’s most special wildlife.

Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

Luxurious accommodation, top-class cuisine and extensive outdoor activities in a natural lagoon setting

Ishasha

Found in the far southwest of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha is generally more forested, greener and less-visited than the park’s northern sectors. There are healthy numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and Uganda kob as well as black and white colobus monkeys and other primates. It is also an excellent location for birding with … Continued

Capitan Suizo Resort

A peaceful location with spacious well-appointed rooms and suites set amidst tropical gardens right on the beach

El Pangue Lodge

Collection of wooden cabins with modern, comfortable interiors, in an excellent location

Snow Leopard Testimonial JH

It was absolutely amazingly fabulous. Wonderful, wonderful sightings of The Ghost. We were so very very fortunate and privileged to have been able to see, not once but each day this amazing cat. Words really cannot describe the trip. I have wanted to do it for so long and not only did it come about … Continued

Tayrona National Park

Some 45mins’ drive from Santa Marta, at the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, lies the National Natural Park of Tayrona. The park’s habitats change from dry forest nearer Santa Marta to humid tropical forest towards the east, and display a startling level of biodiversity. Its beaches, once noted by the Discovery Channel … Continued

Semliki Reserve

The forest at Semliki is one of the oldest in Africa, predating the last great ice-age. It is contiguous with the great Ituri Forest in Congo giving a central African feel to its plant and animal life, with many of its birds and mammals occurring nowhere else in Uganda. Avian highlights include the rare Sassi’s … Continued

Sujan Jawai

With a beautiful and tranquil rural setting, Sujan Jawai offers luxury accommodation in oversized tents, complete with en suite showers and private decks.

M/Y Pegasos

The M/Y Pegasos accommodates up to 44 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.

Setam Lodge

Comfortable small lodge situated close to the primary rainforest of Ranomafana National Park

Hotel das Cataratas

The only hotel located within the Brazilian section of the Iguacu National Park, only a few hundred metres from the first set of cascades

Roca Sao Joao

A rustic, converted plantation house in the south of Sao Tome island renowned for their multi-course lunchtime tasting menu.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park covers 390km² of Southern Kenya’s open plains and grassland, and is Located in Loitoktok District in Kajiado County. The region is historical Maasai country, and continues to be today. Amboseli is part of a larger ecosystem that crosses over into Tanzania, blessed with spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro across the border to … Continued

Namib Naukluft National Park

One of the largest conservation areas in Africa, approaching 50,000km², the Namib-Naukluft National Park is the place of Namibia’s iconic rusty-red dunes, some up to 300 metres high, together with gravel pans, canyons and mountains making for a truly spectacular setting. The Namib-Naukluft encompasses famous sites such as Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, … Continued

Zombitse Vohibasia National Park

Normally included as a short stop between Isalo and Tulear, the rare forests of Zombitse Vohibasia is in a transition zone between dry deciduous and spiny forest habitats. Birders will be interested to learn it protects 47% of Madagascar’s endemic birds and appreciate seeing Appert’s greenbul (found nowhere else), giant, Coquerel’s and olive-capped couas, as … Continued

Hotel Termas de Puyehue

Award winning hotel, great for families, with a substantial range of facilities and excursions available

East Devon

An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the highlights of East Devon include the pebble bed heathlands, the spectacular Jurassic Coast, the wildlife rich River Otter catchment and a high number of veteran trees amongst its oak woodlands. The River Otter flows from the Blackdown Hills to the South Coast at Budleigh Salterton and is home … Continued

Panama City

Sited at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, Panama City comprises a modern city centre, the old colonial streets of Casco Viejo and the ruins of Panama la Vieja, the original Spanish city sacked by Sir Henry Morgan in 1671 which lies a little out of today’s town. Subsequently rebuilt in a different location, … Continued

Lake Awassa

Situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley about 300 km south of Addis Ababa, Awassa is one of Ethiopia’s most attractive lakes, supporting a wide variety of water birds and hippos. With a surface area of 129 square kilometres and fringed by wetlands, woodlands and numerous small villages, Lake Awassa also has a very large population … Continued

Lodge Caleta Gonzalo

Charmingly rustic cabins, picturesquely set on the shore of a stunning fjord

Etosha Heights Safari House

A three-bedroom private house on a huge private reserve abutting the south side of Etosha National Park.

The Andes

Running the length of the country and rising to over 6000m (20,000 feet), the Andes dominate the geography and climate of Ecuador, creating a landscape of snow-capped volcanoes, open plateaus and verdant valleys. With an altitude of 2,850m and a pleasant spring-like climate, Quito is the world’s second highest capital city. It has a beautifully … Continued

Obo National Park

The only national park in the country, Obô has sections on both São Tomé and Príncipe islands and covers nearly 30% of the islands’ total area. The park’s 300 square kilometres consist mainly of lush primary rainforests, mangroves, swamps and savannah grasslands. In 1988 scientists classified the forests found in STP as the second most … Continued

Angel Island Resort

Offering peace and seclusion and a good base from which to visit the islands for Komodo dragons

Peñalajo Estate

To the south of Ciudad Real and close to the northern foothills of the Sierra Morena mountain range, the 2,260-hectare Peñalajo estate is a wildlife-rich mosaic of Mediterranean scrub and forest. It was once the meeting place for members of the European aristocracy and in more recent times a producer of Manchego cheese and olive … Continued

Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Sits in a clearing with impressive views towards the high peaks of the Virunga Mountains

Minneriya National Park

A fine example of the many ancient rainwater reservoirs (or tanks) that dot the island of Sri Lanka, Minneriya Tank (built nearly 2000 years ago) is the focal point for this small eponymous reserve of c.9000 hectares and the reason it exists. The tank supplies water to the surrounding area as well as large herds … Continued

Trincomalee and Nilaveli

In common with Wilpattu and other northern and eastern areas, Trincomalee and Nilaveli were off limits during the war against the Tamil Tigers. Now they are once more firmly on the map, offering more attractive beaches than the southwest coast, whale watching, cultural sites and good snorkelling. Trincomalee has the second largest natural harbour in … Continued

The Cultural Triangle

In heritage terms, the Cultural Triangle is the most important region of Sri Lanka. It embraces three ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Dambulla, Sigiriya and Polonnoruwa, all within easy distance of each other but all very different, and easily combined. A sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site for an incredible 22 centuries, Dambulla is the best preserved … Continued

The Diverse Wildlife of the Laikipia Plateau

For this itinerary, we focus on the lesser-known Laikipia Plateau: a conservation powerhouse, biodiversity hotspot and much less visited than the popular parks of the south. The conventional Big Five (lion, elephants, black rhino, Cape buffalo and leopard) are all in abundance, plus you can find the hard to come by Northern Five (Grevy’s zebra, … Continued

Placencia

The long, thin peninsula of Placencia, 40 km south of Dangriga, is one of Belize’s most popular holiday locations with perhaps the best beaches on the mainland. It was once a quiet Garifuna community but now there are numerous hotels and resorts catering to all budgets, and a small town at the tip of the … Continued

Las Islas

A stunning, eco-friendly resort on Isla Baru, just a 45 minute boat journey from Cartagena

Surama Eco-lodge

A rustic but comfortable property within the Makushi community village set in savannah bordered by beautiful virgin rainforest

Kakuli

Known for it’s panoramic Luangwa views and excellent walking trails Kakuli Bushcamp is located on a high river bank near a permanent waterhole.

Little Ruckomechi

An intimate safari camp in a private concession on the western boundary within Mana Pools National Park

Hotel Malalhue

A well run, small hotel built in the traditional architectural style for the region. A great option for Pucón and the north of the Chilean lake district

Gunung Mulu National Park

The World Heritage Site of Gunung Mulu is a breathtaking mix of primary rainforest, limestone pinnacles and huge cave systems. Travel by longboat to see the Clearwater Cave, reputedly the longest in the world, and the Wind and Lang Caves for spectacular formations. Deer Cave is home to millions of bats which emerge at dusk … Continued

Jetwing Lagoon

Luxury hotel and spa, sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and Negombo Lagoon

The Panama Canal

A visit to Panama would be incomplete without witnessing this incredible engineering feat, usually by visiting Miraflores Lock with its excellent museum’s historical displays. The canal has a long history, having defeated the French who thought that, having built the Suez Canal, they would be able to manage to build Panama’s. After toiling from 1881 … Continued

Utan Rainforest Lodge

Air-conditioned lodge in Borneo’s newly created Virgin Jungle Reserve.

Singge Palace

A comfortable and friendly hotel in central Leh with fantastic mountain views.

Western Highlands

With habitats ranging from lowland forest to alpine grasslands and coffee plantations dominating the fertile valleys, Western Highlands Province is one of the most agriculturally productive regions of Papua New Guinea. Sing-sings are an important part of life for the local Waghi tribe, during which clans gather for ritual singing and dancing ceremonies.

Vancouver

One of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore

It was an epic and stunning holiday which we will remember for a very long time. A highlight was seeing the Hornbills, Tarsiers, Bear Cuscus and The Sulawesi Crested Macaque in Tangkoko National Park. As usual your organisation of this trip was excellent.

Tsavo East & West National Parks

Together, Tsavo East and West National Parks cover nearly 22,000 km², resulting in it being Kenya’s largest protected area. The park was split into two because of the construction of the railway line from Nairobi to Mombasa. Together they serve as vital sanctuaries for the country’s diverse wildlife, offering a haven for a wide array … Continued

Kumul Lodge

Stands at 2,800m above sea level in a montane forest area near Mt Hagen

Thermal Hotel Ranomafana

A wonderfully restored hotel offering one of the most modern accommodations for the Ranomafana National Park.

Mahoora Luxury Camping

Offers a very different wildlife experience from lodge-based safaris in Yala, Uda Walawe, Wilpattu and nine other Sri Lankan national parks

Letty

A motor yacht offering excellent itineraries visiting northern/western and central/southern islands

Way Kambas National Park

Way Kambas National Park covers 1300 square km of costal lowland and dipterocarp forest in southern Sumatra to the east of Bandar Lampung. Way Kambas is one of the oldest protected forests in Indonesia and, despite heavy logging, development and poaching in the area, has retained populations of some of South-East Asia’s most endangered mammals. … Continued

Andasibe Hotel

One of the most comfortable accommodations in Andasibe.

Haile Resort Lake Awassa

With Lake Awassa right on the doorstep, this stunning resort is a highlight when visiting Ethiopia.

Hemingways Nairobi

Located in a quiet area outside of central Nairobi, Hemingways offers an upscale hotel with fabulous views of the Ngong Hills.

Caroni Swamp and Bird Sanctuary

Definitely one of the avian spectacles of the Caribbean, the Caroni Swamp is where you can witness hundreds of brilliantly hued Scarlet Ibis flying overhead. Every evening, after spending the day at their feeding grounds, they fly back to the safety of their perches within the dense mangrove forest that lines these waterways. Tour operators … Continued

Blackbuck Safari Lodge

The Blackbuck Safari Lodge offers simple rooms approximately 10 minutes from the Blackbuck National Park. 

Bocas del Toro Archipelago

A Caribbean archipelago of mangrove islands, coral reefs and calm waters, cosmopolitan Bocas del Toro is the country’s most popular marine location with visitors. The largest island, Colon, contains Bocas Town with its shops, bars, restaurants and numerous small hotels. Offshore there are other islands, including Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park with good reefs for … Continued

Oliver’s Camp

A small, intimate camp located in the animal-rich eastern sector of Tarangire National Park

Karanambu Ranch

A leading centre for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned giant river otters, Karanambu has attained worldwide recognition for its conservation work. Wild otters are also frequently seen, and the verdant banks of the Rupununi River also provide habitat for many birds and other forest wildlife. The nearby savannah contains the strange, endangered giant anteater, … Continued

Sao Tome Island

By far the larger of the two main islands, São Tomé lies ‘at the centre of the world’, being the closest landmass to the imaginary crossing point of the Greenwich Meridian and the Equator, which may be crossed on tiny Rolas Islet off São Tomé’s southern tip. The nation’s lively capital, São Tomé town, displays … Continued

Panama Holiday Panama Holiday

I would like to thank you for putting together such an excellent trip and to highlight a few items. The service provided in country was first class. All drivers were on time and went beyond the call of duty to be of service. I have never been on holiday where the standard of bird guiding … Continued

Haile Resort Gondar

A new, modern and comfortable hotel of the famous Haile Resorts chain in the historic city of Gondar.

Nosy Be

Nosy Be, a large volcanic island eight kilometres off the north coast, is the country’s most popular location for visitors, who come seeking beach relaxation and to explore the surrounding smaller islands such as Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia and Nosy Tanikely. It is intensively cultivated with plantations of coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, ylang ylang and vanilla, … Continued

Manyeleti Private Game Reserve

Manyeleti, meaning ‘’Place of the Stars’’ in Shangaan language and managed for the community’s benefit by the local Mnisi tribe, shares fenceless borders with Kruger, Timbavati and Sabi Sands reserves so that elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard and other wildlife can roam freely. The 23,000 hectare reserve is easily accessible, but away from major tourist areas … Continued

Southern Pantanal

Accessed from Corumba and Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul state, the southern Pantanal has an extensive river system including the Miranda, Aquidauana and Negro Rivers (tributaries of the Rio Paraguay) and a vast interior of cattle ranches extending to hundreds of thousands of acres each. Compared to the north, the south remains wetter … Continued

Gona-re-Zhou National Park

Gona-re-Zhou National Park is beautiful and remote, and so are the animals. Stunning red cliffs and the wide sandy Save River dominate.

Peru Holiday

This was our fifth trip arranged by Reef and Rainforest and we have been very pleased with the arrangements! Our desire to see birds and wildlife as well as sites of interest in the countries has been well met.

Sazagua

Boutique ‘Country hotel’ set in the middle of the coffee region

Minas Gerais

The southern state of Minas Gerais contains some extraordinary natural history treats, including the best chance of seeing the maned wolf in South America and the continent’s largest primate, the muriqui monkey. It also boasts Ouro Preto, a beautifully preserved colonial town and popular visitor attraction.

Salta

Founded in 1582 by the Spaniards, Salta is one of Argentina’s oldest and most attractive cities. Salta has a pleasant subtropical climate and has retained more of its colonial buildings than any other city in Argentina. Its location, surrounded by forested mountains up in the Lerma Valley at 1150 metres, makes for a good base … Continued

Tiger Blue: Seven Night Cruise of Raja Ampat Indonesia

Located off the northwest tip of New Guinea Island in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising more than 1,500 islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. These incredibly remote islands are almost undisturbed by humans and are renowned for their incredible diversity of … Continued

Banana Beach

There are many beaches to be found in both the islands but Banana Beach is one of the most perfect. The beach is a short distance from Roça Belo Monte, a converted plantation house hotel on Principe, and notable as having been the location for a famous 1991 Bacardi rum TV advertisement showing beautiful young … Continued

Kinabatangan River

At a length of 560km this is the longest river in Sabah and offers a staggering amount of wildlife along its rainforest waterways and within its oxbow lakes. The area around Sukau is particularly renowned for proboscis monkeys which arrive in large groups at the trees of the river banks during late afternoon. Borneo pygmy … Continued

Montagne d’Ambre

Easily accessible from Diego Suarez (also known as Antsiranana), Amber Mountain is a large volcanic hill of montane rainforest situated in a semi-arid plain and lies between altitudes of 850m and 1475m. It is characterised by towering trees, waterfalls, streams, crater lakes, ferns and orchids. The reserve has a high endemicity and contains 77 bird … Continued

Boca do Inferno

A basaltic coastal site on the road south from São Tomé town near Roça Água Izé which is known for its blowholes, geyser-like eruptions of seawater activated by wave action. The basalt has formed into hexagonal columns, rather like Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway. Such rock formations can also be seen on Príncipe’s west coast during … Continued

Getfam Hotel

A welcoming and comfortable luxury hotel located in Addis Ababa. A perfect place to rest on arrival or departure into Ethiopia.

Tambopata Research Centre

A rainforest lodge in the middle of the uninhabited portion of the Tambopata National Reserve

In Search Of Borneo’s Rarest Mammals With Private Guide

This is a privately-guided tour for real mammal enthusiasts. As well as Borneo’s iconic headline species including orang-utans and proboscis monkeys, this trip delves deep into some of Borneo’s less visited forests to find some of the real rarities of the island. Many of these are more active at night, so you will spend a … Continued

Costa Rica Wildlife Adventure

One of the best holidays we have enjoyed anywhere. Jonathan Morris arranged a superb itinerary for us and overall the service provided in country was very good. This was our fourth trip with Reef and Rainforest and was as well organised as the others. Well done!

Hacienda Zuleta

A historic working farm situated high amongst magnificent Andean landscapes

Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park is the largest protected forest in central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The park protects 3,040 sq km of lowland dipterocarp and peat swamp forest and is home to the highest density (over 6000) of wild orang-utans in the world. The best wildlife viewing is at Camp Leakey, situated two hours upstream from … Continued

Vil Uyana

Idyllic, luxury eco-hotel set amidst a private, wetland nature reserve

Rondon Ridge

Magnificent views of the Hagen Range, Mount Giluwe, the Sepik Divide, the Baiyer Gap and Wahgi Valley

A Self-drive Adventure In Costa Rica

This diverse itinerary starts with the Caribbean jungle-fringed waterways of Tortuguero to spot three species of monkey, three-toed sloth, caiman and many bird species. It is then a transfer by boat and road to Guapiles where a hire car awaits. From here a highly varied and stimulating self-drive journey begins in which we feature many … Continued

Bird Island Seychelles

Famed for its millions of sooty terns, the entire island is surrounded by white sand beaches with fair snorkelling at particular points, and great sea swimming.

Rock View Lodge

Located in the Pakaraima Mountain range, surrounded by savannah and rainforest-topped hills

Xandari Resort & Spa

Boutique Resort with twenty four spacious, luxury villas, all with living area, bathroom and private balcony overlooking Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose

Caratinga

Near the eponymous town in Minas Gerais is the Caratinga Biological Station. The private reserve is a research centre for primates and home to a species of woolly spider monkey called the muriqui; the largest primate in South America. Three other rare primates can also be found here: brown capuchin, brown howler monkey and buffy-headed … Continued

Hotel Casa Don Luis

A true gem of a boutique hotel in the centre of old Cartagena

Simien Lodge

The highest lodge in Africa, situated at 3260 m above sea level close to the Simien Mountains National Park boundary.

Misool Underwater Adventure

Misool exceeded all expectations – location, diving, resort, staff, food all wonderful and staff so friendly and efficient. The marine life was spectacular! So again another great trip from Reef and Rainforest and well worth the very long travel!

Namibia Wildlife and Landscapes Holiday

Beautiful country with a wide range of opportunities on offer – wildlife viewing, varied scenery, culture and memorable sunsets. The colours, shapes and shadows of Deadvlei at dawn will stay with me forever. Very helpful and informative discussions with Alan Godwin before booking.  Everyone in country did their bit at the right time in the … Continued

Kandy

The last seat of the ancient Sinhalese kings, the attractive upland city of Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains the stunning Temple of the Tooth Relic, the country’s top Buddhist site found next to a large scenic lake. After a temple visit, it is well worth strolling through town to catch the … Continued

Kalahari Plains Camp

Situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Snow Leopards and Tigers of India

Track snow leopards and tigers at your own pace whilst staying in a heated homestay in the mountains and a comfortable jungle lodge.

Palissandre Cote Ouest

An excellent beachside resort in Morondava featuring beautifully designed bungalows, a large swimming pool and good restaurant.

Longhouses

A highlight for many visitors to Sarawak is a stay with one of the tribes in a traditional longhouse, home to many families under one roof. Sarawak has over 40 ethnic groups, each with its own traditions, culture and language. The Iban tribe (also known as Sea Dayaks because of their history as pirates and … Continued

Isalo Rock Lodge

A luxurious retreat set in a truly stunning position overlooking Isalo National Park

Makuleke Private Concession

In Northern Kruger, the 24,000 hectare Makuleke Private Concession or ‘Pafuri Triangle’ is an area of land at the confluence of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers, with the Limpopo River defining the border with Zimbabwe, and the more powerful Luvuvhu River carving its way through the sandstone escarpment, creating the impressive Lanner Gorge. The wildlife … Continued

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Located in western Belize, near San Ignacio town, this upland reserve is dominated by native pine forest combined with rainforest at the lower elevations. It is home to a number of large mammals, including coati, Baird’s tapir, ocelot and jaguar, and 200 species of birds including the endangered orange breasted falcon, stygian owl and king … Continued

Palmyrah House

A stunning luxury boutique hotel on Mannar island

Poas Volcano National Park

One of the most popular volcanoes for visitors, Poas boasts a scenic crater lake and variably active fumarole. Accessible by car, the summit has an observation platform for viewing the bubbling sulphurous mud below, after which one can stroll to the crater lake through the stunted woodland. Early morning is the best time to visit, … Continued

Lake Kivu

One of the African Great Lakes and running along Rwanda’s western edge, the tranquil and exceedingly deep Lake Kivu has volcanic origins. With green, terraced hills and surprisingly good beaches, Kivu is the recreation capital of the country. The scenic lakeside town of Kibuye has interesting buildings, tiny islands and small beaches.

Blackbuck Lodge

14 luxurious private villas secluded amongst the grassland on the edge of Velavadar National Park

Baker’s Lodge

Offering luxurious accommodation on the south bank of the River Nile, Murchison Falls National Park.

Timbavati Private Game Reserve

The 53,400-hectare Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, ensuring a great diversity of free roaming wildlife. The ground is more undulating and the bush thicker than Sabi Sands but sightings are still excellent from the accommodation, open vehicles or foot safaris. This is the area noted for its … Continued

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

A World Heritage Site only accessible to the public since 1998, this tsingy offers an other-worldly experience. Visitors are surrounded by tall limestone pinnacles, some over 45m (150 feet) high, and can enter (sometimes via ropes) sunken dry deciduous forest harbouring unusual flora and fauna. Plants such as aloe, pachypodium and delonix cling to the … Continued

Hotel Sundy Praia

By far the best hotel in the country, with fine dining and fabulous accommodation.

Leopard Trails Yala

Bespoke tented safaris allow guests to become immersed within the wild and spectacular nature of Sri Lanka’s national parks

Antigua

A former capital of Guatemala, Antigua was founded by the Spanish in 1543 and grew to become the finest city in all Central America. It was carved up by various Catholic monastic denominations such as Jesuits, Capuchins and Merceds, each with its own fine church and specific area of control. Following a series of minor … Continued

Isalo Ranch

A charming but simple hotel overlooking the Isalo Massif with accommodation in basic African style bungalows.

Cordoba

Founded by the Spaniards in 1573 as a strategic staging post between Peru and the Atlantic, Cordoba blends a rich colonial history with impressive modern economic growth. Cordoba was Argentina’s first capital and is now the second most important city in terms of commerce. The Jesuits arrived at the end of the 16th century and … Continued

Desert Whisper Lodge

Desert Whisper’s location is ideal for a visit to one of Namibia’s highlights: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

Mwagusi Safari Camp

A beautiful upmarket lodge in the wonderful Ruaha National Park

Rio Bravo Conservation Area

In the far northwest of Belize, the Rio Bravo Conservation Area protects 260,000 acres of low-lying tropical high moist rainforest, home to 400 species of birds, 200 species of trees and 70 mammals, including all five of Belize’s large cats. To the south, bordering the Rio Bravo, is a privately-owned property, Gallon Jug, which contains … Continued

Campbell River

Known as the Salmon Capital of British Columbia and also the gateway to the wilds of Vancouver Island.

Hotel Finca Lerida

Set on the foothills of the Baru Volcano in western Panama

Jawai Sagar

The lodge has good guides and open-sided vehicles to explore the neighbouring Jawai and Bera areas.

Ambua Lodge

Set in the Southern Highlands at 7000ft with stunning views of the Tari Valley below

Kasanka National Park

Due to the remoteness of the park, it is not the most economical of places to visit. Access is either by road transfer, self-drive or with a private driver, or by air.
There are only two accommodation options, both of which are relatively low key and functional. Game drives, walking and boating coupled with viewing from the hide are the activities available. The best time to visit to see the bat migration is from October to December.

El Faro Boutique Hotel

Tremendous views are a constant from within this luxury boutique hotel, overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake

Gondar

Ethiopia’s former capital city is steeped in history and celebrated for its castles and the Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

Wild India’s Wildlife Highlights – Retirement holiday

This was a special holiday to celebrate our retirement and it lived up to our hopes and expectations. Given that we booked this holiday as we hadn’t seen Tigers in Ranthambore, having 5 Tiger sightings on this holiday was brilliant. Loved the Sloth Bears in Taduba and Satpura and a Leopard at Satpura at the … Continued

Chobe National Park

Home to huge herds of elephant, buffalo and Burchell’s zebra and high densities of predators such as lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah.

Suján Sher Bagh

Perfectly situated for the famous Ranthambore National Park, Sher Bagh is a haven of tranquillity and sophistication. 

Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia is generally considered to cover all of southern Chile south of Puerto Montt and was originally inhabited by Tehuelche hunter-gatherers and the seafaring Kaweskar. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to discover the area as he sailed through the straits that today bear his name. To the west are a … Continued

Le Palmarium Reserve et Hotel

A fantastic but rustic lodge on the edge of the Pangalanes Canal, perfect for photographers and families.

Tofino and Ucluelet

A sleepy village on the west coast of Vancouver Island, home to many black bears and gray whales.

Pench National Park

Pench is part of the Project Tiger network of special reserves and one of the most accessible tiger reserves in the country, at just 90 kilometres north of Nagpur. It is also one of the most beautiful of the tiger parks with mature teak forests, rolling hills and the central Pench River from which the … Continued

Don Puerto Bemberg Lodge

Set within 400 hectares of beautiful Atlantic rainforest just above the Parana River in Misiones, near Iguazu Falls

Rimba Eco Lodge

A lodge truly in keeping with its unspoilt environment, surrounded by forest and only accessible by boat

Land of the Lynx

Explore the stunning Sierra de Andújar Natural Park in search of Iberian lynx and other special regional fauna and flora.

Ranomafana National Park

The discovery of the endangered golden bamboo lemur in 1986 and rediscovery of the greater bamboo lemur soon after led to National Park status in 1991. The montane rainforest hills beside the rushing Namorona River harbour 12 species of lemur and around 120 bird species. It is also renowned for its many orchids, bright day … Continued

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Klaserie, unfenced from Kruger National Park so animals can roam freely between the two as part of the Greater Kruger Park, is situated to the northwest of Timbavati. General game is less plentiful than some other areas but Klaserie is noteworthy for its undulating scenery, winding river beds and herds of elephants who enjoy grazing … Continued

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is an outstanding Important Bird Area: in 1991 Bundala was the first in Sri Lanka to be designated a RAMSAR wetland. Bundala boasts 197 bird species, of which 100 are water fowl and 58 migratory. The avian highlight at Bundala is the greater flamingo, which visits in large flocks, but also seen … Continued

Hotel Tierra de la Reina

Located on the edge of the picturesque village of Boca de Huérgano, this is a small and simple but cosy and authentic rural guesthouse with plenty of atmosphere.

Machu Picchu

Kept hidden from the Spanish conquistadors, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu remained undisturbed until its rediscovery in 1911. Justly deserving its UNESCO World Heritage status, the site occupies a breathtaking position on a limestone ridge overlooking rainforested mountains and the Urubamba River some 600 metres below. Having evaded Spanish destruction, the buildings are in … Continued

Coco Reef Resort

A large and well run hotel with excellent facilities, a golden sand beach and artificial reef

Vakona Forest Lodge

One of the original and most comfortable hotels in the Andasibe area with a peaceful and attractive location next to a lake.

Berenty Reserve

Berenty is a long-established private reserve set amidst sisal plantations, with habituated ring-tailed lemurs, ‘dancing’ Verreaux’s sifakas and beguiling brown lemurs seen from wide, easy trails in the gallery (riverine) forest and patches of spiny forest near the reserve’s lodge. Sightings of lemurs are guaranteed, giving ample scope for good photographs. Fruit bats nest in … Continued

Santa Fe

One of the central islands, Santa Fe has just one visitor site in a sheltered bay which is a good location for snorkelling and swimming. The beach is patrolled by male sea-lions which can make for an interesting landing, and vigilance is required when snorkelling. There are two trails, the most commonly used passing through … Continued

Praia do Rosa

Blessed with over a mile of beach and a laid back atmosphere, Praia do Rosa is one of the best places in Brazil for whale watching. Between the months of July and November dozens of southern right whales come here to breed and can be seen from the shore or on special boat trips. Further … Continued

Hotel Movich Buro 26

A comfortable and stylish hotel close to Bogota’s El Dorado Airport

La Digue

Anse Source d’Argent, one of the world’s most iconic beaches with its exquisitely eroded boulders and sparkling white sand, can be easily reached on this the fourth largest of the granitic Inner Islands. Once almost deserted, the beach is now a major tourist draw with a small restaurant, two juice bars and some stalls selling … Continued

Bonito and Jardim

Found to the south of the Pantanal, the busy Bonito area is famous for its lively town, clear springs, limestone caves and snorkelling in limpid rivers full of fish. A little further south, Jardim, a sleepier town, is a bit closer to the sites of interest for the serious naturalist. Those attractions include plentiful giant … Continued

Port Moresby

The capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, is a sprawling coastal city overlooking a beautiful natural harbour. It contains the parliament, built in the style of a haus tambaran (Sepik worship house), and an interesting national museum. On the outskirts of town lies the Pacific Adventist University estate providing exceptional birding with species such … Continued

The Outstanding Outer Islands of the Seychelles

For most people, the Inner Islands epitomise the Seychelles. With quaint colonial architecture, exquisitely eroded granite boulders and coconut palms framing white sand beaches, it is easy to see why – the Inner Islands are indeed beautiful. To capture the quintessence of the Seychelles, however, we believe it is desirable to venture further to the … Continued

Lamai Serengeti

Destined to be one of the iconic lodges of Africa, this relatively new lodge is located in the far north of Serengeti National Park.

Palmwag Concession

A very special nature reserve in northern Damaraland, the 450,000 hectare Palmwag Concession (or Palmwag Reserve) offers true wilderness safaris with a focus on tracking desert adapted black rhino with the help of the Save the Rhino Trust – an admirable organisation which was founded in 1982 to protect the desert black rhinos from poachers. … Continued

Bali

Bali was one of the first Indonesian islands to attract visitors. With its Hindu traditions, gentle people, captivating scenery and colourful cultural festivals, Bali has been popular for many decades. Despite being a major international gateway to Indonesia, you don’t have to go far in Bali to avoid the crowds. One of our favourites locations … Continued

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Flanked by Andean peaks and rising to an altitude of over 3000m (10,000ft), the fertile valley of the Urubamba River was the bread basket of the Inca empire as well as providing safe passage from high mountain passes to the jungles of the Amazon basin. Today it is a patchwork of farming terraces, small villages, … Continued

St Pierre

A granite islet off Praslin, popular with snorkellers

Lily Beach Resort & Spa

Located on Huvahendhoo Island in the South-Eastern Ari Atoll, Lily Beach Resort offers something for everyone. Just a 25-minute seaplane flight from Male, this award-winning all-inclusive resort provides a great base for a Maldivian adventure.

Rincón del Socorro

A 12,000-hectare former cattle ranch set amongst the lilies and reeds of the wildlife-rich Ibera wetlands.

Hopkins

Approximately eight miles south of Dangriga, Hopkins is a small traditional Garifuna fishing village with several local bars and restaurants, situated by the Caribbean Sea. In recent years several good quality hotels have opened up here, including the luxury dive resort, Hamanasi.

Diphlu River Lodge

Upmarket air-conditioned cottages raised on stilts over paddy fields in Kaziranga National Park

Bakuba Lodge

A beautifully creative small lodge, with stunning views over the Table Mountain and spiny forest.

Ecohabs Tayrona

Situated amidst lush native forest close to the lovely Cañaveral beach within Tayrona National Park

Northern Range

Trinidad and Tobago’s Northern Range forms a mountainous spine, running east to west across Trinidad’s densely forested North. The island’s two highest peaks are here: El Cerro del Aripo and El Tucuche, rising to just shy of 1000m above sea level. Trinidad’s most secluded and stunning beaches line its undeveloped stretch of northern coastline. Inland, … Continued

Serra Cafema

Luxurious, remote safari camp with a peaceful ambience on the banks of the flowing Kunene River

Masoala Forest Lodge

One of Madagascar’s very best wildlife lodges offering comfort, excellent food and service, sea views and rainforest on your doorstep.

Dead Vlei

Normally combined with a visit to Sossusvlei, the nearby Dead Vlei (“Dead Marsh” in English) is a white clay pan surrounded by some of the biggest dunes in the world, such as the imposing Big Daddy dune which, at around 350 metres tall, is a fun challenge to climb. A classic site in Namibia for … Continued

Explora Lodge El Chaltén

Stunningly situated, luxury hotel with sustainability at its core, on the banks of the Río Electrico

Somiedo Natural Park

Awarded UNESCO Biosphere designation in 2000, Somiedo is a beautiful and little-known treasure in the south of Asturias, Northern Spain. The park is formed of forest-cloaked hillsides and rugged mountain peaks interspersed with flowing rivers and meadow pastures. It is a wet and mild region with moss- and lichen-clad white and Pyrenean oak trees bearing … Continued

Tapir Mountain Reserve

Located in the lower foothills of the Maya Mountains, the Tapir Mountain Reserve protects an area of approximately 28 square kilometres. It is home to Baird’s tapir, keel billed toucan, black orchid and the mahogany tree, all national symbols of Belize. The reserve is not open to the public and can only be visited by … Continued

Off the beaten track in Zambia

An intense experience into the wild and remote Busanga Plains followed by a quiet wind down on the edges of the Zambezi.

Marojejy National Park

From the spice town of Sambava, penetrate inland to the pristine primary rainforests and highlands of Marojejy National Park – one of the most challenging wildlife locations on the island. Having been a Strict Reserve until the end of 1998, it had only been explored by scientific researchers. In 1999, clients of Reef & Rainforest … Continued

Lamanai Mayan Ruins

Situated on the banks of New River Lagoon, the largest body of fresh water in Belize, the impressive pyramids are surrounded by a 950-acre archaeological reserve. Over seven hundred structures have been identified, though many remain unexcavated. Numerous representations of the crocodile can be found throughout this site, whose name means “submerged crocodile” in Mayan. … Continued

Ile Sainte Marie

Sixty kilometres long and only seven wide, this pretty island off the east coast of Madagascar is best known for humpback whale-watching between July and September. The whales come to the sheltered waters between the island and the mainland to engage in courtship and give birth to their young. Ste Marie is also noted for … Continued

Posada del Angel

A very comfortable and intimate colonial boutique hotel in Antigua

Central and Southern Sri Lanka: Highlands, Forests & the Leopards of Kumana

An ideal window to enjoy this fabulous tour would be during our later winter months, arriving at Kumana around February, the start of the park’s dry season. The programme begins in Kandy, colourful cultural capital of the Hill Country, where you visit the Temple of the Tooth and Perediniya Botanical Gardens. Take the scenic train … Continued

Mendoza and The Wine Country

The provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, and San Luis reach over the high Andes to the semi-arid steppes. It is a landscape of breathtaking peaks, fertile valleys and irrigated vineyards. There are countless opportunities to enjoy a whole variety of active pursuits including skiing, horse riding, rafting, trekking and hiking, whilst the more sedentary can … Continued

Tarangire National Park

South of Lake Manyara and 100km from Arusha, Tarangire is a delightful yet overlooked and underrated national park. Covering 2,600 sq km, it has plenty of game and numerous bloated baobab trees creating a distinctive landscape seen nowhere else in the north of Tanzania. Tarangire is particularly known for its large numbers of elephants and … Continued

Deramakot Forest Reserve

The huge 55,507 hectare Deramakot Forest Reserve is managed by the Sabah Forestry Department for conservation and sustainable forest management.  Just 10% of the forest is currently set aside for conservation and 90% is destined for reduced-impact logging.  It is hoped that increased tourism will shift the balance and encourage the government to allocate more … Continued

Alto Purus National Park

East of Manu, the Las Piedras River winds its way through some of the most remote and pristine rainforest in the world. At its head, the 6.7 million acre Alto Purus National Park and Communal Reserve was set up to protect a huge area of forest, home to the nomadic Mashco-Piro tribe. Shunning strangers, little … Continued

Anjajavy Le Lodge

Luxurious hotel set along a beautiful beach, on a remote peninsula in northwest Madagascar.

Tucuman

One of the oldest cities in Argentina, San Miguel de Tucuman (usually called just Tucuman) is the capital of Tucuman province and the largest city in the north. It was colonised by Spaniards coming south from Peru in 1565 and there is still a great deal of colonial architecture to be seen in the city’s … Continued

Taj Savoy Hotel

A charming colonial-style hotel, set high upon a hill in the Nilgiri mountain range

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Exceptional camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the last two remaining northern white rhino

Sepilok Nature Lodge

Beautifully set in lush grounds within walking distance of Sepilok’s renowned orang-utan centre, sun bear centre and rainforest discovery centre

Espanola

The southernmost Galapagos island of Espanola has one of the most interesting visitor sites at Punta Suarez. There are numerous sea lions and marine iguanas at the landing point, and a 1.6 mile circular trail passes masked boobies, blue-footed boobies and, from April to December, waved albatross. Espanola is the only place in the Galapagos … Continued

Hotel Belisario Jara

A warm and welcoming hotel with a personal feel, in the centre of Coyhaique

Komodo and Rinca

Accessed from Labuan Bajo on Flores, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Komodo and Rinca islands are the only places to see the ferocious Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Rinca is the closer island and easily visited on a day trip during which you can go trekking (although dress appropriately as there is not … Continued

Glendale Cove and Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet is a 125km long fjord that passes through some of the most remote and stunning scenery on the British Columbia coast. It is characterised by towering and often snow-capped peaks above and dense evergreen forests of sitka and hemlock along its edges. Sixty kilometres from its mouth is Glendale Cove, a picturesque estuary … Continued

Surrounding Lowveld

The area to the west of Kruger National Park includes the popular town of Hazyview – a base from which to explore the Kruger and also to visit the nearby Elephant Whispers sanctuary and explore the stunning 156km Panorama Route along the Drakensberg Escarpment to encounter the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and numerous … Continued

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

A perfect location for visits to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Cocora Valley

Part of the Colombian Coffee Region, the Cocora Valley is one of Colombia’s most iconic landscapes. The valley divides into two then disappears into the cloud forests above, pockmarked by the tallest wax palms in the world (Colombia’s highly endangered national tree) some of which are 60m tall. The Cocora Valley was created some 5,000 … Continued

Alerce Andino National Park

The 39,225-hectare Alerce Andino National Park of lush temperate rainforest is located one hour southeast of Puerto Montt and stretches from the Reconclavi Estuary to the south and east and the Chapo River to the north. Alerce Andino National Park was established to protect the last stands of one of the oldest living conifer species … Continued

Sierra de Andújar

Situated in the north of the state of Andaulcia, Sierra de Andujar has a landscape of rolling hills, dotted with rounded rocky outcrops of granite and an extensive Mediterranean forest known as dehesa. The 74,774-hectare park protects one of the best preserved areas of holm and cork oak forest and Mediterranean scrub comprised of strawberry … Continued

Exmoor

With its rolling, heather-clad hills, steep wooded valleys, tumbling rivers and dramatic coastal cliffs, Exmoor is often described as the hidden gem of the Westcountry. Nestled between Somerset and North Devon on the Bristol channel, the National Park covers 692 square kilometres. Red deer are the most famous mammal on Exmoor and, along with the … Continued

Masoala National Park

The Masoala peninsula protects the last remaining extensive coastal lowland rainforest in Madagascar. Given World Heritage Site status in June 2007 and accessible only by boat, the reserve boasts staggering biodiversity and a wide variety of habitats: rainforest, littoral forest, marsh, flooded forest, mangrove and coral reefs are all represented. Masoala has a staggering 50% … Continued

Sumba Island

South of Flores in the lesser Sunda Islands lies Sumba, twice the size of Bali at 11,153 square km in size, and formed of a mixture of terrains and habitats making it quite different from its neighbouring islands. There is dry savannah, mountains and some of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia. Sumba’s dry deciduous … Continued

Botswana and Victoria Falls

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging so superbly yet another exceptional wildlife experience.  As you are aware our ‘expeditions’ tend to be species led and this year’s brief was to observe and photograph the ‘Three Big Cats of Africa’ in a truly … Continued

Kidepo Valley National Park

Located in Uganda’s remote northeast, Kidepo is bordered by South Sudan to the west and to the east, Kenya. The park shares similar stunning landscapes and wildlife with its Kenyan counterparts, having rolling grass plains framed by distant hills and dotted with granite outcrops.  The climate in Kidepo, very different from the rest of Uganda, … Continued

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

An ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the Kinabtangan River.

Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge with a reputation for providing guests with a real Ugandan bush experience.

Manu Wildlife Centre

Located in an area that has some of the highest diversity of microhabitats in the Manu area

Volcanoes National Park

Bordering Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, the 13,000 hectare Volcanoes National Park is the centre of one of the world’s greatest wildlife highlights. Made famous by Dian Fossey, the habituated mountain gorillas enthral visitors with their gentle power, intelligence and playful antics. The gorilla trekking operation is … Continued

Uganda

At just over 90,000 square miles, Uganda is one of the smallest countries in Africa yet possesses an incredible natural diversity often surpassing many of its larger neighbours. One of only four African nations boasting a list of over 1000 bird species, Uganda also holds a surprising 345 species of mammal (of which 20 are … Continued

Adventurous Peru for Active Families

The ideal family holiday to Peru by combining some of the most spectacular archaeological and natural sites in the country

Los Nevados National Park

Los Nevados National Park lies in the heart of the country at the apex of the central Andes in Colombia’s Coffee Region. Within its borders there are some eight volcanoes, some extinct and collapsed, others very active such as the historically deadly Nevado del Ruiz or Kumanday (Sleeping Lion). Three have rapidly disappearing glaciers due … Continued

South Water Caye

Approximately 14 miles east of Dangriga and forming part of a marine reserve, the 15-acre island of South Water Caye is one of the most beautiful on the reef. One can snorkel right from the beach, take boat trips to visit other cayes, or fin to the edge of the shelf where the deep ocean … Continued

L‘Heure Bleue

Award-winning seaside hotel on the island of Nosy Be overlooking the long sandy beach of Ambataloaka

Letaka Mobile Tented Camps

An extraordinary way to access the more remote parts of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, in absolute comfort.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Four-star property with modern facilities that still retains an intimate ambience

Trujillo

One hour by air north of Lima, Trujillo has an attractive colonial centre, important pre-Inca Moche and Chimu archaeological sites, and some of the best surfing beaches in Peru. The archaeological sites include the exquisitely decorated Moche temples of Huacas del Sol and de la Luna, and Chan Chan, once the capital of the Chimu … Continued

Explora Lodge Rapa Nui

Probably the finest accommodation to be found on the island, this lodge is well situated to base yourself while on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Arenal Volcano

Arenal is the most frequently visited volcano in the country. The nearby town of La Fortuna has grown large through tourism, attracted by one of the world’s most visible volcanoes With clear weather, good activity levels and luck, one can observe huge boulders rolling down the mountainside and spectacular nocturnal pyrotechnics, accompanied by loud booming … Continued

Centrest Sejour

A recently renovated lodge on the outskirts of Ranomafana village and close to the National Park entrance.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a deep safari heritage and is regarded by aficionados as A-plus on the A to Z of safari places to go

Lake Langano

A huge Great Rift Valley Lake with fantastic birdwatching.

Hacienda Bambusa

A characterful Hacienda in Colombia’s coffee zone

Madagascar Holiday

Thanks to everyone at Reef and Rainforest for making our holiday so memorable. I came home feeling like we had great experiences in Madagascar and that our itinerary had been really well planned to ensure we saw a great variety of what the country is about. Ian and the team were fantastic while we were … Continued

Desroches

A little over half an hour’s flight from Mahe and just six km long and one km wide, Desroches has acres of shady coconut palms and native vegetation fringed by 14 km of white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear turquoise waters and sheltered by the encircling reef. The island, the pearl of the remote … Continued

Los Llanos Orientales

Colombia’s eastern plains are called Los Llanos Orientales, a vast, flat expanse of tropical savanna, gallery forest, seasonally flooded wetlands and small hillocks. There are distinct wet and dry seasons, the latter lasting from late November through to late March and the best time to visit. During these drier months, roads are passable and the … Continued

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

A friendly and well-run lodge west of Omaruru in the Erongo Mountains Nature Conservancy

Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre

This world-renowned Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre works to rehabilitate orphaned or injured orang-utans back into the wild. Many of the released individuals return to the centre for supplementary feeding, affording wonderful close encounters. There is a resident Sumatran rhinoceros and the surrounding rainforest is home to pig-tailed macaques and large numbers of bird species. On night … Continued

Natural Seychelles in High Luxury

Our most opulent Seychelles offering, this itinerary also affords access to some of the best wildlife and scenery to be found on the islands

Waterberg Plateau Park

The beautiful Waterberg region, with its imposing 150m high sandstone plateau complete with 200 million year old dinosaur tracks, provides a 41,000 hectare haven for endangered species such as roan and sable antelope, tsessebe, black and white rhino. Predators such as leopard, cheetah, brown hyena, black-backed jackal and caracal can also be found, with the … Continued

Chongwe River Camp

Nestled in a grove of winterthorn trees, Chongwe River Camp is set on the banks of lower Zambezi River.

Sora Lodge

A small, family run lodge with authentic Tukul hut rooms and superb evening sunset views of rolling hills.

The Marau Peninsula

The Marau Peninsula, south of Salvador de Bahia, is sandwiched between Camamu Bay (Brazil’s third largest) and the Atlantic Ocean. This wild, unspoilt, beautiful peninsula offers vast beaches, small patches of Atlantic rainforest and crystal clear rock pools with good snorkelling. The leeward bay is dotted with small islands, local fishing villages and serene, palm-fringed … Continued

Ankarana National Park

A massif of sharply-eroded karst limestone pinnacles (called tsingy locally) with sunken patches of dry deciduous forest containing a high density of primates, Ankarana National Park boasts beautiful lakes, underground rivers, sinkholes (cenotes) and caves with evidence of ancient civilisations, and the world’s only cave-dwelling crocodiles. Ankarana, accessed through Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), combines well with … Continued

Bogota

At 2,600 metres above sea level and bordered to the east by the imposing Cerros Orientales (eastern hills), Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia and its national capital. With average temperatures of 17ºC throughout the year, the city provides a pleasant temperate climate for its multicultural population of eight million derived from every region … Continued

Zambia

The wilderness areas protect seriously spectacular wildlife. One of the most significant benefits of visiting Zambia is the lack of tourists.

Central India’s Conservation Corridors

This tour begins in the Indian capital city of Delhi, where you’ll be staying in the upscale, Roseate House, a large hotel situated conveniently close to the airport. You’ll have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure, where you may choose to venture to some of Delhi’s premier sites of interest. It … Continued

Pelican Beach Resort

Located within a designated marine reserve right on the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef

Guna Yala

The San Blas archipelago, some 400 tiny islands scattered along the Caribbean coast of eastern Panama, is ruled by the fiercely independent Kuna who won semi-autonomy following an uprising against the Panamanian government in 1925. The colourfully attired tribe, who fled Colombia and were never conquered by the Spanish, inhabits only 40 of the islands, … Continued

Betsileo Country Lodge

A wonderful lodge, in close proximity to both the town of Ambalavao and the Anja Community Reserve.

Coiba Island National Park

In the Gulf of Chiriquí yet distinct from the eponymous marine park, Coiba National Park is a wild, unspoiled island (Panama’s largest). The island is cloaked in virgin rainforest and the subject of much research into its unique fauna and flora which evolved after Coiba split from the mainland around 18,000 years ago. Until 2004 … Continued

Linyanti

The wildlife is spectacular & particularly famous for its enormous herds of elephant & buffalo plus denning wild dogs.

Dartmoor

Steeped in ancient history, Dartmoor became one of Britain’s first National Parks in 1951 and is well known for the rugged beauty of its moorland, heathland, mire and oak woodlands. The National Park itself covers an area of 368 square miles and ranges in altitude from near sea level to 621 metres above sea level … Continued

Okonjima

Conveniently half way between Windhoek and Etosha lies the 22,000 hectare Okonjima Private Game Reserve. Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation work together to conserve Namibia’s large carnivores through a rehabilitation programme, mostly focusing on leopard and cheetah. Various pressures on the big cat population include persecution by farmers, the pet trade and capture of wild … Continued

The Pacific Coast

Little visited by foreign tourists due to rough waves, rip tides and black volcanic sand beaches, the Pacific coastline of Guatemala is nevertheless one of great beauty and major interest to wildlife enthusiasts for its whale and turtle watching possibilities. The small town of Monterrico is set on a long beach pounded by surf and … Continued

Caño Cristales

Caño Cristales is the local name for Colombia’s famous River of Seven Colours, an ancient waterbed that runs through one of the world’s most ancient rock formations, the Sierra de La Macarena. A pre-Cambrian range that dates back some 1.8 billion years, around seven times the age of the Andes, the vast length of time … Continued

Akagera National Park

Rwanda’s answer to the savannahs of eastern Africa, Akagera National Park is a beautiful patchwork of rolling grassland, thick forest, wetlands and acacia thickets. The park has suffered from heavy poaching in the past: however, tourist development is slowly stimulating a recovery and many plains species can now be seen here including Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, … Continued

North Luangwa National Park

The North Luangwa is a naturally beautiful and wild park to the north of the South Luangwa National Park.

Salish Sea

The Salish Sea encompasses various coastal waterways to the south of Vancouver as well as the far north of Washington State, USA. This area includes Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca, and the waters around San Juan Island and Gulf Islands. The Salish Sea displays a diverse marine ecosystem with … Continued

Tiger Blue

Tiger Blue is a traditional 112-foot timber phinisi yacht which sails around the beautiful islands of Eastern Indonesia.

Madikwe Safari Lodge

An attractive safari lodge within the vast Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Five-star luxury hotel set in a lush tea plantation not far from the entrance to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Madang

Located on a peninsula on the north coast of New Guinea island, Madang has been referred to as the prettiest town in the Pacific. With its laid back tropical atmosphere, Madang is a good spot in which to relax at the end of a busy tour. There is excellent snorkelling and diving to be had … Continued

Gite D’Ampijoroa

Basic accommodation but with a prime location within the Ankarafantsika National Park and plenty of wildlife all around.

Wild Glamping Gal Oya

Award-winning, eco-friendly, luxury tented camp on the edge of Gal Oya National Park

Aldabra

The near-mythical World Heritage Site of Aldabra is the largest raised coral atoll on the planet, covering around 50 square miles. Although extremely remote from Mahe, Aldabra accounts for one third of the Seychelles’ landmass but is uninhabited apart from the warden and staff of the research station. Aldabra contains the largest number of giant … Continued

Nature Lodge

Charming bungalows offering a superb panoramic view of the Bay of Diego, the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean.

Ifaty

North of Tulear on an Indian Ocean beach, Ifaty enables visits to both spiny forest and offshore reefs. The spiny forest is a bizarre tangled mix of drought-resistant plants with extravagant adaptations to their environment such as baobabs and didieracae (known as octopus trees). This is a good location for locally endemic birds including nightjar, … Continued

Kaieteur Falls

With a single drop of 741 feet, the falls are five times the height of Niagara yet with virtually no infrastructure and only visited by a handful of tourists each year. Kaieteur is most impressive in the rainy season when billions of gallons of water cascade over the falls creating a breathtaking fusion of noise, … Continued

Selinda Spillway

Breeding herds of elephant and solitary bulls are most commonly spotted as they take advantage of the water in the Selinda Spillway for bathing and drinking. A great area for leopards too.

Java

Although not the largest, Java is the main Indonesian island and seat of the federal government. Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, is home to more than half of the population of Indonesia, but for most visitors is little more than a jumping off point to explore Java. The island offers impressive scenery with a chain of … Continued

A Reef & Rainforest Family Adventure in Belize

This is truly a reef and rainforest family tour of exceptional value. Educate your children and yourselves by direct immersion in the lowland jungles and warm Caribbean waters of the small Central American nation of Belize, the only former British colony in Central America. Stay in a small and friendly jungle lodge for three nights, … Continued

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renowned malaria-free Big-5 private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth, thus forming a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route. Family owned and managed, it would be accurate to say that the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 10,000 hectare reserve is one of the … Continued

Georgetown

Located at the mouth of the Demerara River on the Caribbean Sea, Guyana’s small capital city comprises wide, tree-lined streets and interweaving canals. Most of its charming if ramshackle wooden buildings display unique colonial architecture reflecting Guyana’s history as both a Dutch and British colony.

Secret Safari into Zimbabwe

This unconventional safari routing offers a soft safari introduction. Immediately followed by intense game viewing in Hwange. Then the opportunity to complete a full house safari from Victoria Falls.

The Migration

The annual migration of over two million animals through the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is certainly one of the world’s great wildlife events. Dominated by wildebeest but also involving zebras, gazelles and expectant carnivores, its timing varies according to the annual rains. The short rains begin in late October or November, drawing the herds from the Mara … Continued

Hotel De La Opera

The best high-end accommodation option in Bogota’s historic La Candelaria district

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Luxury five-star hotel with beautiful gardens and elevated position overlooking the Melinau River

Omo Valley

The home for one of the most unique tribal cultures in the world.

Okavango and Chobe Wildlife Adventure – By Tented Camp

This trip starts the same as our Okavango budget tour and offers the same great value for money.  You will travel to the same three Okavango tented camps but you would then continue to Botswana’s vast Central Chobe region – famous for its large herds of elephants, elephant-hunting lions plus stunning sunsets. Throughout the tour, … Continued

Aranya Trails

Luxury, tent-style lodge on the edge of Wilpattu National Park

Oblu Nature Helengeli

This superior four-star resort, located on Helengeli island just a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, offers a fun, relaxed stay on a beautiful island.

The Boma Hotel

10 minutes’ drive from the airport, the Boma Hotel is nestled in a quiet suburb of Entebbe with pleasant gardens and a swimming pool.

Hotel Bantu

4-star, boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena’s characterful and vibrant old town

Goroka

A significant producer of coffee, Goroka is the capital of PNG’s Eastern Highlands Province. A town of around 19,000 at an altitude of 1600m, Goroka has a pleasant climate and is known for being a relaxed and friendly place. Culturally it is famous for the Asaro mudmen who cover themselves in mud and don huge … Continued

Nosy Ve

Nosy Ve is an uninhabited coral island three kilometres off Anakao in the far southwest with deserted white-sand beaches and low greenery with little shade. Local fady (taboos) have left Nosy Ve unspoilt and provided a safe nesting ground for many red-tailed tropicbirds which allow close approach. Mediocre snorkelling is available on the fringing reef … Continued

Kanha National Park

Kanha, the setting for The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, is noted for the last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the swamp deer, known as the barasingha. Once there were only 66 of these in the national park, but careful conservation and management raised their population to over 400. Kanha is very rich … Continued

Mirissa

Situated on the wide Weligama Bay on the south coast east of Galle, the village of Mirissa is itself not very remarkable, but it’s from there that early morning boat trips are taken out to sea to spot the largest creature ever to have lived on Earth – the blue whale. From November to April, … Continued

Jade Jungle Resort

Formerly known as Pook’s Hill Lodge, now lovingly revamped under new ownership

Botswana Ultimate Wildlife

We have designed this itinerary to showcase the very best of the wildlife locations in Botswana.

Denis

Just half an hour’s flight north from Mahe and comprising 375 acres, the privately-owned island of Denis has particularly lush vegetation, white sand beaches and excellent coral reefs. The island’s interior has benefited from a concerted conservation effort to reintroduce native species of flora and fauna which has resulted in the lush, species-rich island habitat … Continued

Woods at Sasan

The first and only boutique resort in Gir, the Woods at Sasan is located within an eight acre mango orchard around 10 minutes’ drive from the park entrance.

Andasibe Lemurs Lodge

Wake to the song of the indri at this comfortable lodge, ideally placed for rainforest exploration.

Sacha Lodge

Set in a beautiful position overlooking Pilchicocha Lake with excellent swimming

Riaño Mountain Range

Found in the far northern province of León, the little-known mountain range of Riano sits to the south of the spectacular Picos de Europa National Park and forms part of the extensive Cordillera Cantábrica that traverses Northern Spain. The landscape is characterised by extensive forests of beech, holm and Pyrenean oak, and broom covered hillsides … Continued

Santiago

Santiago is situated in the wide Central Valley at an altitude of 520 metres  set against the magnificent backdrop of the Andes to the east. The city was founded in 1541 and is now the political, economic and financial capital of Chile with almost 40% of the country’s population living in and around the city. … Continued

Taru Villas Kandy

A historic villa that wonderfully reflects the charm of traditional Kandyan architecture and interior design

Xtreme Nature Tours Kumana

An absolutely unique experience, being the only opportunity in the entirety of Sri Lanka to camp within one of its national parks

Eolo

A lovely Relais & Chateaux property located 35 miles from Los Glaciares National Park

Bird Island

Actually a coral island despite being part of the mainly granitic Inner Islands, Bird has only one small lodge but millions of sooty terns and other species, which give the privately-owned island its evocative name. There is also Esmeralda, a (male) giant tortoise of indeterminate age who can be encountered on guided nature walks. One … Continued

Soberania National Park

Lying on the eastern banks of the Panama Canal, Soberanía’s 293,000 rainforest acres contain 525 species of birds, 105 of mammals including jaguar, tamandua and the cotton-topped tamarin monkey, 79 species of reptile, 55 amphibians and 59 endemic plant species. Within is the Pipeline Road, famous amongst birders and nature lovers for high wildlife diversity … Continued

Spice Routes Premium Houseboat

Beautifully furnished and converted traditional vessels operating as luxury cruise boats in the Kerala backwaters

Katavi National Park

Remote and wild, Katavi covers 4,500 sq km, making it Tanzania’s third largest park. It is closed during the rains and sits on a watery flood plain that includes vast areas of miombo and acacia woodland, rivers, swamps, palm groves and shallow lakes. There is a high concentration of hippo, crocodile, buffalo, impala, eland, topi … Continued

Andohahela National Park

Lying between Fort Dauphin and Berenty, it protects a surprising range of habitats for its 760 sq kms. Rainfall patterns over the Anosy mountain range have led to eastern humid rainforest at one extreme, and lower rainfall in another section has given rise to dry spiny forest at the other. The area in between is … Continued

Atta Rainforest Lodge

Set in the wildlife rich Iwokrama forest and close to the base of the impressive Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

Ravintsara Wellness Hotel

With its extraordinary setting and its wide range of facilities Ravintsara Wellness Resort offers a luxurious break in the middle of nature.

Cristalino Lodge

One of the top locations in Brazil to see an excellent variety of Amazonian flora and fauna

Chiriqui Highlands

Chiriquí Province in western Panama is blessed with a temperate climate, varying altitudes and many attractive towns. Boquete, Cerro Punta and Volcán serve as convenient bases from which to explore the flora and fauna of the beautiful region. Dominated by Barú, Panama’s largest dormant volcano, the cool, verdant highlands offer breathtaking scenery and contain enchanting … Continued

Kibale Forest National Park

Bordering Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south, verdant Kibale Forest National Park holds Uganda’s largest expanse of intact forest and protects over 350 species of tree, 375 species of bird and 70 species of mammal including forest elephant, red and blue duikers, bushbuck, sitatunga, bush pig, giant forest hog, common warthog, buffalo, leopard and … Continued

Yacutinga Lodge

Located on own private reserve within 1,400 acres of the Misiones Atlantic Rainforest

South Africa Tailor Made Holiday

We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.

Marojejy Campsites

Simple park run campsites at different elevations in Marojejy National Park.

Chaparri Conservation Area

This community run reserve lies around 45 miles north-east of Chiclayo. It supports 214 bird species, 21 mammals and 20 reptiles and amphibians and the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities include good chances of wild spectacled bears. In addition to spectacled bears, which can also be seen at a rehabilitation project, the list of wildlife includes … Continued

Domaine de Fontenay

Colonial style lodge on the edge of Montagne d’Ambre National Park and with access to a private forest reserve.

Pernambuco

A small coastal state in the northeast, Pernambuco’s capital Recife is a modern city overlooked by the well-preserved colonial town of Olinda. It makes a pleasant stop-off before flying out to one of the most desirable offshore locations in the whole of Brazil: the island of Fernando de Noronha. Brazilians regard the island as the … Continued

Satpura National Park

Established in 1981, Satpura National Park covers an area of 524 sq km of unique central Indian highland ecosystem in Madhya Pradesh. The terrain is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests, with altitude ranging from 300 to 1352 metres. Satpura is home to large numbers of gaur (Indian … Continued

Patagonia

Argentine Patagonia covers all of southern Argentina south of the Rio Colorado. To the west lie the majestic Andes, to the east an Atlantic coastline rich in marine life and to the south, legendary Tierra del Fuego. The vast Patagonian steppes are sparsely populated, largely treeless and governed by a harsh, cold climate with a … Continued

Cite Hotel

A beautiful modern hotel with a rooftop pool and stunning views of Bogota

Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos

A small boutique property on Los Naranjos Beach adjacent to Tayrona National Natural Park

Ikala Hotel

Central location in the main Galapagos town of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island), only a few minutes walk from the main pier and ferry terminal

Maasai Mara

A familiar name to many, the Maasai Mara is likely to conjure up a nostalgia in a lot of us, of watching Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries or Big Cat Week in our younger days, with lion, cheetah and hyena hunting wildebeest and gazelle amongst its yellowed, savanna landscape. The Mara ecosystem plays host to the … Continued

Grande Riviere Beach

Each year at Grand Riviere Beach, typically beginning in March, female leatherback turtles begin the annual cycle of coming ashore to lay their eggs. They will make repeated visits on to the beach at night, roughly every ten days or so, creating upwards of eight nests during the season which runs until August. Females that … Continued

Makunudu Island

Makunudu is one of the oldest resorts in the Maldives, and maintains the traditional style for a unique tropical hideaway experience.

Princesse Bora Lodge

Spacious, detached villas with stunning sunset views, and a restaurant considered among the best on the island.

Nosy Komba

Nosy Komba (Lemur Island) is a small rainforest-covered volcanic island located between mainland Madagascar at Ankify and the ‘big island’ of Nosy Be. It offers far more peace and solitude than Nosy Be, with quiet white-sand beaches and no roads. There are various hiking trails on the island where wild lemurs and other wildlife may … Continued

Constance Tsarabanjina

Luxury boutique resort set within 22 hectares of naturally wooded hillocks edged by white-sand beaches

Patios de Cafayate

A beautifully restored colonial-style mansion set amongst the vineyards of the Cafayate wine region.

The Great Rift Lakes

The Great Rift Valley is a lowland region, or depression, that stretches from the Middle East all the way down to Mozambique in Africa. In Kenya, this topographical scar is characterised by a series of lakes and volcanoes from Lake Turkana in the north, to the Mara and Arusha regions of Northern Tanzania to the … Continued

Calanoa Lodge

A comfortable eco friendly jungle lodge situated on the banks of the Amazon River.

Selous Game Reserve

Four times the size of the Serengeti, the Selous Game Reserve is the largest conservation area in Tanzania. Comprising a vast network of rivers, lakes, woodland and savannah, the Selous protects some 4000 wild dogs (half Africa’s population) and large numbers of elephant, hippo, giraffe, zebra, antelope, buffalo and lion. Rare Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable antelope … Continued

Hotel Roca Sundy

Built in 1921, the colonial plantation house of Roca Sundy has been converted into one of the country’s best loved hotels.

Savegre

Found near San Gerardo de Dota at 7000ft, just off the Cerro de la Muerte (Hill of Death) road, this lush, secret valley contains the resplendent quetzal and much more high altitude bird life besides. Ancient trees drip with mosses, orchids and bromeliads, and majestic tree ferns grow surprisingly tall – classic cloud forest habitat. … Continued

Hosteria Catalina

Comfortable lodge style hostel for an overnight stop in Hornopiren, on the Carretera Austral

Brazzaville

Brazzaville sits on the north bank of the might Congo River.

Ulley Snow Leopard Trails Homestay

A newly developed local homestay providing heated rooms, western style toilets, home-cooked food and the opportunity to meet some of Ladakh’s fascinating and friendly people.

Monteverde

Founded by Quakers and owned by a non-profit organisation, the 10,500-hectare reserve consists of primary cloud forest with stunted trees festooned with an abundance of epiphytes (ferns, mosses, lichens, bromeliads and orchids). The reserve is home to the rare and beautiful golden toad (now possibly extinct) and over a hundred species of mammals including black … Continued

Hotel Isla de Flores

Charismatic hotel, with a superb rooftop bar and pool, probably the best accommodation on Flores Island

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Surrounded by world class diving sites with excellent coral and abundant marine life

Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve

Established to protect and manage a huge, one million-acre rainforest reserve, Iwokrama holds records for the number of its bat (90) and fresh water fish (420) species. There have been over 500 species of birds recorded including five of macaw, 24 species of hummingbirds, and 29 species of raptors (including harpy eagle, crested eagle and … Continued

Osa Peninsula

The Osa is a large peninsula of true wet Pacific rainforest and still relatively pristine. It contains Corcovado National Park, the most wild and biodiverse of all Costa Rica’s reserves. Nature walks will normally reveal many different mammal, reptile and bird species, and offshore boat trips are possible to Cano Island for snorkelling, humpback whales … Continued

Fazenda Barranco Alto

Excursions include game drives, boat trips on the Rio Negro, horse riding, hikes and kayaking

Villa Maya

A good value choice for the Tikal area, set in acres of lush grounds

In Search of the Ghost Cat

This phenomenal group tour offers as good a chance as anywhere in the world of seeing a wild snow leopard. Eventually reaching the remote Ulley Valley in Ladakh, a local, expert team of spotters and trackers will do what they can to find you this elusive cat. The itinerary begins in Delhi, where we’ll be … Continued

Shumba

Classic Wilderness Safaris camp built on an island of fig trees in the vast “Plains of Plenty” in the north Kafue

Vallee de Mai

The coco de mer is the world’s largest seed, the fruit of a rare, endemic palm found only on Praslin and Curieuse. The nut, which has a curious shape resembling human anatomy, is highly prized and its sale is strictly regulated with permits required for its removal from the Seychelles. It was once believed to … Continued

Tabin Wildlife Resort

A rainforest haven in a sea of palm oil plantations, the 120,500-hectare Tabin Wildlife Reserve represents a refuge for some of Borneo’s rarest mammals and birds.

Rio Dulce

Long a favourite of international yachtsmen and local boat owners alike, the beautiful Rio Dulce runs from the Spanish colonial fort of San Felipe at the mouth of Lake Izabal to the Caribbean Sea at Livingston. A short distance from the fort is the town of Fronteras, linked to the town of El Relleno by … Continued

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The huge Queen Elizabeth National Park (1,978 km2) extends down the western edge of the country adjoining Kibale in the north and almost reaching Bwindi to the south. The north of the park is dominated by flat, open grasslands where lion and buffalo are often seen, punctuated by dramatic crater lakes, the dramatic Kyambura Gorge, … Continued

Cosmoledo Eco Camp

The Seychelles’ furthest flung atoll on which you can stay, splendidly isolated in a pristine marine environment

Laikipia Wilderness Camp

A truly excellent, semi-permanent lodge with access to a series of wildlife-rich private conservancies.

Tufi Dive Resort

Located on the mainland slopes of Mount Trafalgar with stunning views of the fjords below

Praia Grande

The long, sandy beach is one of the two main sites for turtles on Principe. Three species of marine turtle – green, leatherback and hawksbill – visit the beach to lay their eggs, protected by the exemplary local conservation project whose rustic beach headquarters contains a small but enlightening museum. If in season, you might … Continued

Cachi

Set against a backdrop of the Nevado de Cachi mountains in a valley made fertile by pre-Inca irrigation, Cachi is a beautiful town in Salta Province with white adobe houses and paved streets. There is a very good archaeological museum of 5,000 objects showcasing its rich indigenous history spanning 10,000 years. Cachi also has the … Continued

Borneo

Best Holiday ever and we have travelled to many countries! Saw most of what we wanted to see: Orang utan, pygmy elephants, red leaf monkey, macaques, many birds, gibbons, hornbills etc etc. Overall it was the most fantastic holiday. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Located on Dhonakhuli Island in the Haa Alifu Atoll, Hideaway Beach offers an award-winning 5-star luxury experience. Initially opened in 2005, the resort underwent extensive renovation in 2015 to create a modern yet homely atmosphere equipped with full luxury amenities. The resort can be accessed by a short domestic flight and speedboat ride from Male, or a breath-taking 75-minute seaplane ride.

Mandrare River

The Ifotaka and Mandrare River region (near Fort Dauphin and Berenty) is an area of dry spiny forest and riverine or gallery forest with ninety-five per cent endemicity, home to the proud Antandroy tribe with its fiercely held traditions and a fascinating culture. The forest is sacred to the Antandroy and much hunting is fady … Continued

Iwokrama River Lodge

Located right on the edge of the Essequibo River, surrounded by huge swathes of pristine rainforest

Mount Hagen

Located in the Waghi valley, Mount Hagen is the capital of Western Highlands Province. First visited by westerners in 1933, the area has developed at a fast pace so that now Mount Hagen is the main gateway to the Highlands and the Sepik area. The town is most famous for its cultural show held annually … Continued

Lapa Rios Eco lodge

Luxury cabins are set on a ridge amidst lush gardens, with extensive views over the ocean, especially from the central observation tower.

Las Clementinas

Boutique hotel located on the northern edge of Panama City’s historic UNESCO World Heritage Casco Viejo district

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is an exceptional wildlife area between the Zambezi Escarpment and the lower Zambezi River

Hotel Villa Caribe

A pleasant hotel with good views set in peaceful gardens in Livingston, at the mouth of the Rio Dulce.

Floreana

Floreana is one of the most southerly islands in the Galapagos archipelago and was the first island to be settled by humans. At Punta Cormorant there is a large, brackish lagoon inhabited by one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos Islands. There is excellent snorkelling at Devil’s Crown, a sunken cinder cone with … Continued

Astove Coral House

The atoll’s sheer reef wall provides the best snorkelling in the Seychelles

Cosmoledo

One thousand kilometres from Mahe, remote Cosmoledo atoll is part of the Aldabra Group, the furthest west of the Seychelles’ Outer Islands and closer to Madagascar than Mahe. Consisting of 21 islands surrounding a large lagoon, Cosmoledo is visited by large numbers of nesting green turtles and hawksbills. The reefs and waters around the atoll … Continued

Ambola

Remote and little visited, this is about as isolated as you can get. A beautiful deserted beach and small fringing reef, with nothing but passing fishing pirogues to break the isolation, this is the place for those who want to get completely off the beaten track and a good base from which to visit Tsimanampetsotsa … Continued

Mandrare River Camp

One of Madagascar’s most iconic luxury, tented lodges on the banks of the Mandrare River in the remote spiny forest and ancestral lands of the Antandroy Tribe.

Mancora

Located on the northern Pacific coast, Máncora boasts some of the best beaches in the country and a vibrant nightlife. It is the ideal place in Peru to try your hand at surfing, or simply relax and enjoy the seaside.

Bale Mountain Lodge

A relaxing cosy eco mountain lodge with excellent wildlife spotting opportunities nearby and wonderful views

Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park

Consisting of one main island and a few small islets far out in the Atlantic Ocean, exclusive Fernando de Noronha is regarded by Brazilians as the perfect island destination. Its limited accommodation, high prices and status as a marine national park have conspired to keep it uncrowded and largely unspoilt. The best diving in all … Continued

Principe Island

The smaller island by far, Principe is nevertheless beautifully formed. The rainforest is denser than São Tomé, the beaches more isolated, everything more virgin and purer still, the island magic even stronger – as is the degree of isolation from the world. About a century ago (in 1919) a British astronomer, Sir Arthur Eddington, proved … Continued

Relais du Kirindy

The most comfortable accommodation option for visiting Kirindy Reserve.

Kenya’s Coastline

Although not its biggest claim to fame, Kenya has a picturesque coastline that borders the Indian Ocean. Its 300 mile long coastline features many miles of white sand beach, much of which is undeveloped. There are some particularly beautiful stretches of beach, fringed by palm trees and forest, where the warm waters allow for pleasant … Continued

Machangulo Beach Lodge

An attractive beach lodge at the tip of the Machangulo Peninsula in Mozambique

Northern Sulawesi

The scenery of Northern Sulawesi is surprisingly varied, with stunning coconut fringed beaches, rugged mountains and friendly villages to explore. Highlights include the reefs at Bunaken and Gangga islands and the impressive volcano near Tomohon. Tangkoko National Park also offers fascinating wildlife, most famously the super-expressive Sulawesi crested macaques, minute spectral tarsiers, curious bear cuscus … Continued

Denis Private Island

A stunning private island paradise with excellent house reef and deep-sea dives available

Khwai Community Area

Wedged between the big-ticket attractions of Chobe National Park to the east and Moremi Game Reserve to the south, Khwai exists as a significant big game destination in its own right.

Explora Lodge Sacred Valley

Located between Machu Picchu and Cusco, this incredible lodge offers a superb base from which to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Hotel Legado Mítico Salta

A stylish, quiet, boutique hotel in the historic heart of Salta, with beautiful, cultural and traditional elements.

Mantadia Lodge

The newest and most comfortable accommodation for the wildlife rich Andasibe region.

Komandoo Island Resort

Situated in the Lhaviyani Atoll, Komandoo Island Resort is a leading adults-only resort in the Maldives. Just a 40 minute seaplane journey from Male, the small yet pristine island offers wonderful relaxation and luxury.

Ongava Tented Camp

An elegant, intimate lodge set amidst a wildlife- rich patch of mopane woodland in the Ongava Private Game Reserve

Aditya Resort

Quality boutique hotel close to the historic city of Galle, with a beautiful beach right on its doorstep

Jansen’s Bungalow

Wonderful property with views of the rainforest and surrounding tea estate. A natural pool in the local river is a superb spot to cool off

Sakatia Lodge

A wonderful family run and seafront lodge on the small island of Nosy Sakatia, popular amongst divers and snorkellers.

The Last House

A vibrant, stunning hotel with the Indian ocean on its doorstep and Yala National Park nearby

Raja Ampat and West Papua

The most easterly and one of the least populated provinces of Indonesia, the main attraction for visitors to West Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, are the stunning, remote islands of Raja Ampat. There are over 600 islands in total, the four main ones being Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. The diving in Raja Ampat, … Continued

Chan Chich Lodge

A truly special place, set in its own Maya plaza surrounded by 130,000 acres of private lowland rainforest reserve

Casa Higueras

Perched on Valparaiso’s hills with spectacular views over the bay

Tufi

Famous for its magnificent fjords formed by ancient volcanic eruptions, Tufi is a small town on the far south east coast at Cape Nelson on the main island of New Guinea. The chief attraction is the spectacular fjord, reef and wreck diving. The local cultural heritage (you can stay in friendly village guest houses), orchids, … Continued

Pench Tree Lodge

Eco-lodge with excellent facilities, on the edge of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.

The Great Rift Valley, Tsavo and the Coast: Kenya’s Highlights

This intrepid tour takes in some of the irrefutable highlights of wild Kenya, one of the world’s heavyweights in wildlife tourism. Whilst you will visit some much championed regions, the selection of lodges and private conservancies included should ensure that you are not surrounded by excessive amounts of other tourist-laden vehicles at every wildlife sighting, … Continued

Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta

Described by the IUCN as the ‘world’s most irreplaceable concentration of biodiversity’, the Sierra Nevada is indeed unique. Revered by its ancient inhabitants – the Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo and Wiwa peoples – as ‘the heart of the world’ its anthropological history alone is exceptional. In the eyes of the present-day Kogi, descendants of the Tayrona, … Continued

Limalimo Hotel

A stunning eco-lodge located inside the Simien Mountains National Park boundaries influenced by its natural surroundings.

Blue Waters Inn

Tranquil, beachfront resort, nestled in a secluded horseshoe bay in the quiet north-eastern corner of the island

Cinnamon Wild Yala

Award-winning luxury lodge located just outside the world renowned Yala National Park

Sossusvlei

Probably the most iconic area of Namibia, Sossusvlei is a (normally) dry pan surrounded by the highest dunes in the Namib Desert, some over 300m tall and among the highest in the world. The rust-red dunes of bewildering variety of form are magnificent, and their colours particularly striking at sunrise and sunset. The dunes, pans … Continued

Alphonse

One of the best of the Outer Islands for visitors

The Ballestas Islands

Dubbed the “poor man’s Galapagos”, the Ballestas Islands are an important breeding ground for sea birds including the guanay cormorant and Peruvian booby, found in huge colonies. The islands are also home to large numbers of sea lions, pelicans and penguins. Dolphins and small whales can be seen swimming in the bay, and sea lions … Continued

Surama

Located in the heart of Guyana, the Macushi Amerindian village of Surama is set in savannah ringed by the forested Pakaraima Mountains. The inhabitants still observe traditional practises which maintain a peaceful co-existence with nature. Dawn hikes in the savannahs and mountains led by Surama guides, who convey a profound understanding of nature and its … Continued

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest sheet of falling water on earth – a spellbinding and mesmerising spectacle.

Le Camp Tattersalli

Simple accommodation run by the local community in the land of the rare golden-crowned sifaka.

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Lodge has a beautiful setting atop a rocky outcrop overlooking Lake Mburo National Park.

Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos Holiday

This was our second holiday booked by Reef and Rainforest. It was as excellent this time round. John Melton put together a really enjoyable first week in Peru…Spectacular Galapagos in every respect…Could not have gone better.

Le Jardin du Roy

Impressive luxury hotel in a dramatic setting serving delicious food

Marari Beach Resort

A relaxing beachfront resort designed to mimic the traditional lifestyle of Indian seaside villages.

The Central Valley Wine Region

The narrow plain of the Central Valley stretches for over 300 miles southwards from Santiago to the Biobio River, sandwiched between the Andes to the east and the Chilean Coastal Range to the west. River valleys bisect the Central Valley producing some of the most fertile land in Chile and giving rise to Chile’s most … Continued

Madagascar Holiday

We had a great holiday seeing and getting close to more wildlife than we’d imagined. The guides and wildlife guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. The accommodation and food was excellent and we were able to relax given how well everything was planned. Thank you!

Villa Maria Tayrona

A secluded hotel nestling within tropical Colombian jungle with views of the Caribbean

Chiclayo

Chiclayo is located about four hours by road north of Trujillo. It is a major commercial hub servicing a large agricultural hinterland and a strong Afro-Amerindian influence is reflected in its distinctive music and cuisine. The city’s well-known witchcraft market sells a variety of potions and remedies to satisfy even the most confirmed hypochondriac. There … Continued

Guayaquil

Founded in 1535, Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city and a useful stopping-off point for the Galapagos Islands. It has some good modern hotels, a colonial centre and vibrant waterfront area, the Malecon. Further up the coast is the Machalilla National Park offering good beaches, seabirds and, from May to September, humpback whale sightings.

Gisakura Guest House

Guesthouse adjacent to a lush tea plantation just outside the Nyungwe Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

One of the oldest and most biologically diverse forests in Africa, Bwindi contains more than 400 species of plant, 350 species of bird and 120 species of mammal including forest elephant, various antelopes and baboon. It is also home to at least 200 butterfly species. But there is one particular attraction everyone comes here to … Continued

Praslin

Second largest of the Seychelles islands and lying 45km from Mahe, granitic Praslin boasts the World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai, containing the endemic black parrot, Wright’s skink and Seychelles chameleon as well as the unique coco-de-mer palm forest. The curiously pelvis-shaped female nut is the largest on Earth, while the male palm displays … Continued

Wattura Resort

Luxury, boutique resort, only a 45 minute drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport

Best Wildlife safari in Zimbabwe

A complete immersion into Zimbabwe’s best wildlife opportunities in Hwange and Mana Pools using Victoria Falls as the access point.

Chile Holiday

So good to be able to have the holiday organised for us and to be collected/guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Nice for the majority of the accommodation to be all inclusive. Met all our expectations. Nice to be able to review and select our hotels.

Ankarafantsika National Park

Ankarafantsika, commonly known as Ampijoroa, is a prime tract of tropical dry deciduous forest combined with a lake harbouring Nile crocodiles and highly endangered Madagascar fish eagles. The reserve contains many other rare, endemic birds including Van Dam’s vanga, sickle-billed vanga, white-breasted mesite, Schlegel’s asity and red-capped coua. Reptiles are plentiful in the dry forest … Continued

Rumbak Homestay

A series of local homestays in the remote Rumbak Valley with magnificent mountain views

Bartolome

Visitors who climb the 600-metre boardwalk through a moon-like landscape of volcanic ash and spatter cones to the summit of Bartolome Island are rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view featuring a prominent rock – probably the most photographed landscape of the Galapagos Islands. There is an excellent snorkelling spot at the foot of Pinnacle Rock … Continued

Torres del Paine National Park

The 242,000-hectare Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959, and named in 1970 after its three distinctive granite monoliths, or towers (paine being an indigenous word for the colour blue and not the name of an explorer). In 1978 Torres del Paine National Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its … Continued

The Best of Sao Tome & Principe in Style & Comfort

This itinerary reveals all that’s best in Sao Tome & Principe without compromising your creature comforts and travel style. Starting in the larger island of Sao Tome, where the majority of the population live, you will reside at its best hotel and visit the interior and south coast with private guide to learn about the … Continued

Mount Kinabalu

The Crocker Mountain Range dominates western Sabah and culminates in Mt Kinabalu at its northern tip. At 4,095 metres Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea and provides exhilarating but non-technical mountaineering. At its base, the Kinabalu National Park is one of the world’s most biodiverse reserves, with over 5000 … Continued

Chilo Safari Lodge

A journey into Gonarezhou is the realisation this is truly wild country.

Hotel Le Soleil des Tsingy

Beautiful lodge has extremely comfortable rooms with attractive décor amid lovely surroundings

Ecuador and Galapagos Holiday

A really good insight into the different habitats and environments in Ecuador. Highly recommended. Really enjoyed our trip and appreciated how well it was organised. Will be looking through your website in the coming weeks to plan our next trip. Would recommend the company to others. Thank you.

Serra do Mar Natural Reserve

Situated almost halfway between Rio and Sao Paulo, Serra do Mar is one of the last major Mata Atlantica tracts remaining, covering a large area of rainforested hills and palm-fringed beaches. The pretty colonial seaside town of Paraty is nearby and easily visited.

Makgadikgadi National Park

The Park includes diverse habitats such as riverine woodland along the Boteti River, dense scrubland, open grassland and palm trees and salt pans far to the east.

Relais de la Reine

An exquisite hotel in a stunning location with outstanding service, delicious food and top quality accommodation.

Colca Lodge

Perfect base for exploring the pre-Inca history of the valley and for viewing the magnificent Andean condor

Kaleta-Amboasary-Sud

Another area to see the remarkable spiny forest. Also offers great birding, as well as interesting reptiles and invertebrates.

Caiman

A 5,600 hectare private reserve which supports a variety of research and management projects

Napo Wildlife Centre

An upmarket lodge located within a pristine 52,000-acre private terra firma rainforest

Nosy Mangabe

Rising to 1000 feet off the luxuriant Masoala peninsula, the island is home to the shy aye-aye – subject of one of the Durrell Wildlife’s captive breeding projects – four further lemur species, reptiles such as leaf-tailed gecko and the rare tree boa, and two species of tenrec. Hikes can be taken around the island’s … Continued

Praia Inhame Eco Lodge

A quality, rustic  beachfront lodge which lives up to its eco billing.

Davison’s

A classic safari camp in the heart of Hwange’s Linkwasha Concession…

Waghoba Eco Lodge

An intricately designed and constructed lodge in Tadoba National Park’s buffer zone, with an admirable environmental conscience, enticing cuisine and quality facilities.

Le Jacques-Cartier

A state-of-the-art ship exploring the whole of the beautiful Seychelles, from the Inner Islands to the Outer Islands, including the legendary Aldabra Atoll with its large population of giant tortoises.

Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands is a remote and underdeveloped province where the tribes have retained their traditional cultures, particularly in the Tari Basin. Tari is one of the few places in Papua New Guinea where tribes habitually wear traditional dress and retain their customs intact, observable on visits to the Huli Wigmen, the region’s largest ethnic … Continued

Bom Bom Island Resort

The original international hotel on Principe over 30 years ago, soon to be fully refurbished and even better than before.

Astove

Almost the furthest west of the Seychelles’ Outer Islands, Astove is one of three atolls in the Aldabra Group, along with Cormoledo and Aldabra itself. The atoll consists of the islands of Astove and Charlotte surrounding a large, shallow inner lagoon, a mecca for serious fly fishermen. The islands host a large number of giant … Continued

Soutpansberg Mountains

The Soutpansberg Mountains (Afrikaans for Salt Pan Mountains) are dramatic outcrops of pink quartzite rock which rise over 1700m extending from the town of Vivo in the west to Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park in the east. Moist sea air from the Indian Ocean precipitates on the southern slopes and, due to the … Continued

Amazonian Rainforest

To the east of the Andes lies the mighty Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the world and containing around a third of the world’s species of animals and plants. Known locally as the Oriente, the Ecuadorian part of Amazonia has some remarkable rainforest lodges most of which are dotted along the banks … Continued

Ndali Lodge

A rustic, intimate lodge perched on a hill and offer stunning views over a natural crater lake.

Tango Mar

A long-established resort with beachfront location facing the Pacific Ocean near Tambor in southern Nicoya peninsula

Tswalu Loapi Tented Camp

Exclusivity and pristine wilderness in South Africa’s largest privately owned wildlife reserve.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Lavish lodge in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains with outstanding views towards the Volcanoes National Park

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

At an impressive 2,100 metres above sea level with beautiful views over forested valleys towards the Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Rift Valley

Hotel Belmar

Lovely hotel on a hillside with views over flower-filled grounds and cloud forest to the Nicoya Peninsula