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husky

By Natalie
On: 13th December, 2018

Where to go in January

  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Laos
  • Antarctica
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

While the rest of the country dejectedly throws out the Quality Street rejects (Strawberry Delight, anyone?) and valiantly attempts a Dry January, why not beat the blues by jetting off to pastures new this January? Whether you're looking for good old fashioned outdoorsy adventure,…

lion in Namibia

By Abby
On: 27th November, 2018

Where to Spot: Lions

  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Namibia

Who could fail to be moved by Charm, alpha mother and feminist icon, in last night's Dynasties, moving heaven and earth to keep her pride going against the odds? It reminded us all at Original Travel HQ that life for lions is nearly always tough (no matter what The Lion King may have taught…

emperor penguins

By Abby
On: 19th November, 2018

Where to Spot: Penguins

  • Antarctica
  • South Africa

Last night's Dynasties was another emotional blinder, though the freezing cold winter did have us pulling on an extra jumper and whacking the heating up several degrees to combat our sympathy shivers. We were transfixed as Sir David narrated us through the penguins' winter - which, if we're…

Lion Sands Chalkley Treehouse, Sabi Sands

By Natalie
On: 1st November, 2018

Top Three Safari Sleepouts

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Africa

With so little light pollution, stargazing in Africa is about as good as it gets. Whether you're a budding astronomer or simply spellbound by the idea of spending a night under the stars, we can arrange the perfect experience for you. The Milky Way will never look so beautiful, and the…

Cape Town
Emily

By Emily
On: 30th October, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: South Africa

  • South Africa
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands
  • Cape Town
  • The Winelands and Cape

South Africa is hands-down one of our favourite destinations. Whether exploring the Cape and the surrounding winelands on your honeymoon or taking your little ones on their first ever safari, the Rainbow Nation has something for everyone. There is always more to be discovered in South…

fishing boats at sunset

By Abby
On: 18th September, 2018

Winter Sun: Escaping the Big Chill

  • Jamaica
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Mexico
  • Maldives

We may have just enjoyed one of the most glorious summers in recent memory but come November we'll all be digging out the woolly jumpers, lining up our winter box-sets and - not to be too dramatic about it - wondering if we'll ever feel the warmth of the sun on our faces again. But fear not,…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 21st August, 2018

Our Top Five Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia

Sometimes we need to take a step back and just remember we have no greater right to be here than any other animal - David Attenborough. No truer words, David. No truer words. And while the whole planet could benefit from subscribing to that school of thought, Africa particularly springs to…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 7th August, 2018

Authentic African Adventures

  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Uganda

Authenticity: a perennially peddled promise which is rarely truly fulfilled. Yet authenticity is increasingly what we look for in our holiday experiences; the desire to feel like we've seen the real destination; that we've got beneath its skin and seen into its soul. Well, authenticity just…

Sicily headland
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 28th June, 2018

Summer Lovin': Leaving it to the Last Minute?

  • South Africa
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Zambia
  • Maldives

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous or, for that matter, the chaos of trying to juggle (delete as appropriate) family/work/home/pets/social life. While it's all very commendable to book things months and years…

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Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 1st March, 2018

Our Top Five Eco-Destinations

  • Tanzania
  • Easter Island
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa

Re-use, reduce, recycle. We all know the huge importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful planet, and we all try to do our bit to help the environment and to reduce both our energy use and waste (Kenya and Rwanda are away ahead of us by the way, banning the use of plastic bags…