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Safari & Wildlife

By Natalie
On: 10th December, 2018

Where to Spot: Tigers

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

Here at Original Travel HQ we can't quite believe that we've just watched the final episode of Sir David Attenborough's Dynasties, and are all desperate for the Beeb to announce a sequel already. Over the last five weeks we've followed some adorable, intelligent and utterly powerhouse…

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By Tom
On: 29th November, 2018

The Conservation Conversation

  • Africa

At Original Travel we spend a lot of time discussing our part in the great sustainability and tourism debate. Here's a quick summary of our current thinking…

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…

Uganda chimpanzee

By Natalie
On: 13th November, 2018

Where to Spot: Chimpanzees

  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Africa

We're on a little bit of a BBC Dynasties hype of late, and after Sunday's episode, who can blame us. Getting to know David the Senegalese chimpanzee (no, not our sainted David Attenborough) and his group was every bit as epic as we'd hoped, and we're sure left many of you craving to head out…

lions in tanzania

By Natalie
On: 12th November, 2018

Dynasties: Where to Spot the Stars of the Show

  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Central India

As the dark winter nights settle in and we find ourselves sheltering on the sofa of a Sunday evening, there's nothing quite like Attenborough's dulcet tones to soothe our weary winter souls. Dynasties, the Beeb's latest wildlife wunder-show, tracks the ups and downs of five animal families…

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By Guest blogger
On: 4th October, 2018

Best places to see Fall Colours in North America

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • British Columbia Coast

Off the back of our seemingly endless summer, here at Original Travel we're getting excited for woolly jumper weather, pumpkin-spiced lattes and apple and blackberry crumble. As autumn fast encroaches on the last of the summer rays, Mother Nature's russet blanket is starting to descend upon…

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…

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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…

spotting animals on safari

By Natalie
On: 17th April, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife: Five Animals You Can Only See In...

  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Australia
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • New Zealand

If you've ever played a game of Top Trumps you'll know the rarer the superhero, character, or animal, the better. Start collecting your own series of trump cards by making it your mission to spot some of the weird and wonderful wildlife on this list, each of which can't be spotted anywhere…