Spending time in the natural world is a vital balm for the soul and one we should all try and make time for, but it’s easier said than done. Sabbaticals allow us the privilege of time to truly get away from it all. With weeks or even months to spare, looking for niche wildlife species in the rainforests of Borneo or dedicating time to learning astronomy aren’t such far-flung ideas.
Walking Safaris in Zambia
Become more closely acquainted with nature on a multi-day guided
walking safari in Zambia's South Luangwa, taking your time to
travel between luxury mobile camps, getting much closer to the bush
and its resident wildlife in the process. Exploring on foot means
that you'll not only see some of the big stuff (from a safe
distance, of course) but also plenty of fascinating smaller
creatures. Then head over to the Lower Zambezi National Park for a
tranquil boat safari.
Private Island Peace in Mozambique
There's a whole other world beneath the waves, so what better
way to get away from the constant demands of email, Instagram and
the latest must binge-watch box-set than swapping your smartphone
for a snorkel? Explore the marine world and escape day-to-day life
on a private island surrounded by pristine reefs just off the coast
of Mozambique, where it feels as if time has stood still.
Ancient Rainforest in Malaysian Borneo
At the ripe old age of 130 million years old, Malaysian Borneo's
Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the oldest and most
biodiverse rainforests in the world. Spend a few nights exploring
with our expert guides and spot orangutans, Bornean slow lorises,
proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants. There's also the opportunity
to go swimming in natural river pools, test your head for heights
on a treetop canopy walk or simply relax and listen to the chorus
Canada's Wild West, British Colombia
Think nature and wildlife and your mind might jump to the Big
Five-hosting savannahs of Africa, but head to Canada's British
Columbia and you will find another abundance of animals great and
small, and locals who can regale you with stories, myths and
legends about them. Take in the watery wildlife off Vancouver
Island and the elusive spirit bears of the Great Bear Rainforest,
all set against a wild mountainous backdrop.