Where to spot wildlife in the UK

Would Be Traveller Best Places to Spot Wildlife in the UK

If you’re a wildlife lover, you might think the only destinations worth visiting for your animal fix are African National Parks, South American jungles or Asian rainforests. Well, lucky for you, your bank balance AND your carbon footprint, there are some fantastic places to spot wildlife in the UK. Of course, seeing any animal in[…]

Tips on How to Improve Your Wildlife Photography

Would Be Traveller How to improve your wildlife photography

They say that wildlife photography is one of the hardest to master. Yet, it’s incredibly satisfying when you get it right. Let me tell you how to improve your wildlife photography with my top tips on taking better photos of animals. How to improve your wildlife photography I am a wildlife travel and photography fanatic.[…]

Private Nature Reserve vs. Public National Park?

Africa on Foot: Treehouse

The word private has got so many positive connotations – peace, tranquility, luxury, personal service. Let’s face it, people tend to prefer private over public in most situations: private bathrooms, private transfers… But, when on safari, would you rather choose a private nature reserve or public national park?  In my experience, there seems to be[…]

9 reasons to go on safari

Reasons to go on safari

I don’t like to make a habit of setting my alarm at 5am, but I can make an exception on safari. In fact, on a recent trip to Greater Kruger in South Africa, I found myself bounding out of bed as soon as I heard the guide’s gentle knock at the door. A far cry from burying[…]

Africa on Foot review: boutique safari lodge in South Africa

Africa on Foot Review

Back home, I’m used to waking up to find my cat using me as a mattress. But, as I stirred from my bed deep in the South African wilderness, I was pleased to find the local big cats hadn’t had the same idea. I had just begun a three night stay at Africa on Foot,[…]

2 weeks in South Africa: The Perfect South Africa Itinerary

2 weeks in South Africa: Africa on Foot

This 2 weeks in South Africa itinerary will help you plan your precious holiday time. With a history spanning 100,000 years, and beautiful scenery taking up 120,000 square miles, South Africa is a whole lot of country to squeeze into just 2 weeks. But it is possible to see the highlights. Just be prepared to[…]

Ranthambore National Park: the real life Jungle Book

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, India

There are fewer than 4,000 tigers left in the wild. Over half of them live in India, and it was our mission to find one in Ranthambore National Park. With the Bengal tiger its national animal, India is doing all it can to conserve the endangered animal population. In 1973, a Government sponsored scheme called[…]

The Best of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

A week ago today, we returned from one of the most beautiful countries on earth – Sri Lanka. When we first told people where we were going, we were met with mostly confused responses – “Isn’t Sri Lanka just a rubbish version of India?”, “Are you going for the beaches?”, “Is Sri Lanka still really[…]

The Shoulda Woulda Coulda Day

Today has been one of those days. One where I think, ‘if I had just done…’ or ‘if we had just not…’, it would have been very different. I’m four days in to our epic tour across Sri Lanka – without doubt the most beautiful country I have ever been to. I paid enough money[…]

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