Colour on the wing in Sri Lanka
Mar15

Colour on the wing in Sri Lanka

No matter how indifferent you might be to ‘Twitchers’ it’s almost impossible not to become mesmerised by the spectrum of colour and form in Sri Lanka’s birdlife. If you’re already a dedicated birder, then Sri Lanka offers you the ability to pursue your desires whilst the rest of the family (if you’ve brought them) can enjoy the culture, history and beaches of the country – such is the geographic and cultural variety within easy reach...

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The time capsule that’s Fatehpur Sikri
Feb01

The time capsule that’s Fatehpur Sikri

Often missed but very much a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India;  this abandoned city encapsulates Murghal life in a way that the tourist-smothered monuments of Agra fall short. Fatehpur Sikri is only an hour’s drive – 40kms – west from Agra but is often by-passed in favour of heading in all haste to Rajasthan. Don’t be tempted to give it a wide berth. For us, this ancient capital, which...

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Jehan Numa – Gateway to the ‘Tiger State’
Dec07

Jehan Numa – Gateway to the ‘Tiger State’

We’ve long been fortunate enough to know the Rashid family, owners of the Jehan Numa collection of lodges and hotels – from the days when theirs was our only haven of respite from the jungles we lived in within India. In those days they were in the formative years of turning their ancestral home – formerly the palace of the Begum of Bhopal (the first female ruler of a principality) – into a charming and impressive heritage...

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Samode Safari Lodge – a fine heritage
Nov16

Samode Safari Lodge – a fine heritage

If ever there is an argument for visiting a wildlife park and never leaving your hotel then Samode Safari Lodge has to be it! It’s not often that we’re taken aback on entering an hotel room but at Samode Safari Lodge on the edge of Bandhavgarh National Park in India we experience a definite double-take! We should have expected a treat as Samode’s other hotels (beautiful heritage properties in Rajasthan) had, on previously visits to...

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Africa Planner – Why, When & How.
Nov10

Africa Planner – Why, When & How.

Our ‘rule of thumb’ guide to help you get the most out of an adventure to Africa. Its a snapshot of each country based on our opinions and experience and will help you ask yourself some relevant questions in order to make the right decisions. Like a country’s prey base, inoculations and political stability are a movable feast, so we’ll help you get up to speed on current information once you know where you wish...

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