Summer is approaching fast and if you are considering a holiday this summer and have not already booked then now is the time to do so, as availability becomes short and the urge to get away becomes stronger! Please give us a call on 01323 446550 or mail email@example.com
A note for your diary, we will be attending the Wedding Fayre at Wellshurst Golf Club on the 10th April 2016 from 11am to 3pm. If you're looking for that special honeymoon drop by so we can offer you some of our favourite ideas or help put yours into action. The Wildebeest Migration reaches the Masai Mara, Kenya
While there are never any exact dates with wildlife activities, it is very likely the huge ungulate migration will cross in to the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya in July and stay until October. The huge herd are a mixture of mostly wildebeest (1.7 million approximately!) 300,000 zebra, 400,000 Grants and Thompson gazelles and 12,000 eland.
The herd’s instinct has been honed over hundreds of years and they instinctively know where the rains are falling and head in that direction. It is not unusual for them to race in one direction and then return when the rains fail or move to another location.
Most of us will have seen television coverage of the animals brought to a stop by the River Mara in full flood only to eventually make the crossing, often at a cost of drowning and predation by crocodiles. Once the animals are in the Mara they are in the densest lion populated area in the world, not forgetting the leopard, hyena and host of other predators that make the most of this bonanza.
This is truly one of nature’s seven wonders of the world and once seen never forgotten. Being in a 4x4 driving across the plains full of animals (and birds) and then witnessing the drama of the river crossing is an unforgettable experience. There are a number of lodges, camps and hotels that are well placed for you to stay while viewing this spectacle but they do fill fast. Parts of the National Park become very busy and if you stay on a Concession (game reserves that are community run and limit access) along the Park you will have just as good an experience without the crowds - but expect to pay for the privilege.
At present, the visa requirement in Kenya is being waived for British Citizen children under 16 – making it an even better time to think about travelling there for a family holiday!
It is not too late to book your Migration Experience for this year but act fast. Call or email us for further information.
Pictures courtesy of Bethan Evans
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Northern Queensland Flora & Fauna
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest along with the Atherton Tablelands, with plenty of opportunities to see the wide variety of flora and fauna of this fascinating region.
Photograph by kind permission of Tourism Australia.
For those people experiencing a safari for the first time and who are not sure how they will like it or those that know that a few days of game viewing are enough for them, the following suggested itinerary should give food for thought…
This itinerary combines the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island; a rugged and scenic coastline, unspoiled wilderness and friendly hospitality make this a perfect destination.
Whilst on your bespoke tour of Queensland how about incorporating a stay in the tropical climate and rainforest by staying in a fully self contained treehouse? Situated beside the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park here you can explore 9km of walking tracks through the 93 hectare property. Then by night dine at the in-house restaurant in the tree tops.
There is plenty of wildlife to look out for such as parrots, the smallest musky rat kangaroo (the smallest kangaroo in the world see Peter's pic below), platypus and search for over 160 different species of birds. Also explore the ‘undiscovered’ Atherton Tablelands - home to stunning waterfalls and crater lakes.
Photographs below by kind permission of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat
Photographs below by kind permission of Peter Ellis, wildlife at Rose Gums.
We would like to share with you the very happy news, Peter Ellis our Africa expert, got married to the lovely Julie in Alfriston on the 19th March. We would like to wish them all the best for the future and hope they have a lovely honeymoon in Sri Lanka.