Top 32 Animals To See On Safari – A Photo Guide

Top 32 Animals To See On Safari – A Photo Guide

If you’re a wildlife or animal lover, going on a safari in Africa will be a dream come true. You’ve probably watched nature documentaries and the Lion King and wondered what it might be like to go to Africa and see these amazing creatures for yourself. Maybe you’…
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Visiting the Falkland Islands on an Expedition Cruise

Visiting the Falkland Islands on an Expedition Cruise

I travelled to the Falkland Islands as part of an expedition cruise that also took in South Georgia and Antarctica. In this post, I hope I’ve captured some of the essence of what the Falklands are like and what there is to see and do there during your short …
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60+ Awesome Antarctica Photography Tips

60+ Awesome Antarctica Photography Tips

Antarctica is a photographer’s dream. The wildlife, the icebergs, the huge open landscapes, the pristine, untouched expanse of it all… it’s fair to say that if you’re planning a trip to Antarctica, photography is going to be right up there on your list of priorities. But for …
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The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Our Itinerary

The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Our Itinerary

An Antarctica itinerary is not like a normal travel itinerary. Unlike taking a holiday in Italy or exploring Uganda, you can’t exactly choose what to see and where to stop. You’re completely at the mercy of two things: the route designed by the expedition company you’re travelling …
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South Georgia & Antarctica: The Trip Of A Lifetime

South Georgia & Antarctica: The Trip Of A Lifetime

Welcome to the first of my posts about my recent trip to South Georgia and Antarctica. In this one, I hope I’ve captured some of the essence of what the trip was like and what we did. If you’re after specific practical information, an account of our full …
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19 Easy Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

19 Easy Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting up close and personal with a beautiful creature, and when all the stars align and the animal is in the right place, at the right time, …
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The Amazing Animals Of Uganda: A Photo Guide

The Amazing Animals Of Uganda: A Photo Guide

If you’re a wildlife lover, you may well have dreamed of taking a trip to Africa to take in the glory of its amazing animal species. There really is nothing like the thrill of seeing a leopard on the hunt, a hippo wallowing in a river, or a giraffe …
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How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

Ah, pearls.  Those gorgeous, lustrous, perfectly round jewels that seem to glow and shimmer with an internal light, like a full moon, or a lightbox, or a text message that wakes you in the middle of the night.  We’ve all seen them, some of you may even have some –&…
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Ol Doinyo Lengai – Climb the Mountain of God

Ol Doinyo Lengai – Climb the Mountain of God

Most climbers travelling to Tanzania have only one target in mind: the towering summit of the six-kilometre high Mount Kilimanjaro.  Ask them if they’re planning on climbing Ol Doinyo Lengai and odds are you’ll get a blank stare.  Ol Donny-who?! But if you want a serious challenge, in …
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A Uganda Itinerary In Two Weeks

A Uganda Itinerary In Two Weeks

Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I spent four months living and working in Kampala, Uganda.  During that time I took a few weekend trips out of the city, but I didn’t get a chance to explore the rest of the country until the very …
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Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

“Does everyone have waterproofs?” asks the ranger, looking around him.  The thirty-two of us, crammed into the tiny room, nod grimly.  Yes, yes we do.  And we know we’re going to need them. The gorilla safari briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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A Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

A Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda

Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda

This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, Queen Elizabeth.  It contains more wonderful wildlife, some song lyrics, and three too-close-for-comfort encounters, so if that sounds good, read on! Part 1 includes epic landscapes and masses of gorgeous photos of animals, including elephants and a…
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Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  If you want to see wildlife, and you only have time for one park, make it this one.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  You can thank me later. It’s for very good reason …
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What Happens On A Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda

What Happens On A Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda

The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered by our presence, he seems to be actively enjoying it, striking the sort of poses a catalogue model would be proud of, working the crowd, playing to his audience. This, after all, is almost certainly&…
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A Safari In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

A Safari In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

While Uganda might not be quite as celebrated as Kenya or Tanzania for its wildlife, there’s no denying that if you’re a nature lover or a safari enthusiast, there’s still plenty here to delight and surprise you. The country has an impressive ten National Parks offering an …
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