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Rajasthan: regal palaces & rural villages

With its soaring forts, glistening palaces, rugged countryside and dramatic desert landscapes, Rajasthan is quintessential India at its best. The state sparkles with the romance, chivalry and heroism of days old, and is forever abuzz with lively celebrations of colour and spirituality. Whether you’re in an opulent city or a rural village, you’ll have countless more »

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Lek Chailert

The insider: saving Asia’s elephants

We caught up with Lek Chailert who has won many awards for her work to save Asia’s elephants. Here, she tells us more about her project and how tourists have a responsibility to choose ethical elephant encounters. How did your organisation come about? I was working in the tourism industry and I saw the negative more »

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Serengeti: as seen on TV

The BBC’s latest wildlife series Serengeti really switched things up in terms of how nature documentaries are delivered, and we were glued to our screens every episode. With the use of ground-breaking videography and a dramatised storytelling technique, the series captured the daily unrest and emotional moments faced by animals of the Serengeti in northern more »

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The Lion King: Follow in the footsteps of Simba

Whether it’s Simba or Mufasa, Pumbaa or Timon, the lovable characters of The Lion King all hold a special place in our hearts. So, with the release of Disney’s live-action remake now upon us, we thought we would reintroduce you to some of the most classic characters, along with advice on the best places in more »

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Pelican Point Lodge with seals in the foreground

Kayaking with seals in Namibia

On her first visit to Namibia, our Africa Product Executive Laura was in complete awe of the incredible scenery and ever-changing landscapes. Here, she tells us about the highlight of her trip. From the rust red dunes of Sossusvlei and the eerie trees of Dead Vlei to the haunting beauty of the Skeleton Coast and incredible game more »

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Take to the water

From expedition cruising in Antarctica to drifting down Asia’s many waterways, or staying on a houseboat on the Zambezi, getting out on the water really does give you a totally unique perspective on a new destination. Here are a few of our favourite boats around the world… M/V Sea Spirit, Antarctica Experience the hauntingly beautiful more »

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