Exploring the Gambia’s new Ninki Nanka Trail

A new initiative aims to draw travellers from the Gambia’s golden beaches towards its interior. The Ninki Nanka Trail, named for a mythical water-dwelling leviathan, starts in coastal Banjul and follows the Gambia River’s jungle-clad banks 225 miles upstream through villages and wildlife hotspots.

Road-tripping through Iceland's remote corners on the all-new Westfjords Way

Of the few travellers who make the journey to this far-flung northwestern peninsula, fewer still reach the wildlife-rich western corner of Látrabjarg — one of many highlights on the country’s newest touring route for intrepid drivers, The Westfjords Way.
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Five of the best places to see wildlife in the UK

Wildlife journalist Simon Barnes shares some great wildlife-watching experiences all nature enthusiasts can have on British shores. 

A really wild safari on the Amazon's Rio Negro

A short hop from the city of Manaus, the tea-black waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro, a major tributary of Amazon River, offer the perfect taster experience for those seeking an accessible rainforest adventure.

Travel Geeks online: plan the ultimate Kenya trip – 28 September 2021

Join us online for our upcoming Travel Geeks on 28 September, where the conversation with our expert panel will focus on planning a dream trip to Kenya.

Travel Geeks online: adventures in the Yukon wilderness — 7 September 2021

Join us this September to hear from a panel of experts who’ll be discussing the outstanding outdoor adventures on offer in the northern Canadian territory of the Yukon.

Into the wild in Haida Gwaii, Canada's 'Galápagos of the North'

Kayaking through Haida Gwaii, a string of weather-pummelled Pacific islands cast adrift from the western coast of British Columbia, reveals biodiversity on a giant Canadian scale.

Travel writers share 17 ultimate adventures to inspire your next big trip

Seeking inspiration for your next big adventure? From riding the rails through Siberia to bush camping in Queensland, our thrill-seeking travel writers have selected their favourite adventurous forays. The only thing left for you to do is to decide which unique experience should be next on your travel hitlist.

In pictures: the call of the wild in Kenya

Kenya’s nature reserves show a country as diverse as it is extraordinary, where lions stalk through ancient lava flows and flocks of bubble gum-pink flamingos skim vast, silent lakes. From camel-riding to mountain climbing, adventures abound in Kenya.

Britain’s songbirds are in decline — here’s how travellers can help

Songbirds have long been intertwined with Britain’s natural and cultural landscape. With spring in full swing, we celebrate the birds that serenade our streets and countryside, and take a look at the ways we can help to boost their dwindling numbers.

A guide to ethical whale tourism in the 21st century

The more we learn about whales, the more fascinating and complex they appear to be. But what role does whale-watching play in their conservation? And what positive practices are destinations employing to protect these giants of the ocean?

Travel Geeks online: adventure, cities and natural icons in Australia’s Northern Territory – 11 May 2021

Join us for a virtual Travel Geeks on 11 May, when our expert panel will introduce us to the unique experiences on offer in Australia’s Northern Territory.

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 

Which African wildlife experience is right for you?

The safari experience is constantly evolving with the likes of more sustainable options and emerging destinations. Here are some of the best areas for wildlife-spotting and how to explore them.

The travel kit list: birdwatching for beginners

Birding requires kit that's versatile, travel-friendly and — most importantly — inconspicuous. Discover kit that'll help you get the best from your adventure.

The greatest show on Earth: tracking the wildebeest migration across Tanzania's Serengeti

The Serengeti’s golden plains may be home to the Big Five, but the unsung heroes of these grasslands are its white-bearded wildebeests. They're the seams that hold together an ecosystem, performing an ancient dance that still sweeps across the savannah.

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