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Trip to Sri Lanka in April 2011

Hi All

We are booked on to this trip from 11th - 23rd April 2011. It would be nice to hear from others who are doing the same trip. Or anyone who has done the trip before, to share their experiences


Lesley and Neill


Buddha's Island - new traveller


I'm just looking into booking my first travelling experience, thinking about the Buddha's Island. Any trips or experiences whether this would be a good start?



Travel Problems

Am booked on tomorrows' Winter Toubkal trek and have just found out that my flight to Heathrow has been cancelled. Is anyone else experiencing problems getting there, or is it just me?

The ironic thing is wanting to do Toubkal in snow - and what is stopping us getting out of this country? Yup - you got it!!!! lol


Makgadikgadi Migration

On our Botswana accommodated trip. We went to the town Nata to view the Makgadikgadi pans (one of the largest saltpans in the world). We came across two herds of zebra each consisting of about 500 zebra, on their way to the Boteti river. It was an awesome sight, even for the guides.  Dave and I, the guides on the trip, came from parts of South Africa where zebras are quite well known and seen but this was unbelievable.

Everest Base Camp 11th March 2011

Hi all,

Just booked onto the Everest base camp trek departing on the 11th of March 2011 and am looking to get in touch with anyone else on the trip.



Under African Skies

During the week in Kenya a full safari itinerary in the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru yielded many wonderful sights of the East African wildlife with most enjoying sightings of elephants, lions, giraffe, the two African species of rhinoceros, cheetah, leopard, zebra and various antelope. The diverse and colourful birdlife of Kenya was also enjoyed by many.  

Southern India Surprises

Southern India is a mysterious and magical place to visit and this trip captivated my inner senses.

The tour started in Mahabalipuram a sacred town on the coast on the Bay of Bengal. Here we found an array of fascinating sites to visit, including the splendid Shore Temple.

This area is rich in temples and you will not fail to be impressed by the architectural splendour of the Shore Temple and bass reliefs.

Leaving the cost we headed into the religious heartland of Tamil Nadu.

Realm of the Maya (RM)

This trip starts with four days in Mexico then moves to Guatamala with a 2 day foray into Honduras to see Copan.  This looked the most interesting itinerary of those on offer in this region with beautiful scenery, plentiful wildlife (especially birds) and interesting Sanish Colonial cities in addition to the tour of the major and some interesting minor Mayan sites and we had a great time.

Moroccan Desert Adventure - Nov 2010

From the native Berber guides, Hassan and Ismail, Asthma the camel, campfire tribal songs, our nut and date stops, races up the sand dunes, counting shooting stars in unpolluted night skies, traditional Tagine dishes, making bread in a sand oven, sharing jokes with the camel drivers... learning to tie and wear your headscarves like a Berber, the amazing villages of flat-roofed pisé houses full of smiling faces, mint tea, the tours, the “discussions” and tipping.

South Africa

Still basking in the post World Cup glory, South Africa is one of the most vibrant and exciting countries. Cape Town is one of the most spectacular cities, situated on the rolling Atlantic Ocean and beneath the impressive Table Mountain. Visit Camps Bay and Clifton for a taste of Cape Tonian life and it's excellent food and wine. From the fruitful winelands of Stellenbosch to the dry arid deserts of the Kalahari. If you’re after the Big Five (Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard and Black Rhino) , then visit Kruger National Park.