• Machaba Guide

    Let’s hear it for the Guides!

    - April 17, 2014

    They’re an essential part of your holiday, but often overlooked. So, trying to redress the balance, here’s our tribute to the sterling work done by the guides, in the words of our clients. “Our guide Everlasting was a historian, storyteller, humourist as well as being our guide & driver. He was adaptable & willing to […]

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    Morocco ‒ Telouet and its Glaoui Kasbah in the High Atlas Mountains

    - April 4, 2014

    Inspired by Marrakesh’s distinctive and enduring vogue for riads ‒ traditional courtyard homes in the old quarter converted into luxurious boutique hotels ‒ it’s now virtually de rigueur for visitors to enjoy their sensuous, almost pasha-like, experience. Yet the desert city’s best known – and ultimately infamous – ‘pasha’ was T’hami El Glaoui. Along with […]

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    India Moments

    - March 24, 2014

    Night Walking in Mumbai People are on the streets: talking, sipping tea, weaving in and out of stalls selling sugar cane, nuts and chocolate. The smell of spices new and strange and delicious fills the night as the heat of day slips, replaced by a clamour of incessant movement, like a blurred image. These are […]

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    Aaron Millar – travel writer and photographer

    - March 17, 2014

    This months interview is with Aaron Millar. Describe yourself in no more than 3 words. Not usually still. What real or fictitious tribe would you be a member of? The beatnik writers of 1950’s, just because they were so free in their style and had something to say.  They also drank a lot of whisky […]

Welcome to the Tribes Travel blog!

This exciting range of articles and features are written by travellers for travellers.

Some of the pieces are written by the Tribes Travel team, others are by our well-travelled clients, and there are also insights from lodge or hotel owners worldwide, and by travel guides and other people working within the travel industry.

We are also pleased to have articles penned by professional travel journalists or travel photographers for your delight and delectation!
Whether you’re just looking for an escape over lunch break or trying to get inspiration for a future trip, we hope that our blog offers entertainment and insight.

Travellers' Tales

Leopard in tree, near lake manze camp, Tanzania

Are you feeling lucky?…

…said Jane, as we climbed aboard the Land Rover with Peter, our safari guide and Ali, our driver. After a moment’s thought, Peter replied, “Yes!” We knew that he knew what we meant.

road to the tides

The road to The Tides – and the elephant on the runway

If you’re travelling from Saadani to The Tides, and are offered the chance to make the journey by road rather than by the short by air, grab it!

Kisampa bungalow

Dragonflies and butterflies and the children of Matipwili.

This trip to Tanzania was my first-ever visit to Africa, and I suppose I had all the usual preconceptions from watching a mixture of David Attenborough and Comic Relief.