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    Ever heard of Madikwe?

    - September 15, 2014

    Probably not, although it’s one of South Africa’s largest and best game reserves, offering an authentic, game-rich safari experience at a very competitive price. Forget the crowds, the high prices and the over-commercialised destinations that you have heard about this is something very authentic and different. Madikwe is fast becoming for those in the know […]

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    Lion Extravaganza

    - September 4, 2014

    While lions are found in many big safari places, on a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya, I couldn’t believe quite how many lions I saw on one game drive, let alone the full 5 days I spent there! Never in my ‘safari life’ have I found myself driving past a lion sighting […]

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    Top 4 Getaways

    - August 12, 2014

    There are times when you just want to escape, get away from it all, cast off your cares and leave the daily routine well and truly behind. We all have different ideas of the perfect getaway, the top of a mountain (or as high as we can comfortably get), a remote desert island, the depths […]

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    Ecuador Cloud Forest Safari

    - July 15, 2014

    I am in a world of water. It hangs from trees like a thick mossy coat. It tumbles in cascades and floods of rushing streams.  I find it quietly fallen, in drops that capture rainbows like prisms, and raging in sudden torrents of intense rain.  And where this water lands, life explodes upwards. Tangled spirals […]

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.