General News - July 2013
Save on last minute gorilla tracking permits - 24 July 2013
You will have the opportunity to track gorillas in their natural habitat of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Save over US$1000 per person!
Gorilla permits available dates in Uganda:
August 20th, 26th
September 7th, 16th, 20th, 30th
Offer valid for travel in August and September 2013, around the above dates with permit availability. Prices include accommodation, all meals and drinks, all activities in the itinerary, your own expert guide and vehicle and return transfers to Entebbe where appropriate.
Top tips for more dangerous travel - 3 July 2013
There's lots of helpful advice out there (and right here) about safe travel. But what about dangerous travel?
Here are 10 tips from Traveldudes that will help you do just that:
1. Stop worrying about getting scammed.
The truth is, this happens to a lot of travellers, even the most seasonsed ones. It even happens to us! As long as you only ever part with little bits of money, you won't come to much harm. Treat it as an investment in your education!
2. Go off with a stranger.
Not some darkened alleyway obviously, but if you've met a friendly person who invites you to a public place within walking distance, go along! You will probably have fun!
3. Do stuff you wouldn't normally do at home.
Loads of safe travel guides tell you not to do this, but the truth is, a lot of foreign places are actually safer than your home town. As long as you're not naive, you'll be fine.
4. Jump off stuff
Those extreme sports places have been around for decades because they take safetly really seriously. If you've got half a brain, you should be able to spot a dodgy one a mile off.
5. Always lock your room and wedge the door.
Pretty damned impossible in a dorm.
6. If the worst happens, fight back.
If someone's got a knife or a gun, just give up your stuff. But if not, and you reckon you've got a fighting chance, scream, yell and hold onto your things. Chances are the muggers will run off.
7. Talk to the hawkers
A lot of travellers don't like engaging in conversation with people who are trying to sell them stuff, in case they ... well, try to sell them stuff. But if you start talking about something else, you can make a real, personal connection.
8. Leave the massive first aid kit at home.
Sure, bring your blister plasters, some antiseptic and Immodium, but chances are, if you need syringes and bandages, you'll be in a hospital, where such things are provided.
9. Act like an idiot
Sometimes not understanding stuff (or pretending not to), can get you out of a sticky situation. When an official tried to bribe me at a border, I didn't really understand what was going on, so he gave up trying to get money out of me because it was too much trouble!
10. Take some risks
You're a grown up. You know how to take a calculated risk. Would you rather come home feeling exhilarated and more confident, or wishing you'd done something more exciting? I know which one I'd pick ...
Last minute Zambia safari - 3 July 2013
Looking for a last minute safari bargain to Zambia during the summer vacations? Save US$900 per person on our irresistible offer for a 7 night safari vacation to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
The park spans two eco-regions both with savannah woodlands and large patches of grassland. The floodplains close to the river, are thick with grass, perfect for grazing buffalo while zebra and other leaf browsers are found nearer to the trees. Hippo also munch on the floodplain grasses and their dung released into the river, fertilizes its waters and sustains the fish!
This is one of the best places in the world to spot and photograph a leopard hunting, dozing in the heat of the day up a tree, or playing with its cubs.
Each of our unique safari bush camps, dotted along the rivers edge and hosting a maximum of eight guests at any one time is guaranteed to provide a unique and very personal experience. Choose to walk between the camps, or jump onto our specially adapted 4 wheel drive vehicles to shoot some amazing photographs.
At US$4500 per person, saving 20% on the normal price, enjoy a last minute safari to our unique bush camps. Dotted along the rivers edge and hosting a maximum of eight guests at any one time is guaranteed to provide a unique and very personal experience. Choose to walk between the camps, or jump onto our specially adapted 4 wheel drive vehicles to shoot some amazing photographs.
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