Houseboats of Kerala

Houseboats of Kerala

One of Kerala’s most popular delights is to navigate its charming, narrow back water channels. Bisecting paddy fields and lined with palm tress, … View Post
Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Houseboats are to Kerala what gondolas are to Venice. Choosing which houseboat to travel on though, can be a tricky business... View Post
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala

Fresh paw-prints in the mud, the size of my own footprints, and deep claw marks into the tree bark, told us we were in … View Post
Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji flowers bloom but once every 12 years in the high hills above Munnar in Kerala. 2018 is one such year... View Post
Kongou Falls, Gabon

Kongou Falls, Gabon

When Hollywood producers of the most recent Tarzan blockbuster wanted to film in an achingly exotic land, full of dense equatorial jungle, fast flowing … View Post
Tassi Camp, Loango National Park

Tassi Camp, Loango National Park

A night at the Tassi Camp, ensconced in the wildest depths of Gabon's Loango NP is a must to truly appreciate "Africa's last Eden." View Post
Lowland Gorillas, Loango National Park, Gabon (2 min film)

Lowland Gorillas, Loango National Park, Gabon (2 min film)

Recently habituated, Loango’s lowland gorillas are a rare and little known opportunity to visit these amazing creatures. View Post
Loango National Park, Gabon

Loango National Park, Gabon

Equatorial jungle, Lowland gorillas, forest elephants, white sandy beaches and 'surfing' hippos. Gabon's Loango NP is my definition of luxury travel. View Post
Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

Built to escape the marauding Fon warriors of the 16th century, today the stilt village of Ganvie, in the middle of Lake Nokoue, still … View Post
Dahomey Palaces, Benin

Dahomey Palaces, Benin

A deadly female guard of "Amazons" once protected the Dahomey King's Palaces. Visiting today is all a lot easier... View Post