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Western Australia: Home of the Whale Shark

by Travelbag on 01 August 2019, 09:08AM Western Australia: Home of the Whale Shark Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia boasts one of the world’s largest fringing reefs – a coral reef that lies close to shore. Swimmers, snorkellers and divers flock here from across the globe to discover this diverse underwater universe, home to wild manta rays, dolphins, turtles and giant schools of fish. But whale sharks are the region’s main attraction. These gigantic – but gentle – creatures can weigh up to 21 tons and reach 18 metres in length. We asked Mark Chipperfield to slip on his flippers, and get up close and personal with the world’s biggest fish.   Diving at Ningaloo Reef It’s 8.15am on a perfect morning in Western Australia. I’m kayaking across an impossibly blue ocean with my guide to the edge of Ningaloo Reef ...
Your Guide to Kenya: Beaches, Cities and Wildlife

Your Guide to Kenya: Beaches, Cities and Wildlife

From the mountains to the coast, Kenya is a country of contrasts. As the home of the safari, Kenya’s game parks are legendary. But you’ll also find golf courses, scuba diving sites, big-game fishing and beautiful beaches. Plus, as Miles Kingdom explains, you can even fit in a city break. The good news is, you can see Kenya’s highlights very comfortably in the space of a two-we...
by Travelbag on 03 July 2019, 11:07AM



Visiting Costa Rica: Our Holiday Guide

Visiting Costa Rica: Our Holiday Guide

Visiting Costa Rica is something everybody should do at least once in their lifetime. One of the world’s most biodiverse countries – and consistently ranked among the happiest – it’s an environmental treasure-trove that makes for an incredible tropical adventure. A pioneer in ecotourism and sustainable travel, Costa Rica has designated a quarter of its land protected terr...
by Travelbag on 11 June 2019, 17:06PM



Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

From Ubud’s monkey forest and terraced rice fields to the fantastic surf breaks at Kuta, Canggu and Seminyak beaches, Bali has a lot to offer. So it’s no surprise that this Indonesian island, with its abundance of temples and yoga retreats, has become such a tourist hotspot – 5.7million people visited in 2017, while the government’s target for foreign arrivals in 2018 was...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2019, 12:05PM



Animals to see in Botswana

Animals to see in Botswana

Holidays to Botswana are all about the wildlife. And what better way to see them than on a safari? The 'big five' – buffalo, elephant, lion, rhino and leopard – are all here, alongside an endless list of other animals. But that doesn't mean you're guaranteed to see them.  When it comes to safari holidays, when you go is just as important as where you stay. Timing is everything....
by Travelbag on 23 May 2018, 08:05AM



Nuts About Nature

Nuts About Nature

Top tips for discovering Australia’s weird and wonderful wildlife Saddle Up Explore the spectacular Blue Mountains High Country on horseback, through gorgeous bushland, pine forests and clear creeks. Paddle with Platypus  Take a dawn or dusk canoe tour in the Great Otway National Park, accessible from Melbourne, to discover Australia’s most elusive animal – this rare...
by Travelbag on 17 December 2014, 12:12PM



Going Wild

Going Wild

If you’re thinking about taking a holiday where the opportunity to marvel at the local wildlife features highly on the ‘to do’ list, then you aren’t really going to be short of options. From the big cats of the Maasai Mara to the monkeys of Gibraltar, and from the Little Penguins of Phillip Island to the elephants of Asia, the opportunities are almost endless when it come...
by Matt Salisbury on 17 November 2014, 10:11AM



Top 5 Places in the World for Whale Watching

Top 5 Places in the World for Whale Watching

Watching a whale burst through the water's surface is a fascinating and unforgettable sight. There's something quite magical about seeing the largest mammal in their natural environment, at its most glorious. Whale-watching is one of the most popular wildlife experiences, but you might be surprised by how many countries have these gentle giants in their waters. So when you're planning your holid...
by Rianne Ojeh on 30 September 2013, 14:09PM



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