Category travel

IN PICTURES: NATURE’S FIREWORKS AT THE MOUNT YASUR VOLCANO, TANNA ISLAND, VANUATU

As Vanuatu’s Mount Yasur volcano erupts, boulders explode like popcorn and the Earth roars. You realise that you are, in fact, nothing but some loose skin and splintery old bone – and this fire-breathing giant can turn you into ash in cartoon-style slo-mo. Actually, maybe that’s a crap way to describe it – I haven’t […]

INTERVIEW: TIGER EXPERT DR SANJAY SHUKLA, ON WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT KANHA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA

  Madhya Pradesh’s wilderness areas inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – and it’s easy to see why Kanha National Park was a key influence. Its misted meadows and lush sal forests create the perfect setting for the real wildlife drama that unfolds here. And tigers have a starring role. While there are several well-known […]

TRAVEL: Explore the Serengeti’s most remote corner

    Anyone who’s seen footage of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration has at least “penciled in” a Serengeti adventure. And no wonder – between July and October around 1.2 million wildebeests, 750,000 zebras and hundreds of thousands of other plains creatures pass through the area, hungry big cats hot on their hooves, before heading […]

TRAVEL: Get up in a gorilla’s grill, Rwanda

The first time I got close to a wild silverback, he turned his back and let his digestive tract do the talking with a resounding “parp”. It was not the “Dian Fossey meets Digit” love encounter I’d hoped for on my visit to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park – but I was lucky it even happened. […]

TRAVEL: Caves, lakes & singing gibbons in Khao Sok, Thailand

If you fancy a lazy beach break with a side of jungle boogie, allow me to introduce you to Khao Sok, Thailand. The 646km2 national park lies smack-bang in the middle of the Surat Thani province in the country’s south, is an easy half-day drive from both Phuket and Krabi, and offers plenty of Faunographic […]