Africa

Top 5 experiences to have in Swaziland

Swaziland

In honour of Swaziland celebrating 50 years since its independence, we’re bringing you our top five experiences to have in what’s considered to be ‘Africa in a nutshell’. Stretching just 200 kilometres from north to south and being one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa, this tiny country is not only easy to get around, but is considered much safer than that of South Africa and a true reflection of African culture.

1. Go wildlife Spotting

The...

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What to pack on the Gorilla Trek

Uganda mountain gorilla

Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nothing can prepare you for that magical moment where you catch your first glimpse of a Silverback and his family just a few feet in front of you, completely in the wild. The privilege to see these incredible animals requires some hard work. You will be trekking through thick jungle foliage as your guide paves the way with...

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Top Ten Tours for 2016

Browse Tucan Travel's absolute must top trips from 2016. The year will certainly be a year to remember. The last 12 months have had everyone talking, from controversial politician debates to the colourful Rio Olympics. So how do certain destinations or tours make it into Tucan Travel's selection of top trips? We have looked at the number of departure dates, the number of bookings and the number of passengers to compile this list of our most popular trips.

We have had a great year taking...

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Africa

Destinations

Entering the Masai Mara

The ground ran red as the rain mixed with the dust that had stained our feet only hours earlier forming a rich paste matching the Masai’s clothes. It was a bumpy ride to the Masai Mara, down dirt roads, littered with rocks and holes. Grazing lands rolled out, as far as the eye could see with herds of cattle and goats dotted across the horizon, tended to by the tall and graceful men, carrying their staffs.

The atmosphere in the van was electric. There was not much of a drive to go. Soon...

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Travel tips

What to pack for a Gorilla Trek

Gorilla Trek Packing List

The Gorilla Trek is something you will probably only do once so you want to make sure you get it right. Having just returned from my hike, I sat down and compiled the ultimate Gorilla Trek Packing List.  The Gorilla Trek is the ultimate adventure and complete privilege to complete. I loved every minute of my Gorilla Trek, a trip I did last month with Tucan Travel. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t a breeze. It was hard. It was made tougher by the adverse weather conditions which we...

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Foods of South and Eastern Africa

Ex Tour Leader, Owen Denton, describes the different foods that Africa has to offer. It is not all cornmeal porridge but delicious seafood, fruits and meats.

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Africa

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Exploring Africa by Road

Local Africa woman seeing Africa by road

Part of the fun is watching from the truck as the world passes by. Tour Leader, Nikki, explains why the journey is part of the story.

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