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The greatest safaris in Southern Africa

Giraffes grazing in Kruger National Park

When considering the prospect of delving deep into the wilderness of a country on a quest to find some of the often fantastical creatures that roam its plains, climb its trees or swim its waters, only one location typically comes to mind - Africa. However, despite its abundant and marvellous wildlife, much of the continent remains relatively untouched by tourism. Few have walked with black rhinos in Zimbabwe, floated alongside hippos in Botswana or come face...

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Africa

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Journey through the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in Botswana from above

 Far from the sporadically placed towns of Botswana’s wild northern grasslands lies the country’s most famous natural feature - the Okavango Delta. Accessible only by off-road vehicle via gnarled dirt tracks that weave between the feral foliage of the nation’s game reserves, it is quite literally off the beaten track. Upon approaching the extensive waterway, as your truck and the unkept paths whisk forcefully you from side to side, you may wonder where...

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Books that transport you across the globe

Man reading book in Thailand

Books have a fantastic way of transporting the reader to a world and time other than their own. Whilst some stories take place in locations that we consider familiar, many manage to portray images of places, cultures and eras around the planet so vividly that they take us to lands that are totally foreign. During times when the prospect of travel becomes impossible, books like these can become a restless traveller’s saving grace. From the comfort of your...

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Victoria Falls – My Dramatic Introduction to Africa

Victoria Falls

As I took my first step off the plane in Livingstone, the cooling air con of the cabin was decimated by a wave of immense heat that baked the tarmac of the diminutive landing strip and rippled the horizon. An appropriate welcome to the hottest continent on the planet. Bleary eyed from a nap made restless by my immeasurable excitement during the flight, I passed through customs, gathered my luggage and headed for the tiny airport’s exit. As soon as I passed...

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10 movies to watch to inspire your wanderlust

Tokyo - Japan

It’s natural to be feeling like life has come to a standstill - because it has! With the majority of borders closed, flights being cancelled and the world staying indoors, 2020 hasn’t exactly been what we all expected. Whether you are working from home, self-isolating or under strict quarantine, now more than ever we need as much inspiration from within our own walls as possible. Thankfully, we are living in a digital age and it’s never been a better...

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Responsible Travel

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33 Responsible Travel Tips

yala national park in sri lanka

To celebrate our 33rd birthday in 2020 we have decided to provide 33 tips on how to act responsibly when you’re on the road. Responsible travel is something that we passionately adhere to at Tucan Travel. Travelling responsibly requires travellers to adopt a certain attitude, showing respect to local cultures, economies and the environment. It is our core belief that when travelling in a foreign nation, travellers should do their utmost to give as much as...

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Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

This week Tucan Travel is turning 33 years old! It’s hard to believe that back in 1987, when a few eager overland travellers decided to start their own company, that we would be where we are today. 2020 hasn’t gone as we all hoped so far, but we look back on our travel memories with such gratitude during this difficult time. And while the world recovers, we want to remember how fantastic travelling is, from helping communities around the globe to educating...

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Poland

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The best things to do in Wroclaw

Is this one of the prettiest towns in Poland? We sure think so. And one of the hardest to pronounce? Most definitely. Welcome to Wroclaw! (“wrohtz-wahv”). This charming city in Western Poland has an abundance of history and culture, unique architecture and vibrant colourful buildings lining the streets. Krakow and Warsaw are undoubtedly the most popular destinations for tourists in Poland, and both are undeniably fantastic in their own ways, but we think...

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Peru

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It’s all about Chocolatada

Setting up for Chocolatada

Travelling responsibly and having a positive impact on the communities which we visit has always been at the heart of Tucan Travel. Today we are talking with Keiko - our Latin American Reservations Manager who has been with Tucan Travel for an incredible 20 years. Along with the rest of the Tucan Travel Peru staff, Keiko has been organising an event in celebration of ChocolatadaContinue Reading

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10 reasons why travelling with friends should be your next adventure

Gone are the days when you need to wait for a partner to whisk you away to an exotic destination. It’s 2020, and travellers from all over the globe are embracing new ways of travelling. While solo travel is still on the rise, and something we strongly believe everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, more globe-trotters are now grabbing their mates and jetting off on new-found adventures. Whether or not you are in a relationship, travelling with...

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