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The Garden Route in South Africa

Table mountain on the garden route in south africa

The Garden Route in South Africa is well-known as being one of the best things to do in the region. The sweeping, natural beauty of the landscapes flanked by gorgeous beaches and peppered with inland lakes, makes you feel like you're worlds away. Add this to the array of activities such as whale watching, diving and wine tasting, this makes for one hell of a holiday! Here's our top tips for taking on one of the best road trips in the world!

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Favourite books that inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through the use of a few pages, a bit of text and a colourful...

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Our favourite books which inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through...

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20 Trips to Take in Your 20’s

While there is no perfect age to hop on a plane and start travelling, there is something special about experiencing what the world has to offer in your twenties. Maybe you are fresh out of university, eager to tick off your must see destinations before committing to that 9 - 5. Perhaps you’re unsure what career path you want to go down, but what you do know is you must-see...

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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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5 Instagram Travel Photography Tips

Hey there fellow adventurers.

This is a blog for all you guys and girls travelling around the world (and even those who don’t), to help get a little more from your Instagram account and editing your photos. These aren't set rules or anything, just friendly tips and an insight into how I edit/prepare and go about getting my images for Instagram. The main focus is on travel images, and I got plenty of those when I was on Tucan Travel's overland trip from Victoria Falls to Cape Town over...

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International Happiness Day!

Today is international happiness day so to mark this, Tucan Travel have put together some of the places that we have travelled to that made us smile. :)

Laos

Kicking off the list is probably one of the happiest places I have ever visited. Although the small South East Asian country has a troubled past, the locals are the most genuine friendliest people I have ever met and you will always be greeted with a smile. It’s a peaceful country with French colonial...

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Sunrise over the Namib Desert

One of our most travelled Tucan Travel team members shares her thoughts on her favourite place in Africa:

Working at Tucan Travel, I have been fortunate to see many countries but Namibia definitely has to be one of my favourites. It is packed full of wonderful things to see and do. One of the best places we visit on our journey from Victoria Falls to Cape Town along the Western coastline of Namibia is Sesriem.

After crossing the Tropic of Capricorn as we head South from Swakopmund,...

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Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari

There is something very primal and exciting about setting off on safari. Seeing Mother Nature in its natural and comfortable environment, in its most pure and raw form; free from external influencing human factors. The animal kingdom – where every animal and everything for that matter knows its ranking and adapts to survive.

I have never been a big zoo person, I don’t get the same enjoyment factor most people seem to, and with air travel so...

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Meet the people of Africa

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Most people who visit Africa do so to safari and see the big five in their natural habitat. While elephants and rhinos are fascinating and watching lions and leopards laze out in the sun all day is mesmerising, it is the people in east and southern Africa with the stories to tell.

With ancient roots and often, peculiar traditions, there is so much to learn from every smiling face you meet. From way the Masai men are raised in to shepherds and warriors to the...

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