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Top things to do in Cape Town

Often considered one of the most beautiful cities in Africa, Cape Town is surrounded by natural beauty, from the Atlantic coast to the verdant vineyards. We have put together our favourite things to see and do while visiting.

Cape Town City Tour

Cape Town is a dream come true for many travellers. Often referred to as South Africa's Mother City, its beauty will far exceed your expectations with a larger than life spectacle of sea,...

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Dream trips to plan for the future – Part 1

Wadi Rum - Jordan

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that no - we don’t have all the time in the world. The start of the new decade was like any other year - families parted ways after Christmas celebrations and travelled home, adventurers looked ahead to all their exciting holiday plans and many were busy assessing how many trips they could squeeze out of annual leave. Those with constant itchy feet looked back on 2019’s adventures and wondered what was next....

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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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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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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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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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Stepping Into the Screen – Oscar winning movies whose locations you can visit

The Andes in Patagonia

With the approach of the 92nd Academy Awards, as with every Oscar season, our cinemas have become inundated with some of the year’s greatest achievements in cinema. Stories that inspire awe, wonder and a sense of artistry in all who love the film industry and a vital part of any film that wishes to reach these heights is the setting. So often the most spectacular films capture the very essence of the location in which they are set to such a degree that you gain a familiarity with the...

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Why combining the Serengeti and Zanzibar Island is simply perfect

A leopard lazes on a tree branch in Tanzania

Nothing matches the rush of driving through the open plains and sweltering heat of the Serengeti. Eyes peeled. Heart pounding. Hoping for a glimpse of some of the most spectacular creatures that call this planet home. This is no trip to the zoo. Seeing lions on the prowl, giraffes grazing on high tree tops or elephants leading their calves on the long journey in search of water gives you a deep sense of being part of nature’s most incredible natural...

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World Gorilla Day

World Gorilla Day 2019

Today marks the third iteration of World Gorilla Day, an annual event to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of the world’s mountain gorilla population. The event started on 24th September 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the Karisoke Research Centre in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The centre was founded by legendary primatologist and conservationist, Dian Fossey.

Often renowned as a key...

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