Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Mountains of the Sea

I'm going to begin with Africa today, South Africa - The Rainbow Nation. That title befits Cape Town more than any other city in this spectacular country. There is history, glorious scenery, great beaches, wildlife galore and some of the best food and wine to be found anywhere in the world. There's accommodation to suit any budget from backpackers to the grandest of grand hotels. No one ever forgets their first glimpse of Table Mountain whether on a glorious clear day with blue African skies or with it's "tablecloth" of cloud draped over it's towering grey cliffs. At well over a thousand metres tall, it dominated the city and as you explore the area your eyes are constantly drawn to it.

A gentleman I know by the name of Steve Bolnick operates a tour company with a difference called "Walk In Africa". They take small groups on spectacular walks through some of this planet's most special scenery on this great continent. Their signature walk is one called "The Mountains of the Sea" Click on the link for details, but there are many others of varying grades depending on your level of fitness.   If this type of adventure appeals to you please contact me. My details are at the foot of this blog.

Okay. A change of scenery now. We'll go the Arctic with Abercrombie & Kent. Everyone know that that name is inextricably link to quality. Now you can travel with them to "The Land of the Polar Bear" aboard the luxury ship MV Boreal. Book by 31 March and save 5%. You can find the prices in the (very long) link below.

This will be a very special expedition. Just look at the itinerary. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the polar bears. Who knows how much longer they'll be around?

Next it's off to Costa Rica with Kumuka Tours. This is a fantastic eco-tourism destination and this tour is suitable for almost any age from 16 to 65. It's a small group tour with a maximum group size of 16. Accommodation is in hotels and costs, departure dates and a detailed itinerary can be found at the following link. This is a growing destination. Go and see why.

For further information on any of the products featured or to make a booking, please call me - Peter Emery on 0449 689 447. Alternatively call Ucango Travel on 1300 822 646 and be sure to ask me me by name, or just drop me an email.

This weeks wildlife photograph features elephants digging for water in the dry Limpopo River on the border between South Africa and Botswana.

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