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Tippi Degré – the little wild child of Africa

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They say some are born travellers. Some achieve travel. And some have travelling thrust upon them. Or words to that effect, I’m sure. And so, to the latter category must belong Tippi Degré, a little girl who spent the first, incredible ten years of her life growing up in the wilds of Africa. Born in Namibia in 1990, the daughter of French, freelance wildl[...]

Lions, hippos and rainbows - an African adventure

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Technically I live in Africa. But when people hear Africa they think of savannah and lions. That is if they know their stuff. Some still ask me whether I see tigers on my way to work. No, I don’t, because the only tigers there are in Africa are in a zoo. Cape Town is different altogether. No, still no tigers on the streets, but no lions either. While yes, te[...]

Kanchanaburi: Playing with Tigers

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Kanchanaburi is a 2 hour bus trip out of Bangkok and oh, what a difference 2 hours can make. Gone are the garish lights and hustle of Bangkok as city skyline gives way to the natural world. Why am I here? I’m going on a tiger hunt. Where am I going? To the famous Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as The Tiger Temple. Fittingly, the landscape of th[...]

The Parador: The Epitome of Jungle Luxury

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I spent my weekend surrounded by jungle. I saw a white faced capuchin during my morning walk. I ate lunch with an iguana beside me. I swam under a waterfall in the afternoon. I did yoga with tropical birds. I watched the sunset over the ocean as I ate dinner. The best part?  I didn't even leave my hotel. Travelettes, I have a terrible confession to make. Whe[...]

The Giraffe Manor in Kenya

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Ahh Africa. So wild, so beautiful, so cultural; it’s an experience as soon as you get off the plane! East Africa is known for its wildlife, stunning scenery, Mount Kilimanjaro and safaris on the savannah, but where could be better to sleep than a place that is both luxurious in comfort with the added factor of beautiful animals in their natural environments[...]