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The Talking Drum is our twice-yearly magazine designed to keep our clients up to date with all of the latest developments relating to our products and destinations.

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2023, full of exciting travel stories to inform and entertain you. As we begin the new year we look forward to being able to travel freely once again, and the chance to be captivated by extraordinary experiences both within our borders and overseas.

In 2022 some of our clients and staff embarked on a range of tours and safaris, enjoying the luxury of fewer tourists and returning home with wonderful memories. Many more are already booked for this year and into next year, eagerly anticipating the joys that travel always brings, especially when it brings connection with the natural world.

In February and March we have two escorted group trips departing to India – our ever-popular Taj, Temples & Tigers tour. In August Steve is leading another safari to Zambia with limited space still available. Due to pent up demand there is pressure on all travel for 2023 and into 2024, so we highly recommend you book early.

‘Slow Travel’ is definitely the current trend and something we have always recommended. Staying longer in each place and visiting fewer destinations in one trip means less time in airports and more time relaxing and enjoying the wonderful places you have come to see. On a safari it means more time in the bush watching wild creatures in their natural environment. In a town it means wandering at leisure, breathing in the history, being immersed in the culture, discovering unique crafts and sampling local cuisine.

Small is beautiful and better for the environment, so we prefer small lodges and camps, even small ships, for a more intimate and authentic experience. Cruising the Kimberley on a small boat means access to areas others never get to see. Many of our African eco-lodges are on private concessions away from the crowds. Apart from our escorted small-group tours, all our itineraries are tailor made to suit your individual style and special interests.

This newsletter features some incredible and authentic experiences across our amazing planet – searching for wild tigers or snow leopards in India, watching bears in Alaska, discovering the local history and culture in Sri Lanka, and getting up close to Africa’s iconic wildlife. These and other trips are wonderful opportunities for choosing more sustainable options, like train journeys, wilderness safaris, walking trips, barge cruises, small ships and intimate hotels and lodges.

We hope you find plenty of travel inspiration in this newsletter, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Newsletter 2023 Vol-1

Previous editions of ‘The Talking Drum’

The Talking Drum: 2022 – Vol 1

The Talking Drum: 2020 – Vol 2 Part 1

Newsletter 2020 Vol 2 Part 1 Cover

The Talking Drum: 2020 – Vol 1

The Talking Drum Newsletter

The Talking Drum: 2019 – Vol 2

The Talking Drum: 2019 – Vol 1

Newsletter 2019 Vol 1 Cover

The Talking Drum: 2018 – Vol 3


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