Category: Africa

9 of the Best New Tours for 2019

Gate 1 Travel new tours for 2019. Tours to Italy & Croatia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Morocco and more.

The Perks of Work: Alluring Morocco

It’s not just the Sahara that is turning Morocco into one of the hottest travel destinations of 2018. Old world medinas, stunning geometric architecture, oasis landscapes and lively souks are just some of the delights you’ll encounter […]

South Africa: Epic Beauty, Warm Cultures

‘The Rainbow Nation‘ only begins to describe the diverse splendours of South Africa. Staggering vistas, magnificent wildlife, a thriving viniculture, grand echoes of the colonial era, fascinating history and a beautiful and inspiring mix of […]

Okavango Botswana

Botswana’s Finest: Chobe & Okavango

All is still. The morning light casts a soft glow on the savannah as elephant after elephant crosses the path of your safari vehicle, the little ones trotting alongside their mothers. You hear the heavy […]

An African Safari: What to Know Before Your Discovery Tour

Find out what a typical safari looks like and get tips that will make your adventure comfortable.

Iceland

5 Best Places to Escape This Winter

We have compiled a list of destinations that will get you to places with less crowds during the peak months, while still shaking off the winter blues.

Uganda mountain gorillas

Breathless in Bwindi: Meeting the Last of the Great Apes

There are only about 350 mountain gorillas left in this vast expanse of misty protected land. But you have faith that your long hike will pay off.

9 Things to Know about the Maasai

Mysterious and welcoming, the Maasai people have been the centre of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Reserve and other wildlife parks, you are on their sacred land. These fascinating […]

Elephants wrestling in Kenya

Heavyweight Wrestling, Kenyan-style

Gate 1 traveller Sharon caught a glimpse of these two playful elephant teens in action.

Safari Travel Tips

An African wildlife safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many travellers, so here are some tips to help you prepare.