Tasmania

Tasmania is in my top ten of holiday destinations. The scenery is diverse, almost all of the best of Australia in one easy to explore island. A great climate (in our winter), friendly people and amazing wildlife unique to the Antipodes.

Explore stunning crowd free coastlines, hike scenic trails and visit wildlife sanctuaries to view wombat, Tasmanian Devils up close. It will take at least two weeks to discover some of the best sights in Tasmania, the longer your trip the better.

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Denali National Park Alaska

Bull Moose, Ann Leisenring

Bull Moose, Ann Leisenring

Brown Bears, Ann Leisenring

Brown Bears, Ann Leisenring

Denali National Park is one of the most attractive locations northwest of Anchorage and easily reached by Alaska Rail or road. Informative visitor centre just inside the park entrance with excellent hotels a short drive away. Entry deep into the park to the remote township of Kantishna is restricted to daily Parks bus or private coach transfers to exclusive lodges. The best wildlife viewing is further inside the park. Grizzlies, Wolves, Caribou and Moose can be seen.

 

AFRICAN SAFARI – Wild Hunting Dogs

Kevin Groom, General Manager at Martins World Travel, lists Africa as one of his favourite destinations. He is a “Safari Addict” and one of his “must see” animals on his safari wish-list is the African Hunting Dog.

“ The rare African Hunting Dog Africa’s most efficient hunter. With a hunt success rate of around 80% compared to a lion at 30% due entirely to great teamwork and an almost military style co-ordination. Once there were 500,000 hunting dogs but that number is now down to only around 5,000.

I have enjoyed numerous safaris and have viewed all the “Big Five” but it was on a trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana that I eventually got to see at close quarters this most amazing creature.”

African Hunting Dog

African Hunting Dog