Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

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Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

18 Days Starting and ending in Ulaanbaatar

Visiting:

Ulaanbaatar

,

Khustai Mountains Camp

,

Gobi Desert

,

Khugnu Tarna

,

Kharkhorin

,

Erdene Zuu Monastery

,

Shankh Monastery

,

Arvaikheer

,

Ikh Bogd

,

BAYAN GOBI

,

Mongolia

,

Gobi Gurvan Saikhan

,

Flaming Cliffs

,

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

,

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

,

Ulgii

,

Kazakh Nomads

,

Eagle Festival

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ACME

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

18 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$7358

$7008 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

EXTRA tourhub discount: $349

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Tour Overview

Rolling steppe make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camps pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. We travel through steppe, mountains and the Gobi desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known country before making our way to the far western reaches to visit the eagle festival, celebrating the fascinating past time of hunting with eagles and the strong connection the Mongolian people have with their animals and land.

Highlights

  • Explore Mongolia's vast wilderness stepp and Gobi Desert

  • Experience traditional nomadic culture

  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Ulaanbaatar.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Dinner


The group flight is scheduled to arrive in Ulaanbaatar this morning. The tour
starts at our hotel in the city centre. This afternoon/evening there will be
a welcome briefing in the hotel, followed by a group welcome dinner. 

*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 2 : Ulaanbaatar sightseeing.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


We have the whole day to discover Ulaanbaatar. Our sightseeing tour will
include a visit to Zaisan Hill where we'll see the memorial painting which
honours allied Mongolia and Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II. We'll
also visit the Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum, which houses one of the
largest collections in the country and we'll go on a cashmere factory tour.

*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 3 : Transfer to Khustain Nuruu N.P trek to see wild horses.
Location:

  Khustai Mountains Camp


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


In the morning we head west out of Ulaanbaatar towards Karakorum, making a
detour to the KhustainNuruu National Park, 2 hours west of UlaanBaatar.
KhustainNuruu is famous for the re-introduction of Mongolia's wild horse. The
Takhi Horse or Przewalski's horse was once native to Mongolia and almost
became extinct earlier this century, though thanks to the efforts of several
Mongolian and international organizations, these magnificent wild horses now
roam once again on the steppes of KhustainNuruu National Park. We will visit
the Project Information Centre and take a guided hike to see the wild horses
before spending our first night in a traditional Mongolian Ger.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 4 : Drive to Little Gobi Desert; visit Khogno Khan Mountain; opportunity for bird and wildlife watching.
Location:

  Gobi Desert, Khugnu Tarna


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast we continue our journey westwards towards Karakorum along an
asphalt road. Today's destination, the Mongol Els or 'Little Gobi Desert' as
it is known, is a unique belt of sand dunes in the steppe. Arriving at
lunchtime, we check into a nearby ger camp and after lunch head out to
explore the surrounding region. It is an incredible sight to witness the
Bactrian camels wandering the desert dunes whilst horses graze on the green
steppe nearby. We will also visit Mt Khogno Khan, the small temple at its
base. This region is also renowned for its birdlife, including steppe eagles.
Mt Khogno Khan offers a great spot for bird watching where we will stay for a
while before we return to camp in the late afternoon.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 5 : Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.
Location:

  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We start the day with a (90km) transfer to the 13th century capital of the
Mongol Empire - Karakorum. Karakorum was established by Ogedei Khan and
remained the Mongols power base until Khublai Khan established Beijing as the
capital. Here we will visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery (meaning Hundred
Treasures), this is the largest Monastery in Mongolia, built in 1586 under
the direction of Abtai Khan on the ruins of the ancient capital. Much of the
monastery was destroyed during Stalin's purges of the 1930's but an
impressive wall with 108 stupas and a number of temples still remain.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 6 :  Transfer to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery and explore the museum.
Location:

  Shankh Monastery, Arvaikheer


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We drive on a paved road to Arvaikheer, the capital of Ovorkhangai Aimag and
on the northern edge of the Gobi. On the way to Arvaikheer we visit Shankh
Monastery, once the home of the great Mongolian theorist Zanabazar. We should
arrive at Arvaikheer during the middle of the afternoon and check into our
hotel. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the local museum, which
contains nature collections, stone figures and Turkic scripts.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 7 : Bayan Gobi via Mt Ikh Bogd.
Location:

  Ikh Bogd, BAYAN GOBI


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After an early breakfast we start towards Orog Lake via Bayanteegsoum, a
coal-mining centre. Passing over Taats River, the majestic Ikh Bogd Mountain
should be visible in the distance, the highest mountain in the Gobi Altai
Mountain Range. We stop for a picnic lunch and then skirt the eastern edge of
Mt Ikh Bogd, travelling a further 80km southwest to the Gobi Camels Ger Camp
where we spend the night.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 8 : Explore the region of Bayan Gobi.
Location:

  BAYAN GOBI


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We start our journey southwards with a short drive (2-3 hours) to the Bayan
Mountain Range to view petroglyphs (Rock Art), called Bichigt Khad. The rock
inscriptions and pictures here date back to 3000 BC; we will see paintings
including depictions of ibex, argali and men riding horses. It is possible to
see some of these from the vehicles (better so with binoculars) but for those
who wish, it is also possible to hike up to the cliffs for closer inspection
of these Bronze Age works of art (the main cliff is a steep climb for 50-60m
and walking poles are required so we usually visit the smaller cliff, which
is more accessible). Our journey then continues through classic Gobi desert
scenery of flat stony plains mixed with small rocky outcrops and patches of
sand across the Khatan Suudal Steppe. We stop for a picnic lunch on the way,
with views of the Bogd Mountain to the north. After lunch we head off to our
ger camp in the Kongoriin Els sand dunes and should arrive there in the late
afternoon.

*Ger Camp*

icon Day 9 : Visit the singing sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia.
Location:

  Mongolia


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we have a full day to explore the sand dunes and surrounding area. The
Khongoriin Els stretch for 200km and reach heights of 300 meters in places.
They are known as the 'Singing Dunes' because of the beautiful sound that
resonates through the dunes on a windy day. The South Gobi has 100,000
camels, typically used by herders to transport their gers. We will take the
opportunity today to visit a camel breeding family and get a glimpse of the
way of life of the nomadic herders of these parts.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 10 : Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.
Location:

  Gobi Gurvan Saikhan


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning we drive through the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Gobi
Gurvansaikhan means 'Three Beauties of the Gobi' and this range marks the
eastern end of the Gobi Altai mountain range. The park's landscape is
extremely varied, with rocky and sandy desert plains, precipitous cliffs,
ravines, salt pans and oases. We visit a spectacular natural sight of this
region - Yolyn Am. Yolyn Am means Vulture's Mouth and is a canyon so deep and
narrow that even in the height of summer winter ice can remain on the valley
floor. This region is also renowned for the diversity of its wildlife and
many endangered species can be found here, including Khulan, Ibex, Argali and
Snow Leopard. We explore the canyon before transferring to a nearby ger camp
for dinner and overnight.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 11 : Hiking around the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag.
Location:

  Flaming Cliffs


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we make a short drive to Bayanzag (70 km) known as the Flaming cliffs
and hike amongst colourful sands of red, yellow and orange. Bayanzag is a
world-renowned dinosaur fossil exploration site, discovered in the 1920s by
Mongolian and American Palaeontologists. We are free to explore the region
and may even be lucky enough to spot dinosaur fossils. After a picnic lunch
we head to our camp for the afternoon.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 12 : Morning flight to Ulaabaatar; afternoon in Terelj National park.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi Terelj National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast we transfer to the airport for the mid-morning flight to
Ulaanbaatar (please note that we may be flying at a different time, possibly
even the evening before depending on the airline's changeable schedules).
Once back in UB we transfer to the Terelj National Park, here there are lots
of things to see and we will spend the day exploring the fascinating rock
formations, visiting the meditation temple and strolling through the green
meadows carpeted with wild flowers. After lunch at our camp we will make a
short trip to visit a local nomadic family to see how they live and hear
about the nomadic way of life, here we will also enjoy a tasting experience
of homemade dairy products, such as yoghurt, cheese, curds and traditional
salty milk tea.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 13 : Ulaanbaatar via Genghis Khaan Statue.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast we drive to the giant Chinggis Khan Statue, standing at 40
meters tall and made of stainless steel it is quite a sight! Here we have
some time to fully explore the statue and surrounding area before making our
way back to Ulaanbaatar where we have the option to go and see a live
performance of traditional Mongolian song and dance. Performed by the world
famous Tumen Ekh dance troupe, we will see throat singers, contortionists and
Tsam dancers.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 14 : Fly to Olgii; visit a nomadic Kazakh village.
Location:

  Ulgii, Kazakh Nomads


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


In the morning we fly to Olgii in western Mongolia, from where we drive
off-road for about an hour to Sagsai village. Here we visit the home of the
Kazakh people; there will be plenty to see and do. We spend the day seeing
how they go about daily life, taking care of and milking the cows, goats and
sheep and we may even get to help process the dairy products. We will also be
able to sample their traditional food and taste home-made yak cheese and
yogurt. This is a great opportunity to explore the real way of living like a
nomadic family and to personally experience their friendliness and
hospitality. In the afternoon we return to Olgii and stay overnight at Ger
Camp.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 15 : Eagle festival.
Location:

  Eagle Festival


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we attend the Eagle festival. For the first day of the festival, we
will see the competition for the best Kazakh costume, horse racing and
archery. In the evening we will see a cultural performance in the local
theatre.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 16 : Another day at the Eagle Festival
Location:

  Eagle Festival


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we have another chance to witness the competitions and events of the
Eagle festival. We will be able to see a demonstration from the eagles and
their hunters, a camel race and the lively competition of Kukhbar. Kukhbar is
essentially a fighting match on horseback where two riders have to fight over
a goat skin each trying to claim possession of it. After enjoying the
festivities we return to camp for dinner.
*Ger Camp*

icon Day 17 : Fly to Ulaanbaatar; free time in the city.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast we transfer to the airport for the mid-morning flight to
UlaanBaatar, arriving in the nation's capital at midday. We transfer to the
hotel and freshen up before a light lunch. This afternoon is free for last
minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping around UB - cashmere, leather goods
and traditional handicrafts are all good options and the guide will recommend
the best places to go for these. Night owls may want to sample the nightlife
of UlaanBaatar!
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 18 : End Ulaanbaataar.
Location:

  Ulaanbaatar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast the trip ends in Ulaanbaatar.
**

What's Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers

  • All internal flights

  • Tour leader throughout

  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

  • All breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners

  • All accommodation

  • All transport and listed activities

What's Not Included

  • Visas

  • Airport transfers for Land Only passengers

  • Travel insurance

  • Single accommodation

Food

All breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners included. Traditional Mongolian diets are very meat and dairy heavy. Whilst there will be opportunities to try some of these products such as dry-curd and fermented mare’s milk, the meals provided in the ger camps are generally western meals, at times with an Asian influence. There will normally be some form of soup and salad as well as a main course and desert. Vegetarians are generally well catered for, if you are vegetarian or have other dietary requirements please make sure to inform us in advance. Breakfasts can vary from place to place, some are buffet style whilst others are set, normally cereal, bread and possibly a hot dish will be provided. On some days a pack lunch will be provided, this is often still a proper meal (though without the soup). Water is provided and will generally be from 5L water-containers so make sure to bring a water bottle to decant into. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, vodka and (most of the time) wine are available to buy at the ger camps. There is opportunity to buy snacks in Ulaanbaatar and on a couple other occasions along the way when we drive through towns or villages.

Accommodation

We use hotels in Ulaanbaatar and Arvaikheer and ger camps elsewhere. Gers are similar to yurts, generally airy and comfortable with beds and, normally, a central wood-burning stove (though in the summer the stoves are not normally needed). The bathrooms are shared and all have hot water (however due to the remoteness of the camps this can, at times be erratic). Many of the ger camps now have 24hr electricity in the ger itself for charging batteries. If there is no charging facility inside the ger itself then there are charging facilities in the common area (though this may during limited periods of the day only when the generator is turned on). Accommodation at the eagle festival will be four people per ger, for the rest of the camps it will be two people per ger and hotels will be on a twin share basis too. Due to the remoteness of Ulgii, there is a limited choice of accommodation and the ger camps here are more basic than elsewhere. There may also be rare occasions when a single cannot be guaranteed in a particular ger camp.

Check out our Q&As

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

18+ age people can go on this tour.

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes Arrival & departure transfers

What is the maximum group size?

16

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5 nights hotels, all en suite and 12 nights ger camp with shared facilities

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews

Wow! What an amazing adventure!

Mongolia is a stunningly beautiful country. Miles and miles of vast open vistas, dotted with the occasional ger and nomad herds of animals. The Gobi desert was fascinating, including a ....more

Mongolia is a stunningly beautiful country.

Miles and miles of vast open vistas, dotted with the occasional ger and nomad herds of animals.

The Gobi desert was fascinating, including a visit to the place where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered! We visited many interesting and fabulous places, including several beautiful Buddhist temples.

Wherever we went, the people were charming and very hospitable.

The Eagle Festival was a spectacle I will never forget, with 120 eagle hunters competing to win the honour of being the champion.

Dressed in their finest traditional clothing, riding their sturdy horses at speed, they called their massive golden eagles down from the rocky hillside to land on their arm.

less....


Dates & Availability

Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads Eagle Festival (trip code ACME)

Saturday

Sep 16, 2023

Tuesday

Oct 03, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $349 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$7358
$7008 (USD)
$7358
$7008 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $349

Including Flights from the UK

Golden Eagle Festival (trip code ACK)

Sunday

Sep 17, 2023

Wednesday

Oct 04, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $327 (USD)

$6879
$6552 (USD)
$6879
$6552 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $327

Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads Eagle Festival (trip code ACME)

Saturday

Sep 21, 2024

Tuesday

Oct 08, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $361 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$7599
$7238 (USD)
$7599
$7238 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $361

Including Flights from the UK

Golden Eagle Festival (trip code ACK)

Sunday

Sep 22, 2024

Wednesday

Oct 09, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $335 (USD)

$7049
$6714 (USD)
$7049
$6714 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $335

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    At 20 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

18 Days Starting and ending in Ulaanbaatar

Visiting:

Ulaanbaatar

,

Khustai Mountains Camp

,

Gobi Desert

,

Khugnu Tarna

,

Kharkhorin

,

Erdene Zuu Monastery

,

Shankh Monastery

,

Arvaikheer

,

Ikh Bogd

,

BAYAN GOBI

,

Mongolia

,

Gobi Gurvan Saikhan

,

Flaming Cliffs

,

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

,

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

,

Ulgii

,

Kazakh Nomads

,

Eagle Festival

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ACME

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

18 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$7358

$7008 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

EXTRA tourhub discount: $349

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  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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    7 Countries

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    Yunnan, China

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    World

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White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

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    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️