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The Talking Drum

‘The Talking Drum’, our twice-yearly magazines are designed to keep our clients up to date with all of the latest developments relating to our products and destinations.

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The Talking Drum: 2017 – Volume 3

The Talking Drum Magazine - 2017 Volume 3Africa has emerged as one of the hottest continents to visit in 2017, with South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania leading the charge as the most popular safari destinations for travellers. At the same time some of our planet’s “coolest” places are also proving to be in high demand, from wild Alaska with its grizzlies and whale-rich waterways to the pure, white landscapes of the High Arctic and Antarctica.

In this newsletter we’ve presented a number of outstanding African lodges and tented camps which are situated in exclusive, well-managed concessions adjoining world-famous reserves such as the Serengeti and Kruger National Parks. You can also read about our General Manager’s recent trip to Kenya, and be inspired by Taleen’s journey through Ethiopia. We’d also like to mention that our new Africa brochure will shortly be going to press, and we can guarantee that it is brimming with gorgeous lodges and inspiring ideas for an African safari of a lifetime.

Also in this edition you can discover some unique ways to explore our earth’s last wildernesses; cruise by small ship through the Galapagos Islands or Alaska’s Inside Passage; board an expedition ship to the polar regions, or journey by train through the Canadian Rockies or Ecuadorian Andes. If you prefer a splash of culture with your wildlife, then consider our two intimate escorted tours through India which include plenty of tiger-viewing opportunities. Alternatively combine historic Cuenca with an Amazon rainforest adventure. For more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our travel specialists on 1300 363 302, or click here.

  • Introduction: Cover, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news.
  • Africa: The work of the Tikki Hywood Trust, Luxury in the Serengeti with Singita, Return to Kenya, Extraordinary Ethiopia, the acclaimed Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa, and Phina, a Wild Paradise.
  • India: Our 2018 Taj, Temples and Tigers  and Tigers & Southern Delights escorted small group tour, and a feature on the beautiful textiles produced in India.
  • Canada & Alaska: UnCruise Adventures, Focus on Anchorage, Frontiers North Polar Bear Viewing and Rocky Mountaineer luxury train journeys.
  • South America: Exploring Ecuador on Tren Crucero luxury trains, the famous hats of Cuenca, Galapagos Islands cruises and discovering the Peruvian Amazon with Delfin cruises.
  • Antarctica & The Arctic: Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions, the amazing Sub-Antarctic Islands and East Antarctica with Heritage Expeditions and the highlights of Greenland.
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The Talking Drum: 2017 – Volume 1

The Talking Drum Magazine - 2017 Volume 1Happy New Year and welcome to our first newsletter for 2017! The past year has seen Africa make a comeback, with some of the continent’s best accommodations now heavily booked. So if you haven’t already planned your safari, act soon. As our South America brochure has just gone to press, we’ve showcased a number of accommodation and wilderness programs we have on offer there, as well as highlights across our entire portfolio including India, Alaska, Antarctica, Canada and Australia. For more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our travel specialists on 1300 363 302, or click here.

  • Introduction: Cover, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news including Dian Fossey and the Breaking the Brand campaign.
  • Africa: The lions of the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, Wild Tanzania, Angama Mara Lodge – Alice’s Story, The Safari Collection Kenya, Kenya with Great Plains Conservation, and Botswana – a Wild Addiction
  • South America: Explore Chile with Teirra Hotels, Skorpios Patagonia Cruising, Darwin’s Galapagos and Alto Atacama
  • Australia: Island getaways and Homegrown Gourmet Classics
  • India: A Feast for the Senses and our 2018 Taj, Temples and Tigers escorted small group tour
  • Antarctica: Adventure Within Reach
  • Alaska: UnCruise Adventures and Alaska’s Best Grizzly Bear Viewing
  • Canada Supplement: Farewell Harbour Lodge, Alberta’s Winter Wonderland, Rocky Mountaineer, Arctic Kingdom Adventures and the Aurora Borealis
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The Talking Drum: 2016 – Volume 3

The Talking Drum Magazine - 2016 Volume 1Welcome to the spring edition of The Talking Drum! Its been an exciting few months with the recent launch of our long-awaited Australia & New Zealand website and brochure. We have also just released our new Antarctica and The Arctic brochure, as well as our Canada and Alaska, and Africa brochures. You will find a few highlights of these destinations featured in this edition of our magazine, but it really is just the tip of the iceberg. For more information on any of our destination please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our experienced consultants on 1300 363 302, or click here.

  • Introduction: Cover, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news.
  • Africa: The elusive pangolin, Kenya with Great Plains Conservation, Dulini Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Botswana’s dynamic Savute Channel, the deserts of Namibia, walking safaris with Sanctuary Retreats, Mauritius, specialist photographic safaris, Zambia with The Bushcamp Company, and mesmerising Morocco
  • Australia: Extraordonary beauty in our backyard and our top 4 shortlist
  • Antarctica & The Arctic: The frozen frontier with G Adventures, and land-based expeditions in the Arctic
  • South America: Amazon River cruising on the M/V Desafio and wild icons of the Amazon Jungle
  • India and Sri Lanka: Remembering iconic Machali, our Taj, Temples and Tigers small group tour, India’s evocative eats, festivals of India, the timeless appeal of Sri Lanka and Uga Escapes boutique hotels
  • Canada: Muddling through the Maritimes and Great Bear Lodge
  • Alaska Supplement: Katmai National Park – the Kingdom of the Grizzly, Denali National Park highights and UnCruise Adventures
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