The Talking Drum

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The Talking Drum: 2019 – Volume 1

Welcome to Volume 1 of our newsletter for 2019 – in what is already proving to be a big year of travel! In this edition we have a number of wonderful travel experiences to share from both staff and clients, and look to showcase a range of new awe-inspiring destinations.
See pages 6 & 7 for your invitation to a special Exhibition and Auction of stunning wildlife photographs to raise money for conservation. Put 28 February in your diaries and come and help us support Kenya’s famous Masai Mara.
To coincide with the release of the South America brochure, the spotlight is once more on this diverse continent. The unique properties of Tierra Hotels are featured, as is the breathtaking Iguazú Falls. If Patagonia has ever been on your radar, read about our new Puma tracking tour (pg 14-15) – a 6 day luxury adventure exploring the magnificent Torres Del Paine National Park in search of this elusive cat.
Africa is always close to our hearts. We feature a wonderful Nile cruise in Egypt, a destination that is soon expected to regain its popularity, and a story about travel specialist Michael’s recent experience tracking the fabled Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Or discover a journey of a different sort – ‘A Journey with a Purpose’ – helping to support conservation and community. We feel that with the growing changes our planet is experiencing, a journey with more of a conservation approach offers an even more rewarding experience.

For more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our travel specialists on 1300 363 302, or click here.

  • Introduction: Covers, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news.
  • Africa: Kenya’s Greatest Masai Mara Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Egypt re-discovered and the treasures of the Nile, A lifetime of Safaris with Origins, read about some of our staff travels to Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa and travel with a purpose with Wilderness Safaris.
  • Antarctic & the Arctic: Read about the one-off Four Arctic Islands cruise visiting Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland, and the fantastic Antarctic ‘Crossing the Circle’ expedition.
  • Canada & Alaska: Journey the world with UnCruise, read about Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, marvel at the Northern Lights in the Yukon, experience Churchill with Via Rail and follow the polar bear migration on a unique tour in the Arctic tundra.
  • India & Sri Lanka: Read about our fantastic 2020 escorted small group tour – Taj, Temples & Tigers and a feature looking at Resplendent Ceylon’s three luxury properties in Sri Lanka.
  • South America: Featured are some of Tierra Hotel’s exclusive properties, the fascinating history of the Iguazù Falls, an interview with past clients about searching for jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal, and hear from some of our staff about their recent trips to the renowned Galapagos Islands and stunning Los Glaciares National Park in southern Argentina.
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The Talking Drum: 2018 – Volume 3

The Talking Drum Magazine - 2018 Volume 3

In this edition, we feature a voyage to the North Pole with Poseidon Expeditions and an Amazon River cruise aboard the luxurious Aria with Aqua Expeditions. We also feature some gorgeous African lodges including andBeyond Bateleur Camp in Kenya and Settler’s Drift Lodge in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape. Pages 34/35 cover our recent visit to Scotland, which included plenty of hiking across hills and glens, inspiring us to see more of this beautiful country. For more information contact our specialists on 1300 363 302.

  • Introduction: Covers, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news.
  • Africa: Remembering Nelson Mandela, track through history at Sabi Sabi, discover the conservation success story of Kariega Game Reserve, captivating Kenya with Atua Enkop’s luxury camp collection, visit rebuilt andBeyond Bateleur Camp and read about some of our recent staff trips to incredible locations including Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Botswana.
  • India: Our two 2019 escorted small group tours – Tigers & Southern Delights and Taj, Temples & Tigers, a feature on Taj Hotels’ Taj Mahal Palace and Leela Palaces’ The Leela Palace Udaipur.
  • Canada & Alaska: All about Alaska and Alaskan Dream Cruises, the winter magic of Banff & Lake Louise, Farewell Harbour Lodge, seeing is believing with Rocky Mountaineer and explore the North Pole with Poseidon Expeditions.
  • South America: Vina Vik and luxurious Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, and sail the world’s greatest rivers with Aqua Expeditions.
  • Natural Focus Active: Discover our new premium cycle tours of Europe and our walking trips through the wilds of Scotland.
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The Talking Drum: 2018 – Volume 1

In this edition we share experiences from our recent journey to Kenya – a special trip that reminded us of safaris in the days when we first started this company. We also feature a voyage in the Galapagos Islands and expeditions to New Zealand’s remote Subantarctic Islands. Trains take luxury transport to the next level. Read about South Africa’s Blue Train and Canada’s wonderful Rocky Mountaineer. Prime locations, stylish accommodation, gourmet cuisine and exceptional guiding are all part of the travel experiences we offer. For more information contact our specialists on 1300 363 302, or click here.

  • Introduction: Cover, introduction, contents, Drumbeat news and Conservation news.
  • South America: Discover Chile’s stunning Patagonia and Atacama regions as well as Chiloe Island with Tierra Hotels, and find out more about cruising the Galapagos Islands.
  • India: Our 2018 Tigers & Southern Delights escorted small group tour, and a feature on the India experience: “Where nature and culture collide”.
  • Antarctica: Cruise the Sub-Antarctic Islands with with Heritage Expeditions.
  • Canada & Alaska: Explore Anchorage, Rocky Mountaineer luxury train journeys, grizzly bear viewing, experience Haida Gwaii and journey with VIA Rail and the Snow Train.
  • Africa: The paradise that is Mauritius, the new ultra-luxurious Mombo Camp in Botswana, Kenya’s Samburu and Masai Mara, the secrets of wild Zambia, and so many good reasons to visit South Africa.
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