A guide to Expedition Cruises for over 50s and over 60s

Have you ever been tempted to try an expedition cruise but weren’t entirely sure what the experience would entail? We hope this article will answer any questions about exhibition cruises as they are a fantastic way to explore the world. …

Marrakesh Markets

We arrived in Marrakesh and glided through customs and were greatest by smiling faces of the local taxi drivers. The shuttle from the airport drove through a dusty landscape with pink and simple buildings, not much greenery. We arrived at our destination at the beautiful club with a very Moroccan themed decor, numerous pools and […]…

Awesome as always!

After over 2 years closed due to Covid, I was pleased to find my favourite hotel open again and booked a package through Easyjet Holidays. I had worried that after such a long time, that there would be many changes. I was not disappointed, however, from arrival by private taxi transfer to departure , I […]…

Aurora Expeditions

30 years in the making, Aurora Expeditions has a track record for pioneering discovery and adventure – and respectful travel is at the heart of our ethos. Whether you are a new expeditioner or someone who has travelled with us before; we say, ‘welcome to the […]…

Newmarket Holidays

is an award-winning British tour operator providing a portfolio of worldwide escorted trips, resort-centred stays, and event-focused tours. Founded in 1983, Newmarket Holidays is now one of the UK’s leading travel companies. Renowned for retaining a vast selection of air-inclusive tours within the UK, Europe, Africa, […]…

A perfect place to relax on the shores of Lake Victoria

After a full on tour of Uganda, we stayed at the Protea Hotel Entebbe, part of the Marriot chain, for two nights before flying home. The 73-roomed hotel appeared to be ideally situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, yet only 1km from the airport. Airport style security was in place, and after three weeks […]…

Our first sighting of zebra in Uganda

After gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, time-poor visitors fly back to Entebbe. However, as time-rich Silver Travellers, we returned overground with our guide and vehicle. We broke the 10-hour journey with two nights at Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. Not only is it one of the smaller of the country’s […]…

A luxurious lodge to finish our Ugandan safari

Mihingo Lodge is a luxurious, family-owned lodge adjacent to Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park and we stayed for two nights on our way back to Entebbe after trekking gorillas. The park is not only the smallest in Uganda, it’s also the closest to the capital, Kampala and is said to be a popular weekend break […]…

Built into a steep hillside, so lots of steps!

Whilst trekking gorilla’s in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park we stayed at Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge. It wasn’t the best of arrivals. Not only had our day begun with an early morning game drive, but it was followed by a five-hour transfer on either dusty bumpy tracks or a tarmac road with steep inclines and […]…

Hiking Through Paradise

On the Seychelles, you never forget you are only 300 miles from the equator. Every day is a paradise of pleasure in the garden of the gods….

A simple but lovely lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

On the hunt for tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, we stayed at Enjojo Lodge for one night. The birth of a baby elephant on the land during the construction of the lodge led to the name ‘Enjojo Lodge’, which means ‘elephant’ in the local Rukiga language. There […]…

Described in the guidebook like a Sheraton in the bush

Whilst visiting Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park we stayed for three nights at Mweya Safari Lodge. It’s said to be one of Uganda’s best with lavish accommodation and excellent services with our Bradt guidebook stating aptly described by both admirers and detractors as a “Sheraton in the bush”. Situated on a neck of land, it […]…