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Top places to travel in 2022 and 2023

‘Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before’ Dalai Lama

As we look ahead to the new year, we couldn’t help but ponder on all the places we’d like to experience in 2022 and beyond. We are passionate about each and every one of our incredible destinations and naturally seek out news and updates from our partners to share with you.
 
For this reason, our top places to travel in 2022 are based on new openings, conservation successes and our desire to be out in the wilderness, away from the crowds.
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India
India is an intoxicating land that awakens the senses on every level. A trip created by us will take you from gilded palace to sun baked fortress; from bustling bazaar to wildlife filled reserves, drinking in the colours, sounds, aromas and the relentless energy of Indian life.
India
In 2021 India’s UNESCO tally increased to an impressive 40, with the inclusion of the ancient city of Dholavira and Kakatitya Rureshwara Temple, a 13th century landmark with beautifully preserved sculptures celebrating the customs and culture of the Kakatiyan Kingdom.

Just two more reasons to work with Ross or Paul to create your perfect Indian odyssey, drawing on their first-hand experience of this remarkable country.

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Tanzania
A trip to Tanzania is guaranteed to take your breath away, whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned safari-goer. It’s filled with such a richness of scenic wonders and spectacular wildlife; from the elephant filled forests of Tarangire to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and the undulating yellow grasses of the Serengeti.
Tanzania
Time it right, and you will witness one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet as two million zebra and wildebeest make their annual migration across the wide open plains of the Serengeti.
Tanzania:
Ubuntu Migration Camp is an authentic semi-permanent safari camp set to open in June 2022. It will be perfectly positioned to intercept the natural flow of animals through the Serengeti during the annual Great Migration. This means incredible viewings of one of nature's greatest spectacles.

Witness the world's greatest wildlife spectacle with us
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Seychelles
The dreamy, secluded beaches should be reason enough to put the Seychelles on your list of the top places to visit in 2022. Nowhere in the Indian Ocean is the sand as powder white and nowhere has such a wide array of beautiful tiny islands to explore.
Seychelles
The Seychelles is one of the rare countries in the world where there are more marine reserves than terrestrial parks, a reflection of the archipelago’s geography. The best way to discover the mangrove ecosystems is by following the walkways through the Curieuse Marine National Park, looking out for the birdlife as you go.

Sea turtle lay their eggs on the beachfront here, so you should come down to the water’s edge after nightfall if you want to see the newly hatched turtles racing into the ocean. Combine your wildlife watching with time spent relaxing in one of the Seychelles’ exclusive beach resorts.
Seychelles
Paradise is within easy reach; there are direct flights from the UK and only one connection from US departing flights. Or if you fancy extending your stay, why not take advantage of the country’s new ‘workation’ visa and work remotely with the beach as your backdrop.

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Malawi
Known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’, Malawi has long been recognised as having the friendliest people in the world. Combine this with the unexpected beauty and diversity of its landscape and it’s easy to see why Malawi has graced Lonely Planet’s ‘best places to visit in 2022’.
Malawi
Although land-locked, Lake Malawi is so vast you can easily fit the country of Wales within its circumference and with a stay at Kaya Mawa, you could be forgiven for thinking you are beach-side as crystal clear waters lap the shoreline. Fresh water diving and an abundance of watersports are also available - the perfect way to recharge after a safari at Liwonde National Park, located at the southern tip of the lake.
Malawi
There are now two reserves in Malawi that are Big Five destinations, with the recent and successful reintroduction of black rhino. We're predicting that Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve will be just as familiar of names as the Masai Mara and the Serengeti in a few years’ time, though for now they are are still blissfully pristine and untouched.

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Rwanda
You’re likely to know of Rwanda’s incredible primate trekking in the lush Parc National des Volcans, but did you know that last year, Rwanda was the final destination of the largest single translocation of white rhino? Over 30 white rhino were relocated from Phinda in South Africa and they now reside in Akagera National Park.
Rwanda
Akagera National Park is considered one of Africa’s hidden gems; a perfect place to reconnect with nature on quiet game drives, camping under the stars and sunset cruises. Wildlife that inhabit the rolling hills, acacia groves, swamps and lakes include elephant, crocodile, buffalo and white rhino.
Rwanda
Rwanda’s road network allows a simple transition between luxury lodges, which brings abundance of unique safari experiences in one trip. Sabinyo Silverback Lodge is a stunning, well-run base for tracking primates; here a trek into the lush rainforest is rewarded with a close encounter with a rare mountain gorilla.
Rwanda
For a few days’ relaxation, try the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, just two hours from the gorillas overlooking the beautiful Lake Kivu, where you can enjoy watersports, sunshine and scenery in this unusual quiet beach location.

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Costa Rica
The spotlight was on Costa Rica in 2021 as it won the very first ‘Earthshot Prize’ for its commitment to protecting and restoring nature. The recognition that country has received as eco tourism pioneers is worth celebrating and the reason we bring Costa Rica to the forefront.
Costa Rica
This small but mighty country has a pioneering blueprint for sustainable tourism and has so much to offer wildlife-enthusiasts and adventure seekers; there are many reasons to make plans to visit Costa Rica this year.

As well as connecting with the wildlife, you can experience the beauty of the landscape in many ways; hiking in the canopy, white water rafting, zip lining and plenty of watersports are on offer, making it a great choice for families with plenty of people to please.
Costa Rica
There are plenty of new and exciting eco-lodges popping up amongst the country’s dense forest, but one of our favourites has to be Kasiya Papagayo. Each luxury tent boasts award winning architecture and nestled amid the tropical forest and boasts an expansive sea view; a true celebration of nature.

Sustainability and respect of nature are at the heart of their concept and this is also reflecting in activities including paddle boarding, fishing on the rocks and kayaking around the bay.

Discover eco-tourism at its best
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Argentina
As the world has been a little-less accessible in recent times, you may be holding back and waiting to book that long-awaited holiday. Argentina will more than make up for all the missed adventures as there are endless experiences to be discovered.

See the newly reintroduced jaguars in the Iberá Wetlands, learn to tango in Buenos Aires or experience the gaucho’s horseback lifestyle with a stay on an estancia.
Argentina
Stretching down the southeastern part of South America, megadiverse Argentina links the Andes and the Atlantic Coast to Patagonia and the gateway to Antarctica. From mountain peaks to subtropical wetlands, it’s a country of outstanding natural beauty, and also one with a rich multitude of cultural influences.
Argentina
In bid to help stem biodiversity loss, Argentina has introduced a successful rewilding programme and reintroduced jaguar to the Iberá Wetlands. Once endemic to the region, the species were driven to extinction due to hunting and habitat loss.

Now with the introduction of nine jaguar including mother and two cubs, there is hope that they will control levels of prey which would overgraze habitats, reducing biodiversity.

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Botswana
If you’re looking to escape the crowds and head into uninterrupted wilderness then this is the place for you.

Imagine soaring, eagle-eyed, over the expansive oasis of the Okavango Delta by helicopter, spotting leaping herds of antelope and zebra, sleepy pods of hippo and roaming elephant. Then, discover this maze of fleeting and permanent waterways by foot, boat and 4x4 vehicle.
Botswana
Botswana has long been famed for offering the most exclusive safaris camps; its most recent addition being Little DumaTau, located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve offering sumptuous tented suites with spacious private decks with plunge pools and truly exceptional game viewing.

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Sri Lanka
The diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultural experiences rivals that of India, but Sri Lanka is far smaller, meaning that a single day can be filled with much wonder.

Take a boat trip off the coast to watch whale and spinner dolphin, then climb an ancient rock fortress; explore the colonial heritage of a coastal town, but find yourself by mid-afternoon amongst the jade green bushes of a tea estate, sipping on a cup of Ceylon’s finest brew.
Sri Lanka
Nestled amid swaying palm trees on the Ahangama coast,The Palm Hotel is the new kid on the block. It stands out from its neighbouring whitewashed colonial houses with its striking design, inspired by east London’s industrialist warehouses.

Slouch in stylish rattan furniture chairs after a day of surfing, join a crossfit session or let the children run free in the lush grounds; this hotel is for everyone to enjoy.
Sri Lanka
For wildlife spotting, there’s nowhere finer than the Wilpattu and Yala national parks. Enjoy the thrill of camping in the forest with the likes of Leopard Trails, where the passionate guides have travelled all the way to Africa to train. True professionals, they know every detail about their environment and create unforgettable safari experiences which are unmatched anywhere else in Asia.

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Galapagos
We think the Galapagos should definitely be at the top of your wishlist. Geographically isolated for millennia, the wildlife of the Galapagos has evolved along unique paths and, due to lack of predators, species including the blue footed boobie, land iguana and the Galapagos sea lion are perfectly comfortable with the human presence.

Whereas a week yacht cruise was once the only option in the Galapagos, there are now excellent land-based safaris, which are a great option for families with younger children and those looking to slow down and recharge.
Galapagos
From the Finch Bay Eco Hotel you can relax on powder sand beaches, and when you’re ready head out to explore the islands, kayaking and snorkelling among reef fish, sea turtles, eagle and manta rays.
Galapagos
If you’re a safari purist and believe that wildlife should properly be viewed from a tented camp, we can arrange a stay at Galapagos Safari Camp on beautiful Santa Cruz Island.

From this more traditional base, with just nine tents for ultimate privacy, you can head out to explore nearby islands, returning each evening to watch the sunset across the archipelago.

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