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The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Two: What to Expect?

Posted by on May 20th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro , Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Travel Tips & Advice

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Two: What to Expect?

You have checked and double checked your kit. Packed and repacked. Made friends with your new hiking boots, invested in some serious technical clothing, caught your flight and are on your way. Out of the plane window, as you fly across the border between Kenya and Tanzania, Uhuru Peak (the highest point of Kilimanjaro) can be seen penetrating upwards through the clouds just below, this is when the butterflies go into overdrive. 

(The Lava Tower with Kibo looming in the distance). 

THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME

In less...

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part One: Should I climb Kili?

Posted by on April 22nd 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro , Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Travel Tips & Advice

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part One: Should I climb Kili?
SHOULD I CONSIDER CLIMBING KILIMANJARO? If you want to tackle and ultimately tame this beast you need to do your research and that is what this series of articles will help you to do. Over the coming weeks and months we at Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will be posting a series of informative articles on realising your Kilimanjaro ambitions so watch this space. 

Maybe you are considering climbing Kilimanjaro? You are not alone. People have been drawn to this challenge since men in tweed...

MOUNT KILIMANJARO: MOUNTAIN FOOD IS THE SOURCE OF SUCCESS

Posted by on March 8th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Kilimanjaro , Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Travel Tips & Advice

MOUNT KILIMANJARO: MOUNTAIN FOOD IS THE SOURCE OF SUCCESS
FOOD IS FUEL ON MOUNT KILIMANJARO

To give you the very best chance of success on one of our Mount Kilimanjaro treks in Tanzania, we select a suitable route based on in-depth discussions with yourself coupled with our personal expertise, we consider all on-going aspects of each trek on the ground, as it happens. This includes perhaps most importantly, your nutritional needs.

We are proud to say that all the meals you consume whilst on a Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro are...

Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die

Posted by on February 24th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die
1. SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC 

Fly as far north as you possibly can by scheduled flight and step into a pristine Arctic wilderness. Untouched by man these breathtaking landscapes coupled with beautiful wildlife will surely leave you spellbound. You will travel silently on skis or by dog sled through the tundra surrounded by a backdrop of pure white mountains. See with your own eyes wildlife such as polar bears, arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer and seals. Out at sea you will find numerous species of whales and...

An Interview with African safari guide and writer: Peter Allison

Posted by on June 10th 2015 in Africa, Inspiration, Interviews, Travel Tips & Advice

Peter Allison with a cheetah

"One of the most harrowing experiences was having monkeys go crazy outside my tent one afternoon. 'Must be a leopard out there', I thought, as the monkeys fell silent. They’d gone quiet because they couldn’t see the cat anymore. Instead it was in the tent with me. That makes you twitch."

Crocodile Dundee lived in Botswana's Okavango Delta

We employed some of our own 'tracking' skills and caught up with the safari industry's well-loved and respected Peter Allison.  

Peter Allison is a man whose enthusiasm for what he cares about and believes in...

The Most Beautiful City In The World: Cape Town

Posted by on May 27th 2015 in Africa, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

The Most Beautiful City In The World: Cape Town
Why you need to visit Cape Town, South Africa   

The great explorer Sir Francis Drake was not wrong in the year 1580 by naming this “the fairest Cape in all the world”. On arriving here yourself, whether by sea or air, it’s almost impossible to disagree with him; quite simply this city is spectacular. More recent acknowledgement of this would be in 2014 when the city of Cape Town was named "the best place in the world to visit"  by both The New York Times and The Telegraph newspapers. 

When traveling from London, New York...

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean

Posted by on May 20th 2015 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean
What's the best island in the Mediterranean? 

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, for seven hundred years a strategic enclave, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Known as 'The King's Island' and favorite of everyone from royalty, celebrities and millionaires right down to the common man. The island now attracts as many as 10 million tourists a year, so it is no wonder the name alone has become synonymous with 'holidays'.

There’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this most emblematic of Mediterranean vacation hotspots. It’s a place totally at one with...

Three Simple Ways To Enhance Your Next Vacation

Posted by on March 30th 2015 in Inspiration, Travel Tips & Advice

Three Simple Ways To Enhance Your Next Vacation

We asked one of our resident travel designers, Jonny, if there were any tips he had which help to enhance his own travel experiences. 

"When heading to a new country, I try and remember three golden rules. These may seem simple, but they can easily be forgotten in the pre-travel mad rush and even when on your trip." 

1. Research 

"Much of the excitement around my own travels is the anticipation of what's to come, what's out there. Therefore research and planning for trips is something I highly recommend you learn...

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