Aktau Mountains & Charyn Canyon: Kazakhstan Rocks Altyn-Emel National Park & Charyn Canyon, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan

How to get to Altyn-Emel National Park On a map, Altyn-Emel National Park doesn’t seem to be far away from Almaty. It’s about 260 km – a 4 hours drive – from the city. It’s possible to go with a tour operator but having your own wheels is always great. A 4×4 is not essential…

Tarangire & Ngorongoro: Going on Safari Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks, Northern Tanzania

Arusha is the place to organize a safari to the northern circuit-parks from. Tons of tour operators, some better, some worse, offer all kinds of tours to the parks. How the Safari Finds You Our hotel was located one or two kilometers west of Arusha city center, where most of the tour operators are located….

Ulu Temburong: Brunei’s Green Heart A day in Brunei's biggest national park

Ulu Temburong National Park lies in Brunei’s Temburong district, which is cut off from the rest of the country. The only way to get there without having to cross the border to Malaysia is by speedboat from BSB. The speedboat really lives up to its name and the ride is lots of fun as the…

Elephants Up Close: Sri Lanka’s National Parks Minneriya and Kumana National Parks, Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka has one of the highest densities of elephants in Asia, these animals are threatened by habitat loss. Now they live only in quite small areas in the country’s dry zones. Minneriya National Park One of the best places to spot elephants is in the national parks Minneriya and Kaudulla close to the…