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October 2019

It's an exciting time of year for Bushbaby - after a busy September, we're squeezing in a couple of research trips. As we go to press, Emily is touring Sri Lanka, a country which is close to our hearts and ticks all the boxes for a family holiday full on adventure, beach-time and fascinating culture with a warm welcome guaranteed! Later this month, Lops, our Asia specialist, is heading to Cambodia so watch out for her Insta posts - guaranteed to make us smile! Do follow their progress on Facebook and Instagram and if you have any questions, pop a comment on their social media posts - expertise direct from the field!

If you're contemplating holiday plans for 2020, this month's newsletter looks at Easter v Summer travel. Any parent juggling teens knows how hard it can be to find that magical 2-week window in April when revision-time comes into the equation. Fortunately there are some fantastic destinations that lend themselves well to Summer long-haul adventure too or perhaps take advantage of an off-peak summer beach flop in Mauritius? Whichever way your're leaning, we're happy to talk through the possibilities with you! 
With optimal long-haul weather, Easter can be a great time for a family adventure if there are no exams on the horizon! 
Costa Rica ticks a lot of boxes for a small country. Lapped by the Pacific to one side and the Caribbean on the other, it offers sunshine and a stunning coastline which acts as a backdrop to a smorgasbord of adventure activities - from waterfall-rappelling to surfing. 

Stay at: El Remanso for nature-based adventure in the Osa Peninsula.
Host to the Rugby World Cup which runs until 2 November, followed soon after by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this nation of islands is home to contrasting sleek futuristic cities and ancient villages. With direct BA flights into Tokyo and Osaka it makes for the perfect cross-country adventure.

Stay at: Gora Kadan Ryokan - traditional at the foot of Mount Fuji.
Take your pick from deserts, glaciers, spectacular mountain ranges, a coastline teeming with wildlife, vast pampas, waterfalls, wetlands and vibrant cosmopolitan towns and cities. 

Stay at: Tierra Patagonia with views over Torres del Paine National Park.
The cool, dry winter season in Northern Vietnam is coming to an end in April, and you can expect hot, dry weather around Hoi An and Hue too - perfect for time on the beach. Meanwhile in the South it's still dry season, making early Spring the perfect time to visit! 

Stay at: Anantara Hoi An Resort within walking distance of historia UNESCO Hoi An.
Safari or beach, bear-spotting or a Borneo wildlife extravaganza - whatever your choice there are plenty of options for Summer travel!!
Summer Safari
Madikwe
Our summer is the perfect time to head to malaria-free Madikwe, accessible via Jo'burg - the dry season offers optimal wildlife-viewing as vegetation thins and animals congregate around the waterholes. Temperatures are pleasant, but wrap up warm in the evening!

Stay at: the incomparable Jaci's for the ultimate indulgence
Sri Lanka is often thought of as a winter sun destination, but the East Coast has really opened up to tourism over the last few years and our summer is the best time go, making Sri Lanka a year-round holiday destination!

Stay at: Uga Bay and Uga Jungle Beach on the East Coast
Summer in Canada means spectacular wildlife, flowers in bloom and a holiday that is all about the great outdoors, with festivals galore, including the Calgary Stampede complete with cowboys, a rodeo, country music!

Stay at: the Wickaninnish Inn is truly an experience not to be missed
Our summer is a great time to visit Borneo; the dry weather prompts animals to head to the rivers for a thirst-quenching drink, offering nature-lovers like us perfect wildlife-spotting opportunities. Prepare to be enthralled by the sight of orangutans in the wild!

Stay at: Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa a luxurious retreat offering the perfect combo of resort-style accommodation and fantastic wildlife-based activities.

The wonderful Jaci's Lodges, set in the Big 5 malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve are offering a fantastic pay 2 stay 3 night safari special which includes twice daily game-drives and exquisite full-board dining.  Valid on November stays.
Shangri-la Savings in Borneo
 
Book 90 days ahead to enjoy 25% off at the stunning Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa! Valid for stays 1 Apr 20-31 Mar 21. Plus, book an Ocean or Garden Wing Room for at least 4 nights for a guaranteed room upgrade.
40% off at Le Saint Geran

Early-birds should book by 15 October to enjoy up to 40% off holidays at the stunning One&Only Le Saint Geran. Valid for stays 18 Apr-30 Sep 20 and includes an upgrade to half-board! This is a rare offer indeed - don't miss out!
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