Bringing together tropical rainforest, immaculate beaches, hidden waterfalls and a thriving eco-tourism. It is easy to see why Costa Rica is getting more and more popular each year. Relax and unwind on the stunning coastline or get a sense of adventure and journey through the acres of thick jungles full of wildlife you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Costa Rica in January is considered the best time to go. Although it is peak season you experience the dry and mild weather, which is quite rare in this part of the world. We recommend you book ahead to avoid high demand prices. But it will be the best way to start your year as Costa Rica is the destination of dreams.
Many people flock to Costa Rica for it’s weird and wonderful wildlife in which you can only find on this tiny country located in Central America. Expect to see howler monkeys screeching from the treetops. birds of every variety of colours such as toucans, greenfishers and blue herons. If your super lucky you may spot the endangered green macaw and the infamous three toed sloth. Delve into the river beds and watch the otters and caiman that frequently hunt for their dinner in the watery marsh lands.
Thrill seekers love to visit Costa Rica as it is home to a number of rivers. Running through the Turrialba Valley in which are perfect for white water rafting. Take a thrilling ride through the forest past crystalline waterfalls and let’s not forget about the wildlife. If your more of a land lover then visit one of the many adventure parks here with zip lines and suspended bridge walks allowing you to experience the jungles from a whole new perspective.
Costa Rica is also home to one of the worlds biggest active volcanoes. The Arenal Volcano sits in the north west of the country and its peak is at 1,633 metres high. It can take up to half a day to climb to the top in which you get stunning views of the thick luscious surrounding landscapes, so pack your hiking boots. There’s a number of protected national parks scattered around in which possess natural beauty which can’t be found anywhere else.
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is known for it’s jagged rain forest, golden beaches and colorful coral reefs i is also home to a diverse set of tropical plans and birds as well as the white faced capuchin monkeys. Corcovado National Park is another popular destination for wild life lovers as here you will potentially spot scarlet macaws, tapirs, jaguars and squirrel monkeys, enjoy a hike along the coast via some secret beaches and rugged marshlands. Parque Nacional Tortuguero is the place to go if you are after seeing some turtles, this park is famed for having turtles nest on its many beaches, take a boat through the jungle and the parks windy fresh water streams.
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We have a number of incredible tours to Costa Rica for you to go on from our trusted operators. Encompass on an adventure of a life time with Intrepid Travel on their Costa Rica Experience tour and soak in the culture of this magnificent country whilst visiting some of the best surf spots in Central America. Fancy a more laid back and luxurious trip then have a look at Cox & Kings Luxury Tour of Costa Rica staying in some of the best hotels in the country this tour really encompasses the best of both worlds with adventure and relaxation.
Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride
Cycle stretches of the Costa Rican Pacific coastline. Take in the variety of Costa Rica…
Discover Costa Rica
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Natural Highlights of Costa Rica
Jungles, mountains and coast: Costa Rica is a natural paradise A tropical paradise bursting with…
January is the start of the low season in Tanzania so it might seem a strange time to visit, it is also wedged in between two of the wetter months of the year. However with this rain comes an added bonus, in the south of the country you can experience one of the worlds most magnificent occasions – The Wildebeest Migration. January is considered the best month to see wildlife around Serengeti in particular with new life flocking to the water holes for you to admire.
Always dreamt of going on an African safari and see big game animals in their natural habitat, but you’re not sure where to go or whats involved? You’re not alone. Everyone has to have a first time at being on safari and in our experience, once you’ve tried it, you’ll be back to try it again. Tanzania is home to some of the best safari spots on the planet expect to see Lions, Hyenas, Giraffe, Cheetahs and many more.
One of the main pulling factors of Tanzania is it’s impressive safaris with the world famous Serengeti National Parkattracting people year in year out to be amazed by it’s mysterious wildlife and stunning landscapes.
Witness one of the most impressive sights on the planet the yearly Wildebeest Migration in which during the early months of the year around 8000 calves are born a day and a predicted 1.5 million make their journey over the plains to Kenya. Serengeti is also famous for it’s predators, drawn in by the vast amount of wildebeest in the area. Hunting along side each other you can see lions in their prides competing with packs of hyenas to get their feed on.
Visit one of the worlds natural wonders in Mount Kilimanjaro and climb to the top of Africa if you can reach it’s 5896m peak. Gaze at the magnificent snow capped sitting on the worlds equator. Enjoy the surrounding rain forest home to more wildlife sitting at the bottom of the mountain. If you are into adventure you can climb to the summit without the ropes or a lot of climbing experience making it very popular with hikers who travel far and wide to conquer the mountain.
You can also visit a number of other more isolated national parks such as Katavi National Parkfamous for the large population of hippos who gather by the hundreds. It is also home to over 400 different species of birds. During the dry seasons zebras, elephants, giraffes and many more weird and wonderful creatures. Another favourite is the Tarangire National Park in which boasts the largest concentration of elephants in the world, with around 700 lions around the park making sightings very common.
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Explore some of our very best tours to Tanzania below from the vastly experienced operators we have been working with for over twenty five years. Cox and Kings offers incredible safari tours along with self drive tours so you can get amongst the wildlife all organised by their trusty local tour guides. If it’s adventure your after then look now further than Exodus, the specialists in adventure holidays especially if you want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
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Highlights of Tanzania
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Tanzania Wildlife Safari
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Wonderful Western Tanzania
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