See the dramatic landscapes from David Attenborough’s latest documentary come alive in front of your very eyes

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Wildebeest Elude Wild Dogs

Every dog has its day… except in the first episode of Our Planet where a herd of wildebeest managed to elude these camouflaged creatures.
Visit: Serengeti, Tanzania. At the Serengeti Safari Camp you have the chance to follow the wildebeest migration then return to the camp and talk about your adventures in front of the fireplace.

02
Tropical Fish Population Get Dramatic Boost

Not every Our Planet episode has a happy ending, but Coastal Seas (episode 4) showed just what can happen when a reef is protected. A reef in Raja Ampat has now seen its fish population increase by the power of three.
Visit: Raja Ampat. Book into the Misool Eco Resort, home of the famed reef or set sail with Rascal Voyages and discover an ocean teeming with sea life and whale sharks. Want to see ecologists in action, then join Rascal and Conservation International for one of their Exploration voyages where you can tag mantas and survey turtles.

03
Jaguars Hunting Caiman

It’s a myth that cats can’t swim – particularly if they’re hungry. In Freshwater (episode 7), you see a jaguar swimming in the Pantanal’s waterways hunting caiman.
Visit: Pantanal, Brazil. Travel to the Caiman Ecological Refuge, which is renowned for helping to protect the famed jaguar. The team gives its visitors the chance to spy its rich wildlife including jaguar, caiman and the eyecatching blue hyacinth macaw.

04
Super-pod Of Humpback Whales

It appears that humpback whales think there’s safety in numbers. For these solitary animals are now choosing to swim in giant pods. David Attenborough’s team catching this phenomenon on film in The High Seas (episode 6).
Visit: Cape Town, South Africa. Book into the clifftop Birkenhead House hotel to see humpback whales making a splash right in front of your window. Want to explore the deep? Then ask your Lightfoot Travel Designer to arrange for you to explore the deep with champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo.

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05
Life In The Desert

The David Attenborough team use timelapse video to capture the minutiae of life in the Atacama Desert in Deserts to Grasslands (episode 5).
Visit: Atacama Desert. Make Explora Atacama the base for your stay, then spend your day exploring this wild landscape by foot, horseback or mountain bike. And keep your camera handy to snap the birds and wildlife that you see along the way.

Contact a Lightfoot Travel Designer to include one of the above locations in your next holiday.

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Table mountain sunset, Cape town, South Africa

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Livingstone & the Victoria Falls Mozambique Greater Kruger South Africa Africa

  • See Victoria Falls, the most expansive curtain of water in Africa, up close
  • Get active with white water rafting, sport fishing and kayaking
  • Enjoy unforgettable African sunsets on a boat ride from Tongabezi
  • Head on a game drive to spot wildlife - particularly the elusive leopard
  • Dive with sailfish, barracuda and marlin in the waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago

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The hand of a Mountain gorilla in the jungles of Rwanda, Africa, holding a vine

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda Volcanoes National Park

  • Track mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park

  • Chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe Forest

  • Spend a day relaxing on the beaches of Lake Kivu

  • Experience the lively markets of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali

  • Witness Rwanda’s lush, natural beauty and warm, friendly people

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Southern Ecuador & the Galapagos

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  • Enjoy private guided tours of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Riobamba and Quito
  • Explore Ecuador’s largest Inca monument, Ingapirca
  • Tour the Galapagos on the luxury M/Y Grace yacht
  • Observe the unique flora, birds and marine life of the Galapagos
  • Swim and snorkel with curious sea lions and Galapagos penguins

When to go:

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Destinations Featured in the Article
scattered islands over clear blue ocean, Painemo, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Raja Ampat

A diver's mecca and the epicentre of the Coral Triangle, where a plethora of sealife lies waiting to be discovered - whether in minutiae on seafans, camouflaged on the seabed or blending in with psychedelic coral.

Jaguar, Panthera Onca, Cuiaba River, Porto Jofre, Pantanal Matogrossense, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil South America

Pantanal

The Pantanal is the largest freshwater wetlands area in the world and quite simply the top wildlife destination in the Americas.

Table mountain sunset, Cape town, South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa's most popular and cosmopolitan city and has one of the most stunning urban landscapes in the world. This city really does have it all – incredible dining options, great wine, and activities galore for adrenaline junkies.

A migration of wildebeest in Serengeti national Park,Tanzania

Serengeti

The world-famous Serengeti is home to 'The Great Migration' of wildebeast and zebra, giving one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth for most of the year.

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