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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 vacation.
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