Five natural gems of Germany

The natural landscape of Germany is far from what you’d expect of a country renowned for its industrial prowess and meticulous attention to detail. The countryside of this European nation reflects a more relaxed Germany that few seem to know about. Its fairytale forests, enchanting castles, crystal clear lakes and…

Five reasons why you should visit Uganda

The East African nations of Kenya and Tanzania are well established on the tourist circuit but neighbouring Uganda is often overlooked. That's a pity, because the country has much to offer the visitor. Here are five reasons why you should visit Uganda. The primate viewing is exceptional Are you keen…

Seven day trips from Nice

It’s hard to tire of beautiful Nice, but when visiting this southerly French city, it would be a shame to miss out on exploring some of the other delights that the area has to offer. There are many unique experiences that can be found nowhere else. The French Riviera has…

Highlights of Cape Town

South Africa’s most delightful city leaves visitors spellbound, thanks to its blend of dramatic scenery and rich cultural heritage. Here are Mundana’s picks for the highlights of Cape Town. Iconic Table Mountain Whether you gaze across the bay from Bloubergstrand’s sand dunes or ascend its steep slopes in the revolving…

Mundana’s guide to ecotourism

“Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.” That is the philosophical foundation of ecotourism – a term coined in the 1990’s by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). You can call it responsible travel, green travel, nature travel or even ethical travel. The idea is to explore the globe in a more…

Why you should switch your hotel for a glamping tent this summer

I don’t camp. At the risk of offending those of you who love nothing better than a night under canvas, allow me to elaborate and explain. I live in the UK, where good weather is a rare blessing rather than a habitual visitor. Camping in Britain requires a higher than…

The World’s Best Wildlife Encounters

There's nothing like the thrill of safari to make a holiday memorable. Getting up close to animals in their natural habitat is one of the traveller's greatest privileges. If you're looking for a place for a special anniversary, that all important honeymoon or just want to spoil yourselves, here are…

The best places to go stargazing

Have you ever looked up to gaze at the stars and been disappointed you can’t see as much as you’d hoped? Unfortunately, in most city skies today, fewer stars are visible. Part of the problem is the light pollution that engulfs these locations. Some of us, too, have the misfortune…

Travel itinerary suggestions for Palawan

Think of a place in the Philippines that may be described as paradise on earth - you will, for sure, come up with Palawan. It is a destination offering extraordinary hiking, diving and beach experiences. Even better, it rarely experiences the typhoons that seasonally plague pther parts of the country.…

Travel hacks for long flights

Long flights can be tedious, exhausting and stressful. At Mundana we know this, but we also know all the tricks for surviving such journeys. If you're planning to travel long haul any time soon, read our travel hacks for long flights before you leave home. 1. Upgrade if you're able…