26 May
Days adrift.  Click here to see our best and worst experiences so far.
Number of flights.  Click here to go to the itinerary page.
Bus, train and taxi rides.  Click here to see all posts relating to transport. (56 posts)
Miles walked.  Click here to see all posts relating to walking and trekking. (43 posts)
Countries visited.  Click here to see what we think of them. (14 posts)
Number of species spotted.  Click here to go to our wildlife page.
Photos taken.  Click here to go to the photo gallery. (105 posts)
Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (50 posts)
Number of times scammed.  Click here to read all about it!  (2 posts)
Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

Helpful People

Travel Nation

We booked out RTW tickets with Travel Nation, and this was such a good choice. Big thanks to Lien and Tim for all the personal and dedicated help! The great thing about Travel Nation is that they specialise in round-the-world travel, and so they can sort you out with insurance, provide help with certain visas, arrange transportation, and if you’re interested they have a bunch of different tours all around the world. You could shop around for price on all these items – but having one bunch of helpful people who know all about your trip is worth more than a few quid!

Itchy Feet

We have spent a disgusting amount of money at Itchy Feet, a travel equipment shop with branches in London (near Oxford Street) and Bath (above Milsom Street). They are real specialists, all the staff travel extensively, and they have absolutely everything covered. We’ve seen cheaper brands of most things we’ve bought, so I suppose we’ll never know whether those less expensive options would have been good enough. We’ll certainly be reviewing all our kit as we go!


Our splash-out trip to Madagascar (two weeks with guide and decent accommodation) was arranged with INDRI Tours, who specialise in wildlife holidays around the globe and are based in South Africa. As well as arranging this trip, Simon has been really useful in telling us about likely areas for otter spotting in South Africa along with more general advice.


Similarly, we have received much useful advice from Grace at IOSF (International Otter Survival Fund), based on the Isle of Skye but looking after the conservation of otters worldwide. She has also kindly given us names of several contacts for otters around the world, and we hope to get in touch with them as we go along.


We are grateful to Jon at Mammalwatching.com, whose website is an invaluable resource for people like us, who are hoping to find wildlife around the world.

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