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"eco" related travel guides

Desert scene, Namibia

The empty country: Namibia

Destination: Windhoek

No internet, no pollution, no hope for mobiles and no decisions about where to go for dinner - Namibia's the perfect place to get lost

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Masai Mara sunset

Kenya's Masai Mara - far from the madding crowds

The Masai Mara, thanks to countless films and TV shows, is a magnet for tourists wanting that real safari experience. But stay at a camp outside the Reserve and enjoy the wildlife without the crowds

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Phare de Baleines lighthouse, near Ars en Ré, Ile de Ré (© MDLF/Daniel Gallon – Dangal)

The quiet side of the Ile de Ré

by Jo.Page

Destination: Ile de Re

Dune-backed beaches, chic shops, cycle paths and perhaps a glimpse of Johnny Depp... the Ile de Ré is one of France’s most alluring holiday islands - but pick your base carefully in high season

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Zebra and wildebeest discuss tactics before their crossing

Kenya: the greatest show on earth

Destination: Kenya

Experience Kenya between June and September as approximately two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle cross the mighty Mara and Talek river

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Eco Guide to London

Destination: London

More and more of London’s hotels and restaurants are now greening up their acts and changing London into a vibrant Eco City. Here are some highlights

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Wild horses graze at the foot of snow-topped Cotapaxi

Swimming with piranhas in Ecuador

Destination: Quito

Deep in the jungle of Ecuador is a community-run, lakeside lodge in Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve where the local wildlife includes 568 species of birds

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Mahout bathing his elephant

Visiting elephants in northern Thailand

Destination: Chiang Mai

At the Elephant Nature Park, near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, you get to scrub an elephant's back, feed it dinner and help out a good cause

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Beautiful Bentota Beach: a time to relax

Sri Lanka: forget the wild life, enjoy the wildlife

Destination: Sri Lanka

Against a backdrop of smiling people and gentle chaos, Sri Lanka boasts ancient history, as well as modern all-inclusive beach resorts. But focus on the accessible wildlife - you won't be disappointed

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There’s more to Estonia than stag weekends in Tallinn

Destination: Tallinn

Tallinn may be beautiful but British stag-weekenders can make you despair. Instead, head for the Estonian coast and the bogs of a serenely silent countryside

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Air boats like this one in Boggy Creek can hit 40mph

Going wild in Florida’s Everglades

Destination: Everglades City

If you wanted Mickey Mouse, you're in the wrong part of the Sunshine State - the Florida Everglades is a genuine wilderness

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