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It’s been described as the most colourful dating festival on the planet, a ‘Tinder in the desert’, but each year, in the north-central African country of Chad, the Wodaabe tribe gather for a week long annual courtship ritual where the...
It’s been described as the most colourful dating festival on the planet, a ‘Tinder in the desert’, but each year, in the north-central African country of Chad, the Wodaabe tribe...
12th July 2020
Ten off-the-beaten-track-experiences. Venture further than the mainstream European destinations of Spain, France, Italy and more and you’ll be rewarded not just with a noticeable lack of other tourists, but ones...
11th July 2020
Whilst lockdown has made armchair travellers of us all, we thought that we’d share some of the great modern explorers who have inspired us, navigating places that we travel to...
21st May 2020
There’s a special type of traveller who thrills at the thought of ‘remote.’ Whether its exploring the vast, lunar-like landscapes of Djibouti, following isolated, high altitude roads across the roof...
12th April 2020
It’s one of the most culturally diverse destinations on the planet, with over 600 languages spoken and many more dialects. And, because many of its countries are compact means it’s...
11th April 2020
Like many in the travel industry, we at Native Eye have watched with both concern and astonishment at the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the world, global travel and...
19th March 2020
Native Eye's Michaela Tart joined our Ouidah Voodoo Festival small group tour, taking in Benin, Ghana and Togo. Her i-phone snaps tell a story of a fascinating trip, well off...
16th March 2020
From warding off evil spirits to giving thanks, festivals are a way to unite villages and communities throughout the world, whatever their purpose. For the traveller willing to go further...
31st January 2020
They say that a picture says a thousand words and, as we travelled across Sudan on our recent recce there, we have to agree. The horizons are vast, the landscape...
30th January 2020
Not far from our office, 13 kilometres off the Suffolk coast and quite visible on a fine day, lies a place that doesn’t officially exist – the ‘micro-nation’ of Sealand....
18th January 2020
Whilst Native Eye trips will never be mainstream travel destinations, even at the cutting edge of adventure travel there are travel trends; cities, countries and regions which for a variety...
27th November 2019
Think ‘Central Asia tour’ and what comes to mind? For most, it’s the rose-coloured minarets and turquoise tiled mosque domes of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and deservedly so. Wandering around...
25th November 2019
For travellers wanting to explore the furthest yet least travelled regions of the world, Native Eye has it covered. From Albania to Uzbekistan, our small group tours take you on...
29th August 2019
Native Eye's Matt Bowden is a big fan of Bulgaria, a stunning but little appreciated Balkan nation with a huge wealth of natural and cultural treasures. Browse through these photos...
21st July 2019
As travel experiences go, Native Eye offer some of the most unusual on the planet. Go eagle hunting with tribal Kazakhs in Mongolia, visit a state which doesn't officially exist,...
13th May 2019
Many of the destinations that we offer aren’t necessarily the easiest places to travel through, and it’s fair to say that they won’t appeal to everyone. Many people are discouraged...
28th March 2019
Traveller Siobhan Lavery joined us on our annual group trip to Angola, where she spent time with some of southern Africa's most traditional ethnic groups. Angola is now starting to...
21st February 2019