Life is in the detail

Nothing beats sleeping under the stars on safari, listening to the nocturnal sounds of the savannah.

Eleanor - Original Diver

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Eleanor Orr

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Africa and Middle East.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Experience the landscape and desert in Namibia… although I would worry that I wouldn't be able to get my hands on the number of camera memory cards required to satisfy my obsession with photography
  • Explore Asia… I've never been
  • I've toyed with the idea of attempting to conquer Everest but seem to get cold feet (metaphorically only, so far). There are so many other things that I still want to do and I think these should come first…!

Best Moments

  • Chimpanzee trekking in western Tanzania was pretty awesome, with the alpha male beetling past me so close that I felt his hair on my leg
  • Enjoying a moonlit braii (barbecue) on a sandbank in the Zambezi, having had the most incredible day on safari with lion roaring beside the vehicle and then catching tiger fish, which fight like crazy

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Not being able to get across to one of the islands in the Great Barrier Reef due to low cloud coverage (helicopters can't fly in low cloud), and having to spend a long and miserable night in a motel as a result.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • The mode - a Land Rover Defender - might not be unusual but we were driving up Mount Meru in Kenya with 22 people on board!

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Underwater Fish

The LenzO®: A Diver's Dream

We love keeping up with the latest gadgets to enhance your dive experience and the team have Valstech have developed the LenzO®, an underwater housing for iPhone. It allows you to use all the features of your phone and take impressive underwater photos. Our very own Louisa tried this on a…

Walking in Old Footsteps (and some diving in East Africa)

I am not really an outdoor pursuits kind of person, but standing at the top of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, I couldn't have been more excited. I was about to become one of the few privileged people to track the mountain gorillas in Uganda.

Looking for the next big thing at the World Travel Market

Imagine a place where going from Italy to Tanzania takes about three minutes. No, this is not a futuristic time machine, but rather the phenomenon that is the World Travel Market.

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