Category: Small Group Discoveries

Botswana’s Magnificent Edens: Chobe and Okavango

All is still. The morning light casts a soft glow on the savannah as elephant after elephant crosses the path of your safari vehicle, the little ones trotting alongside their mothers. You hear the heavy […]

Where the Rain Falls Up and the Moon Casts a Rainbow

Westerners tend to start the historical clock ticking on Victoria Falls from the moment that David Livingstone first laid eyes on them in 1855. The Scottish missionary came upon them as he was exploring upstream […]

Cape Town: An Intimate View

Pretoria may be South Africa’s political and economic capital, but Cape Town is undeniably its cultural center. With a stunning setting between the flat-top Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans […]

Far from Egypt, a Nile River Cruise

When you think of the Nile, the meandering river through Egypt’s temple-dotted, desert landscapes probably comes to mind. But a 4,258-mile waterway is bound to flow through a huge array of ecosystems. As for the […]

Undiscovered Uganda

Unspoiled, Magnificent, and Teeming with Wildlife Robustly fertile and lush, Uganda hums with the call of primates, the crunch of mammals roaming through underbrush, and the trill and screech of birdlife. It is perhaps one […]

Tracking the Last of the Great Apes

Deep in the dense jungles that skirt Uganda’s western Rift Valley, you follow the footsteps of your primate-specialist guides. All is quiet in this lush primeval world, the last remaining habitat of the mountain gorilla. […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Uganda

“Habari?” You might hear this friendly Swahili greeting on the streets of Entebbe or when you awake in the morning to join your guides in search of Uganda’s magnificent mountain gorillas. “What’s news?” they are […]

Italy’s North: A Cornucopia for Food Lovers

If you think Tuscany has the last word on Italian cuisine, think again. The nation’s less-visited regions to the north—Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna—boast their own bounty of mouthwatering, fresh-from-the-earth specialties. Journey with us on our new […]

Lake Maggiore & Stresa: Singular Sensations

Our Discovery Tours small group spends two nights on the bucolic shores of Lake Maggiore, using the lakeside belle époque town of Stresa as our base. This magnificent setting is more than just a pretty […]

Turin: One of Italy’s Best Kept Secrets

Equally elegant and hip, the Piedmont capital of Turin is one of Italy’s most surprising cities. Fanciful tree-lined avenues lead to art deco cafes and Renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neoclassical facades. Splendid art galleries and opera houses serve as the cherished repositories of northern Italian culture. And public squares, neatly tended gardens, stately castles and grand palaces that were built between the 16th and 18th centuries recall Turin’s heyday as the glittering capital of the House of Savoy. Discovery Tours’ new Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes itinerary unveils its treasures.