Wildebeest migration, photography courses, and historic Alpine trains: Travel agenda

Where to go and what to know

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1. Wild wonder

The wildebeest migration has arrived in Tanzania's Serengeti earlier than usual. The animals are thought to be chasing the rain as it heads towards the Maasai Mara after a particularly dry spell, meaning wildlife enthusiasts can catch them outside July-August peak season. Scott Dunn offers five nights' full board at the Singita Faru Faru Lodge for £5,795pp including flights.

scottdunn.com

2. Chile season

Competition for airline routes between Europe and the Chilean capital, Santiago, will increase from 22 September when LAN adds three non-stop overnight services each way from Madrid, each week. The aircraft is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

lan.com

3. Snap happy

Jessops Academy has introduced landscape photography courses for the first time. The three-day breaks include tuition on photo composition, using filters and more, with guided photography walks. The first takes place in the New Forest from 20-22 October, with the £600 fee also covering accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

jessops.com/academy

4. Trunk call

The Elephant At The Market is a new restaurant with rooms in Newbury, Berkshire. The décor is inspired by the Babar children's books, with each of the 14 rooms named after characters including Celeste, Flora and Alexander. Rooms from £95, B&B.

theelephantatthemarket.com

5. Swiss rail

Train fans may want to head to Switzerland this year, where Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is running a 10-day tour celebrating historic Alpine trains and railways. The trip includes travel on various locomotives, including the Orient-Express-style Prestige Continental Express and the Glacier and Bernina Pullman Express. From £9,495pp.

goldeneagleluxurytrains.com

6. GoT to be there

Game of Thrones fans will can re-live the drama in Croatia ahead of the fifth series. Hotel Bellevue's new Discover King's Landing package includes a tour of filming locations in Dubrovnik's Old Town. From €358 a night for two.

adriaticluxuryhotels.com

7. Heads up

Easily irritated on noisy plane journeys? Bose's new QuietComfort 25 Acoustic noise cancelling headphones might provide a solution. With improved noise reduction and audio performance, they come in two versions: one for Apple devices, and one for most Samsung and Android devices. Both options feature an inline mic and remote. £269.95.

bose.co.uk

8. Express less

Britain's most expensive train service – the Heathrow Express fast link between the airport and Paddington – is getting cheaper. Since yesterday, under-16s now travel free with a parent or guardian. And during the Easter weekend, the normal £21.50 adult fare is £10.

heathrowexpress.com

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