Reasons to Visit
the Falkland Islands
If you go to the islands for the wildlife the chances are you will come back fascinated by the history. It is not all about the 1982 conflict and with the current changing face of the islands a new chapter is currently being written.
There are few places in the world where you can sit, alone, in a penguin colony with 1000's of birds and 95% of these spots have to be in the Falklands. If you are lucky you can see 5 species of penguins in one day in one place; Gentoo, Magellanic, rock hopper, king and macaroni.
Not only are they incredibly welcoming but they are so knowledgeable and aware of the environment in which they live. Being guided around an island by one of the three inhabitants is a pleasure in itself.
How many places have you been in the last ten years that still rely on 2-metre radio to contact anyone? Leave your mobile at home because, outside Stanley, it won't work.
There may well be a well earned reputation for barren and wind swept lands - but they are truly beautiful and virtually untouched by humans.
The islands teem with a massive array of wildlife, from tiny land birds that survive in pest free environments to enormous elephant seals and beautiful black browed albatross, not forgetting the flightless wasp that have evolved to cope with the wind.
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