Borneo is one of the worlds great biodiversity hotspots. Malaysian Sabah and Sarawak diverse habitats support an array of intriguing flora and fauna. Ten hectares of rainforest here contain more tree species than all of North America; there are more bird species than in Europe, and as many mammals as in Australia.
India is an eclectic mix of old and new, and there are few places which stir people’s emotions to the same degree. Its wildlife is in a class of its own, and many superb lodges and camps are located close to key wildlife reserves whose naturalist guides will enhance any visit and ensure a rewarding experience.
An archipelago of over 7,000 islands, Japan’s wildlife and landscape are incredibly diverse. In the winter months, the northerly island of Hokkaido plays host to dancing Japanese cranes and huge Steller’s sea eagles, whilst the snow covered hills of the Japanese Alps are the abode of hot spring bathing Japanese macaques.
At the heart of the Himalayas, overlooked by the world’s highest mountains, Nepal is a truly spectacular country with a rich blend of Buddhist and Hindu culture and a remarkably diverse range of habitat stretching from snow-capped mountains to low-lying forest, which give rise to an exceptional variety of birds and mammals
Russia, the largest country in the world, stretches for 8000 kilometres from the Baltic Sea right across Northern Asia to the shores of the Pacific. Covering a staggering nine time zones, this immense area boasts a wide range of natural environments, ethnic peoples, and flora and fauna.
Sri Lanka’s national parks and diverse habitats are enhanced by the ruined cities of ancient dynasties. It has a sizeable leopard population, large herds of elephant and numerous endemic birds – creating a birdwatchers paradise, and its coastal waters have earned it a reputation as being one of the worlds best for whale watching.