The Curious Whales of San Ignacio

As our annual Festival of Whales approaches, I have been reminiscing about my trip to Mexico last year where I was lucky enough to witness this amazing spectacle for myself.

After some insanely close encounters with grizzlies in Canada and elephants in Namibia’s Damaraland, I doubted that any future wildlife holiday could come close to what have become my favourite destinations.  But when my director Chris came back from Baja in 2014, the passion with which… Read on


Save £200 on Spain’s Secret Wilderness of Extremadura

The rolling countryside of Extremadura in Spain is home to an incredible array of birdlife, including Iberian azure-winged magpie, the rare black-shouldered kite, and several species of eagle.

However, the highlight of our week in this region is to see the incredible breeding display of the great bustard, where the male turns itself into a huge white pom-pom of feathers. Join our small group tour, Secret Wilderness of Extremadura to discover… Read on


Get to Know the Resident Killer Whales of Southern British Columbia

To simply watch the Southern Resident Killer Whales is only part of the joy of knowing them. As with any family there is a long-standing history and telltale social interactions that a trained eye can reveal, giving witnesses a glimpse into lives of sophistication beyond our current understanding. It is a privilege to be intimately acquainted with the lives of these much-loved Killer Whales, a group of animals that have been recognized around the world and immortalized in pop-culture and film. Below is a brief introduction to these three iconic families.

J Pod J Pod whales can be affectionately referred to as the ‘resident’ Southern Resident’s - due to their spending the largest amount of time in BC and Washington State’s coastal waters throughout the entire year. As per the Centre for Whale Research’s… Read on


Famous Five - My Top Wildlife Locations

One of the best things about working in wildlife travel is unquestionably having the opportunity to explore inspirational locations in search of the world's finest animals on a regular basis to keep one's destination knowledge up to date. Here are some of my favourite and most memorable wildlife locations to date...

GUYANA Guyana really is a destination like no other. Nothing quite prepares you for the untouched nature and sheer scale of its habitats. However, it’s the wildlife that really captures the imagination. Whether it’s marvelling at giant river otters by boat in… Read on


Save 20% on selected Antarctica voyages in February 2016

Travel on the ice-strengthened Ortelius or Plancius to Antarctica this February, and enjoy 20% off selected itineraries and cabins.

This amazing offer is valid on the following voyages: Classic Antarctica: Departing Ushuaia on 28 February 2016, this voyage on board Ortelius is a great introduction to this incredible region. Crossing the Polar Circle:… Read on


Save £500 per person on selected group tours in South Africa

Whether your interests lie in birds, big cats or flora, South Africa has it all. Join us this August on one of our small group tours to experience the wonders of this diverse country.

Enjoy a two week safari to view the Birds & Big Cats of Kruger – a fantastic introduction to some of the magnificent birds, mammals, reptiles & insects of South Africa. Highlights include unparalleled opportunities to see lion, leopard, elephant and white… Read on