Featuring presentations from our staff, as well as some guest speakers from around the world, these evenings will appeal to anyone who has an interest in wildlife and travel; you’ll have an opportunity to meet our team and share your experiences with like minded travellers who share your passion.
From Edinburgh to Plymouth and Dublin to Norwich, we will be visiting all corners of the UK between September 2014 and March 2015. The evenings are completely free of charge and you can register up to 4 guests a time, so take a look at our schedule of events (below) and choose… Read on
Another successful photographic trip in Madagascar brought some of the best wildlife sightings and photo opportunities you could ever hope for. Raucous red ruffed and snowy white lemurs, the rare silky sifaka and the near-extinct golden-crowned sifaka, to name just a few. Not to mention a wealth of birds, frogs, geckos, chameleons.... But the icing on the cake has to be the most magical close-up encounter with an elusive aye-aye during one of many night walks.
After sitting in the inky blackness for two hours, the call finally came. “Follow the President.”
He immediately disappeared along a forest track and we all set off in pursuit. Encumbered with camera gear and staring at a modest pool of light thrown from a head torch, it was challenging… Read on
The first time I went to Quebec I was 10 years old. I went to Montreal while they were building the Olympic stadium, I went into a McDonalds for the first time (and had what was to me the most incredible strawberry milkshake), we went to one of the great lakes and stayed in log cabin. My Dad was 50. Although I’ve been to Canada many times since, I’d not been back to Quebec since then and I was well aware of Quebec’s fine reputation for whale-watching and wildlife-viewing, but conscious that there were very few people in the UK who travelled to Quebec with wildlife in mind.
I was determined to get back to Quebec as it is a bit of a hole in our portfolio of Canadian holidays, so towards the end of 2013 I set about planning a trip, and this summer together with my wife and three children we went… and had the holiday of a lifetime. My youngest daughter was… Read on
A visit to Antarctica’s emperor penguin colonies is a truly magical experience, and we have some fantastic offers on board the Ortelius this winter. There are great savings on single and twin-share cabins.
See emperor penguins by helicopter in the Weddell Sea, where you can save over £4,000 in a single cabin (and over £2,500 per person sharing a twin cabin), departing on 25th November 2014.
Even greater savings can be had on our 30-night expedition to the Ross Sea on 11th February… Read on
Highlights of September's Pantanal photo tour in Brazil included giant anteaters, southern tamunduas, and wealth of bird species. However, the highlight for everyone was a jaguar with its young cub - a memorable experience even for a seasoned traveller and wildlife photographer.
I thought it might be a good idea to ring the changes. For the past three days we’d gone upstream from our lodge on the Cuiaba River, just like everyone else. We’d seen jaguars on each outing and some encounters had been good for photographs too. On two occasions we’d actually been… Read on
Enjoy a fascinating evening at the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent, discovering the contrasting landscapes of Namibia - one of the most hauntingly beautiful countries on the planet - and hear accounts from the diaries of Christopher and Percy Powell-Cotton's 1937 expedition to the country.
This engaging, insightful and emphatic presentation will walk people through the seemingly limitless opportunities for wildlife and discovery in Namibia, and its addictive-qualities that have fascinated and captured the hearts and minds of so many travellers, scientists, conservationists and… Read on