Discovering Namibia and the 1937 Powell-Cotton Expedition

Enjoy a fascinating evening on Thursday 24 September 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.

Whilst also illustrating the route and story of  Percy Powell Cotton’s penultimate expedition, 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… Read on


Discover Wildlife Series

Our Discover Wildlife events are a series of themed evenings held throughout the UK from September to March each year. The evenings feature two inspirational presentations from wildlife experts and guest speakers from around the world. The events are free of charge and will appeal to anyone who has an interest in wildlife and travel.

We are currently planning the schedule for this autumn and will be announcing the dates and locations very soon. To pre-register your interest in attending please contact us by email or call the team on 01962 302086. Date Location Talks 24 Sep 15  Margate… Read on


Exploring the Realm of the Tiger in the Footsteps of Rudyard Kipling
(Part 2)

India’s new safari regulations, which have created zones in the country’s national parks and reduced the number of vehicles allowed in at any one time, have improved the visitor experience dramatically for visitors and wildlife alike, as the parks are less crowded and so much more enjoyable as a result.

Only four hours drive from Kanha, another tiger reserve takes its name from the Pench River. The main access to Pench National Park is via Turia Gate in the south of the park, but this can get busy as up to 25 vehicles are still allowed to enter at any one time here. However we drove one hour… Read on


Exploring the Realm of the Tiger in the Footsteps of Rudyard Kipling

Who hasn’t read ‘The Jungle Book’ as a child, and dreamed of being Mowgli and living in the wilderness? So it was with huge anticipation and excitement that I visited the two of the places that fed Kipling’s imagination – the tiger reserves of Kanha and Pench – although he never actually set foot in either location, and only learned of them from a friend.

The minute we headed out with an expert naturalist guide on a private safari into Kanha’s luxuriant forest – composed of sal and bamboo trees, plus the odd legendary banyan – I felt as if I had stepped into Mowgli’s wonderland. We heard the alarm call of black-faced… Read on


Australia's natural history

Does any other creature signify an entire continent so obviously as the kangaroo? Even as simple silhouettes, kangaroos are unmistakably Australian. Kangaroos have enthralled me all my life - but how did they get here and where do they come from? Just like them - and the land they live on - the story of the kangaroo is unique; it goes back to the final, spectacular, breakup of the southern supercontinent called Gondwana.

There is a place in Australia where you can touch this story; it’s my favourite place. This wilderness paradise on the south-eastern corner of Australia is called far East Gippsland; it was one of the last places connected to Gondwana. If you stand on a beach looking southwards over… Read on


Wanderlust Travel Awards 2015

We are thrilled to have been voted as a finalist in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2015, which were announced last week at the Destinations Show in London.

With over 380 companies voted for by the Wanderlust readers in the tour operator category we are delighted to have be placed in the top ten and achieved a satisfaction score of 96.84%.  In the ‘Top Country’ category four of our key destinations were placed in the top ten;… Read on


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