Wildlife Worldwide has introduced a new range of escorted trips for 2016.
Adventures include a snapshot of Namibia with Big Cat Diary TV presenter Jonathan Scott and his wife Angie. Both acclaimed wildlife photographers, the pair will lead a small wildlife tour made up of a maximum of ten guests on Namibia’s dramatic Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert, peppered with light aircraft flights to provide an aerial perspective of Africa’s beauty.
The tour begins in a remote area of the Kaokoveld desert to spot elephant, giraffe and springbok, as well as hyenas, jackals and lions, before moving on to the Kuenene region for more wildlife, nature drives, a quad bike excursion and a boat trip on the Kunene River.
The trip draws to a close at the Cheetah Conservation Fund headquarters, of which Jonathan and Angie are patrons, where guests can learn about initiatives to safeguard the cheetah’s future and witness the felines’ speed at the regular ‘cheetah run’.
Departing on July 3, prices lead in at £10,495 per person including nine nights’ accommodation (including a mix of luxury tented camps, a private lodge and an upmarket country club), most meals, flights, transfers and excursions.
Also new to the programme is the wilderness of the two-million hectare Nakina-Inklin Rivers Conservancy in British Columbia to see grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Combining the grizzly bears of the Yukon’s Taku River with the resident orcas off the southern coast of Vancouver Island, visitors can experience two of the world’s most ferocious predators in their natural environment with ‘Bears & Orcas Up Close’.
Over six days, guests stay at Grizzly Camp with access to view and photograph the bears, which wander freely, in the company of experienced naturalist guides.
Combining turf with surf, the tailor-made trip can be followed with whale-watching off the southern coast of Vancouver Island, where one of the world’s largest populations of orcas congregate in the summer months. It’s also possible to spot grey and humpback whales, dolphins, sealions, seals and an array of seabirds. Priced from £7,495 per person based on two sharing, it includes 12 nights’ accommodation (six nights’ full-board and six bed-and-breakfast), flights, transfers, excursions and guiding, with departures in July and August.