Exodus is featuring a selection of wildlife encounters in 2015/16 including a trip in search of Papua New Guinea’s birds of paradise, a chance to accompany scientists researching whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez and a specialist photography trip to the Svalbard Archipelago.

The wildlife trips are designed to support conservation whilst exploring new frontiers in the company of experts and commence next month with a trip to Papua New Guinea to visit a destination where new species are still being discovered and where tribal life has not changed for hundreds of years.

Prices lead in at £5,949 per person including flights, accommodation, most meals, all transport and listed activities, with the first guaranteed departure on May 24.

Meanwhile, the new Sea of Cortez trips takes an in-depth look at one of the most biodiverse marine areas in the world, with the chance to join world-renowned research scientists.

The operator is also launching two exclusive trips to Spitsbergen in summer 2016, led by expert guide Paul Goldstein and award-winning conservationist and photographer Mark Carwardine. The two limited departures will journey through the Svalbard Archipelago in 24-hour daylight, getting travellers and their lenses up close to all manner of Polar wildlife, including the polar bear.

In response to Botswana being one of the company's bestselling wildlife destinations in 2014, a new Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari has been created, where guests have the chance to observe some of the world’s largest elephant herds in Chobe National Park.

Prices for the 16-day trip start from £3,499 per person including flights, accommodation, most meals, all transport and listed activities and tour leaders, with the first departure on July 25.

For more information or to book visit www.exodus.co.uk or call 0845-863 9601.

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