Exodus is offering new wildlife encounters for 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.

Starting this month is a 13-day adult group trip to Papua New Guinea from £5,949 per person including flights, accommodation, most meals, transport and listed activities.

Meanwhile, a new Sea of Cortez option takes an in-depth look at one of the most biodiverse marine areas in the world, with the chance to join research scientists. The seven-day trip costs from £2,399, with the next departure on October 24.

The operator is also launching two exclusive trips to Spitsbergen in summer 2016. The two departures will journey through the Svalbard Archipelago in 24-hour daylight, getting travellers and their lenses up close to polar wildlife. A 12-day trip (ship only) costs from £4,799 based on a twin-share cabin, with departures on June 22 and July 3, 2016.

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

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

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