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JOIN ‘THE URBAN BIRDER’ David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!
After memorable appearances on the BBC’s Spring Watch and Autumn Watch “The Urban Birder”, David Lindo, will be a guest speaker on our Antarctica Off The Beaten Track expedition in November 2016 aboard MV Akademic Ioffe.
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S.Georgia + Falklands Photography Symposium
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*If booked by 30th September 2016
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Wildfoot Travel was born out of Arctic and Antarctica Bound, an organisation established for 25 years, where the dedicated team of wildlife and adventure specialists had the urge to expand their horizons beyond the Polar regions to encompass other spectacular parts of the world where those seeking out of the ordinary travel experiences wish to travel.
At Wildfoot Travel, we have extensive knowledge of the Antarctic, Arctic, Falklands
and Galapagos regions, cruise and expedition ships and we are able to offer you
holidays to suit your exact requirements.
The Antarctic continent and the islands of South Georgia are rich in wildlife, spectacular scenery and the history of explorers and adventurers. You too can follow in their footsteps from late October to late March, in our small expedition ships. The most intrepid can even fly in for extreme skiing and climbing or even visit the South Pole.
The Arctic is not a land mass, it is a vast and spectacular ocean of ice and sea dotted with islands and surrounded by land. It is inhabited by a rich diversity of life – native peoples, birds, land mammals, sealife and brief but spectacular displays of spring and summertime flora. It is yours to discover by land and sea with Wildfoot.
The Falklands are teeming with accessible wildlife. Walk on beaches where elephant and fur seals come in and out of the sea watched by nesting penguins; see orca and dolphins from the shore and spot rare endemic birds in the long grass, as well as breeding albatrosses, giant petrels and more. And that’s not all, evocative battlefield visits, brooding scenery and great hospitality complete a unique experience.
This vast sub-continent, stretching from the Himalayas to the tropics, may be better known for its rich and diverse culture and scenic and city attractions; however India's wildlife is equally rich and diverse and encompasses much more than the iconic tiger. Throughout the country are national parks teeming with wildlife from snow leopards to elephants, Asiatic lions to rhinocerous and myriad birdlife everywhere.
Ecuador, so named because it straddles the equator, is a beautiful, diverse country which encompasses the Amazon basin, the rainforests, cloud forests and volcanoes of the Andes, the Pacific coastal plain and the Galapagos Archipelago Cities such as Quito and Cuenca have a rich colonial heritage, whilst the countryside is a magnet for birdwatchers.
The Galapagos archipelago straddles the equator some 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador and is absolutely unique on many levels. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1835 on the Beagle and visitors today are as amazed as he was at the diversity of wildlife, completely free from any fear of humans. Set yourself along Darwin’s course and explore this incredible region via land, sea or both and prepare to be astounded by one of the world’s most stunning areas of natural wonder.
Chile is a destination in its own right or often an extra before or after an Antarctic or Falklands expedition. Patagonia includes the lakes, mountains and glaciers of the southern Andes, the Torres del Paine National Park and Cape Horn, whilst far to the north is the Atacama. In between, Valparaiso, vineyards and even a side trip to Easter Island!
The Russian Far East has it all – spectacular live volcanoes, rare birds, land and marine wildlife and history – one of our favourite places. The Arctic stretches across the North East Passage and includes Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemla and Wrangel Island. These are truly wild and remote places visited only by a lucky few. Join them with Wildfoot.
Argentina is a destination in its own right or often an extra before or after an Antarctic expedition. Vibrant Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls are both a must but then the choice is endless from the vineyards of Mendoza to the Pampas and wildlife rich Valdes Peninsula to Patagonia. A country to experience and explore.
Brazil is a vast South American country, stretching from the Amazon Basin in the north to the massive Iguaçu Falls in the south and famed for its spectacular and flamboyant capital, Rio de Janeiro. For Wildfoot visitors, however, the principal attractions are the wide open spaces and the wildlife, especially in the Pantanal and the Amazon. The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland and a lush reservoir where thousands of species of exotic plants and a highly concentrated, diverse mix of animals call home. The Amazon region also bursts with fauna and flora, but here it must be sought out within the dense rainforest; nevertheless, this is an adventure well worth undertaking and with rich rewards.
Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. Walk ancient bushman paths or canoe the wetlands, Botswana is a complete wildlife adventure.
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Costa Rica is one of the finest ecotourism destinations in the world with an amazing mixture of coastal, both Caribbean and Pacific; upland and volcanic; valley and forest and wetland environments. The list of mammals to spot in Costa Rica is impressive and includes the rare predators jaguar and ocelot, as well as sloth, tapir, armadillo, peccary and more, and this does not take into account seasonal whale-watching off the Pacific coast in May and June ; however, it is the birdlife which draws many visitors. The country boasts over 850 species, including lots of regional endemics. Combining all these elements of landscape, fauna and flora with opportunities for R&R on superb beaches, makes Costa Rica a hard-to-beat holiday destination for the serious traveller.
Namibia, an arid country of surprising contrasts, is home to two great deserts. Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namib sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline. In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. Over the years, there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia and created its multi-cultural character. Combined with a distinct bushman culture, this is a must-do Africa destination. Come with Wildfoot, guided or self-drive and see for yourself.
Zambia is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the entire African continent. Aside from the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambia has more natural water resources than any other southern African country, including a myriad of other falls dotted across the country, not to mention the famous Zambezi River. The many National Parks, where walking safaris are a speciality, offer great opportunities for observing Africa’s superb bird and other wildlife, whilst bustling urban areas offer a taste of eclectic Zambian culture. Come off season, when it is quiet, for superb birding.
Zimbabwe is a country still to be discovered and what wonders there are to be found. There are wild and dramatic landscapes from the iconic Victoria Falls to highlands and mountains; from massive Lake Kariba to verdant plains and forests teeming with wildlife. Let Wildfoot show you amazing national parks and ancient cultures: truly something for everybody.
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