We are delighted to offer details of our Autumn/Fall 2018 tours. Our spring season has been most enjoyable with tours to the Italian Lakes, Morocco and Venice. Our Iran tour in April was a great success; finding swathes of foxtail lilies in the hills and the beautiful Fritillaria Imperialis high in the Zagros mountains were just one of many delights in this beautiful country.
Our 2019 programme is in preparation and will be released in late summer.
For all our tours, numbers are limited to ensure a small, convivial group of participants and we recommend you enquire about availability. We can offer to hold places for you on option for eight days.
Our autumn tours from October to early December concentrate on natural history destinations in Africa which cover local flora and fauna together with geology and superb landscapes.
Morocco is fascinating. Starting in Marrakech, we then cross the majestic Atlas mountains, descend the lush date palm Draa valley to the desert edge and spend three nights in luxury tents in the Sahara dunes. Daytime excursions on foot or by dromedary across the undulating dunes, we discover grasses, shrubs and even wild rocket and their culinary and medical uses Lunch is cooked on hot stones and is enjoyed in the shade of a tamarisk tree.
Our group is limited to eight participants accompanied by Susan and a local guide. The desert is calm and serene, the night sky bright with stars. An unforgettable adventure. This year we are accompanied by a professional geologist with whom we shall discover fossils and learn about the formation of the Atlas and the fascinating rock formations.
Namibia has much to offer. It is a safe country with sustainable tourism ensuring a chance to discover both wildlife and flora in secluded wilderness areas. When wildlife is sighted on the reserves, only our vehicles are there to enjoy to observe either a mother with young or a kill. This is important to us.
One autumn tour is planned.
In October we visit the mythical, protected Skeleton Coast Wilderness in the Kunene region, north west Namibia is exceptional in every way. Pristine and secluded with the only access by charter flight to Hoanib, our lodge. Beside visiting the remote coast, we discover desert-adapted elephant herds and giraffe browsing in the dry river beds lined with Camelthorn and Ana trees. Inland we support the Save the Rhino Trust by staying in a remote lodge to track wild black rhinos. Namibia’s indigenous ancient plant, Welwitschia mirabilis grows profusely in this region.
Full details of this tour with details of the lodges can be sent to you upon request.
Our success is due to innovative itineraries and careful attention to detail. We are expanding our bespoke itineraries for private groups of friends and for horticultural societies.
Looking forward to meeting you in 2018.
05 – 20 March 2018
A chance of a lifetime to see wildlife and flora in northern Namibia, the Zambezi strip and in the Chobe river floodplains all in the lush green season. Travel on into the Okavango Delta, a paradise for birds and wildlife. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is another wonder on the tour. Small group of eight and superb lodge accommodation. A few place still remaining.
Morocco is fascinating. Starting in Marrakech, we then cross the majestic Atlas mountains, descend the lush date palm Draa valley to the desert edge and spend three nights in luxury tents in the Sahara dunes, we discover grasses, shrubs and even wild rocket and their culinary and medical uses…Find out more…
In October we visit the mythical, protected Skeleton Coast Wilderness in the Kunene region, north west Namibia is exceptional in every way. Pristine and secluded with the only access by charter flight to Hoanib, our lodge. Beside visiting the remote coast, we discover desert-adapted elephant herds and giraffe browsing in the dry river beds lined with Camelthorn and Ana trees…Find out more…
In November we head to southern Namibia to discover the red dunes of the Kalahari desert, the spectacular Namib desert with the huge dunes at Sossusvlei. We visit Fish River Canyon, an amazing geological phenomenon (the world’s second largest after the Grand Canyon) where quiver trees and red aloes (Aloe gariepensis) grow. This tour is known to have great diversity…Find out more…
Our tour to South Africa is always very popular. In 2018 a private group are taking this tour but we do hope to offer it again in Autumn 2019.View the 2017 tour…
Our 2018 tour is already fully subscribed. We are repeating this tour with a similar programme and dates in April 2019 which is the best time for gardens and wild flowers.
Please contact the office if you would like your name added to the priority list for our 2019 tour to Iran.