Entries by Steppes Travel

A Passion for Lions – Brian Jackman

This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. It was 1974 – my first visit to Africa – and the first time I had ever flown in a tiny six-seater bush plane. 45 minutes after leaving Nairobi, we reduced altitude to touch down […]


India – Q & A with Jonty Rajagopalan

Born in Hyderabad, Jonty quit the corporate world to follow her passions of history and food. A certified, albeit fussy foodie, her biggest passions of food, history and her love for offbeat locations keeps her exploring the length and breadth of India. Being an avid traveller she is always curious to know more about the […]

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Armenia and Georgia – Q & A with Ian Colvin

Ian Colvin is a historian and researcher at the University of Cambridge who works on the South Caucasus, Byzantium and Sasanian Iran. Alongside work for the School Classics Project, he is Director of the Anglo-Georgian Archaeological Expedition to the important site of Nokalakevi in Samegrelo, West Georgia–a project he established in 2001 in collaboration with […]

Engage your mind (and your stomach!)

Israel is one of the most expectation defying destinations we have ever visited. Many think of Israel as the Holy Land, or a place too infrequently on the news, or perhaps even as the 1970s kibbutz holiday destination. While it is indeed packed with stunning churches and religious sites, and it’s true that tensions flare […]

Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands

Galapagos – Q & A with Peter Freire

Peter Freire is the President of the Association of Guides in the Galapagos and is one of both Steppes, and our clients, favourite Galapagos guides. We are privileged to work with Peter on some of our exclusive Galapagos charters. Peter was born and raised in the Galapagos and has spent the last 23 years guiding […]

Spinner Dolphins, Costa Rica

In Search of Spinner Dolphins

BBC producer, Hugh Pearson is accompanying our group tour to Costa Rica in January 2019. He spoke to us about his time filming in the Osa Peninsula for the BBC Television series ‘The Hunt’ and for the upcoming Netflix series, ‘Our Planet’, and why this region offers one of the most incredible marine wildlife experiences […]