Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Chris Packham stood smiling with seven young local people.

Chris Packham

My Expertise

  • Papua New Guinea

An accomplished photographer, cameraman, writer, conservationist and presenter, Chris Packham has become synonymous with natural history in the UK. His photography is innovative and thought-provoking and has been shown at various exhibitions around the world and in numerous books.

His TV work started with the award-winning Really Wild Show in 1986 and has been prolific ever since. Credits include Wildshots, Wild watch, and Go Wild. His most recent works are BBC 2’s Nature’s Weirdest Events as well as SpringWatch, AutumnWatch, and WinterWatch.

Chris has explored many habitats from Antarctic Islands, rainforests, deserts, the Everest range, the deep oceans and some of the planet’s most notorious nightclubs and drinking dens. He has the honour of being a pro-active president, vice president and patron of some notable conservation charities and regularly expounds his entertaining, pragmatic, enthusiastic, and occasionally controversial view, on the environment and its care.

Chris has led trips to both Papua New Guinea and Alaska for Steppes Travel as well as being part of our Steppes Beyond Festival at the Royal Geographic Society in London.

True North, The Sepik River Tribes, Papua New Guinea
Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea – Sepik River Adventure Cruise

This 11-day expedition cruise around PNG offers the chance to access secluded islands for world-class snorkelling and diving, as well as experiencing ancient tribal cultures and spectacular scenery. All from the comfort of the exceptional True North Boat.

12 days

from £13,600 pp

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Hubbard Glacier, Inside Passage, USA
Hubbard Glacier, Inside Passage, USA

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage

This classic sailing through Alaska’s famed Inside Passage utilises a small ship to travel down the eastern coves unveiling some of the most visually stunning landscapes in Alaska. Chris recently joined Steppes clients to explore these dramatic landscape and wrote a photo diary about his adventure.

9 days

from £3,450 pp

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Steppes Travel Beyond Festival

Chris was one of the speakers at our Steppes Travel Beyond Festival at the Royal Geographic Society in London.

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Snow capped mountains
Alaska: In search of wilderness – a photo-diary
Chris Packham
This article is an excerpt from our new Steppes Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your…
Aerial View, Papua New Guinea
Travels in a magimiks – a journey by helicopter over Papua New Guinea
Jarrod Kyte
There is an archipelago off the east cost of Papua New Guinea where the women have a reputation for sexual assertiveness…
Leopard Seal, Antarctica
Q & A
Leading Ladies: One of our own – Q & A with Sue Flood
Steppes Travel
Sue Flood was an Associate Producer on the award-winning BBC series 'The Blue Planet' and is a photographer, author, wildlife filmmaker…
Beluga whale
Q & A
An Adventurer’s Insight – Q & A with Doug Allan
Steppes Travel
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best known and respected wildlife and documentary cameramen, who films both above and underwater.…

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