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.

Bugs, Sri Lanka

Dr George McGavin

My Favourite Countries

  • Sri Lanka

Dr George McGavin is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and a Research Associate of The Department of Zoology of Oxford University.

A fellow of the Linnean Society and of the Royal Geographical Society, George also has several insect species named in his honour.

A regular presenter and broadcaster across UK and US television and radio including the BBC and The Discovery Channel, plus he was chief Scientific Consultant for the David Attenborough series Life in the Undergrowth.

sloth bear, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – Wilderness and Wildlife with New Scientist

Embark on a wildlife expedition to the wild corners of Sri Lanka. Search for leopard, elephant and whale as well as the more unusual species – sloth bear, pangolin and loris. Accompanied by entomologist and TV presenter George McGavin.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes