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.

Dr Sylvia Earle

“Our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years.” – Dr Sylvia Earle.

Dr Sylvia Earle is an Oceanographer, Explorer and Author and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. Dr Sylvia Earle was part of our special panel discussion at the Steppes Beyond Festival in 2017, which highlighted the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans and how we can bring about a wave of change to stem the flow of plastic waste and our consumption of single-use plastic.

Wildlife Holiday Ideas

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Camp Fire fron Deck, Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Our favourite owner-run camps and lodges in sub-Saharan Africa
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Side of a dark brown bears body and head amidst green foliage.
Experience Europe’s wildness, with purpose
Steppes Travel
The world is changing. The past year has been a staggering challenge for all; travel grounded to a halt, and the…
Flamingo, shot by Alfie Bowen
Wild World by Alfie Bowen
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Alfie Bowen is an exceptionally talented young autistic photographer and wildlife activist. His latest project - Wild World - offers a…
Port Antonio, Jamaica, Caribbean
Rain on my parade? Summer in the Caribbean
John Faithfull
“Don't tell me not to liveJust sit and putterLife's candy and the sun'sA ball of butterDon't bring around a cloudTo rain…
Empire Fighting Chance
A journey into boxing and mental health
Justin Wateridge
It is often said that ‘travel is the only thing you buy that will make you richer’ but this sentiment can…
Literature & Poetry
Vellum Libraries: What to read in 2021
Steppes Travel
Founder of Vellum Libraries Clemmie Jackson-Stops gives us her recommendations of what to read this year. As the months creep by…
Frog, Amazon
What to watch on WaterBear
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
If you haven't heard of WaterBear, it is the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. Whatever…
Panoramic view of lush karst peaks and valley floor from top of a mountains.
Our Tourism Declares Plan
Justin Wateridge
We have a duty to give our world a chance to truly thrive, not just as an industry, but as a…
Ant, Napo, Ecuadorian Amazon
Small changes, big impact
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Incorporating these changes when thinking about your holiday or travelling can have a big impact on our environment, the wildlife we…
Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Our Favourite Properties Creating a Positive Impact
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
When done responsibly, travel can have a real, long-lasting positive impact on the world; on the local communities, wildlife and environment,…

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Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. 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.

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