Our People
  • Amy 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.

  • Chris Packham 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.

Dudhwa National Park, India

Julian Matthews

My Expertise

  • India

Julian was the Founder Director of an award-winning nature and safari travel business, now part of Steppes Travel. This ‘excuse for a job’ took him across the globe, visiting wilderness areas on seven continents from India to the Arctic, from the Galapagos to Rwanda, designing and developing new wildlife tours and safari programmes, in cooperation and support of a host of wildlife projects alongside conservation agencies and their wildlife experts and host communities.

The company raised over £1.5M for wildlife conservation. In 2004 his concern at the tiger’s continuing demise prompted him to launch the TOFTigers campaign to get the expanding nature tourism sector to support better and more sustainable nature tourism practices in tiger parks across the Indian subcontinent. Today it has over 220 travel businesses involved from around the world.

Julian has been interviewed for radio and TV around the world, writes numerous articles, as well as lectures on nature and wildlife conservation both in the UK, in India and around the globe.

Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, India
Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, India

India – Tiger Conservation with New Scientist

Visit the tiger reserves of Kanha, Pench, and Satpura in search of the Bengal tiger, staying in award-winning PUG certified lodges. Visit some of India’s most exciting and best-protected reserves and learn how to identify tracks and signs of tigers. Set camera traps and understand the tiger’s habitat and prey species.

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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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes