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.

  • 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.

Hubbard Glacier, Inside Passage, USA

Liz Bonnin

My Expertise

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Galapagos Islands
  • India
  • Nepal

A biochemist and wild animal biologist turned TV presenter, Liz is the face of more than 40 primetime programmes that include the national favourites Blue Planet Live and Stargazing Live, alongside the hard-hitting BBC documentaries Drowning in Plastic and Meat: A Threat to Our Planet. Her involvement in the ocean plastic crisis has raised the level of public debate on this important topic.

A passionate advocate for engaging broad audiences in meaningful planetary discussions, Liz has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association for her contributions to conservation and the environment. A regular speaker at the likes of New Scientist Live and the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, she has hosted meaningful conversations with Sir David Attenborough and chaired expert panel discussions on the impact of plastic pollution.

With her infectious enthusiasm for the natural world and inquisitive approach to travel, Liz became a fast favourite with our clients when she hosted our exclusive private charter around the Galapagos Islands in 2018. During this trip, her zeal for the natural world was more noticeable than ever as she hosted off-the-cuff Q&A sessions with expert naturalist guides and fully immersed herself in the group dynamics.

Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Galapagos Islands
Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Galapagos Islands

Q&A with Liz Bonnin

We chatted to Liz about her spectacular three-part BBC documentary Galapagos, unearth why she feels so passionate about conservation in the archipelago and hear her thoughts on the importance of ecotourism.

Read the Galapagos Q&A

Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Whale fluke, Southeast Alaska, Frederick Sound
Stories
An Insider’s Guide to the Inside Passage
Steppes Travel
Gazing across the limpid, fathomless waters of Frederick Sound, one of the world’s richest feeding grounds for Humpback whales, these great…
Sally lightfoot crab, Galapagos Islands
Stories
The Problems of Overcapacity
Steppes Travel
I recently attended an excellent adventure travel conference in which I and my fellow tour operators were asked for our thoughts…
Chimpanzee, Mahale National Park, Tanzania
Stories
Dynasties – new BBC series
Fergus Beeley
Having seen Blue Planet II and bowed in reverence to BBC’s Natural History Unit for the remarkable achievement for their innovation,…
Blue-footed boobies diving for fish
Stories
An Eco visit to the Galapagos
Steppes Travel
This was my first visit to the Galapagos in a few years and I was delighted to see that the islands…
Masai Mara, Kenya
Stories
Kenya: Changing perceptions
Chris Johnston
Times are changing in Kenya. Blixen’s “Flame Trees of Thika” have grown into a thriving agricultural heartland, Silicon Savannah (a district…
Kodiak brown bear
Stories
“Hey Bear”: Kodiak Bear Viewing in Alaska
Justin Wateridge
The float plane roars and Keller eases back on the throttle. The immensity of the scenery below unfolds. Primordial nature. Wilderness.…

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