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.

Paul Lister

Paul Lister, custodian of Alladale Wilderness Reserve and founder of The European Nature Trust (TENT) is a bold conservationist. After twenty years in the furniture business and the sudden ill health of his father Noel, Paul had a change of consciousness about his life, purpose and legacy. In 2000, he established The European Nature Trust with a focus on environmental and educational projects in Scotland and Romania.

In 2003, he purchased Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, which is now the focus of a pioneering re-wilding and eco-tourism initiative. Paul is also a trustee of Foundation Conservation Carpathia. With Paul at the helm, TENT is expanding its remit and impact across Europe through travel, film and events. Paul’s unwavering mission is to connect both people and businesses to nature through an ever-increasing number of international environmental projects.

Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Side of a dark brown bears body and head amidst green foliage.
Travel
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
Travel
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…
Frog, Amazon
Sustainability
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.
Sustainability
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
Sustainability
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
Sustainability
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,…
Aerial Road, Awasi Iguazu, Argentina
Travel
Positive impact travel in 2021 and beyond
Justin Wateridge
‘'Our planet is one in a billion, a world teeming with life. But now, a new dominant force is changing the…
Black lion tamarin, Brazil
Sustainability
Conservation Heroes 2020 Award Winners
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
While 2020 will be remembered for many things, there will always be the prevailing sense of hope and unity that we…
Travel
Looking Forward at a Better World – October 2020
Justin Wateridge
As our inner worlds collide with new people, places and things, we imprint a part of ourselves on them, and them…
Debs B-D planting trees at Scunthorpe
Sustainability
Steppes Travel Forest in Brigg, Scunthorpe
Steppes Travel
Tackling the climate crisis - In 2019, Steppes Travel issued a call to arms on carbon emissions through a pioneering land-concession…

Other heroes and heroines

Who goes further, higher, faster, into the unknown, fights to protect the planet, saves lives, dreams big and ultimately inspires us?

Why Choose Steppes?

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.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


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