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.


Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall is a popular and much-loved BAFTA award-winning television personality, amassing a vast following through his expeditions, adventures and physical challenges and is widely considered a leading light within the Factual Entertainment sector.

Steve has recently been on our screens presenting Expedition with Steve Backshall and the critically acclaimed Down The Mighty River for BBC2 in which he set out to explore one of the wildest rivers in the world, the Baliem, on the island of New Guinea. Steve has also presented the hugely successful Big Blue Live series that was broadcast live across the UK and USA from the Californian Blue Mountains.

In ‘Lost Land of the Jaguar’ Steve’s expedition through Venezuela involved the ascent of Mount Upuigma in Venezuela, sleeping attached to the cliffs he discovered new animal species at the summit.

Steve Backshall and Steppes Travel

We were delighted to have Steve talking at our last festival and also to host the charity he is the patron of Bite-Back that works tirelessly to protect shark species around the world.

Wildlife Holidays

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Baby seals, Galapagos Islands
Rules of Engagement
John Faithfull
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
What's hot
What’s New in Our World
Jarrod Kyte
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Cherry Blossoms, Sumida River
Festivals to Inspire You – Across the Year
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Celebrations bring communities and cultures to life. They’re a time when people can set aside day-to-day pursuits and join together to…
Indian Elephants, India
The Southern Stripes of Nagarhole National Park
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Flying back from Delhi in November 2014, I thumbed through the Jet Airways “in flight” magazine. Normally, a cursory 2 minutes…
Streetfood stall cooking local cuisine at night market
An insider’s guide to the Malaysian Peninsula
Clare Higginson
With many different options on offer, a holiday to the Malaysian Peninsula can be as relaxing or busy or as adventurous…
HIppo spraying water, Liwonde National Park, Malawi
Liwonde: Room with a Mvuu
Rob Gardiner
I’m lying on hot wood. Cormorant droppings stain the edges and the occasional insect scuttles past. The sun is high in…
Giraffe walking in the bush on the desert pan at sunset, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Chasing Clouds with My Family in Namibia
Illona Cross
Namibia really impressed me. I have travelled there before, but this time I decided to take my children and to drive…
Waved albatross grooming on Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
The Wider Earth
Justin Wateridge
The small temporary stage at the Natural History Museum belies the artful and creative production played out on it. I am…
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Chile: A Passage from the Land of Salt and Stars to the “End of the World”
Vanessa Humphrey
'Best Self-Published Feature of the Year Award’ at the LATA Media Awards 2019 “You will know if a puma is near.…
Kayaking, Abel Tasman, Split Apple Rock, New Zealand
New Zealand – Kayaking with Sea Gods
Charles Jewitt
The water tremors, turning opaque and a mushroom cloud rises, as if a wand, finishing a sequence of twists and turns…

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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.

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