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  • 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.

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    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.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Dahlak Islands

This cluster of almost 130 islands is spread along Eritrea’s coastline, scattered amongst the warm waters of the Red Sea. Famed for its pearl fisheries, which have operated since Roman times, the archipelago is also home to a diverse range of marine life.

Although humans have left their mark on the islands – four of which are still permanently inhabited – the Dahlak Archipelago has gained recognition as a pristine marine wilderness, largely untouched for more than 30 years, due to the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Coral reefs and white beaches fringe the islands, which are dry and rocky. Overhead seabirds circle, preying on the fish that feed off the reefs. Some of the Red Sea’s more elusive marine species can sometimes be spotted here, including dolphins, dugongs, sharks and turtles.

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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