A Bit About Me

I spent a year and a half in 97 and 98 travelling around the world, with the focus on visiting as many national parks and protected wilderness areas as possible. I was blessed to spend the first 3 months of that world tour travelling across India by train. I fell on love with everything about this exhilarating country – I know not everyone feels the same way – and have spent the last 20 years trying to get back there as often as possible. I founded Wildlife Trails (initially called Tiger Trails) in 1999 and it has been a joyous and blessed personal and shared wildlife journey ever since.

I believe that you cannot sell complex tailor-made wildlife safari itineraries without serious time in the ‘field’ and ‘road testing’ the very best wildlife guides in the field. I love every single aspect about wildlife holidays; the extensive planning, reading guidebooks and looking at maps, preparing the photography equipment and then writing daily reports during the recce trips to remember the key details. It is these regular trips, often lasting a month or longer, which keep us connected with our safari destinations and allow us to sell Wildlife Trails safaris with a depth of knowledge and passion unrivalled in the industry.


Which countries do you visit most for wildlife?

I have been lucky enough to visit India more than 30 times in the last 20 years, photographing snow leopards in the Himalayas and then an incredible encounter with a black panther in the jungles of South India. I also take regular safaris in Africa, South America and Alaska.

Best wildlife experience of all time?

I was lucky enough to track the famous Sabinyo gorilla family in Rwanda back in 2006. At that time there were 34 individuals in the group and to me 'in the middle of that' was a truely humbling experience and the most natural high you can feel.

What are the last 3 countries you have visited?

India, Namibia and Madagascar

Favourite piece of travel kit?

I love my Paramo quick drying shirts, which are more than 15 years old but still perform amazingly in hot humid climates.

Next wildlife destination on your wish list?

Hopefully Spain for the chance to see the rare and endangered Iberian Lynx

Why Book with Wildlife Trails?

We Are Pioneers In Wildlife Travel

Over the last 20 years, we have pioneered some utterly unique wildlife destinations, including river drifts in the Bella Coola valley and polar bear safaris with the Inuit off Baffin Island.

Science At The Heart Of Planning

As scientists, photographers and wildlife lovers, we take into account climatic changes, changes to migration routes and other environmental factors to maximise your wildlife encounters.

We Support Wildlife Warriors

For every new booking with Wildlife Trails we donate £100 to one of four wildlife charities who are outstanding in the field. They are the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Gorilla Doctors, Panthera and Tiger Trails Foundation.