S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com 3 Europe 14-23 Africa 24-81 Asia 82-105 Australasia 106-115 Americas 116-163 Wildlife Cruising 164-215 Booking Information 216-219 Contents Front cover photograph: Suzi Eszterhas - Minden/FLPA Courtesy of Mark Carwardine Top Tour Operator Wanderlust Reader Awards 2007 We have made some important changes to our India pages and also our Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda pages, giving you much more information about the areas that we visit and the camps and lodges that we work with. The exciting and remote mountain kingdom of Nepal has returned as a destination in its own right within the brochure as we are finding it has become increasingly popular – especially in combination with India. Finally, we are immensely proud to have been presented with the Wanderlust Tour Operator of the Year 2007 Award. This was voted for by the readers of this leading travel magazine who have travelled with Wildlife Worldwide. They obviously enjoyed their experience with us, and we are sure you will too! Welcome to our world, welcome to Wildlife Worldwide. Chris Breen
Tailor-made holidays - a unique journey designed just for you! At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making holidays. This is what we started doing fifteen years ago, and it is what we do now – it has been our philosophy right from the start, when the first Wildlife Worldwide brochure was produced. A tailor-made holiday gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. You are unconstrained by the wishes of a group, and we can design your holiday so that you can do what you want, when you want. To make this process a little easier, our brochure shows a whole series of trips, each with names, and each with a specified length. These are all ‘tailor-made’ and they operate without minimum numbers. They are our ideas for your holidays. We have ‘been there and done it’ and we know what works on a trip and what doesn’t. As a result, many of our travellers choose to ‘book their holidays off the page’. However, all of the trips that we show can be adapted to suit your requirements. We can make them longer or shorter. We can chop bits out of one itinerary and into another. We can combine countries. And in all the countries that we operate, we can design completely different itineraries from scratch. What is a tailor-made holiday? How it works 4 F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 The joy of a tailor-made itinerary is that your holiday is designed around your requirements and you are not restricted to the set itinerary of a group departure. Do you like the look of one of our suggested itineraries but would like to stay at alternative accommodation or include a few extra days and extend your holiday? Are you going on holiday to relax rather than spend your time packing and unpacking, moving from one place to the next? Are you celebrating a special occasion – perhaps your honeymoon, a special birthday or an anniversary? Why not enjoy each others company in privacy without being part of a larger group? Are you travelling abroad to stay with friends or family and wishing to add-on a safari, a cruise, or even some self-drive exploration? Maybe you only want to be away for a long weekend, or perhaps you have an extended amount of time to enjoy travelling and would like us to help with part of it? If you have a limited amount of time, group departure dates often don’t fit. You may well want a private vehicle, or the very best naturalist the region has to offer. If the answer is YES to any of the above, then a tailor-made holiday is the perfect solution! 1. Read through our brochure and decide where it is you wish to travel to – the chances are that you already have a pretty good idea! Hopefully our brochure will whet your appetite for doing one or two other things as well. 2. If you like the look of one of suggested itineraries then you can book it ‘straight from the page’ either by telephoning one of our consultants or by going onto our website (wildlifeworldwide.com). Of course, you are also very welcome to come and visit us at our offices in Bishop’s Sutton (give us a quick ring first though just to make sure that an expert in your chosen area is going to be there when you arrive). 3. If you like the look of our itineraries but they don’t quite fit the bill (perhaps you want to stay in different lodges, or extend your stay, or even visit completely different locations) then give us a call or send us an email. Our highly experienced consultants will discuss your ideas, and of course throw in a few of their own, and then design a holiday for you. We will tell you where the best places are to go at the time of year you wish to travel, and we will give you the best advice on the places to stay.