S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com 7 Equine Adventures Our rides vary from gamefilled safaris in Africa, to adventurous pack rides in the Andes, and authentic working ranches in Montana. We also have numerous guided and unguided trail rides covering the best riding country in the world's most spectacular regions. Whether you choose to do a trail ride or centre-based ride, we are certain that we have the holiday to suit your needs and desires. In fact Equine Adventures offers the UK's finest selection of worldwide horse riding holidays with over 60 fabulous rides to suit all riding abilities. Call Equine Adventures on 0845 130 6981 for a brochure Schools Worldwide Dedicated to providing opportunities for schools, colleges and youth groups to take young people on safe and affordable overseas adventures. Trekking expeditions to six continents, adventure expeditions which include kayaking and ski-touring, cultural expeditions visiting places of important cultural and historical significance, project expeditions working with rural communities, NGO’s and international charities, and study expeditions including geography and history ‘fieldtreks’. This really is ‘Education by Experience’. Call Schools Worldwide on 0845 634 4670 for more information Families Worldwide Designed for families who want to experience amazing things together. Explore new landscapes, discover new cultures, try new activities, learn about life… Ride an elephant through a rainforest in Thailand, learn to draw animals with an expert in the wild in Africa, see the inside of a real pyramid in Egypt, feel the exhilaration of dog-sledding in Lapland, look into a volcano, drink sweet mint tea with a Berber tribesman in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, listen to the sounds of the night in a cloudforest in Costa Rica… Hundreds of choices available. Worldwide destinations. Group itineraries or tailor-made to your specification. Organised and planned by experts. Call Families Worldwide on 0845 051 4567 for a brochure dedicated team of experts. Our Walks division is located at the foot of Ingleborough on the edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst the rest of our team works from a beautifully converted barn in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. You are always welcome to come and see us, have a cup of fresh coffee and discuss your holiday with one of our consultants… do just check though before you drop in, that a specialist in your chosen area will be available. We look forward to welcoming you!
Mark Carwardine Zoologist, author & photographer Nick Garbutt Wildlife Photographer, artist, author & tour guide Jonathan Truss Wildlife Artist Mandy Shepherd Wildlife Artist, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation David Back Wildlife Photographer 8 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 Festival for 2008 lets us experience two different habitats, each with its own spectacular selection of wildlife, and offers an experience of the humid rainforest of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and also the drier forests of the north-west staying at the magnificent Anjajavy Lodge. Together with Brown, White, and Black-ruffed Lemurs in Andasibe, you are likely to see the Indri (renowned for its eerie wailing song) the largest of all the lemurs. Chameleons abound including the impressive Parson’s Chameleon, along with tree frogs and numerous species of birds. The beautiful but shy Diademed Sifaka is also found in Mantadia, as well as the exceedingly elusive Fossa and the endangered Aye-Aye. In Anjajavy you are surrounded by lemurs - the morning calls of Coquerel’s Sifaka that lounge in the tree above your villa will wake you in time for breakfast! Brown Lemur groups are very approachable making this the perfect location for photography and art. In addition you will enjoy boat trips around the mangroves and limestone, where we may encounter Madagascar Fish Eagle (one of the rarest birds in the world). You can also swim, fish and snorkel in the sparkling waters of the Mozambique Channel. Jonathan and Angie Scott will recount tales of their travels and photographic trips. Nick Garbutt, a Madagascar wildlife specialist, will spread his enthusiasm and knowledge of the island and the mammals. Learn about photography and marine wildlife from Mark Carwardine and further photography tips from David Back. Jonathan Truss and Mandy Shepherd will hold painting workshops at lunch times and sketching sessions during the excursions. Lyn Hughes will be on hand for informative talks on journalism, and Hilary Bradt will chat about her tales of early adventures in Madagascar. 5th Annual Festival of Wildlife Vakona Lodge and Anjajavy, Madagascar 24th April to 2nd May 2008 Join the experts… Join us in Madagascar, one of the world’s most intriguing and enchanting islands. Festival of Wildlife Madagascar 2008