The Two-Tailed Pasha is found throughout Africa and the Mediterranean, usually near Strawberry Trees. It’s one of Europe’s biggest and prettiest butterflies. Its underwings make this butterfly so colorful and special!
While in Ghana’s Ankasa National Park, I was lucky enough to find this nocturnal and arboreal Tree Pangolin during late afternoon, allowing face to face views! One of the most threatened species on Earth, not much is known about their lifestyle!
This new species of bat, the Escalera Bat, was only discovered a few years ago in a small area in Southern Spain. Proof that new discoveries can still be made even “next door”.
I was able to participate in a White Rhino darting/tagging program in South Africa. A microchip was planted into the horn and DNA and blood samples taken to help the species survival in the wild.
Expedition Leader Gerald Broddelez
Gerald has been leading wildlife-focused expeditions to some of the planet’s most rewarding destinations for over 30 years. As a veteran Expedition Leader and lecturer on expedition ships, Gerald has travelled on all the world’s oceans, spending most of his time in the high Arctic, Antarctic and Polynesia. His life-long passion for nature and conservation has taken him to over 170 countries and every continent, during which he has seen over 8,000 species of birds, over 1,000 mammals and most of Europe’s butterflies. Gerald also helped produce natural history documentaries, both as a cameraman and a writer, for Belgian, British and Azorean television networks. In recent years, Gerald has also been involved in field training courses for nature guides, working closely with local tourism boards in several European counties. Belgium is home and in addition to speaking his first languages of French and Flemish, he is also fluent in English, German, and Spanish.
A trip with Gerald is always a pleasure—superbly organized, with fantastic wildlife experiences accompanied by his great humor.
--Jane M., England
A South Pacific odyssey with awe-inspiring scenery, world-class snorkeling, huge concentrations of seabirds, and fascinating history at both Easter and Pitcairn Islands.
Cruise deep into the heart of the Amazon from Manaus to Santarém at the peak of the annual flood, searching for rare and sought-after primates and birds.
Untouched landscapes and wildlife encounters, including bears, rivers choked with salmon and clouds of birds that move across the sky like swarms of locusts.
Start from the famous Polar Bear town of Churchill and continue the quest for Arctic wildlife—Belugas, Narwhals, Muskoxen, and more—among the islands of the Far North.
Witness the magnificent Golden Eagle Festival, stay in traditional ger camps, search for wild horses, and track Snow Leopards in the lower-altitude Altai Mountains.
Search the bamboo forests and alpine grasslands of China’s Sichuan province for Red Panda, Pallas’s Cat and fabulous pheasants.
Stroll colorful spice markets on historic, rarely-visited islands, swim with graceful Whale Sharks, snorkel over vibrant coral reefs and seek the Red Bird of Paradise.