An entry to the Naturetrek 2019 Writing Competition. James Watson travelled on our 'Uganda – Mammals & Mountains' tour, and you might feel like you were there with him after reading his immersive narrative!

Many thanks to all of you who sent in photos from your Naturetrek holidays for our 2018 Photography Competition. We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at them and are pleased to announce Peter Ramsey’s unusual and striking image of Crested Tits feeding on a Red Deer carcass as our ‘Image of the Year’ winner. Congratulations to Peter who wins our £100 first prize!

Following the great success of our ‘Panama – Harpy Eagle Special’ tours in 2017 and 2018, we are again providing a wonderful opportunity to see this magnificent raptor in 2019. This year there is a bonus, as we are also able to visit an active Crested Eagle nest! This rare species is even harder to observe than Harpy Eagle, so we are delighted to be able to offer this special opportunity. Both nest sites will be visited in a way that will not disturb the birds. Indeed those visiting will in fact be contributing to the conservation of these magnificent eagles.  

Read about highlights from recent tours to The Gambia, Jamaica, India and Bhutan, Tanzania, Sweden and Spain …

In the wake of the English team’s 2-1 test defeat in the West Indies, and with the Cricket World Cup coming to England before another British Ashes summer, we are hoping the test team returns to winning ways before their international challenges in New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and India in the next couple of years. Fortuitously all these destinations also offer world-class birding and wildlife opportunities, and Naturetrek are pleased to offer holidays to incorporate the cricket during these upcoming test series.