- are all round natural history holidays, tailored to get the best out of the wildlife of each area
- go at a relaxed pace
- often stay at one place, with wildlife close by: we choose small-scale, locally owned/run bases, supporting local businesses, with hosts who become partners and friends
- use the best of leaders, with extensive conservation knowledge, natural history skills, good experience of the local area and the right personal skills
- are designed to benefit you, wildlife and the local people whose services we use
- include a £40 contribution from each participant to wildlife conservation.
Holidays for natural history societies, RSPB local groups or other local groups can be arranged – see our groups page.
Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays is committed to help the environment. For more information, including how you can help, please click here.
The flight-inclusive holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3253. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo if you want to know more, or see our ATOL page.
The amazing Honeyguide - our inspiration
Our logo is a greater honeyguide (scientific name Indicator indicator, more here on Wikipedia), an African bird which guides people to bees' nests. The honeycomb is then enjoyed by those guided as well as the bird.
It is often said that the same applies to honey badgers (ratels), but there is a lack of evidence for this.
Communicating with honeyguides: The link between people and honeyguides is more extraordinary than we realised, according to new research. In Wild birds 'come when called' to help hunt honey (the link is to the BBC's science pages), the way human hunters for honey in sub-Saharan Africa call to the greater honeyguide bird is examined.
The research, shown on this BBSRC YouTube video (three minutes), reveals that the distinctive sound that the honey-hunters make when looking for honey is directed at and recognised by the birds. The outcome, of course, is shared spoils at the bees' nest. Could the same be true at home, and talking to your garden birds really works? July 2016
Honeyguide wildlife holidays also have enthusiastic leaders to guide you to nature's best.
Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays Ltd. Company registration no. 4604603
Registered office: Stevenson Smart, 10 Oak Street, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9DY