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Welcome to Honeyguide

Welcome to Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays, now in our 34th year of natural history holidays.

This website is the main reference for Honeyguide's holidays. We used to have a printed brochure, but dropped it in 2021 & 2022, when the coronavirus pandemic made travel impossible for some time, then prone to change. Using the website, emails and so on works well and this continues.

Overseas travel

Overseas holidays are listed on this website's main menu (the list on the left). This includes holidays up to March 2025; bookings are also open for the two holidays early next year. Without the constraints of an annual brochure, our holidays have become a rolling programme, and we may add additional holidays from time to time.

You can check availability in the listing on our calendar page, or by asking. We also keep a waiting list for fully booked holidays, in case of cancellations.

Ophrys lucentina Starred agama (Rob Lucking) white pelicans
Ophrys lucentina, Valencia; Starred agama, Lesvos (Rob Lucking); white pelicans, Danube Delta (Daniel Petrescu).

UK breaks/holidays

Honeyguide also ran some UK breaks when overseas travel was not possible, though none currently, now that overseas travel has resumed. UK breaks previously run are listed in the website's archive section and may return if there is interest. Future plans for all these are undecided: expressions of interest are very welcome and help us to know what to set up. We also run local walks in Norfolk (see news and Honeyguide blog). Please contact us if you'd like to go on the circulation list for these.


We are pleased to help with group holidays – a holiday for a group of friends overseas or along the lines of our UK breaks could work well. Or you can book Chris Durdin or Rob Lucking as a guide in Norfolk; the Honeyguide blog gives ideas of the kind of places we could visit.

Some holidays run in the past are in our archive section, and many of these could return to the programme in a future year. There's plenty to browse in our nature notes and blog, too.

The Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust remains active, with each holiday including a conservation donation of £40, which goes through the Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust. This idea, still surprisingly rarely copied, remains a simple and effective way of helping to protect the wildlife we enjoy. Donations to conservation projects linked to our holidays and other activities in 2023 total £4,515, made up of £3,956 that went overseas and £559 in the UK. Our running total for donations since 1991 is £149,797 to the end of 2023. Through the Honeyguide Charity, the taxman tops up our contributions.

Overseas holidays give the typical flights we use, but where practical we can arrange flights from airports near to where you live, or help with other arrangements. Carbon offsets are part of each holiday’s price. Prefer not to fly? We're happy to make that possible, more on our ATOL page.

Our booking page has booking forms and there is also help here on travel insurance, plus how to book parking and hotels at airports.

I hope you’ll want to find out more by exploring this website further.

Chris Durdin

Advice from FCO:travel aware logo

What does the ATOL logo mean? Read more here >

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Pack peace of mind

Below are links to friends and partners overseas, namely Geoff Crane in South Africa and Pau Lucio in Spain. We have run many holidays with both Geoff and Pau and they also run their own holidays.

Southern Africa with Honeyguide

Your South Africa helps you to put together a wildlife holiday with dates and an itinerary that suits you. Click here for more. Burchell's zebras lilac-breasted roller

Spain with Pau Lucio

Birdwatching Spain | Wildlife tours in Spain

 

(+44) (0)1603 300552

Email and e-newsletters - see contact us.

NEWS

For our news pages click here, or start with headlines and news in brief below.

Extremadura in February: highlights and photos in news.

Kruger National Park, October 2024, new opportunity to travel: see news.

ground hornbill
Southern ground hornbill, an impressive South African bird encountered in Kruger NP.

Spain brings back face masks in healthcare settings, see news.

John Durdin 1926 – 2023, see news.

Algarve & Alentejo, November: holiday highlights and link to Facebook photos in news.

Chameleon, Algarve
Chameleon, Algarve.

Valencia: bird ringing study shows climate change affecting moustached warblers. See news page for summary and link to an illustrated blog.

Moustached warbler
Moustached warbler, Valencia.

Menorca (October) and La Brenne illustrated blogs, see news page.

Protecting crop-nesting harriers near Salamanca, Spain, also in news.

Package holiday refunds and cancellations

Advice from the UK Government here.

Review Honeyguide

We appreciate online reviews for Honeyguide. Google reviews can be done via this this link.

There’s a reviews tab on Honeyguide’s Facebook.

Honeyguiders' photo albums

Cameradiary 2 - the name comes from the camaraderie by sharing photos - is for Honeyguiders to contribute photos, comment and keep in touch. This takes over from Cameradiary and 'Honeyguiders in Lockdown', still available to view.


Thorpe St Andrew Marshes. Wildlife sightings and news from Norfolk Wildlife Trust's nature reserve.

Honeyguide blog: including reports from guided walks.

Updated February 2024


Facebook Honeyguide
... where there are many holiday photos to enjoy.

Atol protected

The air 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.

Helping you enjoy wildlife – Helping you protect wildlife