Wild Latitudes


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  • South Africa

    November 5 - 18, 2018 Megafauna and Birding Safari GET INFO

See more birds and exotic wildlife– with the ease and security of group travel

Join Wild Latitudes for a tour that is:

 Adventurous, yet safe

 Invigorating, not exhausting

 Easy-going and non-competitive

 Designed for lifelong learners

 Downright fun!

We’ll be at your service from beginning to end. Not only will we be your guides in the field, we’ll also help you get ready for your trip, from arranging flights to suggesting equipment.

On a Wild Latitudes tour you’ll experience amazing natural wonders, unforgettable moments, camaraderie, and new perspectives on nature and culture.

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Wild Latitudes Guides

Your guides

Owners Steve Robertson and Ivan Phillipsen serve as the lead guides for Wild Latitudes. They share a love of all aspects of nature—birds, mammals, plants, geology… all of it! Steve and Ivan have more than 30 years of combined experience in leading birding and nature tours, in over 30 countries across 6 continents.

With advanced degrees in biology and zoology, Steve and Ivan have a wealth of scientific knowledge that fuels their passion for nature. Equally important is their practical knowledge of how to lead successful trips overseas and in the United States. They are passionate about crafting unique travel experiences that will enrich your life—by immersing you in nature and new cultures. On each tour, they strive to make your trip rewarding, awe-inspiring, and most-importantly, fun.

If you love nature travel, you’re in good hands with us

How We Travel

We gauge the success of a tour on how well it was enjoyed by all. Providing a rich, rewarding experience for each individual is our top priority. Our tours generally have an easy pace so that everyone gets to experience all a region has to offer.

We create a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere that encourages tour participants to help each other in the field. Just as safety and comfort are cornerstones of our tours, so are humor and the simple joy of learning. The good cheer and camaraderie on our tours often inspire post-trip get-togethers and new, life-long friendships.

Our Focus

We’re crazy about birds, but they are only part of the story.

Our tours offer a holistic experience by taking the time to appreciate all of the animals we encounter– including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. They all interact and play vital roles in their ecosystems. We also take time on our tours to explore the plants and geology of the regions we visit.

Fostering a deeper understanding of new cultures is one of our goals. On your tour, you’ll taste exotic cuisine and hear local music. You’ll have time to peruse the market, stroll through villages, and share stories with the people you meet.

Protecting the Wild

Ecotourism is a powerful tool for protecting the wild regions of the world. For example, parts of Uganda are now devoted to the conservation of the Mountain Gorilla. Though still endangered, ecotourism has pulled this species back from the precipice of extinction.

We aim to make a positive conservation impact wherever we travel. We often use local guides and stay in small, locally-owned lodges. On every trip, we donate to a local conservation organization that works to protect a native species or ecosystem. When you travel with Wild Latitudes you are helping to protect wild places and the amazing species that call them home.

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