Namibia: A Land of Contrasts
Nick first travelled to Namibia in 2001 and hasn’t been able to stop going back since! On this Discovery Evening, he offers his insights into this remarkable destination. Journey with Nick down into Sossusvlei, up into Walvis Bay and Damaraland, before heading across to Etosha and ending in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek.
Speaker: Nick Joynes
Nick spent 10 years working in TV before being bitten by the travel bug in the late 90s and embarking on a round-the-world journey. Keen to encourage others to do the same, Nick was instrumental in creating a successful youth expedition company, and has since re-focused on wildlife and remote locations as a director of The Travelling Naturalist.
Spitsbergen: Land of Ice & Bears
Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, is a place like no other. Famed for its rugged beauty, pristine wilderness and remarkable wildlife, Svalbard should be at the top of any wildlife traveller’s list. Discover the region’s rich natural history as Bret takes you on a cruise around the island of Spitsbergen. Marvel at the beauty of vast fjords, towering peaks, vast glaciers, the Arctic ice sheet and wondrous encounters with species such as polar bear and blue whale.
Speaker: Bret Charman
Bret Charman is an award-winning wildlife photographer and a member of the Marketing team at The Travelling Naturalist. It is the fantastic flora and fauna around Winchester that inspired his love affair with the natural world. He thrives on discovering what’s happening on his local patch, as well as in those more exotic locations a little further afield.