Wildfoot Travel

About us

About WILDFOOT Travel

WILDFOOT Travel was born out of Arctic and Antarctica Bound, an organisation established for 25 years, where the dedicated team of wildlife and adventure specialists had the urge to expand their horizons beyond the Polar regions to encompass other spectacular parts of the world where those seeking out of the ordinary travel experiences wish to travel.

As a company, we are dedicated to wildlife conservation and the protection of the environment and give our support to numerous organisations and campaigns such as the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Save the Albatross and South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project. In addition, we are members of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO).

Registered Address: Travel House, 133 Gravel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 6EG

Meet the team...

Simon Rowland

Managing Director WILDFOOT Travel

Simon in his younger years backpacked his way across Europe and Australasia and has always been inspired by the world's wild places. Numerous wildlife adventures in Antarctica have really created indelible memories - seeing icebergs for the first time at 2 am whilst crossing an uncharacteristically calm Drake Passage, with the sun's low rays reflecting crimson hues. Landing on the Antarctic Peninsula, one day in shirtsleeves, watching a leopard seal with its kill and the next in a howling blizzard with near zero visibility.

On a more recent expedition, experiencing kayaking through the ice allowing super wildlife encounters, penguins jumping in and out of the water plus whale watching at close quarters was exhilarating. Arctic in Spitsbergen (Svalbard), observing Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, Whales and a good selection of migratory birds in this great wilderness for the first time was a life changing moment. But Galapagos Islands and Falklands are his first choice destination ticking every wildlife, wilderness and adventure box. These unique destinations never fail to impress, both offering unbelievable, close encounters with wildlife, bird life and marine life.

Simon has travelled to India for wildlife and conservation familiarisation (February 2016). Spending time with leading Indian conservationists and visiting various National Parks within Rajasthan, Gujarat and Assam and enjoying big cat sightings - Tiger, Leopard and Asiatic Lion not to mention excellent birding and mammal close encounters.

Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe inc Victoria Falls has been a recent focus for Simon has already enjoyed incredible wildlife encounters during a recent trip. “I cannot recommend these regions enough and im so enthused about going back this this year”.


Graham Jones – WILDFOOT Travel Ambassador

We are proud to introduce Graham Jones, a valued friend & ambassador of WILDFOOT Travel. Graham is a much-respected wildlife photographer whose personal travels & professional assignments have led him to the most unique natural destinations across the globe including Antarctica, Arctic, Falklands, India, Sri Lanka & the Far East to name just a few.

Tina Moorcroft - Accounts

Accounts Tina Moorcroft runs our efficient company accounts department.
[email protected] 01625 581111 (from out side UK 0044 1625 581111)


Amy Lucas

Amy has squeezed a lot into her 10 years in the travel industry. From hiking the National Parks in the USA and kayaking through glacial waters in Alaska, to penguin watching in the Falkland’s and cruising the fjords of Chile, Amy is always ready for her next adventure.

A recent highlight for Amy was snorkelling with sea lions in the Galapagos - a memory that will last a lifetime! Amy’s ready to share her knowledge and assist in creating your special adventure!


From my very first overland safari to Zimbabwe in 1999, I knew my love for all things safari, was for life. In more recent times, I’ve been able to share this passion with my family and will hopefully pass the safari bug to the next generation of Ogleys.

I have been fortunate enough to encounter wildlife across east and southern Africa, see bears, seals and whales in Canada and witness the unique and spectacular species of the Galapagos I hope to share my knowledge and passion with you when arranging your tailor-made holidays.

From overland group tours to bespoke tailor-made trips; from the vast animal rich plains of the Serengeti to the some of the biggest sand dunes on the planet; the wonderful world of wildlife holidays, is open to everyone.


Sylvia - Admin Manager

Sylvia is responsible for the day to day office administration, processing customer bookings and special requests to provide our customers with a full concierge service to ensure that we exceed their needs and expectations.


Michael Gardiner - Product Manager & Senior Travel Expert

Michael, WILDFOOT’s Trade Relationship Manager, is the newest member of the team and brings with him over 15 years of experience in the travel industry and a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for all things adventure travel.


WildFoot Travel Declares a Climate Emergency

At WildFoot Travel, we believe in the transformative power of travel to support conservation efforts around the world. Sustainable wildlife tourism maintains habitats and promotes positive attitudes towards animals as a result of its positive socio-economic impact. However, we understand that travel is a carbon intensive activity and contributes to climate change an existential threat to wildlife and communities around the world and that’s why WildFoot Travel are joining with other voices around the world in declaring a climate emergency. WildFoot join a collective of over 180 travel organisations and companies who are coming together to find sustainable solutions to the climate crisis through the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiative. As a signatory of Tourism Declares:

  1. We accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030, in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.
  2. We are developing a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade. We’ll ensure our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, through delivering transparent, measurable and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions per customer arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us.
  3. We’ll share an initial public declaration of our plan and update on progress each year.
  4. We’ll work with our suppliers and partners, encouraging them to join us in signing Tourism Declares, share best practice amongst peers and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community.
  5. We recognise the need for system change across the industry and will work with others to accelerate a transition towards carbon-free tourism.
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Travel Resources

We fully understand that our exciting and unique trips are usually once in a lifetime for most of our customers. One of the most common joys of travelling is preparing for the trip whether it be reading recommendations, searching for specialist clothing, taking out important travel insurance or perhaps donating to a charity to offset carbons or an important conservation project...

WILDFOOT are proud to be a member of the following associations:


What Our Customers

Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium John Cope, Somerset Ian Bradshaw, Isle of Man Molly Quackenbush, Virginia USA David Earnshaw, Lancashire Barry Solomon, Israel James Sutton, London Graham Jones, Devon
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
The best way to describe the entire experience. 1. Top rate service...we would not hesitate to recommend you to others and use you again.
Thank you and your team for arranging what was a fantastic holiday in Argentina...Iguazu falls was exceptional with our guide knowing an awful lot about the falls and the wildlife. Could go on forever, but had better stop.
I’m sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just wanted to follow up by telling you what a great time we had...If we are planning on one of the other regions you serve, we’ll definitely be in touch!
I wanted to drop you a note to say a big “THANK YOU” for all your organizing of my travel arrangements and the holiday itself. Everything flowed perfectly. The holiday was breath-taking and is hard to express in words...
It was even better than I expected, so I am grateful that you made the call (back). I will certainly recommend your services
Thanks again for helping me select the best trip and for all your help with the admin and my questions along the way, it all made for an even better experience.
Thank you for all your help. Great service, very efficient, flexible...We feel looked after when setting off into the unknown. I feel it is my duty to tell fellow travellers and birders/photographers how good you are!
Our Transparency


All information and prices shown are subject to change without notice. Also, all itineraries should be considered for guidance only and are dependent on local weather conditions, availability of accommodations etc. Nothing is guaranteed and the final itinerary will be determined closer to trip date. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Our Promise

Offering Unbeatable
Value & Price Promise

Our close working partnerships with all the finest cruise operators and adventure trip providers allows us to pass on the best prices, special offers and exceptional value for money. In fact, we are so confident that you will not find the same value anywhere else that we offer a PRICE PROMISE and will refund the difference if you find the same expedition/cruise/trip for less!*

Our Expertise

first-hand knowledge

Unsurpassed first-hand knowledge of all of our adventure and wildlife regions allows us to give the very best advice and guidance.

Foreign Travel Advice

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WILDFOOT Wildlife & Adventure Specialist

0800 195 3385

Lines are open from 9am -5.30pm
Monday - Friday


Amy Lucas
Senior Travel Expert