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W is for wildlife

The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show has arrived. We answer the big five W’s, telling you everything you need to know about the wildlife show of the year

W is for wildlife
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What

The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show will be brimming with engaging, educational content about the world of wildlife, safari and conservation travel from every corner of the planet. It’s the perfect place to learn about the world of wildlife travel, and to help you book your next bucket-list adventure.

There will be attractions for the whole family, from a 360 virtual reality travel theatre and a 3D Victoria Falls feature to expert-led talks, a Tusk charity auction and fascinating exhibits.

The Sketch for Survival exhibit — soon to debark on a national gallery tour — will also be unveiled here, celebrating some of the world’s most loved wildlife, with the help of acclaimed professional artists and celebrity supporters including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Mary Berry.

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Why

Wildlife travel is bigger, better and more popular than ever before, and for all those wanting to get up to big cats, go gorilla trekking or photograph polar bears, The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show is an absolute must visit.

Plus, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the change makers; the conservationists and travel companies who will impart invaluable knowledge, and inspire you to plan your next trip.  So, you’ll get a complete lowdown straight from the zebra’s mouth.

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Who

Exhibitors will be travelling from far and wide to make their mark at this year’s show. Visit the Real Africa stand, for example, to talk all things Africa, from safari trips and beach breaks to wildlife conservation. Or have a chat to the guys at Silversea Expeditions team about a polar cruise. And for those interested in small group or tailor made itineraries to  more offbeat destinations, meet South and South-East Asia specialists Experience Travel Group.  

As well as more than 50 exhibits, a whole host of speakers will be giving talks and presentations throughout the two-day event. Simon King OBE has contributed some of the BBC’s most prestigious wildlife series including Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and will discuss all things wilderness, while marine biologist Tom Hird will open your eyes to what monsters really lurk beneath our waters.

Special evening events will also see award-winning photographer Sue Flood talk about her career (and her love of emperor penguins), TV presenter Lucy Cooke her passion for conservation and former royal marine and broadcaster Monty Halls, his favourite place on earth — the Galapagos Islands.

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Where
The Harrogate Convention Centre, an impressive open-plan event space in Harrogate.

When
Saturday, 29 September 2018: 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 30 September 2018: 10am – 4:30pm

Ticket Offer
For your special £6 advance ticket, simply quote ‘NGT’ when you get yours on the website