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How Much Do You Know About the Great Migration?

The Great Migration in action on the Mara River

The Great Migration is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. Each year huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate from their breeding grounds around Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, through the Serengeti and up into Kenya’s Masai Mara before completing their circle of life the following spring. We find this phenomenon so fascinating, we…

Photography Kit List for Safari Shutterbugs

Clients in landcruiser on Photographic Safari

You’ve done the hard work finding and booking your perfect photographic safari. Now you’re just starting to write that all-important packing list and wondering ‘what exactly do I need in my camera bag?’ We understand nobody wants to travel with more baggage than they really need, but likewise, you don’t want to miss out on that…

The Great Migration Through A Lens

The migration arrives at the Mara River in Kenya

News just in from our International Sales Manager Andrew Appleyard – the migration has arrived in the Masai Mara! Our wildlife experts have been waiting with baited breath for news of the migration’s whereabouts. While our Marketing Director Jae missed out by just a couple of weeks, it was Andrew that was lucky enough to…

International Tiger Day

India_tiger_

Here at Exodus we are incredibly passionate about wildlife and the conservation efforts to save it. On 29th July we’ll be shining the light on just one species that desperately needs our help, a species close to the hearts of everyone working at Exodus, and one that is teetering on the edge of extinction – the…

Le Tour de France Competition

TdeF_strawman_hero

Who do you think will ride to victory in this year’s Le Tour de France? The sun is shining and our cycling department is buzzing with excitement – this can mean only one thing – it’s Le Tour de France time! Now in its 102nd year, Le Tour is one of the greatest sporting events…

Photo Competition

Hero_trek_Dolomites

Calling all Shutterbugs! From the frozen wilds of Antarctica to the cliff-hugging villages of the Amalfi Coast, we love to see the photos from your adventures – so much so, we want to give them pride of place in our new 2016 brochures. If you have captured an image that will turn heads and drop…

Meet Our Marathon Trio

Marathon

For the past five years the incorrigible Paul Goldstein has run the London Marathon as part of his Worth More Alive Campaign raising funds to help save Bengal tigers from the brink of extinction. This year, however, he has passed his marathon mantle over to Marketing Executive Elise Wortley and Aviation Executive Lisa Conopo, who…

Fun Facts about Africa’s Tallest Mountain – Kilimanjaro!

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How much do you know about Africa’s highest mountain? Exodus has a long history with Mount Kilimanjaro; it has to be up there as one of our all-time favourite treks. Africa’s highest peak (5584m) and one of few places in the world from which you can see the curvature of the Earth, she is both…

Bears Go To Iceland

SwimmingBear

No, this is not some spurious nonsense about a Polar bear walking into frozen foods specialist! Rather, it is news that a Polar bear has been spotted on land on the northern shore of Iceland. Local store owner Gunnar Asmundur was about thirty kilometres from Husavik – a medium-sized Icelandic community – spotted the bear…

10 photos that will instantly make you want to visit Namibia

Desert elephant Namibia

Swathes of undulating dunes as far as the eye can see, watering holes teeming with wildlife and night skies studded with shimmering stars, Namibia is a burnt-orange paradise for wildlife and nature lovers, landscape photographers and thrill-seekers alike. Four times the size of the UK but with just a fraction of its population, Namibia has…

Norfolk Gold

Paul_U2cover

Last weekend, under the expert guidance of Paul Goldstein, fifteen Exodus staff headed up to Norfolk in an attempt to hone their photography skills. Despite a forecast of clear skies and bright sunshine, the group of enthusiastic shutterbugs were warmly welcomed to Castle Farm with bacon butties but gloomy conditions – it didn’t overshadow spirits…

Tour de France in Numbers

tourde4

198 riders, 22 teams, 21 days. It can be only one thing – the Tour de France! Now in its 102nd year, the Tour de France is one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world. Broadcast across 188 countries, the iconic cycling race is watched by more than 3 billion people on TV, while…

Leader Awards 2014: The Results

Leaders_montage

This year’s Oscars ceremony had nothing on our Leader of the Year Awards last week. What we lacked in glitz and glamour, we more than made up for in pride and pedigree! We received a record number of nominations for our Leader Awards this year with the judges challenged by the longest shortlist yet! After…

New Year Challenges

13641_boot_walking_Alps

All too often the first couple of months of the year are scarred by broken resolutions and shattered fitness aspirations. Don’t let 2015 go the same way; let us awaken your motivational mojo! Travel plans are a powerful motivator – there’s no better way to prompt those gym visits than the promise of the ultimate…

Polar Packing List

Polar_packing_Ant

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Ranulph Fiennes To get the most enjoyment out of a once in a lifetime journey to the Polar Regions, thorough preparation is key. It is important to take the right kit for the environment and the activities you plan to do during your trip. Although we…

Feeling Blue

DavidCroucher1_CZA

Clouds on the final approach cast a gloomy grey cloak over both the capital and my mood. Insulated in thermal, fleece and Goretex, I shuffled gingerly across the ice-caked tarmac and boarded the bus with little optimism for the evening ahead. Despite Teutonic levels of organisation – I’d timed my arrival midway through the lunar…

Falling for Autumn

Autumn_Appalachians

Autumn is a magical time of year, particularly for outdoor lovers. As the leaves begin to fall, forests turn into a riot of colour, as if painted red and gold. Before the cold of winter sets in, autumn is the perfect time to head out and explore our beautiful planet, from forest-cloaked mountain foothills to…

Signs of the Times

08083_India_genepool

Exodus’ adventure experts have travelled to all seven continents, visiting over 200 countries collectively. Over the past forty years we’ve come across plenty of weird and wonderful things, from peculiar toilets to unusual cultural traditions. Something that always catches our attention though is an amusing sign, so here’s an amuse bouche of the funniest signs…

Family Travel Tips

28692_Family_USA

Have kids? Do travel! These adventures will be transformative experiences for you and your family, the topic of dinner table discussions and memories for years to come. All it takes is a little planning, a family-sized helping of adventurous spirit and some help from the experts! BEFORE YOU GO Decisions, Decisions Providing your children are…

The Animal Kingdom’s Greatest Migrations

Wildebeest

Driven by a primal urge to feed and breed, many of the world’s wildlife species spend much of their lives on the move. Whether wildebeest in search of greener pastures in east Africa or whales seeking out plankton blooms, these epic migrations are amongst the greatest wildlife spectacles you will ever encounter. Pretty in Pink…

Wild Nights Out

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If you seek the best wildlife encounters on the planet, you’ll need to travel to its most remote and inhospitable reaches, but don’t let this put you off. From the towering tabular icebergs of Antarctica to the steaming jungles of the Congo and even the treetops of Borneo’s rainforest, the locations are often as spectacular…

Game of Thrones Travel Guide

After last night’s thrilling season finale (wow!) Game of Thrones will be off the airwaves for another year. But never fear, Lords and Ladies – your Game of Thrones Travel Guide is here to tide you over. The show’s creators travel to the ends of the earth in search of the perfect landscapes and cities to bring the…

Jungle Jaunts

From the giant to the miniscule, the pretty and the peculiar; our world’s jungles are home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna. From sultry South American tropics, where the earth is carved up by fathomless rivers, to the African Congo, a name so evocative it barely needs further description to lure us beyond…

Tanzania: Did you know?

FW7F5075

You’ve probably heard of Tanzania’s popular safari destination – the Serengeti – but did you know what its name means? Ever wondered which famous singer was born on Zanzibar or how the name Tanzania came into use? Make sure you’re in the know before you go with our quite interesting facts about this East African…

Happy Feet

Though it’s true that all species of penguin live in the Southern Hemisphere, you may be surprised to learn that of the world’s 17 varieties, just six inhabit Antarctica. Of these, only two (Adelie and Emperor) truly make the continent their home. The others (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Macaroni and King) all reside around the Peninsula and…

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Natasha Preston

About Natasha
  • Content & Social Media Manager
  • Joined 2010

A lifelong wildlife enthusiast, Natasha fulfilled a childhood dream in 2011 when she sat with a family of Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Her other African highlights include the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. She’s been whale and dolphin watching in the Azores where she saw Fin and Sperm whales, as well as Bottlenose and Common dolphins riding the bow wave of the boat. In the past couple of years, she’s ventured around the jungles of Costa Rica, the Caribbean island of St Lucia and even explored the frozen wilds of Iceland. Last summer she embarked on a photographic voyage around Spitsbergen, and already this year she’s trekked Mt Toubkal in Morocco and Mt Kinabalu in Borneo.

Recent Articles

How Much Do You Know About the Great Migration?

The Great Migration in action on the Mara River

The Great Migration is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth. Each year huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate from their breeding grounds around Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, through the Serengeti and up into Kenya’s Masai Mara before completing their circle of life the following spring. We find this phenomenon so fascinating, we…

Photography Kit List for Safari Shutterbugs

Clients in landcruiser on Photographic Safari

You’ve done the hard work finding and booking your perfect photographic safari. Now you’re just starting to write that all-important packing list and wondering ‘what exactly do I need in my camera bag?’ We understand nobody wants to travel with more baggage than they really need, but likewise, you don’t want to miss out on that…

The Great Migration Through A Lens

The migration arrives at the Mara River in Kenya

News just in from our International Sales Manager Andrew Appleyard – the migration has arrived in the Masai Mara! Our wildlife experts have been waiting with baited breath for news of the migration’s whereabouts. While our Marketing Director Jae missed out by just a couple of weeks, it was Andrew that was lucky enough to…

International Tiger Day

India_tiger_

Here at Exodus we are incredibly passionate about wildlife and the conservation efforts to save it. On 29th July we’ll be shining the light on just one species that desperately needs our help, a species close to the hearts of everyone working at Exodus, and one that is teetering on the edge of extinction – the…

Le Tour de France Competition

TdeF_strawman_hero

Who do you think will ride to victory in this year’s Le Tour de France? The sun is shining and our cycling department is buzzing with excitement – this can mean only one thing – it’s Le Tour de France time! Now in its 102nd year, Le Tour is one of the greatest sporting events…

Photo Competition

Hero_trek_Dolomites

Calling all Shutterbugs! From the frozen wilds of Antarctica to the cliff-hugging villages of the Amalfi Coast, we love to see the photos from your adventures – so much so, we want to give them pride of place in our new 2016 brochures. If you have captured an image that will turn heads and drop…

Meet Our Marathon Trio

Marathon

For the past five years the incorrigible Paul Goldstein has run the London Marathon as part of his Worth More Alive Campaign raising funds to help save Bengal tigers from the brink of extinction. This year, however, he has passed his marathon mantle over to Marketing Executive Elise Wortley and Aviation Executive Lisa Conopo, who…

Fun Facts about Africa’s Tallest Mountain – Kilimanjaro!

FW7F5075

How much do you know about Africa’s highest mountain? Exodus has a long history with Mount Kilimanjaro; it has to be up there as one of our all-time favourite treks. Africa’s highest peak (5584m) and one of few places in the world from which you can see the curvature of the Earth, she is both…

Bears Go To Iceland

SwimmingBear

No, this is not some spurious nonsense about a Polar bear walking into frozen foods specialist! Rather, it is news that a Polar bear has been spotted on land on the northern shore of Iceland. Local store owner Gunnar Asmundur was about thirty kilometres from Husavik – a medium-sized Icelandic community – spotted the bear…

10 photos that will instantly make you want to visit Namibia

Desert elephant Namibia

Swathes of undulating dunes as far as the eye can see, watering holes teeming with wildlife and night skies studded with shimmering stars, Namibia is a burnt-orange paradise for wildlife and nature lovers, landscape photographers and thrill-seekers alike. Four times the size of the UK but with just a fraction of its population, Namibia has…

Norfolk Gold

Paul_U2cover

Last weekend, under the expert guidance of Paul Goldstein, fifteen Exodus staff headed up to Norfolk in an attempt to hone their photography skills. Despite a forecast of clear skies and bright sunshine, the group of enthusiastic shutterbugs were warmly welcomed to Castle Farm with bacon butties but gloomy conditions – it didn’t overshadow spirits…

Tour de France in Numbers

tourde4

198 riders, 22 teams, 21 days. It can be only one thing – the Tour de France! Now in its 102nd year, the Tour de France is one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world. Broadcast across 188 countries, the iconic cycling race is watched by more than 3 billion people on TV, while…

Leader Awards 2014: The Results

Leaders_montage

This year’s Oscars ceremony had nothing on our Leader of the Year Awards last week. What we lacked in glitz and glamour, we more than made up for in pride and pedigree! We received a record number of nominations for our Leader Awards this year with the judges challenged by the longest shortlist yet! After…

New Year Challenges

13641_boot_walking_Alps

All too often the first couple of months of the year are scarred by broken resolutions and shattered fitness aspirations. Don’t let 2015 go the same way; let us awaken your motivational mojo! Travel plans are a powerful motivator – there’s no better way to prompt those gym visits than the promise of the ultimate…

Polar Packing List

Polar_packing_Ant

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Ranulph Fiennes To get the most enjoyment out of a once in a lifetime journey to the Polar Regions, thorough preparation is key. It is important to take the right kit for the environment and the activities you plan to do during your trip. Although we…

Feeling Blue

DavidCroucher1_CZA

Clouds on the final approach cast a gloomy grey cloak over both the capital and my mood. Insulated in thermal, fleece and Goretex, I shuffled gingerly across the ice-caked tarmac and boarded the bus with little optimism for the evening ahead. Despite Teutonic levels of organisation – I’d timed my arrival midway through the lunar…

Falling for Autumn

Autumn_Appalachians

Autumn is a magical time of year, particularly for outdoor lovers. As the leaves begin to fall, forests turn into a riot of colour, as if painted red and gold. Before the cold of winter sets in, autumn is the perfect time to head out and explore our beautiful planet, from forest-cloaked mountain foothills to…

Signs of the Times

08083_India_genepool

Exodus’ adventure experts have travelled to all seven continents, visiting over 200 countries collectively. Over the past forty years we’ve come across plenty of weird and wonderful things, from peculiar toilets to unusual cultural traditions. Something that always catches our attention though is an amusing sign, so here’s an amuse bouche of the funniest signs…

Family Travel Tips

28692_Family_USA

Have kids? Do travel! These adventures will be transformative experiences for you and your family, the topic of dinner table discussions and memories for years to come. All it takes is a little planning, a family-sized helping of adventurous spirit and some help from the experts! BEFORE YOU GO Decisions, Decisions Providing your children are…

The Animal Kingdom’s Greatest Migrations

Wildebeest

Driven by a primal urge to feed and breed, many of the world’s wildlife species spend much of their lives on the move. Whether wildebeest in search of greener pastures in east Africa or whales seeking out plankton blooms, these epic migrations are amongst the greatest wildlife spectacles you will ever encounter. Pretty in Pink…

Wild Nights Out

33808

If you seek the best wildlife encounters on the planet, you’ll need to travel to its most remote and inhospitable reaches, but don’t let this put you off. From the towering tabular icebergs of Antarctica to the steaming jungles of the Congo and even the treetops of Borneo’s rainforest, the locations are often as spectacular…

Game of Thrones Travel Guide

After last night’s thrilling season finale (wow!) Game of Thrones will be off the airwaves for another year. But never fear, Lords and Ladies – your Game of Thrones Travel Guide is here to tide you over. The show’s creators travel to the ends of the earth in search of the perfect landscapes and cities to bring the…

Jungle Jaunts

From the giant to the miniscule, the pretty and the peculiar; our world’s jungles are home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna. From sultry South American tropics, where the earth is carved up by fathomless rivers, to the African Congo, a name so evocative it barely needs further description to lure us beyond…

Tanzania: Did you know?

FW7F5075

You’ve probably heard of Tanzania’s popular safari destination – the Serengeti – but did you know what its name means? Ever wondered which famous singer was born on Zanzibar or how the name Tanzania came into use? Make sure you’re in the know before you go with our quite interesting facts about this East African…

Happy Feet

Though it’s true that all species of penguin live in the Southern Hemisphere, you may be surprised to learn that of the world’s 17 varieties, just six inhabit Antarctica. Of these, only two (Adelie and Emperor) truly make the continent their home. The others (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Macaroni and King) all reside around the Peninsula and…

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