Steppes Travel

UK Based Travel Specialist

51 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QD
Member Number: 2019 Tel: +44 (0) 1285 880980

Steppes Travel is a well established safari specialist, offering inclusive holidays to suit each individual`s needs. Although we specialise in tailor-made holidays, using the best guides, camps and lodges that each country has to offer, we are also able to organise a wide variety of scheduled safaris, from participation camping safaris to comfortable lodge or exclusive tented camp safaris. The countries that make up central, eastern and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands are our driving passion and our continued travel to this remarkable continent ensures that we are constantly up to date with all the latest developments. Consequently we are able to provide a high degree of knowledge and expertise that will ensure that your safari is individually tailored to precisely your own requirements, and will leave you longing to return to Africa.

Where we operate

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Central African Republic
  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sudan
  • Saint Helena
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Somalia

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Beach Holidays
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Eco tourism


13 May 2019

Breaking Records for African Parks

At the end of this month, Steppes Travel's Africa Product Manager, Rob Gardiner, will begin his attempt to break a cycling world record, in support of African Parks. Leaving from Tarifa, Spain, he is aiming to become the fastest person to cycle the length of Europe. The journey will take him all the way to Nordkapp, Norway, within the Arctic Circle. To beat the current time of 21.5 days, he will need to cycle more than 300 kilometres a day, travelling unsupported. Not content with targeting one world record, he has already broken another as part of his training. In April, he set a new record for the most countries cycled through in a week. His tally of 17 was two more than the existing record and saw him spend up to 18 hours cycling each day, as he travelled from The Netherlands to Macedonia.

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02 September 2016

Heavy weight conservationists tackle core issues at Beyond festival by Steppes Travel

Adventure, Exploration, Conservation and Preservation are Steppes watchwords and have inspired this special weekend festival at the Royal Geographical Society.  Featuring an array of adventurers, explorers, wildlife conservationists, destination experts and organisations that share a passion for travel and the issues that surround it.  The conservation panel (Saturday 17th) with leading conservationists is just one of the highlights of the weekend, other speakers include S…

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06 June 2014

Crees And Steppes Travel Launch New Photography Tour With Charlie Hamilton James

Following the first of the three-part BBC2 programme “I Bought a Rainforest” which aired on Sunday, all eyes are on the astounding region of Manu in the Peruvian Amazon – one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. The programme follows wildlife photographer and presenter, Charlie Hamilton James as he buys a plot of land in Manu, a region in the south west basin of the Amazon, and uncovers problems facing the forest including illegal gold mining, logging and povert…

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09 April 2014

Rwanda's genocide, 20 years on

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Whilst it is important never to forget what happened it is equally important to look forward to the future. The genocide is also about moving on and Rwanda is surmounting its problems with a determination worthy of support. I am pleased to say that tourism has played a supporting role and indeed has been a key part in Rwanda’s recovery – tourism is now Rwanda’s top source of foreign income. I have been lucky enough to …

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03 March 2014

Steppes Travel Launches New Dynamic Family Portfolio Full Of Action And Wildlife Adventure

At Steppes Travel, family holidays go beyond the very lovely but very ordinary villa holidays.  Children are thrown into hearty and wild adventures:   Camping, trekking, riding, meeting local tribes, and wildlife tracking - which all ensure they go back to school with some pretty 'cool' stories. Let boys swap their lightsabers for the real thing - the arrow in Bhutan, the sword in Japan and the spear in India.  Let wildlife enthusiasts go swimming with whale sharks,…

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20 January 2014

Steppes Travel "Before they Pass" - An evening with acclaimed photographer Jimmy Nelson

Date: 4 February 2014 | 7pm (doors open 6.45pm) Location: Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR Acclaimed photographer Jimmy Nelson discusses the fragility and beauty of shrinking communities around the world; his inspiration for his new book "Before They Pass Away".  As passionate as ever to document the last of the unspoilt tribes, Nelson celebrates the very essence of their being; be it their traditional dresses, jewellery, wea…

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06 August 2012

Steppes Travel has three gorilla permits available for Rwanda

  Steppes Discovery has three gorilla permits available for Rwanda on the 10 Sep 2012 at the old cost of $500 USD per permit.  Please contact Deborah West on the following email should you wish to purchase these from us.  This is on a first come first served basis.

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12 July 2012

Rob Caskie speaking on the South African Anglo Zulu Wars at the Royal Institute

Rob Caskie will be speaking on the South African Anglo Zulu Wars at the Royal Institute, London on the 18th of September 2012. Doors open at 7pm and Tickets are £20 per person with all proceeds going to Tenovus. For more information please contact or call 01285 880 980. Tickets can be bought on line at  

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