10 great reasons to visit the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show in Harrogate
Holidays and adventurous travel to encounter wildlife have never been more popular and demand for knowledge and insight grow ever higher. The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show will be bursting with engaging and educational experiences to encourage visitors to take their natural first steps towards booking a holiday of a lifetime with confidence.
1. Sketch for Survival – premiere!
THE Wildlife and Safari Travel Show will host the first public exhibition of artwork from the 2018 Sketch for Survival exhibition – this year’s collection consists of more than 400 artworks donated by leading professional wildlife artists and celebrity supporters, including Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Stephen Fry and Mary Berry…
2. 3D Victoria Falls
Fall for (or into) Zambia Tourism’s 3D recreation of Victoria Falls! Take a selfie next to the world’s largest waterfall and share it for your chance to win a 10-day trip for 2 to Zambia.
Stand at the edge of the world’s largest waterfall at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show. Zambia Tourism is rolling out their 3D artwork of the Victoria Falls and giving you the chance to win a 10-day trip for 2 to Zambia. All you have to do is share a photo infront of the Falls using #3DZambia on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and you could win the trip of a lifetime!
3. Uganda’s Life-Size Animatronic Gorilla – Rushenya
Uganda Tourism is bringing a special visitor to the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show… a full-size animatronic Mountain Gorilla, called Rushenya. Keep your eyes peeled at the show for Rushenya and share your photos of him using #MyUganda to win a Uganda Bradt Guide and cuddly gorilla.
4. TUSK Charity Auction
Support conservation by bidding on the Tusk Charity Auction. There are some fabulous lots including a 12-day cruise, 7-day car worldwide car hire, luxury London weekend break, expedition parka, gin, limited art prints and more. All proceeds go to Tusk.
Conservation charity Tusk Trust, under the royal patronage of HRH Prince William, is the charity partner for the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show. £1 from every £8 advance ticket will be donated to Tusk with a special auction taking place at the Wildlife & Safari Travel Show on Saturday 29 September with opportunity to bid on some great items including a 12-day
5. Amazing Speakers
The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show will be bursting with engaging and educational feature content,with an impressive line-up of speakers including Remembering Wildlife author Margot Raggett, television presenter, author and zoologist, Lucy Cooke, Heavy Metal Marine Biologist, Tom “The Blowfish” Hird and award-winning photographer and former BBC Natural History Unit filmmaker, Sue Flood.
6. The Avis 360 Virtual Travel Experience Theatre
Stay ahead and get right into the centre of the action with our amazing 360-degree wildlife and safari video content in the Virtual Reality Theatre experience. From meeting penguins, a five-minute holiday in South Africa to the special feature Valen’s Reef – this attraction presents an unrivalled sense of immersion to get you one step closer to your next holiday.
7. Evenings at Harrogate’s Royal Hall
Friday 28thSeptember: An Evening with Monty Halls’will be held at Harrogate’s stunning Edwardian theatre – The Royal Hall. The TV presenter and marine biologist will talk about his experience living on the Galapagos, the subject of his recent Channel 4 TV series.
Saturday 29th: SeptemberA Really Wild Eveningin Conversation with three inspirational women – Sue Flood, Lucy Cooke and Miranda Krestovnikoff – as they discuss their wildlife, nature and photography careers. Hear stories and anecdotes about life in the wild.
8. Monty Halls Opening the Show!
TV presenter and marine biologist Monty Halls opens the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show at Harrogate Convention Centre at 10am Saturday 29th September.
9. Not forgetting the All-Important Exhibitors
Start your next wildlife, safari or conservation travel experience by checking out more than seventy expert exhibitors – with competitions, offers and lots of goodies on offer to visitors.
10.Make a weekend of it!
And enjoy all the attractions the wonderful Yorkshire Dales town of Harrogate has to offer – glorious gardens, arts and culture, the spa heritage and no trip to Harrogate would be complete with a visit to Betty’s famous tea room.