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Travis Steffens, Trip Host

 Travis was awesome - keen to do anything to help out, go off the routine if the trip/other travellers wanted, accomodated slower individuals, excellent trip host! LD - Madagascar 2012

zi130917 5Travis is a 21st century explorer with a passion for wildlife, conservation, and travel. Recently featured in Avenue Magazine as the Next Generation of Adventurer he has been leading group trips in Southern Africa, Madagascar, Central America, Canada, and Russia for over a decade. Having led nearly 50 group safari’s in Africa alone Travis has stopped counting how many trips he has led. As an International Fellow of the revered Explorers Club Travis led an expedition featured on Discovery Channel and in Men’s Journal into the remote Tsingy region of western Madagascar. He and a team of fellow explorers/scientists discovered one of Madagascar’s largest caves, some archeological artifacts, and theropod dinosaur tracks. Travis is an expert in all things primate related and loves other wildlife too. As a photographer Travis has captured wildlife images that have been featured in scientific journals and textbooks. Travis is a regular speaker at schools around the country and abroad and has given talks to esteemed organizations like the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo, Explorers Club, and the Bermudian Underwater Exploration Institute. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and has a BSc and MA degree in Primatology from the University of Calgary (where he first met our very own Brian Keating from Going Wild). His main research focus is on primate conservation biogeography. On top of all his travel and research Travis runs his own non-profit called Planet Madagascar – dedicated to finding sustainable solutions for communities, lemurs, and forests in Madagascar.

Join Travis on safari in Zimbabwe & Botswana in 2017. Click here for trip details.

 

 

 


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