The best guides: We’ve deliberately placed this top of the list as we believe this is one of the main things that sets us apart from other companies. We work with some exceptionally talented and experienced leaders. They are usually highly acclaimed expert naturalists and authors and have a huge amount of knowledge. Equally as important, they are also passionate about wildlife and enjoy sharing that and their knowledge with our guests.
Knowledge: our ever expanding network of local contacts and experience means we can provide the best chances of seeing the wildlife you want to see. It also means we can offer you a genuine flavour of the places we visit and you’ll feel more at home like a local, often travelling with locals, on our holidays.
Conservation ethos: what kind of wildlife holiday company could ignore conservation!? Greenwings is owned and run by people who love the natural world and want to protect it, so on our holidays we offer you the chance to ‘observe & conserve’ wildlife. We donate at least 10% profits from all our holidays to wildlife charities and projects, often in the locations we visit. Plus we also get directly involved in conservation work (including getting our hands dirty) and are active supporters of charities such as Butterfly Conservation.
Small groups: we usually have between 4-10 people on our holidays and not normally more than 12 people. This helps maximise your quality of wildlife experience, minimises impact on habitats visited and gives you more time with the leaders.
Easy pace: you’re on holiday with Greenwings and we like to remember that! Although we want to show you as much wonderful wildlife as we can, we aim to do so without rushing around or being obsessed with lists. This means more time in the field than in the vehicles and adequate time to watch wildlife, enjoy the surroundings and to soak up that priceless feeling of simply ‘being there’ when you’re in an amazing place.
Friendly groups: in our experience the people who join our holidays are very friendly and gregarious and enjoy the social aspects of the trip alongside the wildlife. It is an important part of our holidays that we like to highlight.
Fun & informative: it is our aim to give you both of these on our holidays and to inspire you to return to us and to the locations we take you to again in the future.
Variety: we specialise in butterflies, moths, birds and flowers. However on nearly all our holidays we’ll take time to observe anything and everything of interest. The range of our holidays is growing all the time and so are the locations we’ll take you, so we’re sure you’ll find something of interest!
Professional reports: many of our guests comment on how in depth and attractive our holiday reports are. We believe you deserve a professional and photographically rich record & souvenir of your holiday, so we spend a lot of time and effort in producing them for you.
Personal service: we like to treat our guests as friends and do our very best to ensure you receive a very personal (but still professional) service.
Flexibility: we don’t include flights in our holiday packages. That means we can work with you to plan the best travel options to your holiday destination. That can sometimes benefit you by enabling travel from your own regional airports or by train, coach or by sea.
For you: we strongly believe that our holidays will be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in the natural world. There is no need to be an expert or be worried about everyone else in the group being an expert – everyone’s level of knowledge is carefully catered for by our guides.