Wild Frontiers hosts a variety of events throughout the year, sometimes with guest speakers, sometimes just about our adventures and destinations. For what's coming up next, please see all details below:
‘Thank you for inviting us - what a fab evening. As you can imagine, we get invited to zillions of events, plus we are in press week, but we were so pleased we took the time out and came along... just our sort of thing.’ Lyn Hughes, Wanderlust
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Polar opposites, from the most conservative to the most liberal, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon are both tipped to be hot destinations for 2020. Wild Frontiers Founder and MD, Jonny Bealby recently sampled the delights that Lebanon has to offer, whilst Operations and Product Director, Marc Leaderman, was one of the first Western tourists to re-discover the enigmatic kingdom of Saudi Arabia after decades of being closed off to tourists.
Join us to hear more about travelling with Wild Frontiers in both destinations.
Where: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
When: Thursday, 19 March 2020
Time: 6:30pm arrival. Talks will start at 7pm.
(the evening will conclude by 8:30pm)
Tickets: £12 (including a welcome drink and a donation to the Wild Frontiers Foundation)
Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite
Stepping Inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Lebanon – The New, Old Middle East
Fresh from his first trip to Saudi Arabia since the kingdom began issuing tourist visas, Wild Frontiers Operations and Product Director, Marc Leaderman, will offer his personal insights into a country that has been virtually cut off from the rest of the world until now.
Marc travelled to Riyadh, Jeddah, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mada’in Saleh as well as the holy city of Medina and the Asir Mountains in the south of the country. He also trekked into a volcanic crater, went snorkelling in the Red Sea and watched Jamiroquai perform ‘Cosmic Girl’ in the middle of the Saudi desert…
“I felt truly privileged to visit this breathtakingly beautiful country, especially at a time when it is undergoing transformative changes the likes of which The Kingdom has never before experienced. I met a wide variety of women - from Instagrammers and drivers, to business owners and guides - all of whom felt intrinsically part of the Crown Prince’s Vision 2030 movement for progress. Highly controversial (and highly disorganised in many aspects) Saudi Arabia may not be a destination for everyone, but for those who relish the prospect of challenging widely-held preconceptions, I cannot imagine a more exciting place to visit or a more exciting time to go.”
Looking to mark his 100th country with a destination that ticks all the Wild Frontiers boxes for adventure, culture and remarkable sights, MD Jonny Bealby, chose Lebanon.
What he discovered was the Middle East, but not as he knows it - from the cosmopolitan capital of Beirut to its thriving wine region, and from extraordinary cave systems to walks amongst the cedar-studded wilderness, taking in no less than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way.
“Since its creation 100 years ago Lebanon has seen its fair share of trouble. But now at peace, with itself and its many varied cultures, it offers not only world class sites, great cuisine, interesting accommodation and a host of fun experiences, perhaps more importantly it offers the modern, curious traveller a fascinating insight into understanding both the political and cultural make up of this most important part of the world”.
An Evening of Adventure with Wild Frontiers
Watch the video from the Royal Geographical Society in London as broadcaster Kate Humble, adventurer Richard Dunwoody and explorer Benedict Allen talk about their latest adventures in the Congo, Japan and Papua New Guinea. Raising money for the Wild Frontiers Foundation the evening was a great success providing the funds for around 250 local Congolese to go and see the gorillas that live in the Kahuzi Biega National Park.
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