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“How do we find truly adequate words to say thank you for the time we have shared with you getting a taste of beautiful Orkney. We had little idea of what to expect and every day given us so many special memories to treasure. The bird watching was such a treat especially being so close to species like the fulmars, razorbills and puffins on Papa. The historical sites produced “wow” after “wow” and the rain and winds added to the variety in their own way. Your planning was superb and we have loved your company. Yes, we will be sad, yes, we will be back…”

Marjorie and David Ball (Orkney Islands, 2018)

“A thoroughly enjoyable trip and well worth the second visit. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Graham and Ros Pyatt (Poland, 2018)

“Thanks Bozena for a great trip. Very exciting and enjoyable. Your enthusiasm adds a great deal. I will take time to digest all I’ve learned. This excellent weather helps. ”

Jim Douglas (Poland, 2018)

“I had an amazing time. Thank you. Can't wait for the next adventure.”

Caroline Robinson (Poland, 2018)

“Thank you for a wonderful trip. The organisation, accommodations and everything were excellent, as always. Thank you in particular for the birthday surprise. ”

Anne Laws (Tanzania, 2018)

“Thank you very much for an amazing holiday…Ngorongoro is definitely my favourite place on earth!”

Margaret Atherden (Tanzania, 2018)

“Thanks very much for the report on Macedonia and Greece which arrived yesterday. It certainly brought back memories of our most enjoyable trip with you…Thanks for organising such an interesting and pleasant trip.”

Rosemary Hutt (Macedonia and Greece, 2017)

“Just to thank you for the wonderful holiday which I enjoyed very much. It must have taken some organisation. The accommodation was excellent, the meals (including the Dom Pedro and wine) very satisfying, and your knowledge of the area very informative. I am even getting better at recognising some birds! I have over a thousand photos to go through… This is highlighting how much and the variety of what we saw while with you. ”

Anne Laws (South Africa, 2017)

“A belated thank you for the Poland report. Once again, it brought back a lot of good memories of yet another an excellent trip!”

Tim Mason (Poland, 2017)

“Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed my holiday in Finland. It was another wonderful experience. Your bright leadership ensured that we saw and participated in the best of Finland’s wonderful birdlife and scenery. The cultural experience was also something not to be missed as was the beauty and peace of the countryside. Of course, the good company also contributed to the overall picture. ”

Dorothy Nelson (Finland, 2016)

“Thanks once again for another wonderful holiday. The cabin near the lake was a marvellous experience, and the cuisine was out of this world. I look forward to next year’s brochure with keen anticipation.”

Colin Freeman (Finland, 2016)

“Thanks once again for yet another excellent week! I am already looking forward to next year.”

Tim Mason (Norway, 2016)

“Thanks for a great week - the forest was stunning. I'd love to go back in the winter some time.”

Bill Burlton (Poland, 2016)

“Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip. Your enthusiasm, energy and humour never seemed to be dampened. The sightings of the beautiful birds, the beavers and the bisons (just to mention a few) were magic. All the exciting things you had planned for us-the boat trips, the bonfire, the search for the Pygmy Owl, the Beavers, were far beyond our expectations. We were completely spoiled with vodka, wine, chocolates and the goodies. Your attention to details compiled to make the trip memorable. I must mention our accommodation which was lovely, along with the wonderful soups and meals (and, of course, the cakes). All of this set in such stunning scenery – unforgettable! ”

Dorothy Nelson (Poland, 2015)

“Thanks again for making the week such an enjoyable holiday, the hotels and restaurants you carefully selected, enhance the all round experience… There were many exciting moments to keep me going till next year…”

Colin Freeman (Poland, 2015)

“Thank you for your kindness and efforts behind the scenes to make the recent “Birds, Beavers and Bisons” adventure visit to eastern Poland so enjoyable, trouble free and memorable…the experience of remoteness and wilderness brought on through the walks in the nature reserves and forests that you led us to, will remain with me for a very long time. ”

Clive Allen  (Poland, 2015)

“This is just to say thanks for an excellent trip to Bulgaria.”

Tim Mason (Bulgaria, 2015)

“Thank you so much for the best holiday I have ever had. We are still laughing about things that happened.”

Celia Lister (Bulgaria, 2015)

“Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday in Borneo. I really enjoyed it and thought the accommodation was excellent. I know it took a great deal of organisation on your part to put it all together, but it was certainly worth it.”

Margaret Atherden (Borneo, 2015)

“Thanks for another brilliant trip, it was a really good insight into the rainforest.”

Bill Burlton (Borneo, 2015)

“Thanks once again for arranging a fantastic trip! ”

Tim Mason (Poland, 2014)

“Just a brief note to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf to make the holiday in Estonia so memorable. I have so many wonderful memories of all the lovely things we did – the boat ride, the visit to the manor house, the spectacular forests, the marvellous birds, the lovely flowers, etc, just to name a few. Most of all the wonderful hospitality of the Estonians and the fine food. ”

Dorothy Nelson (Estonia, 2014)

“Just to let you know how much I enjoyed last week, and how I appreciate the care you took with the arrangements beforehand. There is a saying - " Don't measure your life by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away". There were many moments like that in Estonia!”

Colin Freeman  (Estonia, 2014)

“Thank you for the best wildlife trip I have ever experienced.”

Gordon Simpson (Uganda, 2014)

“Thanks for a brilliant trip to Uganda - the wildlife was something else and the company, accommodation and food were just great - it will take a lot of beating to do a better trip than that.”

Bill Burlton (Uganda, 2014)

“Thank you again for a really wonderful holiday in Uganda. It was thoroughly enjoyable - excellent accommodation, food, birdwatching, mammal observations and, of course, the amazing gorillas! ...What a splendid report! I very much enjoyed reading it and it certainly brought back happy memories of a first class trip.”

Margaret Atherden (Uganda, 2014)

“Thank you so much for the report on the trip. You do such a lot of work on it and I am quite certain that other travel companies do not do this. This is what makes you different. The details are great and the photos are wonderful. Thanks again for such a great trip.”

Suzanne & Neil Darroch (Seychelles, 2013)

“Thank you so much for organising such a great holiday. I have so many wonderful moments to remember and we all had such fun together!”

Gillian Gunn (Hungary, 2013)

“It really was an excellent birding holiday which I thoroughly enjoyed and will always remember as much for the good company and fun as everything else. You looked after us all very well. ”

Sue Kennair (Hungary, 2013)

“Thank you very much for the wonderful record of an amazing holiday. I enjoyed it very much and as you can imagine it was a great eye opener for me. ”

Mike Linton (Hungary, 2013)

“Got the report today - can't put it down! Well done Bozena, it is brilliant and must have taken a lot of work to get it. So well laid out, great pictures and the very extensive species lists of everything we found. Thanks to Gordon also! It will help to bring back memories of the wonderful experiences we had at those special places - and of course the company on the trip. ”

Brian Cosnette (Madagascar, 2012)

“Thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday.”

Gordon Simpson (Madagascar, 2012)

“It was a great trip, and the organisation was very good. I will always remember the eagles, brick kilns, indri’s calling, pygmy kingfisher, flufftail, spiny forest etc, etc, etc. Yes, it was a great experience.”

Graham Rebecca (Madagascar, 2012)

“The trip to Hungary was superb, the birding, the company and the accommodation were all first class - you have a knack of pitching everything just right and of keeping everybody happy in a relaxed and informal way - brilliant. ”

Bill Burlton (Hungary, 2012)

“What a wonderful holiday in Estonia: good weather, good company, good food and amazing birds! The migrating geese were a highlight for me, especially the two red-breasted geese amongst a large flock of barnacles. I also enjoyed the good views of beaver and elk. As usual, accommodation was first class and the group all got on well together. Thank you for organising such a memorable trip."”

Margaret Atherden (Estonia, 2012)

“Just a short message to say thank you for a fantastic time in Namibia. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. You put so much thought into finding lovely accommodation and things to do, it is very much appreciated. It is obvious that you do put a great deal of effort into the planning, etc. and things run very smoothly. ”

Suzanne Darroch (Namibia, 2011)

“Thank you very much indeed for another wonderful holiday! I really enjoyed it and learned so much about the wildlife, landscape, wine and fast driving.”

Margaret Atherden  (Hungary, 2011)

“The Bialowieza forest is a magic place to be in and we were very fortunate in our guide Bozena who is a great naturalist and now well on the way to becoming a fungi enthusiast – the sort of organizer who arranges transport, guides and chocolate covered plums at exactly the right moment but never seems hassled. Abiding memories are – first sight of the forest floor, howling wolves, bison and cycling through ancient woodland with old and new friends. ”

Val Standen (Northeast Poland, 2010)

“Can I say again that we had a terrific time and cannot begin to thank you for all your efforts...though when we think of how to, you will be the first to know! In the meantime, the memories will suffice. ”

Tom Kirby (Poland, 2010)

“I just want to say how much I enjoyed the Bialowieza Forest trip. I am interested, as an amateur, in British ancient woodland so I found the real primeval forest absolutely stunning. Thank you for such a marvellous experience.”

Dr Tusi Butterfield (Poland, 2010)

“Thanks for a fantastic trip to Finland!”

Tim Mason (Finland, 2010)

“Thank you for an excellent trip to Finland, which I thoroughly enjoyed despite mosquitoes and cold viruses! It really was a wonderful trip and I shall remember those peat bogs for many years to come.”

Margaret Atherden (Finland, 2010)

“Bozena, thank you for a trip which surpassed my wildest expectations. You must have gathered that I was a bit apprehensive re my ability to keep up with a load of possibly relatively juvenile bird watchers. But even if I'd struggled there wouldn't have been a problem- they were all just too nice. The Orkneys I love, the archeology is sensational and having left North Yorkshire and the cliffs some time ago I'd forgotten how fabulous cliff scenery and its birds are. We are not short in East Anglia but they swim rather than fly. I need hardly mention the organiser and the organisation- superb. Thank you.”

Val Bray (Orkney, 2009)

“Thank you so much for the trip - we really enjoyed it despite the weather! It is a beautiful country. We hope to travel with you again so please keep us on your mailing list.”

Margaret and Niall Cartlidge (Northeast Poland, 2009)

“Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip to Poland. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the birds, flowers and landscape fascinating. I now have hundreds of photos to sort through and label! I'll send you copies of any particularly good ones with people in due course.”

Margaret Atherden (Northeast Poland, 2009)

“Many thanks for the report, its great, and the photos are wonderful. The report certainly brings back the memories. We'll put the new birds into our African bird list, we had done some of that but not quite complete. Many thanks for a great trip.”

Richard and Margaret Bentley (South Africa, 2009)

“We just wanted to say thank you again for a great week in Poland - our abiding memories won't be of the weather, but of the places we visited and the things we saw. Thank you for all you did to make it as good as it could be - you were great!”

Don and Mary Griss  (Southern Poland, 2009)

“This birding holiday was one of the best I have experienced. Probably this was due to the group joking and enjoying themselves right from the start. The sunny weather, the hotel, the log cabin, the guide and Bozena’s planning and fostering all made the trip enjoyable and it run smoothly.”

Gordon Simpson (Finland, 2008)

“Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip to Namibia. We really enjoyed it. ”

Brian and Annie Cosnette (Namibia, 2008)

“Thank you Bozena for a wonderful and enjoyable trip. Nobody knew what to expect as you lay on such a surprising variety of events. As one member commented a few years ago: 'You look after us like a mother hen.'”

Gordon Simpson (Finland, 2008)

“Thank you so much for the trip - we really enjoyed it despite the weather! It is a beautiful country. We hope to travel with you again so please keep us on your mailing list.”

Margaret and Niall Cartlidge (Poland, 2008)

“Bozena, thank you so much looking after us so well in Poland. I had a fabulous holiday, with so much laughter and fun. I did enjoy the group, everyone was so easy to get on with. I have so enjoyed Poland and its people, and I shall remember the things I have seen and the beautiful countryside for ever.”

Jean Brigstock (Southern Poland, 2006)

“Thank you so much for organising such a superb holiday, we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”

Dorothy and Michael Burn (Southern Poland, 2006)

“This has been such a super holiday and trip that it will remain as one of the best with memories of first class food, stunning and varied scenery, friendly faces, a wonderful camaraderie in the group from Bozena...”

Bob Doughty (South Africa, 2004)

“Thank you for something that I thought was the best holiday of my life”

Maryan Duckworth (Northeast Poland, 2003)

“The group wishes to express its very grateful thanks to Bozena for her exceptional organising skills, unfailing good humour in the face of all manner of provocation from the group and producing an itinerary of outstanding interest ornithologically, in natural history and culture.”

Bob Doughty (Northeast Poland, 2003)

Poland 2018

Macedonia 2017

Brazil 2016

Bulgaria 2015

Poland 2017

Borneo 2015

POland 2015


Botswana 2014


Estonia 2014

Gorilla trecking in Uganda

Seychelles 2013

Dinner in Tana, Madagascar

Wine tasting in Hungary


Dinner in a restaurant in South Africa

Fungi Foray POland 2013


South Africa

Namib Desert, Namibia


South Africa


Poland Bialowieza Forest

Wieliczka, southern Poland

Cape Town 2010

POland 2006


Cape Town

Finland Arctic circle

Hungary 2011

Poland 2001

Zakopane POland