Olly Suzi Expeditions

“Imagine witnessing polar bears up close, in the Arctic, on foot. Free-diving with humpback whales on a private island in the Pacific. Or photographing the Big Five deep in the heart of the African bush living in your own luxury mobile-tented camp.

The pinch-yourself, can-hardly-believe-it’s-happening experiences that Olly Suzi Expeditions (OSE) provide are truly, wildly thrilling. This pair of artists has notched up 60 trips over the last 25 years, tracking and painting endangered predators all over the planet, from the desert to the jungle. Along the way they’ve made friends with legendary guides, polar explorers, survival experts and conservationists – all of whom they can hook you up with in a nanosecond. You simply tell them what you’d like and then step-by- step, they’ll build your privately guided, dream expedition with you. Easy as that. Then, you’ll be off, seeing African wild-dog breeding (beyond rare) or black rhino conservation in action, in search of elusive Bengal tigers (on elephant back too!) or traveling by traditional dog-team through frozen Arctic forests… We could go on, but we’re getting itchy feet just writing about all the animal magic these two can conjure up.”

Daisy Finer, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.


OSE is a wilderness travel consultancy. We specialise in arranging expert guided wilderness adventures and safaris for all the family. Our unique offering provides our clients objective advice learned over the past 25 years on expedition in remote Arctic, desert, ocean and jungle habitats tracking and observing endangered predators and their prey. We facilitate direct access to peerless expertise in these wild regions with a strong focus on viewing endangered wildlife on foot, far from the beaten track. Examples of our trips include; family dogsledding adventures in Arctic Sweden, brown bear viewing in coastal Alaska and grizzly bear tracking in the primordial forests of British Columbia, Polar bear viewing in Arctic Alaska & Svalbard, jungle safaris in Western Nepal, free-diving adventures in search of humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga, walking safaris in the Atacama Desert in Chile and private guided mobile camping safaris in East Africa and Pan African specialist wildlife safaris.

To achieve each wilderness mission, we have personally ‘ground truthed’ each wilderness location we offer. We have invested heavily in the most essential ingredient of a successful expedition - expert local knowledge. We have personally sought out the services of elite trackers, wilderness guides, legendary conservationists and award-winning wild-life cameramen who have in turn become close personal friends and trusted expedition partners.

“My years of field experience combined with remote region medical, professional diving and past military training has equipped me with the skills to offer discerning clientele a diverse array of unique wilderness experiences. The expertise of our local guide network in these regions is peerless. These longstanding, trusted relationships greatly enhance our ability to provide locally verified "ground-truth" enabling us to manage client expectations and mitigate avoidable risk.”

Olly Williams, founder OSE wilderness travel consultancy.

Rest assured we have done our homework. By working with and learning from the world’s leading wilderness experts we have become adept at identifying true wilderness expertise. If you are interested in talking to us and discussing your own family wilderness adventure, please reach out and contact us on the details below. It would be a joy to help create something awesome for you!!

"It's only recently that I've done anything really intrepid. When I do go I go with serious teams such as Olly Suzi expeditions."

Tom Hardy, Actor, after his trip to Afghanistan with Olly and his specialist ex-military team. The Telegraph Ultratravel Magazine.