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, 2013.


OSE is a wilderness travel consultancy. We specialise in arranging expert guided wilderness adventures for all the family. Our unique offering provides our clients access to peerless expertise in Arctic and African regions with a strong focus on viewing endangered wildlife on foot. Examples Of our trips include; family dogsledding adventures in Arctic Sweden, brown bear viewing in coastal Alaska and Grizzly bear viewing in the primordial forests of British Columbia, Polar bear viewing in Arctic Alaska & Svalbard, Tiger viewing Jungle safaris in Western Nepal, free-diving adventures in search of humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga and private mobile camping safaris in East Africa and Pan African specialist safaris.

To achieve each wilderness mission we have personally ‘ground -truthed’ each and every trip we offer and 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 wildlife cameramen who have inturn become close personal friends and trusted expedition partners.

Olly, who co-guides on specific expeditions, trained and served as a Combat Medic in 144 PFA RAMC (V) and passed BATLS. He has been trained to an advanced level in tactical tracking & survival and qualified AFF Cat 8 free-fall. Olly holds in-date qualifications in professional scuba diving instruction (PADI -OWSI 83013), Medicine In Remote Areas (MIRA) & Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). With over 1000 dives, Olly has global professional diving experience and has undergone training in emergency diving injury/O2 management and hyperbaric treatment protocols.

We have a comprehensive knowledge of extreme environment equipment procurement & survival kit selection and experience of safetly guiding clients in dangerous game regions as well as a solid understanding of remote-region operational logistics and emergency communications.

Rest assured we have done our homework. By working with and learning from the worlds leading wilderness experts on over 80 art-making expeditions 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, Spring 2013