After completing a BSC at Bournemouth University, focusing on Eco-Tourism, Nik followed his love of nature and passion for travel and became a wildlife guide on a French campsite in the Cevennes. After two seasons Nik decided he needed more adventure so moved on to South America, where he travelled extensively and found a wildlife guiding role living in a tent in the Peruvian Amazon for six months!
With the travel bug fully caught, Nik became an overland driver. This involved driving large self-sufficient 4X4 trucks with tents and cooking equipment all over the world from Istanbul to Cape Town, or the southernmost tip of India back to England! Nik never lost his love of wildlife or the beauty of Latin America. He has recently returned to "his second home" Peru and was thrilled to visit Costa Rica on a comprehensive trip so that he can advise Audley clients on the most recent developments. Other interests include music, sport and photography.
I'll never forget when…
I had so many memorable wildlife experiences in Costa Rica, from seeing my first sloth to waking up to the sound of howler monkeys above my head or heading into the surf with turtles, but it really is the bird life that sticks in my memory. If it wasn't the hummingbirds flitting around wherever I turned, then getting to see the Resplendent Quetzal in the cloud forest of Monteverde was something I will never forget.