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Jeffrey Sweers
02.11.18

My Rating:
Country Visited: Japan

This was my 5th trip with Wild Focus Expeditions (Kenya, Svalbard, India, Galapagos, and now Japan); Plus, I’m signed up for Indonesia next fall. So, it almost goes without saying that I have loved every one of my trips with Jami and Theo. They are experts at not only putting together exciting trips to really cool places around the world, but matching up small fun groups of people that all share their love of wildlife, photography and discovery of exotic destinations.

If you haven’t been there (and I hadn’t) Tokyo is probably what you’d expect. Millions of people and lots of traffic. But it is one of the cleanest big cities I’d ever seen. The subways were clean, quiet, organized and turned out to be a great way to travel around the city for us tourists.

After a day of playing tourist in Tokyo, we flew to the northern island of Hokkaido. Here is where the real magic began. It was cold and snowy with lots of birds nearby. We stayed at the Hickory Winds Lodge, which was basic and traditional, and had everything you needed. The chef though, is a master chef and we had Excellent food and lots of it (plan on putting on a couple pounds on this trip!). Her husband Makoto as our main guide, really knows the area and took us out for shoots a couple times every day. We ended up with Great shots of Red Crowned Cranes, Whooping Swans, Stellar and White Tailed Eagles, Ural Owl, Red Fox and of course the northern island’s landscapes! He even gave us 2 concerts during our week’s stay!

Then a quick flight back to Tokyo and 5 hour van ride back up into the mountains for the Snow Monkeys. They are just what you’d expect; cute, funny and you can still get close (contrary to some rumors we had heard that maybe you couldn’t anymore).

If you don’t have Japan on your bucket list, add it now, and go with Wild Focus Expeditions. You’ll be glad you did!


Laurie Heil
02.11.18

My Rating:
Country Visited: Japan

This was my first trip with Wild Focus Expeditions – what a wonderful introduction!  Though I am not really a photographer like the others on this trip, I was thoroughly entertained and had a fantastic time!

The hotel in Tokyo was a good choice, centrally located, and with a hearty breakfast.  Hokkaido is lovely, and the lodge in Tsurui was wonderful, with a top-notch chef and unexpectedly fantastic musical entertainment.  The photographic opportunities throughout the trip were downright magical at times: eagles! swans on a misty lake! red fox! cranes!  snow monkeys!  We were fortunate to have a great group of people – so much fun!  Many times I found myself just smiling, inhaling the fresh air, taking it all in, and feeling so grateful to be there.

Theo and Jami, thanks for putting together such a wonderful trip and introducing me to such great people!  I highly recommend this trip to anyone who has an interest in photography OR just wants to enjoy nature, great people, and great food!


Kathrine Davis
10.27.17

My Rating:
Country Visited: Rwanda

Rwanda was amazing, Wild Focus Expeditions promised and delivered on everything they said. It was a brief 2 day expedition but boy was it worth the trip, and the price. The two Gorilla  families we visited and spent time with were quite a unique feeling: to be in their midst and to watch them interact. I felt closer to them then I had ever expected. A small baby gorilla came quite close and wanted my camera. Our Ranger deterred her as she approached me and so she went running back to her Mom deflated just as a small human child would have. Right then I knew how similar we were. I loved being in their presence.

Wild Focus Expeditions promised it would be a trip of a Lifetime and it delivered in spades.

Thank you Jami and Theo for once again delivering as promised a wonderful time on my 4th Trip, and I am still counting on more to come. You opened up a world I now want to experience far beyond my initial expectations.

So if your looking for that unique, unusual, trip, this is for you.


Lela Ramona Paschall
10.23.17

My Rating:
Country Visited: Botswana

“Once in A Lifetime” is what I hear about our trips!! With Wild Focus Expeditions, their knowledge of locations, outfitters, lodging , photography, etc…makes it so easy that you will want to go for more!! I’ve had 3 of those “Once in a Lifetime” trips with WFE. With their knowledge, our expectations have been exceeded every time—and when I return I have so many feelings of what I have experienced that it takes awhile to mesh back into this way of Life!! I’ve been to Kenya where I fell in Love with Africa, Svalbard where I fell in love with Polar Bears, and Botswana where I was enamored by African Wild Dogs! I won’t list all of the animals we photographed, but traveling with WFE has opened our world to the Amazing Animals of this world! We do have our 4th trip planned with them so I have to say They come Highly Recommended!!!!


Senthil Palani
10.11.17

My Rating:
Country Visited: Botswana

Theo and Jami are a blast! Aside from the great quality of wildlife viewing, and meticulous planning, the entertainment factor is the icing on the cake. Jami and Theo have been to Botswana so many times; they know the best places for photography.

Jami and Theo are top-class photographers; so folks wanting to learn and improve their photography, they are available and enthusiastic about teaching.

Tents were comfortable. Food was excellent. Needless to say, I’d be going back with them whenever possible on my wildlife and nature photography quest.

Thanks Jami and Theo.


Kathrine Davis
10.10.17

My Rating:
Country Visited: Botswana

Wild Focus Expeditions provided a unique, and exciting experience which is no surprise. I have taken a number of trips with them and it has always been just that.

It started off with a plethora of unusual animal experiences. Wild dogs were providing lots of excitement. We saw them on a number of occasions much to our surprise.

Food was great, tents very comfortable. But at camp site I was amazed at how many times we got up from a meal, to enjoy the animals that just showed up. That was quite exciting and my fondest memory to date on this particular trip.

These expeditions are always unique, and this one was no different.  No two are the same. But the thing you can take away is that your living conditions will be the best possible and the experiences will provide lots great memories when you go home.

I am sure I will be on more trips with Wild Focus, just haven’t decided which unusual place to go next.


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