Chris Packham and HRH Princess Michael of Kent share a stage at the Big Cat Festival!

They may seem unlikely bedfellows – the Princess-turned-bestselling-author and the much-loved TV presenter, activist and scourge of the Countryside Alliance. But Chris Packham and Princess Michael of Kent share a lifelong passion for big cats!

Meet the Sponsors – Zambia Tourism

This year we’re welcoming the tourist boards of two brilliant big cat destinations as sponsors of our festival. Zambia Tourism’s purpose is to raise awareness of Zambia’s many attractions – including its plethora of big cats!

Meet the Sponsors – Tourism Uganda

This year we’re welcoming the tourist boards of two brilliant big cat destinations as sponsors of our festival. The first, Tourism Uganda, shows us why there’s far more to the country’s wildlife than gorillas. 

Meet the Sponsors – Cheetah Conservation Fund

Returning to sponsor our Big Cat Festival for a second year, the Cheetah Conservation Fund will be sharing insights into their work protecting cheetahs at our panel discussion alongside their patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent. 

Meet the Speakers – Tania Esteban

Tania will be telling us how to get into wildlife film-making in the Education Centre.

Meet the Sponsors – AfriCat

AfriCat (which stands for a free cat) is a research, education and conservation charity based in Namibia. They loved our first Big Cat event so much they just had to become sponsors for 2019!

Photographer of the Month: Paul Goldstein

Our inaugural Photographer of the Month is Paul Goldstein, who’ll be sharing even more of his snaps at the Big Cat Festival on 13 April!

Cat a tonic

Nothing raises the pulse quite like seeing a big cat stalking through the grass. Exodus – lead sponsor of Bradt’s Big Cat Festival  has been creating small group big cat adventures for over 45 years. Here they share six of their favourite tours for spotting big cats.

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – Amy Dickman

We’re delighted to welcome Amy Dickman, National Geographic Explorer, and the founder of Tanzania’s Ruaha Carnivore project, to the Big Cat Festival! She’ll be educating us on Big Cat Conservation in Tanzania and Beyond, and asking the thought-provoking question: Do animal lovers pose a bigger threat to lions than trophy hunters?

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – Chris Packham

Our headline speaker for this year’s festival is writer, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham, who will be asking the important question – is there still space for large carnivores on earth? And if so, for how much longer?