Born and raised in London to parents of Armenian origin, Norire discovered his passion for travel from a young age, always keen to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations. He has visited five of the seven continents, been on numerous cruises and an enjoyment of short breaks has taken him all around Scandinavia, Europe and Russia. Norire cites wandering the streets of Tallinn's medieval old town as one of his highlights. After finishing with a degree in business management, Norire began his career in travel and continued to explore far-flung destinations, travelling extensively across Africa where he trekked with gorillas, camped in the Kalahari, spent time with the Himba tribe of Namibia and sailed in mokoro boats, spotting hippos and crocodiles across the Okavango Delta. Most recently, Norire trekked the Andes in South America, relaxed his feet in the hot springs of the Atacama and spotted flamingos in Laguna Colorada.

Top recommendation

Gorilla trekking – it's a truly special experience

Something I'll always remember

Wild camping in Botswana's Okavango Delta

Ask me about

  • My experience on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Staying in a snow hotel
  • The best place to spot orangutans in Borneo
  • Where to see the Northern Lights
  • Spotting lemurs in Madagascar

My travels

My stories

Northern Lights, Tromso, Norway

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