Monkey Talk Tour


Miss Gibraltar 2014 becomes the latest Gib personality to go on a Macaque Familiarisation Outing with Monkey Talk’s Brian Gomila. Accompanied by her two Princesses’ Kristy Torres and Claire Nuñez, and Nadia Lahouiri from the Gibraltar Cultural Services, Shyanne Azzopardi enjoyed spending time with the macaques in their natural environment away from the roadside.

The macaques are synonymous with Gibraltar and often feature in one conversation or another about our country. The first-hand experience and knowledge gained about our much misunderstood ‘Rock Apes’ will certainly come in handy to our beauty pageant winners and other ambassadors representing Gibraltar abroad.

These non-intrusive and educational outings were recently launched by Monkey Talk through Blands Travel with the aim of providing an alternative sustainable tourist product which bears little resemblance to seeing the macaques at a tourist hot spot where their sole intentions are being fed by visitors.


After her outing Shyanne wrote “Experiencing the macaques in this way has certainly changed my perceptions of them” on her facebook account.

For information on how to book yourself an outing for a small group of ~6, please call Blands Travel on 00 350 200 50932 or email