When you think of Wildlife, it is only natural for your mind to travel to the African savannah, but there are destinations all over the world where watching wildlife is just as exciting.
Wildlife travel is an increasingly popular choice for travel, with wildlife holidays now even overtaking the traditional beach holiday in terms of popularity. Of course, safaris aren’t the only way to enjoy wildlife on holiday and when it comes to planning a wildlife travel experience there are so many amazing destinations to choose from that it can be difficult to know where to start.
Alongside the 'big five', we can talk you through the best way to experience safaris as diverse as spotting tigers in the beautiful national parks of Central India, bird-watching in the Bushveld of South Africa, or searching for the elusive jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal.
Whether it's the unique wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, the rich birdlife of the Danube Delta, the stunning fauna of the Med or an African safari, we believe there is much more to a wildlife holiday than a species list.
The perfect travel option for families too - nothing beats seeing the look on a childs face when they see an elephant in the wild for the first time, or spotting a Costa Rican tree frog in the forests of the Alajuela Province.
What's more, we focus on areas that aren't over subscribed passive “tours”. We specialise in experiences, led by the most knowledgeable guides, off the beaten tourist track.
Wildlife travel supports conservation and shows travellers a wide range of learning about local cultures whilst enjoying beautiful scenery.
Philanthropic travel offers a meaningful life experience through exploring a deeper understanding of the communities, wildlife and wilderness encountered during your safari.
Spend time helping notch a rhino in South Africa, collaring a giraffe in Namibia, or going out with researchers and learning all about the vital work that they are doing. You can also learn about rapidly vanishing tribal rituals.
Not only will you be putting something back, but you will also have the feel good factor that you are supporting vulnerable wildlife and communities.
Travel to the forested mountain of Uganda or Rwanda, which is home to the world's last remaining mountain gorilla.
These gentle giants are highly endangered, but luckily, they are protected within national parks and some of the families have been habituated to humans, making it possible to encounter these magnificent mammals on a guided trek.
Central East Africa is also home to other fascinating primates, such as chimpanzees and a large variety of monkeys. You can see chimps whilst trekking in Rwanda’s beautiful Nyungwe Forest or while on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Introducing your children to the wonders of Africa is not only an extremely educational one, but a truly unforgettable experience.
A perfect introduction is malaria free South Africa. In between game drives, children can learn to make a traditional bow and arrow, cast a wild animal print, roast marshmallows over the bush fire, go fishing or make pizzas with the chef.
Often there are cub’s clubs or junior ranger training and the children will certainly be entertained in their outdoor classroom.
Watching children's faces as they see their first elephant or lion in the wild is a truly rewarding experience and the perfect end to a safari is to relax at the beach.
Improve your photographic skills on a photo safari amongst some of Africa's most spectacular landscapes.
Learn how to capture light and movement as you frame kingfishers catching a fish, dazzling herds of zebras, magnificent prides of lion and wildebeests on their annual migration.
We can offer top photographic guides and courses on fully equipped boats and safari vehicles, and in the perfect locations to hone your skills.
Photographic hides will provide spectacular wildlife picture opportunities which you just won’t get elsewhere.
Find out more about our Wildlife experiences here or by calling us on +44 (0) 1993 824198.
Stroll around the AFEW Giraffe Centre, where you can feed the Rothschild giraffes from an observation platform and go on a nature walk through the sanctuary.
Follow this with a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can watch the baby orphan elephants being fed.
Terry McCann, or the “Otter Man” as he’s been dubbed locally, grew up along the wild and wonderful Cape Point shores and has been tracking and protecting Wild Cape Clawless Otters for almost 35 years.
He does this to ensure his ‘little otter friends’ are safe from pollution, trapping, urban development or harassment by uncaring humans. His walks are all about sharing the delicate balance of nature in Cape Point with you, learning about the fascinating and elusive otters, and also the other wild creatures in the reserve.
Duration: 1-2 hours. Price includes a full day Cape Peninsula tour.
Helicopter flights can make some of the most remote villages in the Okavango Delta accessible to those looking for a cultural side to complement its amazing wildlife, providing an unforgettable insight into a way of life that has changed very little for many generations.
The excursion, which lasts approximately 2 hours, begins with guests being picked up from their camp for a scenic ﬂight to the village to which we have been invited. This journey and the return ﬂight provide amazing photographic opportunities of the landscape and wildlife en-route. The tour is led by a local guide who explains aspects of village life such as architecture, religious beliefs, hunting and ﬁshing, and there is also the opportunity to meet local craftspeople.
From USD 375 to USD 710 per person depending on pick up location. Please contact your Destination Specialist to find out more on +44 1993 824198.
A unique private or scheduled tour, visiting two world-renowned conservation centres which are successfully helping to preserve injured and endangered birds and animals.
Depart from your hotel and drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit, which has appeared on Animal Planet on several occasions. Let their experts take you around the centre where some of the animals and birds might be handled - depending on their condition. Learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals & birds of prey.
Depart Moholoholo and transfer to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. On arrival, a lunch stop will be made before the educational tour of the breeding and research station during which you can view, from close up, rare, endangered species such as the African Wild Dog and Cheetahs.
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