Close up wildlife encounters are a great reason to travel. Our specialists know the best places to stay and the secret spots where you can give yourself the best possible chance of a first-hand encounter.

Hugely popular are big cat encounters, whether that’s lions in Africa, Jaguars in Brazil, tigers in India and Sri Lanka or pumas in Patagonia. Perhaps it’s primates, encounters with which provide incredible memories, be it gorillas in Rwanda, chimps in Tanzania or orangutans in Borneo. Bear watching can be a powerful experience, from seeing brown bears in Europe, grizzlies and black bears in Canada to spectacled bears in Peru and the mighty polar bear in Canada or Svalbard. For others it’s whales, from boat-based observation to actually getting in the water and swimming with these leviathans.

For more inspiration talk to our team of wildlife holiday specialists and they can recommend destinations and close-up encounters that suit your requirements.

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Every one of our luxury tailor-made trips includes bespoke experiences and eye-opening activities that range from the adventurous to the more culturally immersive.

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TOP DESTINATIONS FOR SPECIALIST WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

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RENDEZVOUS WITH A MUSK-OX

Family Adventure to Norway

Norway

From £2,000 per person

Best for: Adventure, Family-friendly, First-timers, Landscapes & Scenery

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PEOPLE & WILDLIFE OF THE JUNGLE BOOK

Family Wildlife & Cultural Adventure to Central India

India

From £2,250 per person

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly, Adventure, Eco-tourism

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HIDDEN TIGERS & JUNGLE DRUMS

North Kerala & Karnataka in Classic Style

India

From £2,900 per person

Best for: Eco-tourism, Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Repeat

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FLASH OF THE QUETZAL

Wildlife Adventure to Costa Rica

Costa Rica

From £3,550 per person

Best for: Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, First-timers, Landscapes & Scenery

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REALMS OF THE TIGER

Wildlife Adventure to India

India

From £4,100 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Eco-tourism, First-timers

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LEOPARDS & LEVIATHANS

Wildlife Adventure to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

From £4,100 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Beach, Eco-tourism

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Young Monks & Ellies

Family Adventure to Burma

Burma (Myanmar)

From £4,150 per person

Best for: Family-friendly, Wildlife & Nature, Cultural Immersion, Beach

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SNOW MONKEYS & SAMURAIS

Family Winter Adventure to Japan

Japan

From £4,450 per person

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Family-friendly, First-timers, History & Heritage

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TINGLE TREES & WHALE SHARKS

Western Australia in Serious Style

Australia

From £4,750 per person

Best for: Food & Wine, Repeat, Adventure, Couples

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BEAR PAWS & WHALE FLUKES

Family Wildlife Adventure to British Columbia

Canada

From £4,850 per person

Best for: Family-friendly, Adventure, Eco-tourism, First-timers

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ROAR OF THE HOWLER MONKEY

Family Adventure to Costa Rica

Costa Rica

From £5,050 per person

Best for: Adventure, Family-friendly, Teenagers, Beach

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DENIZENS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST

Wildlife Adventure to British Columbia

Canada

From £5,300 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Eco-tourism, Educational

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Big Game & Grapevines

South Africa in Serious Style

South Africa

From £5,750 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Food & Wine, Couples, First-timers

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REALM OF THE POLAR BEAR

Wildlife Expedition Cruise to High Arctic Svalbard

Norway

From £6,000 per person

Best for: Cruise, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure

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HUSKIES, ORCAS & NORTHERN LIGHTS

Winter Wildlife Adventure to Arctic Sweden & Norway

Sweden & Norway

From £6,000 per person

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Landscapes & Scenery, Multi-country

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Gorilla and Chimp Trekking

Luxury Rwanda Adventure

Rwanda

From £6,100 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Couples, Eco-tourism

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LAND OF GIANTS

Connoisseur's Safari to South Africa & Botswana

South Africa & Botswana

From £6,485 per person

Best for: Guiding, Adventure, Eco-tourism, Off the Beaten Track

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Armadillos & Anteaters

Argentina Wildlife Adventure

Argentina

From £6,800 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, First-timers, Adventure, Couples

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LAND OF THE JAGUAR

Wildlife Adventure to Brazil

Brazil

From £6,850 per person

Best for: Eco-tourism, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure

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MASAI MARA MIGRATION

Luxury Safari in Kenya

Kenya

From £6,950 per person

Best for: Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Couples

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WOMBATS & WALLABIES

Family Wildlife Adventure to Australia

Australia

From £7,300 per person

Best for: Educational, Family-friendly, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure

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Footsteps of Livingstone

Luxury Botswana Safari to the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls

Botswana & Zambia

From £7,495 per person

Best for: Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Couples

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Connoisseur's Kenya

Luxury Safari Adventure

Kenya

From £8,450 per person

Best for: Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Couples

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Idle Days In Patagonia

Patagonia In Depth

Argentina

From £8,800 per person

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Repeat

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Mountains, Lakes and Gorilla Trekking

Luxury Uganda Safari

Uganda

From £8,900 per person

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Adventure, Guiding, Walking & Trekking

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From Lions to Lakes

Ultimate Zambia and Malawi Safari

Zambia & Malawi

From £9,245 per person

Best for: Beach, Guiding, Honeymoon, Seriously special

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Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Manitoba Wildlife Holiday

Manitoba

From £9,550 per person

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track, Landscapes & Scenery

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FLAGSHIP SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa in Exsus Signature Style

South Africa

From £9,850 per person

Best for: First-timers, Food & Wine, Landscapes & Scenery, Train Journey

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Ultimate African Safari

Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls

Botswana & Zambia

From £10,745 per person

Best for: Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Couples

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Photographer's Dream, Adventurer's Paradise

Luxury Namibia Wing Safari

Namibia

From £13,150 per person

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Adventure, First-timers, Couples

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Flagship Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador & the Galapagos in Exsus Signature Style

Ecuador & the Galapagos

From £13,250 per person

Best for: Adventure, Multi-activity, Water activities, Wildlife & Nature

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