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.
From $10,150 per person
Travel to: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo
From $5,185 per person
Travel to: Cape Town & Around, Greater Kruger & Panorama Region, Winelands
From $7,450 per person
Travel to: Argentinian Patagonia, Buenos Aires & the Pampas, Northeast Argentina
From $4,250 per person
Travel to: Bagan, Burmese Beaches & Islands, Inle Lake, Yangon
Sweden & Norway
From $7,350 per person
Travel to: Arctic Norway & Svalbard, Central Norway & Lofoten, Swedish Lapland
From $9,250 per person
Travel to: Argentinian Lake District, Argentinian Patagonia, Buenos Aires & the Pampas
Travel to: Antarctica, Buenos Aires & the Pampas, Montevideo
South Africa & Botswana
From $8,635 per person
Travel to: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region, Makgadikgadi & the Kalahari
From $16,365 per person
Travel to: Damaraland, Namib-Naukluft National Park & Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast and Kaokoveld, Swakopmund
From $7,150 per person
Travel to: Arctic Norway & Svalbard, Oslo & Southern Norway
From $2,250 per person
Travel to: Bergen & the Western Fjords
From $4,450 per person
Travel to: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu, Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu, Tokyo & Around
Ecuador & the Galapagos
From $14,250 per person
Travel to: Central & Southern Ecuador, Ecuadorian Amazon, Galapagos Islands, Quito & Northern Highlands
From $4,950 per person
Travel to: Western Australia
Botswana & Zambia
From $15,875 per person
Travel to: Chobe & Linyanti, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta & Moremi
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