Wildlife Holidays & Safari Tours
Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy close encounters with some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Whether it's tracking tigers in India, spotting mountain gorillas in Uganda, admiring bathing elephants in Sri Lanka or watching cute and clumsy giant pandas in China, our wildlife holidays will get you to the heart of the action.
For the classic animal adventure, it's hard to look beyond an African safari. Africa is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo. A large swathe of the continent is covered in national parks, and we offer both camping safaris and lodge accommodated safari tours which visit reserves including the mighty Serengeti in Tanzania, Chobe in Botswana and the Masai Mara in Kenya. We have a number of itineraries suited for wildlife lovers, where your trip is based around spotting wildlife. On other trips there's the opportunity to spend time in national parks whilst still taking in the main sights of interest in a country, so there's plenty of animal encounters available for culture vultures as well.
Top travel deals and upcoming departures for wildlife holidays
|Nairobi to Zambia - 21 days
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The best of African wildlife
Home to a host of unique species and icons of our natural world, Africa is the ultimate wildlife destination, with safaris the favoured method of exploration. Check out some of the incredible animals you can expect to see on our Africa holidays.
The undisputed King of the Jungle, lions actually live out in the open African plains and grasslands in large prides. On our overland safaris, you'll have a great chance of spotting a pride hanging out in the shade or playfully rolling around with their cubs.
Tanzania & Zanzibar
One of the Big 5, there's nothing quite like seeing a beautiful herd of elephants in the wild, trumpeting loudly and spraying water over thier backs to keep cool. Chobe National Park in Botswana has one of the greatest concentrations and is our top pick for an elephant safari.
Etosha, Okavango & Chobe
It's not easy to spot a well-camouflaged leopard, but keep your eyes focused on the trees and the long grasses of the bush, and head out at night for the best chance to spot this elusive big cat. We recommend Kruger in South Africa and Samburu in Kenya.
Safari in South Africa
Sadly, the Black Rhino is critically endangered, though conservation has improved the species' situation. The best chances to spot them come at Kruger National Park in South Africa and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe where they can be found grazing peacefully.
Sensational South Africa
Rounding out the Big 5 is the beautiful buffalo. Famously aggressive and often a match for lions, these bad-tempered giants can be found grazing in huge herds across southern and eastern Africa, from the Okavango Delta in Botswana, to the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kruger in South Africa.
Kenya and Tanzania Trails
Get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat - the dense tropical forests of Uganda. Trek into the steamy jungle and watch from a safe distance as some of our closest ancestors go about their lives.
Lake Nakuru, Uganda & Gorillas
Wildlife from around the world
Africa's not the only place you'll find wildlife with every continent on the planet offering a unique selection of animals from the north to the south poles and all four corners. Here are some of our top picks of wildlife elsewhere in the world.
Come face to face with China's favourite mascot at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Hong Kong to Beijing
The remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is home to more polar bears than people!
Wild Wonders of the Arctic
Spot orcas, blue whales, humpbacks and more on a trip to Iceland during the warmer summer months.
Iceland North & South
Further reading on the world's wildlife
Want to know more about the animals and destinations featured here? Check out our handy resources to get you started:
Africa Safari Wildlife Guide - where to see Africa's wildlife and when best to go
Spotting Africa's Big 5 - where you'll find lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo
The Great Migration - all you need to know on Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle
Spotting tigers in India - the best national parks to find Shere Khan for yourself
Visiting pandas in China - where you can see them and what's being done to save them
And if that wasn't enough, how about these great websites?