Birding Safaris

Birding holidays to Africa, South America, Europe and the Polar regions

Birding Safaris

Whether it’s catching a glimpse of a resplendent quetzal’s emerald plumage in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, patiently awaiting the moment a golden eagle begins its hunting dive in the highlands of Scotland, or watching as a weaver bird constructs its elaborate nest in the East African savannah, the appeals of a birding safari are many and varied. Often, birding-focused holidays require a degree of patience and dedication, but as any keen twitcher will tell you, the rewards are always commensurate to the time and effort invested!

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Itineraries

Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls

This one week safari focuses on Zimbabwe's premier game park, Hwange National Park. You will spend two nights in the famous Edwardian Victoria Falls Hotel, before venturing to Hwange, where you stay in the elegant Linkwasha Camp, a luxury camp situated in the park's remote eastern region.

Destination

  • Zimbabwe

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £3495 pp

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Khwai, Chobe and Victoria Falls

Stay in one of the Okavango Delta's newest luxury safari camps, Sable Alley, on this 8-night safari itinerary covering the Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

Destination

  • Botswana
  • Zambia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £3375 pp

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Rift Valley Lakes and Maasai Mara Eco-tour

A short, low-cost safari visiting Kenya's Maasai Mara and Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha, perfect as a standalone trip or as an extension to one of our Mount Kenya climbs.

Destination

  • Kenya

Experience

  • Family Travel
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £1195 pp

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Wildlife and Birdlife of Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica's stunning biodiversity in this 12-day itinerary. Your Costa Rica holiday begins in the capital of San José, from where you will visit the labyrinthine network of rivers and canals that makes up Tortuguero, the birders' paradise of Turrialba, and the stunning Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve. The emphasis throughout is on the wildlife, particularly Costa Rica's famed birdlife.

Destination

  • Costa Rica

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel

Prices from £2245 pp

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Liwonde and Lake Malawi (Beach and Safari)

This 8-day itinerary is a perfect combination of safari and beach, consisting of 3 nights in a traditional bush camp in Liwonde National Park, Malawi’s prime wilderness region, followed by 4 nights relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Destination

  • Malawi

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £2240 pp

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Madagascar East and West

From the Pangalanes Canal to the Kirindy Forest Reserve, explore the contrasting sights and sounds of Madagascar’s eastern and western coastlines on this 13-day journey beginning and ending in Tana.

Destination

  • Madagascar

Experience

  • Family Travel
  • Cultural Holidays
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £2545 pp

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North Namibia and Caprivi

Explore Namibia’s little-visited northern territories in this 17-day safari. Your self-drive tour begins in Namibia’s vibrant capital, Windhoek, from where you travel west to the coastal enclave of Swakopmund. From Swakopmund, you begin your journey into the remote northern regions, taking in the rugged beauty of Damaraland, the vast Etosha salt pans, and the lush floodplains of Caprivi, before returning via the Waterberg Plateau.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Self-drive Holidays

Prices from £2095 pp

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The Shire Highlands, Liwonde and Lake Malawi

This 10-day itinerary takes in the best of Malawi. You’ll find time to explore the lush tea and coffee plantations of Thyolo, trek the lower foothills of Mount Mulanje, and track black rhino in Liwonde National Park, before ending your holiday on the beaches of Lake Malawi.

Destination

  • Malawi

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £3385 pp

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Complete Uganda (Small Group)

2021 DEPARTURES AVAILABLE | This 11-day small group guided tour takes in the very best of Uganda. Track mountain gorilla and chimpanzee in their natural habitats, walk with rhino in Ziwa, and discover Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks by 4x4 and river boat. Accommodating 2-14 guests in mid-range accommodation, the programme is intended to offer an affordable overview of Uganda that can also be incorporated into a longer, tailor-made itinerary.

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Group Travel

Prices from £3249 pp

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Explore the Congo Basin

Venture into the heart of the Congo Basin, the world's second largest expanse of tropical rainforest, and the home of Africa's densest population of western lowland gorillas. Rarely visited, Odzala-Kokoua National Park is Africa at its most wild.

Destination

  • The Congo

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from £6895 pp

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Secrets of South Luangwa

Zambia’s most famous wilderness park, the South Luangwa Valley, is also one of Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, famed for its pristine scenery and prodigious game. This 8-day safari itinerary will allow you to experience the best that the Luangwa has to offer, with an emphasis on traditional, low-impact walking safari activities.

Destination

  • Zambia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from £4395 pp

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Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula

2021/22 Departures Available | This comprehensive 3-week Antarctic cruise itinerary will give you the chance to explore the fjords, glaciers and snow-capped mountains of South Georgia, hike the rugged terrain of the Falkland Islands, and discover the spectacular scenery and Polar wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Destination

  • Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctica

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £9450 pp

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North Norway Whale Safari

2021/22 Departures Available | Explore the northern Norwegian coastline in search of humpback whales, orcas and the Aurora Borealis on this seven-night Arctic winter cruise. You will sail aboard an historic schooner that is perfectly suited for sailing among the islands and narrow fjords of northern Norway. Available Nov-Feb.

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Arctic Circle
  • Norway

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1812 pp

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Pantanal Wetlands and Amazon

Explore Brazil’s most spectacular wilderness regions, the Pantanal Wetlands and the Amazon Rainforest, on this 11-day guided wildlife safari. Possible sightings include giant river otter, capybara, the elusive jaguar, and more, as you travel with expert wildlife guides into remote environs.

Destination

  • Brazil

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel

Prices from £4250 pp

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Satpura Under Canvas

Our unique Satpura Under Canvas itinerary represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore Indian tiger country on foot. Follow the Pachmahri trail into the heart of Satpura, the only Tiger Reserve in Central India where comfortable mobile camping and trekking in the core area of the reserve is possible.

Destination

  • India

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £1095 pp

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Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland

2021/22 Departures Available | Starting in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, and ending in Akureyri, Iceland, this 14-day expedition cruise will see you explore western Svalbard and the north-east coast of Greenland. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning coastal scenery as you explore the fjords of Spitsbergen and Greenland’s famous Scoresby Sound.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Cruises

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £5050 pp

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Botswana Northern Highlights

2021 DEPARTURES AVAILABLE | This 10 day safari explores the richest game viewing and birding regions of Botswana, including Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park. Accompanied throughout by a highly experienced guide, you will enjoy day and night game drives, mokoro-ing and guided walks (subject to water levels). This is a fully inclusive mobile safari for a maximum of 7 guests using private campsites with a full complement of staff, including a talented chef!

Destination

  • Botswana

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Group Travel

Prices from £2600 pp

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In Search of the Iberian Lynx

Spend 5 days exploring the beautiful Sierra de Andujar National Park, one of only two locations where the Iberian Lynx can still be seen in the wild, on this privately-guided wildlife tour. While the Lynx is the focus of this itinerary, many other species can be found in the park, including wolves, Spanish ibex, and wild boar. Keen birders will also find much to admire, with several endangered raptors, including the Spanish imperial eagle, the golden eagle, and black vulture all to be spotted.

Destination

  • Spain

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £1785 pp

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