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Female orangutan in the Danum Valley

Tailor-made wildlife vacations

Our tailor-made wildlife vacations put you close to the world's most heart-stirring animal encounters. Track tiger in India's national parks to a chorus of colorful birdlife. Drift along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo to spot orangutans in one of their last natural settings. Or find giant pandas in the bamboo forests of China's mountainous north.

Our specialists have personally experienced all these trips and will tell you the best ways to spot the animals you want to see, pick local guides who really know their stuff, and suggest hand-picked places to stay during your trip.

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Recommended destinations for a wildlife vacation

Our specialists can help you plan your wildlife trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our recommended wildlife itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Elephants near Mt Kilimanjaro

Tailor-made safaris

Our dedicated team of safari experts use their first-hand knowledge of the best safari lodges, camps and reserves to create tailor-made African safari trips that match your interests.

Our expert guides to choosing your wildlife vacation

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • Elephant in the Masai Mara

    Top 10 wildlife ideas

    Take a look out our specialists top ten wildlife ideas from around the world. Their highlights stretch from the Galapagos Islands through Africa and down to Antarctica.

  • Frigate bird

    Birdwatching Vacations

    There are thousands of bird species of every shape and size. Many countries are good for birdwatching, although some are better than others; we explain which ones.

  • Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

    Gorilla tracking: Rwanda or Uganda?

    Tracking mountain gorilla in either Uganda or Rwanda is one of Africa's most memorable wildlife encounters. There are pros and cons to each country, but in each one, you will have an experience you will never forget.

  • Baby Orangutan at the Sanctuary

    Seeing orangutan in Borneo: Malaysia or Indonesia?

    Although Borneo is the place to see orangutans in the wild, its political separation as part Malaysia, part Indonesia does leave you with choices for where to plan your orangutan-spotting trip. Our expert Sophie helps you decide: Indonesian or Malaysian Borneo?

  • Grizzly, British Columbia

    In the path of the grizzly: bear watching in Canada

    Canada is well-known for its wildlife, but the stars of the show are arguably its resident bears. These often solitary creatures can be difficult to find, but our Canada specialists can recommend intimate bear-watching experiences that allow you to see them in their natural habitat.

  • Tasmanian Devil, Australia

    Wildlife vacations in Tasmania

    Tasmania is one of Australia's best wildlife hot-spots: home to wombats, wallabies and the Tasmanian devil. For such a small island, you can pack a lot into a tailor-made tour, and we can arrange activities that center on you seeing Tasmania's wild side.

  • Two-toed sloth, Costa Rica

    Wildlife vacations in Costa Rica

    From birds to basilisks, Costa Rica specialist Holly lets you in on the country’s wildlife highlights. She also explains where exactly to go to increase your chances of observing all Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity.

  • Mother and baby elephants in the wild

    Sri Lanka’s wildlife: safaris, jungles and plains

    An avid wildlife enthusiast, Sri Lanka specialist Seamus explains where to spot Sri Lanka’s leopards, sloth bears and elephants. He also shares his recommended experiences away from the usual parks, such as walking through primary rainforest and taking boat rides across secluded lakes.

  • Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    What to do in the Galapagos: our highlights guide

    Find out about planning a first time trip to the Galapagos Islands. Embark on a luxury Galapagos cruise to explore the dramatic volcanic brown landscapes and fearless land and marine wildlife of this beautiful archipelago.

  • Cassowary in the Daintree rainforest

    Wildlife vacations in Australia

    Australia is well-known for its kangaroos and koalas, but delve a little deeper and you'll find a whole host of unusual and eye-catching wildlife. We'll advise you about the best ways of spotting the wildlife you don't want to miss on your vacation in Australia.