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Wildlife adventure holidays

Our Wildlife holidays are perfect for every animal lover: from African safaris to bear watching tours, we've got a trip for everyone. So if seeing your favourite animal in the wild is on the bucketlist, or you're a keen twitcher or wildlife photographer, come and explore with us.

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About our Wildlife holidays

You'll never forget the experience of spotting your favourite animal in the wild. And whichever animal or bird you want to see, we've likely got a wildlife tour you can see it on. 

The majority of our tours include the opportunity to spot wildlife in the wild, and we know this is an experience that our customers love. We also run specific Wildlife tours which are all about seeing the animal kingdom up-close, with opportunities to photograph and learn about the animals, their behaviours and habitats. We offer lots of wildlife holidays, from African safari holidays to bear watching tours.

As with most of other tours, our wildlife holidays are small group tours led by a local tour leader. They may be an expert on the wildlife of the area, or on some tours you'll also be joined by a guide who will share their knowledge of the animals and help you spot them.

New to Explore? We've answered some of the most-asked questions about our small group tours.

Our most popular Wildlife tours

Botswana Wildlife Safari

Botswana, Namibia, Zambia Wildlife Trip code BW
Best seller
15 Days From £2360 without flights

South Africa and Swaziland

South Africa, Swaziland Wildlife Trip code ZK
Best seller
10 Days From £1499 without flights

Explore Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code CC
Best seller
15 Days From £2299 without flights

Gorilla and Chimp Safari

Uganda Wildlife Trip code UG
Best seller
11 Days From £4045 without flights

Volcanoes and Galapagos

Ecuador, Galapagos Wildlife Trip code GPS
Best seller
15 Days From £3046 without flights

Brown Bear Weekend

Finland Short Breaks Trip code AFB
4 Days From £599 without flights


Why take a Wildlife tour with Explore?

There's a reason why so many people recommend our tours.
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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

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Expert local guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

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Small groups

Average groups of 12; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

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Carbon neutral travel

Sustainable travel. Flights, transport, accommodation; all Gold Standard carbon offset.

Frequently asked questions about our Wildlife holidays

What sort of wildlife holidays do Explore offer?
We offer trips worldwide that include the opportunity to spot wildlife. Take any Discovery small group tour with us and you'll likely see the wildlife of the area, but our dedicated wildlife holidays take this one step further. On these trips we include wildlife-watching as a focus in our itineraries. 

Our wildlife holidays include African safaris, trekking to see gorilla and chimp in Ugandaspotting sloth in the rainforest of Costa Rica and seeing the majestic Bengal tiger in India's national parks.  

How responsible is the wildlife watching?
Responsible travel and tourism is essential to us at Explore. We don't visit zoos; we see animals in the wild where possible, even endangered animals. But where, sadly, it's unlikely or not possible to see the animals in the wild, we visit rehabilitation centres that are working hard to care for the animals and increase their populations. 

We also support wildlife conservation charities, through financial donations or by including visits in our itineraries. These trips include our Mahouts Elephant Extension in Thailand, which can be added as an extension to an Asia trip. On this three-day trip, set up by our close partners the Mahouts Elephant Foundation, you can camp with Mahouts and witness Asian elephants in their natural habitat.

Learn more about our charities and partners.

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