Three giraffe on Kilimanjaro mount background in National park of Kenya, Africa

Safari and Wildlife

A wildlife holiday can be an incredible opportunity to see the planet’s wildest and rarest creatures up-close.

Safari and wildlife holidays

Watching the Great Migration in the Serengeti is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, bedding down in luxurious safari tents and watching the millions of wildebeests and zebras pass thrillingly close. Or, head to Quebec for a thrill-seeking whale watching holiday, following pods of finback, beluga and minke whales as they traverse the icy floes of the St Lawrence River.

For an extra special holiday, why not combine your wildlife spotting with your destination’s cultural must-sees too? A tour of China’s Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Beijing combined with the giant pandas of Chengdu, perhaps? Or a Borneo cruise holiday that includes orangutan encounters, plus island-hopping, beaches and food tours.

Wildlife-spotting adventures have come a long way since Dr Livingstone’s time.

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From bush camp safaris to all-inclusive luxury lodges, wildlife encounters have come a long way since Dr Livingstone’s time. But a safari holiday is a big investment so it’s worth seeking the advice from the professionals. Kenya and South Africa are two of the most popular safari destinations, where sightings of the Big Five are all but guaranteed.

Self-drive safaris are another good option, largely offered in South Africa’s national parks and reserves. After a week of pre-dawn game drives and long days, it’s worth tacking on a post-safari break at the beach for some well-earned rest and relaxation, with the beaches of Zanzibar, Mozambique and the Kenyan coast all popular choices.

A tailor-made safari holiday can help you get the most out of your wildlife experience, whether it’s spotting big cats in Costa Rica’s national parks or polar bears and snow leopards in Antarctica, with all the planning taken care of – and expert guides to lead you straight to the action.

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