Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Wildlife Holidays

Wildlife holidays that take you from India to Scotland

Written by Wendy Gomersall
Big cats in India
You’ll never forget seeing a tiger in the wild. The Travelling Naturalist’s twoweek Birds and Big Cats trip in India, new for 2016, takes in Corbett National Park and Ranthambore National Park – the latter being well known for its tiger sightings, but also for leopards, sloth bears, rhesus macaques and wild boars. You also visit world famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The 15-day trip departs on 12 November 2016 and is led by expert guide Varun Narain Mathur.
From £3,495 per person, including a stay in a jungle lodge and flights: 01305- 267994, www.thetravellingnaturalist.com 

travel-590-2Go tiger sighting in an Indian national park.

Game for a Tanzanian Eclipse
Safari Consultants is offering special holidays next year to experience the annular eclipse in Tanzania in September. The eight-day Tanzania Annular Eclipse, taking in the Selous and Mufindi highlands, departs on 25 August and features four nights in the Selous Game Reserve staying at the Lake Manze Tented Camp and three nights at the Mufindi Highland Lodge, with plenty of game-spotting activities. On eclipse day there will be a special excursion and celebratory lunch.
From £3,575 per person, including flights: 01787-888590, www.safariconsultants.com


Go wild in Tasmania
Tasmania has spectacular wildlife, from wombats and wallabies, to echidnas, duckbilled platypus, quolls and Tasmanian devils, of course. Included in the trip is the opportunity to learn how to take wildlife photographs with expert guidance from Shutterbug Walkabouts.
Two weeks’ self-drive costs from £1,995 per person, and includes international flights from the UK to Hobart, accommodation and car hire: 01534-735449, www.tasmanianodyssey.com
travel-590Spot a rare golden eagle in Scotland

Otters, eagles and deer in Scotland
Watch otters, red deer, rare golden and sea eagles, minke whales, basking sharks and porpoises on a Scottish wildlife trip with tour operator McKinlay Kidd, combining the Isle of Mull, Perthshire and the Cairngorms.

Next year’s eight-night, self-drive trip includes ferry travel to Mull, where there will be a full day of wildlife safari, a marine wildlife excursion, half-day guided ‘photo deerstalking’, a full day with a private wildlife guide in Cairngorms National Park, and an evening guided visit to a wildlife hide.
From £1,135 per person B&B: 0141-308 8009, www.seescotlanddifferently.co.uk

Contact Wendy at wendy.gomersall@lady.co.uk.
Prices are correct at the time of going to press.



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