A hand picked selection of holidays where you are likely to see significant amounts of wildlife in the course of the tour. Without being designated as specialist wildlife holidays intended specifically for wildlife enthusiasts, these holidays will appeal to the traveller who likes to see wild birds, mammals and reptiles up close in their natural environment. Some holidays will have naturalist guides, others will simply be escorted by non-specialist tour leaders with an interest in the natural world.
For avid birdwatchers we have a selection of Bird Watching Holidays accompanied by an expert naturalist tour leader.
Our Rich in Wildlife Holidays
This USA walking holiday centres around three different but equally beautiful National Parks - Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. On this USA hiking break you will experience incredible mountain lakes, beautiful wildlife and quaint western towns whilst walking the National Parks of the Mid-West
The combination of Ecuador’s dramatic history and scenic variety make it a colourful, exhilarating place to explore. A journey to the Avenue of the Volcanoes combined with a three-day cruise around and a two-night stay on the Galápagos Islands, our holiday offers the best of this diverse country.
Spanning its Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the mountains of Costa Rica divide the country into a variety of distinct climatic zones with a sheer scenic beauty that makes walking Costa Rica particularly enjoyable. This density of wildlife and biodiversity is seen in few other places in the world. The forests are alive with interesting and at times brilliantly coloured creatures.
Peru walking holidays offer unsurpassed natural attractions from soaring Andean peaks to the huge depth of the Colca Canyon to the steamy Amazon jungle. Of the man made structures Machu Picchu is merely the most famous of the stunning remains of the pre-Spanish era. The birdlife in particular is incredible and Peru offers the chance to see a fantastic number of species.
Explore KwaZulu Natal’s soaring Drakensberg Mountains, the Royal Natal National Park and also enjoy game drives and game walks with rangers, see the daily rural life of a Zulu community and take an unforgettable step back into history - Rorke’s Drift, Fugitives Drift and Spieonkop beckon
Take a walking holiday in Southern Africa and explore the entire region. We take you on tour of the spectacular scenery and changing cultures of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia including Victoria Falls, Game Viewing, and Table Mountain.
This unique touring concept allows us to enjoy the train as if it were a travelling hotel. The train travels throughout the night as we sleep in our comfortable cabins and we awake in a new and exciting location. We will explore with our own dedicated transfer vehicle, and enjoy a new, exciting and unique experience every day!
Namibia; a country of magnificent contrasts with three distinct areas, the long narrow coastal Namib Desert, with its high dunes, dry riverbeds and beautifully eroded landscape. The central plateau with its rugged mountains interspersed with sand-filled valleys and endless plains and finally the fantastic red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
Chris started leading for Countrywide Holidays in 1970 and spent summers at their guest houses in Snowdonia, the Lake District and Scotland. He went on to act as a guide for the Austrian Alpine Club. My career and family commitments took me away from leading but when the opportunity arose he started again in the late 1990s.