The wildlife & natural world experts


At Natural World Safaris, we are former wildlife safari guides and specialists in the Natural World, ensuring you get up close and personal with the wildlife in question whilst promoting responsible travel and supporting local conservation projects. Whilst comfort is essential, our focus is on experiential luxury rather than crisp white linen and crystal glassware. We can do both, but there is no point in staying in a luxury lodge if there is nothing to see! Whilst the majority of our safaris are tailored to your specific requirements - whether you are a family looking for adventure or honeymooners looking for some relaxation - we also excel in specialist set departures.

To have a chat with one of our specialists and for your ultimate wildlife holiday please get in touch.

We would be more than happy to assist in tailoring your journey into the extraordindary.

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Top Picks for 2018

Whether you want to venture somewhere different, tick something off your bucket list or encounter a new species, our unique safaris put you in the right place at the right time for incredible wildlife experiences.

In a shrinking world that is increasingly tamed by human activity, we continue to push the boundaries of travel to explore lesser-known destinations within a country, to experience the thrill of the extraordinary. 

New for 2018, join an adventurous journey to Russia's Far East. Traverse hundreds of miles of seldom-visited and untamed tundra pockmarked by the scars of intense thermal activity. This is a place where wild is wild, find out more about our expertise here.

Also new for 2018 we explore the rugged mountains and glacier-carved fjords of the remote east coast of Greenland on an Aperture Arctic wilderness expedition. Alternatively our popular Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer charter safari seeks out polar bears in the high Arctic. 

For warmer climes, head to Madagascar with Shannon Wild and Russ MacLaughlin to experience the wildlife and culture of this extraordinary island with your expert photographic guides on hand every step of the way to ensure you bring home both exciting memories and quality images too.

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  • Awarded as one of Condé Nast Traveller's Top 10 Specialist Tour Operators for four consecutive years

    Condé Nast Traveller Magazine

  • Thank you so much for joining your adventurous spirit with ours and supporting The Animal Ball in the most brilliant way! It's clear how instrumental your support was, and is, to our cause and for giving our Animal Ball attendees the hope of animal adventures. You are true connectors, thank you!

    Elephant Family - The Animal Ball 22.11.16

  • Natural World Safaris is a marvel for first-hand knowledge of destinations.

    Condé Nast Traveller Magazine

  • The trip exceeded expectations. We saw nine of the ten primate species, all of the hornbills, and some extraordinary invertebrates: indeed I would count it as the most rewarding rainforest experience I've ever had. Wonderful!

    Award-winning publisher, wildlife enthusiast and founder of Bradt Guides, Hilary Bradt

  • Thanks to everyone at NWS, you created our perfect holiday! Thank you!

    TV Presenter and Naturalist, Steve Backshall, and Olympic Rower, Helen Glover

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  • Natural World Safaris one of the foremost specialists in the natural world. They put you in the right place at the right time for extraordinary wildlife experiences, while promoting responsible travel and supporting local conservation projects.

    Telegraph Travel

  • We give you a ring-side seat to documentary-worthy wildlife encounters around the world. Travel to remote locations with expert guides to be in the right place at the right time to maximise your opportunities.

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  • NWS were great; I love them. My trip worked like a dream, and the Vamoos app makes everything incredibly easy to remember.

    Lisa Grainger, The Times Luxx Magazine

David Yarrow & Natural World Safaris

We are really excited to be working with internationally-acclaimed fine art photographer David Yarrow, who has developed a reputation for capturing the natural world in breathtaking images and photographing some of the world’s most endangered species. David has previously travelled with us to the Svalbard archipelago, and will be leading our South Georgia Photography Safari in November. David says, “I have been planning an Autumn 2018 trip to South Georgia for some time and Natural World Safaris have offered me the chance to design a bespoke expedition. I have, to date, only led trips with Natural World Safaris as it is a partnership that works well. They do not compromise and neither do I.” 

Jonathan Lee, a guest on our last expedition with Yarrow, had this to say about his experiences: “Nothing really prepares you for an expedition of this sort – it was something truly special. The combination of a best in class operator in Natural World Safaris, a master of his craft in David Yarrow, and a small group of individuals from different corners of the globe, made for an experience like no other... When I look back at images from this expedition (which I do constantly), I am repeatedly amazed." 

Natural World Safaris and David Yarrow knew what kind of expedition they wanted to put together, and I am so grateful that I did not miss the opportunity to be a part of it.

Some of our reviews

  • NWS have a 3/3 track record of setting the right expectations and then delivering to what's promised. Very impressive for wildlife holidays.

    Madagascar Wildlife Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Hector and Julius at Lebala found a pack of wild dogs, our main reason for this safari. This was our 4th holiday to try and find them and these two did for us. It was a most wonderful feeling sitting in the van surrounded by the dogs.

    Tailor-made Botswana Safari

    4 out of 5
  • Still in Bombay as I write. I was, I confess, sceptical about the idea of an extended family trip to India. I have been here before. I was wrong. We have had a superb holiday and were looked after all the way. Since I well know just how easy it is to make things work smoothly here I am doubly impressed at what you put together and your choice of team. I have taken the liberty of recommending you.


    5 out of 5
  • The accommodation was amazing. We even had the honeymoon suite in one place. What more could you ask for at 60 years old! Finca Rosa Blanca just outside San Jose was really amazing and we just wished we had stayed longer in each place. All transfer pick ups etc were brilliant. Guides/drivers etc were either on time or early. Attention to detail was fantastic and anytime I phoned for information Tom was always there to help.

    Tailor-made Costa Rica wildlife Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Information provided was comprehensive and the trip matched up to that information really well. Our guide, George, traveled with us all the way and was excellent in every respect - friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and passionate. The specialist guides on certain treks were also of a really high quality.


    4 out of 5
  • Loved Oliver's Campground. Gibbs Farm was also excellent but I don't think it fits the mindset for a 'camping safari'. I prefer the tent camping. The safari and game drives were more than we expected - we saw every animal in Tanzania and witnessed up close and personal some very interesting behaviors. The tent accommodations were luxurious and Gibbs Farm was over the top. Food was excellent and hard to believe it could be prepared so well in the middle of Africa.


    5 out of 5
  • All five expedition leaders were great, very knowledgeable and very helpful. Have been in zodiacs before and was kitted out with waterproof flotation gear, much drier experience, much warmer and more comfortable.


    4 out of 5
  • Well organised and great camps.


    4 out of 5
  • Excellent. Our guides Eric and Doug made the trip informative and enjoyable. Kenny, Sam and Les on the drift boats also played their part. NWS is well organised -excellent staff with good local and environmental knowledge.

    Small Group Grizzly bear safari in Canada

    5 out of 5
  • Descavatos was amazing. Definitely worth the long trek to get there. Food was great. Rooms were great. Ambiance of the entire place was great. Plus we saw a jaguar! Other 2 places we stayed were average accommodations.

    Tailor-made Brazil safari

    4 out of 5
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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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