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 by exploring remote locales as well as lesser-known parts of established safari destinations, all to experience the thrill of the extraordinary.
In 2019, we’ll be heading to the verdant wetlands of Botswana in the company of renowned photojournalist Ami Vitale, whose experience, expertise and journalistic credentials will help you capture impactful images on safari. Over in Madagascar, whale shark researcher Stella Diamant will be leading a pioneering new expedition to swim with the largest fish in the ocean. Travellers can also experience the "Red Island" on our much-praised Madagascar Small Group Safari, a 15-day itinerary that crosses the country from East to West.
You can also join Canon Ambassador Pier Aerts on his quest for the jaguar of the Brazilian Pantanal, the best place in the world for reliable sightings of this majestic big cat. Photographers will be able to learn from Pie’s expertise on our October departure. If you like your predators a little larger, why not take part in our Kamchatka safari in Far East Russia, home to stunning unspoilt landscapes, over 150 volcanoes (both active and dormant) and thousands of brown bears.
For those seeking to experience the most remote reaches of the planet, our polar expeditions aboard ice-strengthened ships can take you to wildlife hotspots in both the Arctic and Antarctic. In April 2019, fine-art photographer David Yarrow will be leading a trip to Svalbard – one of the best places in the world for polar bear sightings – while former BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Steve Winter will be heading to the Arctic archipelago in May. Adventure photographers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk will be leading their own expedition in August, while in the same month, naturalist Kate Humble will be at the helm of the first ever female-led and female-guided trip to Svalbard.
These are just a sample of the exciting small group departures we have planned over the next two years, but if you’re looking to craft your own adventure, our expert Destination Specialists can create a bespoke itinerary that’s tailor-made for you. Coming face to face with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, spotting grizzly bears in Alaska and searching for pumas in Patagonia are just some of the safaris that you can embark upon in 2019 and beyond.