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Discover Natural World Safaris through the media

Natural World Safaris has won various awards for our carefully crafted, unique safaris. We’ve also featured in the press around the globe, receiving rave reviews from some of the world’s most respected travel writers and prestigious publications.

Conde Nast Traveler "The fixer to use"

How to Spend It "One of the more intrepid operators in South-East Africa"

Gentry Magazine "An elite luxury outfit that is driven to get you up close and personal with the world's most precious wildlife"

The Daily Telegraph "With top-notch guides, slick itineraries and access to some of the world’s most remote regions, this is the company to take you into the wilderness"

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The Telegraph

"An obsession with wildlife, exemplary destination knowledge and exceptional customer service"

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CityWealth

Capture Incredible Wildlife Experiences with Photographic Safaris from Natural World Safaris

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Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World

David Yarrow explains why black and white is best and his encounters with the penguins of South Georgia

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The Times

Perfect Isolation: 30 Fabulously Secluded Hotels - Discussing White Desert Whichaway Camp, Antarctica

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Elite Traveler

Top Adventures: Steve Winter Jaguar Photography, searching in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands for the perfect shot

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Condé Nast Traveler

Madagascar: The Greatest Adventure You Haven't Had Yet. Sophy Roberts foray into the 8th continent

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Gentry Magazine

Gentry Magazine

"An elite luxury outfit that is driven to get you up close and personal with the world's most precious wildlife"

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Country & Town House

The Super Sabbatical Holiday. The latest extended-holiday trend to get a deeper understanding of the destination

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Vogue

Love in a cold climate - Catherine Fairweather McCullin finds warmth in the Arctic climate aboard M/V Kinfish

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Conde Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler

Exploring Kamchatka, Russia's Adventure Playground - Sophy Roberts plunging into Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands

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The Economist

The Arctic: Hurry While Stocks Last - The Arctic stunning landscapes and extraordinary wildlife

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The Telegraph

The safari holidays that could genuinely save the world's wildlife - lemur habitats in Madagascar

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Gentry Magazine

Gentry Destinations

"These experiences are entirely natural... thrills of a lifetime are guaranteed" Natural World Safaris

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Conde Nast Traveller

Condé Nast Traveller

The Best Tour Operators in the World 2020: The Readers' Choice Awards - reliable travel fixers

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Terra Incognita - Michelle Jana Chan immerses herself in Mackay, the unchartered wilderness of Madagascar

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Food and Trave

Food and Travel

The Art of Travel Photography - shooting spectacular scenery on unforgettable trips including Arctic Norway

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Upscale Living

"Get up close and personal with the wildlife [...] whilst promoting responsible travel and supporting local conservation projects."

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Harper's Baazar

"Ultimate Travel Guide - Snow and Ice" Aboard the Polar Explorer led by Martin Hartley and aid with research projects

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The Daily Telegraph

Go Nuts for Brazil...and Chile, Peru and Argentina - exploring the Patagonian wildlife and stay at Ecocamp Patagonia

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the telegraph

The Telegraph

"Ambitious new wildlife and community projects are restoring Mozambiques's natural riches". Wildlife and community projects

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Gentry Magazine

Gentry

Shock and Awesome - Corry Cook on how adventures are very much still alive in 2021, including Namibia

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TTG Luxury

Unleash creativity with pros on new photo trips - photography led trips with Natural World Safaris

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The Daily Telegraph

"With top-notch guides, slick itineraries and access to some of the world’s most remote regions, this is the company"

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Northrup and Johnson

Northrop & Johnson

"Natural World Safaris craft high-end itineraries to encompass the most rare, unique and inaccessible"

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How To Spend It

How to Spend It

A unique mountain gorilla experience in Uganda - spending time tracking the endangered animals through their forests

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the telegraph

The Telegraph

"An obsession with wildlife, exemplary destination knowledge and exceptional customer service"

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forbes

Forbes

"Eight Winter Wonderlands Ideal for Intrepid Travelers" Explore the Arctic intrepid landscapes with Natural World Safaris

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Insider's Voices - including thoughts from CEO Will Bolsover about the future of travel and where will be sought-after next

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Suitcase

A Walk on the Wild Side: Five Meaningful Travel Experiences - making sure your adventure has an impact

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Ultratravel

"Standing eyeball to eyeball with our giant cousins is one of life's great experiences" - Stuart Butler, travel journalist

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Departures

One of the most unique experiences in the world - travelling with Natural World Safari for once in a lifetime

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Country Life

"Few have been fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a wild snow leopard, but clients [...] are rarely disappointed"

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Irish Independent

"Put your diving tanks away - this is a trip for the most adventure-hungry snorkellers" Diving with Orcas

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WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

We are best known for putting our clients in the right place at the right time for extraordinary wildlife encounters and the same goes for journalists who have travelled with us too.

Whale Sharks - Martin Fletcher writing for The Telegraph

“Préparez-vous! Préparez-vous!” our captain shouts. Then “Allez! Allez! A droite!” Flippers on, masks down and snorkels up, we slide rapidly into the water from the rear of the boat. For a few seconds we can see nothing but bubbles. When they clear, we spot a huge whale shark swimming straight towards us – flat-headed with a yard-wide mouth. We paddle back to avoid him, but the enormous creature takes no notice. He glides past us – all 18 sleek feet of him. We turn and follow.

The next few minutes are sublime, thrilling, unforgettable. The whale shark swims serenely on through clear blue water lanced by refracted sun beams. We are so close we can see his small black eyes and the hole just behind each one, his layered gills and the sharp, parallel ridges running down his back. Hundreds of white circles are scattered across his head but run in geometric lines down the length of his great blue-grey body.
Whale shark, Indian Ocean

Siberian Tiger - Sophy Roberts writing for The Financial Times

When we turn a bend in the track, my heart lurches quicker than I can bring a camera to my eye. The tiger is up ahead, perhaps 80 metres distant, sleeping in the snow. He sees us, and we see him — the thick, simple stripes. He gets to his feet. In a matter of five, six seconds, we have lost him, the flash of black and orange disappearing among the skinny tree trunks.

“You just became the first tourist to come here and see a tiger in the flesh,” says Batalov, breaking the silence.
In Search of the Siberian Tiger - tiger

Lemurs in Madagascar - Emma Gregg writing for National Geographic Traveller

“Jumping, jumping, jumping,” yells Felix. When it comes to live nature commentary, sometimes simplest is best, and my local guide has just the right touch. Ask him a question and he offers information galore, but when something exciting is happening, he sticks to rapid whispers, urgent gestures and big, toothy smiles.

Right now, there’s excitement all around us. A large group of red-ruffed lemurs — impressive creatures with teddy bear fur, dachshund-like faces and enormous black tails — are racing through the trees with extravagant leaps. Sounding the alarm, they disappear before we know it. It’s enough to leave me breathless. Read more 

 

Masoala Forest Lodge, Madagascar

Polar bear in Svalbard - Emma Duncan writing for the Economist

It’s near midnight and we’re sitting in an inflatable rubber boat a few yards from the edge of the ice, watching a distant polar bear. He’s not putting on much of a show – staring glumly into a hole, waiting for dinner to pop its head up – but there’s a lot else going on: a couple of reindeer, moving slowly across the frozen land; an Arctic fox, pale brown against the white, running fast; a black guillemot, with smart white patches on his wings, paddling around our little boat with his bright red legs visible in the clear water; seals lying fatly on the ice, their fur glistening golden in the sun.

The bear, curious or hungry, lumbers towards the edge of the ice and wanders up and down, peering irritably at us. Then he tenses as he sees what he has been waiting for: a bearded seal in the water in front of him.

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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.

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

We frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure our trips are sustainable and ethical.

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