• Siberian tiger

Everything you need to know about a Siberian tiger safari

Everything you need to know about a Siberian tiger safari

Striking orange and black stripes on white, the Siberian tiger is most easily seen during winter in far east Russia; when the ground is covered in thick snow, the trees delicately balancing bright powder on thin branches.


Exploring here is intrepid, wild and very remote, and seeing a Siberian tiger is far from guaranteed. During winter their tracks run deep in the snow, allowing us to follow their footsteps and explore the land they call home. Enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, staying in basic accommodation which outs you in the heart of Siberia, in the right place at the right time to see these magnificent mammals.



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Experts view: Will Bolsover

Experts view: Will Bolsover

Our Siberian tiger safari is all about being in the same habitat of these magnificent big cats. We put you in the right place at the right time to capture footage of them in their natural habitat, and explore their terrain. The camera traps are very important for estimating the tiger population figures and on this trip you will learn first-hand about the conservation efforts to protect these endangered animals.

Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger

Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, are the largest cats on earth. Not much is known about them as evidenced by the fluctuating statistics from different sources. An adult male has an average length of 13.1 feet including the tail, and typically stands at 3.28 feet tall. They usually weigh between 180 to 300 kilos, and females are much smaller usually weighing between 100 and 166 kilos.


To survive the cold temperatures of the Taiga, Siberian tigers have a thicker coat than their cousins from the south, especially around their paws and neck where they have a small mane. The fur is a lighter shade of the standard orange colour, turning slightly paler during winter.


There is a common misconception that Siberian tigers are white (or turn white) like most animals that live in Arctic regions. However, white fur is a genetic defect only found in Bengal tigers. This defect is actually detrimental to any tiger born with it as the gene also causes them to be cross-eyed. On top of this, every white tiger that exists today is the product of inbreeding.


The Soviet Union was helpful in the resurgence of the Siberian tiger population due to strict border control making it virtually impossible for poachers to access the area.

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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. 

Bengal tigers | © Steve Winter

Your Next Steps

Download our tiger guide, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on tracking tigers in the wild. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.