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About our Wildlife vacations

You'll never forget the experience of spotting your favorite animal in the wild. And whichever animal or bird you want to see, we've likely got a wildlife tour you can see it on. 

The majority of our tours include the opportunity to spot wildlife in the wild, and we know this is an experience that our customers love. We also run specific Wildlife tours which are all about seeing the animal kingdom up-close, with opportunities to photograph and learn about the animals, their behaviors and habitats. We offer lots of wildlife vacations, from African safari vacations to bear watching tours.

As with most of other tours, our wildlife vacations are small group tours led by a local tour leader. They may be an expert on the wildlife of the area, or on some tours you'll also be joined by a guide who will share their knowledge of the animals and help you spot them.

New to Explore? We've answered some of the most-asked questions about our small group tours.

Our most popular Wildlife tours

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Wildlife Trip code BW
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Costa Rica Wildlife Trip code CC
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Frequently asked questions about our Wildlife vacations

What sort of wildlife vacations do Explore offer?
We offer trips worldwide that include the opportunity to spot wildlife. Take any Discovery small group tour with us and you'll likely see the wildlife of the area, but our dedicated wildlife vacations take this one step further. On these trips we include wildlife-watching as a focus in our itineraries. 

Our wildlife vacations include African safaris, trekking to see gorilla and chimp in Ugandaspotting sloth in the rainforest of Costa Rica and seeing the majestic Bengal tiger in India's national parks.  

How responsible is the wildlife watching?
Responsible travel and tourism is essential to us at Explore. We don't visit zoos; we see animals in the wild where possible, even endangered animals. But where, sadly, it's unlikely or not possible to see the animals in the wild, we visit rehabilitation centers that are working hard to care for the animals and increase their populations. 

We also support wildlife conservation charities, through financial donations or by including visits in our itineraries. These trips include our Mahouts Elephant Extension in Thailand, which can be added as an extension to an Asia trip. On this three-day trip, set up by our close partners the Mahouts Elephant Foundation, you can camp with Mahouts and witness Asian elephants in their natural habitat.

Learn more about our charities and partners.

An adventure travel company you can trust

There's a reason why 98% of customers say they'd book an adventure with us again.

Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

Expert tour leaders

Chosen for their great knowledge of your destination and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

Small groups

Average groups of 11; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

Responsible at heart

How we operate sets us apart; our flexible booking policy, our loyalty scheme & sustainable approach.

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