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Wildlife

Weird and wonderful wildlife

Get up close and personal with some of the weirdest and most wonderful wildlife in the world, from the giant tortoise of the Galapagos to the poison dart frog of Costa Rica to the gelada baboon of Ethiopia. From the northernmost reaches of wild Finland to the vast plains of the Serengeti to the verdant islands of the Azores, there are few experiences more humbling than seeing amazing animals in their natural habitat. Whether seeing a humpback whale’s fluke disappearing into the water, learning how injured orang-utans are rehabilitated for life in the wild, or watching Brown bears from the safety of your hide in the Carpathian Mountains, you’ll come away from these encounters with a new-found appreciation for the wonder of life.

Imaginative Traveller's wildlife itineraries are carefully designed to include interesting activities, comfortable transportation, and a range of accommodation from wilderness camps to the ultimate mobile safari lodge, the Bush Rover. Talk to us today about our tailor-made wildlife holidays if you have something specific in mind.

Expert Guides

You’ll be led by our passionate and expert local guides, who can answer any of your questions and give you an insight into how these incredible animals live.

Bush Rover

Enjoy the safari of a lifetime from the comfort of the Bush Rover Suite, a full-working Land Rover that folds out, in situ, into a comfortable mobile home and wildlife-viewing point. 

Responsible Travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and follow strict guidelines for viewing wildlife, respecting the environments that we visit and ensuring that animal welfare is not compromised in any way.

Our Wildlife trips


TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £3500 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Sit atop your Bush Rover Suite watching the wildlife spectacle with a sundowner before dinner
- From mid-July through to October, the camp is set up at a stunning private location on the Mara River to the north of the Serengeti, close to a Great Migration crossing point but away from the crowds
- Head down into the famous Ngorongoro crater for a game drive

TRIP CODE
ITIST

GROUP TOUR from £755 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Gunung Leuser National Park is your best chance in all of Indonesia to see orangutans in the wild. This diverse ecosystem also harbours some 300 bird species and the endangered Sumatran tiger
- The excellent Bukit Lawang Eco Lodge provides a unique jungle experience, and by staying there you support the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
- Climb the Sibayak Volcano, enjoy a picnic at its spectacular summit, then head to local hot springs for some well-earned rest and relaxation after the descent

TRIP CODE
IUBOE

GROUP TOUR from £605 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Go on a safari through Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa
- Feast on fresh Mozambican seafood at the seaside village of Ponta Malongane
- Visit the heartlands of the African Zulu and spend the night in a traditional homestay

TRIP CODE
IUBSZ

GROUP TOUR from £1520 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Stay in a thatched tree house situated right on the edge of the Kavango River. It's designed specifically so you can see the sunrise through your toes from bed!
- Glide through the wildlife-filled waterways of the Okavango by mokoro
- Seek out elephant on a 4x4 game drive through Chobe National Park, home to Africa's most abundant herds

TRIP CODE
IYBOP

GROUP TOUR from £940 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Pay the famous elephants and lions of Hwange National Park a visit from an open-air 4X4 vehicle
- Track rhinos on foot with an expert local guide in Matabos National Park – an exhilarating way to experience the wildlife of Zimbabwe
- Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the Hananwa people at a small village in South Africa's Limpopo province. Listen to stories of this fascinating community as your hosts prepare you a traditional feast

TRIP CODE
IYGSU

GROUP TOUR from £2985 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- With gorilla permits included in the price of the trip, seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda's steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
- Learn about Rwanda's devastating history with visits to different genocide museums and churches of significance
- Visit Mikozi Village and become acquainted with the Ugandan countryside. Visit the local markets, speak with a traditional Ugandan healer and enjoy a drink or two at the local bar

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1195 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Spot fireflies on a night walk through the Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Spend the day with a family on a traditional Costa Rican farm
- Unwind on the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio

TRIP CODE
EWFZ

GROUP TOUR from £3549 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Orca, Humpback and Grey whale watching with experienced naturalist guides
- Search for Black bears on the rocky shoreline of Clayoquot Sound
- Observation of the 'mythical' Grizzly bear in its natural surroundings
- Vancouver Island, the largest island on the North American Pacific coast
- Walking tour of Pacific Rim National Park

TRIP CODE
IGGTF

GROUP TOUR from £2495 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
- Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
- The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth

TRIP CODE
IGMDD

GROUP TOUR from £4527 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- If there’s one ultimate Galapagos adventure, this is it. Combining off-the-beaten-track gems with iconic sights like the Pinnacle Rock, this trip is a microcosm of the Galapagos
- This unique, stand-alone sailing adventure shares its itinerary with no other Intrepid trip. Enjoy minimal contact with other travellers and boats
- Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small Panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandino, home of the highest density of marine iguanas

TRIP CODE
IHHFI

GROUP TOUR from £755 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Act like Mowgli on the hunt for Shere Khan in your own real life version of ‘The Jungle Book’
- Everyone’s seen a photo of the Taj Mahal, but nothing compares to seeing it in person in the glowing morning light – you’ll understand what beauty really is
- Little can describe the feeling of nervous anticipation, of the hairs on the back of your neck standing up in hope of seeing a Bengal tiger stalk through the jungles of Ranthambore National Park

TRIP CODE
ITMKB

GROUP TOUR from £1610 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience the friendliness and hospitality of the Dusun people while enjoying lunch in a rural village
- Explore the unspoilt wilderness of the Kinabalu National Park while walking trails at the base of the iconic mountain
- Look over gloriously verdant rolling hills of tea with a night at a tea plantation, including a tour and sampling of delicious local varieties
 
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