Easy birding/wildlife

These holidays focus on birds and/or mammals although the pace is gentle and we aim to give an insight into the general natural history of the areas we visit rather than focusing on specific species. There are, however, bound to be highlights such as seeing less common animals and enjoying particularly good views as well as having time for some exciting wildlife watching!
Botswana – Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta

A wonderful safari exploration of the pristine wilderness of northern Botswana to enjoy some of the most spectacular wildlife to be found in Africa or beyond.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Botswana 2016

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Next departure – March 2021
Elephant-Botswana
African-Wild-Dog-Botswana
Bulgaria – easy birding on the Black Sea coast

One of the busiest bird migration routes in Europe, wild cats, migrating warblers and a range of raptors are among the exciting possibilities!

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria autumn 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Whinchat-Bulgaria
Black-headed-Bunting-Bulgaria
Bulgaria – winter wild goose chase

We explore the wetlands of the Black Sea coast home to the endangered Red-breasted Goose, visit the oak-clad Strandja Mountains and spend time looking for mammals.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria winter 2019

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Little-Owl-Bulgaria
Black-Tern-Bulgaria
Colombia – endemic wildlife, mountains and Caribbean

Home to a huge diversity of species including many endemics, from vast tropical grasslands to river valleys and the cloud forests of the Andes and Santa Marta Mountains.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Colombia 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

White-tailed-Starfrontlet-Colombia
Venezuelan-Red-Howler-Colombia
Colombia – Llanos Orientales and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

This trip combines the cloud forests and paramo of the Santa Marta Mountains and the Andes with the vast savannas of the east.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Colombia 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Sumapaz-National-Park-Colombia
Anartia-amathea-Colombia
Costa Rica – easy birding and natural history

From the western Pacific habitats to the eastern Caribbean slope, this holiday is a perfect introduction the Tropics, exploring Costa Rica’s exciting landscapes and bird life.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Costa Rica 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Long-tailed-Silky-flycatcher-Costa-Rica
Blue-throated-Toucanet-Costa-Rica
Danube Delta – Europe’s greatest wetland

The channels, swamps and forests provide sanctuary for over 300 bird species. We stay on a travelling houseboat as we explore one of Europe’s last remaining wilderness areas.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Danube Delta 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Dalmatian-Pelican-Danube-Delt
Iris-sintenisii-Danube-Delta
Devon – rare mammals and summer wildlife

Devon in the late summer is an idyllic place to be and this short break will introduce us to this beautiful county and give us a chance of seeing some of its splendid mammal-life.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Devon 2019

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Beaver-Devon
Painted-Lady-Devon
Estonia – mammals, birds and autumn migration

As well as the spectacle of autumn bird migration we will be looking for some of Estonia’s large mammals, which include brown bears, elk and ringed seals.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Estonia 2017

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Fly-Agaric-Estonia
Matsalu-National-Park-Estonia
Estonia – spring wildlife of the Baltic

Late spring on the Baltic is a busy time, with birds courting and the meadows bursting into flower.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Estonia 2019

Holiday typemixed natural history

Map-Estonia
Racoon-Dog-Estonia
Ethiopia – from the Rift Valley to the Bale Mountains

We travel from the extensive highlands, the largest mountain block in Africa, to arid savannas and rich forests, taking in unrivalled scenery and fascinating culture.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Ethiopian-Wolf-Ethiopia
Gelada-Ethiopia
Guyana – neotropical rainforest spectacular

A wonderful place for wildlife with 80% intact rainforest – a spirit of adventure will be well rewarded!

Trip reportWildlife Travel Guyana 2019

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Plain-bellied-Emerald-Guyana
Wedge-capped-Capuchin-Guyana
Hungary and Slovakia – easy birding and autumn wildlife

A week in the hills and plains of Slovakia and Hungary searching out resident and migrant birdlife and other local wildlife.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Hungary and Slovakia 2006

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Jovibarba-hirta-Slovakia
Consolida-regalis-Hungary
Lake Kerkini and Macedonia – Balkan birds and spring wildlife

A visit to Lake Kerkini, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, alongside the wealth of wildlife in Macedonia combine to make a fantastic spring trip.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Kerkini Macedonia 2019

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Nemoptera-sinuata-Macedonia
Himantoglossum-adriaticum-Macedonia
Lesvos – easy birding and natural history

An exploration of one of the largest islands in the Aegean, famous for its birdlife. We will visit prime birding spots to catch the best of the spring migration.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Lesvos 2017

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Red-rumped-Swallow-Lesvos
Lesser-Spotted-Fritillary-Lesvos
Peru – cloud forest to rainforest in Manu National Park

A journey of a lifetime, travelling along the biodiverse Manu Road.

Trip report – 

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Versicolored-Barbet-Peru
Brown-Wooly-Monkey-Peru
Poland – Biebrza Marshes and Bialowieza Forest

The location of some of the richest habitats remaining in Europe. More than 180 species of breeding bird can be found at the vast Biebrza Marshes.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Poland 2013

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Waxwing-Poland
Great-Grey-Owl-Poland
Poland – Eurasian Lynx and winter wildlife

A wintery week in the primeval forests and marshes of Poland to search for European Bison, Wolf and even Eurasian Lynx.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Wolf-Poland
Red Squirrel-Poland
Russian Far East – cruising Siberia’s forgotten coast

Siberia’s eastern coastline is undoubtedly one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe, rich in wildlife and with some jaw-droppingly spectacular scenery.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Russian Far East 2018

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Primula-cuneifolia-Kamchatka
Pacific-Walrus-Kamchatka
Southern Morocco – easy birding tour

A birding exploration of the varied habitats of southern Morocco.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Black-crowned-Tchagra-Morocco
Trumpeter-Finch-Morocco
Sri Lanka – endemic wildlife, rainforest and coast

This holiday is a perfect introduction to the wonderful wildlife of Sri Lanka, which boasts an enviable number of endemic species.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Painted-Stork-Sri-Lanka
Common-Indian-Toad-Sri-Lanka
St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago – easy birding in the Caribbean

The perfect introduction to bird watching and the birds of the Caribbean, on these friendly, relaxing islands.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Trinidad and Tobago 2010

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Tanzania – the great migration Serengeti safari

A classic East African safari following one of the world’s great wildlife spectaculars – the migration of millions of grazing animals.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Tanzania 2017

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Lion-Tanzania
Fischer's-Lovebird-Tanzania
The Algarve – easy birding in southern Portugal

We explore the varied bird-rich habitats of the Algarve, from the coastal wetlands and salt pans to the heaths and cliffs of the rugged Atlantic coast.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Algarve 2013

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Next departure – September 2020
Thekla-Lark-Portugal
Greater-Flamingo-Portugal
The Pantanal – jaguars, macaws and wetland wildlife

The world’s largest freshwater wetlands, covering about 200,000 square kilometres. The sheer number of birds and animals has to be seen to be believed.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Brazil 2015

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

 

Jaguar-Brazil
Hyacinth-Macaw-Brazil
Uganda – mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and shoebills

Gorillas and chimpanzees in misty rainforests, prehistoric shoebills stood sentinel, roaring waterfalls, tree-climbing lions. This is a very different Africa.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Palm-nut-Vulture-Uganda
Warthog-Uganda
Vercors – an introduction to invertebrates (by train)

A visit to the limestone mountains of the French pre-Alps to enjoy the diversity of invertebrate life to be found there in the early autumn.

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Zygaena-loti-Vercors
Ascalaphus libelluloides, Vercors - Laurie Jackson