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Whether in the Pantanal Wetlands in Brazil, or on the Chobe River in Botswana, our river safaris provide a fascinating perspective from which to get close to, photograph or simply observe wildlife.

The Pantanal - Brazil’s Wetland Wonder

Join acclaimed prize-winning photographer, Nick Garbutt, to watch and photograph wildlife in the Pantanal. This immense landlocked delta in the heart of South America offers tremendous habitats and the finest opportunity to see the elusive jaguar, as well as other iconic and rare animals, often up close.

  • Destination: Brazil
  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9.895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Lower Zambezi Short Break

Take a week to explore Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park and experience a secluded wilderness that offers wildlife viewing second to none. Best known for its boating safaris, elephant, lion, leopard and huge herds of Cape buffalo are resident here, together with impala and Nile crocodiles.

  • Destination: Zambia
  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 6 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,645 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Amazon & the Galapagos

Take a look at the fantastic wildlife of Ecuador with three days in the Amazon jungle in a private reserve, taking guided boat trips and enjoying bird’s eye views from the canopy walkway. A week’s cruise around the Galapagos Islands tops off the trip with close bird and marine life encounters.

  • Destination: Ecuador,Galapagos Islands
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Jaguars of the Pantanal

Staying in comfortable lodges, this trip offers some of the finest opportunities to see rare wildlife in the Pantanal. In the company of skilled naturalist guides, search for the elusive jaguar on the Cuiabà River, before continuing to Cristalino Private Reserve, which possesses a high number of species and endemics.

  • Destination: Brazil
  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Highlights of Northern Botswana

This small group trip incorporates prime wildlife areas, starting in the Okavango Delta, one of the ecological wonders of the world and home to predators such as lion, hyena, wild dog and leopard. Continuing on to Chobe National Park, you will find here one of Africa’s highest remaining concentrations of wildlife.

  • Destination: Botswana
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Wings Over Botswana

Flying from camp to camp is one of the most exciting ways to experience Botswana’s stunning wilderness. From the rich vistas of Savuti-Linyanti, to the stunningly beautiful Moremi Game Reserve and the renowned Okavango Delta, this trip includes safaris by vehicle, on foot and by mokoro (canoe).

  • Destination: Botswana
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Voyage into a rarely visited area of the Amazon rainforest far up the Rio Negro where the flora and fauna is largely undisturbed. Staying on board a converted traditional Amazon riverboat, you will take motorised canoes up the smaller creeks to watch and photograph birds and animals.

  • Destination: Brazil
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Return of the Rivers

In recent years, water levels in the Savuti Channel have risen again after around ten years of laying dry, with the result that the attracted wildlife can be seen with ease. Enjoy vehicle safaris to see herds of elephants, packs of wild dogs, zebra and wildebeest, and leisurely river trips by mokoro dugout canoe.

  • Destination: Botswana
  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wild Zimbabwe

Enjoy game drives, walks and canoe safaris in Zimbabwe's two principal wildlife assets. Your first base is luxury tented camp in Hwange National Park, home to huge numbers of elephants, before experiencing a completely different perspective exploring the river and floodplains of Mana Pools.

  • Destination: Zimbabwe
  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Shoebills, Lechwe & Luangwa

If you are a connoisseur who yearns for untouched wilderness, this is the safari for you! The vast Bangweulu wetland is home to over 30,000 black lechwe and the highly endangered shoebill, and Kasanka famously has over 400 bird species, including the rare Pel’s fishing owl.

  • Destination: Zambia
  • When to go: Mar-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Gorillas & Chimps

Take a unique primate safari, gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans and Bwindi National Park in Uganda, as well as tracking the equally fascinating chimpanzee in Uganda’s Kibale Forest. Observing these magnificent apes in their natural habitat is a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

  • Destination: Rwanda,Uganda
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wings over Zimbabwe

This trip idea makes the most of your time by flying between comfortable safari lodges and tented camps. From the imposing spectacle of Victoria Falls, head to Hwange National Park, renowned for its elephant and buffalo herds. Continue with spectacular aerial views of Lake Kariba to Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi.

  • Destination: Zimbabwe
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wildlife of Ecuador & the Galapagos

Combine two of South America’s finest wildlife destinations – the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. View the outstanding variety of wildlife on walking trails and by boat from a luxury eco-lodge in the Amazon jungle, and cruise the unique Galapagos archipelago for close-up wildlife encounters.

  • Destination: Galapagos Islands,Ecuador
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,945 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Nepal Wildlife

This two-week itinerary visits a trio of national parks in the low lying Terai region, along the border with Nepal’s southern neighbour, India. This area has some of the best locations in the entire subcontinent to see wildlife such as rhino, elephant and Gangetic river dolphin, not to mention the prolific birdlife.

  • Destination: Nepal
  • When to go: Oct-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Rivers & Rainbows

Travel during the ultimate green season when the rains have restored river levels, and you can travel by boat along the Luangwa River to view crocodiles and hippos. Flowering trees and plants come into bloom, and the young of most animals are born, including African wild dog puppies.

  • Destination: Zambia
  • When to go: Jan-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Best of the South

Rugged and remote parks crossed by wide rivers and inhabited by large numbers of predators, like lion, leopard and cheetah, Selous and Ruaha are two of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. This is Tanzania at its wildest and ideal for the discerning wildlife enthusiast seeking a pioneering Africa trip.

  • Destination: Tanzania
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Brazil’s Natural Highlights

Enjoy a complete Brazilian wildlife experience, visiting three contrasting ecosystems. This trip offers an affordable option to explore the diverse Amazon rainforest, the rarely visited savannah of Chapada dos Guimarães, and the Pantanal wetland, home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant otter.

  • Destination: Brazil
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Ecuadorian Odyssey

Take a journey through Ecuador’s varied topography to see the best of the country’s wildlife. Immerse yourself in the cloud forests of Mindo and follow hiking trails to see colourful tanagers and hummingbirds, before spending a few days in the Amazon jungle, home to an astonishing repertoire of wildlife.

  • Destination: Ecuador
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • Destination: Zambia
  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Just Jaguars

Explore the maze of channels in Taiama Reserve, part of Brazil’s famed Pantanal wetland, to seek out jaguars. After two nights in an ecolodge in the north, your base for the next few days is the Taiama River, where you will head out each day by boat to search for jaguar.

  • Destination: Brazil
  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,445 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Kalahari in Bloom

Explore some of Botswana’s finest wildlife destinations during the scenic splendour of the green season as the arrival of the rains brings the landscape to life. As the arid plains are rejuvenated, large herds of herbivores gather to graze on the grasslands, followed by a host of predators, including hyena, cheetah and lion.

  • Destination: Botswana
  • When to go: Oct-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Best of Malawi

Travel to the fascinating Majete Game Reserve, where black rhino are thriving again after an intense conservation effort, and to Liwonde National Park, Malawi’s premier wildlife destination. Ending with some relaxation time on the beaches of Lake Malawi, this trip brings together the best of this captivating country.

  • Destination: Malawi
  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Argentina’s Wild North

Visit the long-ignored northeast of Argentina and experience the best of its rich wildlife. This itinerary combines the remote ecosystem of the Iberá wetland, home to abundant and varied wildlife, with the pristine rainforest of Yacutinga, which you can explore on walking and river safaris with expert naturalist guides.

  • Destination: Argentina
  • When to go: Sep-Dec, Mar-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Natural Highlights

An exceptional trip to discover Costa Rica’s abundant birds and wildlife amid its forests, lagoons and beaches. Highlights include the canals of Tortuguero, Arenal’s volcanic landscapes and howler monkeys, spectacular birdwatching in Monteverde’s cloud forests, canopy walkways and idyllic beaches.

  • Destination: Costa Rica
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea