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Our self-drive wildlife holidays allow you to explore independently and take in the scenery and wildlife at your own pace. We will arrange the perfect itinerary to suit you, and provide all the logistical information you need.

Quebec’s Bears, Whales & Moose

Discover unspoilt wilderness and a variety of wildlife, on this superb self-drive trip in one of the most beautiful regions of Canada. Observe black bear, moose and beaver in the Reserve des Laurentides, before spending time in Tadoussac to view whales by zodiac and sea kayak.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Northern Right Whales of New Brunswick

Enjoy a short self-drive break to New Brunswick and experience fantastic whale watching along with beautiful coastal scenery. The Bay of Fundy is a cetacean hotspot, with minke, fin, humpback, and North Atlantic right whales, together with harbour porpoises, white-sided dolphins and an array of seabirds.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,545 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Humpback Whales in Newfoundland

Treat yourself to a long weekend in Newfoundland, enjoying the freedom of a self drive whale watching experience. During the summer months, sightings include humpback, fin, minke and orca whales, and a hire car offers the freedom to explore the spectacular coastal scenery with its cliff-top bird colonies.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,645 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Vancouver Island Self-drive

This two week self-drive itinerary takes in the mountains, dense forests and coastlines of Vancouver Island. Travel at your own pace to ensure that you get the most of the wilderness interior, with hikes, sea kayaking and boat excursions to watch grey whales, orcas and black bears.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: May-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Whales & Mountains

This superb route winds it way through the celebrated Rocky Mountains and into the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island. This area of ancient coastal rainforest abounds with plant life and is famed for its whale watching, as well as being home to brown bears, wolves and bald eagles.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: May-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,845 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Game Trails Self-drive

Take this classic self-drive around Namibia's ‘northern circuit’, and enjoy fantastic wildlife-viewing and photographic opportunities. Spend two days at a cheetah and leopard conservation project, before continuing to the renowned Etosha National Park and the stunning desert landscapes of the Damaraland.

  • Destination: Namibia
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Zululand & Swaziland Self-drive

KwaZulu Natal is a true South African gem when it comes to wildlife, with a great mix of the country’s finest game reserves and breath-taking scenery. Self driving allows you to follow the coast at your own pace and experience a diversity of wildlife away from the crowd.

  • Destination: South Africa
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Treasures of Limpopo

Limpopo is one of South Africa’s less travelled destinations, and offers an incredible diversity of wildlife opportunities and cultural experiences, especially for families. This trip is perfect for a first time safari, staying in comfortable family friendly lodges located in malaria-free wildlife reserves.

  • Destination: South Africa
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Land of Contrasts Self-drive

This is Namibia at its very best, a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn, taking you north to the salt pans of Etosha National Park, the remote Kunene and its desert elephant, before heading down the Skeleton Coast to the awesome Namib Desert. Choose between self drive or guided.

  • Destination: Namibia
  • When to go: Apr-Jan
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Natural Wonders

Few trips venture as far as Namibia’s northern border, but this innovative itinerary employs a combination of self-drive and guided safari to visit famed Etosha and the Caprivi en route to Africa’s Four Corners – where Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet – ending at Chobe and Victoria Falls.

  • Destination: Namibia,Botswana,Zambia
  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wilderness Quebec

This self-drive family adventure, staying in hotels, cabins and comfortable Huttopia tents with all facilities, is designed to reveal the best of outdoor Québec. Driving at your own pace, there’s a chance to see all the region’s iconic mammals – whales, black bear, moose and caribou.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Whales of Tadoussac & Saguenay Fjord

This self-drive outdoor adventure, for families and adults alike, stays in comfortable hotels and chalets in Quebec’s Saguenay-lac-Saint-Jean region. Tadoussac and its surrounding areas are the perfect base to explore its incredibly diverse marine life, such as blue, minke and fin whale.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wildlife of Australia’s Nature Coast

Enjoy Queensland’s unique wildlife on this tailor-made itinerary. Fraser Island is home to dingos, dugongs, turtles, mangrove swamps and many migratory birds, Kondalilla National Park boasts wallabies, possums and birdlife, and on the Great Barrier Reef Lady Elliot Island offers marine biodiversity.

  • Destination: Australia,Australia’s Nature Coast
  • When to go: Aug-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Penguins, Koalas & Great Ocean Road

This innovative itinerary combines self-drive, a short small group tour and excursions around Melbourne. Visiting the contrasting areas of Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, East Gippsland and the Wilderness Coast you’ll see the best of Victoria’s wildlife, including many iconic Australian species.

  • Destination: Australia
  • When to go: Sep-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Tablelands, Reef & Rainforest Self-drive

This comprehensive self-drive visit to Northern Queensland includes the great ‘must-dos’ – a relaxing cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and a stay in Daintree Rainforest – as well as an opportunity to explore lesser known places and see the region’s wildlife on excursions with expert local operators.

  • Destination: Australia
  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Crocodile & Jabiru Self-drive

This self-drive trip covers the best of the Top End, visiting four national parks: Mary River, Kakadu, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and Litchfield. Various excursions designed to showcase these iconic locations are included, but there’s still time to do your own thing and arrange activities locally .

  • Destination: Australia
  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Whales of the Bay of Fundy Self-drive

This one-week self-drive holiday takes you to the heart of New Brunswick, visiting Grand Manan Island and the Bay of Fundy, a haven for whales with fin, humpback, minke, and the rare North Atlantic right whale. You can also expect to see plenty of shorebirds, puffins and some spectacular coastal scenery.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Humpback Whales in Summer

This varied self-drive itinerary explores the remote fjords and natural wonders along the north coast of Iceland, visiting Husavik - Europe's whale watching capital – to see humpbacks and minke whales, the incredible Dettifoss waterfall and the volcanic features of Lake Mývatn.

  • Destination: Iceland
  • When to go: May-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea