'In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia’
Welcome to Kenya, synonymous with safari and Born Free. You can follow in the footsteps of Elsa, discovering how Joy Adamson’s legacy is of such huge conservational importance. You can choose to camp – luxury safari-style, or lodge - in classic safari-elegance. Your balcony may well overlook a private watering-hole visited by elephant, zebra and hippo – this is not a movie this is great safari.
Home to a vast number of National Parks including the infamous Kruger National Park (since 1894), South Africa is a place where you’ll have a great chance of spotting the Big Five. What it also offers you is hundreds of bird species, dramatic rivers and ancient forestry. Spotting vast herds of antelope heading for water or glimpsing giraffe picking Acacia leaves or maybe stopping while buffalo cross the road – this is everyday life in South Africa and it’s just the tip of a very wild iceburg!
Botswana, home to the Okavango Delta and huge swathes of the Kalahari Dessert. It's here you'll get a chance to catch the magnificent, Great Migration bringing vast herds of wildebeest and zebra through the Okavango Delta. Dramatic river crossings of thousands together make for unforgettable, life-changing views. There is a most beautiful rawness to this land that can be juxtaposed by the powerful waters of Victoria Falls.
Visit the edges of the Arctic Circle and experience amazing Churchill on the banks of Hudson Bay, home to polar bears and some 60,000 Beluga Whales. During the summer months, the Polar Bears leave the pack ice as it melts, making this the perfect time to visit. Let experienced guides take you on a jet boat tour of the Bay and river estuaries where you’ll see countless Beluga Whales and see Polar Bears in their summer environment, lazing on the on the rocks and swimming in the cool water.
Experience the tropical North of Australia, the outback of the imagination, big skies and ancient lands rich in aboriginal culture. From Darwin's inviting city and harbour, head out to the wilderness for a safari experience in Australia. At the luxury Wildman Wilderness Lodge, experience sunset with a barrier and a wine, spot crocs and wetland bird life on the Mary River and visit the Kakadu National Park. Travel from March to November, before the high summer rains.
Beginning by Lake Victoria, this tour will take you through acres of tea plantations, into lush forest awash with primates and on exciting game drives in the Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. You will be guided by boat along the Kazinga Channel and thrill at the sight of colobus monkeys and chimpanzees as you trek the jungle. Finally, at Bwindi National Park, you will have the privilege of taking an extended trek through the rainforest to view the endangered but magnificent gorilla as it goes about its everyday family life in the wild.