Wildlife & safaris

The call of the wild. It can show up as a nagging urge to go off grid, far from technology and the mayhem of modern day life. Or it may be the decision to finally turn that lifelong dream to go on safari into a reality; to see the Big 5 in the flesh, sit beneath vast star-laden skies, to rise with the sun and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.

For wildlife lovers, nothing surpasses close encounters of the furred or feathered kind. The chance to experience life in all of its jaw-dropping, heart-pounding and tear-jerking glory. A wildlife vacation or safari is the perfect way to indulge your wanderlust, help protect the last untamed places on Earth, and inspire the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.

From horseback, game vehicle, on foot or by boat, there are many ways to reconnect with nature whether you’re exploring the ancient landscape of the Galapagos Islands, canoeing along the Amazon, on a tiger safari in India or trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda.

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Best of New Zealand

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown

The land of the long white cloud offers endless landscapes, sensational scenery and a huge variety of activities for the whole family. From wine tasting in Central Otago to guided Maori tours around Rotorua, from diving in Abel Tasman National Park to whale watching in Kaikoura whether you appreciate wildlife, wine, adventure, landscapes or culture...

Best for: Couples, Adventure, Family, Fishing

Classic Australia

Sydney, Ayers Rock, Daintree National Park & Lizard Island

Explore Australia’s extraordinary scenery with this itinerary that takes you on a journey to some awe-inspiring must-visit locations. From the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the dramatic desert landscape of the red center and the azure- blue water of the Great Barrier Reef – this itinerary showcases the very best of Australia’s classic hotspots.

Best for: Wildlife, Adventure, Beach, Diving

Classic Nepal

Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park & Dhulikhel

Nepal offers the most dramatic Himalayan views and is full of culture, stunning architecture and fantastic wildlife. This epic itinerary takes you through the highlights including the culture of Kathmandu, peaks of the Annapurna range and exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park.

Best for: Trekking, Couples, History, Off the beaten track

Classic Taj Mahal, Temples and Tigers

Delhi, Agra, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench National Park & Mumbai

This classic journey through India combines four different National Parks, the Taj Mahal and the amazing temples of Khajuraho to give you a fantastic taste of the diversity of India. Through this itinerary you’ll have the chance to blend your wildlife experience with seeing a little of India's magical culture and history.

Best for: Wildlife, Road trip, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

South Africa in Ultimate Luxury

Kalahari Reserve, Cape Town, Franschhoek

Travel to South Africa and visit Tswalu, situated in the magical Kalahari Reserve, meet the resident meerkat colonies and view immense wildlife before flying to Cape Town. Discover Cape Town with your private guide while staying at one of world’s most luxurious hotels, then travel on to the scenic landscapes of Franschhoek Valley.

Best for: Adventure, Family, Wildlife, Culture

Jungles

Welcome to the jungle; one of the world’s last truly wild frontiers. From hot and humid rainforests to cooler mountain climes, they’re staggeringly diverse ecosystems alive with wildlife, delicate orchids, jewel-bright birds, dazzling butterflies the size of your hand, and hidden tribes speaking seldom heard languages. The setting of myriad myths and legends, the jungle looms large in our imaginations. It’s the perfect backdrop for an epic adventure.

Indian tiger safaris

Home to over half the world’s population of tigers, India remains one of the best places to see this majestic big cat in the wild. Head deep into the jungle in search of the Bengal tiger, a solitary, silent hunter of near mythical status, on an Indian tiger safari that oozes romance and adrenaline in equal measures.

Gorillas & orangutans

It’s easy to see why hanging out with great apes in the wild snags the top spot on many a bucket list. Their eyes a mirror to a not-so-distant past, their gestures and relationships so like our own. Perhaps you dream of trekking through lush forest to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda? Or visiting those charismatic redheads, the orangutans of Borneo? Powerful and moving, a primate safari is one of the most rewarding trips you’ll ever take in your life.

Scott Dunn Charitable Fund

The Scott Dunn Charitable Fund supports wildlife and conservation charities like Tusk and others that provide a lifeline for Africa’s wild animals.

Travel for good

At Scott Dunn, we go to lengths to help you choose ethical wildlife experiences that ensure your money supports local communities and conservation efforts.

Did you know?

When you buy gorilla trekking permits your money is channeled directly towards preserving their future.

Our Guide to Gorilla Trekking

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your wildlife trip

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