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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.

At a Glance

  • Families: A wildlife vacation or safari is a great way to pass on your passion for nature. And since even the most ardent animal lover will tire of sitting in a game vehicle all day, working with a travel expert will help you strike the right balance between wildlife encounters and more energetic pursuits on a multi-gen trip.

  • Photographic safaris: A photographic vacation in the wild with expert guides, equipment and specially kitted-out vehicles is the stuff of dreams for photography nerds who dream of snapping Nat Geo-worthy images. From half day lessons for beginners to hosted trips with pros, there’s something for everyone.

  • Culture & romance: A cultural itinerary that combines tiger tracking with temples in India; a luxury camp in the Africa wilderness with wall-to-wall game viewing, or a cruise and beach combo in South America, a wildlife vacation will get your heart racing in more ways than one.

Africa Safaris

What springs to mind when you think of Africa? Endless plains teeming with wildlife, vast empty spaces with a never-ending horizon, white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, and romantic nights under star-studded skies? Our African safari experts know this incredible continent inside out which makes them the perfect people to help you plan an unforgettable safari in the Maasai Mara, whisk you away to the pristine beaches of Mozambique, or design a foodie trip to the rugged hills of the South African Winelands, Africa has something to offer whether it's your first time or your thirty-first.

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.

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.

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Western Thailand for Teenagers

Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta

Thailand is a great place for adventure with city, jungle and beach all at your fingertips. This itinerary takes you from culturally rich Bangkok to activity-based Elephant Hills in the south and then on to the sandy beaches of Koh Lanta. This trip is best suited to older families but would also suit guests aged 7 years or over.

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Family, Culture

Active Patagonia

Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, El Chalten, Buenos Aires

Discover Patagonia’s wild side on this exciting adventure that takes you from the desolate beauty and incredible wildlife of the Valdes Peninsula to the amazing glaciers, lakes and peaks of El Calafate and a very special remote estancia deep in the Andes.

Best for: Off the beaten track, Wildlife, Adventure, Couples

Highlights of Victoria Falls & Botswana

Victoria Falls, Linyanti and Okavango Delta

This exciting safari combining Zambia and Botswana offers some of the highlights of each country. Explore the spectacular Victoria Falls whilst staying at a quiet spot along the river before flying into the remote wetlands of Linyanti where your brilliant safari experience begins. End your vacation in the heart of the Okavango Delta where you can enjoy searching for some incredible wildlife.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Wildlife, Active & adventure

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