Let's talk. We're open

858 523 9000

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.

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.

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.

We’ve found 1217 holiday ideas for you

Filter
What would you like to do?
Where would you like to go?
When are you free?
WHAT: Anything
WHERE: Anywhere
WHEN: Anytime
There are no vacations

Off The Beaten Track in Swedish Lapland

Rane River, Lake Vitträsket & Harads, Lapland

Looking for a vacation truly out of the ordinary? Then look no further than this Swedish Lapland trio. Start with a stay in a tented camp at the edge of a frozen lake, move onto a charming guesthouse to re-adjust and then finish up in your own treehouse.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife

Great Guiding in Southern Africa

Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Hwange and the Quirimbas Archipelago

Great guiding can make or break a safari, at Scott Dunn we believe this extends beyond the bush, to the beach. Let some of the best guides in Southern Africa bring their unique environments alive and give you an unforgettable vacation experience.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife

Costa Rica Family Wildlife Adventure

Central Valley, Corcovado National Park, La Fortuna and Papagayo Bay

A wonderful introduction to Costa Rica that is ideal for families looking for a combination of off the beaten track adventure, wildlife in the Osa Peninsula, the Arenal volcano followed by the ultimate relaxing beach break at the exclusive Andaz Papagayo.

Best for: Family, Wildlife, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism

Costa Rica Family Wildlife Adventure

Central Valley, Corcovado National Park, La Fortuna and Papagayo Bay

A wonderful introduction to Costa Rica that is ideal for families looking for a combination of off the beaten track adventure, wildlife in the Osa Peninsula, the Arenal volcano followed by the ultimate relaxing beach break at the exclusive Andaz Papagayo.

Best for: Family, Wildlife, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism

Safari with Scott Dunn

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

Sign up for our newsletter

Receive news and offers from Scott Dunn