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10 of the Best Wildlife Holidays to Go On with the Kids

Nothing is more exciting for kids than seeing their favourite animal in its natural habitat! Combine wildlife and activity on a fun family adventure holiday to the country of your choice. Have a look at our top wildlife holidays for families below, or tailor-make your own.


Experience nature at sea and on land on our Planet of the Apes trip. Spend time up close with orang-utans in Sepilok Nature Reserve – see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, watch a feeding session and visit a Conservation Centre. As well as orang-utans, look out for proboscis monkeys and macaques on an exciting wildlife watching river cruise.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to abundant wildlife and thriving forests, which you can witness on our Complete Costa Rica trip. Visit Tortuguero National Park to look out for sloths, toucans, crocodiles and green turtles and head into the cloud forest to spot the abundant birdlife, including the resplendent quetzal.


For fantastic wildlife viewing, head to Botswana. Chobe National Park is known for its huge elephant population, and you’ll be able to camp out here and in other national parks to really experience what it’s like to be in the wild, and learn bush trekking and survival skills. There are lots of different habitats to be explored, from open grassland to tranquil lagoons. See lions, elephants, buffalo and hippos to name just a few.


Enjoy up-close experiences with wildlife on land and in the water on our Rainforests & Islands trip. Snorkel with thousands of fish on a coral reef in the clear, warm waters of Koh Samui or Koh Lanta, and stay in a jungle lodge in the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park – watch elephants and other wildlife on rainforest walks and a boat trip on Cheow Lan Lake.


Snowy Finland might not be the first country that springs to mind when you think about wildlife holidays, but on our Ice Pop trip your family will have lots of opportunities to meet the local animals! Visit a husky camp where you can enjoy a ride on a sledge pulled by your new friends. Learn about the indigenous Sami people and artic animals and meet the hardworking Sami reindeer herders, and help them to track and feed reindeer.


Taj & Tigers offers a perfect balance of adventure, culture and wildlife. See the world’s most beautiful building, the Taj Mahal, explore the atmospheric Pink city and Moghul City. Then head into the heart of rural India in Ranthambhore National Park, the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. Enjoy game drives looking out for tiger, chital, sambhar deer and a variety of birdlife.


Seeing cheetahs up close in the wild is a once in a lifetime experience, and our Cheetahs and Dunes trip offers that and more. A variety of landscapes means fantastic changing scenery and wildlife – cruise with dolphins at Walvis Bay and watch elephants, lions and rhinos in the beautiful and vast Etosha National Park, including a visit to Okaukeujo’s famous waterhole, one of the best game-viewing spots in southern Africa. Namibia has the largest population of black rhino in the world, most of which can be found in Etosha National Park.

Ecuador & The Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are perfect for wildlife lovers – these beautiful islands are home to a fantastic diversity of weird and wonderful plant and animal species, many of them not found anywhere else in the world. Meet giant tortoises, sea lions, iguanas and hundreds of birds and then inland enjoy spotting birds, butterflies and orchids in a cloud forest in Ecuador on our Tailor Made Ecuador & Galapagos trip.


Tanzania is a classic family safari holiday destination and on our Serengeti Family Safari trip you’ll be able to see the Big Five and more. Watch hippos from your canoe and take an amazing day game drive across the Serengeti Plains, watching the abundance of surrounding animals and birds before exploring the Ngorongoro Crater filled with African wildlife.


For a great balance of wildlife and adventure, check out our Himalayan Adventure trip. Enjoy a ‘mini-trek’ in the Himalayas, and then head to Chitwan National Park, habitat of the Bengal Tiger. Go on a rhino watch safari, take dug-out canoes down the river to see crocodiles and birdlife, and explore on foot and by safari jeep, looking out for monkeys, bush buck and more.

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