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Mammal watching holidays with Naturetrek
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Our range of wildlife holidays offering you the opportunity to see the world’s most sought after mammals can’t be beaten.

Mammal Watching Holidays

Many of the world’s mammals are instantly recognisable to us. Animals such as lions, Tigers, elephants and bears capture our imaginations from childhood. Fulfilling what is for many people a lifelong dream of seeing their ‘wish list’ species in the wild is something we take great pleasure and pride in doing.

Our mammal specialist recommends …

I would recommend Chiles Blue Whales & Pumas for combining stunning scenery and wildlife. Closer to home, short breaks to Spain in search of Wolves and Iberian Lynx are hard to beat. For those seeking adventure, Africa holds many possibilities, including a chance to watch Mountain Gorillas. And India, along with Tigers, has a superb variety of mammals. - Paul Stanbury


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Featured Tours


Jabiru (Gerald Broddelez)Vulture on dead Caiman (Gerald Broddelez)Vermillion Flycatcher (Steve Wray)Hyacinth Macaw (Steve Wray)Leopard Portrait (Paul Goldstein)Female Kudu (Paul Stanbury)Pied Kingfisher (Paul Stanbury)Hyena with Bone (Paul Stanbury)Iberian wolf (Thomas Mills)View of the hills (Ed Drewitt)Red Kite (Ed Drewitt)A traditional corrala (Ed Drewitt)Tiger (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkeys (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkeys (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkey (Michael Haley)Verreaux's Sifaka (Cathy Harlow)Red-fronted Brown Lemur & baby (Ed Drewitt)

Naturetrek mammal watching tours

Why choose a Naturetrek mammal watching tour?

Many of Naturetrek’s tours have a primary focus on mammals and we offer the widest choices of mammal watching holidays across the globe, from the Arctic to the tropics.

Our holidays are guided by at least one professional naturalist tour leader. Our groups usually also benefit from additional guiding by expert local naturalist guides.

On most of our holidays we take a wider wildlife interest beyond just mammals.

We have holidays to see an incredible range of the world’s mammals, such as Orang Utans, lemurs, bats, polar mammals, big & small cats, and mammals of the African savannah or the rainforest.

Here’s a selection of our mammal tours:

  • India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve 
  • A cruise to Spitsbergen in search of Polar Bears 
  • A chance to see the ‘big five’ and much more in South Africa’s Kruger National Park 
  • Finland offers a chance to have close-up views of Brown Bears 
  • Enjoy Kenya’s Masai Mara mammals, while staying in luxury camps

Bargain mammal selection

We offer a range of action-packed bargain holidays for the dedicated mammal enthusiast, which are exceptional value for money, from Belize to Zambia.


Wolf-watching in Spain

A superb short break. Breathtaking views of wolves - prolonged, pretty close, and in very good light! Lovely to see them doing their thing in such an unspoiled habitat. Plenty of time to relax in between the wolf-spotting sessions, too, which made the pace of the trip just right. The guides were brilliant - both Paul and Byron worked really hard to show us the wildlife and look after all our needs. They were very good at getting wolves and birds in the scopes for us so we didn’t miss anything. Both very nice people too! The wolves were the obvious highlight, but I was also delighted to see some new species for me, including Iberian Hare and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, and by far my best views of Short-toed Eagle, Lesser Kestrel and Black-shouldered Kite too. The Red Foxes were also wonderful. Overall, hugely enjoyable, so a big thank you to the leaders, and to the hotel owner for keeping us all so amused and entertained, and well fed, at meal times!
Itinerary excellent. We were disappointed when Marcos Felix said he had been requested to leave us. That would have spoilt the last 3 days as Marcus and the group had built up a great rapport. Very pleased he remained with us, especially for our last night when he presented us with a fantastic video of our trip and experiences. Marcos also had many interesting PowerPoint presentations which either prepared us for our excursion or provided an excellent learning summary to reflect upon our experiences. He encouraged group participation and enhanced his own learning and appreciated our feedback. He provided a great video of our experience in the Pantanal. An excellent guide, very knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic and a great sense of humour! A great trip - Just Jaguars and a lot more!!!

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Just Tigers!

Firstly, I must say the holiday was wonderful. Having visited India eight times in the past, the country never ceases to amaze me with its exciting way of life. From beautiful colourful saris to very interesting railway journeys, seeing it all from the train window as you pass by. The Indian people are very friendly and delightful. Our leaders, Narendra Sharma and Saravana Kumar, were excellent - kind, considerate and fun; also knowledgeable on birds, butterflies, fauna and wildlife. They worked well together as a team, then later Narendra on his own with our extension part of the holiday in Chambal and Bharatpur. They both made it a memorable holiday for my friend and me. The tigers that we saw in Kanha were magnificent cats, with coats like velvet; I felt I wanted to hug them.  Even though I had seen tigers before in India, it is still a magical and spiritual moment to see one. We saw so many lovely birds and animals in the parks, but the Tiger is the king. Our hotel in Delhi, The Trident Hilton Gurgaon, was superb, almost as good as The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi but in a different way. In The Royal Tiger Resort, Kanha the accommodation was good, the staff polite, attentive, helpful and very kind. Chambal Safari Lodge was lovely. The boat trip on the Chambal River was very enjoyable - quiet, simple but beautiful place. The accommodation and food were very good; the staff were attentive and helpful. The gardens have lots of birds but not enough time to enjoy it all. Overall, we both had a marvellous time.  Hope to go back to India with Naturetrek again.