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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!


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Just Tigers!

The holiday was absolutely wonderful - the leaders so helpful and knowledgeable, the hotels excellent, the organisation faultless. Actually, I shouldn’t describe it as a holiday, it was an adventure and everyone should have one!
Our guide, Lucy, was marvellous. If there was an animal or bird to be found, she found it!