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Big Cats Holidays

We offer a number of specially designed big cat tours which will provide you with unique opportunities to observe these charismatic mammals.

Big Cat Tours

Big cats are among the world’s most admired and most sought-after mammals, and Naturetrek has the broadest and most comprehensive range of holidays in search of big cats. We offer holidays to watch all of the world’s most iconic cat species including: Tigers in India and Nepal, Jaguars in the Pantanal, Pumas in Chile and Snow Leopards in India, as well as safaris to see a superb variety of Africa’s cats such as Lions, Cheetah and Leopards. You can also look for Asiatic Lions in India, and Leopards in Sri Lanka on our tours. We do not neglect the smaller species of cat and we also offer dedicated short breaks which go in search of Wildcat and Iberian Lynx.

Our Big Cat Specialist Recommends

‘Naturetrek has been instrumental in designing, researching  and pioneering many of the big cat (and smaller cat!) tours on the market. Our dedicated Tiger watching tours have an unparalleled 100% success record with sightings, while if you want a holiday dedicated to looking for Jaguars, you can’t do any better than our ‘Brazil – Just Jaguars!’ tour. Our ‘South Africa – Just Cats!’ holiday offers a chance to see a wide variety of cats close to in stunning scenery.’ - Tom Mabbett

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Jabiru (Gerald Broddelez)Vulture on dead Caiman (Gerald Broddelez)Vermillion Flycatcher (Steve Wray)Hyacinth Macaw (Steve Wray)Mottled Wood Owl, Pench National Park (Graham Cutts)Gaur (Dilan Manda)Tiger (Tony Yeomas)Grey-headed Woodpecker (Michael Haley)Rumbak Valley, Ladakh (Russell Scott)Ladakh Scenery (Raghu Kulkarni)Stupa in LadakhWoolly Hare, Ladakh (Russell Scott)Torres del Paine (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Leopard (Leon Marais)White Rhino (Leon Marais)

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Big Cats Holidays HOLIDAYS

The guide, organisation, itinerary, boatmen and wildlife spectacle really lived up to expectations. Very good indeed. It was good value compared to other companies. Still very expensive but the rewards are worth it.
Really pleased with the variety of wildlife viewing/photographing opportunities. Group size was excellent. Dan got the number of nights at each place spot on. Boat trips at SouthWild Pantanal Lodge particularly enjoyable and the two boat skippers were excellent at getting boats in the right place for photos. The new experience involving ocelot was unexpected and exciting. All the staff at the 3 lodges were pleasant and helpful. Would single out the Flotel staff as being excellent and a good united team. Suzie was really helpful at identifying the jaguar and their database for ID needs flagging up as I don't think all clients were initially aware it existed. I loved working on it!

Mr & Mrs G
Leicestershire
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

We have just returned from this tour with Naturetrek. It was quite simply one of the best wildlife experiences imaginable. We saw 7 individual Jaguars in a total of about 14 sightings. Our guide was Marcos Felix, who could not have been better. He worked incredibly hard to ensure we saw the maximum amount of wildlife - and it is not always easy in the thick undergrowth. His spotting of animals and birds at long range was exceptional. He had an uncanny ability to anticipate where Jaguars in particular were going to turn up and even managed to produce a small video of the tour by working late at night. In some 10 years of wildlife photography trips this has to rank as one of the best ever and this was in many ways because of Marcos's hard work and expertise.