Wildlife Cruises and Expeditions to Antarctica, The Arctic and Other Wildlife Destinations Around The World
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Wildfoot Travel was born out of Arctic and Antarctica Bound, an organisation established for 25 years, where the dedicated team of wildlife and adventure specialists had the urge to expand their horizons beyond the Polar regions to encompass other spectacular parts of the world where those seeking out of the ordinary travel experiences wish to travel.
At Wildfoot Travel, we have extensive knowledge of the Antarctic, Arctic, Falklands
and Galapagos regions, cruise and expedition ships and we are able to offer you
holidays to suit your exact requirements.
Antarctica and the other polar regions of South Georgia and the Falklands are an unspoilt part of the world, rich with wildlife, spectacular scenery and panoramic views. A bucket list trip for all keen explorers and adventurers, experiencing the Antarctic’s wildlife is remarkable. It’s a wildlife haven. From towering iceberg whales to seals, birds, and an endless parade of penguins acting out their daily routine, it’s an intimate experience that you will treasure.
Our Antarctica expedition cruises are available between late October and March. For the more adventurous and thrill-seekers, you can fly in for extreme skiing and climbing. Whatever your choice, an expert will always be on hand to share their knowledge and experience.
Antarctica is by no means short of wildlife; you’ll be spotting mammals and birds from the moment you set sail. Scroll down to view WILDFOOT Travel’s latest deals or contact one of our expert travellers today for more information.
If there’s a particular destination in Antarctica that you would like to visit, whether it’s the mountainous Elephant Island or intriguing Deception Island, contact us today. Deception Island is part of the South Shetland Islands, which has one of the most secure harbours in Antarctica and an impressive caldera that was formed after a volcanic eruption.
Our experienced team will recommend a bespoke itinerary to suit your requirements perfectly.
The Arctic is a vast and spectacular ocean of ice and sea dotted with islands and surrounded by land. It is inhabited by a rich diversity of life – native people, birds, land mammals, sea life and brief but spectacular displays of spring and summertime flora. With our range of Arctic cruises and adventures, the Arctic is yours to discover by land and sea.
Teeming with accessible wildlife, the Falkland Islands are a perfect destination for a wildlife holiday. There are many Falkland tours to explore that will enable you to see the incredible wildlife the islands have to offer. You can walk along the beaches to see elephant seals and fur seals come in and out of the sea watched by nesting penguins. You can watch orca and dolphins from the shore and spot the rare endemic birds in the long grass, as well as breeding albatrosses, giant petrels and more. The Falklands has plenty to offer in terms of wildlife spotting. But there are more things to see and explore during your visit.
Holidaying in the Falklands has many other highlights and sights to discover in addition to the spectacular wildlife. You can visit the evocative battlefield sites and the famous Ernest Shackleton’s map route while embracing the stunning scenery and idyllic sandy beaches. Plus, you can enjoy the incredibly warm and welcoming hospitality to complete a unique wildlife holiday experience in the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands is a bird watching and a photographer’s paradise. Take a look at our suggested wildlife itineraries for inspiration when planning your trip to the Falkland Islands, or chat with one of our travel experts who has visited the islands.
Ecuador, so named because it straddles the equator, is a beautiful, diverse country which encompasses the Amazon basin, the rainforests, cloud forests and volcanoes of the Andes, the Pacific coastal plain and the Galapagos Archipelago Cities such as Quito and Cuenca have a rich colonial heritage, whilst the countryside is a magnet for birdwatchers.
The Galapagos archipelago straddles the equator some 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador and is absolutely unique on many levels. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1835 on the Beagle and visitors today are as amazed as he was at the diversity of wildlife, completely free from any fear of humans. Set yourself along Darwin’s course and explore this incredible region via land, sea or both and prepare to be astounded by one of the world’s most stunning areas of natural wonder.
Chile is a destination in its own right or often an extra before or after an Antarctic or Falklands expedition. Patagonia includes the lakes, mountains and glaciers of the southern Andes, the Torres del Paine National Park and Cape Horn, whilst far to the north is the Atacama. In between, Valparaiso, vineyards and even a side trip to Easter Island!
The Russian Far East has it all, from spectacular volcanoes to rare birds, land and marine wildlife, and history. In terms of Russian Arctic cruises and wildlife tours, this has to be one of our favourite places to visit. The Arctic stretches across the North East Passage and includes popular regions such as Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemla and Wrangel Island. These Far East Russian Arctic regions are truly wild and remote places to visit, only by a lucky few.
The Russian Arctic is another prime destination for wildlife, particularly for polar bears and the Kamchatka brown bear. WILDFOOT Travel has unbeatable and unforgettable Russian wildlife tours available. If you wanted to extend your time in the Arctic, we have a 25-day itinerary tour available. You'll spend time with our expert wildlife team, taking you across 'the top of the world', starting in the Russian Far East and finishing in Spitsbergen (or Svalbard). Spitsbergen is home to the polar bears, providing perfect photo opportunities and the incredible experience of observing these native mammals in their natural surroundings.
If you want to explore and visit the magnificent Russian Arctic to tick off a bucket list adventure, speak with our wildlife travel experts today. Our team can help you choose your Russian Arctic expedition cruise and wildlife tours and run through their recommended itineraries. When you travel with WILDFOOT Travel, you’re guaranteed a bespoke adventure holiday and one that you’ll treasure for years to come.
Argentina is a destination in its own right or often an extra before or after an Antarctic expedition. Vibrant Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls are both a must but then the choice is endless from the vineyards of Mendoza to the Pampas and wildlife rich Valdes Peninsula to Patagonia. A country to experience and explore.
Brazil is a vast South American country, stretching from the Amazon Basin in the north to the massive Iguaçu Falls in the south and famed for its spectacular and flamboyant capital, Rio de Janeiro. For Wildfoot visitors, however, the principal attractions are the wide open spaces and the wildlife, especially in the Pantanal and the Amazon. The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland and a lush reservoir where thousands of species of exotic plants and a highly concentrated, diverse mix of animals call home. The Amazon region also bursts with fauna and flora, but here it must be sought out within the dense rainforest; nevertheless, this is an adventure well worth undertaking and with rich rewards.
Botswana is well known for safaris in some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – with animals roaming wild and free, travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Safari park. Walk ancient bushman paths or canoe the wetlands, A Safari in Botswana is a complete wildlife adventure. Guiding expertise is exceptionally high as is the customer service at each lodge. Botswana are leaders in Eco tourism and are careful only to build small lodges with sustainability, conservation and responsible tourism in mind. Hunting is against the law and the army are used to totally protect wildlife against poaching. There are varying standards of accomodation for everyone pocket from high end luxury accommodation to budget style.
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Costa Rica is one of the finest ecotourism destinations in the world with an amazing mixture of coastal, both Caribbean and Pacific; upland and volcanic; valley and forest and wetland environments. The list of mammals to spot in Costa Rica is impressive and includes the rare predators jaguar and ocelot, as well as sloth, tapir, armadillo, peccary and more, and this does not take into account seasonal whale-watching off the Pacific coast in May and June. However, it is the birdlife which draws many visitors. The country boasts over 850 species, including lots of regional endemics. Combining all these elements of landscape, fauna and flora with opportunities for R&R on superb beaches, makes Costa Rica a hard-to-beat holiday destination for the serious traveller.
Namibia, an arid country of surprising contrasts, is home to two great deserts. Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namib sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline. In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. Over the years, there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia and created its multi-cultural character. Combined with a distinct bushman culture, this is a must-do Africa destination. Come with Wildfoot, guided or self-drive and see for yourself.
Zambia is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the entire African continent. Aside from the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambia has more natural water resources than any other southern African country, including a myriad of other falls dotted across the country, not to mention the famous Zambezi River. The many National Parks, where walking safaris are a speciality, offer great opportunities for observing Africa’s superb bird and other wildlife, whilst bustling urban areas offer a taste of eclectic Zambian culture. Come off season, when it is quiet, for superb birding.
Zimbabwe is a country still to be discovered and what wonders there are to be found. There are wild and dramatic landscapes from the iconic Victoria Falls to highlands and mountains; from massive Lake Kariba to verdant plains and forests teeming with wildlife. Let Wildfoot show you amazing national parks and ancient cultures: truly something for everybody.
From savannah in the east to rainforest in the west, this small yet stunningly diverse country is home to a true abundance of wildlife including over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, over 5000 chimpanzees and 11 other different species of primates. Yet it’s not just the primates that make this safe and exceptionally scenic country such a draw for travellers in search of unrivalled wildlife encounters and memorable adventures. The mighty gorillas may take all the headlines, but an adventure safari to Uganda will also bring you up-close to leopards, lions, elephant, hippos and over 1,000 species of birds. What’s more, with 10 unique National Parks to explore, a year round spring-like climate and some of Africa’s most diverse and beautiful scenery, Uganda offers the most authentically enjoyable African safari experience possible.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s finest emerging destinations for adventure and wildlife holidays, Rwanda has much to offer to the intrepid traveller, not least the chance to witness what Sir David Attenborough has called “one of the most exciting encounters of my life”…walking with mountain gorillas in the wild. Witnessing up-close the grandeur of these magnificent primates is without doubt one of the main draws for visitors to Rwanda, but it’s not just the gorillas that make this one of Africa’s newest hotspots for tourism. Visitors to this safe and welcoming country will find 3 beautiful National Parks filled with various species of wildlife including 13 different types of primates, the “Big 5”, and an abundance of birdlife. With a spectacular and diverse landscape of volcanoes, rainforests, rivers and lakes this thriving country is just waiting to be explored.
India is a vast sub-continent, stretching from the Himalayas to the tropics. It may be better known for its rich and diverse culture and scenic and city attractions, but India's wildlife is equally rich and diverse. Often underestimated, India's wildlife encompasses much more than the iconic tiger. Which is why we recommend and Indian safari experience.
Enjoying an India safari in one of the country's many national safari parks is an opportunity to experience India's wildlife up close and personal.
A guided safari will give you the best chance of seeing all kinds of remarkable Indian wildlife including everything from snow leopards to elephants, Asiatic lions to rhinocerous and countless species of magical birdlife.
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