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 islands of South Georgia are rich with wildlife, spectacular scenery and the history of explorers and adventurers. You can join an antarctica cruise and follow in the footsteps of these infamous Antarctica explorers from late October to late March, in our small expedition Antarctica cruise ships. The most adventurous can even fly in for extreme skiing and climbing or even visit Antarctica's jewel in the crown, the South Pole.
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, sealife and brief but spectacular displays of spring and summertime flora. With our range of Arctic cruises and Arctic Expeditions, The Arctic is yours to discover by land and sea.
Teeming with accessible wildlife, The Falklands are a perfect destination for a wildlife holiday. Walk on beaches where elephant and fur seals come in and out of the sea watched by nesting penguins. Watch orca and dolphins from the shore and spot rare endemic birds in the long grass, as well as breeding albatrosses, giant petrels and more. But the Falklands have so much more than superb wildlife on offer. A holiday in the Falklands has many other highlights including evocative battlefield sites, brooding scenery and an incredibly warm and welcoming hospitality to complete a unique Falklands wildlife holiday experience.
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 – spectacular live volcanoes, rare birds, land and marine wildlife and history – one of our favourite places. The Arctic stretches across the North East Passage and includes Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemla and Wrangel Island. These are truly wild and remote places visited only by a lucky few. Join them with Wildfoot.
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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