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Go wild in Costa Rica with Wildfoot Travel

A visit to the stunning Costa Rica with Wildfoot Travel is an absolute must for wildlife lovers – or indeed, anyone who likes to live life on the wild side.

An introduction to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama, with the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean Sea to the East. It takes a 13 hour flight to reach, as no direct services are available from the UK as of yet.

Feel free to take your trip with us at any time of the year. Costa Rica’s two coastlines mean that you’ll most likely experience a variety of weather on your trip, no matter what time of year you visit.

One thing to keep in mind is that levels of humidity in Costa Rica are constantly high, so we would suggest that you make use of the laundry services available in your accommodation for drying your clothes!

Costa Rica is wild, wild, wild…

In terms of the trips we offer, the recurring theme is wildlife. Each of our packages are over a week in length, which enables you to truly make the most of your time in Costa Rica. From tropical rainforests to viewing volcanoes, there’s bound to be something for anyone to do or see.

One thing that may affect when you choose to visit is the spectacular wildlife events. Spring is ideal for whale watching in Corcovado, while summer time is best for watching turtles of all kinds come ashore on the beach. The rainforests flourish all year long and are ideal for bird watching.

Wildfoot Travel is here to help

The main language in Costa Rica is Spanish. Although we do advise learning a few key phrases, our English-speaking guides will be there to help you for the majority of your visit.

A large variety of accommodation is available in Costa Rica. As it’s one of the most infamous wildlife hotspots in the world, the majority of the accommodation is eco friendly. From family-run lodges on the coast to international chains, the choice really is up to you.

As one of the leading wildlife travel specialists, Wildfoot Travel is here to guide you at every step of your journey to Costa Rica – so don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about any of our recently-introduced packages to this ever-fascinating part of Central America.

 

Take a good look at our range of Costa Rica trips here:

Check out this lovely photo gallery featuring Costa Rica’s amazing  wildlife.

more information whales and sloths in Costa Rica here

If you’re a wildlife spotter, you’re in luck in Antarctica

Wildlife lovers worldwide have long been great admirers of our Antarctic holidays. You could be the next!

What can be spotted?

One of the most-spotted species in the Antarctic also happens to be the one of the funniest. Penguins are so common that at some points, they cover entire glaciers! Several species of penguin can be seen in the Antarctic, including emperor and king penguins.

As well as Penguins, dozens of species of birds live on the continent, including albatrosses, gulls and petrels, among other species. Whales and dolphins are frequently seen in the Antarctic. As they can be a rarity anywhere else on the planet, spotting one may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Humpback, orca, sie, minke and sperm whales are often identified on our expeditions, with hourglass dolphins also roaming the waters.

Seals are also spotted quite frequently on our trips. Leopard, fur and Weddell seals make regular appearances, as does the largest Antarctic animal that you will probably spot on the ice; the elephant seal.

Seeing all of the animals in their natural environment is a rare opportunity, so it’s understandable that you’ll want to catch a glimpse of as many as possible. Contact our Antarctic experts prior to your trip for more details on which animals can be spotted and when.

Travel options

The choice is yours when you are considering how to make the most of your time in Antarctica. For a unique expedition experience, our vessels are manned by experienced polar crew members. Although comfort is moderate with limited facilities on board, sailing on one of these makes for the most authentic possible polar experience.

Our expedition ships are larger and slightly more homely, but for the trip with the best of both worlds, our luxury ships are surely the ones that you will want to choose – the wide choice of accommodation and five star services makes for a truly amazing journey.

WILDFOOT is dedicated to ensuring that everyone who takes part on our trips does so in safety, style and comfort, and that they make the most of their time here. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information on our thrilling and educational Antarctic holidays.

The Arctic wildlife – it’s not to be missed!

One of the most-loved aspects of our Arctic holidays is the wide range of wildlife that one can see. Arctic wildlife is quite simply some of the most varied, stunning and entertaining on the planet!

What’s on offer?

Whether you are one for a cruise or you prefer to keep yourself on land, there’s plenty of wildlife to see either way.

Dependent on location, a variety of bears can often be spotted during our expeditions. brown bears are spotted in Russia, Canada, and Alaska while polar bears roam in Canada and Svalbard, among other locations.

If you prefer to keep your feet dry, various other species including arctic foxes, musk ox, reindeer and lemmings are often spotted.

The various cruises that we have on offer allow for one of the most-desired experiences on the planet. Whale-watching is an absolute joy in the Arctic, with various species of whale simply begging to be spotted in the waters. Humpback, grey, sperm and even beluga and narwhal whales could all be identified by you in what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

A speciality of ours is bird watching cruises. In the Russian Far East coastal region, over 200 species of bird can potentially be spotted. Regardless of which region you visit, though, plenty of birds are spottable and all are unique to the arctic environment. Different, rare species of gulls, such as ivory and Sabine’s, and other Arctic birds can often be seen.

Whichever holiday you decide to embark on, you are safe in the knowledge that our guides will be there to help every step of the way, besides providing more information on the wildlife that you can see.

Cruise the Arctic in style

As well as our standard ships, we also offer the option of our luxury cruise ships, for that little bit extra. If you choose to indulge in one of our luxury cruises, you get to experience the adventure of the arctic, without any compromise on comfort.

With several different ships on offer, you’ll be in safe hands all the way, no matter which one you choose. For more information about this or any other aspect of our Arctic holidays, simply call our friendly experts right here at WILDFOOT.

Book an epic African adventure with Wildfoot Travel

As leading wildlife travel specialists, Wildfoot Travel can help you plan the perfect informative, yet fun journey around sourthern Africa. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic African destinations.

Botswana is home to the Okavango Delta, the Selinda Reserve, the Chobe National Park and the Makgadikadi Salt Pans. Popular activities in Botswana include watching meerkats at the Makgadikgadi Pans, taking a helicopter ride over the Delta, sleeping under a blanket of stars in the Kalahari Desert and watching elephants at Chobe National Park.

Namibia is another one of Africa’s best-known and most fascinating destinations. Activities that you may be interested in during a trip to Namibia can include flying over the Skeleton Coast, quad-biking at Swakopmund, seeing the cheetahs and leopards at the Africat Sanctuary, kayaking with cape fur seals at Walvis Bay or looking for desert-adapted wildlife at Damaraland. Taking a balloon ride is another popular activity – fly over Sossusvlei Dunes to enjoy a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In Zambia, you can head out on a canoe on the Lower Zambezi, watch the fruit bats at Kasanka National Park, take a bungee jump at Victoria Falls, go on a sunset cruise or dabble in a bit of tiger fishing on the Zambezi River, look for leopards at South Luangwa NP or watch rare birds in Bangweulu Wetlands.

Africa is synonymous with epic, life-changing experiences. It is home to some of the world’s most interesting and iconic wildlife, as well as some of its most stunning scenery. Here at Wildfoot Travel, we want to help you if you are interested in exploring Africa in style and require a first-class service to help you make the most of your endeavours.

Our team possesses expert knowledge of Namibia, Zambia and Botswana, and is eager to use this knowledge to help you plan a magical trip to the continent and experience it in all of its glory. Why not get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you to plan a bespoke trip to Africa and witness some of the world’s most outstanding scenery and wildlife up close?

Contact Wildfoot Travel to discuss your ideal African adventure with us.