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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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Featured Tours


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)


Mr & Mrs S.
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Good mix of group, excellent leader who really knew his job. Bird spotting was really good and we were lucky enough to see Brazilian Porcupine, Tapir & Coati. We saw Giant River Otters almost everyday and Jaguar everyday while staying at the Flotel.
The leader made everything run without a hitch. Excellent touch to sort out all the tips on a kitty basis. I left a jacket in one of the remote lodges, and it was returned to me safe and sound on our return to Nagpur. Impossible to find a fault with any aspect of the trip. In particular our wives' private extension to Delhi and Agra was a huge success.
Paulo Ribeiro made the trip the success it was. He really went that extra mile to make sure everyone was comfortable and happy. Excellent 'spotter' who clearly loves his job and the nature around him. Good knowledge and a great sense of humour. My last holiday to Tanzania was spoilt by the attitude and disinterest of the tour guide which is why I chose to travel with Naturetrek this time in the hope that the guide would be better. I was not disappointed, Paulo was brilliant and worked non-stop to satisfy the group. Hang on to him! The Jaguars were my main attraction to this particular tour and to see so many and at times, to stay with them for some time, was an incredible experience. The River Otters and the variety of birdlife were a bonus.