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Mammal watching holidays with Naturetrek
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Our range of wildlife holidays offering you the opportunity to see the world’s most sought after mammals can’t be beaten.

Mammal Watching Holidays

Many of the world’s mammals are instantly recognisable to us. Animals such as lions, Tigers, elephants and bears capture our imaginations from childhood. Fulfilling what is for many people a lifelong dream of seeing their ‘wish list’ species in the wild is something we take great pleasure and pride in doing.

Our mammal specialist recommends …

I would recommend Chiles Blue Whales & Pumas for combining stunning scenery and wildlife. Closer to home, short breaks to Spain in search of Wolves and Iberian Lynx are hard to beat. For those seeking adventure, Africa holds many possibilities, including a chance to watch Mountain Gorillas. And India, along with Tigers, has a superb variety of mammals. - Paul Stanbury


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Featured Tours


Jabiru (Gerald Broddelez)Vulture on dead Caiman (Gerald Broddelez)Vermillion Flycatcher (Steve Wray)Hyacinth Macaw (Steve Wray)Leopard Portrait (Paul Goldstein)Female Kudu (Paul Stanbury)Pied Kingfisher (Paul Stanbury)Hyena with Bone (Paul Stanbury)Iberian wolf (Thomas Mills)View of the hills (Ed Drewitt)Red Kite (Ed Drewitt)A traditional corrala (Ed Drewitt)Tiger (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkeys (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkeys (Michael Haley)Rhesus Monkey (Michael Haley)Verreaux's Sifaka (Cathy Harlow)Red-fronted Brown Lemur & baby (Ed Drewitt)

Naturetrek mammal watching tours

Why choose a Naturetrek mammal watching tour?

Many of Naturetrek’s tours have a primary focus on mammals and we offer the widest choices of mammal watching holidays across the globe, from the Arctic to the tropics.

Our holidays are guided by at least one professional naturalist tour leader. Our groups usually also benefit from additional guiding by expert local naturalist guides.

On most of our holidays we take a wider wildlife interest beyond just mammals.

We have holidays to see an incredible range of the world’s mammals, such as Orang Utans, lemurs, bats, polar mammals, big & small cats, and mammals of the African savannah or the rainforest.

Here’s a selection of our mammal tours:

  • India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve 
  • A cruise to Spitsbergen in search of Polar Bears 
  • A chance to see the ‘big five’ and much more in South Africa’s Kruger National Park 
  • Finland offers a chance to have close-up views of Brown Bears 
  • Enjoy Kenya’s Masai Mara mammals, while staying in luxury camps

Bargain mammal selection

We offer a range of action-packed bargain holidays for the dedicated mammal enthusiast, which are exceptional value for money, from Belize to Zambia.


Brazil - Just Jaguars!

It would be difficult to improve this tour as it was as close to a perfect holiday that I have ever had. The amount of time we spent at each lodge was perfect as it afforded us enough time to get great sightings of the wildlife around each lodge, and then just as we started to see the same animals over again we moved onto the next lodge. The wildlife sightings on this trip were phenomenal and the definite highlight. You could literally not go 30 seconds without seeing something interesting and it was often hard to know where to point your camera as the water was teeming with herons, spoonbills, and ibis, while there seemed to be a kingfisher or bird of prey perched in every tree. Then of course there were the jaguars and they didn't disappoint as we managed fifteen sightings in the four days at the flotel. The guide on this tour (Naun) was also excellent and his command of English was better than any other local guide that I have experienced on other tours. He was also good at providing tips on getting better photographs of the wildlife.
We had a fabulous holiday and the Jaguar sightings were beyond our expectations. Along with Giant River Otters and so so much more, and a Puma one night even made Marcos' day! Everything went smoothly and Marcos was a charming young man. Obviously we went in the hope of seeing Jaguars and we were not disappointed - one day we watched for such a long time walking along the river bank - stopping to drink and swim.

Mr & Mrs W.
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Paulo was a fabulous guide (we have done quite a few tours in the past and can say we have never had a guide go the extra mile so much and as often ever). We had a fabulous holiday packed with more close quarter and prolonged sighting of much more wildlife than anticipated.