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Big Cats

We offer a wide range of big cat tours

Big Cat Holidays

Big cats are among the world’s most admired and sought-after mammals, and Naturetrek has the broadest and most comprehensive range of ‘big cat holidays’. We offer tours 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 and Mongolia, 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
Operations Manager

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Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Paulo was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful. He put in hours of extra work which I am sure was above the call of duty. Lived up to its title in full but also managed to show us an amazing variety of other wildlife. The perseverance of Paulo the guide not only showed us Jaguars, but all sorts of Jaguar behaviour - including swimming, stalking, a kill and a mating. A friend was on a similar tour with another company a few weeks previously which came nowhere near this.
Marcos was everything a leader-cum-naturalist should be. The group was a delightful, friendly one, and the Jaguars seen were magnificent and, as a non-birder, I learnt a lot. Fantastic time!
Our view is that the balance of the itinerary is just about right. Pousso is fairly basic but gives a good starter for this sort of trip and the length of time there is enough. The Flotel is very good and probably better all round than we expected, particularly the accommodation and food. The sightings of birds and mammals probably could not have been bettered...particularly the Ocelot. Marcos Felix was excellent in all respects. The most important aspect of this type of holiday is having a tour leader/guide in whom you have complete trust in all respects. Marcos Felix satisfies that criteria very well. Marcos had an incredible knowledge and insight on all birds and mammals which he shared with us. It would have been much less of an experience without him.