Cold Weather Wildlife Holidays


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Siberian Tiger Tracking Tour (Winter) November 27
£880 – £3509

Just Wolf Watching Tour (Yellowstone) January 9, 2023
£725 – £3985

All our cold weather wildlife watching holidays, wildlife tours and safaris all over the world are listed below:

Whilst most safaris and wildlife watching holidays are scheduled for the heat of the dry season, when water is scarce and animals are drawn to the remaining areas of water. However there are some animals where the winter is by far the best time of year to look for them. This could be due to breeding seasons, increased activity of their food / prey or that they are easier to track in the snow and so easier to see. Whatever the reason Royle Safaris makes sure that we always organise our wildlife watching holidays for the best time of year to see that species.

Snow Leopards are at their most active during the winter months when they search for mates, Wolves in Yellowstone are most active at the end of winter when their major prey are at their weakest, Siberian Tigers are easiest to track and try to find during the depths of the Russian winter. Whether it is one of those species or others, we have a range of trips that explore the winter wonderlands of mountain ranges, forests and tundra across the northern hemisphere.

Winter in some of the world’s wildest places is not for the fainthearted, temperatures can drop to -30C, snow storms can blow in for days on end and walking across iced over rivers and streams needs balance and specialist grips for your boots. However they winter wildlife tours are also true adventures, many people never visit the coldest locations in winter for any reason. Very few people have seen the hardy wildlife that live throughout the winters in these places.

So whether you want to track Siberian Tigers in the snow, photography Steller’s Sea Eagles feeding on pac ice or listen to Wolves howling into the clear winter night we are confident we have the perfect Winter Wildlife Tour or Winter Safari for you.

All these tours are available on other dates (subject to availability) than the dates listed. Please contact us to arrange a tour on a date which suits you.

Cold Weather Wildlife Holidays

Feb 02

Yellowstone’s Winter Wildlife Tour

February 2 - February 11
Feb 02

Snow Leopards & Tigers Indian Tour

February 2 - February 28
Feb 06

Japan Winter Wildlife Tour

February 6 - February 19
Feb 07

Poland’s Winter Wildlife Tour

February 7 - February 14
Feb 09

Snow Leopards & Indian Culture Holiday

February 9 - February 25
Feb 22

India’s Big Cats Tour

February 22 - March 20
Feb 28

India Snow Leopard Tour (Ladakh)

February 28 - March 16
Mar 07
Mar 11
May 11
Oct 17

Only Polar Bears Tour (Churchill)

October 17 - October 23
Nov 19

Amur Leopard Photography Tour

November 19 - November 27
Nov 27

Siberian Tiger Tracking Tour (Winter)

November 27 - December 6
Nov 30

Siberian Tiger Photography Tour

November 30 - December 8
Jan 09

Just Wolf Watching Tour (Yellowstone)

January 9, 2023 - January 14, 2023
Feb 11

Amur Leopard & Siberian Tiger Photography Tour

February 11, 2023 - February 28, 2023

Top Animals

  • Snow Leopard
  • Japanese Macaque
  • Amur Leopard
  • Timber Wolf
  • Reindeer
  • Blakison’s Fish Owl
  • Polar Bear
  • Siberian Weasel
  • Steller’s Sea Eagle
  • Bharal
  • Siberian Tiger
  • Chinese Mountain Cat
  • Wolverine
  • Siberian Ibex
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Lammergeier
  • American Bison
  • Arctic Fox
  • Pallas’s Cat
  • Pronghorn
  • Snowy Owl
  • Giant Panda
  • Golden Eagle
  • Woolly Hare
  • Sika Deer

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