Small Cat Safaris


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Sichuan Mammals Tour March 22, 2022
£880 – £4135

Borneo’s Rare Mammals Tour August 26, 2022
£880 – £4135

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

Their bigger cousins often get all of the adoration and people travelling all over the world to find them in the wild, but of the 40 plus species of cats in the world only a handful are ‘big’ the majority of wild cat species are small. Sized anywhere between a small house cat and a spaniel dog, the small cats are just as fascinated, just as beautiful and just as rewarding to find, observe and understand. At Royle Safaris we have worked hard to bring many of these species to our clients on initiative wildlife tours exploring some of the world’s most remote and wild locations.

Some of the world’s smaller cat species are well known, such as the 4 species of lynx in the world or the beautifully patterned ocelot of the Americas; but some are so little understood and seldom seen that they are nearly mythical to researchers and scientists as well as cat enthusiasts, such as the bay cat of Borneo or the Andean mountain cat of the high Andes.

But whether they are well known or next to impossible to study, we have a range of small cat watching tours all over the world. So if you want to find the rarest cat in the world the Iberian lynx or head to southern Africa in search of the tiny black-footed cat you can book with our dedicated guides and have near 100% success rate in seeing them, or you can book trips to South America or Borneo and try to find and watch several different species of small cat on the same trip.

Whether it is intense cat watching which is your absolute passion, or if you just enjoy watching some of the rarer and more elusive mammals which people usually do not see we have the Small Cat Watching Tour for you. So have a look at the holidays we offer and join one of the Small Cat Safaris today.

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.

Small Cat Watching Tours

Fri 06

Japan’s Endemic Wildlife Tour

August 6 - August 22
Wed 18
Sep 05

Ultimate Mammal Tour of Brazil

September 5 - September 29
Sep 09

Sumatra & Komodo Wildlife Adventure Tour

September 9 - September 24
Sep 12

Borneo Wildlife Holiday

September 12 - September 27
Sep 17

Best of Sumatra Wildlife Tour

September 17 - September 30
Nov 04

Nepal Rare Mammal Tour

November 4 - November 18
Feb 12

Western Saharan Rare Wildlife Tour

February 12, 2022 - February 19, 2022
Feb 22

India’s Big Cats Tour

February 22, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Mar 08

Spanish Wolf & Lynx Watching Tour

March 8, 2022 - March 15, 2022
Mar 09

Clouded Leopard Expedition (Nepal)

March 9, 2022 - March 18, 2022
Mar 22

Sichuan Mammals Tour

March 22, 2022 - April 4, 2022
May 17

Andalusian Wildlife Tour

May 17, 2022 - May 24, 2022
May 25

Lost Land of the Iberian Lynx Tour

May 25, 2022 - May 30, 2022
Jul 15
Jul 23

Wildlife of the Cape and Kalahari

July 23, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Aug 26

Borneo’s Rare Mammals Tour

August 26, 2022 - September 9, 2022
Oct 14

Bolivian Cat Specialist Tour

October 14, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Top Animals

  • Fishing Cat
  • Jungle Cat
  • Sand Cat
  • Ocelot
  • Bobcat
  • Serval
  • Margay
  • Bay Cat
  • Pallas’s Cat
  • Indochinese Leopard Cat
  • Geoffroy’s Cat
  • Canadian Lynx
  • Black-footed Cat
  • Sunda Leopard Cat
  • Rusty-spotted Cat
  • Iberian Lynx
  • Marbled Cat
  • Chinese Mountain Cat
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Caracal
  • Eurasian Wild Cat
  • Asiatic Golden Cat
  • Andean Mountain Cat
  • Kodkod
  • African Wild Cat

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