Specialist Rare Mammal Watching Tour


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Ethiopia’s Endemic Mammals Tour December 5
£880 – £3778

All our specialist rare mammal watching holidays, wildlife tours and safaris all over the world are listed below:

Royle Safaris is at the forefront of mammal watching holidays and along with the single mammal focused trips such as Iberian Lynx, Tigers, Blue Whales etc and the more general mammal watching holidays visiting places such as Yellowstone National Park, the Brazilian Pantanal or eastern Africa we have a separate category of mammal watching tours which focus on some of the world’s rarest and often thought of as impossible to see.

We are constantly looking to add to this category of trip, we are always speaking to our network of local guides and researchers and then finding ways of making new trips to try and see a new species that was previously thought of as impossible. So please contact us for more information on our new Specialist Rare Mammal Watching Holidays in development.

We have pioneered trips to Javan Rhinos, Giant Pandas, Amur Leopards, Giant Armadillos, Siberian Tigers, Grey-shanked Doucs, Giant Pangolin, Northern Babirusa and many more. Of course as part of these trips we have great chances to see various other mammals and other animals too. All of these trips have taken many years to develop, with many recce trips made and many failed attempts until we feel we have come up with the technique, location and local guides capable of having more success than not.

Sometimes we are so successful at developing these tours that the animal in question is no longer regarded as difficult to see; which is great news for people wanting to see them and also for the species as by this stage the global awareness has been highlighted so much that its conservation has increased as a result. Trips we pioneered a long time ago and are now seen as ‘normal’ mammal watching tours include Snow Leopards in Ladakh, Jaguars of the Pantanal and Wolverines in Finland.

So if you are interested in trying to find and observe some of the world’s rarest mammals then please have a look at the range of options we have available and are listed below. We are always amending itineraries as new locations which offer better chances of seeing certain species occur and we are always adding more new itineraries to this list also.

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.

Specialist Rare Mammal Watching Holidays

Wed 13
Sat 23

Wildlife of the Cape and Kalahari

July 23 - August 12
Sun 24
Mon 25

Tibetan Plateau Wildlife Tour

July 25 - August 13
Aug 06

Japan’s Endemic Wildlife Tour

August 6 - August 22
Aug 11

Kalahari Safari Exploration

August 11 - August 24
Aug 18
Aug 19
Aug 26

Borneo’s Rare Mammals Tour

August 26 - September 9
Sep 05

Ultimate Mammal Tour of Brazil

September 5 - September 29
Sep 09

Sumatra & Komodo Wildlife Adventure Tour

September 9 - September 24
Sep 09

Tawau Hills Wildlife Tour

September 9 - September 15
Sep 10

Pantanal Rare Wildlife Safari

September 10 - September 27
Sep 11
Sep 12

Borneo Wildlife Holiday

September 12 - September 27
Sep 13

Just Maned Wolf Tour

September 13 - September 25
Sep 17

Best of Sumatra Wildlife Tour

September 17 - September 29
Oct 14

Kenyan Safari; Mara to the Coast

October 14 - October 31
Oct 16

Kalahari’s Rare Mammals Safari

October 16 - October 24
Oct 20

Mara & Arabuko Sokoke Safari

October 20 - October 30
Nov 01

Eastern Australia’s Mammals Tour

November 1 - November 16
Nov 01

Rare Andean Mammal Tour

November 1 - November 11
Nov 04

Nepal Rare Mammal Tour

November 4 - November 18
Nov 05

Madagascar Wildlife Exploration Tour

November 5 - November 25
Nov 08

Madagascar Two Week Wildlife Tour

November 8 - November 20
Nov 11

Clouded Leopard Expedition (Nepal)

November 11 - November 20
Nov 19

Amur Leopard Photography Tour

November 19 - November 27
Nov 30

Siberian Tiger Photography Tour

November 30 - December 8
Nov 30

Black Panther Photography Tour (Kabini)

November 30 - December 7
Dec 05

Ethiopia’s Endemic Mammals Tour

December 5 - December 19
Jan 04

Gujarat Desert Mammal Tour

January 4, 2023 - January 18, 2023
Feb 11

Amur Leopard & Siberian Tiger Photography Tour

February 11, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Feb 28

India Snow Leopard Tour (Ladakh)

February 28, 2023 - March 16, 2023
Mar 26

Western Saharan Rare Wildlife Tour

March 26, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Apr 01

Vietnam’s Rare Primate Tour

April 1, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Jun 01

Javan Rhino Expedition

June 1, 2023 - June 10, 2023
Jun 28

Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour

June 28, 2023 - July 7, 2023
Oct 04

Bolivian Cat Specialist Tour

October 4, 2023 - October 16, 2023

Top Animals

  • Ethiopian Wolf
  • Iberian Lynx
  • Mandrill
  • Giant Armadillo
  • Red Panda
  • Giant Pangolin
  • Tibetan Antelope
  • Aardwolf
  • Grey-shanked Douc
  • Aardvark
  • Aye-aye
  • Southern Buff-cheeked Gibbon
  • Fossa
  • Wild Yak
  • Pallas’s Cat
  • Amur Leopard
  • Giant Panda
  • Javan Rhino
  • Sunda Clouded Leopard
  • Himalayan Musk Deer
  • Himalayan Serow
  • Lyle’s Flying Fox
  • Yellow-bellied Weasel
  • Indochinese Clouded Leopard
  • Western Red Forest Rat

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