Just occasionally a landscape alone is so jaw-droppingly beautiful as to warrant a trip in its own right, but more often than not the wildlife that inhabits that landscape (New Yorkers, for example) plays a huge part in the attraction. A recent study estimated that there are currently a staggering 8.7 million species (give or take 1.3 million) alive on our planet today, and you don't need to be a passionate disciple of Darwin to marvel at how animal, bird and marine life have adapted to their very specific habitats around the globe.

Consequently, Original Travel offers tailor made safari holidays to see fauna of all shapes and sizes across the seven continents, and often under the auspices of world expert guides. Even more importantly, we want our clients be able to see these wondrous animals for years to come, hence our involvement with such admirable organisations as the TUSK Trust, who are passionate about conservation in Africa; TOFT, who are trying to safeguard India's few remaining Bengal tigers; and many other smaller local projects around the world.

Beyond the 'big five' and assorted others on the African savannah, there are destinations across the continents where watching wildlife will prove every bit as rewarding. Armed with first-hand knowledge of every place in our portfolio, our consultants can talk you through the best way to experience safaris as diverse as seeing polar bears in Canada or sightings of the elusive jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal.


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Chameleon, Madagascar
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Just about the only thing we can’t arrange during your encounters with this planet’s wondrous wildlife is a running commentary by the silky voiced one himself, Sir David Attenborough.

Tom, Original Traveller

Where to go

Small Flower and Leaf

The Pantanal

In the centre of South America lies the largest inland delta in the world, the Pantanal, or flooded outback, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

Baby lions in the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara

A safari in Kenya's Masai Mara has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife anywhere on Earth.

Indian man in traditional dress

Central India

Classic tiger country combines with Delhi and some of India's cultural highlights.

Svalbard Vista


Deep inside the Arctic Circle, this archipelago of Norwegian islands is remote, wild and completely beautiful.

Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

On the south-west Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this is home to Corcovado National Park, and endless wildlife.

Roaring Lion in the Endless Plains

The Endless Serengeti Plains

Tanzania's spectacular equivalent of the Masai Mara, packed with wildlife and often with tourists; but we know how to avoid them.

Colourful lizard in Madagascar


Bizarre beasties and loco landscapes put the 'mad' in Madagascar.

Western Tanzania Monkey

Western Tanzania

Visit chimpanzees at Lake Tanganyika, or head for the llittle-known wildlife hotspot Katavi National Park.

Costa Rica's Northern Caribbean Coast

Tortuguero National Park

Tropical rainforest - one of the biggest swathes in Central America - wildlife and excellent lodges with naturalist guides.

Churchill Polar Bears


Bears and Beluga whales congregate in this remote spot on Hudson Bay every year.

A Sally Lightfoot Crab

Ecuador & the Galapagos

Nobody comes back disappointed from the Galapagos, but don't neglect the rest of this fascinating country

Rwanda Silverback


The Rwandans have put civil war and genocide behind them and, united as a nation, they are keen to show visitors the beauty of their tiny landlocked country.

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Saskia, Miranda and Eleanor are our 'Wildlife' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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