When & Where To Go For Wildlife Holidays & Wilderness Safaris

Clearly covering so many destinations across the world there is always a good time to be travelling somewhere with us and whilst by no means exhaustive we hope this calendar will help you decide when to travel.


January

Northern Lights visible from Finnish Lapland through until April, Finland.

Dog sledding in Lapland through until early April, Finland & Sweden.

This is the prime time for photographing eagles and other birds on the expansive plains of Hungary.


February

Harp seals give birth on the ice floes, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada.

The best time to view wolves in Bieszczady, Poland.

Wildebeest & zebra migration starts through Makgadikgadi, Botswana.

Prime time for bird watching in Costa Rica.


March

Wildebeest migration starts to move north from Ndutu to Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania.

Start of the best tiger viewing opportunities in Pench, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, India.

Leatherback & loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay eggs, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Grey whale migration passes along coastline of Vancouver Island, Canada heading to Alaska


April

Start of the shoebill season, Bangweulu, Zambia.

Blue-footed boobies start their unique mating dance, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Start of the main whale watching season in Iceland, running until October.

Nesting birds at Latrabjarg cliffs, Western Fjords, Iceland.


May

Great bear watching from now until September, Kajaani, Finland.

Waved albatross are ashore and nesting in the Galapagos Islands.

Whale shark viewing season until end of June at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.

Start of the whale watching season, Tasmania, Australia.


June

Dry season begins for game viewing, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Victoria Falls in full flow, Livingstone, Zambia.

Flood waters reach the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Humpback whales and icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada

Green turtles nest in Tortuguero, Costa Rica until October.

Open sea ice around Svalbard allows the start of Arctic wildlife cruises in search of polar bears, walrus and a vast array of other wildlife until September.


July

Southern Right whales start their migration through Hermanus, South Africa.

Beluga whales seen in estuaries around Churchill, Canada.

Great weather for whale watching in British Columbia.

Best game viewing from now until October in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.


August

Migrating wildebeest & zebra at Mara River crossings, Masai Mara, Kenya.

Raft the Arctic rivers to observe the caribou migration, Canada.

Mass 'arribada' syncronisations of Olive Ridley turtles nesting 1 week before full moon from now until December, Ostional, Costa Rica.

Southern Right whales start their migration through Hermanus, South Africa.


September

Perhaps the best time to be on safari in Africa.

Beautiful fields of flowers bloom in Namaqualand, South Africa.

Autumn colours, outdoor activities and bear watching around Oulanka National Park, Finland.

Prime grizzly bear viewing in British Columbia as they feed on the salmon run.


October

Polar bear congregate in numbers around Hudson Bay, Churchill, Canada.

Unique red crab migration on Christmas Island, Australia.


November

Migratory bird species arrive in Costa Rica.

Blue whales off Sri Lanka's Southwest coast until April.

Great Barrier Reef nocturnal coral spawning, Australia.


December

Pacific green turtles lay their eggs, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Humpback whales and other cetaceans gather until April around Marino Ballena and Corcovado National Parks, Costa Rica.

Christmas & New Year breaks in Lapland, Finland.

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