BIG CATS SAFARIS

A range of wildlife safari holidays concentrating on lions, leopards and tigers across Africa and the Indian Sub-continent.

Suggested Itineraries

A range of wildlife safari holidays concentrating on lions, leopards, tigers and other cats across Africa and the Indian Sub-continent.

Highlights of Botswana

15 Days

A luxury escorted small group mobile safari through the some of the best locations in the country

Taj, Tigers & Time Out

15 Days

Taj Mahal
Prime Wildlife Reserves
Kerala Beach Relaxation

Indian Tiger & Wildlife Safari

15 Days

3 Superb National Parks
Kanha, Pench & Satpura
Tigers & Other Terrific Wildlife

Tigers & the Golden Triangle

10 Days

Old Delhi
Taj Mahal at Agra
Birds at Bharatpur
Rural India
Ranthambore tigers & other wildlife
Pink city of Jaipur

Tiger Express

9 Days

Pench & Kanha National Parks
Tigers & other Indian wildlife

Masai Mara Explorer

6 Days

Witness vast herds of wildebeest & zebra
Home of the Big Cat Diary
Luxurious tented camps

Meet Namibia's Big Cats

11 Days

Etosha National Park
AfriCat Foundation
Up close predator viewing
Luxury accommodation

Classic Southern Safari

11 Days

Selous Game Reserve
Ruaha National Park
Remote wilderness & wildlife

Introduction to Big Cat Safaris

Our big cat safaris are designed for you to have the best opportunities for viewing big cats in Africa and India. Certainly our short breaks to the Masai Mara and wildlife safaris in India concentrate on some of the best wildlife viewing and big cat opportunities on each continent. Both tigers throughout Asia and lions in Africa (and the sub-species in Asia) are threatened with extinction. Tiger critically so and tiger populations are estimated at around 2500 having declined 20% in the last 15 - 20 years and with no local population larger than 250 individuals. Lion numbers in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped around 30% in the last 20 years to an estimated population of 32,000 and few now live outside of protected areas.

Whilst still an abundant species, jaguar are notoriously difficult to find due to their living to a great extent in the rainforests of the Amazon basin and other areas. In fact they are dramatically reduced in number on the northern grasslands of countries such as Venezuela, Columbia and Guyana and no longer found on the grasslands of Argentina and Brazil and their range has contracted to less than 50% of their historical roaming area. However, several locations in Latin America provide opportunities for sightings of this big cat. A safari into the Pantanal of Brazil was one of the best options for seeing jaguars but more recently jaguar sightings in Manu National Park in Peru now make this one of the best locations for a wildlife holiday seeking out this big cat. Almost 70% of excursions in Manu during the dry season over the last few years have yielded sightings of jaguar. If you are keen to see this top predator and would also like to enjoy some of Peru's other wildlife highlights then do contact us for an itinerary.

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