Epic Wildlife Safaris

The world's best wildlife encounters

From Africa to the Arctic, India to the Galapagos we hand-pick the richest wildlife experiences, led by outstanding guides

Since the early 90s we have spent much of our lives living, working and travelling in the world's wild places researching the ultimate wildlife experiences

Whether witnessing hundreds of thousands of wildebeest migrating in the Serengeti, watching polar bears gather to await the sea ice of Alaska or tracking tigers in the jungles of central India.

But extraordinary wildlife encounters aren’t simply about scale and drama. What makes the best wildlife sightings memorable is how you see the animals. Approach an elephant on foot and watch quietly without it knowing you're there; wake to the roaring of lion in the African night or catch your first glimpse of fresh polar bear tracks in the arctic wilderness. These are experiences embued with meaning where reward is in return for time invested. And these are the things you'll never forget as long as you live.

In the company of a knowledgeable guide and – most importantly – allowing things to unfold slowly rather than chasing the headline acts, most safaris will be filled with enumerable encounters with the natural world that you could never predict, or repeat.

Few things are as memorable as an encounter with one of the planet's largest wild animals in its natural habitat”

SEE OUR TOP 5 WILDLIFE SAFARIS FOR 2019
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Our Top 5 African wildlife experiences

1 - The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

More than a million animals on the move

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Our Top 5 African wildlife experiences

2 - Africa's Big Cats

The best safaris for seeing lion, leopard & cheetah

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Our Top 5 African wildlife experiences

3 - Africa's Elephants

The best places to see elephants on safari

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Our Top 5 African wildlife experiences

4 - Africa's Great Apes

The best places to see Gorillas and Chimps

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Our Top 5 African wildlife experiences

5 - Madagascar's Lemurs

Seeing the endemic wildlife on the world's fourth largest island

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There are certain things in Nature in which beauty and utility, artistic and technical perfection, combine in some incomprehensible way, the web of a spider, the wing of a dragon fly, the superbly streamlined body of the porpoise, and the movements of a cat ”

- Konrad Lorenz

As Natural High has grown, so we've been lucky enough to attract like-minded individuals with a shared passion for wilderness and wildlife

This has taken us not just to new horizons in our African heartland, but also to hand-picked destinations the world over

Working with trusted specialists on the ground and based on our own research and travel, we offer a selection of remarkable wildlife experiences that range from encounters with Tigers in the jungles of Central India to tracking Polar bears in Arctic Svalbard with the world's foremost polar guide. In every instance we create journeys that are about understanding location and context. We want you to feel the inestimable thrill that has brought us so much joy over the years; discovering wildlife at ease in its natural habitat. It's what we mean by Natural High.

Below is a round up of some of our favourite wildlife experiences beyond Africa.

THE LESS-IS-MORE FORMULA NATURAL HIGH ADVOCATES MAKES COMPLETE SENSE. LUXURY LIES IN EXPOSING THE SENSORY, INSTINCTIVE SELF TO THE SCENTS AND SOUNDS OF THE WILD ”

- THE DAILY BEAST

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

1 - Polar Bear Safaris

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Remarkable arctic journeys lead by the world's leading polar guides

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

2 - Tiger Safaris

Highlights:

From the jungles of central India to tracking on foot in Nepal

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

3 - Humpback Whales

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Free diving with whales in Tonga and the humpback migration of Madagascar

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

4 - Asia's Wildlife

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Journey's to discover Asia's wildlife, from the elusive snow leopard to przewalski's horse

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

5 - Grizzly bears in Canada

Highlights:

EXPERT-GUIDED ADVENTURE TO TRACK GRIZZLY BEARS ON FOOT IN CANADA.

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Natural High shines rays of adventurous light into some of the least explored, most exciting corners of the wider world”

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Our experienced travellers include:

Andrea Hulme
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Rod Tether
Rod Tether
Alex Edwards
Alex Edwards

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

Everything went smoothly and selection of accommodation was perect for us

"Excellent, no problems"

Anonymous

Fantastic Kenya 🇰🇪 Safari thanks Vanessa

"We stayed at three beautiful lodges; The Emakoko Nairobi National Park, Tortillis Camp Amboseli National Park and Kicheche Valley Camp Mara Conservation Area. Great food, great staff, great guides, great management, could not fault anything. Every pick up was on time and with a smile. Loved the ‘Captains Table’ at Kicheche. Highlight was the Ballon ride over the Mara - fantastic. We saw all that we hoped to see, Nairobi; lion, rhino, plains game Amboseli; elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, plains game Mara; leopard, lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, plains game. In Nairobi we stayed at the Sarova Stanley which was also great, leaving a message on the mail board by the ‘Thorn Tree’. Key to our great safari was our travel consultant Vanessa Janion at Natural High who was fantastic. Yes we loved everything, thanks Vanessa 💖"

David Poninghaus VJ

Amazing experience

"Seamless service, Catherine was able to accommodate my changing needs, even last minute changes that were my fault, and ended up with a wonderful vacation experience......highly recommend for efficient and individualized service."

Anonymous

Very helpful and accomodating

"Very helpful and Catherine went out of her way to accommodate us. It was also short notice from our side and yet it all worked very well. Good advice was provided to us about where to stay en route and all queries promptly answered."

Anonymous

Phenomenal Safari which will certainly stay with us for years to come

"Our main contact, Rod, was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the Safari that we ultimately decided upon. We trusted his recommendations throughout and were certainly impressed by the trip. Whilst we were on Safari Rod was always there at the end of the phone, or email should we need him (which we did with a bit of a passport blip) and he did everything he could to help us out."

Matt & Lucy Worthy RT

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