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”

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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.



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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

1 - Polar Bear Safaris


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

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Top wildlife experiences beyond Africa

2 - Tiger Safaris


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

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3 - Humpback Whales


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


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

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5 - Grizzly bears 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:

Rod Tether
Rod Tether
Olly Williams
Olly Williams
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.


Outstanding customer service well above the call of duty.

"Natural High arranged a trip to remember ...accommodation first class, transportation on very long road trips was excellent. Spotless . air conditioning .. food and water. Rhino and Tiger sightings to die for.. local agents left nothing to chance ... we felt in the safest hands ... then when we off grid the virus struck... Natural High and their local Agent Banyan took total control and got us from the back of beyond to UK in very worrying and uncertain times. All without us being able to do anything at our end ...outstanding attention to detail. Worth every penny."


Personal service and excellent organisation

"This was our first holiday to be organised by Natural High. We made the enquiry on New Year’s Eve for a departure in February and within a few days they had produced a wonderful-sounding itinerary in Costa Rica. There were helpful notes for packing as they seem to have someone there who has been to any chosen destination. We did do some groundwork for flights but left it to Dial-a-Flight who were also most efficient. We visited the office as it is very local to home and everyone there was cheerful and interested in our upcoming trip. We were presented with a leather file which turned out to be the most useful item en-route for all our paperwork ..... and it smelled lovely!
The holiday was one of our best ever. Not just because we saw a plethora of wildlife, but because there was always someone waiting to whisk us to another destination, be it to the airport, from the airport or a boat to a lodge etc. And they did it with great charm and humour and were always very knowledgeable about any queries we had.
For the last 8 days we had a driver/guide who was just outstanding. He was very familiar with the 3 remaining lodges where we stayed and his rapport with the other staff and guides helped to ensure that we were really well looked after. He was a skilled naturalist, had a great sense of humour and was always putting our welfare first - he made a wonderful companion for the trip.
All of the above meant that it was a really relaxing holiday so that we could maximise our time looking at the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
We would highly recommend Natural High ...... where next?!"

Ken and Caroline

Natural High

"Brilliant, everything is so well organised. We have had two trips of a lifetime organised by Rod Tether who is also a guide extraordinaire!"

Antony & Jane Braithwaite RT

Fantastic Natural High

"Perfectly organised trip to two great Nomad camps in Tanzania!"


Natural High nailed it again

"Sledding in Sweden was our second wonderful holiday with Natural High. From the moment you speak to them to when you get home the service and attention to detail is wonderful.
Everything is so well planned and organised that you can just sit back and really enjoy your holiday. We couldn’t recommend husky sledding in the north of Sweden more. We all agreed it was one of the best family holidays ever."