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

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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:

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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

First class. Experts in the holiday adventure field. Great to deal with

"First class! Natural High are experts in their field. All the boxes are ticked which leaves you to travel without any worries. Excellent destinations, superb accommodation and all the logistics are taken care of. Natural High tailor holidays exactly to your needs. Would highly recommend and we will be using Natural High again."

Anonymous

Perfect family Safari!!

"Our family Kenyan safari trip to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary was perfectly planned by Catherine from the moment we landed in Nairobi, to our last day. We traveled to Ol Malo in Laikipia, Lewa House in Lewa Downs, and Tangulia Mara in the Maasai Mara. Each place offered incredibly talented and informative guides, and gracious, loving staff. The variety of animals we saw was breathtaking. Our grand daughter celebrated her 14th birthday with special pancakes and singing in Ol Malo, and then a beautiful candlelit dinner under the starry night in Lewa. Our 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated at Tangulia Mara with an amazing day watching the migration of the wildebeest in the Maasai Mara, and beautiful intimate dinner party and dancing with the entire staff during the evening.
Thank you, Natural High, for the best trip of our lifetime!"

Anonymous

Fantastic Zambia holiday - South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi

"We cannot thank Natural High and Catherine enough for such a fantastic holiday. During the planning, Catherine answered endless questions from our family and supported us every step of the way in coordinating our separate itineraries (which can't have been easy when we were a party of 11 and all travelling from different locations!). The South Luangwa has become our favourite Africa destination - and Flatdogs our favourite camp! Catherine was very thoughtful in arranging extra surprises for our group as we were celebrating a special birthday. The staff at Flatdogs treated us so well, and they were very open to letting us have large family dinners at various locations around camp. The guides were so enthusiastic the entire week!
We had our own separate holiday afterwards for just the two of us at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi. Catherine was so supportive and flexible in helping us identify a suitable camp within an easy distance of Flatdogs, which also provided a different range of activities (boat safaris, tiger fishing and canoeing in addition to game drives!).
All in all a brilliant holiday (Flatdogs and Chongwe were the perfect combination), and everything went so smoothly. We are very much missing enjoying our G&Ts whilst watching elephants in the sunset...!"

Edgar & Alexandra Bailey CR

Absolutely amazing Family Celebration at Flatdogs!

"Outstanding service from Catherine who really understands what we want from our holiday. Catherine always goes the extra mile to choose the very best camps for us; to make sure all arrangements are in place; and to make sure we are treated as special guests when we arrive. This trip was an extra challenge given the size of our group - 11 with age range from 4 to 64 and wide range of "Africa experience" and in choosing Flatdogs, she made the best call possible - it was an amazing trip and could not have been better! Jess, Adrian and all the staff made sure our stay was fabulous; the guides were superb; the accommodation wonderful; and the "treats" -sundowners; brai; pimms; picnic; evening meals together (with hippos, bushbabies and elephants in attendance) and drinks at the fire were all that we could have hoped for - all in all, a really special family holiday."

Anonymous

outstanding organisation and service

"really know the regions they deal with well, excellent organisation of our trip, great understanding of our needs, flexibility and quick follow up, outstanding local representatives, very good pricing. we used them before and will for sure do again."

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