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The Wee Wildlife Safari Scotland Trip

The Wee Wildlife Safari Scotland Trip
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Half-Day Safari Trip in Scotland focusing on Wildlife

A half-day The Wee Wildlife Safari Scotland Trip starts from Fort William, normally meeting at Banavie Locks Car park and heads south to cross the Corran ferry. Other meeting points can be arranged. From there we’ll explore the Kingairloch area looking for red deer, seals, and the elusive otter. We do occasionally find all of Scotland’s Big Five on this trip along with wild goats and numerous species of sea birds. Porpoise and dolphin put in an occasional appearance and the landscapes are nothing short of breathtaking.

Elusive as otters are you will also learn how, where and when to find them so that in the event we don’t spot them on the day you will be better placed to find them in your own time, using the knowledge gained on your trip. Your guide is also a very experienced wildlife photographer and can give you valuable help in getting close to the species to get photo’s that will enhance your holiday memories. And if you are not a photographer, any good photographs taken on the trip will be forward to you afterwards. You’ll also learn about the flora, geology, and history of the area.

And everyone is blown away by the silence…

Trip Highlights

  • Look for otters, eagles, and deer
  • Learn how the people lived in a bygone era
  • Hear tales of Kelpies and selkies
  • Discover how the landscapes were formed by glaciers and volcanoes

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To protect both clients and myself in the current circumstances, all Wild West wildlife safari Scotland trips are offered on a private basis to parties of up to six people traveling together. For more information on how Wild West are looking after clients is available on request

Pricing

Please note all tours are currently offered on a private basis and the price given is based on a group of six sharing the minibus

Alternative Tour Name: The Wee Safari
Day 1
Half Day Trip

Departing from Fort William at either 09.00 for a morning tour or 13.30 for the afternoon. We will head south then cross Loch Linnhe, part of Scotland's Great Glen, on corran ferry. We will stop at a group of islands on the Loch to watch the seals that haul out on the rocks here, then explore the Morvern peninsula for a couple of hours to look for otters, goats, red deer and perhaps golden and white tailed eagles amongst other species. We return by the same route and will visit a red squirrel hide on the way back, before returning to Fort William. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

Wildlife species expected to see:

red deer, seals, and the elusive otter, buzzards, black throated diver, stonechat, red squirrel, whiter tailed eagle, golden eagle, red breasted merganser, feral goats, meadow pipit

What is included?

  • Guiding services
  • Use of optical equipment
  • Ferry fares and boat fares
  • All transport

What is not included?

  • Food and refreshments
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”

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Why should I book with Wild West?

Your guide, Ian MacLeod has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years and still walks, cycles and kayaks regularly throughout the region, constantly updating his knowledge of where the wildlife is.

What will we see?

We are looking for wild animals in their natural environment so no guarantees can be made. However, it a rare day we can't find a few of the key species, especially deer and seals, and the landscapes are aways majestic

Can I bring my dog

Well behaved dogs are welcome but not allowed on vehicle seats. Also, they must be kept on a lead when out of the vehicle, particularly if there are animals around

What vehicle will we travel in?

Wild West use a Mercedes Vito minibus which can carry up to 8 passengers. However, due to Covid restriction, this is currently limited to 6, all form the same group.

What precautions are being taken to protect visitors from Covid?

Wild West are currently offering trips on a private basis only so all passengers are from the same bubble. A screen has been fitted between drivers and passenger and disinfectant gel and hand wipes are available in the van

Do I need my own optical equipment?

If you have your own please bring it but Wild West do have some binoculars and a good spotting scope for use by customers. In the current circumstances the equipment is properly disinfected between customers.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


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Price & Availability

From
GBP33 / per person
This tour is operated by: Wild West

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Tour Facts

  • Highlands of Scotland
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Mammals
  • Up to 6 People
  • 4 hours
  • All year round
  • Not recommended for under 5 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English
  • Glasgow Airport or Contact us to know
  • Glasgow Airport or Contact us to know