“While B&R has been offering numerous kinds of trip experiences throughout the years, our wildlife tours are truly one of a kind. There is nothing more exciting than crossing beautiful landscapes and experiencing animals in the vast expanse of their natural surroundings,” says Norman Howe, Butterfield & Robinson’s President & CEO. “We offer a variety of journeys to locations that are home to rare species of wildlife and provide the best opportunities to meet them up close and personal. Combined with diverse activities, such as walking, biking, sailing, flying and 4WD-trips, these are the perfect holidays for travellers of any age.”
B&R’s dedication to providing carefully crafted active holidays shows in the new line-up of wildlife adventures:
Ecuador & Galapagos By Sea
The Galapagos Islands are one of the most remote in the world, the reason why its diverse wildlife has developed differently than South American mainland species. After a short flight from Quito, travellers will board and stay at the M/V Eclipse, a comfortable and upscale expedition vessel. This 10 day-itinerary leads to an array of stunning landscapes such as red sandy beaches, secluded coves, lush mangroves and deep-blue coloured bays. Travellers explore the islands and its remarkable inhabitants with different modes of transportation. Meet the famous giant tortoises, go kayaking to look for blue-footed boobies, snorkel among penguins, dolphins and manta rays and climb to the islands’ highest point for a world-class view on this spectacular archipelago.
Prices per person from AUD$12,125.
Tanzania Active Safari
This trip is an off-the-beaten-track experience that is perfect for thrill-seeking adventure lovers. By combining hiking, mountain biking and exciting traditional safari game drives, travellers are able to spend more time to engage with the wildlife including giraffes, buffaloes and even lions. This journey takes visitors across the ancient Tanzanian land, with a variety of natural wonders and landmarks to explore, including the Great Rift Valley and ancient acacia forests, all located in the vast wilderness of Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro reserve. And the famous Serengeti plain is only a short flight away. Visitors will stay in various lodges, from authentic colonial cottages to stylish and luxurious suites.
Prices per person from AUD$9,430.
Namibia Walking Safari Journey
Namibia is home to one of Africa’s most stunning natural landmarks and landscapes. The golden sands and the seemingly endless hills of Damaraland will bedazzle travellers, while they track for rhinos and search for the elusive desert elephants. Mainly focused on southern Namibia, this trip will also lead through the reserves of northern Etosha National Park. An almost guaranteed opportunity for numerous spectacular wildlife encounters. and with stays in an authentic desert lodge and an exclusive hotel suite amongst an olive tree plantation, this trip offers both adventure and luxury.
Prices per person from AUD$9,100.
Bears & Whales Family Adventure
Canada’s west coast boasts a myriad of breathtaking natural habitats featuring the mightiest of creatures including black bears, humpback whales and bald eagles. With a special blend of wildlife and cultural opportunities it is also the perfect destination for adventurous families. Start off with a brief visit to cosmopolitan and cultural Vancouver, the perfect entrée for discovering Canada’s vast wilderness. Via exciting float-plane flights, thrilling helicopter rides and drift boat journeys, travellers will venture through snowy meadows, past towering mountains and pristine rivers. Educate and excite every family member by tracking grizzly bears and learning about the indigenous people’s special bond with this land. With two stays in first class lodges, flanked by a jaw-dropping coastline, this journey could not be more memorable.
Prices per person from AUD$12,800.
All packages include
- All hotel accommodation
- Food & beverages as indicated
- Services of B&R guides and support vehicles
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Specific trip-related materials and gear