The Cairngorms wildlife vacation in Scotland
£600 excluding flights
Single day prices for people who would prefer a few days rather than a full week (Children -17 = £58) (Adults 18+ = £85)
flexible cancellation or date changes throughout 2021/2022
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3 Reviews of The Cairngorms wildlife vacation in Scotland
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021 by Susie CookeA great opportunity to immerse yourself in nature for a week. Dane is a fantastic host and catered for dietary requirements better than many hotels. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020 by Maria CoyleA wonderful experience for our family of five, giving us a chance to get away from it all and have exclusive access to a knowledgeable guide for the whole time. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019 by Georgia Hall10/10 would recommend Dane to anyone that was looking for a wilderness adventure without the hassle of having to put up your own tent and cook for yourself. His knowledge or the natural landscape, wildlife and traditional folklore is fantastic. He tells brilliant camp fire stories and is genuinely one of the nicest people with the kindest heart we've ever met. Read full review
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PlanetThe Cairngorms is the largest National Park in the UK and is important because of its level of endangered species. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, some found nowhere else in the UK.
Some examples of wildlife we hope to observe are Red deer, Reindeer, Roe deer, Red squirrel, Dipper, Crested Tit and Golden Eagles, just to name a few. As a qualified South African Field Guide, I am trained to approach wildlife without causing them distress or them being aware of our presence. The Cairngorms has had generations of low intensity management so it has kept much of its wilderness and we will help to keep it this way on our trip.
Camping is a low impact form of accommodation, if approached responsibly. We will remove all the waste that we take into the National Park and I will take it to the local waste site so it can be recycled. The body wash that is provided and the washing up liquid that I use is environmentally friendly so any cleaning products will not have a negative impact on the environment.
We have a 'leave no trace' policy, which means I pack down the campsite after the trip, there can be no evidence that we camped there at all.
PeoplePerthshire is visited by people from both the UK and from all over the world and has always given tourists a Ceud Mìle Fàilte (hundred thousand welcomes). Although most of this trip is spent in nature, there is time at the beginning and end to extend the trip and explore the local area. As a local, I am happy to recommend local guest houses and activities should any guest wish to make the most of their time here.
Like most places the local people want visitors to enjoy themselves but expect them to show respect to the local area. We will be respectful of our surroundings so not to disturb locals and visitors alike enjoy the Caringorm National Park. I am a local to the area so you will be in good hands.
You can be happy in the knowledge that 5% of my annual net profits is given to PADS, a local dog kennel. Your money will be going to help abandoned dogs get kept safe with food and toys until they can find their new home. I have personally rescued dogs from PADS in the past and they take great care of their dogs.