When it comes to planning a vacation, wildlife experiences are some of the most sought after elements requested by travellers. With over 45 years of experience planning memorable vacations for North American travellers, we provide the best encounters throughout Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Walking Tall in Africa
Zambia remains true to its roots with little to no commercialism. This is the real Africa, with all of the charm, beauty, and occasional challenges! Zambia pioneered the walking safari, and the prolific game and unrivalled local guides mean that you are virtually guaranteed sightings of leopard, elephant, hippo, lion, and wild dog.
9 Day Zambia Walking Safari
Lions and Gorillas and Chimps, Oh My!
Uganda is increasing in popularity, and offers a rare opportunity to see the mountain gorillas – there are less than 700 remaining. With this 6 day tour, you’ll also spend time in Queen Elizabeth National Park – famous for its’ tree climbing lions and offers excellent game viewing for buffalo, elephants, kob, topi and other species of antelope.
4 Day Mountain Gorilla Encounter
Hanging with the Locals
Sandakan, Borneo is famous for eco-tourism. Here you can see Orangutans at the Sepilok Sanctuary, famous green and Hawksbill turtles coming ashore to lay eggs at Turtle Islands Park, and the famous bizarre-looking Proboscis monkeys in Sukau. Makes a great add-on to a Kota Kinabalu stopover, or any Borneo/Malaysian itinerary.
5 Day Sandakan Wildlife Safari
The Panda Breeding Research Centre in Chengdu, China is where you can see the incredible pandas in captivity. These pandas are rare and only found in select provinces in China. If you’re lucky you can see an adorable baby!
4 Day Chengdu Pandas
Giant of the Jungle
Combining the camp idea of African national parks with Thai tropical rain forest, travellers can interact with elephants, float down the river by jungle canoe and simply enjoy the incredible lush surroundings. Stay at Elephant Hills (Thailand’s first luxury jungle camp featuring 20 luxurious tents set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand).
3 Day Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Experience
Most of us imagine penguins to be polar creatures, much more at home in a world of ice and snow than on the sandy beaches and sheep paddocks of the Falklands. The Falkland Islands are one of the last untouched wildlife wonders of the World. Unspoiled beaches, islands and cliffs provide a natural safe-haven for hundreds of species. Five species of penguins breed regularly in the Falklands, two of which, the king and the gentoo, are resident all year round.
Falklands Wildlife and Battlefields
Shell-abrate with the Tortoises
Looking for a unique vacation, perfect for a family trip, or a special celebration? The Galapagos Islands, limited by visitor numbers, offers an incredible experience to see wildlife in a natural setting – the best known is the Galapagos tortoise, which lives on seven of the islands, and has an average lifespan of more than 150 years. It’s also a great opportunity to educate the family on Darwin’s theory of evolution…
4, 5 & 8 Days Galapagos Cruise
Is it a Bear… is it a Mammal… no, it’s a Marsupial!
Despite its name, Kangaroo Island is home to more than just Kangaroos. Just a short flight from South Australia’s capital city of Adelaide, the island is a wildlife haven. Walk amongst Sea Lions, watch little Penguins frolic in the surf , or spot koalas nestled in the trees (usually sleeping!)
1 Day Kangaroo Island in Style
Swimming with Sharks
These are the gentle giants of the Indian Ocean – the region is most famous for its whale sharks that feed there March to June, but the reef is also rich in coral and other marine life. During the winter months, the reef is part of the migratory routes for dolphins, dugongs, manta rays and humpback whales. Although massive, whale sharks are docile fish and younger whale sharks are actually quite gentle and can play with divers.
3 Day Ningaloo Reef
Wild about Photography?
From June to March, travelers to East Africa can follow the annual migration – an incredible spectacle as wildebeest and other herbivores journey across the Serengeti. Over two million herbivores partake in this journey, including 200,000 zebra and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle following the almost one-and-a-half million wildebeest!
7 Day Migration Safari
For more information on Goway’s wildlife encounters, request a copy of our signature travel planners at www.goway.com or call 800-387-8850.