Our Safaris

Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris from 4 hours to a full day. Transport is by comfortable minibus. On a Wild West safari not only will we be looking for the iconic species such as Red deer, golden eagles red squirrels and osprey but you will learn where, when and how to look for all these species, to greatly improve your chances of finding them on your own. You’ll also learn about the history, culture, language and geology as well as the ethnobotany of the region

Morning mists over Glengarry

Morning mists over Glengarry

Join Wild West to search for Scotland’s Big Five. The Wednesday Big Five safari includes a 2 hour boat trip on Loch Shiel, taking you into the heart of one of the wildest parts of Scotland. The Big Five safari runs on other days but without the boat trip.

Throughout October, safaris to watch the red deer rut are available twice daily if demand dictates. Photo safaris to photograph the red deer are available throughout the winter and your guide Ian MacLeod is a semi professional photographer who has enormous experience of photographing the UK’s largest land mammal.

Otter on Loch Ailort

Otter on Loch Ailort

Join a searchlight safari to look for the creatures of the night including bats, badgers and the elusive pine marten. These trips are better in the spring and autumn when night falls earlier, however in the summer months a dusk safari is offered so that you can be home at a sensible time!

Wild West are open all year round and winter offers some of the best wildlife watching opportunities with less cover on trees to hide animals and sunrise/sunset at times that suit humans.

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