Scottish Wildlife Camping Safari

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Group size
Max 6 people
Experience level
Beginner
Duration
7 days
Distance
10 miles
This tour lets you experience wildlife camping with while enjoying some home comforts. My training in South Africa means you'll have a unique experience on this Scottish wildlife tour.

About the trip

This tour lets you experience wildlife camping with a level of home comfort and as I was trained in South Africa this tour differs a lot from most Scottish wildlife tours. You will look for the most iconic wildlife Scotland has to offer while enjoying the beautiful Scottish scenery.

Traveler pickup is offered
Please ask if you would like me to pick you up from another prearranged starting point

Airports

Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland

Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive at Muir of Dinnet

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
I will meet you at Edinburgh airport or another prearranged destination and we will go to Muir of Dinnet. On the first day we will settle into camp life and I will make our dinner.

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Lunch Dinner
DAY 2
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
Before breakfast, we will go on an adventure to find some otters at a near by loch before heading back for breakfast and a rest. After breakfast we will explore the Nature reserve looking for Red Squirrels, Roe deer and a variety of bird life such as the Tree Creepers, Ravens and the Peregrine Falcon. We will stop for lunch during the day and have dinner, cooked on the campfire and stove once we return to camp.

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 3
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
After breakfast, we will walk to the Burn O'Vat, a local geographical feature with a mysterious history before walking through the woods surrounding it looking for wildlife and to learn about the trees. Stopping for lunch during the day, once we get back to camp we can have our dinner and relax and do some astronomy with a telescope and swap stories about the stars.

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 4
Loch Muick
After breakfast we will travel to another reserve and go into the highlands in search of Red Deer. We will stop during the day for lunch and once we get back to camp we can have dinner and relax around the campfire, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate as the nights draw in.​

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 5
Loch Muick
After breakfast we will travel to another reserve and go into the highlands in search of Red Deer. We will stop during the day for lunch and once we get back to camp we can have dinner and relax around the campfire, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate as the nights draw in.​

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 6
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
As most people start getting tired on Saturday after a week of guiding on the last day we will have a slower paced day. We will spend the day looking for small mammals, butterflies and dragonflies using a butterfly net. We will also look for life in the burns (streams). In the evening after dinner we will sit at the Loch looking for Otters which are regularly seen.

Accommodation: Large walk in tipi style tent with 2 bedrooms with camping beds and a living area. Outside portable toilet and shower

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 7
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve
You will leave the Cairngorms and be dropped of at the train station or bus stop or airport so you can travel home.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast
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Included

Solar panel chargers, chairs, first aid kit, water purification tablets
Lunch (6)
Breakfast (6)
Dinner (6)

Not included

Transport to Scotland
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