The Best Wildlife Experiences for Solo Travellers

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching a herd of elephants trample through the landscape in front of you, witnessing the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos Islands or seeing a grizzly bear traipsing down the mountainside. The world is blessed with so many magnificent creatures that every wildlife experience leaves you wanting more. We take a look at the best places you can visit on a singles wildlife holiday.


Borneo is perhaps most well-known as the home of the endangered orangutan - it's one of the only places in the world where they still exist in the wild. On a singles holiday to Borneo, you can visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to walk through the tropical lowland forest to observe man’s closest relative. Yet, this country has even more wildlife on offer for solo travellers to spot – from the sun bears, silver leaf monkeys and pygmy elephants to more than 400 different birds!

Safari in South Africa

A solo holiday to South Africa isn’t complete without a game drive in one of their incredible national parks. Kruger National Park is one of the largest in Africa and when you spend time here, you’ll be able to enjoy seeing an array of incredible wildlife. Go in search of the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo, that can all be found here.

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Venture to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands on your next solo adventure and you will be embarking on the holiday of a lifetime! This is a paradise for nature lovers – from the delightful hummingbird that you’ll be able to spot on a visit to Alambi Cloud Forest to the wonderful wildlife on and around the Galapagos Islands - giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles, penguins and so much more can be found here.

Lion - South Africa

canada bear


Venture to Western Canada to spend time in Banff National Park, you’ll find it easy to discover why so many bears have made this area their home. On a singles holiday in Canada, between the snow-capped peaks and turquoise-coloured lakes, keep your eyes peeled for a grizzly or two. Whether wandering across the scree-covered landscape, splashing in cool lake waters or enjoying a nap in the sun, witnessing a bear in this natural habitat is simply breath-taking.

Costa Rica

You’ll need to keep track of all the incredible wildlife you’ll see on a solos holiday to Costa Rica – with a huge array of mammals, reptiles and birds this country is a nature-lovers playground. Cahuita National Park is home to nesting sea turtles, a variety of monkeys and brightly coloured birds (amongst other things). In Tortuguero National Park you are able to take guided boat tours along freshwater channels that pass through the dense jungle that is home to even more magnificent wildlife.


Thailand is a beautiful country and just outside of Chaing Mai, you’ll find the Elephant Nature Park – an ethical rescue and rehabilitation centre. This sanctuary is home to dozens of these majestic mammals who roam free in its rural setting. On singles wildlife tour to Thailand, you'll learn about the work that the sanctuary does, hear about how the elephants are rescued and watch them as they wander through the park.


For an epic nature adventure – a solos tour to Uganda is one not to miss. The Impenetrable Forest is home to majestic mountain gorilla, and a trek through this park to go in search of them is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. That’s not all Uganda has to offer – one of the worlds largest populations of hippos can be found along the Kazinga Channel and Ishasha is home to the tree-climbing lions!

Toucan, Costa Rica

Gorilla, Uganda

  1. Borneo Orangutan

    Wild Borneo

    Borneo's natural haven beckons as you venture into lush rainforests, discover remarkable flora and fauna, and cherish the moment of your first glimpse of the rare orangutan.

    • Return flights
    • 9 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels and lodges, 2 nights in flight
    • 22 included meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

    12 days from
    was £4,299
  2. Sea turtle, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Natural Wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos

    This holiday of a lifetime is a must for lovers of nature. Explore Ecuador's incredible cloud forest, before discovering remarkable landscapes and unique wildlife when you stay on three of the UNESCO-listed Galapagos Islands.

    • Return flights
    • 12 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight
    • 30 included meals: 12 breakfasts. 11 lunches, 7 dinners

    15 days from
    was £6,999
  3. Experience South Africa

    Ascend Table Mountain, search for the 'Big Five' on safari in Kruger National Park and tour the garden route on this unforgettable South African tour.

    • Return flights
    • 11 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight
    • 19 included meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 dinners

    14 days from
    was £4,299
  4. The Rocky Mountaineer train, Canada

    Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

    A spectacular journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train is the highlight of this incredible ultimate journey through Western Canada, from Calgary and sparkling Lake Louise to beautiful Vancouver.

    • Return flights
    • 10 nights in great quality hotels, 1 night in flight
    • 14 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

    12 days from
    was £6,899
  5. White-faced Capuchin monkeys, Costa Rica

    Real Costa Rica

    If you want to discover the real Costa Rica, this is the tour for you. It's packed full of unforgettable experiences and visits the stunning Caribbean coast.

    • Return flights
    • 10 nights in 4-star hotels & jungle lodges
    • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

    12 days from
    was £4,999
  6. Sunrise over temple, Thailand

    Thailand - A Land of Smiles

    Discover the many attractions of exciting Bangkok then travel northwards through Thailand to the city of Chiang Mai. Along the way, visit ancient ruins and stunning temples, before your journey comes to an end in the relaxing coastal resort of Cha-Am.

    • Return flights
    • 11 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight
    • 23 included meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

    14 days from
    was £3,699
  7. Uganda Gorilla

    Uganda - Gorillas in the Mist

    Wildlife lovers will be in their element on this tour, spotting gorillas, tree-climbing lions, white rhinos and more in their natural habitat. You'll also meet friendly locals and soak up the natural beauty of this stunning country.

    • Return flights
    • 11 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels and lodges, 2 nights in flight
    • 30 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

    14 days from