Photography Wildlife Holidays 2022

Wildlife Trails has several wildlife photography tours in some of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich locations on this planet. We work with the award-winning wildlife photographer, Trai Anfield, to bring you safari photography holidays designed to get you close to the action and also to support local charities which are active and effective in the field at protecting big cats, gorillas and wild bears.

What to Expect with Wildlife Trails

Our wildlife photography tours with Trai Anfield focus on quality time at the best locations for photography, a low number of photographers per safari vehicle, purchasing extra seats for luggage where required and expert photographic tuition to suit all abilities from Trai. This is given both while out on safari and of course back at the wildlife lodge or camp when editing and processing images. In some cases as with our Iberian Lynx tour, or Zimanga Ultimate South African photography safari.

Wildlife Photography holidays in Europe 2022

We have two wildlife photography tours led by Trai Anfield in Europe for 2022. The first departure is in January for the chance to photograph the Dalmatian Pelican in Greece and it is possible to combine this photography trip with an extension to Spain where you can join Trai in specially designed photographic hides on our Iberian Lynx tour which is limited to 4 clients only. Later in the year, we try to time our Finland wildlife photography tour just as the brown bears wake from their hibernation and you have a chance to photograph them in the snow, as well as wolves and wolverines.

Wildlife Photography holidays in Africa 2022

Both Wildlife Trails and Trai Anfield have a long history of organising bespoke and small group wildlife photography tours in Africa. We have used our mutual knowledge to focus on the destinations which we feel offer some of the most exciting wildlife to photograph while on safari. Experience the thrill of an Uganda gorilla trekking holiday with the chance to photograph Silverbacks and baby gorillas or join Trai in the world-famous Zimanga reserve in South Africa for night-time hide photography, with nocturnal visits by lions and leopards. We are also immensely proud to support Big Cat conservation in Kenya with our Mara Predator Big Cat conservation safari, which donates 1000 USD for each photographer on safari.

Wildlife Photography holidays in North America 2022

Our Alaska photography tours visit both Kodiak Island and Katmai National Park for the chance to photograph the largest brown bears in the world. Trai takes a small group of 6 photographers from Anchorage to Kodiak and then after a private fly-in bear viewing safari to Kodiak Island you will make a stunning floatplane journey to the only permanent accommodation permitted in Katmai, the world-famous Katmai wilderness lodge with its access to world-class bear viewing in Alaska and opportunities for stunning photographs as you ‘Walk with the giant bears of Katmai’.

Safari photography holidays in South America 2022

There are many opportunities on this beautiful wild continent to take part in wildlife photography tours. We organise Orca watching wildlife holidays in Patagonia, Argentina to see Orca whales hunting seals on the beach, as well as our small group Puma safaris in Torres Del Paine. Brazil is no doubt one of the most epic countries for wildlife photography holidays and in 2022, Trai will be leading a Maned Wolf and Wild Jaguar safari in the Cerrado and Pantanal.

Safari photography holidays in Asia 2022

Both India and Borneo offer stunning options for safari photography holidays in National Parks such as Bandhavgarh tiger sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park to see the legendary Black Panther and Deramakot or Tabin wildlife reserve in Borneo for the chance to see Clouded Leopard. One of the favourite small group India photography holidays is combining the colourful festival of Holi with visits to the Taj Mahal, Kaziranga National Park for Rhinos and an Indian tiger safari at Bandhavgarh National Park.

Galapagos Small Boat Cruise

A Galpagos cruise will be a one off lifetime event for most visitors to the most famous natural history islands in the world, so your choice of not only the boat, but the structure of your itinerary is critical to the success of your Galpagos small boat cruise. Yes, choosing a small boat provides access to several island where the larger boats are not allowed due to strict environmental laws, but it is the day to day structure, overnight long journeys between islands and often being the first to arrive at the key sites that makes this Wildlife Trails Galapagos cruise really stand out.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 10
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£3850
Iberian Lynx Tour Led by Trai Anfield

Iberian Lynx Wildlife Tour – one of the rarest cats in the world and have generally been regarded as very challenging to view in the wild. However a combination of recent conservation initiatives in Spain, depopulation of rural Spain and a strong passion for this beautiful cat from local wildlife guides, has resulted in increased knowledge of its few remaining strongholds. Wildlife Trails has teamed up with a local Spanish wildlife company with many years of leading successful tours to this beautiful region. So join Wildlife Trails on this specialist winter Iberian Lynx safari with Trai Anfield.

In addition to Iberian lynx you will have the chance to use a specialist hide to photograph golden eagles against majestic mountain backdrops, and other iconic Andalucian species including Spanish imperial eagle, black vulture and griffon vulture. We will also have access to a bespoke hide for red deer, carefully designed and situated to optimise your chances of gaining backlit shots against the sunrise. To stretch our legs after a couple of days in the hides we will head out on foot along the river to track local otters, which seem far more accommodating for photographers than many we have encountered elsewhere.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 7
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2940
Mara Predator Big Cat Conservation Safari

‘In 20 years if nothing is done, there will be no Lions left in Kenya’ Neils Morgensen, Mara Predator Conservation Program.

Niels Mogensen, Senior Programme Scientist at the Mara Predator Conservation Programme, and award-winning natural history photographer and film maker Trai Anfield invite you to join them on a truly unique wildlife photography safari and survey experience, focussing on the two most iconic predators of Kenya’s Maasai Mara: lion and cheetah. Leopard will also be likely, alongside the prey species that make up this complex ecosystem. Should African wild dog be in the vicinity during our stay, then of course we will prioritise this species too.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 9
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£4790
Musk Ox Safari Winter Holiday

Sleep out with the Muskox in Norway under the Northern lights in this short 3-day tour from Oslo to Oppdal.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 8
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2300
Scotland Wildlife Holiday to Skye and Mull

If you were taking your first Scotland wildlife holiday and hoping to see some of the iconic marine and terrestrial wildlife, the locations that would be on the top of your list, would be the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Mull; located in the spectacular landscape of Scotlands Western Isles. With luck on our side and some gentle Scottish summer weather, we hope to see and photograph animals such as Sea Otters, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Red Deer, Grey Seals and both whales and dolphins. We have chosen comfortable mid-range accommodation and the services of expert local, friendly guides, to get a glimpse into the secret wildlife world of these spectacular rugged islands.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 9
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2400
The Dalmation Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

5 day specialist photographic safari in northern Greece, focussing on Dalmatian pelicans, with other birds species including pygmy cormorant, spoonbill and many birds of prey, such as the Lesser Spotted and Bonelli’s Eagle, Great Spotted Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Hobby, Levant Sparrow Ηawk and Northern Goshawk plus resident coypu and Greece’s largest herd of water buffalo. Glorious land, lake, mountain and sky scapes. Tour leader:  Trai Anfield – award winning wildlife photographer,  film maker, travel writer and broadcaster.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 5
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£1630
Ultimate Alaska Bear Photography Tour with Trai Anfield

The real jewel in Alaska’s wildlife crown is Katmai National Park, which lies across Shelikof Strait from Kodiak at the base of the Alaska Peninsula. Katmai is home to the largest protected population of Brown Bears in the world, and for the past two decades it has been the subject of a hugely successful and innovative approach to organised bear viewing involving small groups of bear watchers (maximum 6 people) encountering the bears on foot in the company of an expert guide. This has produced a unique situation whereby something akin to a mutually observed, inter-species truce exists between humans and bears. Accessible by floatplane or wheeled bushplane from Kodiak or the Kenai Peninsula, the Katmai Coast is every aspiring bear watcher’s dream ticket where giant Coastal Brown Bears can be observed grazing on estuarine sedge grasses or digging for clams at low tide in spring (May & June) or catching salmon where river meets ocean in summer (July thru September). Nowhere else on the planet will you see more and bigger bears, up close and personal, than you will in Katmai where the bear viewing experience is all about being on the ground with these magnificent animals, with very few people around.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 12
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£8000
Visiting Ruaha, Mikumi & Selous

After a nice nights sleep in a quality hotel in Dar, it’s time to start the adventure with your private naturalist with a visit to the world-famous Selous game reserve – famous for big cats and the chance to see African wild dogs. From Selous, we visit Mikumi and it’s large lion prides, before ending up in a beautiful camp on the Great Ruaha River, where big game regularly walks through the camp to the excitement of all visitors.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 12
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£3750
Zimanga: The Ultimate South African Photography Safari

On this unique South African safari experience we are as near to guaranteed as possible to encounter all of Africa’s Big Five, plus an abundance of prey species and a dazzling array of birds. Using classic safari game vehicles, and making full creative use of a network of hides, we will create shots that simply aren’t possible anywhere else.

And what’s more, on this bespoke photography safari we have no crowds to contend with, as we have secured exclusive use of the reserve throughout our stay.  That means there are no constraints on our time with each species, allowing us to observe their way of life, explore appropriate photographic techniques and craft unique images which capture the essence of each animal, their behavior and interactions.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 9
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£3695