Wildlife safaris starting from Spean Bridge and covering some of Scotland's great wild landscapes.
Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris from 2 1/2 hours to a full day. Transport is by comfortable minibus. Species regularly spotted include red deer, golden and sea eagles, osprey, black throated diver and scoter. Our scheduled trips include red deer safaris in Glen Garry and a full day safari to Kinloch Hourn on the edge of the Knoydart peninsula, Europe’s last great wilderness.
The Wild West Forest Safari includes a morning driving through the Glengarry forests looking for woodland creatures such as crossbill, crested tit, roe and sika deer and many of the other woodland creatures that live here, before returning via Loch Garry to look for black throated diver and scoter.
If you travel with us in October on our safaris you can watch the red deer rut. The tours are available twice daily as demand dictates.
Bespoke safaris for groups of up to seven are also available throughout the year and pick ups can be arranged.
Red deer safari
We head up Glengarry to loch Quoich to look for the herds of red deer which roam the hills. From November to May the deer are low down providing great photo opportunities. At other times of year they will be higher up the hills but we can usually find and observe them with a scope or binoculars.
Adults £30.00; under 16 £18.00
After dusk, the creatures of the night awake to hunt and forage under the cover of darkness and this is the time that we will set off into the forest. We’ll be looking for signs, and hopefully sightings of owls, deer, bats, foxes, pine marten… and maybe, just maybe, the most elusive and secretive of Scotlands wild animals, the scottish wildcat.”
Daily at dusk. Time to be advisesd when booking. Approx 2.5 hours
Adults £30.00; under 16 £18.00
Glengarry half day safari
We start off with a drive through Glengarry forests, looking for Scottish crossbill and crested tit, then down to Loch Garry where we may see black & red throated diver and scoter, as well as many other common species. We'll also be looking at the abundant insect and flower life including dragonflies and our native carnivorous plants
Adults £35.00; Under 16 £21
Glengarry full day safari
This trip starts off as the half day but continues all the way out to Kinloch Hourn. Here we will take a walk to Skiary, the remains of a once thriving herring port, looking for otters, seabirds and other life found in abundance on theseashore. The road, now a rough track was built by Thomas Telford.
Bordering the north side of the Knoydart peninsula, Europe’s last true Wilderness, Loch Hourn really is one of
Scotland’s hidden gems and a true taste of the Wild West.
Wednesday 09.30 approx 7 hours
Adults £60.00; under 16 £40.00
- Common buzzard
- Golden eagle
- White tailed eagle (sea eagle)
- Black grouse
- Crested tit
- Scottish crossbill
- Grey heron
- Greater spotted woodpecker
- Common seal
- Daubenton's bat
- Eurasian Otter
- Pine Marten
- Red Deer
- Roe deer
- Golden ringed dragonfly
- Pearl bordered fritillary
- Scotch argus