Wildlife short break in Dorset, England

“On this bite-sized three day safari you’ll discover the plant and animal life of the beautiful Dorset countryside.”

Highlights

Explore the Dorset countryside with an experienced ranger | dawn and dusk nature walk in private forests | watching diverse bird and animal life | learning about local plants

Description of Wildlife short break in Dorset, England

This wildlife short break in Dorset is something a little different - a UK based wildlife safari for those who want to know more about the Dorset countryside. Over many years we have built up a network of experienced and local wildlife experts who can provide fascinating insight into the lives of the local fauna and flora.

We have a special agreement with the National Trust, which allows us private access to some of the area’s most beautiful nature reserves, including woodlands and rare heathland. You will be guided on your trip by Mark Warn, who has 30 years’ experience as a wildlife ranger and has a true passion for Dorset.

UK safaris run from Spring to Autumn, and each season has its own special highlights. Deer watching is popular in spring, and in May there’s even the chance of seeing newborns. This season is also great for seeing badgers, heathland birds, and emerging reptiles, including the UK’s “Big Six”.

Summer continues to bring excellent deer viewing opportunities, including the Roe deer rut towards the close of July and start of August. It’s also a good time to view bats and nightjars in the evenings. In Autumn, we’ll aim to spot some of the plentiful birdlife as well as look out for the Sika Rut, an exciting natural show that sees stags clash dramatically with each other.


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25 May 2018
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01 Jun 2018
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29 Jun 2018
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06 Jul 2018
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13 Jul 2018
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20 Jul 2018
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03 Aug 2018
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10 Aug 2018
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07 Sep 2018
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21 Sep 2018
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28 Sep 2018
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05 Oct 2018
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12 Oct 2018
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19 Oct 2018
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26 Oct 2018
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16 Nov 2018
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30 Nov 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Wildlife short break in Dorset, England

Environment

Each safari provides a real wildlife viewing and conservation experience. By opting for a safari with us, safari guests are already helping to contribute towards our conservation work. In addition guests are afforded the opportunity to gain an insight into real conservation work by observing the work of our rangers. In this way we hope guests will help to spread the message of what real conservation is and what the needs are.

Contributions from each safari support habitat conservation with the National Trust who are custodians of the wild areas that we visit.

We believe that everyone is able to help make a difference towards conserving our environment. When on safari, we operate a policy of ‘bring out what you take in’ i.e. we leave no litter or man made products behind. Game drive vehicles do not deviate from existing roads and tracks, however guided foot safaris will access game trails which cannot be reached by vehicle. When on foot, we stay on the trail as deviating can cause erosion and other environmentally harmful impacts.

Community

While on safari we recommend that visitors buy locally produced goods and support local artisans. In this way, visitors are able to help sustain the local community, contribute towards conservation and enrich their own lives. During each safari there will be opportunities to purchase goods from local markets and restaurants in keeping with the ideals of fair trade.

Our safari staff are all recruited locally and encouraged to develop within the organisation to achieve their goals. It is by supporting local rangers (who are guardians of the local environment) that we ensure continuation of local habitat and wildlife conservation projects.

Our rangers and staff also visit local schools to promote wildlife and habitat conservation and share our passion for the environment, encouraging the next generation to value and protect our diminishing wildlife habitats.

On arrival, we hold an informal chat with guests to explain our conservation work and how they are able to contribute during their safari. A travellers’ code of conduct is also available for each bespoke safari itinerary.

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