We’re always delighted to hear from groups who would like to come and visit the wildland together. If you would like us to put together a private safari for you, please select from the options below. Due to the uncertainty regarding covid-19 and social distancing regulations, all of our 2021 safaris are currently on foot with a maximum of 10 guests per guide. You can either come with a group of up to 10 guests with one guide, or up to 20 guests with two guides. If your group is larger than 20, please contact rachel@knepp.co.uk to see if we can provide a third guide and take you up to the 30 person maximum.

If you would like a vehicle safari, please email rachel@knepp.co.uk to go on our waiting list for information and the latest updates.

The private safaris will be based on our Walk on the Wild Side and our Half-day safaris for those in vehicles.

Whether in a vehicle or on foot your safari will be guided by one of our expert ecologists and carefully tailored to suit the season and weather conditions. You will be taken to current ‘hot spots’ of wildlife interest but please do let our guides know if your group has a particular interest and they will try their best to accommodate. Half-way through your safari we’ll stop in a beautiful spot for a refreshing drink and locally made organic brownies.

Walking:

Exploring Knepp on foot gives you the greatest opportunity to soak up the sounds and sights of the rewilding project. Heading into the wildland at a gentle pace, you will have plenty of time to take in our astonishing wildlife – from herds of free-roaming longhorn cattle, red and fallow deer, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs, to delicate butterflies and dragonflies.

It is also the best way to listen to bird song and spot our specialities like common and lesser whitethroat, yellowhammer, goldfinch, linnet and bullfinch. In May and June there is a good chance of hearing nightingales and turtle doves – some of the rarest birds in Britain – and in summer, catch the blue flash of kingfisher over the lakes and ponds. In autumn, watch out for hunting kestrels and the titanic battles of rutting stags. It’s a chance, too, to encounter the smaller creatures at ground level – like invertebrates, frogs, slow worms and grass snakes.

Walking will be for 2½-3 hours, with frequent stops to look at wildlife. You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.

On Wheels:

A true safari experience - our all-terrain, open-sided 14 seater Pinzgauer (Austrian Troop Carrier) takes you on rough tracks throughout the project. While we do our utmost to ensure your comfort, the ride can sometimes be a bit bumpy!

You’re very likely to see our free-roaming herds of large herbivores – longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, red and fallow deer. We’ll stop at some of our wildlife ‘refugia’ to look for slow-worms, grass-snakes, toads, and voles, and cross our fingers for sightings of stoats, weasels, red kites, buzzards and ravens. Our spectacular tree-platforms offer panoramic views and a close-up of life in the canopy.

There’ll be a little walking when we stop to look at wildlife so you’ll need to be able to cope with uneven ground, and to get in and out of the back of the Pinzgauer, which has two steps.

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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your safari booking. We also cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see. Our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over.