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Wildlife Safaris

I am hoping to book an Exmoor Wildlife Safari as a birthday treat for my husband in May. Wondering if anyone can recommend. I have found several companies online, but would be interested if anyone can give a personal recommendation (or otherwise!) Many thanks!

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1. Re: Wildlife Safaris

I haven't been on one but know the area throughly. I have thought of going on one so I can look and not drive. This is what I can see.

Certainly the one with a good rating on TA and with some good testamonials is Red Stag Safari which takes in a wide variety of things. I do know that the sights mentioned are some of the best in the area & you will see the wildlife and moor on this route. Personal reviews here

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1370522…

Discovery Safaris tends towards the scenery and villages with wildlife on the way. Leaves from Porlock.

Barle Valley Safaris leave from Dulverton or Dunster. They don't give a route so hard to say but seems mostly inland.

Original Exmoor Safari also doesn't give a route and leaves from Exford.

Johnny Kingdom ones leave from South Molton, doesnt give a route and is 3 times the price. I would think it is mainly wildlife and specialist. If your husband is a fan of the programmes it could be worth it.

Looking at the different companies it may depend on what you want to see or type of trip.

If I go on one I would choose the Red Stag Safari for the route, scenery and variety. Travels twice as far. It leaves from 6 pick up places. Am, pm or evening. What about the whole day one with lunch at a village pub as it is a special treat?

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thanks so much suebovington! I had looked at Johnny Kingdom safari and although my husband is a fan of the tv shows, it did seem very expensive and looks as if they might take two vehicles. I think a safari that incorporates as much wildlife watching as possible would be of most interest to us, we will be staying in Lynmouth, and wouldn't want to travel too far to get to the pick up point. I will contact Red Stag Safari and go on from there!

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Your welcome. What I have little I have heard about the safaris they have all been enjoyed. But as I said, knowing the routes I think that would give you the best balance, easy to get picked up.

It's a good time of year too for weather (usually) and wildflowers in the hedgerows. If you walk downstream on the river (TIC will tell you) it is awash with wildflowers and on one side large streaches of bluebell woods.

If you want escorted walks the Exmoor NP do quite a few for a small fee. Details in a free paper from their Info point

And there is a little cinema in Lynton that is worth going to

Have a great holiday.

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