Scottish Highlands: get up close & personal with nature
Stags in the highlands
The Scottish Highlands are an incredibly popular holiday destination for campers. The beautiful coastlines, quaint towns and villages, dramatic mountain scenery and rich heritage are all big attractions.
However, that’s not all you’ll find up north. How do you like the sound of embarking on a mountain or forest safari? This is the perfect way to explore the Scottish Highlands in a completely different way. So, why not hire a campervan and book yourself onto one of these spectacular tours?
Take a trip through the natural landscape of the Scottish Highlands on your Land Rover and explore the mountains to find what lurks between the trees. Try spotting the elusive Mountain Hare, and watch in awe as the Golden Eagle soars above your head. You might even get to see the Famous Grouse – and not just the whisky.
The safari lasts around 2 ½ hours and kicks off at 9.30am or 1.30pm each day. The £40 price tag includes the mountain safari; binocular and telescopes for spotting the wildlife; refreshments, such as hot drinks, shortbread and whisky; information sheets and factfiles on the animals.
Explore a different environment on the Forest Safari as you and your guests enter the Caledonian Pine Forest deep in the Scottish Highlands. You’ll be able to search for a variety of animals, from the red squirrel to the rose deer. You will come across much more than just wildlife though as crack clues and head deeper into the forest on hidden tracks and trails.
It may only last for an hour and a half, but it provides an afternoon of fun and entertainment. This safari departs four times a day: 9.30am, 11.15am, 1.30pm and 3.15pm. For £20 per adult and £15 per child, you’ll get the safari, a guided nature walk, binoculars and wildlife factfiles.
If you’ve hired a campervan for your trip to the Highlands, you might want to get out of a car and into the fresh air. Why not head on one of these awesome bike safaris instead? You’ll be given a route map an notes for a self-guided safari throughout Perthshire. There are a number of different routes to choose from for every ability. So, whether you want to stick to the tarmac or hit the forest tracks, you’ll come across jaw-dropping views and natural wildlife.
At just £17.50 for adults and £12.50 for children, these biking safaris offer an entire day of activity. You don’t even have to have your own bikes as you can hire for just £15.