Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul) kittens, Mongolia

Cat Expeditions leads ethical wild cat photo tours to destinations around the world, offering exclusive luxury safaris to see and photograph felines. This includes trips to see and photograph Bobcats in California, Jaguars in Brazil, Pumas in Patagonia, Iberian Lynx in Spain, Big Cats in Botswana, Serval and Caracal in Tanzania, Manul in Mongolia, Tigers in India, and the cats of Borneo in Malaysia. More tours are being planned and finalized. Non-photographers are always welcome.

Cat Expeditions was started and is being run by Sebastian Kennerknecht, who is a conservation photographer specialized on wild cats. He has spent over fifteen years photographing most of the world’s wild cats, including some of the more elusive felines like the Borneo bay cat, Andean mountain cat, and African golden cat. Sebastian deeply cares about the well-being of his wild cat subjects and only runs tours where no baiting occurs, and the welfare of the animal comes first.

Conservation is a fundamental aspect of every Cat Expeditions trip. Sometimes that is in direct action, like building rabbit warrens in Spain for the Iberian Lynx, other times it is contributing financially to wild cat projects in the area. As of May 2023, Cat Expeditions has donated 28,000 USD to conservation projects.
Custom tours for wild cats are also possible. Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions!

Flat-headed Cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at night, Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia


Fiona leads tours that have a strong emphasis on mammals and nocturnal outings.  She has worked extensively on neotropical bats and rodents. Trip locations include Costa Rica, Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka and others. Upcoming trips in 2019 are to Peru, Gabon and Brazil.


Naturetrek offers the widest choice of mammal-watching tours, with a knowledgeable and passionate team ready to point you in the direction of some of the world’s finest mammal-watching destinations in Spain, Sweden, Peru, Borneo, Madagascar, South Africa, India and Svalbard, amongst many others. Popular mammal-focused tours include those for Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Royal Bengal and Siberian Tiger, Iberian Wolf, Lynx (both Iberian and Eurasian), Jaguar, Puma, Polar Bear, lemurs and Orang-utan.


Royle Safaris specialises in mammal watching trips all over the world, focusing on some of the rarest and most elusive species. We have pioneered trips for Siberian Tigers, Amur Leopards, Javan Rhinos, Babirusa, Sumatran Rhino and many more rare species. We run private tours, tailored tours and have a set number of group tours departing annually.


We are a small wildlife watching holiday company based in Devon (UK) specialising in mammal watching and birdwatching holidays across the world and in the UK.
We are proud of our success in finding difficult mammals, particularly the cats(!) and we have a very high number of happy returning customers.
Three key elements to our tours are:
1. Small group sizes, on average 5 people.
2. Commitment to conservation, a donation after each tour.
3. Have fun. We are always focused on key species but it is important to have fun too!


Original nature tours around the world.

We are not taking you to see the tiger in India among a circus of vehicles. We are going to look for the giant and rare Amur Tiger on foot with the ranger who knows it best.

We’re not taking you whale watching. We’re going to take you swimming with them in the ocean.

We’re not going to take you in vans to see polar bears. We’re going to ride hundreds of miles on snowmobiles over the frozen sea to find them.

We are not going to take you to the Amazon, the African savannah or the Himalayas. We’re going to track jaguars and anacondas, lions and snow leopards. And we’re going to show you how to do it.

We will not take you to see leopards. We will search for the enigmatic black panther.

We will not look for lions in the Serengeti. They will be on desert dunes.

And the wolves we search for will be swimming and fishing in the sea.

Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) enjoying the Indian Ocean surf, South Africa.


Founded in the 1980s, WildWings is proud to be considered as one of the world’s leading wildlife tour companies, with an enviable record of taking clients to some of the wildest and remotest corners of the planet and sharing some incredible wildlife spectacles with them.  

Destinations with specialist mammal trips include Sri Lanka, Mongolia, China and South Africa and we also offer an ever-growing range of speciality expedition voyages including exclusive charters.  And we operate several exciting tours to Brazil that will be of interest to mammalwatchers including to the remote Amazon and the Pantanal.  Our Primates and Parrots tour in particular offers chances to see many of Brazil’s rarest and most range restricted monkeys so is a fabulous mammalwatching trip.”  See

Our philosophy is to give you an unforgettable holiday and we are delighted that our levels of repeat business are so high.  We always provide expert guides and are committed to offering superb value for money.