Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, Guided wildlife excursions, Aviemore, Scotland
Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, Guided wildlife excursions, Aviemore, Scotland Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, Guided wildlife excursions, Aviemore, Scotland

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COVID-19

The Scottish Highlands has had very few COVID-19 cases in comparison to most of the UK, and on my safaris we tend to visit remote , wild habitats well away from the more popular tourist areas, and tend to have very little interaction with other people, and this is something that I intend to continue.

I can advise that I have not had COVID-19, have no symptoms, and have not knowingly been in contact with anyone who has.

I am planning to re-commence providing my wildlife safaris from 15th July 2020, subject to the following conditions/changes:

1)  Parties will be limited to pre-booked small, connected groups - so no mixing of unconnected parties.
2) There will additional COVID-19 related health questions asked at the time of booking.
3)  My safari vehicle will be deep cleaned before and after each safari.
4)  We will use the middle and rear rows of seats in my vehicle (a spacious Land Rover Discovery 7-seater) in preference to the front passenger seat where possible.
5)  Any parties uncomfortable with travelling in my vehicle will have the option to follow me in their own vehicles.
6)  Whilst on board my safari vehicle your guide and all clients will be required to wear face coverings. 
7)  We will adhere to Government social distancing recommendations where possible.
8)  All surfaces/equipment touched frequently will be cleaned regularly by your guide.
9)  Hand sanitizer will be provided for guide and client use.
10)  Clients will be asked to bring their own optical equipment where possible - any loaned/communal equipment will be cleaned regularly.
11)  Clients will be asked to provide their own food/drink as we cannot do so at present.
12  Public toilets will be used where possible, with the option to return to client accommodation for comfort stops if required, and 'bush-toilets' only being used as a last resort.
13)  If first aid is required, I may need to ask other members of the party to assist.
14)  I will require all clients to complete a COVID-19 disclaimer/ infection declaration form.
15)  A Health and Safety Executive risk assessment form has been completed and will be displayed in my vehicle..

If you have any questions/queries, please feel free to contact me.


Imagine...

Golden Eagles soaring in secluded glens... Osprey fishing over picturesque lochs... Crested Tits and Crossbills flitting amongst Caledonian pines... Dippers bobbing on rocks in crystal clear rivers... Red Deer on the hillside... Red Squirrels in the forest... rare Grebes and Divers in striking summer plumage...

We see all these marvelous creatures regularly, so whether you are a serious observer, or a complete novice, join our friendly wildlife outings with an experienced local nature watcher in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Why not forget about driving for a day? Enjoy the views from our comfortable Landrover Discovery. Pick-ups can be made from a number of convenient locations in the spey valley.

We visit remote areas of the highlands, and just a little light walking is needed to show you wildlife treasures that the casual visitor may never have realized existed. Don't be put off by inclement weather - these days are often the best!



We feel that outings of this nature would be unsuitable for very young children or the very infirm.