Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The safari tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie.
After spending some time exploring this pristine area we head out of the woods onto the open hillside. The views soon start to open up as we travel through the heather high up the flanks of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s most famous mountains.
The safari then heads back to civilisation via the monuments and historical buildings of Easter Balmoral. Discover the intriguing life stories of the resident wildlife and learn about the conservation management that is currently underway to help protect some of the United Kingdoms rarest species.
Although there are no guarantees, wildlife species which are regularly encountered, include birds of prey, red squirrels, red deer, red grouse, black grouse, snow bunting and salmon.
If weather conditions are suitable safaris will also be available on weekdays in late October, November and early December. Safaris run for three hours, start at 10.00 a.m. and cost £60.00 per person. Minimum group size of two and maximum group size of six. Binoculars are provided.
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Gift vouchers for the landrover safaris are also available from The Balmoral Collection Online Shop.
Reservations and Times
We only offer a limited number of safaris, so it is best to book early to avoid disappointment. Please contact us to check availability and make reservations on:-
Telephone : 013397 42534
Fax: 013397 42034
From Friday 30th March until Tuesday 31st July the morning safari tours will start at 9.00 a.m. and the afternoon safari tours start at 1.00 p.m. approximately.
From late October until early December there will be one safari available on weekdays only and this will start at 10.00 a.m.
The meeting point is at Balmoral Estate Office and payment is required when booking.
The binoculars provided on the safaris are kindly on loan from Swarovski. The outstanding quality of the binoculars allows you to get closer to the wildlife and landscapes of Balmoral Estate.