Dawn Safaris

For those who can bear to crawl out of bed at this hour the reward is a riot of birdsong and sightings of shy animals out in the open – like roe deer, red deer, stoats and foxes. Early mornings can bring magical light and our herds of large herbivores – Exmoor ponies, longhorn cattle and fallow deer – wandering through wreathes of mist. As spring advances you’re likely to hear the liquid song of male nightingales and the purring of turtle doves.

Our Dawn Safari is suitable for everyone – whether professional birder, amateur enthusiast or complete beginner. Your guide, who is expert in species identification, will take you to the current hotspots for bird activity. The safari will be approximately 2 hours on foot, taken at a gentle pace, with frequent stops for bird-spotting.

You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground. You will most likely visit one of our signature tree-platforms where you can experience the dawn from high in the tree canopy.

Sunrise at Knepp

The safari ends with tea, coffee and a bacon roll (made with our Wild Range Tamworth bacon, when available) or a warm croissant and homemade jam.

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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your safari booking. We also cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see. Our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over