Stay year-round at our new Bothy

Steeped in myth and legend, owls are rarely seen in the wild these days. Knepp has all five UK species of owl at various times of the year, and in good numbers. Learn how to identify our owls by sight and sound, and about their behaviour and ecology during a short presentation over a cup of tea and locally made brownies.

Then venture out on foot for a tour of owl habitat and territories, looking and listening for signs on the way. With David Plummer's specialist knowledge of owls and their habits at Knepp you stand an excellent chance of seeing some of our resident breeding tawny, barn and little owls.

This is a walking safari with stops to watch wildlife. You’ll need to be able to cope with walking on uneven ground in dark conditions.

Please note that this is not a photographic safari. This is for the quiet observation of owls. Cameras are not permitted due to flash and sound scaring the birds. If you’d like to photograph owls, which will be with a different set-up, please book in with David here.

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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.