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Beavers are back in Britain after an absence of 400 years. These remarkable creatures can help prevent flooding, and store and purify water. The wetland kingdoms they create are astonishing habitat for life, from mosses and aquatic plants, to insects, fish and amphibians, birds and bats. They can even help us in the battle against climate change. The silt trapped by their dams stores carbon.

Our two beavers, Banksy and Brooke, were released into a licensed enclosure in February 2022. Since then, they’ve had an astonishing impact on their environment, creating impressive dams, building up their lodge and coppicing the surrounding woodland. They have two kits, born in Spring 2023, who are already joining in with some habitat management work!

The Beaver Pen Tour will start with a presentation on beaver reintroduction by local beaver specialist Matt Phelps, washed down with tea and locally made biscuits or brownies, before hopping into our all-terrain vehicle and heading out to the beaver’s magical watery kingdom.

Beavers are nocturnal and extremely shy so you’re unlikely to see them. What you will see is their extraordinary transformation of the site – beaver lawns and channels, coppiced willows, and an acre of new, open water, all wonderful habitat for wildlife.

Beaver Pen Tour Safaris are scheduled for 27 April, 25 May, 14 September and 28 September.

This is a vehicle-based safari but there will be some walking on uneven ground. Wellies are essential.

9.30am-12.30pm & 2-5pm
£75 per person

Important information

All guests must be over 12yrs. We cannot accommodate unaccompanied guests under 18yrs.

We regret we cannot offer refunds or date changes once your booking is made.

We 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.

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Our 12+ Policy

Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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