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Rewilding and Reintroductions Safari

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Apart from the restoration of natural water systems and managing our grazing animals, Knepp is essentially about letting go – allowing nature to take over. Having been surprised by the rarity of native species that have discovered Knepp on their own and are now flourishing, we are reluctant to introduce species (such as hedgehogs, insects and flora) that may be able to arrive by natural means. We can learn valuable lessons from unexpected arrivals.

We are, however, keen to introduce lost keystone species such as the beaver and charismatic species such as white storks which cannot re-establish here without human intervention.

After a short presentation over a cup of tea and locally made brownies, you will head into the Wildland in search of Knepp’s free roaming herbivores, as well as looking for signs of their impact on the landscape.

Lead by our megafauna specialist, Rina Quinlan, this safari will explore questions such as what species made it back into Britain after the last Ice Age and why does this matter? Would bison and elk be good candidates for reintroduction? And could we ever see large predators back in UK?

This safari is scheduled for 30 May, 01 June and 20 June.

Our Rewilding and Reintroductions Safari is at a moderate walking pace with frequent stops. You’ll need a good level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.

£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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