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Story of the Oak

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2024 Story of the Oak safari dates have not been released yet. If you would like to hear from us when they are available to book please email us.  

Hosted by Knepp’s ranger Tom Burns, you will head out into the rewilding project with legendary tree gurus Jill Butler and Ted Green, to visit some of Knepp’s remarkable oaks.

You’ll follow the journey of an oak from an acorn in a jay’s beak through to an ancient giant. Learn about the importance of thorny scrub as the ideal nursery for young trees and the importance of natural regeneration for a tree’s genetic diversity and resilience. In Knepp’s wood pasture landscape you’ll find another meaning for the word ‘forest’ – a much more diverse and dynamic ecosystem, in tune with the forests of old.

Mid-way through the safari you’ll break for a refreshing drink and locally made brownies.

This is a walking safari that lasts approx 3 hours at a gentle pace with frequent stops. You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.

£65 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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