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Walk on the Wild Side Safari

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Venture out into our pioneering 3,500-acre rewilding project in the company of one of our expert ecologists to look for herds of free-roaming longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, red and fallow deer – the drivers of nature restoration at Knepp.

As you weave through the rewilded scrub, your guide will help you identify the different birds’ songs and share insights into the ecology of your surroundings.

You’ll connect with nature in a way that is scarcely possible in other regions of the UK. Depending on the time of year, you might see the rare purple emperor butterfly, hear the intoxicating song of the nightingale or the cooing of turtle doves. Above you, white storks circle in the skies or swoop onto their nests – the first storks to breed in the UK for 600 years.

In spring, our large herbivores have piglets, fawns, foals and calves at foot. By autumn, when the deer rut begins, the landscape echoes with the bellowing of red stags and fallow bucks as they clash in titanic battles for mating rights.

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

This safari runs several times a week from 20 April to 03 October.

The Walk on the Wild Side is a three-hour walk with frequent stops. You’ll need a good level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground. For those that aren’t able to walk very far but would still like an opportunity to explore the rewilding project on foot please take a look at the more gentle-going Snail-paced Safari.

9.30am-12.30pm or 2-5pm
£60 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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