Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The safari tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie.
After spending some time exploring this pristine area we head out of the woods onto the open hillside. The views soon start to open up as we travel through the heather high up the flanks of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s most famous mountains. The safari then heads back to civilisation via the monuments and historical buildings of Easter Balmoral.
Discover the intriguing life stories of the resident wildlife and learn about the conservation management that is currently underway to help protect some of the United Kingdoms rarest species. Although there are no guarantees, wildlife species which are regularly encountered, include birds of prey, red squirrels, red deer, red grouse, black grouse, snow bunting and salmon.
Safaris run for three hours and cost £60 per person. We can accommodate a maximum of six guests per tour and binoculars are provided.
Safari tours start at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
The price includes admission into the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral as well as the cafe and Gift shop, so you can enjoy these before or after your Safari making for a lovely day out.