Once all this horrible Coronavirus has stopped spreading around the world, and we are all safe to leave our homes once more we highly recommend getting back into the world by exploring nature.
And we recommend going on a mountain safari with 5* Highland Safaris based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland.
Now just what is a mountain safari I hear you ask your computer screen…
You will travel in a 4WD Land Rover or a 6WD Pinzgauer up and around the breath-taking hills and mountains of Aberfeldy in Perthshire where your friendly, kilted driver and guide will show you and tell you about the local culture and history of the surrounding lands. You will be armed with binoculars and a wildlife factsheet to try spot some local soaring Golden Eagles as well as wildlife such as the majestic red deer, elusive mountain hare and famous grouse. Spotting the wild animals is not guaranteed as, well they are wild animals.
Depending on what time of year you visit, you will be treated to stunning landscapes in all forms with the land covered in wild heather or even a snowy landscape, visiting any time of the year is great.
The tour also includes stopping at a Bothy; which is a simple hut structure where walkers can take shelter or even local farmers and huntsmen, there are hundreds of Bothies all around Scotland’s walkways and hills. So, you will take refuge in a Bothy and enjoy a hot drink and some locally produced shortbread and then you can also have a wee dram of whisky.
Now even in Summer in Scotland you may need to come prepared, but especially in any other season, make sure you wrap up warm including woolly hat, scarf and gloves and good footwear. We have an OCOOPA rechargeable hand warmer which is amazing anytime but came in so handy during this trip. Highland Safaris do say online that they can provide you with hats and hand warmers if you like but we didn’t see any, but we were fine enough as was.
You must remember your camera also, there are some spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes and being up to 3000 ft above sea level you have stunning vistas of the land below also.
Now more than ever we need to support local small businesses and this is a great way to give back, Highland Safaris have over 25 years’ experience and are committed to providing a high-quality service whilst minimising environmental impact and in doing so have achieved Gold Status in the Green Tourism Business Scheme- the first activity operator in Scotland to do so.
Highland Safari website
We booked through Itison.com for a discount- look out for these
Price: £45 adult, £30 teenager, £25 child
Location: Dull, Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ
Duration: 2 and ½ hours
Departs: 0930 and 1330 daily
Safari Pass: Be sure to collect your safari pass which is a booklet filled with discounts for local places such as cafes and shops.
Please note that Highland Safaris is currently closed due to the Coronavirus, please check their website for re-opening dates.