Press release


Monday 24 June 2013

Is there anything more thrilling than spotting wildlife in a natural habitat? Saga Holidays has created tours so guests can enter the greatest animal kingdoms on earth - without paying the earth.

Expert guides accompany travellers who have a taste for adventure but still enjoy the finer side of life. This, combined with luxury accommodation in some of the most dramatic landscapes has earned the company ‘Best Overall Safari’ and ‘Best Wildlife and Nature Tour Operator’ at the British Travel Awards.

Costa Rica: Spot scarlet macaws and flycatchers on a skytram through the rainforest canopy and look out for sloths and monkeys during a riverboat tour in one the most biodiverse countries in the world. Price from £2,199 for 14 nights.

Nepal : Join an elephant safari and take a boat along the Narayani River while looking for wildlife during this adventure holiday, staying in jungle or mountainside lodges. Price from 2,399 for 11 nights.

Sri Lanka : Stay in Cinnamon Lodge, a peaceful botanical sanctuary in 27 acres at Habarana, close to three nature reserves in a wild elephant corridor. Price from £1, 599 for 9 nights.

Galapagos Islands : Embark on a trip of a lifetime combining a tour of Machu Pinchu, in Peru,  Quito in Ecuador and a three-night cruise on MV Galapagos. View islands teeming with wildlife from seals and iguanas, Darwin’s finches and the blue-footed booby. Price from £4,399 for 13 nights.

Madagascar : Explore the orchid-cloaked Analamazaotra Nature Reserve to see the largest species of lemur, the indri. During this unforgettable nature trail where the baobab trees grow, travel to Mantadia National Park, to look for the smallest species of lemur, the nocturnal microcebus. Price from £2,699 for 14 nights.

Zambia : Join day and night-time game drives in the last great wilderness of South Luangwa National Park, home to 60 animal species, including the rare Thornicroft giraffe. A rich variety of birdlife can be viewed from your lodge, once the retreat of Zambia’s first president. Price from £2,999 for 12 nights.

All holidays include flights, VIP door-to-door travel service, travel insurance, an accompanying Saga representative, excursions and most meals.


Editor’s Notes:
Saga Travel is part of the Saga Group, which is the UK’s leading provider of holidays, products and services specifically designed for people aged 50 and over. With over 2 million customers, Saga provides insurance, financial services and holidays and publishes the monthly Saga Magazine.

Saga Holidays are available exclusively for people aged 50 and over, with a travelling partner of 40 or over. Single rooms are available at no extra cost on many hotel stays and tours and include welcome drink, porterage of luggage and cancellation cover. If Saga Holidays reduce the price of a holiday once it has been confirmed, the value of the saving will automatically be passed on to customers, which ensures that early bookers never miss out. This is the Saga promise. Saga Holidays also guarantee that the price of a holiday will not be subject to any surcharges, regardless of what may happen to fuel prices or exchange rates.