Red Squirrel
Inchree, Lochaber © Ian MacLeod, Wild West

The Wee safari

From £60 per adult

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January — December

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Join Wild West for a morning or afternoon safari discovering the wonderful wildlife of the wild Ardgour region, part of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. This trip is offered on a private basis.

Starting from Inchree Forest this tour is focused on finding some of Scotland’s best-loved species. We’ll start by having a look to see if there are any squirrels at the hide beside the car park. We’ll then cross Corran ferry to Ardgour on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

European otter in seaweed

Our next stop will be to look for the seals which are often hauled out on the rocks on Loch Linnhe as we drive by. Then we take the road less travelled along to Kingairloch where we will be looking for deer on the hills and otters on the seashore, not forgetting the feral goats that feed on the seaweed.

We can expect to see many different species of birds which will vary depending on the time of year but we regularly come across divers, mergansers, eider ducks and occasionally a white-tailed eagles and even golden eagles put in an appearance from time to time. It’s not uncommon to see porpoise along the seafront and occasionally dolphins perform a swim past. And everyone comments on the deafening silence.

The return journey gives us spectacular views of Ben Nevis and another opportunity to look for the seals.

      Tour highlights

* Discover the hidden secrets of the West Highlands

* Enjoy and photograph amazing views of Ben Nevis

* Look for otters, deer and seals

* Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the area

      Cost: Private safari for up to eight passengers £195.00

Those travelling alone or as a couple may prefer to join a mixed group. These are available Monday and Thursday mornings from April until October. Single travellers can book but the trip requires a minimum of two people to run. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to lack of numbers and no suitable alternative is available all monies paid will be refunded. To book, please choose the mixed group option at the checkout.

     Cost: Adults £60.00 Under 16 £45.00 

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Contact details

Wild West
9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
PH34 4EA

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Fort William Fort William & Lochaber
Driver guide Minibus
Private Small Group (1-16)
Geology Landscapes Photography Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions

Tour prices


  • £60 Per Adult
  • £45 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Wild West

Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris, scenic tours and photography tours in the west of Scotland. Based in Fort William safaris and tours can cover locations such as Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Glen Nevis and the islands of Mull and Skye. On wildlife safaris we will be looking for red deer, otters, eagle, red squirrels and seals amongst other species. Join us in October to see the red deer rut. Binoculars and spotting scopes are provided for guest use. Your guide Ian MacLeod is an experienced photographer who will be happy to help you get the best from our camera.

Opening times

Trips normally run between 09.00 and 17.30 daily with evening trips on demand. Tours are available all year. Throughout the winter months, November to March these are by arrangement on a private basis

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