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Red Squirrel
Inchree, Lochaber © Ian MacLeod, Wild West

The Wee safari

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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.

This trip starts from Fort William, normally meeting at Banavie Locks Car park and heads south to cross the Corran ferry. Other meeting points can be arranged. From there we’ll explore the Kingairloch area looking for red deer, seals and the elusive otter. We do occasionally find all of Scotland’s Big Five on this trip along with wild goats and numerous species of sea birds. Porpoise and dolphin put in an occasional appearance and the landscapes are nothing short of breathtaking. You’ll also learn about the flora, geology and history of the area.

And everyone is blown away by the silence…

Tour Highlights

  • Look for otters, eagles and deer
  • Learn how the people lived in a bygone era
  • Hear tales of Kelpies and selkies
  • Discover how the landscapes were formed by glaciers and volcanoes
  • For information on what is and isn't included go to our Terms and conditions

We're good to go

To protect both clients and myself in the current circumstances, all Wild West trips are offered on a private basis to parties of up to six people travelling together. For more information on how Wild West are looking after clients please go to my About page.

Self drive guided tours

For those who would feel more comfortable with the additional social distancing provided by travelling in your own vehicle you can do this without missing out on the tour commentary. You simply tune your car radio to the same frequency as my radio mike and the commentary will be transmitted through your in car sound system. No need to book separately and the price is the same. Just drop me an e-mail at to let me know you would like to take up this option and I will give you the frequency to tune to. it's as easy as that


Please note all tours are currently offered on a private basis and prices, available on application, are per group (up to six people) not per person.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

Wild West
9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
PH34 4EA

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Fort William Fort William & Lochaber
Driver guide Minibus
Bespoke Private
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 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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