Wildlife & Natural History
Our passion for wildlife adventures and our planet’s beautiful creatures was first inspired by our sailing excursions to the Galápagos Islands back in 1970, and our wildlife safaris in Kenya in 1971 (MTS was the first to offer walking safaris there!). What we discovered back then, and which has been our philosophy ever since, is that the very best way to experience a place, its people and its wildlife is by active participation.
Our Award-Winning Wildlife Trips. Track iconic game on foot in a seldom-visited corner of the Serengeti, explore the rainforests of Panama for howler monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws; or take a journey to Rwanda to see the endangered mountain gorillas, as featured in Men's Journal and Esquire.
No One Gets You Closer. From one-of-a-kind on-foot walking safaris in Africa to a face-to-face meeting with the endangered Bengal tigers of India, MTS gets you closer to wildlife than any other company. We put you right in the heart of the wild, where you can hear, sense and feel their presence. There truly is something inexplicable about getting up close with birds and animals in their natural habitat.
Certified and Scholarly Naturalist Guides. We seek out only the most experienced naturalist guides for every MTS trip. In the Galápagos, our exclusive guides have all earned the highest "Class III" certification given by the Galápagos National Park. In Tanzania, you'll meet locally-born multilingual guides who have studied the conservation of biodiversity in African wildlife, and lived in the midst of it all of their lives.
Insider Access to Alaska. In 2000, we acquired Alaska Discovery, the oldest and largest wilderness company in Alaska, enabling us to offer low-impact Alaska adventures, including exclusive park permits unattainable by the public. MTS cares about preserving the future of Alaska's wildlife, and that's why we continue to be an active participant in the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
Africa Your Way. We know how to experience the African wilderness fully—on foot, by boat, by plane, or in our “go-anywhere” vehicles. We’ve also hand-picked the best places to relax and immerse yourself in nature—from luxury tented camps to five-star boutique hotels.