We Offer Private Trips!

Did you know that we can arrange a private trip for you to many of our destinations including in our local California Bay Area? Are you celebrating a special event or prefer to keep your group to close friends or family? If so, these options are the ones for you!


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Africa is the place to see the “Big Five” - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - but there is...

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Have you walked among 150,000 penguins? The Antarctic region is home to huge numbers of wildlife that exploit the richest...

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Home to snowy wide-open vistas and Polar Bears, this land of the midnight sun offers unique opportunities for Arctic photography...

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Ancient temples, Buddhist monasteries, remote preserved cultures, fascinating history, and friendly people are just some of the appealing qualities of...

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Come eye-to-eye with a whale in their watery world. Snorkeling and swimming with Humpback Whales in warm Caribbean waters provides...

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Central America

Lush forest covers much of this mountainous spindle of land providing some of the most productive ecosystems in the world....

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North America

Tour some of the most wildlife-rich hotspots in North America with us. Explore Alaska from north to south and spring...

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Oceania is centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean including Australia, New Zealand, Palau, and Papua New Guinea....

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South America

Walk lush Amazonian rainforests, traverse high Andean peaks, dig into ancient Inca civilizations, sail and snorkel isolated offshore islands, and...

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Set among Europe’s iconic cultural heritage sets critically situated natural areas and parks that help protect the remaining flora and...

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Come watch wildlife with us! Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris' distinctive worldwide tours travel to destinations unique for abundant and photogenic mammals, birds and nature. We emphasize maximum field time and action-packed wildlife photography during the best season at each destination.

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Our Leaders

Our combination of first-class extensively experienced tour leaders with specialized resident local guides deliver the “Cheeseman Experience” to you.

About Us

Juan Manuel Salcedo

Juan grew up in the Galápagos Islands where he developed his passion for wildlife while sailing on his father's boat....

Scott Davis

Scott is a professional photographer specializing in wildlife, nature, and travel. Originally trained as a wildlife and marine biologist, his...

David 'Billy' Herman

Billy loves nothing more than sharing nature and wildlife with travelers. He has led trips around the world and his...

Let Cheesemans' Be Your Guide

"Exceptional organization by the Cheesemans' team. They promptly answered ant queries, and individualized my trip to accommodate my schedule. Having traveled with Cheesemans previously to Antarctica and Australia, I expected no less."

Alan Livingstone, 2021

"I went to the Galápagos Islands for two weeks. It was my dream for 60 years. I could not imagine more. Every day was new experiences. I loved the Samba. She is a beautiful older, well-kept boat. She is perfect. The Samba Crew feels like family. I have been home four days and I am still reveling in my adventures.

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Dealing with Cheeseman Safari’s was a pleasure from start to finish."

Sandi Zimmermann, 2021

"I would forego 4 trips in order to save enough money to go on a Cheesemans' expedition. It was an unforgettable experience and could not have been better. We were very fortunate to have good weather and a group of experienced travelers/guests where were all good company, but the crew and Scott made the trip. I can't say enough good about them."

Anneli Lidén, 2019

"The Cheeseman's Expedition to Palau was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had; a perfect blend of adventure in the beautiful
waters of the South Pacific and interactions with the Palauan culture and history and with an appropriate emphasis on conservation of this amazing

Jessica Joganic, 2019

"We feel very fortunate to have had Ted Cheeseman lead the trip! He added so much: adjusting plans and activities to changing conditions to show us the best things available; generously sharing his deep knowledge and experience of all things Antarctic; keeping in good spirits; even catering to our geocaching interests."

David Canright, 2020

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