Travel with Cheesemans'


You won’t protect what you don’t love. You can’t love what you don’t know. And you can only know it by experiencing it first-hand. We embody this midset and our goal is to take you to the wildest of places, expanding your world and your mind, and send you home yearning for more!



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Africa

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

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Antarctic

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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Arctic

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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Asia

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

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Caribbean

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

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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Europe

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

Ted Cheeseman

Ted grew up traveling extensively and began studying and photographing wildlife as a child. After completing a Master's degree in...

Scott Davis

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

Tom Murphy

Tom has offered custom photographic tours and seminars for nearly 30 years, specializing in snowy environments such as Yellowstone National...

Let Cheesemans' Be Your Guide

"They put people first. I love the small group size and the fact that the trips are about spending maximum time in the field."

Sylvie Rondeau, 2022

"Cheeseman's goes above and beyond. Their staff are knowledgable, competent, good natured, and make certain we get to see as much as is humanly possible, while keeping the well-being of wildlife foremost."

Jodi Frediani, 2022

I love Cheesemans Ecology Safaris! Their motto of "maximum time in the field" translates to maximum life experience. CES provides in-depth, personal, high-quality experiences that elevate my life's education. Additionally, CES actually ANSWERS their phones! So unlike other travel companies. That alone keeps me loyal."

Vicky Cooper, 2022

"Exceptional organization by the Cheesemans' team. They promptly answered and 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

"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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