Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy
Highland Safaris established in 1992 with a single ex-Army Landrover taking visitors to the top of hills to watch red deer. Donald and Julie Riddell who have lived here all their lives came up with the concept. They have known the area and its wildlife and landscape and recognised the opportunity to explore the wonderful landscape and wildlife.
It now employs 42 people and runs its own Red Deer Centre, complete with shop, café and children’s trail.
Through Highland Safaris they have been able to share this knowledge with the general public and the corporate business market in a variety of ways. Highland Safaris has seen massive changes since it started, to become one of Perthshire's top visitor attractions.
Over the last 12 years Highland Safaris has been awarded the 'Most Enjoyable Visitor Attraction' and has twice been a finalist in the Scottish Tourism Industries Visit Scotland's Thistle Awards.
The popular seasonal Land Rover Safaris are available all year round and include:- (Booking essential for Land Rover Safaris Tel: 01887 820071):-
- Mountain Safaris*
- Forest Safaris*
- Walking Safaris
- Cycle Safaris
- Organise your own Safaris tailor made private charter safaris*.
*The safaris are led by well informed rangers who talk about the local Scottish heritage.
Highland Safaris centre has information on walks and cycling that can be done from the centre, which includes the ever popular Highland Safaris Red Deer Park, BiketraX and Gold Panning Centre.
The Highland Safaris Café (Free WiFi) is very popular, serving good quality healthy food which is made fresh on the premises every day. You can eat inside (next to the peat burning stove in winter) or outside on the terrace overlooking the gold panning, with views out across the broad glen.
Highland Safaris varies its safaris to suit the seasons thereby maximising your experience of the landscapes and flora and fauna - there are Mountain Safaris, Forest Safaris, Roaring Stag Safaris and even cycling and walking Safaris.