The Exmoor Red Stag A film by Andrew Turner of Red Stag Safari
|· We are the original Land Rover Discovery Safari. Come and enjoy an Exmoor Safari in our vehicle which has the legendary off road ability of a LandRover, combined with the comfort of a luxury car.|
|· As we believe you should enjoy your safari in comfort we use a Land Rover Discovery rather than the Land Rover Defenders used by most operators. The Discovery has a softer suspensions than the defender giving a smoother ride, there is more seating space per person so you will not be cramped, (a problem with the Defender), the seats are softer and the windows larger than the Defender. Our vehicle has air conditioning so you can relax in a pleasant environment even in extreme weather conditions. Soft suspension, comfortable seats, good leg room and great visibility will all ensure a perfect journey with us.|
· Each Exmoor Safari passenger has their own individual seat and we limit passengers to a maximum of 6 people so you will not be cramped, unlike some other operators who will take more.
|· Andrew Turner is the guide for all the tours, he is a local Exmoor man who is Somerset born and bred and grew up on Exmoor.
His family have lived and farmed on Exmoor for over 200 years and over many generations.
|· Andrew will use his local knowledge and experience gained from a lifetime on Exmoor, to ensure you have the best chance
of seeing the diverse wildlife that Exmoor has to offer, including the elusive Wild Red Deer
and Exmoor Ponies. Andrew has a great interest in local history and will pass on to you the knowledge he has gained from local people and from reading extensively on the subject.
|· On your Exmoor Safari we will ford Exmoors famous rivers and we will endeavour to find the wild Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies along with other wildlife including Buzzards, Kestrels, Herrons, Kingfishers, Foxes & Hares.|
|· View the panoramic scenery that Exmoor has to offer, including the rugged coastline,
steeply sloping coombes, covered in ancient woodland, the fast flowing rivers and the heathered moors.
|· Wonder at the ancient Bronze Age settlements with their Cairns, Barrows and Standing Stones and learn about them from your guide. Also see the packhorse & prehistoric bridges along with the medieval villages.|
· Learn about the Geology and the formation of the Exmoor landscape. Discover Exmoor's history
|· Our standard Safaris operate all year round and depart from many villages across Exmoor.
Lasting 3.5 - 4 hours, the majority of the safari takes place in the vehicle with stopping off points where participants can get out if desired. However no walking is required on this tour.
|· During the Autumn we also run Deer Rut Safaris. These depart ONLY from Wheddon Cross and last 2.5 - 3 hours. These Safaris involve watching deer during the mating season and trying to get close to the big Stags which are difficult to see outside of the rut.|
|· The Deer Rut Safaris involve an early morning start. We try several different locations during the morning accessed in the vehicle, but some walking may be involved in order to get close to the Deer. Participants of this tour MUST be able to walk at least quarter of a mile. For this reason it is advisable that participants wear wellington boots or walking boots and bring a waterproof jacket with them on the safari.|
|· We are fully licensed by the local council to carry 6 passengers and we are fully insured.|
If operators do not mention licensing THEY ARE PROBABLY NOT LICENSED.