Spend a long weekend looking for lynx in Spain

Search for Iberian lynx in Andalucia with other BBC Wildlife readers on this amazing four-day trip.

Spend a long weekend looking for lynx in Spain
19th January 2018 - 22nd January 2018


The majority of the world’s Endangered lynx live in Andújar Natural Park. Join Wildlife Worldwide expert naturalist John Muddeman on an exclusive BBC Wildlife four-day trip to explore this forest gem in the hope of seeing these elusive wild cats.

In quiet and relatively unpopulated Andalucia a great variety of Spain’s wild animals thrive. John will ensure nothing is missed as you explore this beautiful countryside looking out for Eurasian otter, wild boar, mouflon and red deer.

You could see a variety of mammals on this trip, including otters and mouflon (pictured).

The Natural Park is also home to a large population of griffon vultures, as well as good numbers of rare black vultures and Spanish imperial eagles.

Andújar is part of the immense Sierra Morena mountain range and has some of the best preserved Mediterranean forest in the Iberian Peninsula. This primarily consists of open and spacious holm and cork oak, though alder, ash and poplar can be found at the margins of rivers, glades and meadows.

Among the oak forest that clads these hills are grassy glades and secluded valleys where Iberian lynx hunt rabbits, rest amongst the rocks, and raise their young in ancient, hollowed-out oaks.

We’ll explore these habitats slowly in a small group, keeping an eye out for the tracks and signs of these felines, hoping for a sighting. Even if we’re not lucky with lynx, there are plenty of other species to spot in this wonderful location. 

Andújar Natural Park is home to a large population of griffon vultures.

In association with Wildlife Worldwide


John Muddeman is an expert naturalist and honorary member of Extremaduran Association of Birdwatching and Wildlife Guides. John has excellent natural history knowledge and sharp wildlife skills.


Where: Andújar Natural Park, Spain

When: 19 - 22 January 2018 

Cost: £995 pp based on twin share (single supplement £60, deposit £200)

Fligh Flights from London Gatwick

Maximum group size 14 people (one leader for up to 7 guests, and two leaders for 8 to 14 guests)

What's not included in your holiday price:

  • Holiday insurance
  • Optional tips for local guides/drivers
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transport to and from London Gatwick
  • Other personal expenses
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