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Lynx Tracking in Andalucia



6 Days

Prices Start from

£2,955pp (ex. flights)

This in-depth six-day itinerary allows for a greater understanding of the Iberian lynx and those working tirelessly to protect it. The biggest thrill of this holiday is the opportunity to uncover little known pockets of rural Spain – its wildlife, food and culture.

With birds, otters, bison, wild boar and red deer to be spotted, this exploration of Spain’s dehesa offers fabulous natural and cultural experiences. A donation to CBD – Habitat is included in the price of the trip. This is not an off-the-shelf itinerary. It has been careful curated by the wildlife travel team at Steppes in conjunction with wildlife and conservation experts at The European Nature Trust. The itinerary can easily be changed to meet with your individual needs while still keeping the essential ingredients of privileged access and insight into the work of The European Nature Trust.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Close up of Iberian lynx walking towards camera - spotted brown cat with beard. 1

Endangered Lynx

Guided safaris for optimum encounters with lynx in their wild habitat.

Fresh market, Spain 2

Artisan Food Wonders

Feast on local honey, golden olive oils and famous Iberian hams.

Ancient arabic fortress of Alhambra, Granada, Spain 3

Architectural Gems

Wander the peaceful streets of Zafra and add a few days to explore Alhambra Palace.

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Birds Big and Small

Spot birds from vultures to kingfishers and bonellis eagles to azure winged magpies.

Making a Positive Impact

This trip offers unique experiences that connect people to nature and raise funds for the protection of the Andalucian lynx and its wilderness. This itinerary demonstrates the perfect synergy of tourism and conservation working hand-in-hand. A donation to the local lynx project is included in the cost of travel to support the conservation work. This includes the restoration of habitats, monitoring populations, anti-poaching initiatives and the mitigation of wildlife-human conflict. 100% of all donations are given directly to the conservation project.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Seville - Zafra

  • Day 2


  • Day 3

    Zafra - Sierra Morena

  • Days 4 & 5

    Sierra Morena

  • Day 6

    Sierra Morena - Seville

Day 1

Seville - Zafra

Arrive into Seville and drive to Zafra. Evening presentation by CBD Habitat with drinks and dinner.

Day 2


After breakfast set off with CBD in search of the Iberian lynx. Following lunch explore the authentic town of Zafra. Late afternoon look for the many regional raptors including the Spanish Imperial eagle. Local dinner with wine and olive oil tasting.

Day 3

Zafra - Sierra Morena

Up for sunrise for a final morning with CBD Habitat. As the morning warms up giant cinereous vultures may be spotted overhead. After breakfast drive to Andalucia with lunch en route. Late this afternoon arrive in the heart of Sierra Morena for sunset drinks after a tour of the stunning finca, your home for the next three nights.

Days 4 & 5

Sierra Morena

Two days based in the Sierra Morena. Take wildlife walks for the opportunity to see bison, deer, wild boar and lynx. Visit the Virgen de la Cabeza, a Marian apparition and statue of the Madonna and Child. Spend a relaxed afternoon before an evening reserve drive followed by dinner at the Finca.

Day 6

Sierra Morena - Seville

Bid farewell to the land of the Iberian lynx and return to Seville.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Iberian lynx sat amidst rocks looking intently towards camera.
Iberian lynx by Luke Massey

Iberian Lynx Conservation

CBD – Habitat works tirelessly to protect the Iberian lynx and its habitats. Their aims are to foster a respect and understanding of the environment, working in partnership with local landowners to avoid lynx and human conflict. These efforts have seen the lynx grow from the 100 found in 2001 to the current 500 individuals believed to inhabit the region today.

Yellow rolling hillside with green trees.
Dehesa landscapes by Luke Massey

Sierra Morena Mountains

You will spend three days in search of the lynx among the rolling hills of the Sierra Morena. This range stretches for more of 400 kilometres across southern Spain, creating a natural barrier between Extremadura and Andalucía. Few tourists visit these pine and oak clad hills giving a sense of space and remoteness, perfect for peaceful wildlife exploration.

Silhouette of red deer stood against white sky between two silhouetted trees.
Red deer by Luke Massey

Expert Guides

Expert nature guides will be on hand to ensure the best possible wildlife sightings. Our partners have an intimate knowledge of this region and an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time. When available, guests will be joined by Luke Massey, an award-winning wildlife photographer and cameraman, described by Chris Packham as “an exceptional young man”. Together with his photography work Luke is an established nature guide.

Side profile of Iberian lynx head and shoulders - brown spotted cat with tufted ears and beard.


Stay in charming boutique hotels, offering a genuine sense of place, local hospitality and great food. While in Sierra Morena time will be spent on a private reserve where the family are working to sustain lynx habitats. This country property lies within one of the largest lynx populations.

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A note on price

The below price is based on a group of 4-6 people and includes a donation to TENT’s conservation projects in the region. Contact our team for an individual quote.

This Itinerary
From £2,955 Per person

When to travel

The prime time to see lynx is from late October until early May, however from December to May is the best time for travel throughout Southern Spain. From February onward temperatures begin to increase and the female lynx have kittens making viewings very challenging.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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