Bear Viewing Group Tours

There are eight species of bear - American black, polar, giant panda, Asiatic black, sloth bears, sun bears, spectacled bears and brown bears. Steppes Travel has bear watching holidays and bear tours that can take you to see any of these species.

Do you bear to know more?

  • A female is a sow and a male is a boar. A group of bears is called a sleuth or sloth
  • Bears are intelligent, have great navigation skills, good memories and use tools in a number of ways
  • Bears have an excellent sense of smell and sight and hearing.
  • Bears grieve and care deeply about family members
  • Bears are omnivores – only the polar bear is a true carnivore
  • Bears are bow-legged – making it easier for them to balance and grip
  • Bears have non-retractable claws like dogs – indeed the bear ancestor is an offshoot of the Canidae family
  • Bears have never lived in Antarctica or Australia. There are no bears in Africa at present but there used to be the atlas bear
  • Koala bears are not bears but marsupials

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Expert Tour Guides

We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence. Often they can facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

Getting to Know Bob

if you look out there you will see your first bear”. Sure enough, there was a pale rock amongst the other slightly greyer looking ones. ‘’That’s your bear’’ said Andy just 70 metres away from us.

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Wildlife 2018 Group Tours

View our 2018 Wildlife Group Tours brochure. This incredible portfolio of group tours sums up what we are all about, small group size, expertise, insight and behind-the-scenes access.

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