Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

For more than 35 years, Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris has designed and led nature tours to the world’s most ecologically diverse regions, emphasizing wildlife watching and photography with one simple goal in mind – to create life-changing safari experiences!

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Antarctica: Whales, Penguins, and Landscapes 2019

Fly directly to the Antarctic Peninsula and sail through otherworldly landscapes to learn about and watch whales, penguins, and seals that make their home among the ice. Feb 16 - Mar 5, 2019. See itinerary.



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Come watch wildlife with us! Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris' distinctive worldwide tours travel to destinations unique for abundant and photogenic mammals, birds and nature. We emphasize maximum field time and action-packed wildlife photography during the best season at each destination.


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Our Leaders

Our combination of first-class extensively experienced tour leaders with specialized resident local guides deliver the “Cheeseman Experience” to you.

About Us

Paco Madrigal

Paco has over 20 years of experience guiding wildlife, natural history, and birding tours throughout his native Costa Rica. He...

Ted Cheeseman

Ted grew up traveling extensively and began studying and photographing wildlife as a child. After completing a Master's degree in...

Doug Cheeseman

Doug leverages his expertise gained during 35 years of teaching ecology and zoology at De Anza College to offer travelers...

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