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Iberian Lynx territories

Sierra de Andújar
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5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people


English, Espanol


This is a 5 days tour into the Sierra de Andujar Natural Park. A beautiful natural space, that offers some of the best wilderness landscapes in the whole Iberian Peninsula, being the refuge for the exceptional fauna and flora of the region.


Our main target will be the Iberian Lynx, the world’s most endangered cat.


This is a specialist tour and we will be using local knowledge, not only that of our company guides, but also that of local people who really do have their ear to the ground regarding the whereabouts of this elusive feline.


As a local company with local contacts and networks, we would like to offer you the opportunity to take up optimum vantage points in some of the finest areas of Mediterranean woodland in the Iberian Peninsula, a truly unique natural reserve that also holds a large population of raptor species with good numbers of Spanish Imperial eagle, Golden eagle, Black vulture and Griffon Vulture.



The Sierras de Andújar NP forms part of the Sierra Morena mountain chain. This beautiful natural space in the northwest of the province, lies between the Rivers Yeguas and Jandula. The gently rolling Natural Park is densely wooded and boasts one of Andalucia’s best preserved expanses of Mediterranean forest and scrubland. The dominant vegetation is Mediterranean, with Cork and holm oak woodland, and the geology is granite, quartz and slate.


It hosts a large numbers of hoofed mammals like Red and Fallow deer along with Wild boar, Spanish ibex and Mouflon. Small carnivorous like Otters, Genet and Wildcat, and It is home to many endangered species: birds such as the magnificent Spanish Imperial Eagle and Black Vulture, the shy Black stork, as well as the most endangered cat in the world: the Iberian lynx. This Natural Park currently holds the best and most important population in terms of conservation of the specie, with about 250 lynx, which is around 70% of the world population. The very low density of rabbits is a big problem for the conservation of this feline.


A share of Iberian Lynx Land profits goes to the conservation of the Iberian Lynx. We work and collaborate with the landowners of the estates where this critically endangered feline lives, improving the habitat, or increasing the populations of its main prey – rabbit, building rabbit warrens and releasing rabbits in areas with a low density of them.


5 Days / 4 Nights

Minimum group: 3 people

Maximum group: 8 people


  • Dates: 2019. January 7 – 11
  • Group Size: Min 3- Max 8 people
  • Price based on sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplement € 60 per person.
  • Optional service: Pick-up & drop-off at Malaga or Madrid Airport. Please, ask us about this option


Day 1
Day 1

You’ll be met in the town of Andujar.

Transfer to your hotel in Sierras de Andujar Natural Park. Once you have settled in, we might make our first visit to one of the several viewing areas in the hope of finding an Iberian Lynx. Who knows, we might get lucky on our first attempt! So we'll go in search of our target in one of the best areas for wildlife. This is also a great place to enjoy along with the local territorial Spanish Imperial eagle and other raptors like Golden eagle and Black vulture.

Other species we hope to see are Kingfisher, Yellow wagtail, Iberian green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Short-toed treecreeper, Hawfinch, Great cormorant, Grey heron… In the dusk we’ll drive back to our hotel to relax after a long day, and get ready to enjoy the local gastronomy.

Day 2
Day 2

After an early breakfast, we’ll drive into the natural park. On the way to our watchpoints, we’ll cross a private estate where we can see fighting bulls next to the road. A little further ahead we’ll stop to look for our feline, by scanning from vantage points overlooking the dehesa.

At lunchtime, we'll set up our picnic lunch just by the river, near the dam of a reservoir, a good spot which overlooks the gully. After lunch, we'll continue to the main dam, and then walk over the massive concrete bridge. Here we can find some interesting birds such as Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Rock bunting, Red-billed chough.

There is also a short tunnel at the end of the dam, where we hope to see some species of bats: Whiskered, Daubenton’s, Schreiber’s and Great Mouse-eared Bats.

Days 3, 4
Days 3, 4

Two more days we’ll spend all our time - especially early morning and late afternoon - looking for this elusive animal and enjoying the wildlife from the best watchpoints.

Day 5
Day 5

Last chance to see "the cat".

After breakfast, and depending on your available time, we'll drive back to one of the watchpoints, with our focus always on getting Iberian Lynx. Our fifth day will provide us the last chance to find the lynx again, although hopefully by then we will have had good views of this feline during the previous days.


  • 4 Nights accommmodation with private facilities in charming rural Hotel
  • 4x4 transport during the tour
  • Use of quality optical equipment
  • Guiding and interpretation in English
  • All meals, being a pic-nic for lunch
  • Extra food/drink to normal meal times
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transfer to/from airport
  • Travel & contents insurance
  • Item of personal nature
  • Tips/gratuites


Our guides are provided of high quality optical equipment (binoculars and telescopes). However, it is highly recommendable to bring your own set.
According to the targeted species, 300 to 600 mm lens are recommendable. Macro lens, photo filters for landscapes and tripods can be very useful, as well as replacement memory cards and batteries.

Our guides will get clients advice about different facts like local species, species behaviour or responsible wild fauna photography.
Although humid, winter conditions are not extremely cold (around 0ºC), reaching low values like – 6º C when a cold snap occurs. Warm and waterproof boots, warm clothing, gloves, winter cap, scarf and rain coat, in case of rainy conditions, are recommendable.

In spite of occasional heat waves and cold snaps, mild climate conditions are the predominant during spring and autumn. It is recommendable to wear warn clothes, rain coats and confortable waterproof footwear. Sun cream is also recommendable.

In summer, temperatures may overcome 40º C during the day while nights stay warn. Therefore, cool clothing, confortable shoes, long trouser, sunglasses, insect repellent and sun cream are the best option.

Please, don’t forget to avoid bright colours.
In spite of exploring the best areas with the most skilled guides, none species sightings, including Lammergeier is guaranteed. Our company counts with a high percentage of success.

We are focused on wildlife conservation. So, please follow any time our guide’s advice and never put your personal interest before animal welfare.

AEFONA (Wildlife Photographers Assotiation) and Lynx, Wolf and Bear Ethic Code must be applied.
Our aim is to offer you places with the best location and the best personalized service in order to make your stay pleasant. To this end, we work with the best housing services in the natural spaces we visit. For further information, please click this link:
To get the best wildlife observations, early morning is the desirable departure time.

However, departure time will be set once you find your accommodation and adapted to every season.

The length of the full-day journeys is 8 - 9 hours, adapting them to the weather conditions given by different seasons. Thus, the best option is to try to get and advantage of the best hours to spot fauna. It is recommendable to avoid central hours, which can be used to rest when days are very long from May to September.

In winter, full-day journeys from dawn until dusk will be the main option, including pic-nic on the way.
We focus on local products and traditional recipes based on Mediterranean food, offered in the accommodation places we work with. Tell us if you have any food intolerance and we will report it.

Breakfast is served just before leaving in the morning. Meal may be pic-nic, if we stay outside, or in the hotel if weather conditions are not suitable (especially in late spring-summer-early autumn), going back to the countryside in the evening.

During journeys we take water. However, we recommend taking some extra water bottle by clients in case of major need.
Our guides are English skilled.
In order you give you the best our guides have a broad knowledge of the region highlighting nature and fauna. We are a team made up with people with different backgrounds based on biology, environmental sciences, photography, etc. Moreover, we count on gender equality.

For further information check our TEAM section.
Vehicles are Four-Wheel Drive, confortable and fitted with air conditioning and heating.

In order to optimize car use we recommend 3 clients per vehicle.
Iberian Lynx Land as a local company signed the first agreements with local landlords, having therefore, the nearest lynx locations to reduce long travelling journeys.


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