The Real Welsh experience

Authentic guided tours of Mid Wales.

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Pwllgwilym, Llanafan Road,
Cilmery, Builth Wells,
Powys. LD2 3NY.

+44 (0) 1982-552140
+44 (0) 7887-554254

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Almost every region in Mid Wales has something interesting to discover - quiet villages, stunning scenery, historical buildings lost in the before rushing to visit the most popular regions why not think about somewhere else for a change? You can avoid the crowds and still have a great time discovering the 'real' Mid Wales!

Welsh Overland Safari is an independent guide tour company offering unique overland guided tours of some of the most beautiful, unspoilt landscapes in Europe, as well as rare natural habitats for wildlife. One of Wales’s best kept secrets, the region has a rich and diverse history dating back to well before Roman times. Exploring the rugged mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests of the area.

With over 20 years’ experience, the founder Richard Davies started Welsh Overland Safari because they wanted to share their passion for the area and share his knowledge with like-minded adventurers.

We've designed our guide tours to be enjoyed be all, with itineraries designed to get you off the beaten track at a slower pace whilst including all the "must see highlights". Smaller groups allow for more flexibility, spontaneity and time to explore. Our published itineraries represent the minimum of what can be achieved on our guided tours and there is always some surprises along the way too.

And it's not just our guided tours that make us different. When you join Welsh Overland Safari you'll be traveling with one of our experienced and passionate guides namely ourselves.



We are thrilled to have been nominated in the "Best Activity" category of the Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards.

We will have our fingers crossed for when the winner is announced at the awards ceremony at The Manor Hotelon 10th November 2016!

For the full list of nominations do visit: 


We have created a new tour which takes in the east side of the Brecon Beacons including Pen y Crug, a 2000 year old Iron age hill fort, the recently restored Talgarth Mill and the 360 degree scenic view from Hay Bluff a stones throw away from trendy book town Hay on Wye. This is followed by visits to Llantony Priory and Cwmyoy Church built on an ancient landslide!


Looking for a unique present for a loved one with a passion for photography?

We have teamed up with Pwllgwilym Cottages & Natural Wonders Photography to offer you or a loved one the chance to explore this enchanting area of Wales to take landscapes and wildlife images with your own private falconry display also included.

As part of the three day adventure your learn;
- How to use shutter speed priority
- How to use aperture priority
- The difference between shutter speed and shutter speed priority
- Histograms
- Macro skills and techniques
- About the flora and fauna of Mid Wales

There are spaces available on the following dates

17 - 19 Oct 2016

£495 per person 

Group Size: Max 10

Full details can be found here: 

Client Testiments

Peter M
“I’ve just recovered from my second workshop with Janette, the Mid-Wales Safari.  The weather was rotten, we got wet and cold and lenses got rain on them and it was pure magic.  None of these things manifested themselves until we got back to the warm, welcoming B&B and a mug of steaming tea.    The farm was as close as possible to being home from home, the food was just like mum made, the hosts Jane and Richard were  warm , friendly and extremely informative  in exactly the way Janette is herself, always there but never imposing.      Photographically it was magnificent, the Elan Valley, Red Kites feeding and the day spent with Hawks and Owls. As to the farm breakfast was to die for.        I have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending this workshop to anyone who loves photography, great scenery, great birds. and great food.
This Lady certainly knows how to pick places”

“The Mid Wales landscape and wildlife workshop provides a good balance of landscape and wildlife photography allowing people to understand the different requirements and appreciate the differences .  Janette provides help when required but does not impose when you want to get on and take photographs.    I went on the trip with a new camera and lenses.  Janette was very patient when I kept forgetting where the buttons were on the camera!  I was not expecting to come back with any good photographs, my aim was to learn how to use the camera, but with Janette’s tuition I managed to come back with some of the best photographs I have ever taken.    The accommodation provided by Jane and Richard was very good.   It was warm, friendly and a lovely place to go back to in the evening.    I would recommend this workshop; I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.”