Embark on a safari with a difference and venture deep into the remote Durminskoye Reserve in Russia’s Far East, home to the endangered Siberian tiger. Alongside conservationist Alexander Batalov, you’ll track the big cats and set camera traps on a unique adventure that truly puts you on the front line of wildlife conservation.
Covering over 10% of the world’s land area and encompassing nine different time zones, Russia is truly vast; stretching from the Caucasus Mountains in the west to the Bering Strait in the east. Most of the population is concentrated in the populous western cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, with the majority of the Russian landscape characterized by extensive, untamed wilderness, rugged mountains and frigid tundra. Our safaris concentrate on the Russian Far East, and we were among the first to send travellers to this remote and seldom visited region. Working with conservationist Alexander Batalov, track rare Siberian tigers in the forests of Durminskoye Reserve, and contribute to vital research into the protection of the world’s largest big cat. Intrepid travellers can also journey to the Kamchatka Peninsula, a barely accessible ‘land of fire and ice’ renowned for its active volcanoes and freezing winters, and an untouched haven for wildlife such as the Kamchatkan brown bear.