Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made

Emperor Penguin & Mountain Safari

An incredible journey flying into the Great White Continent and sleeping on the ice in a camp made using aerospace technology. Spend your days hiking, skiing and exploring one of the most unique areas of the world.

Duration 8 days
Price From $48,743
When Nov - Dec
Destination Antarctica

Safari Overview

Flying in from Cape Town, you have the unique opportunity to see Antarctica from the air before you land at 'Unknown International Airport' for the start of your adventure. Staying at the unique Whichaway Camp, you head out for an unrivalled opportunity to see the Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony, which is a 2.5 hour scenic flight from the camp and is home to over 6,000 birds and their chicks. Unafraid of human presence, it is not uncommon for intrigued birds to approach as you watch them go about their daily lives.

For the next few days you are free to explore Antarctica with a huge host of activities, from kite-skiing and trekking, to 4x4 drives and hiking. Then spend your evenings around the camp sharing your stories and discovering some of the lesser-known history of Antarctica and the record-breaking expeditions that it has been home to.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • See Antarctica from the air, including an aerial view of the Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony.
  • Spend some time on the continent of Antarctica itself.
  • Have a go at kite-skiing around camp, followed by a trek to the high point of the Oasis.
  • Drive in 4x4s to a largely unexplored mountain range and amongst towering formations of rock, guided by our expert team of polar explorers, you can ski where few have been before and even reach the summit of a mountain.
  • Visit an area known as “Neverland” and, using ropes, walk on the edge of a 200ft cliff overlooking the magnificent ice waves.
  • Discover the ice waves below the camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful.
  • Enjoy a visit to the nearby Russian science station to learn more about their work, followed by a genuine Russian sauna!

The ultimate Antarctica safari; stay on the white continent itself!

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Day by day

Day 1

Cape Town - Antarctica

Today you fly from Cape Town, South Africa to the great white continent. After a 5.5 hour flight crossing a multitude of icebergs floating on the Southern Ocean you touch down at your destination, officially registered as ‘Unknown International Airport’. Half way through the flight, you cross into the polar circle where the sun shines bright 24 hours a day. On arrival you are met by modified 4x4 vehicles that transfer you to your home for the next 8 days; a luxury camp perched on the edge of a frozen lake overlooking a 200 foot ice wall. This afternoon there is a trek under the ice fall and a presentation in the evening.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp L, D

Day 2

Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony

Today you have the unrivalled opportunity to visit an Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony. Fly 2.5 hours across the high polar plateau delivering spectacular vistas of this beautifully barren landscape before reaching the colony which is home to over 6000 birds and their chicks. A land unfrequented by humans means these majestic birds have no fear of man. You will stand where few have stood before and watch as their curiosity draws them closer and closer to you. You will have the pleasure of filming, or capturing your very own ‘March of the Penguins’.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp B, L, D

Days 3-7


Enjoy easy treks to the breath-taking ice waves, to kite-skiing, ice climbing and even abseiling down the face of huge nunataks! What you do on the great white continent is subject to the weather conditions but some of the following are examples of some of the activities available to you on this ultimate Antarctic adventure: discover the icewaves below the camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp B, L, D

Day 8

Antarctica - Cape Town

After one last breakfast on the great white continent, the flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the noise and heat of Africa.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a set departure for up to 12 guests at a time. We also offer a version of this trip that includes a flight and overnight stay to the South Pole, or can tailor this safari to your preferences and dates. Please contact us for more details.

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