Tented Safari Camp
A pioneering Arctic camp that provides you with comfort in the far northern reaches of Canada, where the polar bears roam.
|9 Days||£13500||Mar - Apr||Arctic Canada||Small Group Safari|
A true Arctic adventure camping on the ice in Canada's High Arctic seeking out polar bears, their newborn cubs and the Northern Lights.
Explore a part of the Arctic which very few people will ever get to experience. Camp in comfortable tents right on the ice, as you move in to the land of the ice bears. This will perhaps be the coldest environment you ever experience with the temperature rarely rising above -20°C, but the pristine white ice, and the opportunity to see polar bears up close with cubs will be one you’ll never forget.
Today you'll arrive into Ottawa and board your scheduled flight to Qikitarjuaq via Iqaluit. You will be met by your expedition team upon arrival, who will then transfer you to your hotel in time for dinner and a briefing of the trip that lays ahead.
After breakfast you will prepare to travel to camp by snowmobile and qamutik (a traditional Inuit sled). During this exciting journey to camp you will get your first glimpse of deep glacial carved fjords, magnificent icebergs and will even get the change to spot some Arctic wildlife. You will arrive into camp before dinner, allowing you to settle into your tents and enjoy a brief tour of the facilities.
Overnight: Tented Safari Camp (B, L, D)
Rise early and transfer to your camp on the sea ice, travelling via snowmobile and qamutik, a type of traditional Inuit sled. Once you've settled into camp, you’ll start your time here with a briefing and overview from your guides. You will get to enjoy full-day explorations of the immense wilderness as Inuit guides bring you out onto the ice to locate, view and photograph magnificent polar bears. Your guides will be on the lookout for mothers and cubs as the young bears explore the wilderness with their mothers, having emerged from their dens just a few weeks earlier. With spectacular pressure ridges that rise up to 10 feet in the air, and pristine white snow as your backdrop, you’ll be sure to take some your best ever photos on this amazing trip. Back at the camp, you’ll enjoy hot lunches and dinners in the large dome tent, which serves as both a kitchen and dining area, as you chat with the other travellers and compare photographs while you warm up! Despite the cold, you’ll be in the High Arctic at the perfect time of year to witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) at night, and from the middle of nowhere with no light pollution to spoil the show, you’ll be able to lay back and watch as the lights dance through the night sky.
Overnight: Tented Safari Camp (B, L, D)
After a hot breakfast, spend the morning capturing a few last memories and photographs while on the sea ice. Return to Qikiqtarjuaq and overnight at the local hotel, joining your fellow adventurers for dinner.
Fly from Qikiqtarjuaq to Iqaluit, with views of mountain peaks and ancient glaciers. Then from Iqaluit, you will continue to Ottawa. You will then be able to catch your international flight home or spend time exploring Canada's capital, depending on your arrangements.
This is a small group, set departure. Perfect for photographers, this is a real adventure into the middle of the High Arctic. Be prepared for very cold temperatures and unpredictable weather, with temperatures usually ranging from -40°C to -20°C (-40° to -4°F).
The hotel in Qikiqtarjuaq may vary depending on availability.
Charter flights from Ottawa to Qikiqtarjuaq are included in the price of the safari.
Please note - we recommend arriving into Ottawa the day before if you are renting a polar clothing package to ensure you can try everything on and make sure it fits. The polar clothing package is available from £450 per person.
|Trip date||Prices from|
|Mar 20 - Mar 28 2023||£15520|
|Mar 28 - Apr 05 2023||£15520|
|Apr 06 - Apr 14 2023||£15520|
|Apr 14 - Apr 22 2023||£15520|