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Why Alaska holidays and safaris are so unique

Why Alaska holidays and safaris are so unique

Whilst superlatives strive to convey the grandeur of Alaska, they never quite manage to capture the reality. America’s largest state is an unfathomably vast and spectacular wilderness; one of the planet’s last frontiers, where the population is sparse (outnumbered by moose!) and the normal routine of everyday life seems so detached. It is so vast and wild, that many ecosystems remain unaltered, creating a prosperous haven for wildlife - this is unquestionably part of the mystique of the ‘Great Land’ of Alaska.

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Dramatic Scenery & Extended Daylight

Geographically, Alaska is broadly separated into Far North, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral and Inside Passage, each area varying greatly in composition and wildlife. From the Arctic regions of the far north, where you will find polar bears, Arctic fox, caribou and wolves, to the grizzly bears of Katmai. The landscapes of Alaska are those of towering snow-capped peaks, dramatic plunging valleys, fjords, glaciers, forests and perpetual tundra. Rocky shorelines contrast with rolling hillsides and soaring mountains and horizons stretch as far as the eye can see. Such scale can seem daunting, especially for a state whose size is the equivalent of one fifth of the remaining 48 states further south. Indeed much of the area is inaccessible by road, but we have a combination of ship and road itineraries on offer to ensure you see the best bits.

During the summer, you will experience extended daylight, when the sun may rise as early as 4:30am and set at 11:40pm in the capital of Anchorage. The northernmost towns may not even witness the sun set for a remarkable 84 days. 

In the summer it is possible to watch humpback whales off the coast and enjoy some of the world’s best grizzly bear viewing opportunities in their natural environment.

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Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

Grizzly bear, Alaska

Your Next Steps

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on travelling to Alaska.