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Alaska Bear Camp

A genuine encounter with the Alaskan wilderness often starts with a bush plane. And this adventure begins with a private flight across Cook Inlet, passing active volcanoes and massive glaciers before landing on a pristine beach. The stretch of sand is empty, except for the brown bears that live here - and we often see them ambling along the shore before we even land. Nearby, the sustainable bush camp provides a base for your exploration in the very midst of the bears. On the site of an old homestead, the camp front the bay in an untouched setting that looks just as it did when the first pioneers ventures into these remote wild. It's a peerless location: the camp occupies an enclave of private land surrounded by Lake Clark National Park, one of the world's most renowned bear-viewing destinations. Against the backdrop of the ice-clad Aleutian Range, this Bear Camp offers rustic luxury and total solitude - with enough beat thrills for a lifetime and then some!

Safari Highlights

  • Phenomenal viewing in some of Alaska's best brown bear habitat
  • Unparalleled privacy & seclusion from our fly-in wilderness camp
  • Exceptional comfort in a truly remote setting
  • A scenic roundtrip flight is a special bonus
  • Varied bear viewing locations
  • Expert naturalist guides add immeasurably to your experience
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What to expect?

Arrive in Homer, a scenic fishing town of 5,500 on Kachemak Bay located near the bottom of the Kenai Peninsula. Known as 'the end of the road', Homer is the most southerly point on Alaska's contiguous highway system. Surrounded by 280 acres of protected state land, this critical wildlife habitat sustains more than 100 bird species and a large local moose population. Homer's key geographic feature is the Homer Spit, a 4.5-mile-long gravel bar that extends into the bay.

Bear Viewing at Alaska Bear Camp

Leave Homer on a private flight across Cook Inlet to Alaska's Bear Camp. The view from our chartered bush plane is staggering as we pass snow-clad volcanoes and jagged glaciers pouring down from icefields on high. The terrain below, comprising Lake Clark National Park, where the Aleutian and Alaska ranges meet, is some of the world's most critical brown bear habitat. Look for bears in the meadows and along the shoreline as we come in for landing, taxiing down the beach. The exact timing of our arrival is dependent on the tides. Bear Camp is located on a historic homestead, a private inholding of coastal land surrounded by the roadless wilderness of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. These 4 million protected areas are the ancestral homelands of the Dena' Ina people, preserving an intact ecosystem at the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Accessible only by plane or boat, Bear Camp is ours alone for an unparalleled immersion in wild bear habitat.At Bear Camp, there is some of the best, most consistent viewing anywhere in Alaska, due to the season-long availability of food. In the spring, sedge grass awaits the bears as they emerge from their dens, protein-rich food that supports rapid growth. Bears also dig clams from the beach as they await their late summer feast: by late July or early August, the region's salmon runs help provide the fat that enables the bears to survive a long winter. Two viewing platforms, one elevated for a territorial view, enable us to see bears nearby and at a distance. And we often watch them right from camp, which is surrounded by electrified wires, ensuring our safety on site.After an exhilarating day, gather this evening in the dining tent for dinner—fresh local fare is always on the menu, including abundant Alaskan seafood.

Alaska Brown Bear Experience

Nothing comes close to the immersive experience, being among bears in their wild home. Against a backdrop of sheer-sided peaks rising above the green valley floor, the bears are sometimes near enough that we can hear them chewing their food and communicating with one another in woofs, purrs and growls. Alaska's mighty brown bears - the coastal version of the interior grizzly bear (which is the same species, (Ursus arctos) - are the largest land predators in North America. Adult males can weigh up to 1,500 pounds.While the bear activity we witness will vary according to the season, weather conditions and timing of the salmon runs, and we can never predict exactly what bear behavior we'll witness, there's always something riveting going on. Earlier in the season, we might see mating activity. Later on, we could catch a sighting of mothers with playful cubs. Once the salmon start running by mid- to late summer, we may see bears fishing in streams. And while bears are usually plentiful right in the vicinity of camp, we also go into adjacent Lake Clark National Park for added variety. At every turn, we explore the area in the careful company of our Expedition Leaders, seasoned bear naturalists who offer thorough coaching in respectful "bear etiquette" to ensure your safety. Our low-impact presence ensures that we never disturb the bears, and they in turn grant us comfortable access to watch them go about their daily routines.

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Your Accommodation - Alaska Bear Camp

Alaska Bear Camp on Cook Inlet is a sustainable base for exploring Alaska's most pristine brown bear habitat, providing wilderness accommodations that are low on impact yet high on comfort. Built on a historic homestead on the ancestral land of the Dena'ina people, the remote parcel on roadless land was grandfathered in to remain private when Lake Clark National Park was established in 1980. Surrounded entirely by the park today, Bear Camp offers a premier location for immersive encounters with brown bears. The deluxe backcountry camp is designed for an unobtrusive presence among the bears, with tent cabins erected on a raised deck in front of the forest, facing the Chinitna Bay shoreline.

Small Group Set Departure

Multiple Dates Available from June to August 2024 & 2025. Contact us for more information.

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DateGuestsTrip LengthTrip StylePrices from
01 - 06 June 2024145 Days5194
04 - 09 June 2024145 Days5352
07 - 12 June 2024145 Days5351
10 - 15 June 2024145 DaysWomen-Only Departure5194
13 - 18 June 2024145 Days5352
15 - 22 June 2024148 DaysPhotographic Safari6218
23 - 28 June 2024145 Days5352
07 - 12 July 2024145 Days5352
10 - 15 July 2024145 Days5352
13 - 19 July 2024145 Days5352
16 - 21 July 2024145 Days5352
19 - 24 July 2024145 Days5352
22 - 27 July 2024145 Days5352
25 - 30 July 2024145 Days5352
28 July - 02 August 2024145 Days5352
31 July - 05 August 2024145 Days5352
06 - 11 August 2024145 Days5352
09 - 14 August 2024145 Days5352
12 - 17 August 2024145 Days5352
15 - 20 August 2024145 Days5352
18 - 23 August 2024145 Days5352
21 - 26 August 2024145 Days5352
24 - 29 August 2024145 DaysWomen-Only Departure5352

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