Arctic Safari camp Details
An intimate and comfortable mobile camp.
Usually constructed to be as close to the action as possible. The camp may be set up on land or directly onto the ice, depending on the time of year and safari. For our Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari it is set up on the fast ice north of Baffin Island and for our Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage, it is on land within Arctic Bay. Access is usually via qamutik (sled and snowmobile), and the time it takes depends on where the camp is set up.
Accommodation and Facilities
Each of the seven tents is identical in size, round in shape with plenty of room for your belongings. Beds can be arranged as a double or twin and come with comfy bedding to keep you warm. In your room you will also find a heater and power outlet, and you can seal the windows to stop the light from keeping you awake.
The bathroom tent is split down the middle, making it into two good sized bathrooms. In each there is a toilet with an ecological flushing system, a shower and a sink. In the main tent, there are tables for dining and comfy seating around a fire, as well as lots of wildlife and photography books, many with images from the area.
There is no Wi-Fi or telecommunications here. You are totally secluded. Guides have radio controls.
There are snacks and drinks available 24 hours a day at the camp, and whilst you are out on safari. Each days dining will be completely different, you may eat a hearty breakfast at the camp before setting off for the day and take a picnic lunch with you. Or the chef could come and meet you on safari to cook you up a storm, then dinner could be a BBQ out in the wild, or tacos by the floe edge.
The activities will depend on which safari you are on, but usually time is spend scouring for polar bears on foot, watching the wildlife at the floe edge, enjoying snowmobile rides and climbing icebergs. You may also swim with whales such as narwhal and beluga, watch for walrus and seals or go kayaking. As with dining, each day will be a completely new adventure.
Children may be allowed to come on safari and stay at the camp, but this is at the discretion of the manager. Children as young as five years have stayed at the camp and loved it, however it will depend on the others travelling with you and your child’s needs.