Entirely unique and only accessible during a couple of specific weeks of the year, the emergence of polar bear mums with their newborn cubs from their dens is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Located at the cosy old navy communications base of Wappusk Lodge (also known as Wat’chee) in the middle of Arctic Canada, only a few places are available each year and places are regularly booked over a year in advance. This is the largest polar bear denning site and regularly delivers quality sightings – prepare to be patient though as time is spent cosied up in polar rovers or similar as you await movement as the mother exits the den with their newborn cubs. Other wildlife that you can hope to see during your time here includes ptarmigan, caribou herds, wolves, Arctic fox and if you are lucky even the mesmerising northern lights!
Take a step off the beaten path and discover a unique destination on the very edge of Namibia, a land of rivers and floodplains inhabited by animals seldom seen elsewhere in the country, from flocks of colourful waterbirds to reedbucks, buffalo and crocodiles.