Polar Bear safari with Churchill Wild
7 days from £7900*
Polar Bear lodge - what do expect?
Firstly you can expect an efficient family run operation run like clock work, to maximise your poalr bear viewing experience and to make sure your health and safety is a priority. After your night in Winnipeg and flight into Churchill with calm air, you will quickly be met and escorted to enjoy the 20 minute scenic bushplane flight (or helicopter journey) to Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Sometimes you can see cariboo and poalr bears from the plane and the thrill of landing by Dymond Lake and seeing the polar bear lodge for the first time is something you will always remember. Although the wilderness lodge is pratically built to survive harsh winters, it is certainly a comfortable base for exploring the frozen north and a lot of attention is devoted to quality briefing, good home cooked food and regular wildlife walks.
Walking with polar bears - Safety and wildlife photography
It is important to realise that your guides, who will be armed (but only as a safety precaution) are experts in polar bear behaviour. The way a polar bear moves and his distance from the walking party, are all factors which need to be constantly monitored to ensure the safety of the group. You may even see your first polar bear from the lodge before you head out on your first walking safari; as they are curious animals and it is not suprising, that the smell of food from a lodge located near their migration routes would attract their attention. When out on a walking safari the group must always keep close together and walk between the main photography guide and additonal walking guides. When a polar bear is spotted, they will indicate the time to stop and set up cameras in order to photograph the bears at a safe distance. When we stayed at the polar bear lodge, most of the walking safaris were less than 3-4km in duration and with the proper footwear and clothing, not too difficult for people with medium to low fitness levels.
This is a Small Group Tour
Arrive in Winnipeg and overnight at the Four Points Sheraton
Fly into Churchill and then connect with bushplane or helicopter for the short flight to the remote wilderness lodge.
Two days of guided walking safaris to see the spectacular resident wildlife. Sometimes Polar Bears approach the lodge and can be seen through the full length picture windows.
Fly back to Churchill and overnight at a quality B&B. Some time avaialble to explore this frontier town and its museums.
Full day Tundra Buggy excursion looking for Polar Bears and other wildlife. Evening flight back to Winnipeg and overnight at same hotel.
When appropriate connect with your international flight home
Cost £6350 per person based on two people sharing and not including international flights.
Accommodation: the Grand Winnipeg and a full service, beautifully located wilderness lodge where all meals are included.
Contact Wildlife Trails for a detailed itinerary.
Dates: Oct 29-Nov 4, Nov 4-10, Nov 7-13 and Nov 10-16
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights