Camping and Wildlife Photography
Canada Rocky Mountains - British Columbia via Prince George
Option 1: Tented camp accomodation Option 2: Lodge/cabin accomodation
Location: Hidden in the majestic Rocky Mountains lies a 250 square mile privately owned expanse of untouched wilderness which is home to many indigenous wild animals unique to Northern America; Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Moose, Elk, White-tailed deer, Mule deer, Stone's sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Wolf. So remote is this piece of nature's paradise, it requires a small charter plane from Prince George to arrive on the airstrip next to the comfortable two-story fully furnished lodge. Indulge in the filling high-country meals specially prepared for you by your host. Explore the wilderness either on foot or by horse-back. Cast a fishing line into the pristine waters flowing from the melting snow-capped peaks surrounding you for your chance at catching Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Greyling or Char. Have your catch freshly smoked or pan-fried specially for you while you kick-up your heels in the lodge while sipping on an ice cold beer or wine whilst casually viewing Grizzly bear on a distant hillside digging for Marmots. This wilderness tour will enthral any adventurer and provide a soul cleansing retreat from the rigors and demands of civilisation. Unique photographic opportunities await you; Your host will personally guide you safely within proximity of wildlife for you to click the shutter on your camera for some very special pictures which your friends at home will gaze upon and marvel in awe. Feel like roughing it?...for those intrepid adventurers, ride your horse until your backside needs a rest, set up a tented spike camp and warm yourself around the campfire while a bbq is prepared - if you are lucky you will catch the dancing coloured ribbons of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) or hear the howls of wolves from the mountains as darkness descends. A drive-in cabin is also available for those not wishing for the full-on remote wilderness jaunt.
Included: All meals, moderate quantities of local beer and wine, lodgings, fishing equipment (except lures/terminal tackle), guide/wrangler, horses and tack.
Cost: per person (min. 2 persons/min. 6 nights) $350pp/pd* Cost: per family (2A, 2C - min. 6 nights) CAD $5000* Additional nights @ CAD $700* per night/per family *add tax
New South Wales via Cobar
Option 1: Comfortable tented camp accommodation
Option 2: Outback homestead accommodation
Location: A 60,000 acre outback private property situated on the banks of an inland river in far western New South Wales, bordered by National Parks.
Duration: 5 full days camping/7 day schedule (arriving at camp on the 1st day and departing camp on the 7th day)
Cost: 2 persons – AUD $1950 per client, 3 persons – AUD $1750 per client, 4 persons – AUD $1500 per client.
Dates: by arrangement from April through to September
Deposit: 50% non-refundable
Terms: Remainder of cost required 4 weeks in advance of commencement of camp.
Description: Our camp outfitter is an experienced Bushman who have an intimate knowledge of the property and the surrounding area. A family owned business who pride themselves on a personalised service and who are familiar with resident native animals and birds.
Activities: Wildlife viewing & photography, fishing, excursions available from camp to a neighbouring National Park to view ancient Aboriginal rock art & visit nearby outback pubs to mingle with locals and enjoy a cold beverage. Your host will happily tutor inexperienced campers in any facet of camping should they desire.
Weather: The area is semi-arid to arid plains country with a mixture or red and black soils.
Inclusions: Vehicle transfers between Cobar airport and camp location (approx 1.5 hr drive), all food, camp accommodations and vehicular travel during camp. Also included are modest quantities of local beer & wine served with evening meals.
Not included: transport to Cobar, photography equipment, binoculars.
Wildlife identification books and quality binoculars are available for sale at competitive prices by arrangement prior to commencement of tour.
Kenya Masai Mara via Nairobi
If you have ever dreamed of undertaking a traditional East African Safari in the untouched and untamed remote wilderness whilst living the life of a King or Queen in a five star luxury camp - this is it! Situated deep in the famous Masai Mara and located in an unblemished setting of rolling savannah grassland is a permanent camp which has been catering for discerning travellers, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers for nearly 100 years, and the business is still owned by the same family. The Masai Mara is home to one of the greatest spectacles in nature each and every year; the great annual migration of the Wildebeast and Zebra which occurs between the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in their search for the lush green growth following the seasonal changes. This camp is pure luxury, and you will be spoiled like never before. The camp is decorated in the styling of early 20th century, when the safari was at its romantic high with people of nobility, high office and gentry ventured to such places, indeed such famous people as the late and former US President Theodore Roosevelt himself stayed at this very camp with the former generations of the current owners as his host. Each day your hosts will personally take you on game viewing throughout the area, either or both on foot and in vehicle. Hot air balloon tours over the Masari Mara game fields can also be arranged for you. The traditional Masai people still inhabit this land where they live as they once did, surviving from the land upon which they live like their ancestors. All of the Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion and Leopard call the Masai Mara home, and are ever present in the area where they are regularly viewed on game drives. Contact us for all the inclusions in this fantastic safari.
Cost: High Season (1 July - 30 Sept & 21 Dec - 2 Jan) AUD $860 per person per night twin share Mid Season (3 Jan - 15 March & June 1 - June 30) AUD $700 per person per night twin share Green Season (16 April - 31 May) AUD $490 per person per night twin share
All tours subject to availability. All prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include gratuities, insurance, flights, excess baggage, visas, import/export certificates, alcohol. Some prices do not include additional taxes, licences or fees which may be applicable. Contact Predatours for more information.