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Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari

An Epic Small-Group Nature Adventure—All-Encompassing & Away from Crowds!
While superlatives strive to convey the grandeur of Alaska, they never quite manage to capture the reality. Our Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari does, though. In the company of some of Alaska's top naturalist guides, we take you far afield from the heavily touristed routes and into a genuine Alaskan wilderness adventure: Experience the silent inner heart of Denali, where wolves and grizzlies roam the tundra. Come alongside the face of a calving glacier and look for whales and otters on a private yacht cruise in Kenai Fjords. At the edge of the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, watch giant brown bears fish for salmon. This is Alaska “less discovered”: bigger, wilder and more enthralling than you ever imagined. You’ve got to see it for yourself!

Trip Highlights

  • Our exclusive itinerary takes you away from more crowded routes and includes close-up viewing of Alaska's famous brown bears at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park
  • Experience genuine wilderness in the remote reaches of Denali National Park as we overnight at one of the few lodges located deep within the park’s interior 
  • Cruise Kenai Fjords aboard our chartered yacht among glaciers, icebergs and marine wildlife, and stay in splendid isolation on private Fox Island

Want to See the Real Alaska? Choose Nat Hab
No state is as vast, as stunning and as wild as Alaska. While most travel companies boast that they show you Alaska, the truth is that 99 percent of Alaska visitors end up in the same crowded complex of bland hotels, big buses and cruise ships, missing the genuine wilderness and wildlife spectacles that make the 49th state so remarkable. That’s why we’ve crafted our Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari differently. Most of our field staff call Alaska home, giving us unmatched insider knowledge of Alaska’s wildlife and scenic wonders. The result? Our guests enjoy an immersive Alaska nature adventure that is simply second to none:
  1. Just 14 Travelers for the Richest Alaska Experience!
    With an average maximum of just 14 guests, you’ll enjoy plenty of space on our vehicles, the full attention of our staff and, most importantly, more personal nature experiences that cannot be attained in large bus tour groups or on board huge cruise ships.
  2. The Optimal Alaska Wildlife Itinerary
    Our meticulously crafted Alaska wildlife itinerary has been designed in conjunction with WWF for close-up wildlife viewing and has been enhanced annually for a quarter of a century—this is our flagship Alaska adventure in which we take great pride. 
  3. Stay in the Remote Heart of Denali National Park
    Journey 90 miles into the center of Denali National Park and overnight at a first-class backcountry lodge for a genuine wilderness immersion far from crowds. Most visitors ride packed shuttle buses and see little beyond the park entrance. There's really no comparison.
  4. Cruise the Kenai Fjords Aboard Our Private Chartered Yacht
    View glaciers, whales and birdlife in Kenai Fjords National Park from our private yacht, rather than from the crowded deck of an excursion boat or a cruise ship carrying hundreds of tourists.
  5. Stay on a Private Island
    Overnight on private Fox Island in Kenai Fjords where we are the only guests! It's a rare experience of genuine solitude in the Alaskan wilderness.
  6. See the Famed Brown Bears of Brooks Falls
    Fly by float plane to world-famous Brooks Lodge in the heart of Katmai National Park for close-up views of Alaskan brown bears (the world's largest coastal grizzlies) at Brooks Falls—you’ll never get this experience via a cruise ship or tour bus! The lodge is within walking distance of the falls where as many as 50 bears may be on view as they fish along a 1-1/2 mile stretch of the Brooks River during the salmon run. For many visitors, this is the highlight of their entire Alaska adventure.
  7. The World's Finest Naturalist Guides
    Natural Habitat Adventures is renowned for employing the finest naturalist guides on the planet! Our Alaska Expedition Leaders average more than 15 years’ guiding experience each and receive additional training from top WWF scientists. Expedition Leaders remain with our private groups throughout their entire adventure. They are not “ship lecturers” or lodge-based guides who see different travelers every day. Rather, they are the Alaska’s most qualified, dedicated and passionate natural history guides, regaling our guests with their insights into the region while remaining close at hand to ensure safety and comfort in every respect. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  8. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Alaska Experience
    With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  9. Feel Good About the Way You Travel
    We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset—Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
  10. Natural Habitat is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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