Awards, Media & Press


Don't take it from us—look at the recognition we've received.

Nat Hab’s focus on wildlife and conservation, blended with expedition-style adventure, attention to detail and itineraries that stretch the imagination, has given the media a lot to rave about. We’re proud of the one-of-a-kind travels we lead, and honored by the accolades the global press continues to rain on our adventures.
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The Altruistic Traveler, March 2024
The Role of Natural Habitat Adventures in Regenerative Tourism and Conservation

In a recent podcast episode, I spoke with Court Whelan, the Chief Sustainability Officer at Natural Habitat Adventures (Nat Hab), to discuss the transformative power of regenerative tourism and conservation. Court’s journey from his upbringing in Florida to his role at Nat Hab reflects a lifelong passion for nature and wildlife conservation.
Divergent Travelers, January 2024
The Best Way to See Polar Bears in Churchill: A Trip Overview

One of the things that stood out to us on this trip was Nat Hab’s attention to detail. These trips are meticulously planned so that you have the time of your life viewing polar bears. Over the six-day trip, we spent four days in Churchill and within those four days, we spent 20 hours with the polar bears!
Going, October 2023
Viewing Coastal Brown Bears in Alaska

The hairs on my neck stood on alert as the massive coastal grizzly ambled closer and closer. I’ve watched brown bears like these in nature documentaries for years, the only things between us were a few yards of grass and air...I was on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip to Katmai National Park & Preserve. Several years later, I did a second bear-viewing trip with the company to Lake Clark National Park.
Virtuoso, October 2023
(Deeper) Down Under

Natural Habitat Adventures invites travelers to go beyond the standard koala, wombat, and crocodile sightings on a new carbon-neutral, 21-day Australian safari. During a stop on Kangaroo Island, guests head into the field with Land for Wildlife, which works to rewild landscapes and save endangered species devastated by recent wildfires.
AFAR, September 2023
Which Cruise is for You?

On Natural Habitat Adventures’ “Southern Africa Riverboat Safari,” guests participate in wildlife viewing from both land and water. The 11-day, small-group trip includes three days on a riverboat, motorboat excursions in the Chobe River, game drives in Hwange National Park, a visit to Victoria Falls, and meetings with local villagers.
Forbes, August 2023
Sustainable Safari Thrills: Nat Hab Introduces Electric Safari Vehicle

Natural Habitat Adventures, a leader in responsible nature-based adventure travel, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently deployed one of the safari industry’s first off-the-grid solar-powered electric safari vehicles in Botswana.
Fodor's Travel, August 2023
Why Does Anyone Risk Their Lives for Adventure Travel?

"The mountain gorilla is the only one of the great apes experiencing an increase in population in recent years. “Tourism is the only reason mountain gorillas still exist,” says Jordahl, who has led several Natural Habitat Adventures trips to see this endangered species."
Condé Nast Traveler Spain, July 2023
21 días de safari en Australia con Natural Habitat Adventures

"Un safari en Australia explora las vastas riquezas de un destino que parece tenerlo todo. Y la nueva travesía de Natural Habitat Adventures es prueba de ello."
Far & Wide, June 2023
The Most Unique Europe Tours

"Take a tour of wild Croatia and Slovenia. The former is not a hidden gem anymore, but the latter certainly continues to fly under the tourist radar. Either way, this tour will take you to places most foreigners have never even heard of."
Travel + Leisure, May 2023
This New Safari in Australia Visits 8 National Parks in 21 Days

"Australia might just be one of the best wildlife destinations around. That's why tour company Nat Hab has developed the Ultimate Australia Safari, a 21-day journey that will make its debut next year."
National Geographic, May 2023
How to visit Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

"Natural Habitat Adventures offers a six-day summertime 'total immersion' bear camp with safari-style tents on Cook Inlet. Each season there’s at least one 'women only' week."
InsideHook, March 2023
Get Up Close With Polar Bears on This Arctic Safari Trip

"Located on the shores of Hudson Bay, near the tiny town of Churchill in Canada’s Manitoba province, this area is a favorite polar bear hangout, particularly in late fall. About 850 bears — as many as there are people in Churchill — gather up here waiting for the bay to freeze."
Smithsonian Magazine, November 2022
Getting Up Close to the Bears of Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park

I journeyed with fellow visitors to Natural Habitat Adventures’ Alaska Bear Camp, on Chinitna Bay on the southern end of the park ... Bear Camp is a “glamping” site with eight cozy, heated tent cabins on wooden platforms encircled by an electric fence. On one side of the camp is a beach and tidal mud flats—where a subset of bears digs for clams and other food—and behind it is a salt marsh meadow full of sedges.
TripSavvy, November 2022
12 Best Places to Visit in December

"To make the most of your time, utilize the expert help of Natural Habitat Adventures for their week-long nature-filled Yellowstone: Ultimate Wolf & Wildlife Safari."
Popular Science, May 2022
Smart tips for travelers looking for a sustainable getaway

Be wary of vague language and terms like “eco-tourism” or “green travel,” warns Court Whelan, chief sustainability officer at Natural Habitat Adventures, a tour company that works with local and international conservation organizations in the areas it visits.
AFAR, December 2021
Explore the Great Outdoors With These Conservation Groups

"The World Wildlife Fund (in conjunction with Natural Habitat Adventures) has dozens of U.S. and international trips. And if you do travel with them, besides gaining access to memorable locations, you’ll also help support worthwhile conservation groups with your trip: a win-win situation."
AFAR, April 2021
9 Unique Ways to Visit Alaska This Summer

"Join Natural Habitat Adventures and World Wildlife Fund naturalist guides for a 13-day Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari. The agenda includes traveling by train, boat, and plane from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Katmai National Park for bear viewing."
AFAR, April 2020
The Best Adventure Destinations According to Fearless Female Guides

"Annie Van Dinther, an Arctic guide at Natural Habitat Adventures, has more than 20 years of experience under her belt. When she is not braving the infamously volatile waters of Drake Passage or kayaking in Baja, she and her family are enjoying the Alaskan wilderness they call home."
AFAR, April 2020
What Travelers Can Do to Save the Planet

"Just last year Lindblad Expeditions announced it was going carbon neutral, joining industry big-names Natural Habitat Adventures and Intrepid Travel."
OutThere Magazine, December 2019
Benchmark: The Finest Luxury Experiences
OutThere magazine

"Sustainable-nature travel specialists Natural Habitat Adventures got us thinking differently. They wanted to show us that a zero-waste trip was absolutely possible."
Adventure Travel News, November 2019
Tour Companies Tackle Excess Waste by Eliminating Plastics, Donating Leftover Food
ATTA Adventure Travel news

"Nat Hab is the first tour company to specifically launch a zero-waste trip, but it’s certainly not the first to tackle the waste problem in its operations and tour offerings."
Travel+Leisure, November 2019
Yellowstone Is One of the Few Places Where You Can See Majestic Gray Wolves — Here's How
Travel Leisure

"On Natural Habitat Adventures' Ultimate Wolf and Wildlife Safari, travelers can observe wolves living wild and free, restored to their prehistoric habitat."
Mongabay, October 2019
Food is biggest stumbling block on zero-waste nature tour

"A week-long zero-waste trip led by Natural Habitat Adventures through Yellowstone National Park diverted 50.9 pounds of waste—99% of all the on-trip waste."
Forbes, October 2019
How East Greenland’s Staggering Landscape Transforms Travelers

"If travel is what opens peoples’ eyes to what’s at stake in our world through transformative experiences that catalyze greater action for conservation, then it’s worth getting people to these places."
Adventure Travel News, September 2019
Adventure Travel Trade Association Leads Climate Action in Tourism, Offers “Neutral Together” Bulk Carbon Offset Purchase to Members
ATTA Adventure Travel news

"The bulk carbon offset program aim is to change that and make carbon management more accessible for companies of all sizes within adventure travel, and hopefully soon within the broader tourism industry."
Adventure Travel News, August 2019
Food “Out-Wastes” Plastics on Natural Habitat Adventures’ Zero Waste Tour
ATTA Adventure Travel news

"On a trip designed to minimize 99% of trash, the creators of the World’s First Zero Waste Adventure found food excess to be their biggest challenge."
CNN Travel, August 2019
11 thrilling ways to discover Antarctica
CNN Travel

"Natural Habitat Adventures offers a 17-day private yacht expedition aboard a vessel that takes no more than seven passengers...the itinerary includes a number of shore landings and three overnights on the peninsula."
Virtuoso, August 2019
10 Travel Companies Making the World a Better Place
Virtuoso Life Magazine

"The world's first carbon-neutral tour company, Natural Habitat Adventures also led the world's first zero-waste adventure (to Yellowstone) earlier this year."
Hemispheres, July 2019
Get Up Close and Personal with Alaska’s Bears

"'Bears can be cute, scary, funny, fearsome—all the things that fascinate us,' says our Natural Habitat Adventures guide, Brad Josephs, who has been leading bear tours around the world for nearly two decades."
Conde Nast Traveler, July 2019
What I Learned on the World's First Zero-Waste Trip
Conde Nast Traveler

"I signed up to be part of Natural Habitat Adventures' ambitious zero-waste safari through Yellowstone National other tour operator has ever pulled off a truly waste-free trip before."
AFAR, June 2019
This Travel Company Just Became the Latest to Go Totally Carbon Neutral

"Natural Habitat Adventures offers land-based tours and has been operating as carbon neutral since 2007, according to the company. Starting this year, the company reported that it will also be offsetting all of its customers’ round-trip flights to and from its land journeys."
Forbes, June 2019
The Travel Company Taking On Our Plastic Problem

"Natural Habitat Adventures is launching its first zero-waste trip next month, as part of its Yellowstone Country tour...the goal of fitting all the waste produced from 14 travelers on this seven-day trip into a single small container is a lofty one."
AFAR, April 2019
How to Visit the Places in Netflix’s “Our Planet”

"On the eight-day 'Great Tanzania Migration Safari' with Natural Habitat Adventures (WWF's official travel partner), naturalist expedition leaders lead small groups through the UNESCO-listed plains during peak migration season."
Sunset, April 2019
This Zero-Waste Yellowstone Safari Is Next-Level Leave No Trace
Sunset magazine

"Each year, over 100 million pounds of waste is generated in national parks. Natural Habitat Adventures aims to reduce that number with a new zero-waste safari in Yellowstone National Park."
Lonely Planet, March 2019
How to Embrace Zero Waste Travel

"Natural Habitat Adventures is set to raise the bar by operating the world's first zero-waste tour, with all waste generated on the Yellowstone country trip designed to fit in a single jar."
Virtuoso Life Magazine, March 2019
Virtuoso Life Magazine

"The bear encounter is an introduction to Natural Habitat Adventures' weeklong expedition along Katmai National Park & Preserve."
Adventure Travel News, February 2019
ATTA Adventure Travel news

"Since its establishment in 1985, Natural Habitat Adventures has been a leader in responsible adventure travel."
USA Today, February 2019
It's International Polar Bear Day!
USA Today

"This day (Feb. 27 each year) was created to draw attention to the challenges polar bears face in our warming world. Here are some ways to celebrate."
Los Angeles Times, December 2018
Track wolves and other wildlife on Yellowstone tour
LA Times

"Need a last-minute getaway and don't mind the cold? Natural Habitat Adventures is offering an immersive eight-day wolf and wildlife expedition in Yellowstone National Park."
National Geographic Travel, November 2018
National Geographic where to travel in 2019

"Camp near the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, explore remote fjords, and get an up-close look at the effects of climate change on 'Discover Greenland: The Natural Habitat Experience.'"
USA Today, October 2018
Natural Habitat Adventures is making zero waste travel a reality
USA Today

Natural Habitat Adventures will launch the world's first zero waste travel adventure in 2019 during a weeklong trip through Yellowstone Country.
AFAR, October 2018
8 U.S. National Park Adventures You Need to Experience in Your Lifetime

You can bring your long lens to Alaska’s backcountry, but on this trip you’ll get so close to the animals you probably won't even use it.
Lonely Planet, September 2018
One of the world's first zero waste travel adventures is here

Projects like Natural Habitat’s zero-waste safari aim to make people think about their own impact on the environment and take their lessons home with them.
Travel Weekly, September 2018
Sustainable travel pioneer embarks on zero-waste adventure
Travel Weekly

One of the early leaders in the travel industry's move toward reducing its carbon footprint is setting its sights on another ambitious sustainability goal: pulling off what it says will be the world's first zero-waste adventure.
Mic, September 2018
The world’s first zero-waste trip—a wildlife safari in Yellowstone National Park—is here
Mic Zero Waste Adventure

Travel companies are moving past the concept of “leave no trace” — and starting to embrace “make no waste.”
Departures, September 2018
Exploring a Remote Pocket of Eastern Greenland

Hatched by Natural Habitat Adventures in 2015, the camp is a game changer for exploration, opening a world of adventure to distant expanses previously only accessible by lengthy boat rides, pricey helicopter flights, or wintertime sled dog pursuits.
USA Today, August 2018
Natural Habitat Adventures: Family Galapagos Adventure
USA Today

Natural Habitat Adventures' Family Galapagos Adventure tour, which is available for a maximum of 20 guests, is accompanied by both an expedition leader and a special children's guide.
Los Angeles Times, August 2018
Have a close encounter with gray whales in a lagoon in Baja, Mexico

Enjoy eye-level encounters with Pacific gray whales on a six-day excursion offered by Natural Habitat Adventures.
Fathom, August 2018
Natural Habitat Adventures in Fathom

Natural Habitat Adventure's deluxe safari-style camp near the edge of the Greenland ice sheet is one of the most isolated places on Earth.
The New York Times, July 2018
10 Great Last-Minute Summer Getaways You Can Book in July
The New York Times

Travelers stay in a deluxe expedition camp near the Greenland ice sheet and explore fjords and islands through boat excursions and guided walks.
Departures, June 2018
How to Plan the Perfect Whale Watching Trip

On Natural Habitat Adventures' six-day tour to this beloved island near Cancun, visitors can swim with the whale sharks that migrate here.
Luxury Travel Magazine, June 2018
5 Fresh Air Getaways for Urbanites in 2018
Natural Habitat Adventures in Luxury Travel Magazine

Staying in a safari style camp at the edge of Greenland’s ice sheet is a once in a lifetime experience for those that want to disconnect.
AFAR, May 2018
7 Truly Epic Trips for Deeply Adventurous Travelers

Natural Habitat Adventures runs the only luxury base camp in East Greenland, and its expedition leaders are among the most experienced in the business.
Chicago Tribune, May 2018
See More of New Zealand
Chicago Tribune

Most New Zealand tours concentrate on the North and South islands, but Natural Habitat Adventures ventures onto Stewart Island with its New Zealand Nature Explorer tour.
USA Today, March 2018
Best Places to See Big Cats in the Wild
USA Today

"Far-flung destinations in Bhutan and Nepal can be toured with Natural Habitat Adventures, a travel company uniquely focused on conservation and sustainability.", February 2018
Natural Habitat Offers Eco-Friendly Wildlife Tours Around the Globe for Outdoor-Loving Couples

"Itineraries to destinations that are home to some of the world’s most stunning creatures and ecosystems."
Travel 50 & Beyond, January 2018
Landmark Destinations
Travel 50 & Beyond

"On Natural Habitat Adventures' 11-day 'Peaks, Lakes & Glaciers of Patagonia,' tourists get close-ups of glaciers over fours days spent at Los Glaciares."
Travel+Leisure, December 2017
50 Best Places to Travel in 2018
Travel Leisure

"Cruise ships and luxe lodges are familiar sights in western Greenland, but more recently, the untamed tundra of the east has begun opening up. Natural Habitat Adventures is leading the push."
Departures, September 2017
Breaking Boutique

"Natural Habitat Adventures offers the highest guide-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos during its specially crafted sailings designed for up-close, private encounters in this isolated sanctuary of biodiversity."
CNN Travel, July 2017
World's most extreme tours with wild animals
CNN Travel

"The search heads deep into the Minshan Mountains of Sichuan province and the Tibetan Plateau, the last wild habitat of the giant panda."
The Huffington Post, March 2017
10 Inspirational Photos from the Monarch Butterfly Migration
Huffington Post

"The monarch butterfly migration is quite simply one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles on Earth."
Travel+Leisure, March 2017
How to See the Great Wildebeest Migration
Travel Leisure

"Often hailed as one of the wonders of the natural world, Africa's great wildebeest migration is an incredible event to witness."
The Huffington Post, February 2017,
Photographing Polar Bears in Kaktovik, Alaska
Huffington Post

"This tiny hamlet, surrounded by the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, is the best place in Alaska to see polar bears."
USA Today, February 2017
What to look for when you’re booking a photo safari
USA Today

"Shopping for a wildlife safari is like taking a multiple-choice exam. You know the right answer is there on the page somewhere but they all seem so appealing."
USA Today, February 2017
10 great Valentine’s trips for solo travelers
USA Today

"A group trip to experience the northern lights in this subarctic settlement on the edge of Hudson Bay. While best known for the fall polar bear migration, it's also a superb place to see the aurora borealis."
Chicago Tribune, January 2017
Swim with whale sharks, run a half-marathon in the Serengeti and more
Chicago Tribune

"Though they're sharks, they're docile, so it's possible to swim among them. That's the highlight of a six-day/five-night trip offered by Natural Habitat."
Vogue, January 2017
Why “Transformative Travel” Will Be the Travel Trend of 2017

"It’s travel motivated and defined by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development, and a deeper communion with nature and culture."
Departures, December 2016
Sailing to the End of the World: A Journey to Antarctica

"75-foot Australis offers seven passengers an intimate, deeply immersive sail to Antarctica, complete with French chef, humpback whales, and penguins."
The Telegraph (Ultratravel), December 2016
Extreme Beauty: Exploring stark and spectacular East Greenland on a one-of-a-kind camping holiday

"We arrived at Natural Habitat’s impressive camp at the foot of domed granite peaks, with icebergs floating in the bay."
Travel+Leisure, December 2016
On Expedition Cruises, There's No Such Thing as Too Extreme
Travel Leisure

"With Lindblad Expeditions, you can go even more remote and tack on a nine-day stay at Natural Habitat’s Basecamp Greenland."
Chicago Tribune, November 2016
Venture out of Africa on a safari in Sri Lanka
Chicago Tribune

"Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is teeming with wildlife that will quicken the pulse of any wildlife lover."
Ultratravel, November 2016
The Heart of Lightness

"East Greenland is one of the most starkly beautiful places on our planet - and has been almost impossible to access, until now."
BuzzFeed, November 2016
14 Places To Sleep In Canada That Are Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

"If you’re a wildlife lover, then the Tundra Lodge is the place for you! The hotel is literally on wheels, allowing it to move around for optimal wildlife viewing."
The New York Times, September 2016
Trips That Encourage You to Lose Your Phone
The New York Times

"In a backlash against digital dependency, a number of tour operators, cruise lines and resorts are championing unplugged vacations."
About Travel, August 2016
Top Adventure Travel Companies
About Travel

"Natural Habitat Adventures trips focus on nature scenes around the globe. Travelers get to see some of the world's most intriguing animals."
Kiplinger, August 2016
How to Travel by Tour and See the World

"From the beaches of Samoa to the palaces of India, these excursions include all the arrangements and offer as much hand-holding as you want."
USA Today, August 2016
Best Places to See Elephants in the Wild
USA Today

"In partnership with Natural Habitat Adventures, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers safari trips to Namibia and throughout Africa."
National Geographic, July 2016
She Got to See Wild Polar Bears. Will the Next Generation?
National Geographic

"What am I leaving behind for next generations? This short film reminds us about what is worth protecting for humankind's future enjoyment."
Travel+Leisure, May 2016
Why Now is the Time to Travel to Canada - Spot Polar Bears in Churchill
Travel Leisure

"You’ll want to see the polar bears in Churchill... NHA’s roller sleep train Tundra Lodge ensures the ability to observe the animals in their natural habitat."
Travel + Leisure, May 2016
The Best National Parks Tour Operators and Packages
Travel Leisure

"Ready for your next national park adventure? Look no further than these top ten outfitters and experiences."
The New York Times, April 2016
How to Travel the Earth and Protect It, Too
The New York Times

"We’ve put together a guide to traveling while keeping your footprint light."
The New York Times, April 2016
5 Hotels and 5 Tours for the Eco-Conscious Traveler
The New York Times

"Natural Habitat Adventures plans to offer a new trip, Wild Peru, this summer. Focusing on conservation and scientific research, the 12-day tour is a sampler of climates."
National Geographic Travel, April/May 2016
Go Deep: Guided Safaris Into the Heart of Africa
National Geographic Travel

"Ernest Hemingway is just one of the many travelers who have fallen for the epic landscapes and vast wildlife gatherings of East Africa. You may too, on an 'Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania Safari' with Natural Habitat Adventures and the World Wildlife Fund."
Fortune, March 2016
How Corporate America Is Tackling Wildlife Trafficking

"International criminal syndicates have been engineering industrial-scale killings of elephants, tigers, turtles and other fish and animal species."
Forbes, February 2016
Unusual Arctic Safari For A Privileged 15 At Luxury Base Camp In Greenland

"Now you can find the same comfort as on a luxury safari, as Natural Habitat Adventures has expanded facilities at its deluxe Base Camp Greenland, just below the Arctic Circle on the island’s remote east coast."
Huffington Post, February 2016
5 Odd Animals You Never Knew Existed (And How To Meet Them)
Huffington Post

"While these animals may not star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio anytime soon, nor likely to be chosen as supporting cast for the next Disney blockbuster, they're still in need of attention."
Men's Journal, January 2016
Polar Bear Hotel: Tundra Lodge, Churchill, Manitoba: Way Off the Grid Lodges
Men's Journal

"There are only 20,000 polar bears left on the planet, and the best place to see them is a 29-room off-road rolling lodge that heads to the bears' summering grounds along Canada's Hudson Bay."
The Guardian, January 2016
10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays
The Guardian

"Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia."
Boston Globe, January 2016
Polar Sail Adds Flight Option
Boston Globe

"Get a taste of how early explorers encountered Antarctica on Natural Habitat Adventures’ 12- to 17-day Antarctica Sailing Expedition: The Ultimate Polar Nature Adventure."
Got Science, January 2016
Alaska Wildlife Photography: Behind the Scenes
Got Science

"My name is Max Goldberg, and you may have seen multiple stories and photos of my adventures in Alaska last summer.'"
Chicago Tribune, December 2015
'Wild Side' China tour drops in on the pandas
Chicago Tribune

"Natural Habitat Adventures has two choices in its new Wild Side of China trips, one aimed specifically at photographers."
Tech Insider, December 2015
13 extraordinary gifts for absurdly wealthy science fanatics
Tech Insider

"Most of us have limits on what we spend for Christmas. But in a world with no limits, what would you spring for?"
Men's Journal, November 2015
Give the Gift of an Experience: 25 Trips They'll Never Forget [Experience the Great African River Safari]
Men's Journal

"This is the safari of a lifetime: Seven travelers first take to a privately chartered riverboat navigating the backwaters of the Chobe River through the heart of the southern African wild."
LA Times, November 2015
Have your own 'African Queen' moment on a riverboat cruise and safari
LA Times

"The new 10-day itinerary, offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, begins in Livingstone, Zambia, with a tour of nearby Victoria Falls National Park."
Inside Hook, November 2015
Embrace Your Inner Tarzan. Politely, of Course.
Inside Hook

"To help you escape to somewhere greener/warmer, we present five jungle retreats suited for the modern day Tarzan."
USA Today 10Best, November 2015
Polar Bear Week: On Safari in Churchill, Manitoba
USA Today 10Best

"In the tiny town of Churchill, Manitoba (nicknamed the Polar Bear Capital of the World) temperatures are dropping and snow is beginning to fall."
AFAR, November 2015
8 U.S. National Parks You Need to See in Your Lifetime

"The trick to a meaningful U.S. National Park visit? See the main attractions, but spend most of your time beneath the well-trodden surface."
Yahoo! Travel, October 2015
Last Chance to See the Northern Lights Before They Dim for a Decade
Yahoo! Travel

"Gazing up at the northern lights often appears on travelers’ bucket lists, but after next year, they’re going to be much more difficult to see."
LA Times, September 2015
Experience the many ways to explore Yellowstone
LA Times

"If you love Yellowstone and can happily do without the crowds, do it in winter. It's glorious and uncrowded, and you can appreciate the solitude and silence. It's a whole other experience."
Shape, September 2015
7 Adventure Vacations to Take for the Fitness Thrill of It
Shape Magazine

"From hiking in Greenland to surfing in Hawaii, these fitness-focused travel destinations will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and get moving.", September 2015
Luxury yacht setting sail to Galapagos Islands in 2016

"A new luxury yacht sailing the Galapagos Islands will debut early next year with a series of adventure voyages."
Virtuoso Awards, August 2015
Nat Hab Wins Prestigious Sustainable Tourism Award
Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Award

"International luxury travel network Virtuoso has announced Natural Habitat Adventures as the 2015 winner of its prestigious Sustainable Tourism Leadership award! The award recognizes Nat Hab's leadership and commitment to sustainable tourism principles and practices."
Chicago Tribune, August 2015
14-day excursion visits nature reserves that are home to orangutans, other wildlife
Chicago Tribune

"Wild orangutans are found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, so if you've been dying to see them, you might want to latch on to a package from Natural Habitat Adventures."
Huffington Post, August 2015
Majestic Photos Of Wild Animals Are Inspiration To Travel Responsibly
Huffington Post

"Ask any wildlife photographer who travels the globe, and you’ll hear that exploration comes with a heavy burden of responsibility when animals are involved. "
CNN Traveler, August 2015
11 of the world's best snorkeling destinations
CNN Traveler

"It can be frustrating to try to find a spectacular snorkeling destination that hasn't been taken over by crowds. We asked a few marine experts to share some of their favorite places to snorkel."
Fodor's Travel, August 2015
Top 10 African Safari Tour Operators
Fodor's Top 10 African Safari Tour Operators

Nicknamed “The Nature People,” this operator is known for its focus on wildlife and conservation. It always chooses the best destinations for viewing wildlife in its natural habitat.
Travel Weekly, August 2015
Natural Habitat Adventures offers chance to see Alaskan grizzlies up close
Travel Weekly

"Natural Habitat Adventures is offering travelers the chance to see Alaska’s wildlife up close with its Alaska’s Coastal Grizzlies: Kodiak to Katmai package."
Conde Nast Traveler, June 2015
What's Hot for 2015
Conde Nast Traveler

"After camping out with penguins in Antarctica, gazing up at the Northern Lights in Lapland and bouncing over frozen lava fields in Iceland, what's the next cold-weather kick? Fix your icy stare across the Arctic Circle on Greenland."
TIME, April 2015
These 6 Wilderness Retreats Will Have You Dreaming of the Great Outdoors

"Hidden among the world’s mountains, deserts, glaciers, and forests, these six stays offer intrepid travelers singular experiences in spectacular settings."
Travel + Leisure, March 2015
New to Manitoba: Aurora Borealis Views, Minus the Freezing Part

"Natural Habitat Adventures’ new Aurora Pod, which debuts this month. Parked on the outskirts of the remote Canadian town, the custom-built structure affords unobstructed 360-degree views of the night sky through its geometric glass roof and surrounding walls."
USA Today 10Best, March 2015
Galapagos Voted Best Place for Wildlife

"USA TODAY 10Best teamed up with wildlife travel experts from Natural Habitat Adventures to name the world's Best Place for Wildlife. Two wildlife-centric destinations fought tooth and nail to be crowned Best Place for Wildlife, but in the end the Galapagos Islands came out on top."
Outside Magazine, March 2015
2015 Travel Awards: Nat Hab's Base Camp Greenland Wins “Best Splurge”

"Natural Habitat Adventures’ brand-new eco base as close to a luxurious safari-style camp as you can get in these parts. Set on Sermilik Fjord at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet, one of the least explored regions of the Arctic, the camp is within view of 5,000-foot peaks that plunge into the sea."
Men's Journal, February 2015
Way Off the Grid Lodges for Your Next Trip

"There are only 20,000 polar bears left on the planet, and the best place to see them is [Natural Habitat's] 29-room off-road rolling lodge that heads to the bears' summering grounds along Canada's Hudson Bay."
New York Times "In Transit" Travel Blog, February 2015
A Myanmar Trip With Nature as Focus
The New York Times

"In what Natural Habitat Adventures says is the first nature-focused tour in Myanmar (formerly Burma), visitors will see a little-explored side of the country that was off limits to most Americans until recently because of political sanctions."
Luxury Travel Magazine, February 2015
Namibia: In Search of the Desert Rhino

"The world's premier nature travel company, Natural Habitat Adventures has created a safari expedition for travelers to learn in depth while in the company of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scientists and rhino conservation experts about Namibia’s endangered black rhinoceros."
Smarter Travel, January 2015
Cuba: Best Dream Trips for 2015

"If You Go: Natural Habitat's Undiscovered Cuba tours give you the chance to experience Old Havana's restored architecture, lively salsa music, and big 1950s American cars cruising the streets."
Travel + Leisure, January 2015
Best Places to See the Northern Lights

"Reserve a room at the NHA’s rolling sleeper-train Tundra Lodge for unparalleled proximity to bears in their natural habitat coupled with a chance to see the [northern] lights."
USA Today 10Best, January 2015
Vote for the Best Place to See Wildlife!

"USA TODAY teamed up with wildlife experts from Natural Habitat Adventures to select 20 nominees for the 10Best Readers' Choice category of Best Place for Wildlife; the nominees span the globe, from remote islands in the Pacific to the wilds of Africa to national parks within our own borders."
Travel Weekly, January 2015
Kings of the Arctic

"I booked a late-October departure with Colorado-based Nat Hab. Of the myriad wildlife encounters it offers in more than 40 countries around the world, Churchill is its most popular."
Los Angeles Times, December 2014
Myanmar and Thailand: Tour takes In-depth Look at Nature

"Natural Habitat Adventures’ 13-day tour of Myanmar and Thailand offers an in-depth look at the countries’ little-known national parks and wildlife reserves."
USA Today Online, December 2014
Love Bear Watching? This Alaska Cruise is For You

"Natural Habitat Adventures has chartered a ship solely for bear watching along Alaska's rugged coast between mid-June and mid-September. The cruise package, "Alaska's Coastal Grizzlies: Kodiak to Katmai" promises to take passengers as close as safely possible to the largest coastal grizzlies in the world."
Huffington Post, December 2014
Tundra Lodge Puts You Face To Face With Polar Bears In Northern Manitoba

"The the Tundra Lodge is a hotel on wheels that takes guests deep into the province's polar bear country, where they have up-close encounters with the Arctic animals now being threatened by climate change."
UK Daily Mail Online, December 2014
The Real Polar Express! Rolling Train Hotel that Offers Round the Clock Bear-Viewing

"[Natural Habitat Adventures'] Tundra Lodge Rolling Hotel in Manitoba, Canada, is a custom rolling getaway where guests can enjoy regular visits from [polar bears]. Guests can stay warm from the comfort of one of 32 rooms on-board the train - which boasts a large lounge area for viewing the bears."
National Geographic Travel, December 2014
Best Winter Trips of 2015: Natural Habitat Adventures' Monarch Butterfly Migration, Mexico

"Since tourist services are limited and getting to the colonies can be difficult, book an all-inclusive excursion such as Natural Habitat Adventures' Kingdom of the Monarchs tour, which includes ground transportation, lodging and meals, and naturalist-led butterfly hikes."
The Boulder Weekly, November 2014
A Gypsy in the Snow

"A wounded dog in Manitoba, Canada finds a new lease on life and a new home on the Front Range [thanks to a Natural Habitat Adventures group]."
Fodor's Travel, November 2014
5 Safaris That Help Save Wildlife

"In partnership with Natural Habitat Adventures, WWF offers a range of gorilla safaris including The Great Uganda Gorilla Safari, on which travelers take multiple treks through Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to experience humbling face-to-face encounters with the majestic mountain gorilla."
Fox News, November 2014
From a Glass Igloo to a Lodge on Wheels -- the Most Amazing Ways to See the Northern Lights

"Thinking of heading north after January? You’ll be right in time for the new Aurora Pod. The one-of-a-kind structure, featuring a glass roof and waist-up glass walls, is designed to provide 360-degree views of the northern lights."
Boston Globe, November 2014
Mexico’s Friendly Whales: Go ahead and Pet Them

"Hill’s trip to San Ignacio from Loreto was arranged by Natural Habitat Adventures, a partner of the World Wildlife Fund... Nat Hab [offers] multi-day trips, including transportation, four nights’ lodging, all meals, and two guided whale trips a day."
CNN Travel, October 2014
Perfect pictures: 9 of the world's best photography vacations

"Natural Habitat Adventures' eight-day Alaska photo tour is a luxe, eco-friendly trip for a maximum of eight travelers that gets close to the famed and feared bears. The draw is exclusive floatplane access to the remote waterways of bear-filled Katmai National Park and Preserve."
Lonely Planet, October 2014
Top 10 sheepish travel encounters for the Chinese Year of the Sheep

"Seeing [Barbary sheep] in the wild requires time, patience and good local knowledge: WWF-US runs tours to the Sahara and Atlas Mountains in Morocco, one of the sheep’s native habitats. Check out and their partner Natural Habitat Adventures at"
Chicago Tribune, October 2014
Guide to the northern lights

"Natural Habitat Adventures has a new Aurora Pod at its facilities near Churchill, Manitoba. The pod has a glass top and sides that offer 360-degree views of the aurora borealis in a heated atmosphere with reclining seats."
Yahoo! Travel, October 2014
Get Up Close And Personal with the Cutest Wild Polar Bears Ever

"I left Churchill extremely thankful that there remains a place in the world where polar bears still roam free, and that I was fortunate enough to spend some time in their world, captive and captivated by their fearsome charms."
Yahoo! Travel, September 2014
Feel Great Now: 8 Ways to Save a Rhino Today

"Natural Habitat Adventures is excited to launch a new conservation-focused rhino safari in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund. “Namibia: In Search of the Desert Rhino” includes meetings with Save the Rhino Trust staff and local conservation leaders, as well as guided bush walks to track rhinos on foot and small-group safaris in Etosha National Park."
Chicago Tribune, August 2014
Following the Monarchs to Mexico

"Natural Habitat Adventures offers six- and seven-day trips from January through early March to enjoy the [monarch butterfly migration]. Both trips include outings, generally by horseback, into butterfly sanctuaries in the vicinity of the mountain village of Angangueo, west of Mexico City."
The Wall Street Journal, August 2014
A Swim With Mexico's Massive Whale Sharks

"For my [whale shark] trip, I chose Natural Habitat Adventures, a U.S.-based outfit I'd traveled with previously. I liked the fact that the company's trips focus on wildlife conservation (it has a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, and a portion of trip fees go to WWF programs)."
Travel + Leisure, July 2014
Best Places to See Baby Animals

"The Churchill region of Manitoba is by far the most accessible place to spot polar bears. They gather along the headlands overlooking Hudson Bay each fall in anticipation of the water icing over...Natural Habitat Adventures is [a] local operator there."
Outside Magazine, May 2014
What Natural Wonders Do I Need to See Before They Are Lost to Global Warming?

"Monarch Butterflies: Natural Habitat Adventures operates six-day trips, led by naturalists, to the heart of the monarch butterfly’s breeding grounds in Angangueo, Mexico, a village among the volcanic mountains at the country’s geographic center."
Mashable, May 2014
10 Wildlife Adventures You Must See Before They Go Extinct

"The World Wildlife Fund highlighted some of the most exciting wildlife adventures in the world. These tours give travelers a backstage pass to some of nature's wildest adventures, as well as a chance to catch a glimpse at some of earth's most vulnerable species."
Huffington Post, May 2014
Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

"The world's biggest congregation of polar bears occurs each fall in the Canadian province of Manitoba...We're partial to [Nat Hab's] Tundra Lodge, a rolling hotel that is positioned (and repositioned) to offer guests the best in luxury polar bear viewing options."
New York Times, April 2014
Pink Dolphins and Sunsets Along the Amazon

"Andrea Reynolds, an adventure specialist and expedition leader for Natural Habitat Adventures, later told me that she was shocked to see so many pink river dolphins. Ms. Reynolds was the perfect companion, willing to indulge in a frosty beer on the skiffs, and a knowledgeable animal enthusiast on the jungle walk and skiff excursions."
Epicure & Culture, April 14
Eco-Conscious On The Road: Amazing Travel Companies That Can Help You To Save The Planet

"In addition to their wide selection of trips, in 2007 NHA became the world’s first carbon-neutral company, offsetting all of the emissions from transport, accommodations, and trip excursions as well as all their internal office operations."
Outside Magazine, March 2014
2014 Travel Awards: Natural Habitat Adventures' Monarch Butterfly Trips Ranked "Best Travel Strategies" in the Go Wild Category

"Colorado-based Natural Habitat Adventures has been a leader in wildlife trips since 1985. Each January to March, it leads a six-day adventure on foot and horseback into the forested Sierra Madre of central Mexico looking for monarch butterflies in their wintering grounds."
New York Times "In Transit" Travel Blog, March 2014
In Greenland, a Safari-Style Camp

"With few tourist facilities and an ice cap that takes up about 80 percent of its land mass, Greenland is not an easy place to visit. But Natural Habitat Adventures is building a new safari-style camp on Greenland’s east coast, offering a comfortable way to experience the island’s remote glaciers, icebergs and mountains."
CNN Travel, March 2014
11 Wildlife Experiences That Could Vanish in Your Lifetime

"Given the difficulty of spotting giant pandas in the wild, only a small number of tour operators exist. The WWF-partnered Natural Habitat Adventures' Wild Side of China tour (13 days from $9,595 per person; +1 303 449 3711) includes a visit to China's Chengdu Giant Panda Base and rare access to a panda sanctuary to search for them in the wild."
CNN Travel, March 2014
Big Thrills: 50 Ways to be a Daredevil

"For many, making it all the way up to Antarctica is enough. But in order to cross it off this list, you'll need to get into the water. You can get there by flying to the southern tip of the world in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to take a boat to the Antarctic. We recommend Natural Habitat Expeditions as a discovery tour."
Budget Travel, March 2014
How to Find an Affordable African Safari

"It can be daunting to know where to start looking [for safari camps]. One option is a unique new online safari-planning tool called It's a visually enticing, easy-to-use database that provides detailed information on nine African safari countries; parks, reserves and safari routes through those destinations; and a carefully vetted collection of several hundred high-quality camps, with reviews from actual travelers."
Travel + Leisure, January 2014
Coolest Up-Close Animal Encounters

"Each fall scores of polar bears migrate from their summer digs in the boreal forest of northern Manitoba onto the frozen (and seal-rich) Hudson Bay. Smack-dab in the middle of their route is Churchill, which boasts a polar bear patrol and “prison” for bears who decide to linger in town. Natural Habitat Adventures maintains a remote tundra lodge rolled into the heart of bear country for up-close encounters."
CNN Travel, November 2013
CNN Joins Natural Habitat's Polar Bear Photo Tour!

"In November 2013, a CNN news crew joined a Nat Hab polar bear photography trip in Churchill. Watch as they encounter their first polar bear on the tundra from one of our giant Polar Rovers."
ABC News, November 2013
100-Year-Old Woman Fulfills Bucket List Dream to See Polar Bears in the Wild

"[Natural Habitat Adventures] decided to surprise Bailey with a week-long trip to Churchill, Manitoba in October, an experience she says she'll never forget."
Outside Magazine, March 2013
2013 Travel Awards: Natural Habitat Adventures Ranked "Best Outfitter"

"Natural Habitat Adventures rose above the rest. For the past 28 years, the Boulder, Colorado, company's goal has been to immerse clients in wilderness and employ naturalists to show them the world's most charismatic megafauna in 40 countries, from polar bears in Manitoba to tigers in India."
Outside Magazine, 2008 - 2012
Natural Habitat Adventures Ranked Among Best Places to Work

"On paper it’s just another desk job: spreadsheets, data entry, phone calls with clients. But it sure doesn’t feel that way. Employees shout weekend plans over the cubicle walls as dogs roam the office. An always stocked bar fuels Friday-afternoon Ping-Pong sessions in the lounge."
Travel + Leisure, July 2009
Natural Habitat Adventures Voted as Top Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter

"'Being included on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list is a tremendous honor,' said our founder and director Ben Bressler.  'The survey is completed by our travelers, so it really offers kudos to our staff for making Natural Habitat Adventures trips memorable.'"
National Geographic Traveler, May/June 2009
Natural Habitat Adventures' Grizzlies: From Kodiak to Katmai Voted Tour of a Lifetime

"Board a refurbished tugboat headed for Katmai, one of the world's most prolific grizzly bear habitats. The tour includes a jaunt to rarely visited Kodiak Island..."
Travel + Leisure, May 2009
40 Trips To Change Your World: Natural Habitat's New Zealand Heads the List

"Spend two weeks with [Natural Habitat Adventures] in [New Zealand's] rugged, diverse landscape. Led by a seasoned naturalist, search for the elusive Brown Kiwi on Stewart Island and trek to Westland National Park—a World Heritage Area covered by vast icefields."
National Geographic Adventure, February 2009
Natural Habitat Adventures Voted Best Adventure Travel Company

"Ask company founder and director Ben Bressler to sum up NHA's philosophy and he'll quote Einstein: 'Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand everything better.' Pristine natural environments are the focus of this outfitter's trips to all seven continents."
National Geographic Intelligent Travel Blog, January 2008
Bears + Bulbs = A Bright Idea

"We’ve already got plenty of reasons to like Natural Habitat Adventures, a tour outfitter whose work to offset all of their carbon emissions has made them, according to their claim, the “world’s first carbon neutral travel company.” But we were struck by the amount of effort they put into their mission, even during the off season."
National Geographic Adventure, November 2007
Natural Habitat Antarctic Expedition Voted Best New Trip
National Geographic Adventure

"Starting this year, its land-based trips and office operations will be completely carbon neutral (an outfitter first). And in 2008, [Natural] Habitat will offer the first carbon-neutral voyage to Antarctica."
National Geographic Traveler, October 2006
Natural Habitat's Wolves of Yellowstone Expedition Voted One of NGT's "Tours of a Lifetime”

New York Times, June 2007
A Passion for Soccer and the Environment: Natural Habitat Adventures' "Kick Global Warming" Carbon Neutral Soccer Team Featured

"The team announced that 'all the carbon emissions produced by the team during their daily events (driving, cooking, etc.) are offset by modes of carbon reduction (reforestation, solar power, wind power, etc.).' The new campaign was the idea of Ben Bressler..."
Conde Nast Traveler, 2006
Natural Habitat Adventures Voted Number One Green Eco Travel Company in the World!

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