You'll find no better chance to observe and photograph wolves in the wild than on this rare immersion in their native realm. Our custom-designed wolf and wildlife photography intensive spends four full days in the famed Lamar Valley of Yellowstone's Northern Range, the best spot on Earth for viewing wolf packs living freely in their natural environment. Though wolves are elusive and typically seen at a distance, the wide-open expanses of this remote valley offer the best prospects for sighting them. Through the relationships we've cultivated with local scientists, wolf researchers and renowned wildlife photographers, we are able to offer this exclusive safari for a few privileged guests keen for an intimate encounter with Canis lupus. Other Yellowstone wildlife, which you're sure to encounter, is a bonus!
An Intensive Wolf ImmersionFour full days of tracking wolves in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone's Northern Range—you won't find a more in-depth opportunity to focus on wild wolves!
Diverse Wildlife PhotographyThe wolf's natural habitat runs dense with Yellowstone's legendary megafauna—capture images of bison, elk, moose, pronghorn and bighorn sheep
Enhanced with Local ExpertiseMeet a local wildlife photographer, an award-winning filmmaker and wolf biologists who share their expert knowledge through exclusive private engagements
No One Else Offers This In-Depth Immersion in the Wolf's World!
Our winter wolf adventure in Yellowstone Country is the most in-depth encounter with this charismatic predator in a natural setting that you will find. And our connections with local field researchers makes a big difference to your experience. What else sets our wolf expedition apart? Read on:
More Opportunities to See Wolves If you're passionate about wolves, this trip offers four full days of wolf tracking in Yellowstone's Northern Range. No one else offers this extensive an immersion in the best place on Earth to see these icons of American wilderness. Of course, we never know exactly where the wolves will be. Even though Yellowstone's Lamar Valley is the world's preeminent spot for viewing gray wolves in the wild (and we've never missed seeing them to date), wolves are at the center of controversy, and their increasing elusiveness due to the impact of hunting can make it a challenge to find them. But we embrace that challenge with enthusiasm, and that is the allure of nature taken on its own terms.
A Small Group Offers a Peaceful, Personalized Experience Our group of approximately 12 guests is further divided into two smaller groups in two vehicles, each with an Expedition Leader, for a quieter experience of nature with less impact on our natural surroundings. Traveling with fewer people allows us to move quickly to areas where wolves have most recently been spotted, and to observe them without disturbing them. Plus, you're guaranteed more personal attention from our Expedition Leader, who is always at your side to answer all your questions.
Your Guides are Professional Naturalists You won't find more qualified guides! Our Expedition Leaders are naturalists with in-depth knowledge of Yellowstone's wolves and their habitat. They are in constant contact with local wolf researchers, giving us the benefit of the most current, inside knowledge of wolf locations and activity. Our Yellowstone Expedition Leaders have been guiding in this region for an average of eight years, and they receive additional training and resources from WWF scientists. We're proud that they are the guides called upon to train other local guides. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Low-Season Travel + Local Connections = Better Wolf Encounters
Traveling in Yellowstone's low season means far fewer visitors. In November, March and April, 90% of the park is closed to both regular and over-snow vehicles, ensuring exceptional solitude—and meaning wolves may be less shy (plus there’s a chance we could see the season’s first bears just emerging from hibernation in early spring). The months of November and March offer particular wolf-viewing advantages. This is when the most intense wolf studies take place, with more researchers in the field with scopes and telemetry equipment looking for wolves. We have relationships with many of these researchers, which means we are constantly communicating with them and have higher changes of seeing wolves.
Meet with Renowned Local Wildlife Photographers Drawing on our years of experience in the area, we've arranged a private visit with two of the country's premier wolf and wildlife photographers and videographers. We'll visit the gallery of famed local naturalist/photographer Dan Hartman, who joins us for an outing in the Lamar Valley for our best chance to see wolves in their natural environment. And we're joined for lunch by Emmy Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Landis, a legendary filmmaker in the Yellowstone region.
Exclusive Nat Hab Safari Trucks—Special Pop-Top Roofs Enhance Viewing!
As on an African safari, the quality of your adventure vehicle is key to exploring America's national parks. A far cry from the typical buses other companies use, Nat Hab has crafted new Mercedes Sprinters into specialty North American Safari Trucks. Three double-wide pop-top roof hatches plus large side windows allow for 360-degree views of the landscape and wildlife. Every guest has a window seat and plenty of room for camera equipment and other gear. These exclusive vehicles make a big difference in your overall experience!
High-Quality Optics to Enhance Wolf Watching As with all our wolf-watching trips, we provide the highest quality optical equipment to enhance your wolf-watching experience, with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars available for use by all travelers.
Cold-Weather Boots & Parkas Provided Don't worry about packing heavy outdoor gear and paying extra for checked-baggage fees: we provide sturdy, warm winter boots plus heavy parkas for our guests' use during the trip. Yellowstone is famously cold in the winter, but you'll be comfortable in our top-quality gear.
Low-Season Travel + Local Connections = Better Wolf Encounters Traveling in Yellowstone's low season means far fewer visitors. In November, March and April, 90% of the park is closed to both regular and over-snow vehicles, ensuring exceptional silence and solitude. In quieter conditions, wolves may be less shy (plus there’s a chance we could see the season’s first bears just emerging from hibernation in early spring). The months of November and March offer particular wolf-viewing advantages. This is when the most intense wolf studies take place, with more researchers in the field with scopes and telemetry equipment looking for wolves. We have relationships with many of these researchers, which means we are constantly communicating with them and have higher changes of seeing wolves.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Wolf Tour When you travel with Natural Habitat Adventures, you get our exclusive guarantee that states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat Adventures its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!