KAMCHATKA GRIZZLY BEAR
with grizzly bears in the wilds of eastern Russia.
Twin Cabins in
Kamchatsky then camping in Kuril Lake.
Some minor hiking,
optional longer hikes.
occupancy per person
Hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in twin
Tented accommodation at the ranger station on Kuril Lake
Land (truck) transfers to Kuril lake
4x4 cars or trucks on Volcanoes program
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Kuril Lake
English speaking guides
Daily Grizzly Bear tours with armed rangers on Kuril Lake
Flights, extra meals while in
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, alcoholic beverages,
A GRIZZLY BEAR EXPEDITION
LIKE NO OTHER!
There are a
number of places in the Northern Hemisphere where you can
see grizzly bears but none are as extreme as the encounters
in Kamchatka in Eastern Russia. This is an expedition for
serious wildlife photographers and nature lovers that are
looking for a wilder experience.
This is your
chance to spend time literally among scores of grizzly bears
as they forage with their cubs.
THE GRIZZLY FEAST
The bears gather in large numbers around
Kuril Lake each August to gorge themselves on spawning
salmon. The oil rich fishes are an important source of
calories that will help sustain them through the long
A VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
TO CAPTURE A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Although most of the trip involves time with the bears above
water, during the expedition, each guest will also have a
chance to try photographing bears as they hunt in the river.
In order to do this in relative safety, we have a cage that
can be partially submerged so that the bears can come
extremely close when they become curious.
TRY YOUR LUCK AT POLE
Another way to get really close to the bears
is to pole cam from the bridge over the river. If you've
never done this before, its an interesting technique that
can yield some amazing images.
EXPLORE ONE OF THE LAST
TRULY WILD PLACES ON THE PLANET
Kamchatka's utter remoteness (and
inhospitable climate for most of the year) has been its
salvation. Where other 'wild areas' have been tamed with
roads and are filled with tourists, Kamchatka remains
unspoiled and largely pristine. The rugged, volcanic
landscape is unmarred by paved roads or fancy hotels but now
the Russian economy has stabilized, many intrepid travellers
are starting to look northward. This is your chance to
experience raw nature before it is tamed.
See below :)
This is an action packed 12 day expedition
including travel days to/from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Arrive to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (flight from Moscow or
Check-in at the hotel (twin rooms). Rest. Briefing. In
evening rent equipment for snorkeling if needed.
Early morning start driving by truck to Kuril Lake.
Late evening dinner, after dinner dip in the thermal pool.
Night in house.
Driving 1 hour to Ozernaya river. 13 kilometers walk
(without luggage) to Ranger Station. Luggage will go by
boat. People with any health problems can go by boat too.
Check-in at Ranger Station. Excursion around the territory
of the Ranger Station and biologist's station. Prepare
Phototour to rivers with salmon with many bears around.
Or a different area for underwater photography. Every day we
will divide the group. 1-2 pax will have a chance to try
some underwater bear photography and all other guests will
go with the ranger to enjoy land bears fishing photography.
In the evening we will make our way back to
the house with the thermal pool. Night in house.
Drive back to Petropavlovsk.
Reserve day for any risks.
Flight back Moscow / Anchorage (flights not included).
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