Natural Habitat Adventures of Boulder, Colorado, a leader in sustainable ecotourism since 1985 and the conservation travel partner of World Wildlife Fund, has added Alaska Bear Camp to its portfolio of nature and wildlife expeditions worldwide. Debuting this summer, departures for the four-night, five-day adventure run from May 24 to August 23, beginning and ending in Homer, Alaska.
The adventure begins with a scenic flight aboard a privately chartered bush plane over Cook Inlet, passing snow-clad volcanoes and jagged glaciers before landing on the beach next to a fly-in camp. Surrounded by 20 acres of private land, the camp sits on an inholding within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, renowned for some of the best brown bear viewing in the world. Bears are often on view directly in front of the camp as well as on the shoreline and in the surrounding meadows.
Bear Camp can accommodate up to 14 guests and features weatherproof tent cabins that are perched on elevated decks and include heaters and beds. Hot showers are available in a shared bathhouse, and meals are prepared by a resident chef who makes the most of fresh local seafood and other regional fare.
“We could, in theory, do corporate group travel on any trip we’re currently offering,” says Court Whelan, Ph.D., chief sustainability officer for Natural Habitat Adventures. “Alaska would be a very top choice, but we also have several other U.S. national park trips that could be interesting, too. To me, this would be amazing for a corporate retreat or incentive trip.” nathab.com