The Alaskan brown bear is the focus of this safari adventure. From our camp in the Katmai region we will fly out each day in search of Grizzlies feeding on the salmon run. Experiencing these animals up close and in person is an experience you’ll never forget!
ABOUT KATMAI AND BRISTOL BAY
The area around Katmai National Park and Preserve is on a peninsula in southern Alaska. Its landscapes span tundra, forests, lakes, and mountains. The park is home to the Alaska brown bears that are drawn to the abundant salmon in Brooks Falls and surrounding rivers and is one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world. It is estimated that about 2,200 bears call the park their home, and more bears than people are estimated to live on the Alaska Peninsula. In addition to the park, the bears can be found throughout the backcountry where they feed on sedges, clams, and salmon.
ABOUT THE SAFARI
This trip is for the person who wants to experience what the Alaskan outdoors has to offer.
Our “safari vehicle” will be a six-passenger float plane that will take us to the bears and other animals. This time of year is prime rainbow trout and salmon fishing.
The key to our adventure will flexibility. We will set our schedule each morning depending on the weather and animal-location reports. We will have a varied list of activities to choose from, including:
Fly fishing lessons
Salmon and trout fishing
Whitewater rafting trip
Our small group has the additional advantage of a flexible schedule which means we can stay with a particular animal as long as we like or go back and visit an area again. We have the opportunity to spend more time with each animal and observe it in its natural environment.
Flights from the United States typically depart in the afternoon for arrival late evening the following day. Most guests will depart on Friday, but some may choose to depart Thursday to allow for an extra day (additional hotel stay not included).
The following is our typical schedule, subject to change:
Day 1, Tuesday Arrive in Anchorage and meet for group dinner.
Day 2, Wednesday Depart Anchorage for Katmai lodge arriving in time for lunch. We will review cabin assignments, try on our waders and boots and settle into the lodge.
Day 3, 4, 5, 6, Thursday through Sunday Breakfast at the lodge and plan out activity for the day. Lunch will be in the bush. Dinner back at the lodge.
Day 7, Monday
Breakfast at the lodge followed by an activity. We return to Anchorage on an afternoon flight. Most flights to the lower 48 depart late in the evening.
Our lodge is nestled on a private peninsula on the shore of Lake Iliamna in the heart of Alaska’s finest fishing region. The lodge has a cozy atmosphere with spectacular mountain and lake views.
The cost of the trip includes:
Pre-trip planning meeting
One night at Anchorage hotel
Welcome dinner in Anchorage
Daily bush flights, boat trips, raft trips
Flights to and from Bristol Bay
Six nights accommodation at camp
Waders, fishing rods, reels, tackle
Fly fishing lessons
Emergency medical and evacuation coverage. Trip cancellation is optional.
Tips for camp staff and guides.
All meals and beverages (including alcohol) at camp
Private guide and aircraft
Photobook of your safari experience
The cost of the trip excludes:
Flights to/from Anchorage
Your reservation is secured by a $1,500 non-refundable deposit.