For those of you who want to get a glimpse of real wild Russian nature we've planned a 13 day trip to Kamchatka
, where you'll be able to approach wild animals as close as it's ever going to get, observing them in their natural habitat.
Come along to spend 3 days at the South Kamchatka Federal Reserve near the Kuril lake watching numerous brown bears
hunt spawning salmon. We will experience the true Russian wilderness and get as close as possible to this iconic animals.
Kamchatka is well known for being home to a great variety of marine mammals. However, the most famous animals here are the orcas
. Orcas are traditionally considered not only one of the most beautiful and intelligent inhabitants of the seas, but also one of the most ferocious ones. Yet, few can resist the charisma of these remarkable animals seeing them face to face in the ocean. In the second part of our expedition we will try to get close to the orcas and get into the water
with these magestic animals. We will also take our time to go snorkeling or diving with Steller's sea lions
, the largest seals of the Russian far east.Accomodation.
In South Kamchatka Federal reserve we will live in Ranger Station surrounded with bear-proof electricity barrier. We will use comfortable catamaran for the oceanic part of the trip.Animals we can meet.
With Kamchatka being a real paradise for naturalists, feel free to consider the Pacific Ocean, mountain rivers, caldera and crater lakes your personal laboratory if you're a nature lovers, of course. The flora and fauna of the Peninsula are indeed unique natural phenomena. We'll meet lots of marine animals such as orcas, humpback whales, gray whale, fin whales, sei whales, minke whales, sperm whales, porpoises, sea lions, spotted seals, sea otters and fur seals, as well as a large amount of birds such as pacific gulls, pelagic cormorants, red-faced cormorants, kittiwakes, pigeon guillemots, thick-billed murres, common murres, old man, hatchets and horned puffins. On land we'll see bears (thats for sure) , fox, squirrels, marmots and even mountain sheep. What are we will do?
- meet brown bears very close at their natural habitat;
- explore the Pacific Ocean cruising along the coast of Kamchatka;
- hike to an active volcano and take a look at its crater;
- bathe in hot thermal springs;
- swim with wild marine animals like killer whales and sea lions in their natural habitat;
- make new friends.