Frontier by Natural World Safaris is a new concept in travel for the pioneering traveller. Without doubt, the world is becoming a smaller place as transport and communications mean that the world’s furthest corners become increasingly accessible. Frontier by NWS attempts to counter this by offering truly unique experiences across the globe that incorporate the more inaccessible destinations or uniquely rare experiences that are only available to very few. Frontier is not about taking risks. Frontier is about pushing the boundaries. Frontier returns to the origins of travel and the explorer mind-set, with experiences that take you out of your comfort zone and into the realm of the pioneer. This is an opportunity to navigate new territories with confidence thanks to the support of an expert team.
Frontier is a forever developing niche of our business as we discover new corners of countries to explore and uncover new products to enjoy. Below lists just a select few options of what we can offer through Frontier by Natural World Safaris.
This safari explores Zakouma National Park, one of the last remaining untouched wildernesses in Africa. You have a week in total in the park alongside your dedicated guide, Richard Anderson. The park is quiet, and your plans are flexible. Search for wildlife on the plains, from lion and giraffe, to huge elephant herds, crocodiles and birds, visit local markets, try wild fly-camping and even enjoy some thrilling night exploration. This is a wild experience in a place travelled by few. This certainly is not your average African safari, but a true insight into an untamed ecosystem.
DJIBOUTI - SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS
This epic, pioneering safari takes you to Djibouti – a place few have heard of, and fewer can pin-point on a map. Djibouti is in Northeast Africa, and is one of the best places in the world to free dive with whale sharks. Guided by professional wildlife photographer, Joshua Barton, delve into the clear depths of the Gulf of Tadjoura to swim with the world’s largest fish. You will also explore some beautiful coral reefs, enjoy some secluded beaches, and venture through Djibouti City. Take a day to explore the second lowest depression on the face of the earth, Lac Assal; a saline lake which lies at an astounding 155 metres below sea level.
This pioneering safari takes you all the way to the island of Dominica, where the crystal waters are home to some of the most chilled out marine animals, the sperm whales. Guided by BBC photographer, Patrick Dystra, you head out each day to look for the whales, and other marine life. You'll enter the water with them and swim alongside them, and your photographer will capture your prize moments on camera, so you have lasting memories of this incredible opportunity.
SIBERIA - TRACK THE WORLD'S LARGEST FELINE PREDATOR
This pioneering safari takes you into deepest Russia in search of Siberian tigers. Staying in a remote cabin, you venture out each day with expert and conservationist, Alexander Batalov, setting camera traps and collecting previous ones, then in the evening, watching the footage you've captured. This safari is about being in the wild environment of the Siberian tiger; it is unlikely you will actually see one, but it is about the experience and contributing to their continued survival. Having said that, journalist Sophy Roberts who travelled with us saw a huge tiger crossing her path in early 2016 on her Siberian Tiger Safari with us. We are the only company to date to have put clients in front of one of the only remaining living breathing Siberian tigers left in the world. Alexander has dedicated his life to the conservation of the beautiful Siberian tigers. Born in Russia, he established the Durminskoye Reserve and works tirelessly researching, directing and protecting their last remaining habitat.
This safari allows you to become one of very few people who get to see the unique ice grizzlies of the Yukon. In early October the winter conditions start to set in, and the wet fur of the salmon-hunting grizzlies, starts to freeze, appearing almost like white dreadlocks. This natural phenomenon is not known to occur anywhere else in the world, and there is around a two week window each year in which it can be experienced. Starting with a two hour helicopter flight to the remote Bear Cave Mountain Camp, take in the awe-inspiring views, before spending a whole week discovering the amazing wildlife. You’ll have six days watching and photographing grizzlies with your expert guide, Phil Timpany. They can often be seen close to the lodge, and you’ll head out into the wilderness for some adrenaline-fuelled encounters in a very wild environment. It is also possible to see moose, caribou, wolves and wolverines.