However, this camping adventure is designed to get you close to them. Close enough to see them, anyway, while (hopefully) not having any dangerous encounters.
Alaska Bear Camp offers camping in view of Alaska’s brown bears. It’s a 4-night, 5-day adventure run from May 24 to August 23, beginning and ending in Homer, Alaska.
This immersive experience provides a genuine encounter with the Alaskan wilderness in a private and secluded setting where you can view bears up close. But not tooo close.
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 the camp. Surrounded by 20 acres of private land, the camp sits on an inholding within Lake Clark National Park, renowned for some of the best bear viewing in the world.
“The camp’s location makes it unique enough, but what is truly special is the presence of brown bears—lots of them,” said Nat Hab founder and president Ben Bressler. “It’s an extraordinary experience available to very few—and our being there is important to the future of the bears, which continue to face potential threats from mining, oil and gas development.”
Alaska is home to 95% of America’s brown bear population, and Lake Clark National Park provides critical habitat sustained by the region’s legendary salmon runs. Nat Hab’s private fly-in camp is surrounded by rich bear habitat, and bears are often on view directly in front of the camp as well as on the shoreline and in the surrounding meadows.
Despite the camp’s remote location, comfort prevails. Spacious, well-appointed weatherproof tent cabins sit on elevated decks and include heaters and cozy beds. Hot showers are in a shared bathhouse. Meals are created by a resident chef who makes the most of fresh local seafood and other regional fare.
There are multiple bear-viewing opportunities each day from the camp’s two elevated viewing platforms and on guided walks with Expedition Leaders who are highly experienced bear naturalists.
Open to just 14 people, travelers are assured their adventure will be personal and peaceful, totally free from crowds.
Departures start at $4,895 per person based on double occupancy and include accommodations, the services of Nat Hab’s professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides and camp staff, all meals from dinner on day one through breakfast on the final morning, most gratuities, airport transfers on day one and the final day, all activities and entrance fees, and all taxes, permits and service fees.
Bookings are open now.