Rating in Namibia
$ 5991

Antarctic Classic in Depth

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min $ 5991
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Tour details
Destinations: Namibia
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 5991
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Antarctic Classic in Depth 13 days aboard MS Expedition

This classic Antarctic expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with daily opportunities for exploration and wildlife encounters.
See leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. Try optional kayaking or camping on ice. The Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.

In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.

Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.

After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.

Highlights

  • Amazing avian and marine wildlife
  • Spectacular land and icescape scenery
  • Follow in the footsteps of great explorers
  • Kayaking & camping options available

What's Included

  • One night's accommodation pre cruise
  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • Photo workshops with photography expert
  • Shore and Zodiac excursions
  • Programme of expert lectures

ITINERARY

12 Nights   13 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Ushuaia
  • Day 2 | Ushuaia
  • Day 3-4 | Drake Passage
  • Day 5-10 | Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
  • Day 11-12 | Drake Passage
  • Day 13 | Ushuaia

1Day

Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time, arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

2Day

Ushuaia

Embarkation begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

3-4Days

Drake Passage

Our adventure begins with the crossing of this famous stretch of water named after the 16th-century English explorer, Sir Francis Drake.  Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for your first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the ship's wake.

5-10Days

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

We have lots of time to explore the worlds most southerly ecosystem and encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Our goal is to get you ashore or on Zodiac cruises twice per day to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula's cold, fertile waters. During the voyage, you'll learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Take an optional polar plunge, visit an abandoned whaling station or a working scientific research station and gain a new perspective on this part of world.

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11-12Days

Drake Passage

Begin your journey north to your home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with our lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

13Day

Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning.

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