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2014
Jan 24 - Feb 2 White-eared Kob Migration in South Sudan 3 unique expedition postponed
A natural phenomenon never before visited!
The largest mammal migration on Earth
White-eared Kob Migration in South Sudan

Join us on WANT Expeditions’ latest, first-of-its-kind, award-winning wildlife expedition to the youngest country on Earth! Unknown to the world, South Sudan hosts the largest-ever mammal migration. Each year, over 2 million White-eared Kob (an antelope species), zebras, and other ungulates migrate across the country, in search of the rains and green pastures. Their numbers surpass those in the Wildebeest Migration of the Serengeti, often marching in tight dark columns tens of kilometers long!

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Jan 25 - Feb 1 Baja California Wildlife Safari 4 unique expedition completed
Baja California - The whale capital of the world
The kingdom of the Pacific Gray Whales
Baja California Wildlife Safari

You can touch a whale!!! From Antarctica to Alaska, from Africa to the Pacific, one of the best places in the world for whale watching is Baja, California. Join us on this amazing wildlife safari and be one of the few to make contact with whales, dolphins, seals, birds and beautiful beaches like no where else in the world!

unique expedition comfort level: 4
Jan 28 - Feb 9 Japan's Winter Wildlife Safari 3 unique expedition completed
Japan - the home of endangered and endemic wildlife
the hidden wildlife paradise of Japan
Japan's Winter Wildlife Safari

Perhaps no other wintering grounds in the world are more beautiful and surreal than the snowy frozen landscapes of Japan. Come and see rare and endemic Red-crowned Cranes, Snow Monkeys, Whooper Swans, Steller's Sea Eagles and more, all in a dream-like landscape that is waiting to be captured on film.

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Feb 10 - Feb 16 Giant Pandas Winter Extension 1 unique expedition completed
Giant Pandas in China - the ultimate conservation experience
Giant Pandas in the wild
Giant Pandas Winter Extension

Iconic and memorable, no other animal on earth has captivated nations in the same manner as the Giant Panda. Join us to see this incredible animal and witness China's amazing efforts to save it from extinction. Winter is the best time to find Pandas in the wild and this expedition is a perfect extension to our Japan trip.

unique expedition comfort level: 1
Oct 12 - Oct 17 Komodo Dragon Extension 4 unique expedition open for booking
Komodo Islands - the hidden gem of Indonesia
Visit the lair of the Dragon and explore incredible oceans
Komodo Dragon Extension

See living, breathing dragons on Komodo Island! Reaching in lengths of up to 3 meters long, and weighing over 70 kg (155 lbs), these legendary lizards that ooze toxic saliva live up to their fierce and frightening reputation in the heart of a pristine and breathtaking habitat. Don't miss the chance to see this endangered beast, before it becomes a thing of the past, and enjoy beautiful island scenery, brilliant snorkeling and unique cultural visits along the way!

unique expedition comfort level: 4
Oct 27 - Nov 8 Central Africa Wildlife Expedition 2 unique expedition open for booking
An Indiana Jones style expedition
Hidden gems in the African jungles
Central Africa Wildlife Expedition

Join us and witness Indiana Jones' adventures come to life on this incredible expedition to see critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas, massive herds of forest elephants, beautiful forest buffalo, sitatungas and remote tribes such as the Ba'Aka pygmies - one of the oldest existing groups of modern humans.

unique expedition comfort level: 2
2015
Mar 27 - Apr 4 Socotra Island Expedition 2 unique expedition open for booking
Socotra Island - the 'Galapagos' of the Indian Ocean
Amazing scenery and endemic wildlife
Socotra Island Expedition

A "jewel" of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea and often referred to as the new 'Galapagos,' Socotra offers an incredible experience in nature unlike anything else in the world. This trip offers something for everyone: relaxation, education, adventure, and an opportunity to be one of the few people in all the world's history to visit this incredible island that should be a nation in its own right!

unique expedition comfort level: 2
2014
Feb 20 - Feb 27 Midway Atoll - The Ultimate Albatross Paradise 4 unique expedition postponed
Midway Atoll - the largest assemblage of tropical birds in the world
An unparalleled wildlife experience
Midway Atoll - The Ultimate Albatross Paradise

Visit the world's largest Albatross colony and assemblage of tropical birds on Midway Atoll! This voyage takes you to a magical, remote, protected place where half a million pairs of albatrosses nest by day, and millions of petrels dots the sky by night. Boobies, white terns, tropicbirds, the endangered Laysan Duck and many other species also share this true wildlife paradise, while the historic significance of Midway Atoll make this trip into an absolutely not-to-miss voyage.

unique expedition comfort level: 4
Feb 26 - Mar 4 The Harp Seal Pups Expedition 3 unique expedition completed
Harp Seal Pups - the icons of conservation worldwide
With helicopters to the sea ice
The Harp Seal Pups Expedition

A one-of-a-kind pioneer trip to visit a colony of 250,000 Harp Seal mothers giving birth to their adorable pups on the ice floes of Gulf St. Lawrence. Don't miss the only time and place in the world to witness this remarkable event only with WANT Expeditions!

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Jun 22 - Jun 27 Mongolian Gazelle Calving Extension 3 unique expedition completed
Mongolia - country of the endless open skies
The largest gazelle herd of the world
Mongolian Gazelle Calving Extension

Join us for an incredible wildlife experience like no other! Every year nomadic Mongolian gazelles, also known as Zeren, wander across remote corners of Mongolia in search of fresh fields for grazing. In summer it is not uncommon to find them traveling in numbers of around 5,000, but in 2007, 250,000 individuals came together in Mongolia to form the largest mega-herd ever recorded. Seem them as the separate off to give birth, then rejoin the herd with their newly born calves.

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Aug 2 - Aug 16 The Embracing Project 2 unique expedition fully booked
In partnership with Mothering Across Continents
The Embracing Project


unique expedition comfort level: 2
Aug 22 - Sep 1 Kamchatka Peninsula Wildlife Expedition 2 unique expedition open for booking
Kamchatka Peninsula - the unknown Far East
Russia's Wildlife Paradise
Kamchatka Peninsula Wildlife Expedition

Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is one of WANT Expeditions' best-kept secrets. No where else in the world can you walk amongst brown bears as they fish for salmon, or experience flying via helicopter into active volcanic craters, soaking in bubbling hot springs, exploring lava tubs, paying a visit to a giant reindeer herd of the traditional Koryak peoples, and playing witness to some of the most spectacular active volcanic scenery on earth! Don't be the last to know about Kamchatka and wishing you'd gone there sooner!

unique expedition comfort level: 2
2015
Jan 28 - Feb 9 Japan's Winter Wildlife Safari 3 unique expedition open for booking
Japan - the home of endangered and endemic wildlife
the hidden wildlife paradise of Japan
Japan's Winter Wildlife Safari

Perhaps no other wintering grounds in the world are more beautiful and surreal than the snowy frozen landscapes of Japan. Come and see rare and endemic Red-crowned Cranes, Snow Monkeys, Whooper Swans, Steller's Sea Eagles and more, all in a dream-like landscape that is waiting to be captured on film.

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Feb 10 - Feb 16 Giant Pandas Winter Extension 1 unique expedition postponed
Giant Pandas in China - the ultimate conservation experience
Giant Pandas in the wild
Giant Pandas Winter Extension

Iconic and memorable, no other animal on earth has captivated nations in the same manner as the Giant Panda. Join us to see this incredible animal and witness China's amazing efforts to save it from extinction. Winter is the best time to find Pandas in the wild and this expedition is a perfect extension to our Japan trip.

unique expedition comfort level: 1
Feb 26 - Mar 4 The Harp Seal Pups Expedition 3 unique expedition open for booking
Harp Seal Pups - the icons of conservation worldwide
With helicopters to the sea ice! Save $500 or receive one free helicopter ride through August 15th!
The Harp Seal Pups Expedition

A one-of-a-kind pioneer trip to visit a colony of 250,000 Harp Seal mothers giving birth to their adorable pups on the ice floes of Gulf St. Lawrence. Don't miss the only time and place in the world to witness this remarkable event only with WANT Expeditions!

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Mar 4 - Mar 10 The Harp Seal Pups Expedition 3 unique expedition open for booking
Harp Seal Pups - the icons of conservation worldwide
With helicopters to the sea ice! Save $500 or receive one free helicopter ride through August 15th!
The Harp Seal Pups Expedition

A one-of-a-kind pioneer trip to visit a colony of 250,000 Harp Seal mothers giving birth to their adorable pups on the ice floes of Gulf St. Lawrence. Don't miss the only time and place in the world to witness this remarkable event only with WANT Expeditions!

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Apr 17 - Apr 26 Greenland Traditional Dogsled Expedition 1 unique expedition open for booking
Greenland - the unexplored world of the North
This trip was featured in the 2010 winter issue of CAPA
Greenland Traditional Dogsled Expedition

Calling all explorers, adventurers, and lovers of the polar regions for a once-in-a-lifetime Dogsled expedition through the icy world of the high Arctic in search of narwhal, polar bear, seal, Arctic fox and more! Experience an expedition like no other with 6 days on the sea ice and learn traditional survival skills from your local Inuit guides. Start this trip as a WANT guest, leave as a Polar Explorer! An exclusive adventure only with WANT Expeditions.

unique expedition comfort level: 1
May 15 - May 30 The 'Best of Russia's National Parks' Expedition 3 unique expedition open for booking
Russia - the world's largest system of national parks
Discover unknown treasures of biodiversity
The 'Best of Russia's National Parks' Expedition

Russia's system of 41 national parks features some of the least known yet most amazing natural phenomena on Earth! The last remaining populations of the majestic Saiga antelope, the largest remaining populations of polar bears, walruses, wolverines and tigers, and the only remaining population of Amur leopards, Baikal seals, and Siberian cranes all live in Russian national parks, so visiting and supporting this system of protected areas is a must for all travelers with a distinct interest in conservation of biodiversity.

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Jun 22 - Jun 27 Mongolian Gazelle Calving Extension 3 unique expedition open for booking
Mongolia - country of the endless open skies
The largest gazelle herd of the world
Mongolian Gazelle Calving Extension

Join us for an incredible wildlife experience like no other! Every year nomadic Mongolian gazelles, also known as Zeren, wander across remote corners of Mongolia in search of fresh fields for grazing. In summer it is not uncommon to find them traveling in numbers of around 5,000, but in 2007, 250,000 individuals came together in Mongolia to form the largest mega-herd ever recorded. Seem them as the separate off to give birth, then rejoin the herd with their newly born calves.

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Aug 22 - Sep 1 Kamchatka Peninsula Wildlife Expedition 2 unique expedition open for booking
Kamchatka Peninsula - the unknown Far East
Russia's Wildlife Paradise
Kamchatka Peninsula Wildlife Expedition

Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is one of WANT Expeditions' best-kept secrets. No where else in the world can you walk amongst brown bears as they fish for salmon, or experience flying via helicopter into active volcanic craters, soaking in bubbling hot springs, exploring lava tubs, paying a visit to a giant reindeer herd of the traditional Koryak peoples, and playing witness to some of the most spectacular active volcanic scenery on earth! Don't be the last to know about Kamchatka and wishing you'd gone there sooner!

unique expedition comfort level: 2
Sep 28 - Oct 5 Socotra Island Expedition 3 unique expedition open for booking
Socotra Island - the 'Galapagos' of the Indian Ocean
Amazing scenery and endemic wildlife
Socotra Island Expedition

A "jewel" of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea and often referred to as the new 'Galapagos,' Socotra offers an incredible experience in nature unlike anything else in the world. This trip offers something for everyone: relaxation, education, adventure, and an opportunity to be one of the few people in all the world's history to visit this incredible island that should be a nation in its own right!

unique expedition comfort level: 3
Oct 12 - Oct 17 Komodo Dragon Extension 4 unique expedition open for booking
Komodo Islands - the hidden gem of Indonesia
Visit the lair of the Dragon and explore incredible oceans
Komodo Dragon Extension

See living, breathing dragons on Komodo Island! Reaching in lengths of up to 3 meters long, and weighing over 70 kg (155 lbs), these legendary lizards that ooze toxic saliva live up to their fierce and frightening reputation in the heart of a pristine and breathtaking habitat. Don't miss the chance to see this endangered beast, before it becomes a thing of the past, and enjoy beautiful island scenery, brilliant snorkeling and unique cultural visits along the way!

unique expedition comfort level: 4
Oct 27 - Nov 8 Central Africa Wildlife Expedition 2 unique expedition open for booking
An Indiana Jones style expedition
Hidden gems in the African jungles
Central Africa Wildlife Expedition

Join us and witness Indiana Jones' adventures come to life on this incredible expedition to see critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas, massive herds of forest elephants, beautiful forest buffalo, sitatungas and remote tribes such as the Ba'Aka pygmies - one of the oldest existing groups of modern humans.

unique expedition comfort level: 2