This 8-day trip combines the magnificent Emperor Penguins with a flight to the lowest point on Earth – the Geographic South Pole.
Start Point: Cape Town, South Africa. On the 5.5hrs flight from Cape Town International, you will pass into the Antarctic Circle via a Gulfsteam. Whichaway Camp is totally unique and the perfect place from which to base your adventure. There are six state-of-the-art sleeping pods that are heated and designed for two people in each. The interior has an old-world feel with rich textures. Here you can relax and enjoy the food from our award-winning chef.
Each day, our field guides will suggest a number of excursions and activities for you to choose from. They can be easy and relaxing, or adrenaline-charged… it’s entirely up to you. We go on gentle treks to a series of ice tunnels or venture further towards the coast, to where giant ice waves rise up from the ground in surreal formations. From relaxed picnics, to visiting one of the local science bases – it’s all about doing what you want to do.
If you have ever seen ‘March of the Penguins’ then you will have a clear appreciation of how spectacular the Emperors Penguins are. The colony at Atka Bay is no exception. Two-hour flight via DC3 Basler from our main camp and you are at a site of over 6,000 penguins and their young chicks. Both are totally unafraid of humans and will come within a few meters of our group, immersing you in the noise, commotion and the sheer beauty of it all. This is one of the greatest, and yet least seen, wildlife events on the planet. It does not disappoint.