Alaska Bear Camp New for Summer 2022

Natural Habitat Adventures Introduces this 5-day immersion with brown bears from a private fly-in wilderness camp offering rustic luxury and total solitude

Natural Habitat Adventures, a leader in sustainable ecotourism and the conservation travel partner of World Wildlife Fund, is introducing an exclusive new offering: Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp, adding to its portfolio of award-winning nature and wildlife expeditions worldwide.

Debuting this summer, departures of this 4-night, 5-day adventure run from May 24 to August 23, beginning and ending in Homer, Alaska.

This immersive experience with brown bears provides a genuine encounter with the Alaskan wilderness in an exceptionally private and secluded setting. Guests view bears up close in an intimate context while helping to preserve and protect crucial bear habitat through the economic value of their presence.

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 available in a shared bathhouse. Meals are a highlight, created by a resident chef who makes the most of fresh local seafood and other regional fare.

Each day, guests enjoy multiple bear-viewing opportunities from the camp’s two elevated viewing platforms and on guided walks with Expedition Leaders who are highly experienced bear naturalists.

With Bear Camp accommodating just 14 guests, travelers are assured their adventure will be personal and peaceful, totally free from crowds, and with the transformative power of a true immersion in the wild.

Bookings are open now for Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp, starting in May 2022.