AMUR TIGER TRACKING

Description


AMUR TIGER TRACKING

1. Theme

NATURE & WILDLIFE

ACTIVITIES ADVENTURES

2. Region, city, itinerary

Khabarovsk Region

3. Seasonality

Year-round

4. The complexity, style of the tour

Trekking

Wildlife watching

Comfortable adventure / soft extreme

5. Accommodation

Hunters’ & fishermen’s wooden lodges

6. Number of days

3-15 days

7. Number of people

Up to 10 people

8. Booking conditions

3-5 weeks ahead of the tour

The Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) or the Ussuri tiger, the largest and most magnificent representative of the cat family in the world. A rare subspecies that has survived only in Russia and is currently in danger of extinction. The tour “Following the Amur Tiger Trail” is held on the territory of a forest hunting enterprise, which is the permanent habitat of several individuals - females with cubs and males. The farm has a well-maintained central manor, where up to 10 tourists can simultaneously live, two or three people in each of the wooden houses. The houses are built in a style of winter hunter’s huts, equipped with everything necessary for a normal lifestyle in the forest and have an individual interior.

 

Excursions to the taiga are organized using off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. The farm constantly monitors tigers in their tracks and with the help of photo traps installed at the main passages of animals, near their shelters and marking objects.

 

The tour program includes acquaintance with the environmental program for the protection of the Amur tiger, visits to winter huts and meetings with hunters, daily trips to the taiga accompanied by guides and tracking the life of tigers: study of their hunting methods, methods for marking the territory,installation and verification of photo traps.

 

Each tourist is guaranteed videos / photographs from the photo traps and images of tigers that they tracked down.

Additionally, you can include in your stay on the farm, depending on the season, the following:

●        Acquaintance with the flora of the Ussuri taiga.

●        Acquaintance with the fauna of the Ussuri taiga.

●        In summer there is an opportunity to see brown / Himalayan bears.

●        Visit to tree houses, visiting salt licks (the opportunity to see Manchurian deer, roe deer).

●        Visiting an apiary in the taiga, tasting honey.

●        Fishing on the river (grayling, lenok).

●        Overnight in the hunter's hut / visit to a hut.

●        Bonfire night picnic.

●        Picking berries, mushrooms, wild plants, nuts (seasonally) and preparing meals from them.

●        Shooting sports.

●        Tracking tigers, checking camera traps.

 

Safety measures are provided by the management and the huntsman service, which conduct mandatory training for tourists on safety procedures for living in the forest and dealing with tigers. When traveling through the forest and tracing predatory animals, tourists are accompanied by experienced huntsmen and specialists who are well aware of the terrain and habits of wild animals.

 

The best seasons for tours are the winter season from November 15 to March 15 and the summer and autumn season from August 1 to November 15. The spring thaw (from late March to June) is undesirable to organize tours.


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