Emperors Adventure

Whichaway Land-Based Antarctic Specialty Trips
Whichaway Camp from Cape Town
12 Passengers
South Pole & Emperor fly-in

A wildlife photographer’s dream. This trip offers unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet.

Two hours' flight in a Basler BT-67 from our main camp and you are at a site of more than 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 observed – wildlife events on the planet.

This itinerary is entirely subject to weather conditions in Antarctica and is meant as an approximate guide of what clients can expect. The highest priority is given to visiting the Emperor penguin colony.

Day Prior to Departure

Cape Town is home to award-winning vineyards and stunning ocean vistas. it is often tipped as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

We will host a safety briefing the day before the flight where our staff will explain all kit requirements, assist with any last minute preparations and update you as to the latest weather forecasts in Antarctica.

Day 1

We fly to Antarctica (5hrs) and cross thousands of icebergs as we pass over the southern ocean. During the flight, we cross into the polar circle and into 24hrs continuous daylight. landing on the specialist ice runway, you will transfer to our camp and go for a gentle trek around the oasis.

Day 2

Settle into White Desert’s ‘Whichaway camp’ and do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from gentle treks to the incredible ice waves, ice climbing and even abseiling!

After the day’s activities you will hear a talk about the incredible life cycle of the emperor penguin in preparation for your visit the following day.

Day 3

We fly 2hrs across Antarctica, providing immense views of the high polar plateau, before landing at the emperor penguin colony. you will be among the very few who have ever witnessed such a spectacle and be able to see the real life stars of “march of the penguins”.

Day 4

We explore the ice waves beneath our camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful. The day ends with a visit to the nearby science base to learn more about their work.

Day 5

This is an easier day with talks from our polar explorer staff about some of the lesser known history of Antarctica and their world record-breaking expeditions. Then our guides will guide you to the summit of a nearby nunatak where you will have an opportunity to abseil from the top.

Day 6

The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the noise and heat of Africa. you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and reflect on your Antarctic adventure!

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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