S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Days 9 to 11. Sea Lion Island [B, L, D] Sea Lion Island, your next port of call, is the most southerly inhabited island in the Falklands group. It is only eight kilometres long and just over a kilometre and a half at its widest point. You will be given a guided tour of the best wildlife sites when you arrive and the remainder of your stay is free for exploration and photography. Beautiful plantations of tussock grass cover much of the island and provide a perfect habitat for Elephant Seals and sealions. Many different species of birds reside here including five species of penguin and five species of raptor. Pods of Orcas can be seen offshore as can Leopard Seals. You spend three nights at Sea Lion Lodge, which is the only purpose-built tourist lodge in the Falkland’s archipelago. It consists of six twin rooms and one double room, each with en-suite facilities. It offers modern accommodation with a degree of amenity one might not expect in one of the world’s most remote locations. Days 12 & 13. Stanley [B] Return to Stanley for your final two nights at the Malvinas Hotel, but take a full day trip to Volunteer Point on your last day to see the huge colony of King Penguins. You may prefer to visit Cape Dolphin (approximately three hours drive away), an area of great scenic beauty and home to more than 100 sealions from December onwards. There are also many Gentoo and Magellanic Penguins here, and it is also a good area from which to view Black-browed Albatross. Day 14. Homeward [B] Depart for the airport and your homeward flight. Day 15. Arrive home 159 Cost per person: Oct to Apr £4,795 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, inter-island transfers & some guided activities Accommodation: Hotels, lodges & guesthouses Departure dates: Three times a week, October to April Bookings must be made at least 30 days in advance. South America / The Falkland Islands Expedition Voyages Many people choose to visit the Falkland Islands while on an expedition voyage. These voyages usually commence from the town of Ushuaia, in southern Argentina. You will find a comprehensive selection of wildlife cruises on pages 164 to 215. Other ideas You may wish to extend your stay in the Falkland Islands and include additional island visits, or indeed wish to shorten your stay. Since we tailormake all of our trips to the Falkland Islands, we would be very happy to alter the suggested itinerary should you wish - perhaps we can tempt you with the following options: Bleaker Island Situated just off the south-east coast of East Falkland, this island is particularly interesting as it has a large colony of Rockhopper Penguins in addition to Magellanic and Gentoo Penguins. There is also a large King Cormorant colony and Striated Caracaras are often seen. The island has many pools which are home to a large number of waterfowl including White-tufted, and Silver Grebes, and Black Necked Swans. The island is fairly flat, so walking between the various bird colonies is easy and there are many sandy beaches to stroll along. Accommodation is at the island settlement on either a self-catering or full board basis. Saunders Island Saunders Island is the second largest of the Falkland Islands and is home to a staggering amount of wildlife. Here you may see a colony of 11,000 breeding pairs of Black-Browed Albatross, Magellanic, Gentoo, Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins as well as a growing colony of King Penguins. King Penguins South American Sealions At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!
F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Guyana 160 Guyana Adventure 14 days London to London. Days 1 & 2. Georgetown [B, L (Day 2 only)] Depart for Georgetown where you spend a night at Cara Lodge, a beautiful 150-year old building converted into one of Guyana's finest hotels. Most of the buildings in Georgetown are wooden with unique architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th century. Probably the most famous of these buildings is St. George’s Cathedral which is one of the world’s tallest free standing wooden buildings. On Day 2 you head off to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls. Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River support a unique micro environment with the world’s largest Tank Bromeliads providing home for the tiny Golden Frog. Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock nests close by and you may be lucky enough to see Kaieteur Swifts which nest beneath the vast shelf of rock carved by centuries of flowing water. Days 3 to 5. Iwokrama [B, L, D] This morning you depart for Iwokrama Field Station in the heart of the rainforest. Accommodation for two nights is in timber cabins with thatched roofs, on the banks of the Essequibo River each with private facilities. You spend your final night at Iwokrama deep into the forest at one of the field station’s satellite camps. Nearby, Turtle Mountain offers a challenging hike rewarded by spectacular views across the canopy and river to the distant mountains. Boat trips at night should Kaieteur Falls Karanambu Ranch