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IGO Special projects are tailored adventure holidays for small groups and families looking for a trip that gives back. Pioneering and totally unique, the focus is on wildlife and environmental conservation in far-flung, remote locations. Led by expert local guides, the groups will take a ‘hands on’ approach and actively participate in preserving nature’s last remaining exotic paradises.

The ultimate in eco-tourism!

Much research has gone into selecting some of the most endangered ecosystems on our planet, and we have ensured that our trips directly benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats we are trying to protect. IGO’s ethos is centred around sustainability, social responsibility and low impact tourism. If you are looking to help preserve the world’s last great wildernesses for future generations, then Special Projects are for you.

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Explore Northern Myanmar with the Naga Tribe in search of tigers & elephants

Working alongside the indigenous Naga Tribe and IGO conservation expert Jack Baucher, the expedition involves tracking tigers and wild elephant travelling by foot and dugout canoe. Some Naga villages remain untouched by tourism; enjoy local traditions and hear tribal stories around the campfire.

[ EXPEDITION OVERVIEW ]

This unique expedition involves chartering a special teak boat able to navigate the shallow waters of northern Myanmar. The focus is primarily on assisting the tribespeople in setting camera traps for tigers, elephants and other wild cats, as well as gathering information about the trade of the animals and what local NGO's are doing to stop it.

Very little is known about the ecology of this reserve. Travelling in the company of Myanmar forestry officials and local ecologists, home will vary between a teak boat and simple raised camps in the jungle whilst dugout canoes and foot will be the primary mode of transport.

[ HIGHLIGHTS ]

• Set camera traps in unchartered territories for tigers & elephants, and learn about local conservation programmes
• Visit tribes untouched by tourism and experience their ceremonies
• Try your hand at catching the legendary 50lbs Mahseer fish.

8-10

PEOPLE

10

DAYS

Sept - Nov

BEST TIME OF YEAR

EXPEDITION
ACTIVITY LEVEL

from £12,560

PRICE PER PERSON

Tigers & Elephants

CONSERVATION

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

Explorers seeking a challenge to immerse themselves into some of the best last remaining Tiger and wild elephant habitat left in Asia

ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Long 6/8 hours days of trekking through jungle – prime tiger and elephant habitat. Midday will be hot with a high humidity factor. Dug-out canoes will be used on the river and jeeps where there is road access.

ACCOMMODATION:

The Belmond Governors’ residence & single tents on bamboo platforms

INCLUDED: 

  • Arrival & departure transfers in country
  • Two nights at Gov Residence on a twin sharing basis
  • Full board throughout
  • Boat rental
  • Single tents in the tented camp on bamboo platforms

 

  • Camp setup
  • Camera traps with special permits to carry out conservation studies
  • Domestic plane tickets
  • Guides (Jack Baucher, Aung, local park staff & local Naga trackers)
  • 100% financial protection through the travel trust association

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • International flights
  • Personal items/ clothing
  • Any visa fees
  • Tips for guides
Day 1
Yangon Arrival. That evening there will be a group dinner and briefing at the hotel.
Day 2
Flight to the northern Burma. • Transfer to our teak riverboat for a full day cruise upstream to the wildlife reserve. For those keen anglers, this is a great opportunity to catch a golden mahseer, renown to be the worlds most aggressive fish. Overnight on boat, torch lit dinner on sandbank.
Day 3-6
Exploration of various sites in the wildlife reserve with rangers to track tigers and wild elephants. Sleep in our private tented forest camp complete with chef, deluxe toilet tents and large Davis sleeping tents mounted on platforms. Set camera traps and visit ethnic naga villages that have never seen tourists before. Daily wildlife trips and camera trapping by foot and dugout canoe to known area for elephant and tiger, plus other big cats. The evenings will be spent around the bonfires with lectures on the human elephant conflict and poaching and trade of tigers.
Day 7
Return to boat after a final check of camera traps in the company of Naga hunters and forest guards. Begin cruising down to southern Burma. Overnight outside of Homalin on boat.
Day 8
Catch flights back to Yangon. Overnight in Gov Residence.
Day 9
Final day of sightseeing in Yangon.
Day 10
Depart for home.
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