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.
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.
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
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.
The Belmond Governors’ residence & single tents on bamboo platforms