Anne Majumdar

Listen up nature lovers. Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA) has arrived in Australia and its range of small group wildlife tours is likely to be right up your alley.

The US-based company, which was acquired by Lindblad Expeditions in 2016, has appointed Adventure World as its exclusive general sales agent (GSA) in Australia with immediate effect.

SWIMMING WITH MEXICOS WHALE SHARKS NHA KARRYON

“Natural Habitat Adventures has been a world leader in responsible adventure travel and ecotourism since its founding and we think this bit of difference will really resonate with Australian travellers,” Adventure World managing director Neil Rodgers told KarryOn.

“Their experience in eco-conscious expeditions are incredibly unique to the market, allowing your clients to explore beyond the usual paths and getting up close to nature.”

NHA is also the travel partner of conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF). That means it operates WWF’s travel programs and donates to the non-profit’s global conservation efforts.

The partnership also sets NHA apart from rivals, according to Rodgers.

“With World Wildlife Fund’s top scientists and staff in the planning process and guide training, and with years of experience scouring the planet for the world’s most captivating nature destinations, Nat Hab is able to possess resources and insight not available to other tour companies,” he said.

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NHA promises an average group size of nine people and guaranteed departures no matter the number of guests.

As a result, the operator promises that travellers will get a more “personal” and “in-depth” experience with more opportunities for up-close encounters with wildlife. There are around 100 nature adventures to choose from.

“Natural Habitat’s itineraries are so unique that agents and clients won’t be able to find them anywhere else,” Rodgers said.

“Look at the itineraries and you’ll see that they include access to private wildlife reserves, remote corners of national parks away from tourist crowds, and distinctive lodges and camps situated where wildlife viewing is best.”

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Rodgers predicted a number of itineraries would be popular with the Aussie market. For example, the 17-day Ultimate Polar Expedition which carries no more than seven guests to Antarctica.

Also, its Discover Greenland itinerary offers a unique combination of rustic adventure and luxury in one of the most remote places on earth.

Check out this video for more information about the partnership:

 

Which NHA itinerary tickles your fancy?