- Viewing Yellowstone’s diverse and abundant wildlife
- Natural and cultural history interpretations
- Exploring some of Yellowstone’s numerous geothermal features
- Witnessing spectacular waterfalls
- Experiencing the largest high elevation lake in North America
Day 1 – Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wolves
Early morning departure from pre-safari lodging to the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Spend a full day on safari witnessing the amazing wildlife that inhabits this region: elk, bison, moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and their predators, coyotes, gray wolves and grizzly bears. Observe and learn about the interaction between predator and prey, and how they all co-exist in an area that is world renowned. Explore the colorful travertine mineral deposits of Mammoth Hot Springs and the hottest and most active geyser basin, Norris, with its unique thermal features. Experience the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, home to the awe inspiring Lower Falls. Witness the power of the Yellowstone River, as it plunges 308 feet to the canyon’s floor, all while ospreys and bald eagles soar between the colorful canyon walls.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park L ,D
Day 2 – Wildlife, Lakes and Geysers
Travel through the wildlife rich Hayden Valley, home to large herds of bison and elk, and the rare grizzly bear, to Yellowstone Lake. Travel along the shores of Yellowstone Lake, viewing the many different bird species that live in the area. Experience unique thermal activity in and on the shores of the lake. Watch for cutthroat trout that inhabit these waters, as well as their predators, otters, bald eagles and ospreys. Explore the largest concentration of thermal activity in the world. Experience the geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles that make this region world renowned. Explore some of the more than 10,000 thermal features that dot this volcanic landscape, including the famous Old Faithful Geyser, the comical Fountain Paint Pots, and hidden geyser basins. Learn about Yellowstone’s geologic history, from past to present. Late afternoon wildlife viewing drive to your post-safari lodging.
On each day’s itinerary, you will notice in bold lettering B,L,D. These symbols represent the meals that are provided during the safari. To assure optimal wildlife viewing, some meals will be in the field.