See the rarest cat in the world – the Amur Leopard
This is an incredibly exclusive and unique opportunity! Very few people get the opportunity to see Amur Leopards each year, and we have managed to secure space for you to see and photograph the worlds rarest big cat.
Deep in Russia’s wild Far East, is a little known reserve where the last strong-hold of the Amur Leopard exists. Amur Leopards were on the brink of extinction with just 19 – 26 wild individuals in 2007, but due to growing interest, there has been a considerable effort to preserve and increase this species, and the numbers are now going up. This has created the opportunity of a life-time – to see and photograph a wild Amur Leopard.
You will be based in the heart of the reserve, and with the use of a hide/blind, watch as the leopards move through the area. The accommodation is simple, but you will defiantly be warm enough and well fed. For the more dedicated enthusiast, we recommend staying in the hide/blind for the duration of the safari, which gives you the best chance to catch all the Amur Leopard action. The hide/blind has bedding and bathroom facilities, and food is delivered, while radio contact keeps you in touch with the park rangers.
This safari has a set itinerary and set dates, and space is limited to just 3 people per week, so please contact our safari specialists soon to secure your space on one of the worlds most unique safaris!
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Suggested itinerary for The Amur Leopard Safari in Russia
You will be met at the Vladivostok International Airport by your guide and translator, and begin the 3 hour drive to Kendrovaya Pad Reserve.
Once at the Forest Lodge, you will settle in with some good food and a briefing about the hide, and the activities in the days to come. If time allows, you will be able to go for a short walk in the surrounding forest, and get your first taste of what’s to come.
Days 2 - 6
You will have exclusive use of the Amur Leopard photographic hide, and spend all day (recommended: and night) searching for any sign of an Amur Leopard. These days are all about patience and photography.
The hide accommodates 3 people and is comfortable with beds and a toilet. Food is delivered to the hide when needed to reduce the human presence in the area, and so maximise your chances of seeing an Amur Leopard.
After a final; morning in the hide, you will be collected by the park rangers and make your way back to the Forest Lodge. After a good shower, you will make your way back to Vladivostok, where you can enjoy the rest fo the day exploring this unique city.
The night will be spent in a hotel in Vladivostok.
After a good breakfast at the hotel, you will checkout and make your back to the airport in time for your onward flight.
Highlights from The Amur Leopard Safari in Russia
Best time to go:
December 2, 2019 - December 9, 2019
7 Nights / 8 days
Basic Forest Lodge
Vladivostok International Airport (VVO)
Number of guests:
Amur Leopards, Pallas' Cats
Full board accommodation in the Forest
Exclusive use of the Amur Leopard Hide
All internal transfers
Russian - English Translator
B&B accommodation in Vladivostok
A La Carte:
Lunch and dinner in Vladivostok
Anything not mentioned in the includes
- D-SLR camera body
- Zoom lens Should ideally be no smaller than 300mm
- Wide angle lens 18-55mm or 24-105mm
- Memory cards and spare batteries