Safety is paramount and our hosts have found the perfect way for us to view the bears without impacting on their natural behaviour. There are five viewing platforms built at the best fishing spots. You can be literally sitting across the river from a mother bear and her cubs as they hunt for salmon. Some platforms are covered to keep you dry during rain, while others are open so that you can feel immersed in the rainforest. They are accessed from the lodge by school bus along a wilderness track.
Our hosts declaration: ‘Guest safety is of utmost importance and our viewing program is organized using the protocols developed at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This management philosophy is consistent with our goal of safely viewing bears in a natural setting while eliminating or minimizing impact on them.’