FAMILY ADVENTURES

Embark on a Zoological adventure of a lifetime! Personalised for your family, your journey will focus around key target species and immersed in the authentic adventure of seeking out these animals in their natural habitats. *Scroll the arrows right & left to discover more!*
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Camp

Camp

All of our adventures blend the balance between camping and cabin style accommodation in truly wild settings.
Discover

Discover

Participating in the mission you will gain new skills, including species identification, wildlife tracking, navigation in the field and how to use our Zoology kit.
Star

Star

Your trip is documented by a Made in the Wild photographer, giving you lasting memories of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Rainforest to Reef Map

Rainforest to Reef

In search of snakes, lizards, frogs, cassowary birds, sea turtles and saltwater crocs – you need to ID each species & check them off your target list! You will be trekking through the Daintree rainforest & snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef to complete your mission.

WHERE?
Daintree Rainforest, QLD, Australia
WHEN?
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
LENGTH?
2-5 days

Expedition Details

  1. Journey to the Daintree

    You will be given a Mission Briefing at the Cairns Aquarium, where Jack will give you your “adventure packs” and pull out the maps and run through the target animal encounters for the trip. On the way to the rainforest base you will be given a Traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony from an elder of the Kuuku Yalanji.
  2. Your Rainforest Base

    You will be staying in a rustic cabin immersed in the rainforest, striking the perfect balance between comfort and adventure. Here you can soak in an open air bathtub after a successful day of animal tracking, while we cook your dinner on the barbecue and get the fire ready for marshmallow smores later in the evening.
  3. Cassowary Tracking

    You will be trekking the rainforest to hunt for the elusive Cassowary, the largest bird in Australia! You will learn how to track them safely while discovering the other animals & plants of the rainforest. Along the way you will be setting up remote camera traps to aid your search, and even take a dip in a secret swimming hole.
  4. Crocodile Mission

    On the Daintree River you will have a Boat Adventure joining up with expert crocodile skipper David White and his dog Dougie. Here we will learn about Australia’s apex predator in the wild. Hopefully we will also spot some magnificent birds that cross our path, including the Azure Kingfisher & Papuan Frogmouth.
  5. Night-time Spotlighting

    At night, you will go on a nocturnal trail walks targeting snakes, lizards and frogs! We hope to encounter Australia’s largest snake species the Scrub Python, the Boyd’s Rainforest Dragon, the White-Lipped Tree Frog, among many other species of the night!
  6. Snorkelling the Reef

    The Daintree Rainforest is where the rainforest meets the world famous Great Barrier Reef. An exhilarating ride on Ocean Safari’s speed boat gets us to the outer reef in 30 minutes where you will be snorkelling with Green Sea Turtles, Blue Spotted Rays & Reef Sharks! We will also be on the lookout for the the beautiful Clownfish (“Nemo”) and the Royal Blue Tang (“Dory”).

Adventure Highlights

Daintree Rainforest trekking

Daintree Rainforest trekking

Kids adventure packs

Kids adventure packs

Making the fire

Making the fire

Mission Brief at the Aquarium

Mission Brief at the Aquarium

Unravelling the maps

Unravelling the maps

Reef Fish IDs

Reef Fish IDs

Camera Trap Spotting

Camera Trap Spotting

Carpet Python encounter

Carpet Python encounter

African Safari Adventure Map

African Safari Adventure

A fully personalised private safari based on your family’s interests, age of your children and length of adventure. Our target species span the reptiles and amphibians to the mammals and birds. No two adventures are ever the same! For the “Desert Giants” mission, we embark on an authentic camping adventure to encounter desert adapted elephants, rhino and lions in the remote Damaraland.

WHERE?
Namibia, Southern Africa
WHEN?
April – September
LENGTH?
4 – 14 days

Expedition Details

  1. Your Journey

    The mission is to track down some of the rarest & most elusive species in Africa, the “Desert Giants”. To do that we must venture 1000km north through Namibia into the vast & arid Damaraland. A paced-out route for this family adventure allows us to pass via varied locations & habitats along the way to target a wider list of iconic African animals!
  2. Your Field Vehicle

    An iconic Land Rover Defender, the ultimate no-nonsense adventure vehicle which will feel like your home! The cabin has been configured so there is capacity for up to 5 passengers. Your vehicle will be fitted with roof top tents & mattresses for camping and/or safari style canvas ground tents if required. A support vehicle trails behind with a MITW field assistant driving.
  3. Level of Adventure

    Much of the charm of a wildlife adventure is that you find yourself far away from people. You may customise your trip to include wild camping, where nobody else may be seen in a day! This comes with a caveat, there is no mobile signal (just emergency satellite phone) and no real showers or toilets (with limited water for washes). This experience is combined with lodge style accommodation to make the right balance for your family adventure!
  4. Reptile Tracking & Spotlighting

    Our favourite stopover north is at Okonjima Private Nature Reserve. Here is one of our best spots for us to lookout for reptiles along trails in the mornings and evenings in a safe environment. Target species include Brown House Snakes, Giant Ground Geckos & Leopard Tortoises. We can also track some African game such as the smallest antelope species the Dik-dik.
  5. BioBlitz Safari Drives

    Our route goes straight through the world renowned Etosha National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. Here we will search for predators such as lions and hyenas who are hunting the high numbers of zebra, wildebeest & springbok. With binoculars you will also be spotting for raptors in the trees.
  6. Truly Wild Frontiers

    To observe our target species, the desert adapted elephants, we enter Damaraland. The landscape here is sweeping sand dunes, massive rocky gorges and ancient dry riverbeds. We have good chances to see also the remaining four giants of the desert: desert giraffe, ostrich, rhino and lions! This is a truly magical location you will never forget!

Adventure Highlights

Desert Elephants

Desert Elephants

Desert Giraffe

Desert Giraffe

Grootberg Pass

Grootberg Pass

Natural Springs

Natural Springs

Elephant Encounter

Elephant Encounter

The African Television!

The African Television!

Wild Camping

Wild Camping