|Moose Safari 3h-5h|
On The Tracks of the European Elk
The Wild Taiga region in Kainuu, North Eastern region of Finland, invites nature enthusiasts and nature photographers to the evergreen taiga forests to look for the European Elk (Alces alces), the largest member of the deer family found throughout Europe. Europe’s biggest mammal is extremely well adapted to the northern snowy areas, as its hair is hollow and thus insulates against the extreme cold. With the help of its long legs the Elk is able to walk in the snow, swamps and bush. The best season for watching elks with the autumnal array of striking colour (ruska) is just starting through to the end of September. You take at dawn or dusk a 3-5 hour guided safari to meet this impressive mammal - the sound of them in the dusk create a special atmosphere. On the tour you might also see the rare Wild Forest Reindeer ( Rangifer Tarandus Fennicus ), the wild cousin of the semi-domestic reindeer “ Santa’s Rudolf”.
In july and august we have see up to 9 mooses .Summer 2010, we have observe on each safari from 3 to 9 mooses.
September offers the best photographing opportunities with the mating season and autumn colours.
Accommodation in B&B possible at Lentiira. Safari start from Lentiira or by agreement.
Price 2013 : 80 €/ person inc. guide, safari transport, snack, max 6 persons.
Duration: 3-5 hours
Price include: guidance, local transfers and snack.
Groupe size 1-6 persons
Language services: French, English, Finnish
Notes: Warm clothes and shoes, mosquitoes repellant, gloves, hat.
Important to wear dark green or dark clothes.
Program: Information about the moose and the safari.Departure for the safari depending the season the safari will take place in nights or in morning just at the sunrise. We will use different techniques to get to observe the moose (alces alces).
Taiga Spirit , nature and wildlife experiences