Experience a Place as Big as Your Imagination
White Desert flies you into the interior of Antarctica in luxury and comfort. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean, you are transported to our beautifully designed and ecological camp, set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth.
Offering a range of adventures from eight-day safaris to visit the Emperor Penguins, to shorter trips designed to cater for those with tighter schedules.
These safari excursions are unlike anything on earth.
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White Desert Antarctica
White Desert flies you into the interior of Antarctica in luxury and comfort. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean, you are transported to our beautifully designed and ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth.
We are now offering a range of adventures from 8-day safaris to visit the Emperor Penguins, to shorter trips designed to cater for those with tighter schedules.
With genuine polar explorers as your guides, you will see, touch and experience a place that is unlike anything on earth. Our management team have skied over 16,000kms in the Polar Regions and as such, we understand what it takes to travel to such a pristine environment in both safety and style.
With mild summer temperatures, you only need to be in a normal physical condition to join us. Then, once in Antarctica – what happens is up to you. The place is as big as your imagination.
Come with us on an unforgettable journey.
Watch a video of a typical tour with White Desert
The domed, frameless structures comprise of aerospace composite panels that slot together to have the strength of a normal building yet the mobility of a tent. One of the experts from the company that manufactures the pods flew all the way from Alaska to help the team set up this unique camp.
Six of the seven pods are luxury en-suite bedrooms, each 6.1m in diameter. The interiors include two single beds (converting into one double bed, on request), a wash area, toilet and writing desk. There is also a separate shower tent with a full shower and toilet facilities.
Our chef, Jenna Viney, is one of the very best in Cape Town, preparing delicious, fresh food three times a day. There is seafood and barbequed steaks, full English breakfasts and light lunches. Come the evening time, we take things easy and enjoy Champagne Mumm, whilst reminiscing about some of the day’s experiences.
In the evening, our field guides often give a slideshow presentation, where they cover topics from the local environment to the lesser-known stories of the early explorers. We regularly have scientists from the Russian and Indian base visit Whichaway, explaining elements of their latest, often groundbreaking research.
Once at our camp, the philosophy is simple – do as much or as little as you like.
The accommodation pods are heated and spacious, the views spectacular
Delicious fresh food three times a day.
- Have exclusive access to a 6,000 strong Emperor Penguin colony with their newly-hatched chicks.
- Fly into unexplored mountains and with our World Record breaking polar explorers guiding you every step of the way, summit a mountain no one has ever climbed before!
- Picnic over the 200ft ice cliff outside White Desert’s luxury safari camp with food from our award-winning chef.
- Become the first tourists to ever fly out to the ice barrier on the edge of Dronning Maud Land and witness thousands of iridescent icebergs.
- Choose from a wide variety of daily activities tailored to each individual client.
- All inclusive, luxury tented camp experience.
Antarctica – Experience a place as big as your imagination…
Cape Town 5 hr flight