Track down Canada's Big FiveManitoba, Canada
Turns out the big five isn’t limited to the African plains after all. For an altogether different style of safari turn your attention to the Canadian Prairieland of Manitoba, which boasts five rather large mammals of its own. From the coniferous forests, grasslands and marshes of Riding Mountain National Park, which harbours black bears, moose and bison, to the barren surrounds of the Arctic Hudson Bay town of Churchill, where polar bears prowl and beluga whales feed in the waters.
There are plenty of ways to observe the local fauna too. On Rail Plus’ eight-day safari guests will jump aboard a giant tundra buggy to bowl over the subzero landscapes to spy on local bears with a naturalist on board; they’ll career around northern boreal forest on a dog carting excursion; and they’ll bounce over the white-crested waters of Hudson Bay on a Zodiac to look for the rubbery white bodies of Beluga whales.
Rail Plus offers train travel in Canada on board a range of rail networks.
From US$5,164pp, including accommodation, transfers within the package dates and all meals.