Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


"Not down in any map, true places never are": Benahy River


Press Release

"Is not down in any map, true places never are" ~ Herman Melville


The essence of adventure has seen no changes ~ except the blanks on the maps get smaller and smaller or narrower, and you have to look harder to find them.
One such surviving blank today is the Benahy, a narrow river running through canyons that are only a few meters wide. It not marked on the maps bit it is in Madagascar, and is seldom rafted. Here is a "true" place and true adventure.
Now there are two types of adventurers ~ those that are looking for one, and those that are frightened of having one.

Think hard....

This expedition aims to achieve a rafting descent of the Benahy and Onilahy rivers and along the route this journey takes through fabulous and fantastic landscapes, the challenges are often unknown and challenging requiring ingenuity and flexibility.

Only Pioneer Expeditions offer this fantastic opportunity for exploration in this remote area of Madagascar and see much of the endemic wildlife. Expedition members do not need previous rafting experience as full training is given

Madagascar is still off the beaten track to main stream tourism and is the world's fourth-largest island containing an immense diversity flora and fauna. There are 40 different species of lemurs, a primate group found only on Madagascar, and many species of chameleons in their wild habitat as well as some of the world's most bizarre creatures on Earth like the nightmarish hissing cockroach, so-called Dracula ants, and the Giraffe-necked weevil. And the hospitality? This is legendary just like Herman Melville.

For bookings call Sarah
Email: sarah@pioneerexpeditions.co.nz
Telephone: 09 282 0299
Editors notes: About Pioneer Expeditions NZ
www.pioneerexpeditions.co.nz

There is more to an adventure than the mainstream, mass marketed holidays that repeat the same itinerary countless times. Real adventures involve the new and the exciting. Pioneer Expeditions NZ offers those real adventures, creating and achieving extraordinary expedition firsts and constantly uncovering new ideas and experiences.

Original itineraries never before offered allows small groups (usually up to eight people) to explore exotic and little visited destinations, minimising the negative impact on the local environment and maximising the positives.
Nature and culture are key elements of the Pioneer Expedition offer and there are plenty of opportunities on every trip to explore the unique flora and fauna, unusual places and fascinating landmarks.

Pioneer Expedition leaders are highly experienced field professionals and, while they are highly knowledgeable about their expedition area, we fully appreciate that no one knows a place better than the people who live there so we always employ local guides and experts.

No specialist skills are required to join a Pioneer expedition, age is no barrier and detailed trip dossiers enable travellers to make informed choices as to whether the trip is likely to be the right experience for them. And where trips do not fit the bill then tailor- made trips can be organised for individuals and groups.

Pioneer destinations include: Indonesia, Honduras, Mozambique, Philippines, Galapagos, Borneo, Thailand, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Bulgaria, Argentina, Tanzania, Greenland, Burma, MongoliaCanada, Ecuador, Peru Socotra, Zambia.

Quick Links...
Pioneer Expeditions Website
Madagascar Benahy Descent Itinerary Details
Madagascar East Coast Adventure Details

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Fruit & Veg Crackdown: Auckland Fruit Fly Find Under Investigation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn... MPI has placed legal controls on the movement of fruit and some vegetables outside of a defined circular area which extends 1.5km from where the fly was trapped in Grey Lynn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Westpac NZ Reaches $2.97M Swaps Settlement

Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand unit has agreed to pay $2.97 million in a settlement with the Commerce Commission over the way the bank sold interest rate swaps to farmers between 2005 and 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Going Dutch: Fonterra Kicks Off $144M Partnership With Dutch Cheese Maker

Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has commissioned a new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands, its first wholly-owned and operated ingredients plant in Europe. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Retail Sales Beat Estimates

New Zealand retail sales rose more than expected in the fourth quarter, led by vehicle-related transactions, food and beverages, adding to evidence that cheap credit and a growing jobs market are encouraging consumers to spend. More>>

ALSO:

Delivery Cuts Go Ahead: 'Government Money Grab' From NZ Post

"It's a money grab by the Government as the shareholder of New Zealand Post" says Postal Workers Union advocate Graeme Clarke about the changes announced by NZ Post. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news