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

 

Brewing: Lion To Buy Cult Upper Hutt Brewer Panhead

Lion - Beer, Spirits and Wine (NZ), New Zealand's biggest beer maker, has agreed to buy Panhead Custom Ales from the family of founder Mike Neilson, its second such purchase of a popular craft brewer after the acquisition of Dunedin-based Emerson's Brewing Co in 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news