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

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news