When you think of places you’d like to go glamping, chances are Antarctica isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But once you realize the awe-inspiring experiences, unparalleled scenery, and cozy pods that await you, it might just move to the top of your list.
White Desert is a tour company whose mission is to give people an opportunity to see and experience the “real Antarctica.”
They fly down small of groups of people from Cape Town, South Africa on a flight that takes five and a half hours, set them up in a camp, and help them experience Antarctica in any way they want, whether that means simply relaxing or going on adrenaline pumping adventures.
The camp consists of 6 sleeping pods that each sleep two people. Inside each one is a double bed, a desk, a toilet, and a wash area.
Other pods at the camp include a shower pod, a kitchen pod, and two custom tents designed for relaxing and dining.
The camp also ships out all human waste to be properly disposed of in South Africa, runs on solar and wind power, and offsets their flight emissions through various carbon projects around the world.
Near the camp, guests can experience all sorts of things, including ice tunnels, ice waves, rock climbing, kite skiing, picnics, science base-camps and abseiling (a controlled descent down the side of a steep rock face). But that’s just the beginning.
Each group that heads down to Antarctica chooses one of three adventure packages. These packages include things like a trip to see the Emperor Penguins, a trek to the South Pole, and various mountain hikes.