What To Expect:
Wild West Travel Tour Highlights
There is so much to love about the American West, and this trip wraps it all up into one stunning journey. Experience the palpable history and raw natural beauty of this corner of the world with stays ranging from modest tents to one of the country’s top properties. Begin in the small western town of Fort Benton, where you will rediscover a bit of frontier history and stay at the historic Grand Union Inn. Next, channel Lewis & Clark as your adventure takes you to the Missouri River on a two-day float down the serene waterway with overnights in well-appointed tents complete with bonfires, delicious river-side meals, and striking natural scenery. Continue to the American Prairie Reserve and America’s version of the Serengeti for two nights! In the spring, bison calves romp in the vibrant green and gold of nature. The summer is the season of blooming prairie wildflowers and energetic pronghorn fawns and prairie dog pups poking out of their burrows. You may even witness the power of nature sweep across the sky delivering beauty in the form of storms and never-ending rainbows. And in fall, witness the golden cottonwoods form the backdrop for one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles as hundreds of elk engage in their mating ritual. The soft autumn light is ideal for photographing wildlife as prairie creatures gather up in awe-inspiring groups for their annual migrations. Your stay at American Prairie Reserve’s Kestrel Camp is your chance to connect with something larger than yourself. This is truly one of our country’s greatest conservation projects—a link to the natural world on a scale that we haven’t experienced since the 19th century, and a chance to help recreate and restore the largest wildlife reserve in the lower forty-eight states. Next fly to Jackson, Wyoming, and luxuriate at the Amangani, an idyllic spot to take in the majesty of Jackson. From recapping action-packed days in their the 115-foot-long infinity pool with its take-your-breath-away-views to the Amangani’s proximity to icons like spirited Jackson and gloriously rugged Grand Teton National Park, we can’t think of a better spot to unwind.
Please note: Kestrel Camp’s open dates: May 1 – October 24