Embark on a Moose Safari in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Ever thought you'd be able to go on a safari in New Hampshire, of all places? Well, it turns out you can.
We all know that there are lots of moose here in the Granite State. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, a majority of these majestic beasts can be found north of the White Mountains, which may be beyond the radius of where you live or frequent.
This writer's lived in New Hampshire for many years, but has never seen a moose in its natural habitat in the wild. Not once. Instead, sightings have been in the form of YouTube videos and taxidermy. In a sense, this could be a good thing. If yours truly ever stumbled upon a moose in real life, the hope is that it would be in a safe and controlled environment, rather than a massive, >1000-pound beast body-slamming into your car.
That's where organizations like North Conway Moose Safari come in.
Based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, North Conway Moose Safari has been offering nighttime Moose Tours since 2007. According to their website, guests can hop onto "an enclosed 33-seat stop on, step off bus...employed with a flat screen TV mounted up front," and embark on a four-hour tour starting at 8pm.
During your safari, you and your group will have the chance to "seek, see, and often sit and view wild New Hampshire moose after dark", courtesy of flood lights and spotlights illuminating the darkness. Talk about a cool opportunity. You'll never have a more authentic (and safe) moose encounter than that.
The safari is operated by drivers who have logged thousands of hours searching for moose in the mountains, so they've naturally got an impressive success rate (around 94%, to be exact). Tours are offered from May through October, but your chances of spotting a moose are highest through August.
To learn more about North Conway Moose Safari, click here.
In the meantime, here's a look at some critters that are unfortunately endangered here in the Granite State.