The all-inclusive 2017 Summer Safari Series will feature a different topic, along with an expert host or instructor. You’ll be immersed in the incredible Crane Trust ecosystem with comfortable lodging, delicious meals, and an unforgettable experience along the Platte River.
Explore the prairie on fat bikes and stay in the Crane Trust’s comfortable cottages the night before joining the Crane Trust’s first-annual Buffalo Stampede Bike Ride.
$300/cottage room; $800/suite
$600/cottage; $1,550/suite for additional day
Join an expert instructor as you photograph the fall colors taking over the prairie as the Crane Trust bison begin their rut.
$1,300/cottage room; $2,050/suite
All packages include overnight lodging, meals and guided VIP excursions. Reserve your experience on the prairie today: 308-382-1820.
The Crane Trust and its Nature & Visitor Center are dedicated to the protection and maintenance of critical habitat for cranes and other migratory birds through leading science, habitat management, community outreach and education.
This is a natural way to experience the wonder of this rare and precious prairie. You may encounter hundreds of species of flowers, legumes and grasses in your half-day or full-day Wildflower Hunt. The diverse and beautiful plants you discover occur naturally, some may have been intentionally seeded or carried there by wind or wildlife.
Sometimes there is no better way to grasp the vastness of the prairie than by seeing it from the air. The half-day Airplane Excursion will send you to see the historic Platte River like few others have.
The Great Sandhill Crane Migration has been declared one of the greatest migrations in the world. You will witness the awe-inspiring spectacle in a way only the Crane Trust can provide in morning and evening heated VIP viewing blinds.
Experience a half-day to full-day excursion on comfortable “fat-tire” bikes that can ride over even the toughest terrain. You will see stretches of the historic Platte River, venture over untilled prairie, and journey places where a vehicle could never reach.
For those of you that have a bit of an adventurous spirit, try our half-day Off-Road Excursion for the quickest way to cover ground on the prairie. A guide will accompany you far into the prairie to see rarely seen sights during this adventurous experience.
Immortalize nature with a guided photography experience by capturing expansive native prairie and river scenes, wildlife such as bald eagles, coyotes, river otters, sandhill cranes, whitetail deer, endangered shorebirds, grasslands birds, genetically pure bison and more. Professionals and amateurs are welcome. *Additional charges apply for professional photographer guide.
The dance of the prairie chickens is an amazing experience and rare spectacle that can’t be experienced anywhere else. An expert who will ensure a one of a kind experience will escort you on this half-day or full-day Prairie Chicken Quest Safari. Booming season in the springtime is when you’ll find them doing their full competitive displays.
This half-day or full-day Local Experience allows you to take advantage of local golf courses, vine-yards, antiquing and dining experiences as a great way to explore the surrounding area during down time.
The Crane Trust’s 4,500 acres of riverine tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of different species of birds so there is always something new to see. Grab your binoculars and hiking boots for a half-day or full-day safari designed for professionals and amateurs alike. We have expert guides on hand to make sure your bird watching experience is a memorable one.
The last vestige of riverine tallgrass prairie left is a sight that cannot be compared or translated into words. The Prairie Hike Excursion will invigorate your senses with a half-day tour over nearly ten miles of manicured trails and over fifty miles of natural trails on the Crane Trust property.
Witness incomparable sunrises and sunsets while exploring the storied Platte River and expansive native prairie from a kayak on a full-day excursion. This braided river system guided countless pioneers on their westward journeys and today nurtures hundreds of wild species.
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