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About

White Desert understands and respects that Antarctica is a highly sensitive wilderness.

As such, we operate in strict accordance with the environmental tourism guidelines laid out in the Antarctic Treaty. We also go further and operate our own zero impact policy.

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To achieve this, all human waste is transported out of Antarctica on regular flights and disposed of responsibly in South Africa.

A significant proportion of the camp is powered by renewable energy, using photovoltaic solar panels for electrical supply and solar water heaters for the shower system.

In addition to this, White Desert is an accredited CarbonNeutral® company and offsets all emissions through a portfolio of Carbon projects for our flights to Antarctica and the associated logistics once there.

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ZERO environmental print means…

  • A Temporary Camp
  • All Waste Removed
  • Renewable Power

…and CarbonNeutral® for the entire experience.

  • The Wedding of our dreams

    “White Desert hosted the wedding of our dreams. They did a fantastic job in making sure our special day turned out to be an amazing experience that we will cherish forever.”

    Mark and Julia McDowell

  • The true meaning of traveling

    “There is so little there, but so much to experience! A place where you can find your own true voice, away from the distractions of the outside world. Where you find the true meaning of traveling. ”

    Alan Chen

  • Beyond my imagination

    “Antarctica was an entry into something that was beyond my imagination. None of the trip's numerous highlights could have come true without the expertise of the team.”

    Fahd Munir

  • A wonderful experience

    "Lovely memories of this adventure. We are recommending it, and White Desert, to family and friends and our travel agent. Thank you for a wonderful experience."

    Philippe and Trudy Bovay

  • Beyond my imagination

    "Blue ice caves, mountains to climb, ice waves etc, throw in penguins and a monumental trip to the South Pole, any other place in the world will be underwhelming."

    Jane Loginova and family