Event Detail

13
Jul
2024

Field Trip: Night Safari to Mai Po Nature Reserve

WWF Leader
Saturday, 13 Jul 2024
17:00-22:00
Mai Po

The RGS-HK is pleased to offer a night safari tour to the Mai Po Marshes, a large wetland nature reserve managed by WWF, located in the North-west New Territories.  Mai Po is an internationally significant wetland, which is listed by the Ramsar Convention, and supports globally-important numbers of wetland birds, which chiefly arrive in winter and during the spring and autumn migrations. In the summer, it is an entirely different environment. 

As the night falls, a whole new world emerges. The guides invite everyone to engage their senses to the fullest. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of the wetlands, as nocturnal creatures emerge from their daytime hideouts.

Among the remarkable sightings, there's a chance to encounter the Mai Po firefly, a luminescent wonder named after this very sanctuary. Watch in awe as these delicate creatures light up the darkness with their mesmerizing glow. You'll also have the chance to encounter bats, frogs, snakes and even the rare Eurasian otter of the southern China region. 

Details: 
Leave Central by coach at 5:00 pm and return to Central by 10:00 pm 

Itinerary includes:

  • A sunset walk in reedbed
  • A night expedition to a gei wai (traditional shrimp pond)
  • Bat discovery
  • Firefly encounter

Cost:
$680 for Members & $780 for members' guests including all transportation. 

Please note that attendees need to be at least 12 years old. Please register by clicking the link above. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to book more than 4 places. Detailed joining instructions are sent out before the event.

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