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Vancouver, BC | Posted: February 14th, 2019
Are you looking for a wild animal safari that works proactively within their local communities, all the while supporting important conservation efforts on the ground? We’ve put together a list of 5 great choices, including options in Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, Tanzania, and Namibia.
Looking for a wild animal safari that digs a little deeper? Join this Adventure Out Loud tour and discover the magic of Kenya. On this 9-day tour, you will engage with local communities like Kibera and Nakuru, you will visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Nairobi Giraffe Centre, and the famed Masai Mara.
Cruise down the often overlooked but stunning waterways of the Okavango Delta’s northernmost panhandle. Here you will keep on the lookout for elusive cheetah on the sands of the Savuti Marsh. You will remark as a vast herd of elephants gathers to bathe on the mighty Chobe River. On this Mountain Travel Sobek tour, you will travel by a traditional safari land-rover, a private motorboat, and a luxury houseboat. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tsodilo Hills, and marvel at ancient rock paintings before ending your adventure at Victoria Falls.
Kids, Parents, and Grandparents, it’s time to pack your bags – together! TourMagination has put together a terrific 11-day intergenerational tour of Tanzania. Expect a faith-based tour, one that is developed in conjunction with local charitable partners. You’ll revel at wild elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, and wildebeest. You’ll enjoy the learning that happens on nature hikes in Tarangire National Park and with visits to local plantations and social enterprises. For those looking for a family-friendly pace, a little adventure, a lot of wildlife, and a whole lot of giving back, this wild animal safari could be just right for you.
Independent and on a budget? We have a 7-day solution for you with Bamba Experience. Why not enjoy a self-guided alternative adventure of Johannesburg & Kruger National Park? You will begin with an airport pick-up in Johannesburg, settle in and explore the city before heading out to Kruger National Park where you will see nearly all of Africa’s iconic wildlife in one place. Your tour also includes a sunset game drive, where keen eyes will watch the Park come to life at night!
A wild animal safari in Namibia is as special as it gets. It is a truly magnificent land. When in the company of your own highly-experienced professional naturalist guides you will learn and connect every step of the way. On this Mountain Travel Sobek safari, you will pay a visit to the AfriCat Foundation – a big cat conservancy. You will spend a few nights, a private camp in Damaraland and watch the sunset behind the otherworldly sand-dunes of Namib Naukluft National Park.
Bonus: If leading your own wild animal safari is a career goal, we invite to check out this incredible introductory Safari Field Guide Course with Intern Africa. Over this 28-day program, you will be introduced to bushcraft skills, tracking, habitat management, basic firearm theory, climate and astronomy, and curriculum around local ecology and geology.
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