This group is for those that want to learn about endangered wildlife protection in South Africa, or experience a bucket-list worthy African Safari while getting to take part personally in wildlife conservation efforts. For those unable to travel, we host live-streamed conservation work in the field, giving viewers a chance to see projects up close, and learn about the work being done directly.
I work with a wildlife non-profit in South Africa whose owners also run a beautiful tented safari camp (glamping!). For the past few years, they've been a leader in hosting Conservation Safaris- unique experiences that allow guests to enjoy all that a traditional safari has to offer, as well as contribute to wildlife conservation and have an authentic, private hands-on experience on the ground with an experienced conservation team.
On some trips, we'll be working with rhinos (collaring or horn trimming), while others may be collaring lions or African wild dogs. For one full day on safari, we'll work with a team to track the animals, a wildlife veterinarian will dart/sedate them, and carry out a conservation project. Safari guests will be involved in as much as they are comfortable with and is allowed by the pros. Other conservation activities are optional and may include visiting an operating Anti-Poaching Unit, taking a short ride in a surveillance helicopter, seeing protected/recovering rhinos up close, community involvement, and lots of other learning opportunities. Of course, we'll go on daily bush walks (easy hikes) and game drives, and will be able to see all the African wildlife on a "Big 5" private game reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park area of South Africa.
We have multiple trips with space available coming this summer, which I'll share as events very soon! Pricing will be based on shared occupancy, with a maximum of 8 guests on each trip- singles, couples, and groups all welcome. Or feel free to contact me directly if you'd like me to help arrange a trip for your own friends and family.
Come to Africa with me! I live and work in Los Angeles, but this trip might change your life as it's changed mine. :)