Trip reference number: 23500
Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide
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This eco-tourism initiative provides a rewarding and unique safari experience in a vast private reserve in the Kalahari wilderness, home to spectacular variety of rare and iconic species.
This exciting trip to a Big 5 reserve in South Africa offers a unique opportunity to support a pioneering conservation project in the Kalahari Desert. Previously a vast expanse of cattle farms, in the past 14 years fences have been taken down, the land has naturalised and alongside some reintroductions, wild populations have recovered, leading to the creation of South Africa's largest private Big-5 game reserve.
From the comfort of an intimate safari camp, complete with only four ensuite guest tents, we will have the chance to participate in much-needed fieldwork, gaining hands-on experience in a range of ecological activities ranging from predator monitoring to game counts, vegetation surveys and anti-poaching efforts. These are the tools needed to ensure a balanced ecosystem is maintained, and that the goal of restoring the Kalahari to its natural state is achieved, whilst also giving us a greater understanding and appreciation of the landscape and the animals that complete it.
This off-the-beaten-track private reserve has just one conservation project, offering unrivalled exclusivity in a land awash with wildlife. For eight days we will be sharing this landscape with cheetah, lion, elephants, wild dog, white and black rhino and even rarer predators such as brown hyena and aardwolf. Whilst caracal, pangolin and aardvark also make their home in this reserve.
We will learn from qualified and experienced guides about the reserve's ecology, biology, and interesting animal behaviours, as well as the importance of habitat restoration and nature conservation. In our company will be popular team member and tour leader Helen Bryon, lending her invaluable enthusiasm and experience of working as a safari guide in South Africa to the mix.
Reflecting on the day's sightings and experiences in the field, whilst nestled beside a crackling campfire and listening to the sounds of the bush, all under a star filled sky, this is Africa at its best and knowing that you are directly contributing to its preservation can only make the experience even more satisfying.
The full itinerary detail is available on our website.
Please note: This schedule offers a rough indication of programme activities and is subject to change at the discretion of the reserve ecologist. Activities will only be undertaken where required as part of the reserve's ecological management plan.
This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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