We’re dedicated to conservation efforts across Africa – efforts which meet the needs of local communities while also preserving and protecting the continent’s stunning natural landscapes and unparalleled wildlife. And we understand that our travelers care about contributing to this beautiful continent too. That’s why we’re so excited about this special roundup of immersive conservation-focused safaris. These exclusive journeys give you elements of a traditional safari combined with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities to directly support conservation in Africa.
1. Game Census Safari in Kenya (February 2018)
Wildlife interactions at Lewa Wilderness.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of the team that makes conservation happen, participate in the second iteration of the census safari at the famous Lewa-Borana Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya.
2. Elephant Collaring Conservation Safari (February 2018)
Elephants at Singita Grumeti.
This special opportunity combines premier Singita accommodations with hands-on conservation experience in the private Grumeti Reserve. Spend seven days hosted by renowned conservation specialist and Executive Director of the Singita Grumeti Fund, Stephen Cunliffe. Your days will be spent working with local conservationists, vets, and pilots to participate in elephant locating, GPS-enabled satellite collaring, and monitoring.
3. Rhino Conservation Safari in South Africa (May - August 2018)
Rhino work with Wildlife ACT Fund.
Spend five nights in South Africa working specifically with rhinos. Your days will mix traditional safari game drives with special conservation experiences and guest lectures. Head into the bush on guided walks to encounter rhino on foot and witness rhino darting in person, gaining an in-depth appreciation of the steps taken to protect these wild animals.
4. Hands-On Wildlife Conservation Safari (July 2018)
Monitoring wild dogs with Wildlife ACT Fund.
Spend a week engaged in immersive conservation work in Zululand, South Africa. This exclusive, hands-on safari joins forces with the Wildlife ACT Fund, dedicated to wildlife protection and conservation efforts in South Africa.
5. Protecting Lions in Zimbabwe (2019)
Join conservation groups in Zimbabwe for 7 nights immersed in lion protection efforts. Stay in private concessions bordering Hwange National Park and bounded by local communities. Adequately protecting and managing these parks is critical for the long-term conservation of the lion.