Hwange Elephant Collaring

Travel with purpose

Elephant Collaring Project

14 - 19 September 2019

Highlights

Introducing Hwange Elephant Collaring, one of a portfolio of eight life-changing, ‘purposeful’ journeys crafted to offer guests access to unique and privileged, behind-the-scenes conservation and community projects run by ourselves and our partners.

On this itinerary, we invite you to join us in Zimbabwe’s largest national park to collar an elephant, count wildlife, find out more about anti-poaching efforts and meet neighboring communities.

All funds raised from this itinerary are directly channeled to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit.

- Actively participate in the game count and anti-poaching activities supervised by experts in the field
- Observe and participate in the collaring of an elephant cow
- Learn about our game water supply project – now solar
- Meet members of the community to learn more about their lifestyle and engage with them on human-wildlife conflict
- Visit a community school’s Eco-Club and learn about other upliftment projects

About the Purpose: Hwange National park is home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds and plays an integral role in a network of southern African conservation areas. Since 2000, we have invested in conservation initiatives in the Park’s south-eastern corner, such as the daily provision of water for thirsty wildlife, firebreak maintenance, supporting the anti-poaching units and being part of research projects. Meanwhile, on Hwange’s border lie a number of villages, where we have funded and supported vital nutrition and literacy in the schools, adult empowerment projects, and of course our Children in the Wilderness programmes.

Summary


14 Sep- Fly into Linkwasha Camp, Hwange National Park. Afternoon activity to discuss game water supply and solar pumps; meet Mr B. Overnight Linkwasha.
15 Sep- Morning snare sweep in two teams; midday siesta in bush and lunch at Wexau Base Camp for introduction to Scorpion Anti- Poaching Unit. Overnight Linkwasha.
16 Sep- Early drive via Ngamo Plains to Ziga village. Visit school, Eco-Club, women’s empowerment projects; gain insight into human-wildlife conflict. Overnight bedrolls at Ziga.
17 Sep- Spend the morning investigating livestock herding and kraal practices; return to Linkwasha for evening talk with vet on darting/ collaring process, how it plays out and each person’s role. Overnight Linkwasha.
18 Sep- Early morning departure; full day elephant collaring with lunch in the bush. Overnight Linkwasha. Morning search for collared elephant; flight out.
19 Sep -Morning search for collared elephant; flight out.

Price

Pricing starts at $11,305 per person sharing (minimum of 4 guests)

Single Supplement $1,715

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