zimbabwe safari

Join Dan Hopkins and Bonnie Fladung for an Osher@Dartmouth Zoom course focusing on 4 endangered species of African wildlife.  Did you know the pangolin is the world’s most trafficked animal?  That there are only about 5000 African wild dogs in existence?  How have recent ivory bans affected elephant poaching?  How does civil unrest affect mountain…

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Great news from Uganda as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have announced that discounted gorilla permits will be available from December 1, 2020 through March, 31 2021! The discounted rate applies to newly booked permits only and cannot be applied to rescheduled/postponed or previously purchased permits. Travel dates must be within the same date range…

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Botswana Safari

We have new dates for our Great Elephant Safari!  Originally scheduled for Oct 2020, we had to postpone a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Please join us from October 15-27, 2021 for this elephant focused safari through Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Read on for all the details. Hwange Elephants In 1930, as many as 10…

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There is great news out of Africa as the continent slowly begins to reopen borders to international travelers.  Opening dates and entry requirements vary from country to country but here are the latest updates.  As this is still a fluid situation, the following information will be updated as new details are announced. (Updated Dec 20,…

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When you think of Africa, most likely you’re thinking of Kenya. This is where the safari was born with the grand expeditions of Roosevelt, Hemingway, and Karen Blixen. Kenya is the quintessential safari destination where you’ll experience all the classic images of Africa. Kenya is the land of vast plains brimming with wildlife. Enormous herds…

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lilac breasted roller

One of Africa’s most colorful and abundant birds, the beautiful lilac-breasted roller is commonly seen in game parks throughout eastern and southern Africa. The rainbow of colors this bird displays is truly stunning. Both males and females exhibit a range of pastel colors from the lilac breast, olive head, and rusty cheeks to vivid wings…

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There are a number of reasons to consider Zimbabwe for your next safari.  Zimbabwe is home to vast national parks full of game with a remote, wilderness feel.  Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe.  Hwange has always been renowned for its incredible diversity of wildlife, and to this day it boasts more…

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As the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the globe another threatened species is at risk: the highly endangered mountain gorilla.  Found in tiny pockets of rain forest in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo the mountain gorilla population has slowly rebounded as a result of increased tourism and strict protection.  However this may all change.  Tourism has…

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zimbabwe safari

In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent. But decades of poaching and conflict have decimated the African elephant population, leaving less than 415,000. But not all the news is bad.  Botswana & Zimbabwe are home to nearly 200,000 elephants, the largest population in Africa.  Join GrassTrack Safaris and Imvelo…

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san bushmen botswana

A recent safari guest describes her interactions with the San Bushmen of Xai Xai deep in the Kalahari of Botswana.  As part of our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari, this small group spent two days with the San learning about their culture and everyday lives.  Here, Bonnie relates her experiences with the San and her…

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