Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 7pm EST
The Great Elephant Safari
Virtual Information Session on Zoom
Please join Dan Hopkins, owner of GrassTrack Safaris, and Tad Bradley, owner of The Kusini Collection, for a Zoom information session about The Great Elephant Safari. Tad is Imvelo's marketing consultant and he just returned from Zimbabwe after witnessing the historic rhino relocation. During this free information session Dan and Tad will talk in detail about the itinerary, the camps & lodges, activities, covid protocols, and answer your questions about travel in Botswana & Zimbabwe.
On this unique journey we’ll spend 12 days following ancient elephant migration routes as we learn about the natural history, ecology and conservation issues facing Africa’s elephants. Mark Butcher, owner of Imvelo, will join us for a day of village visits to learn about their vital role in conservation and to see how local communities live among elephants.
Our safari starts in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest herds of elephant. From here we travel to Victoria Falls and have an afternoon to explore this stunning waterfall. We continue to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park with 3 nights at Nehimba Lodge. Excellent game can be found here on our day (and night) game drives and bush walks. Our next stop is the southern region of Hwange where we’ll visit with local communities to learn how they live in proximity to wild animals and the importance of tourism to conservation. Our safari ends at the remote Jozibanini Tented Camp. This rustic camp is a mecca for elephants with few, if any, other tourists. We'll enjoy bush walks, game drives, easy mountain biking on old elephant paths.
Imvelo Safari Lodges has been at the forefront of community conservation in Zimbabwe since 1996. By building some of their camps and safari lodges on communal land bordering Hwange National Park, their ultimate goal is to create a symbiotic relationship between local communities, responsible tourism, and conservation. This in turn promotes conservation of the local wildlife and natural resources and encourages sustainability for these village communities while at the same time adding significantly to the safari experience.
An exhilarating trek in search of endangered mountain gorillas? Experiencing the vast desert wilderness of Namibia? Following a herd of elephants on foot? Paddling papyrus lined waterways of the Okavango? Discover your African adventure on one of our safari packages or we'll help design your own itinerary.