Extraordinary Journeys launches hands-on safari experiences in Southern Africa

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Davison's Camp in Hwange National Park makes an ideal home camp for game drives to spot the big cats.
Davison's Camp in Hwange National Park makes an ideal home camp for game drives to spot the big cats.

Extraordinary Journeys has announced a collection of immersive and hands-on conservation-focused safaris for 2018.

The new itineraries have been designed to highlight conservation efforts in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and showcase how various organizations meet the needs of local communities while also preserving and protecting the continent's natural landscapes and wildlife.

The experiences range from a game census in Kenya to rhino darting in South Africa, and all provide elements of a traditional safari combined with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities to support conservation in Africa directly.

The Game Census in Northern Kenya (Feb. 24 to March 4) will enable travelers to monitor and track rhino and lion with telemetry receivers, track and identify rhinos on foot and track lion using the whisker spot-identification method. The cost for this trip is $7,244.00 per person sharing.

Another itinerary will see travelers participating in a hands-on Wildlife Conservation Safari in South Africa in July. Participants in the weeklong program will experience first-hand all aspects of conservation efforts in the destination, from community outreach to outfitting on-the-ground teams with the most innovative technologies to veterinary intervention and wildlife reintroduction programs. Travelers will also receive guest lectures on the state of the region's threatened species, and vital, hands-on conservation work like checking camera traps, monitoring wildlife, darting, tagging and more. The plan starts at $2,500 per person sharing; an additional minimum donation of $30,000 is requested.

For additional information and other itineraries, visit www.extraordinaryjourneys.com.

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