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Natural World Safaris

Natural World Safaris

30 Apr 2021

Behind the Scenes

As we start to emerge from the grips of the pandemic the question arises, what will travel look like in the new normal we step out into? More than ever, there is a demand to travel deeper, adding more relevance to what we see. This takes its form through many different guises, from behind the scenes access to conservation work, from philanthropic projects that set the standards, and from the educational and aspirational to the inspirational.

founders camp by the river

Marataba Conservation

One of South Africa's most innovative conservation models, Marataba has hands-on practices at both camps.

Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. As a contractual National Park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models. There are two camps on the privately-owned area, Founders Camp and Explorers Camp and both are situated near water. Founders camp overlooks the Matlabas river and Explorers cap enjoys views of a prolific waterhole in views of the Waterburg mountain range. Both allow for a unique, conservation-focused, family-friendly safari.

Marataba Conservation Camps from £1,985/USD$2,630 for 3 nights as part of a longer safari. 


Monitoring Siberian Tigers

Assist Siberian tiger expert Alexander Batalov with setting and collecting camera traps in Russia's remote Far East.

Assist Alexander and his team with monitoring Siberian tigers. Set and collect camera traps. Explore the reserve on foot, skidoo, 4x4, and deerskin skis. Try fishing and traditional Russian sauna.

Siberian Tiger Camera Trap Safari with Alexander Batalov from £3,095/USD$3,900

Namibia safaris; cheetah close up

Visit the AfriCat Foundation

Encounter the big cats of the AfriCat Foundation to learn more during a self-drive safari throughout Namibia.

Hot air balloon ride at sunrise, over the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei watching the world below light up in a palette of colours. Boat trip to see seals at Walvis Bay. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site to see over 2000 ancient rock carvings created over a thousand years ago. Enjoy an evening drink overlooking floodlit waterholes at Etosha National Park. Visit the AfriCat Foundation to encounter and learn more about Africa’s big cats

Highlights of Namibia Safari from £3,200/USD$4,035

Elephant crossing, Zambia

Conservation within Zambia

Join in with on-the-ground conservation projects working to protect the endangered wildlife of Zambia.

Enjoy a balloon ride over the scenic Busanga Plains. Join the Zambian Carnivore Programme on the front line of conservation efforts in Kafue National Park. Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Track endangered rhinos on foot and learn more about their conservation.

Zambia Conservation Safari from £6,000/USD$7,560

Blue whale safari, Sri Lanka

Aid Blue Whale Research

Contribute to blue whale conservation by working alongside expert researchers, before joining them in the water.

Snorkelling with the largest creature on the planet, the blue whale. Learning more about this remarkable species from our expert team. Contributing to blue whale conservation by working alongside local researchers. Spotting a host of other marine wildlife, including green sea turtles, spinner dolphins and pilot whales. Being photographed alongside these graceful sea-dwelling creatures. Drinking in the ambience at your beachside resort after a day on the water. Come home with once-in-a-lifetime memories that few others will have!

Sri Lanka Blue Whale Safari from £6,770/USD$8,530

Rwanda - Gorilla eating bamboo

Track Mountain Gorillas

Be accompanied by the Gorilla Doctors on a trek to learn more about the challenges of protecting this species.

Tracking the world-famous mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park twice! Having the unique experience of being accompanied on one of your gorilla treks by the Gorilla Doctors to learn more about the challenges of protecting and conserving this species. Continuing your primate odyssey by tracking golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park. Visiting the moving Genocide Memorial. Travelling “The Land of a Thousand Hills”. Staying at the most community and eco-focussed lodge in Rwanda.

Rwanda Gorillas and Conservation Safari from £7,480/USD$9,425

In Search of the Siberian Tiger - tiger

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