Better Than Blood Beads
On this exclusive expedition for change, you'll support critical conservation work in Myanmar on this pioneering land-based and boat-based expedition. You’ll walk deep into remnant teak forests with former timber elephants, relax in comfort on a teak boat while seeking out the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, encounter the famed leg rowers of Inle Lake and discover the iconic temples of Bagan. Your participation in this expedition supports both domestic elephant re-wilding and funding radio-collaring wild elephants in the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River Delta.
Our in-country partners Aung Myo Chit and Jon Miceler, two dedicated world-class conservationists, are tackling complex conservation issues in this land of temples and tribes. Campaigning for solutions to the devastating poaching crisis faced by both the wild and domesticated elephants of Myanmar, Aung and Jon decided to raise awareness of the plight of the country’s wildlife through KnoWhere Journeys. Aung and Jon are founding members of this low-volume, high-impact tourism concept, which works with communities, conservationists and scientists in remote places, with the goal of effecting positive, long-lasting changes for the natural world. As a guest travelling on our EFC Myanmar 2020 departure, you will join Natural World Safaris and our in-country partners in treading lightly upon the earth, following a philosophy that will hopefully ensure the survival of Myanmar’s natural and cultural treasures.
Accompanied by both Aung and Jon throughout, EFC Myanmar 2020 extends beyond this core experience with the timber elephants to include supporting frontline conservation work. Guests on this expedition will fund the fitting of a radio collar to a wild elephant in the mixed tropical rainforest of the Irrawaddy River Delta, west of Yangon. Following your time with the domesticated elephants is a classic 4-day journey down the Irrawaddy River on a comfortable teak boat, during which Aung (AKA the ‘dolphin whisperer’) shares insights on the plight of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin.