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A time of celebrations in the USA
So we have the usual offering of bread from a South Luangwa kitchen, the Mfuwe elephants eating the mangos and The rains as we head into the ‘green season’. But Thanksgiving is also a time for recognising significant milestones, achievements and goals.
On the eve of Thanksgiving 2017 a miracle happened in Zimbabwe.
And, moving on two years
There’s still plenty to shout about so we thought we’d share a few snippets from the news with you.
Malawi and the 17 black rhino – A massive translocation project has seen the safe delivery of 17 endangered black rhino from South Africa to the Liwonde National Park in Malawi. The rhinos were released on the 12th November following a 6 week quarantine period. They were then transported by air from Durban to Lilongwe and by road to the Liwonde Nationa Park. African Parks is closely monitoring the rhinos to ensure they stay in good health and successfully adapt to their new environment.
From Sahel to Djibouti – some of you may have heard ‘The Great Green Wall”. An ambitious initiative to plant 4 billion trees right across Africa. This African led project started in 2007 and today it’s just 15% through! If you haven’t already done so, check out our blog and find out how it’s going to improve the lives of millions of people along the way.
Royal conservation charity to reform Matusadona NP in Zimbabwe – Prince Harry’s conservation charity African Parks takes on this neglected park to reform the 1,000 sq. mile area. The charity aims to stop poaching and ensure healthy populations of the park’s elephant and black rhino population and make it a leading safari hotspot. (Disover Matusadona – Fly around Zimbabwe for FREE in 2020!!)
And finally, Rugby! We couldn’t celebrate without mentioning the Rugby World Cup, and, while many of us sobbed into our beer it was a time of jubilation in South Africa for the Springboks and their country. Hearty congratulations from us all!
So looking forward to 2020
Some dates for your diary…
- Where better for our celebrations to start than Victoria Falls… here’s a reminder of why it’s so hot!
- 6-14 September 2020 – first come first served in Zimbabwe – away from the main tourist routes. – Ancient history, wilderness and wildlife.
- 18 April 2020; 25 April 2020; 17 April 2021; 24 April 2021 – Explore Zakouma – it exceeds all expectations! Join our very own Chris Worden, expert naturalist guide on the safari experience of a lifetime!
Zakouma National Park, Chad – an Africa of intense heat and rugged terrain, away from the mainstream tourism. Courtesy Rob Janisch. More at https://goo.gl/N7ZGNs
Posted by Zambezi Safari & Travel Co Ltd on Tuesday, 30 January 2018
- Don’t forget the Congo – not your standard African safari! But a journey into the remote rainforests of the Congo Basin to trek gorillas – a must for keen photographers. Not for first-timers!
- Join our small group guided safari to discover the wilderness and wildlife of Namibia. Running throughout 2020, between 2 and 7 guests can experience this fragile environment from the coast to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei and beyond.
- Our Senior Africa Specialist, Mark Pearson is off to Namibia at the end of November so keep a look out for his report when he gets back.
An end of season celebration from Zambezi
(Black Rhino image courtesy Kyle de Nobrega/African Parks)
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