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9 Wild Ways to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

March 3rd, 2021, by Kristen Malaby

Today we are virtually celebrating World Wildlife Day. We cherish Africa's beautiful and various forms of flora and fauna every day, and would like to share how to have a positive impact while having immersive wildlife experiences on safari.

Some of Africa’s most endangered species are at risk right now so one of the best ways to help is going on safari. Tourism helps to fund conservation efforts at many lodges and camps. 




It is exciting to see how far Africa has come in its wildlife efforts. As our President shared recently in a Fodor’s article on conservation-based vacations in Africa, there are many ways to not just view animals but have a more active and responsible experience.     

African Travel, through its partnership with the not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, is committed to a new How We Tread Right (HWTR) sustainable strategy and supports the UN’s goal that all wildlife experiences are ethically responsible. We also provide tips while on safari to protect wildlife like how to use social media responsibly



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To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we are highlighting nine immersive experiences where guests get up close and personal and even participate in conservation efforts. From gorilla trekking to animal tracking, explore opportunities beyond typical wildlife safari drives including:

1. Help save rhinos and big cats at Shamwari on our Majestic South Africa 

2. Celebrate big and small wildlife at Sabi Sabi (watch video)

3. Share elephant moments at Jabulani in our South Africa Regal Retreat 

4. Discover Pristine, Desert-Adapted Wildlife and Track Black Rhinos on our  Deserts and Dunes of Namibia

5. Protecting primates in our Rwanda in The Mist.

6. Join researchers at Tswalu and learn about pangolin, meerktats, and wild dog projects in our South Africa Private Villa Safari

7. Amazing birdwatching across Africa, including Lake Manyara in our Tanzania Explorer

8. Unique Water and Desert wildlife experiences in Botswana

9. Protecting wildlife with man's best friend at Bushman's Kloof and Loisaba


To view more information about each experience above, read our Top 9 Immersive Wildlife Experiences Across Africa

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