Wildlife Conservation Safari
Wildlife Conservation Safari Victoria Falls
The Conservation Safari aims to raise awareness of the wildlife conservation efforts that are taking place behind the scenes in the Zambezi National Park.
The safari starts off with the clients attending a presentation by a member of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit. The clients are given the full background and history of the unit and are able to learn about many fascinating aspects involved in the unit’s operations, the challenges faced and the huge successes VFAPU has achieved to date. The participants on this safari are educated on the various types of poaching that take place in the region and are shown how snares that are laid to poach mammals are laid.
Following on from this, the clients are taken for a field trip into the Zambezi National Park where they are tasked to record game sightings, identify spoor, patrol and sweep for wire snares and generally visit areas to investigate for any signs of poaching. The important point is that because the clients are paying for this experience, it allows us to visit areas that are not often patrolled and the more trips that run, the more frequently we can cover these areas.
This safari effectively provides a useful presence at ground level, to deter various forms of poaching, whilst the clients get to play an important role in conservation efforts. A light breakfast, tea/coffee and mineral water will be provided during the activity.
Duration 5.5 hours
When All year round
Where Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather Weather permitting
What to Wear Binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, good walking/hiking boots and water are a must for the trip.
Things to Bring Clients are advised to bring the following with: · Sunscreen · Mosquito repellent · Hiking/running shoes
Guests or Spectators No spectators allowed
Ages all ages allowed
Fitness Level A good level of fitness is required
Experience Level No Experience Requirement
Inclusions Refreshments, local brand beverages and finger snacks Transfers from all Victoria Falls hotels within a 5km radius of the jetty are included in the rate.
Exclusions Items of a personal nature. Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person
Departures: On Request
Departure Times: The clients are collected from their lodge/hotel at 06:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 5.5 hours
Maximum age: N/A however a good level of fitness is required for this safari, as it will involve walking in a variety of terrains.
Please note: Binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, good walking/hiking boots and water are a must for the trip.
Price per person:
US$100.00 per person
Please note US$15.00 per person entry fee to the Zambezi National Park not included and this is paid directly by the client to the park.
Part proceeds will go directly to support the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit and funds raised will be allocated by the Board of Trustees with VFAPU.