AdventureWomen Partners with AWF to Offer Exclusive Women's Safari to Zimbabwe

AdventureWomen Partners with AWF to Offer Exclusive Women's Safari to Zimbabwe

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AdventureWomen Partners with AWF to Offer Exclusive Women's Safari to Zimbabwe

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AdventureWomen owner and longtime conservationist, Judi Wineland, to join the May 2022 trip

NEW YORK / WASHINGTON D.C./ NAIROBI, KENYA (May 27, 2021) – AdventureWomen, a by-women, for-women adventure travel company, has announced that they are partnering with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), an organization that supports the conservation of Africa's wildlife and environment through community development, sustainability projects, education initiatives and more. As part of the collaboration, leaders from the two organizations will be hosting a special women's safari to Zimbabwe in May of 2022.

Joining the trip will be AdventureWomen's owner Judi Wineland, a longtime conservationist and adventure travel pioneer; and Carter Smith, AWF Safari Program Manager and author of the children's book "African Tea." Joining Wineland and Smith will be several other visionary women including Olivia Mufute, the first female Chief Ecologist at the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the current Zimbabwe Country Director for AWF; and Sharon Stead, founder of the Mother Africa Trust, which supports female-focused projects throughout Zimbabwe.

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Both AdventureWomen and AWF believe in empowering girls and women throughout the continent, and this shared mission will be woven into many aspects of the trip. A highlight of the journey will be a dinner hosted by Aunt Flatter, a Zimbabwe local with decades of wisdom on the country.

"At African Wildlife Foundation, we believe that women in Africa have a critical role to play in conservation on the continent," says Smith. "That's why I'm so excited about AWF's budding partnership with AdventureWomen, and honored to participate in this beautifully crafted safari with Judi Wineland. The Zimbabwe safari will feature women ambassadors, travelers, and conservation heroes. We can't wait for this inspiring adventure."

The trip will include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls, a walking safari to try to spot incredibly rare white rhinos, and a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Lupani Primary School in Kazungula, Zambia (across the country border, nearby Victoria Falls). The school was rebuilt as an initiative of AWF's Classroom Africa program, providing a safe learning environment for children across seven grades.

"We are thrilled to partner with AWF," says Wineland, whose philanthropic work in Africa began with her founding a Tanzania-based non-profit 25 years ago. "By inviting participants to foster female-to-female connections, we hope this trip will continue to bolster AWF and bring awareness to their incredible work."

About AdventureWomen

AdventureWomen® has been a pioneer and a leader in adventure travel for women since 1982, custom-designing and leading some of the most unique adventure travel tours for active women, worldwide. Owners Judi Wineland, President of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., and her daughters Erica Landerson and Nicole Wineland-Thomson, describe AdventureWomen as a "relationship company" where women create connections with other women while exploring new frontiers and active outdoor adventure. Offering adventure tours to over 20 countries each year, AdventureWomen invites women to physically and mentally challenge themselves while exploring the world at their own pace and on their own terms.

About African Wildlife Foundation

African Wildlife Foundation is the primary advocate for the protection of wildlife and wild lands as an essential part of a modern and prosperous Africa. Founded in 1961 to focus on Africa's conservation needs, we articulate a uniquely African vision, bridge science and public policy, and demonstrate the benefits of conservation to ensure the survival of the continent's wildlife and wild lands.

MEDIA CONTACTS: For more information or to arrange interviews contact Wambui Odhiambo of AWF in Nairobi, Kenya at wodhiambo@awf.org, +254 728 886987 or Patrick Mitchell of AWF in Washington, D.C. at pmitchell@awf.org, 202-441-7647.