Uganda: Kidepo Valley, Semliki Wildlife Reserve & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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This exclusive safari explores the best of Uganda's diverse landscapes. Begin in Kidepo Valley, ringed by mountains in the far northeast of Uganda. This paradise is known for its large herds of buffalo, zebra, and the occasional tree-climbing lion. Venture onwards to the Semliki Wildlife Reserve, where enroute you trek chimpanzees in the forests of Kibale and then in Semliki enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Albert in search of the critically endangered shoebill. You will then travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for exceptional encounters with critically endangered mountain gorillas.
This safari remains one of our most popular for many reasons. It is led by AWF’s senior vice president Craig Sholley who is a gorilla conservation expert and shares his 4 decades of experience. As an L.S.B. Leakey grant researcher, Craig studied mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey and later became director of Rwanda's Mountain Gorilla Project, of which AWF was a sponsor (see bio). This trip is also exceptional because it includes two gorilla treks and a chimpanzee trek.
Uganda Safari dates: October 7 - 16, 2022
Maximum participants: 10
Zimbabwe with AdventureWomen
POSTPONED TO MAY 2023
For those women travelers out there who are seeking an adventure, we hope that you consider joining this safari to Zimbabwe with our new partner AdventureWomen. We have joined forces to offer an exciting all women safari to Zimbabwe which starts at Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls are a spectacle of awe-inspiring power, beauty, and grandeur. This safari is packed with exceptional experiences including a dinner cruise on the Zambezi, rhino trekking, visit a school built by AWF and guest visits by some remarkable women – including Zimbabwe Country Director Olivia Mufute. You will be led throughout Zimbabwe by your AdventureWomen Ambassador Judi Wineland and your AWF Representative Carter Smith for this amazing safari experience where we visit Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba, and Mana Pools National Park.
Zimbawbe Safari dates: May 2023
Maximum participants: 14
Namibia: Etosha National Park
Embark on a journey to one of Africa's most unique destinations. Namibia is a land of stunning landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains, and spectacular wildlife. This Namibia safari explores some of the most remote areas of this fascinating land —areas rarely explored by others, making this a true journey of discovery. From the dunes of Sossusvlei to the dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast, littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks, and remote Etosha National Park, home to white and black rhinos and more than 340 species of birds, this Namibia safari offers a range of experiences. This safari is ideal for the experienced safari-goer, though it is open to any and all who have adventure at heart.
Namibia Safari dates: May 21 - 31, 2022
Maximum participants: 10
Tanzania with Thomson Safaris
This classic Tanzania safari is operated by our long-standing and valued partner Thomson Safaris and features the very best that Tanzania has to offer! This is another one of our popular safaris and one that fills fast, so we are offering 2 safari departures. They both include a VIP visit to AWF's Canines for Conservation and absolutely superb wildlife viewing in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the legendary Serengeti. This safari is scheduled to coincide with the annual migration, and allows you to observe countless wildebeest and zebra as they strive for diminishing water and green pasture. Accommodations include a blend of well-located, tastefully-appointed tented camps and award-winning lodges.
Tanzania Safari dates:
August 1 - 12, 2022 (Safari 1)
August 13 - 24, 2022 (Safari 2)
Maximum participants: 12