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Zimbabwe and Botswana

April 26 to May 10, 2018

Led by Chris Pfefferkorn, Zoo Senior Vice President

Discover some of the most stunning wilderness in the world. From lion to wild dog to countless bird species, witness the incredible wildlife of Africa as you walk, boat, and drive through the landscape. Search for rhino and San bush art amid the spectacular landscape of Matobo Hills National Park. Visit Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park with its massive herds of elephants and abundant predators.

Hippo sillouhette 1Marvel at the schools of hippos and a plethora of wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River at Chobe National Park and watch as elephant and buffalo quench their thirst in the river. End your adventure at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. When you’re not out on a natural adventure, experience the elegant accommodations of your camps and the friendly service of the local staff. This is a fascinating journey for anyone who wants a more private, exclusive experience.

Leopard climbing down treeJoin Birmingham Zoo’s Senior V.P. and Executive Director of the Chipangali Carnivore Research Institute, Chris Pfefferkorn on safari.  During your time in Motobo Hills you will meet with staff from the Chipangali Orphanage to learn about their animal rescue program.  Afterwards you will participate in the radio tracking of leopards and brown hyena in the wild; a field project supported by the Birmingham Zoo.