Zambezi Safari & Travel Co
Our expertise and first-hand knowledge gives you exceptional personal advice for any type of traveller from lounging mermaids to intrepid adventurers.
Traditional Safaris :: Walking Safaris :: Canoe Safaris :: Family Safaris :: Mobile Safaris :: Honeymoon Safaris :: Special Interest Safaris :: Primate Safaris :: Bush and Beach Safaris :: Off Beat Explorations :: Active Safaris :: Migration Safaris :: Horse riding safaris
Our company operates in the following destinations:
Southern Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Central Africa: Congo and CAR, Gabon, Príncipe, São Tomé
Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles
Where we operate
Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe
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Charities we are proud to support:
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The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and its natural habitat. Situated in a National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth. However with the beauty of the location comes some heavy burdens of human and animal conflicts.
VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poachers (subsistence and commercial), as well rescue and rehabilitate animals injured by human interference. Additionally, they try to find employment for ex-poachers so that they have a sustainable income without doing harm to flora and fauna. Education is also important, and VFAPU and its partners try to reach children at an early age through school and community awareness programs.
Subsistence Poaching shows you how local people are poaching animals and trees for food and firewood. Commercial Poaching takes a look at poaching on a much larger level with ivory, skins, and meat being sold on a commercial basis to make money. VFAPU works hard to educate the community and find employment for ex-poachers in the Education and Employment section. VFAPU also show you how they try to save the wildlife they do find that has been injured or is sick due to human interference in our Rescue and Rehabilitation section.
Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust is a charitable Trust aimed at rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in Zimbabwe and the Southern African Region. Annually many animals are injured, abandoned or snared due to human interference, be it from snaring, poaching, traffic accidents, or crop raiding. We at Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust (WHWT) believe that as humans we have a debt to pay back into wildlife as a result of this human interference with nature. Thus we voluntarily dart any snared animals to remove the snare and treat the wounds. Injuries requiring additional care will soon be treated at our new wildlife laboratory and clinic set to open mid-2010. Orphans and young animals abandoned by their families will be cared for, rehabilitated and released back into the wild once they are able to sustain themselves. From our efforts to rescue wildlife, we have realized that we cannot simply treat the effects of poaching and expect to be successful in conservation. We must begin by treating the causes of poaching, and that begins with educating communities on natural resources protection, and economic empowerment. WHWT hosts local school groups every week who interact with elephant, participate in a bush awareness course and learn about the need for conservation. We reach out to the bordering communities to work together with us on projects that promote the preservation of natural resources. These projects include a joint effort to stem erosion in the area, as well as looking at the use of chili pepper as a deterrent against crop raiding elephant. Conservation requires finding solutions to difficult problems. In order to be effective, proper research must be conducted. WHWT supports local research teams and their respective projects. We work with other projects such as Botswana based Elephants without Borders, to monitor some collared elephant in Zimbabwe including the Musango Bull on Lake Kariba, the ZNSPCA released herd in Hwange National Park, and two of our own bull elephant near Victoria Falls. Currently, we are working together with French based CNRS to dart and collar various species to evaluate prey-prey, as well as prey-predator relationships, all in protected areas that border human settlements. In an additional effort to protect natural resources, we work with other key members of the community such as the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU), Chief Mvutu Development Trust, Environment Africa and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, as well as training local anti-poaching units, and learner guides. Furthermore, we host international as well as local pre-veterinary and environmental studies students to gain invaluable experience in the field. By working together we are hoping that we can make a difference!