Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Hwange Elephant Collaring

Wilderness Safaris’ Travel with Purpose itinerary, Hwange Elephant Collaring, offers guests a unique behind-the-scenes conservation and community experience in Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Taking place from 14 to19 September 2019, all proceeds from this life-changing journey will be donated to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit.

“Our guests should expect to get their hands dirty participating in planned activities such as the collaring of an elephant cow, game counting and helping the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit conduct a snare sweep. We want to involve guests in what has been our core purpose for more than 35 years now, to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife. Having been in this area for more than 20 years, we have contributed to, and led, a vast number of important conservation initiatives such as game water supply, firebreak maintenance, anti-poaching unit support, and various other community upliftment projects”, commented Wilderness Safaris Zambezi Environmental Manager, Arnold Tshipa, one of the hosts.

The Hwange Elephant Collaring journey is part of Wilderness Safaris’ unique range of inspirational itineraries based around the company’s conservation and community success stories. Each journey is set to give guests the opportunity to embark on adventurous and impactful journeys to exciting destinations, led by locally connected experts and authorities. All proceeds from this trip will go to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit, which has removed some 2 500 snares and significantly reduced the levels of poaching within the boundary areas of Hwange since its inception in 2011. The unit covers a 76 km-long stretch of Hwange bordering the neighbouring Tsholotsho Communal Lands. This group of rangers works to combat wildlife poaching and protects the area’s diverse fauna and flora, in partnership with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management (ZPWMA).

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