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National Endangered Species Day: Luxury Safaris That Help to Save Wildlife

The 19th May 2017 commences National Endangered Species Day, an annual event that aims to address the risks affecting endangered wildlife and highlight the efforts of people and safaris protecting endangered species and their habitats.

Now you may be thinking how does travel come into this? Well, around the world there are a number of safaris you can visit that strive to save animals’ lives.

Okonjima & the AfriCat Foundation in Namibia

 

Sitting on the 200 square kilometres of private nature reserve and sandwiched between the Namibian capital, Windhoek and Etosha National Park. Okonjima is home to the Africat, a non-profit organisation working to foster conservation and environmental awareness. Since it’s beginning in 1993, AfriCat have rescued over 1,000 cheetahs and leopards on Namibian farmland and reduced 85% of them back into the wild.

From private campsites to breathtaking safari lodges, the Okonjima offers a wide variety of accommodation for guests to experience a truly unique African safari.

Camp Jabulani in South Africa

Just like Okonjima, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is another research conservation facility working to protect and renew the continents dwindling numbers of big cats. The centre aims to focus on the release of captive-bred cheetahs into the wild and breeding endangered and rare animal species.

The luxury Camp Jabulani is a family-owned and private luxury safari lodge in the Kampama Game Reserve. Guests staying at this resort will have the opportunity to visit the centre, offering ‘hands on’ photo-ops and the chance to view wild dogs, lions, African wildcats, ground hornbills and sable antelope.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda

Just over a century ago, two million chimpanzees lived in Africa’s forests and bush compared to today where fewer than 200,000 remain. Due to their disappearing habitat and hunting for their meat and offspring, Ngamba Island is one of the sanctuaries that African authorities send confiscated baby chimps from poachers and market vendors.

Established in October 1998, the Ngamba Island has cared for over 40-orphaned chimps on a 100-acre refuge on Lake Victoria near Entebbe, Uganda. Guests can enjoy morning and afternoon feeds and informative talks with the chimps and experience living with the chimps in their natural habitat from luxury tents.

To find out more information about my luxury safaris holiday breaks, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk

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