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April 10, 2009

In Dian Fossey’s Footsteps

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Would you love to learn about wildlife conservation?

Named “one of the best outfitters on earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, Baobab Expeditions features special conservation itineraries in partnership with The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, AfriCat Foundation and Save the Rhino International.

On the expeditions, travelers will interact with these animals, learn about their natural habitats and meet the organizations aiding in conservation efforts.  The company hopes to give insight into local cultures, wildlife and the challenges of conservation.

Here are the three expeditions:

Dian Fossey Expeditions

“These expeditions give travelers the opportunity to view gorillas in the wild and visit Fossey’s historical stomping grounds. Since Dian Fossey’s death, DFGFI has continued and expanded her pioneering work with endangered gorillas. In addition, DFGFI now operates programs for education, health, and economic development in local African communities.”

AfriCat Expeditions

“Namibia is home to six large carnivore species: cheetah, leopard, lion, spotted hyena, brown hyena, and wild dog. The majority of these species are often in conflict with people as Namibia is largely a livestock and game farming community. The AfriCat Foundation was founded in 1992 to promote large carnivore conservation. The initial years concentrated mainly on animal welfare but today the organization has developed in all aspects of carnivore conservation. These expeditions give travelers the chance to travel to Africa to explore the inner workings of the AfriCat foundation.

Save the Rhino Expeditions

“Save the Rhino International is committed to ensuring the survival of the rhinoceros species in the wild. The charity works in close consultation with managers and communities in wildlife areas and provides direct support for rhino and community conservation projects in Africa and Asia. These expeditions give travelers the chance to visit Asia or Africa and learn more about how they can save the rhinos.”

For more info, visit Baobab Expeditions online .

Images courtesy of Baobab Expeditions

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