Exodus Travels has announced a new partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to launch new safari itineraries. On these trips, travellers will learn from wildlife experts about gorilla conservation in Uganda, conserving elephants and their habitat in Zimbabwe, protecting a fragile population of wolves in the historic highlands of Ethiopia, and more.
Since 1961, AWF has been helping local communities to recognize the benefits of conserving wildlife, rather than viewing it as a threat. Not only will travellers witness Africa’s extraordinary creatures firsthand, but they’ll also see AWF projects across the continent and meet with the people who are making a difference along the way.
“During these times, supporting like-minded organizations such as the African Wildlife Foundation is more important than ever before,” says Robin Brooks, Marketing Director for Exodus Travels.
“We are honoured to join forces with such an incredible group of people and their efforts through this partnership; and as with all Exodus adventures across the globe are dedicated to ensuring tourism dollars are used responsibly to support regenerative and sustainable initiatives and organizations that benefit destinations and the communities within.”
Each itinerary will be led by one of AWF’s conservationists, Carter Smith and Craig Sholley. Carter worked with Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton at Save the Elephants, spent years rehabilitating birds of prey in the bush, and owned her own safari company; while Craig studied mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey at Rwanda’s Karisoke Research Centre, was a scientific advisor for the award-winning IMAX film, Mountain Gorilla, and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of AWF.
Safaris will begin departing beginning SEP 2021 with bookable trips that run in both 2021 and 2022. As part of this partnership, Exodus will donate a portion of each sale back to AWF for one if its local projects.
Exodus and AWF will be hosting a virtual safari from Uganda on 25MAR, 2021, at 1pm EST. Those interested can watch on the Exodus Travels Facebook Page.
View the Collection
Extraordinary Ethiopia: Highlands and Beyond
Explore Ethiopia with AWF, discover remote Bale Mountains National Park—home to the rare Ethiopian wolf and over 300 species of birds, visit the Simien Mountains National Park where the engaging gelada baboons reside and more. For more details, click here.
Namibia Flying Safari
This Namibia safari explores some of the most remote areas of the country. From the dunes of Sossusvlei to the dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast, this safari covers a lot of ground. For more details, click here.
Uganda: Great Apes & Wild Savannas
Uganda is a diverse country, green and tropical, with savannahs, forests, lakes, branches of the Nile and snow-covered peaks. Enjoy scenic bush flights to visit the remote wildlife savannas of Kidepo Valley, the Nile River, Murchison Falls and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. For more details, click here.
Zimbabwe, the Wild Zambezi & Victoria Falls
Experience an anti-poaching unit in action; track rhinos in populations supported by AWF; and visit Lupani, an AWF Classroom Africa school. Travelers will spend two full days in Savé Valley Conservancy, a vast private reserve home to plains game and one of Africa’s largest populations of black and white rhino. For more details, click here.
For more information on Exodus’ AWF Collection, visit www.exodustravels.com/ca/awf-collection.