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The New Model of Community Conservancy: A Symposium and Safari Program

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4-Day Symposium

We’ve designed our symposium to give you an enriching experience of Namibia’s wildlife and unique landscapes, along with fascinating presentations by our Guest Speakers. Our journey begins in Windhoek, the capital city. We’ll travel to the AfriCat Foundation, one of the world’s largest big cat rehabilitation and release sanctuaries. Here we’ll meet some of the leaders of this innovative organization to learn about their conservation efforts firsthand, and enjoy game drives tracking radio-collared leopard and searching for rare species such as rhino and brown hyena. In celebrated Etosha National Park, presentations are combined with thrilling game viewing to give you an insider’s perspective as we explore the creative integration of wildlife and community in Namibia.

Symposium Locations

AfriCat Foundation, Okonjima

Okonjima is home to the renowned AfriCat Foundation, one of the world’s largest big cat rehabilitation and release sanctuaries. We will meet some of AfriCat’s key personnel, learn about their conservation efforts firsthand, and venture out on game drives to track radio-collared leopards and seek out rare and endangered species such as rhino and brown hyena.

Etosha National Park

Set on Namibia’s central plateau, Etosha is a haven for wildlife, including four of the Big Five—rhino, leopard, lion, and elephant—along with gemsbok (oryx), zebra, cheetah, hyena, and the endemic black-faced impala. In April, game viewing on the green, rain-refreshed plains allows us to see prolific game and observe lots of wildlife activity, including newborns. And with more than 340 species, the birding in Etosha is terrific!

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