Hosted Trips

Join our Director and National Geographic Presenter Ben Britton, on our amazing Conservation Trip to Southern Africa in 2020

WILD CAT CONSERVATION GROUP – BIG CAT AND RHINO TRIP WITH BEN BRITTON June 2020

 

Our Big Cat and Rhino Trip is for those of you who love big cats and all African wildlife and want to help conserve them.

 

The trip is largely divided into two parts.

 

First part, staying at the beautiful Kirkman’s Kamp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, you will spend 3 days with Ben learning about wildlife conservation in Africa. Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares.

 

You will then fly to Phinda Private Game Reserve for 5 amazing days of wildlife conservation work, where you will get hands on and up close with their research team and precious wildlife.

 

Guests will learn the research techniques used in Southern Africa to help protect it’s wildlife and take part in a variety of conservation activities, including;

 

  • Learn the use of telemetry, and track chosen predators through the reserve. Phinda is home to Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena. Guests will receive exclusive talks by the research team and your host Ben Britton on the conservation of big cats throughout Southern Africa.
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and witness the capture and darting of a rhino and assist the veterinary team with their ongoing research and security monitoring. South Africa currently loses 3 rhino a day to poaching, so the work being done at Phinda is vital to the long term survival of the species.
  • Be captivated by the pangolin expedition. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on the planet. Participate in Phinda’s one-of-a-kind Pangolin conservation experience, and support this ground-breaking initiative to re-establish Temminck’s ground pangolin in a region where they have gone locally extinct.

 

In addition to the listed conservation activities, you will also delve into the bush on a guided walk with a focus on tracking, and participate in track and sign exercises. And spend an enjoyable day out in the local community and gain insight into projects that the Africa Foundation is undertaking. Interact with members of the community and learn about their way of life as well as the fascinating Zulu culture. Engage with students at Nkomo Primary School.

 

All whilst staying at the beautiful Phinda Mountain Lodge.

 

This trip is strictly limited to 8 guests per trip, so don’t miss out!

 

For a full itinerary on this amazing trip or to book a spot please email info@wildcatcentre.org.au