Cheetah
THE ULTIMATE CAT - Encounter the Endangered Cheetah


The wild lands of Sub-Saharan Africa are among the world's last strongholds of the endangered cheetah. The world's fastest land animal, clocking speeds up to 70 mph, the noble cheetah is among the rarest of all big cats. We will travel through diverse and remote wilderness areas of Namibia in search of the cheetah and other big cats, taking day and night game drives in open Land Rovers through private and national preserves. Wake each morning to the vastness of Africa.
Our trip begins with a spectacular scenic adventure through the Namib Naukuft Park—the largest conservation area in Africa and home to the rarest and weirdest plants and animals in the world, as well as the great sand hills in the Namib Desert.  By special arrangement, we will visit The Cheetah Conservation Fund's headquarters and learn about the cheetah first-hand from the world's leading conservation expert, Laurie Marker.

The next leg of our journey takes us to the Ongava Game Reserve, an exclusive 68,000 acre private reserve situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier wildlife sanctuary.  We conclude our trip with a visit to the exceptional family-run Okonjima Lodge that lies amid the unspoiled beauty of the Omboroko Mountains near the northern plains of the Waterberg Plateau.  The lodge is home to the AfriCat Foundation whose aim is to protect and conserve Namibia's threatened cats, especially the cheetah and the leopard. As the wildlife and cultural heritage of Namibia unfolds before us, each day builds upon itself in unmatched wonder and excitement.

 

SAFARIS WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE
The spirits of adventure and altruism merge in our series of unique wildlife safaris in Africa and India. These trips give back to nature and the environment while giving you a safari experience that is educational, enriching and informative. Your participation will directly support the animals you see and the environment you traverse. Responsible travel can be difficult to achieve. Our trips are built to succeed, with 100% of post-tax profits benefiting the conservation of endangered species.
This trip will benefit:
The Cheetah Conservation Fund

     

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Trip Dates & Cost DATES
Aug 2-13, 2006

COST

$6,800

(10 people)
$7,300

(8 people)

$8,000

(6 people)

Includes domestic flights, local transport, accommodations (double occupancy), meals, game viewing and sightseeing excursions, trip leader, local guides and a donation to save the Cheetah.  Excludes international airfare to Cape Town.


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|   ALASKA: KODIAK   |   ALASKA: LAKE CLARK   |   ICELAND: EXPLORE   |   ICELAND: BACKPACK   |   AFRICA: CHEETAH   |
|   AFRICA: GORILLA   |   INDIA: TIGER   |   PATAGONIA: HIKING   |   PATAGONIA: FLY-IN    |