Great news!  The wonderful folks at Wilderness Safaris have just offered me a huge discount on my conservation safari to Namibia in September 2015 (next year).  However, it's only for a limited time!  

Oryx at Palmwag's Desert Rhino Camp (credit: Wilderness Safaris) Oryx at Palmwag's Desert Rhino Camp (credit: Wilderness Safaris)

Even though it's over a year away, this is a special deal that we're getting by booking in advance, which means if you want to come with me I need you to contact me now with your details.  A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your place, but the remainder isn't due until 2 months prior to the safari start date (next year July), so lots of time to save!

A reminder that this trip has been assembled by me personally and will be guided by me personally, so it's not your regular, run of the mill Namibian trip.  I've chosen these particular safari camps because they are contributing to conservation, so what you pay on this trip is as good as a donation to a wildlife charity.

Read more about the full safari here!

Sossusvlei, Namibia (right next to Kulala Desert Lodge) (credit: Wilderness Safaris) Sossusvlei, Namibia (right next to Kulala Desert Lodge) (credit: Wilderness Safaris)

5 Reasons Why You Should Go to Namibia With Me

1) There's nowhere else like it in Africa.  Desert dunes, arid-adapted wildlife and unique ethnic groups make for an experience that is simply out of this world.  The starry night sky is bigger and brighter than anywhere else in the world in Namibia's desert and the sunsets are breath taking.

2) I lived in Namibia for 6 years and travelled all over the country in a beaten up old 4x4 working in conservation and ecotourism.  I know these camps and areas really well and hope to be able to introduce you to a few of my friends who are still working in conservation over there.

3) Namibia is one of the best examples of community-based conservation in the world.  Poaching is nowhere near as big a problem here as in other parts of Africa because of the really effective community-based natural management schemes, focused on communal conservancies.

4) It's the only place you're likely to see a rare black-faced impala, the subject of my PhD and first book, "Dry Water"!  Black-faced impalas are a subspecies of the more abundant common impala, which provide fast food for just about every predator in the book... The black-faced subspecies are endemic to Namibia.  We'll be seeing black-faced impalas in Etosha and Ongava on this safari, and you'll learn all about their behaviour from someone who spent many years studying them.

5) Namibia is a great place to get up close to increasingly rare black rhinos in a unique arid environment.  At the rate that black rhinos are disappearing in neighbouring South Africa, to provide horn for growing markets in Vietnam, you might want to check them out before they're gone!

Black rhinos, Palmwag, Namibia (credit: Wilderness Safaris) Black rhinos, Palmwag, Namibia (credit: Wilderness Safaris)

For more details on my specialist conservation safari to Namibia contact me today here.  Look forward to sharing a sundowner with you on the sand dunes soon.

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