Names like Ngorongoro and Serengeti are world famous, and recently on a journey there with 9 lovely folks from Singapore, I got the chance to see why. The northern part of Tanzania is part of the Greater Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, so if you've been to the Maasai Mara in Kenya, that s just over the border from where this safari took place.
Announcing my Botswana safari for 2017 is now available for you to join! This is an exclusive safari for just 8 people with me, combining the World Heritage wetlands and wildlife fiesta of the Okavango Delta, the elephant-rich woodlands of the Khwai region and the Makgadigadi Pan among the San Bushmen. It's 7 nights in one of the world's last great wildernesses and a safari not to be missed if you love animals and Africa at its wildest!
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- Comments: Aodan Peacock | Hi Tammie, It looks wonderful and I am tempted. I would not wish to come alone and it is a big trip from Pennsylvania. Bringing Nici from NZ would also be an effort. I doubt whether My wife, Linda would want to travel so far but, just in case, what are the costs? Best wishes, Aodan
- Comments: Tammie | Dropped you an email Aodan - I'd love you to come!
- Comments: Camille | Hi Tammie Can you tell me prices please as im desperate to come ..Ive wanted to see african wildlife as long as i can remember in their natural habitat .that would be a dream come true thanks camille
- Comments: Tammie | Hi Camille, price is US$5900/person sharing, but if you bring a friend to share your room I can reduce it to US$5750 each. Botswana is just sensational, especially for elephants - you'd love it! 20% deposit is due now to confirm a place, but the rest isn't due til next year 2 months prior to the safari (April). Let me know if you can do it!
Today to commemorate World Elephant Day, here s a few of my favourite elephant photos in celebration of this amazing animal... In about a week's time I m going to be announcing my next safari in Africa - and it s in the home of the world's largest population of elephants.... Can you guess where it might be?
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- Comments: Fiona Murray | I saw the largest mass of elephants all congrugating around the swampy marsh at Amboseli NP in 2012. They came down from the mountains in long single file from all directions being led by Matriachs of each family. It was amazing. Combined with the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro it was something I will never forget. Enjoy your safari Tammie.
- Comments: Tammie | Amboseli is amazing Fiona, I totally agree. One of the best places to see really big bull elephants and lovely relaxed family groups.
What have elephants got to do with football and martial arts? Well more than you might think!
Thailand has long been a hot spot for the illegal ivory trade, which is why the Let Elephants Be Elephants team targeted this country for the next phase of our campaign. We have seen some stronger measures in Thailand in the last year, including changes to the legislation around ivory and a public ivory stockpile destruction by the government, but there is still much to be done to raise awareness of the issue in Thailand.
Years ago when I first moved to Namibia to start my PhD on the black-faced impala at the age of about 21, a couple of Aussies and a German who were working there at the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia adopted me and helped me find my feet in this unique desert land where I didn't know a soul. The war vet invasions had just started in Zimbabwe, and, well, if you've read my first book "Dry Water" you'll know the rest of the story! Over a decade later, two of my early rescuers, fellow Aussie Dr Julian Fennessy and his wife, German Steph Fennessy, are living in Windhoek and raising their two kids in Namibia whilst also working on giraffe conservation across the continent. Together Julian and Steph started and run the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world's first and only organisation dedicated to giraffe conservation in the wild.
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- Comments: Howard | i am a business man in the UK after watching the BBC African Gentle Giants program i was deeply moved and very upset to hear their plight. Was very shocked to hear about Giraffes population in decline but not surprised having been on Safaris and seen with my own eyes habitats continually being taken away from wild animals. The human population is simply too big for mother earth to maintain. I am planning on visiting Namibia and seeing for myself the situation over there. I would like to meet with Dr Julian Fennessy with his wife Steph and see if there is any way i can help both physically and financially with there work. Please advise what i can do to help the Giraffes. Kind regards Howard G Train
- Comments: Tammie | Hi Howard, I'll send you an email to put you in touch with Julian and Stef. You can also contact them through the Giraffe Conservation Foundation website.