Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Join PARCA on the luxury safari of a lifetime in Botswana’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Okavango Delta and in Zimbabwe where you will visit Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders.

Our partners Great Plains Conservation (GPC) make it possible for a PARCA-exclusive group of only ten travelers to spend 2-3 nights each in two of their luxury tented camps in Botswana and 2-3 nights in camp in Zimbabwe.

In addition to seeing Victoria Falls, you will see some of the most abundant wildlife on the planet. The Big 5 are almost guaranteed to be seen (those leopards can be a challenge!) along with warthogs, giraffes, dozens of species of birds, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, hyenas, wild dogs, baboons, vervet monkeys, and maybe even a cheetah!

We hope that you will get to see some of the Rhinos Without Borders rhinos like Franklin and Liberty (the two whose translocation from South Africa was funded by PARCA) and their descendants. Morning game drives include breakfast on the plains followed by an incredible lunch and siesta back in camp. Afternoon tea is followed by another game drive and sundowners/cocktails on the plains.

A mouth-watering dinner is usually followed by an Amarula nightcap around the fire sharing stories of what nature displayed for you that day. And then it is off to bed under canvas…but this is not any tent.

This is “glamping” at its best – under canvas with an en suite bathroom in one of the most comfortable and beautiful rooms you may ever experience. You will come home with friends and memories to last a lifetime…and that may just call you back to this most spectacular area of the world.

Volunteer Conservation Work in South Africa

Join this exciting hands-on volunteer trip to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa with our partners Wild Tomorrow Fund (WTF), and actively participate in conservation work. We spend 8-10 nights with our partners doing activities ranging from bird-ringing to clearing the land of snares to volunteering at Zululand Rhino Orphanage.

The highlight of the trip is helping with the dehorning of a rhino – done to protect it from being killed for its horn which is incredibly valuable on the wildlife black market. Depending on what is needed or available to be done at any given time, your activities can be tailored to ensure you have the opportunity to participate in as much conservation work as possible.

But it isn’t all work and no fun on this trip! We also go on game drives where you may spot the rest of the Big 5 as well as bush pigs, warthogs, giraffes, antelopes, baboons, vervet monkeys, and zebras. We visit and spend a night in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HIP) – famed as the wildlife park that saved the white rhino during the first wave of poaching back in the ’50s and ’60s.

“Operation Rhino” was introduced in the 1960s, which resulted in the growth of the white rhino population in South Africa from approximately 100 rhinos in 1960 to its current population in the thousands.

We also head over to St. Lucia for a day where you can dip your toes in the Indian Ocean and we do a hippo /crocodile boat tour in an area with the largest concentration of hippos in South Africa (including a few who are known to wander into town at night!). This unbelievable trip is available to us at cost thanks to our partnership with WTF and you support conservation with the cost that includes donations to WTF and PARCA along with your hands-on work.

You have the opportunity to do things that very few people have the chance to do…and your bonds with the others on your trip and to this part of the world will last a lifetime.