The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association has announced a trip to Botswana and Namibia with CEO and zoo director Denise M. Verret and GLAZA president Tom Jacobson, which will be held from Oct. 20-31.
The trip will focus on wildlife conservation through the lenses of local guides, conversation experts and zoo leaders, giving travelers a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the L.A. Zoo’s work to protect endangered species from extinction in the region. Travelers will experience thrilling wildlife encounters, fascinating culture, exceptional cuisine and distinct accommodations in one of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Pre-extension travel to Cape Town, and post-extension travel to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, are available. Space is limited and booking ends on July 17.
Destinations on the trip include the salt pans of Nxai Pans National Park, the desert region of the Kalahari Plains and the Moremi Game Reserve, rated as being one of the finest wildlife viewing areas in Africa. Guests will see species including rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, lechwe, tsessebe, and Sable and Roan antelope, along with scores of migratory bird species. On one of the stops, the L.A. Zoo’s conservation partner Raptors Botswana will share information about conservation efforts to save endangered vultures.
The cost is $8,995 per person, double occupancy, including land and air in Africa only. Pre-extension to Cape Town and post-extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, are available for an additional fee.
GLAZA will host a virtual travel night on April 28, at 6 p.m. Guests can learn about the trip’s itinerary and unique offerings. This evening will be hosted in conjunction with Classic Escapes and will feature Verret and Jacobson.
For information, visit lazoo.org /travel.
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