Breakfast with Cheetahs, Lions and Gazelles

Posted on March 5, 2012  Comments (4)

Breakfast with cheetahs

For ten days I’ll be touring wildlife camps in Namibia and Botswana, accompanying researchers as they gather data on big cats, black rhinos, and elephants. Ecotourism – trips where travelers help preserve the communities they visit – is the fastest-growing segment of the tourism industry. A growing number of small U.S. travel firms have found their niche creating trips that combine some element of giving back with comfortable accommodations that don’t stress the environment.

One company is Classic Africa, which arranges small group trips to wildlife camps in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The firm was founded by Margaret and Pierre Faber, who provide custom trips for about 500 clients a year

I have twice gone on safaris in East Africa (photos from my Kenya safari). They have been absolutely wonderful experiences getting to see vast expanses of natural wildlife is like nothing else I have done. They are costly but if you can afford it they really are quite amazing. While the TV shows exploring these location don’t equal a visit they are pretty great also.

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4 Responses to “Breakfast with Cheetahs, Lions and Gazelles”

  1. Damskie Torebki
    March 6th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Im dreaming about Africa trip, your photos are awesome, thanks

  2. Anonymous
    March 14th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Wow! The only safari I’ve been to is the African Lion Safari just out of Toronto. This sounds too amazing! And the pictures are fantastic!

  3. DaveSparks
    March 20th, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    Sounds great, you will have a ball, I’ve gone on a few South african tours, had the most amazing times.

  4. Jennifer
    October 24th, 2015 @ 6:49 pm

    This sounds too amazing! And the pictures are fantastic!

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