Conservation Awareness Tour

Zambezi National Park (0)
from/per person $110.00

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Your activity will start with a presentation by a member of the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU). Here you’ll learn about the many aspects of the unit’s operations, their challenges and achievements. The types of poaching that take place in the Zambezi National Park will be explained and shown to you.

Not only will you learn about VFAPU, but you will get to witness the work of this unit first-hand with a field trip into the park. Here you’ll be tasked to record game sightings, identify spoor, patrol and sweep for wire snares as well as investigate for any signs of poaching in a variety of terrains. This activity in itself plays an important role in conservation efforts.

A portion of your money will go directly to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Protection Trust.

This half day activity is run partly in support of the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) and Victoria Falls Wildlife Protection Trust, in an effort to raise awareness of wildlife conservation in the Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe.

You will be picked up from your hotel or meeting point at 6am, to get ready for a presentation by a member of VFAPU at 6:30am. Here you will be given a brief of the VFAPU’s background and history and learn about the numerous aspects of operations. An explanation will be given on the various types of poaching that take place in the region. You’ll also be shown how snares are laid to poach wildlife in the area. A light breakfast, tea/coffee and mineral water will be provided.

After the brief you’ll be able to witness the work of this unit first-hand with a field trip into the Zambezi National Park, where you’ll be tasked to record game sightings, identify spoor, patrol and sweep for wire snares as well as investigate for any signs of poaching while walking in a variety of terrains. Please note that a reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this part of the tour.

The field trip will cover areas that are rarely patrolled by the VFAPU team. This alone plays an important role, as the VFAPU struggle to cover the entire national park. It is also a useful deterrent to various forms of poaching.

Part of your proceeds will go directly to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Protection Trust. At 12pm you will return to your hotel or drop off point.

Don’t forget to bring: binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, good walking/hiking boots and water.

  • Bottled water
  • Light Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Professional anti-poaching guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned mini van
  • Walking tour in Zambezi National Park
  • Presentation by a member of VFAPU (Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit )

Park fees which will be paid directly to the national park (US$15 per person)

  • Dress code: It is recommended to bring hats, good walking/hiking boots and wear neutral colours.
  • Please bring a camera and binoculars if you have them.
  • Sunscreen and water should be bought along with you.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. (Approximately 1 to 2km)
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.

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