From: Holden Safaris
A division of Boulevards of Travel, Inc.
Featuring Encounters with World Renowned Conservationists
Led by Expert Kenya Guide, Pat Awori
Newport Beach, CA, August 01, 2016 – In keeping with Holden Safaris’ slogan – step off the beaten path – the company has announced a safari focused on wildlife conservation in Kenya. Led by Pat Awori, an expert in history and wildlife conservation programs who was born and raised in Nairobi and educated in the USA, this safari adventure is designed to combine thrilling wildlife viewing activities with an insight into the issues facing rhino, elephant, lion, and chimpanzee populations in Africa.
Jim Holden, president of Holden Safaris, explains “lions, rhinos and elephants are threatened with extinction due to man’s encroachment on their habitat, in addition to the thirst for ivory and rhino horn. This safari takes visitors to visit the researchers and sanctuaries to learn how dedicated scientists, wildlife experts and rangers are making a difference to the future of some of Africa’s most majestic creatures.” The tour begins in Nairobi where visitors will immediately get up close to giraffes and elephants at the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Dame Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to rescuing infant elephants orphaned by poachers. Jim says “it was she who came up with the formula to feed the tiny elephants, making it possible for them to survive.” The infants are hand-raised until they are ready to go to Ithumba in Tsavo East National Park, where they will be reintegrated into the wild herds of Tsavo. “We follow the path of the young elephants to Ithumba, where tourists rarely visit.” From there, the safari continues to Amboseli Elephant Research Project, where the American, Dr. Cynthia Moss, has been studying elephant behavior since 1972. At Ol Pejeta Conservancy, travelers will have the chance to see the world’s three remaining Northern White Rhino and visit the sanctuary for orphaned chimps. In the Masai Mara, meet with researchers at the Mara Lion Project and learn about the threats and solutions to avoid extinction of the African lion.
According to Jim, “the unique aspect of this safari is the opportunity to witness and learn about the conservation efforts at four projects that are making a difference in the preservation of wildlife, all the while enjoying superb game viewing in each of these areas – and in the company of a veteran expert guide in Pat Awori.”
The safari takes place in Kenya from June 10 to June 21, 2017. Priced at $11,995 per person, double occupancy, the tour includes superb accommodations, air and ground transportation within Kenya, all meals, game drives, guided tours, park fees, services of expert guide, Pat Awori, and more.
Contact: Angela Miller
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