This special webinar introduces our Zimbabwe safaris, with Trip Leader Mark “Butch” Butcher as guest presenter. A superb safari guide, Butch holds the highly coveted Zimbabwe guide license and was a winner of Guardian Travel’s prestigious Ethical Award for 2014. Deeply committed to wildlife conservation and the surrounding communities, Butch has been at the forefront of the most innovative conservation programs in the country, involving villagers in the protection of wildlife, and ensuring that they benefit from safaris. Endlessly energetic, hugely entertaining, and limitless in his knowledge of Africa’s wildlife, Butch is a force of nature and an absolute delight to travel with.
Come along and savor lantern-lit dinners in the bush, sundowners aboard a vintage railway car, visits with local schoolkids (you’ll even learn a few words of their click language), game drives with the flexibility to get out and hike, and paddling canoes on the Zambezi. Zimbabwe is the ultimate safari destination—wonderfully wild and still utterly uncrowded. Our exciting—and active—adventure brings you to an extraordinary array of environments, with phenomenal wildlife experiences throughout. From an exclusive lodge set high above the Batoka Gorge to gorgeous tented camps in the renowned elephant refuge of Hwange National Park and the riverine bush of Zambezi National Park, we explore the realm of lion, hippo, cheetah, and more.