Join Me As I Lead You to the Elephant Whisperer’s Lodge in South Africa
Unlike most other safaris that visit South Africa, we are taking you to areas not often frequented by Americans, and offering a learning experience with regard to the plight of Africa’s wildlife and Lawrence Anthony’s extraordinary story. Our Safari is named:
An Elephant in My Kitchen: A Safari to the Home of the Elephant Whisperer in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, (Click for digital itinerary)
This is a very unique experience where we are inspired by the legacy of the “Elephant Whisperer,” Lawrence Anthony, an international conservationist, and savior of the Baghdad Zoo during the Iraq war. We are invited to stay at his lodge in South Africa, situated in the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, inter-act with the elephant herd he rescued from extermination, and meet his French wife, Francoise Malby Anthony. Francoise started a rhino rehabilitation center where she cares for orphaned rhinos. We will learn about her baby rhinos Thabo and Ntombi, who are in her recent book: An Elephant in My Kitchen.
In between our daytime and nighttime game drives photographing Africa’s Big 5, we then spend two days under the supervision of world-renowned wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Johan Marais, founder of “Saving the Survivors” an organization that treats endangered wildlife that has been attacked and injured by poachers. Dr. Marais is the author of The Great Tuskers of Africa.
Visits to the local Zulus, traditional food tasting, and a special one-on-one reading with a local “sangoma” (Spiritual Healer) have been arranged, including watching the traditional throwing of the bones.
We finally stay in the luxurious Phinda Mountain Lodge with its unique and diverse ecosystem, Big 5, and nighttime game drives on their private concession. There we sample delicious cuisine and enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality in a walled-Boma under the star-studded skies.
I will be the tour leader on this Safari. I have already visited Thula Thula (Lawrence Anthony’s lodge) and would like to share this unique and interesting experience with you.
I hope you join me on this very different Safari.
Women Travel With A Purpose to Kenya
Join Roz Berry, a Newport Beach resident and Director of the African Child Foundation who is leading this trip to Kenya: a non-profit run by volunteers to meet the needs, and transform the lives, of orphaned and vulnerable children in the slums outside Nairobi, Kenya.
The rest of your 8-day trip will be an exclusive Safari with our private guides taking care of you, and answering all your questions. Experience the wildebeest migration on morning and afternoon game drives, a special hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne brunch in the bush, and several visits, including the Kazuri Beads, a factory helping women with employment to support their families. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Karen Blixen museum where Out of Africa was filmed.
You will also get a chance to meet and adopt your own orphaned elephant if you so wish. Part of the cost will include a donation to the African Child Foundation.
You can click on the link below and hit the enter button to view the digital itinerary. I have also attached instructions on how to best view the itinerary.
This trip will take place, September 23rd-Septmber 30th, 2019, starting at $7, 808/person sharing. This is all inclusive, except for international flights. This also includes all tips, and a donation to the African Child Foundation.
Please call Sonia Marsh (949) 402-7828, for more information on this wonderful Safari.
If Africa is on your bucket list, and you want a custom Safari, I can also help you design a special trip with your wish-list.