Conservation Safari: This conservation safari is run by a member of the Victoria Falls anti-poaching unit and aims to raise awareness of wildlife conservation efforts.
This is a half-day activity that starts with a presentation by a member of VFAPU. You’ll be given a full background and history of the unit and will learn about the many aspects of the unit’s operations, their challenges and successes. 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 mammals.
This activity in itself plays an important role in conservation efforts. The field trip covers areas that are rarely patrolled by the VFAPU team and provides a useful deterrent to various forms of poaching.
” Charles Brightman, in support of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU), runs the Wildlife Conservation and Awareness Safari in an effort to raise awareness of wildlife conservation efforts taking place behind the scenes in the Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe. 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. You’ll walk in a variety of terrains and should be reasonably fit in order to participate. “
Please note that this tour is done from the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. To see our other experiences in Victoria Falls, please click here.
- Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours long and this trip requires a minimum of 2 people.
- Includes: Conservation training and education as well as a walking safari experience
- Excludes: Zimbabwean park fees, approximately USD 15