Exploring Africa’s KAZA Conservation Frontier

A classic fly-in safari and riverboat adventure with Bas Huijbregts, WWF African Species Director (Sold Out)

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To get on the waitlist or if you have questions, please contact Aly Jacobsen at Natural Habitat Adventures (888) 993-8687 or [email protected].

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In 2011, five African countries—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe—signed a treaty to create the world’s largest transboundary conservation area. About the size of California and the largest conservation area in the world, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is a contiguous landscape—that hinges on connectivity across boundaries—where wildlife conservation drives sustainable economic development. WWF’s work in KAZA helps people and wildlife coexist by working with government, communities, and other partners to identify, conserve, and secure the corridors as much as possible to allow elephants and other species to move freely across KAZA.

Join WWF’s Bas Huijbregts for an incredible safari into the heart of our efforts as we visit three vital countries for the success of KAZA. By 4x4 safari vehicles, scenic flights, and aboard the Zimbabwean Dream, an elegant new vessel built for African waters, explore firsthand how WWF is working with communities, NGOs, governments, and the private sector on the ground to protect the region’s iconic wildlife and their habitat, and support the socioeconomic well-being of local communities. Our grand adventure visits four diverse national parks including Zimbabwe’s famed Hwange and Botswana’s Chobe, both celebrated wildlife havens along important rivers that sustain a profusion of species, and concludes in spectacular Victoria Falls.

Reservation Info/Trip Details

Dates: September 22 – October 02, 2024

Cost: $16,995 - $17,395 per person in double occupancy (+internal air), Internal air cost: $2,267, Single supplement: $6,280

Deposit: $750 per person (nonrefundable)

Group size: Limited to 12 guests

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About Our Experts

Bas Huijbregts
Bas Huijbregts WWF’s African Species Director, Wildlife Conservation Program

Bas leads WWF’s work on wildlife conservation in Africa, focusing primarily on elephants, great apes, and rhinos. The most exciting part of protecting these charismatic, flagship species is that by protecting those, the protected areas and wider ecosystems on which they depend are also protected. His work entails landscape planning, protected area management, law enforcement, community-based natural resource management, and the monitoring of species populations over time and space. Given the current poaching crisis on the continent, a particular focus is given to reinforcing protection efforts in WWF’s priority landscapes and fighting wildlife crime.

Bas first started working in Africa in 1996 doing large mammal and socio-economic baseline surveys. These surveys laid the foundation for the creation of the 3,700 sq. mile Minkebe National Park, one of the last strongholds for the African forest elephant.

From there, Bas led the Gamba program along the coast of Gabon, home to the world’s most important nesting site for leatherback turtles, surfing hippos and elephants on the beach, followed by positions as conservation director for Gabon and for the Central Africa region. Before joining his wife in the US in 2014, he led the joint WWF/TRAFFIC Central Africa wildlife crime initiative based out of Yaounde, Cameroon.

To get on the waitlist or if you have questions, please contact Aly Jacobsen at Natural Habitat Adventures (888) 993-8687 or [email protected].