Looking for meaningful ways to experience and contribute towards Zambia’s most vital conservation projects? Wilderness Safaris and Panthera (the global wild cat conservation organisation,) have introduced a unique Lion Conservation trip as part of their shared commitment to protecting Africa’s wildlife…

Lion Conservation Wilderness Safaris

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A safari in Zambia is a safari of a lifetime for many, but being able to support good conservation efforts at the same time is first-prize for a growing number of travellers in 2022.

Tourism Conservation pioneer, Wildnerness Safaris, has partnered with Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary to develop a seven-day, immersive safari experience aimed at conservation-minded travellers.

Behind-the-scenes access to Kafue lion conservation

Joined by various renowned experts, guests will embark on a one-of-a-kind journey to the Busanga Plains in Zambia’s Kafue National Park where they’ll gain valuable insights, get ‘behind-the-scene access’ to Kafue’s lion conservation efforts, and experience Africa’s wildlife with purpose.

“This trip is an incredible opportunity to experience the valuable intersection of impact tourism and hands-on conservation efforts,” says Wilderness Zambezi Acting MD, Dean Morton. “In the Kafue, Wilderness’ history with Panthera dates back to 2010, when Dr Neil Midlane initiated the Kafue Lion Project, the first study into the species in this unique landscape. Wilderness’ continued support for Panthera, as well as recent surveys, suggest that the lion population is responding well to the team’s interventions”.


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The details…

This trip is set to take place from 26 September to 2 October 2022 when you’ll be based at Wilderness Shumba Camp in the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park.

“The itinerary brings together Wilderness’ award-winning camps and safaris, and Panthera’s scientific and operational expertise, to ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend”, added Dr Kim Young-Overton, Panthera’s Director of Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, Cheetah Program Director and host of the trip.

If you’d like to learn more about what this trip entails, view the itinerary here. To book, contact [email protected] 

Read more: Shumba Camp, Busanga Plains


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