Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure and contribute to the protection of endangered species and unique ecosystems.
Experience wilderness, protect wildlife
Conservation Safari adventure: If you choose a Conservation Safari, you will experience wildlife and unique natural environments up close, while making a personal contribution by supporting and promoting local communities and conservation projects.
You hear the call of the wild and long for untouched landscapes that are home to countless fascinating animals? You want to experience a true safari adventure, immerse yourself deep into the flora and fauna and understand unique habitats?
If you are passionate about observing wildlife surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes and want to preserve such an experience for future generations, you should definitely consider joining a Conservation Safari.
A Conservation Safari in Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and other countries allows you to observe wild animals in their natural habitat, expand your knowledge of local biodiversity and at the same time make an active contribution to protecting the abundance of awe-inspiring animals and plants.
When hearing the word "Conservation Safari", many people may first think of Africa’s golden savannah landscapes – but a Conservation Safari can be done anywhere, from South America to Asia. The concrete nature of a Conservation Safari is also multifaceted. For example, certain species protection measures are supported by the trip fee paid – or guests can become active themselves and participate in selected protection and research measures.
Find out more about Conservation Safaris below and let the Natucate team help you find the option that's right for you.
When joining our ten-day camping safari you will get to know the highlights of northern Botswana, from the spectacular Okavango Delta to the mighty Chobe River.
As part of this four-day safari trip you roam Botswana's fascinating Okavango Delta on foot and in the mokoro and, in this way, get especially close to this extraordinary place
On this mobile camping safari, you will discover the breathtaking nature of Botswana in three fascinating areas.
Taking part in this twelve-day camping safari means getting to know the highlights of northern Botswana: from the giant Okavango Delta to the mighty Chobe River.
Travel to Kenya and enjoy a 55-day Field Guide Level 1 training amidst the fascinating Masai Mara wilderness
Go on a Private Wilderness Experience in Botswana and immerse yourself into the Okavango Delta's breathtaking wilderness
Roam the green depths of Botswana's Okavango Delta on foot, in the mokoro or by off-road vehicle and experience safari trip full of adventure, wilderness and natural history
Embark on a learning adventure focusing on trail guiding, tracking and leadership with sleep outs under the open sky
Reconnect with nature and yourself walking through the Kalahari and keep watch while on sleep-outs in this raw and remote area
Highlights of a conservation safari
Conservation Safaris – Hands-on involvement
In general, safari guests who go wildlife watching in national parks and nature reserves automatically support local nature and species conservation to some extent. For example, the fee paid at the entrance to the park is used for managing and maintaining the protected area, while the constant presence of guests serves to deter poachers.
On specially designed Conservation Safaris, on the other hand, safari guests can take a much more active role in supporting the work of real conservationists in the field. Not only do they get to enjoy breathtaking landscapes including fabulous wildlife, but they also gain a deeper understanding of wildlife conservation and its related topics.
Typical activities which allow safari guests to roll up their sleeves and get directly involved under the guidance of experienced guides and scientists include monitoring of endangered species (rhinos, cheetahs, wild dogs, etc.), setting up or collecting camera traps or planting new trees.
From working in national parks to conducting research on endangered species, a Conservation Safari brings you close not only to wildlife, but also to the vital work of rangers, conservationists, scientists and local communities.
Conservation Safaris – Support through donation
There is also an indirect way to help wildlife and local communities by making a donation. Such a donation can either be made directly or by visiting certain lodges, which then promote (self-initiated) wildlife projects and support local communities.
Some safari operators automatically include a certain financial share in their safari prices which benefits selected initiatives and projects for the conservation of local biodiversity.
One of these providers is Consafarity, connected to Natucate since 2016. Every Consafarity booking supports the affiliated Knyphausen Foundation for Sustainability, Conservation and Education, which was established by Consafarity founder and Natucate team member Theda Knyphausen in 2015.
The foundation aims to encourage children and young people in Botswana to take responsibility for the protection of their environment through specially developed educational projects. 5% of every Consafarity booking is directly forwarded to the foundation's projects. 100% of the donation goes to a selected project.
In cooperation with local schools in Maun, the Knyphausen Foundation conducts regular training courses on waste recycling and prevention, sensitises children to the unique nature of Southern Africa and the need to protect it as part of the "Junior Ranger" programme, and each year awards a scholarship to young adults from Botswana for joining a one-year training course to become a professional safari guide.
Get detailed advice from Natucate and learn more about Consafarity’s enriching safari adventures.
Conservation Safaris in the broader sense
Supporting nature and species conservation can also be done through volunteering, attending educational field courses or participating in a game ranger course with EcoTraining and other providers. This is not a safari in the true sense of the word – yet all these programmes offer the opportunity to observe animals in the wild, broaden your personal horizon on the subject of species conservation and contribute to the preservation of flora and fauna.
Some examples of Conservation Safaris in the broader sense are:
- Volunteering South Africa – Zululand
- Volunteering South Africa – Mossel Bay
- Professional Field Guide
- Apprentice Field Guide (former Field Guide Level 1)
- Serengeti Safari Guide Course
- Wildlife Conservation Training Course South Africa
Your safari with Natucate
Would you like to learn more about Conservation Safaris? No problem! Our team will discuss your options with you in detail and give you comprehensive advice on destinations, activities, how to get prepared and country-specific issues. Even while you are on safari, we are always there for you and will assist you with any questions or problems. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and experience a safari adventure that is all about species conservation.