Let’s talk conservation, too often this aspect of a safari holiday is mentioned to guests, perhaps at the end of their holiday by their guide or on the last page of their room’s welcome pack. For a company like Jenman African Safaris, this is fundamentally changing. We strongly believe that conservation isn’t something you drop in at the end. In fact, it is what we lead with. One of the ways we do this is by introducing a new initiative in 2020 where our guests who are on a guided group safari that visits Hwange National Park will have the opportunity to engage with the scouts of an Anti-Poaching Unit (APU). This informal gathering takes place in the evening around the campfire after guests have returned from their game drives and the scouts have returned from their patrols. The scouts will share what motivates them as well as mentioning any successes of the day. Guests are invited to ask questions and find out more about the finer details of conservation, or simply just to connect with local members of the community who spend their days patrolling the bush protecting wildlife. This new experience is how we will start real conservation conversations with travellers.
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