Africa's Flourishing Savnnah with Journeys with Purpose
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The journey sees you tracking lions, engaging firsthand with the cheetah reintroduction programme and learning from the greatest conservation pioneers of South Africa. A breathtakingly beautiful semi-desert region that until the 18th century had been home to the largest land-based migration on Earth: the springbok migration. It remains an awe-inspiring place where, immersed in a luxury lodge in the great savannah, you will discover the innovative rewilding programme undertaken by this steadfast mother-daughter team, to bring the wild back to the Great Karoo. The reserve comprises five of South Africa’s nine vegetation biomes and is located in one of 36 Global Biodiversity Hotspots, which is why the Camdeboo region is loosely translated from San language as Place of the Green Hills. In talks and workshops with South Africa’s leading wildlife biologists and scientists you will gain greater knowledge of the ecological significance of the land and the species that inhabit it. Combining habitat restoration, species reintroduction and community programmes, they are tackling three integral areas of the climate crisis; biodiversity, carbon and education. A truly exemplary destination where a thriving, self-sustained ecosystem is possible. Mother-daughter team, Sarah and Isabelle Tompkins, are dedicated to protecting the Great Karoo and reintroducing species to their 67,000 acres of restored and protected land, with the aim to expand this to 3 million acres in the near future.