Join the Herd
Despite the 30-year ban on ivory trading, poaching is sadly still rife within Africa and has largely contributed to the endangerment of African elephants. While the population has stabilized since the ban, the species is still vulnerable because of poaching and habitat destruction. These complex and majestic creatures can weigh up to six tons, so if you want to meet a herd it is highly recommended to do so with a professional. Adventure specialist organization Pelorus has created an itinerary exclusively for Elite Traveler where a group of up to six can assist with conservation efforts in Mozambique and learn about herd life in the Zambezi delta. Flying by light aircraft from Beira in Mozambique, a specialist vet will accompany you to dart and collar an elephant. You’ll then be able to track the elephant’s movements from anywhere in the world, even after the trip is over, and understand more about these magnificent animals and how experiences just like this help fight against poaching in
Africa. You’ll also explore vast, unspoiled plains, thick forest and the Zambezi delta in amphibious tracked vehicles and 4x4s, where you’ll get up close to Cape buffalo, nyala, sable, reedbuck and warthogs. To immerse yourself in the bush further, you’ll stay in authentic African canvas tents, but with all the amenities you need, surrounding a firepit for starlit dinners and cocktails.