Someone on safari is just away and unobtainable and out of touch…
it has nothing to do with animals.
— Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux

Worlds Away Travel Lectures

It is part of our mission to increase awareness of the places we've come to love. I speak about what a country is like, what is happening there and what your options are for exploring it while contributing to the conservation of its special places and simultaneously benefiting its residents.

Worlds away around town

In April, I was happy to be joined by Canadian Anthropologist Lesley McNutt at The Traveler on Bainbridge Island, WA to give a presentation about Botswana and the conservation efforts there.  Together we educated a full house as to the relationship between the safari industry and the conservation of wildlife and unique environments in the countries you visit.

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Lesley and her husband, world renown African Wild Dog expert, John “Tico” McNutt, operate the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust and Coaching for Conservation efforts out of Maun Botswana.

The Trust is one of the longest running conservation projects on the continent. They work to research and protect carnivore species in Botswana (wild dog, lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena).

Coaching for Conservation has developed a unique wildlife model using sports to teach kids the importance of protecting their natural heritage.  Lesley is working to incorporate the curriculum at safari camps for young guests too.

On my recent trip to Lesley and Tico’s wild dog research camp in the southeastern region of the Okavango, I was greeted by a pack of over 20 wild dogs in a pile on the airstrip.  If you are interested in being among a privileged few to visit the wild dog research camp and lab to dive into the conservation topic a bit deeper while on safari in Botswana, please let me know, as we are putting together a limited number of small group safaris that provide behind-the-scenes opportunities and time with the experts. 

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