Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Africa? My sense of curiosity toward Africa was sparked after thumbing through pages of National Geographic magazine as a child. The flames of my imagination were stoked when I saw the movie “Out of Africa” on the big screen. And as an avid equestrian, the idea of safari on horseback has been smoldering in the back of my mind for several years.
Sometimes I read of the poaching of animals in Africa and I become disheartened. With as many as 35,000 African Elephants being poached each year, will it be too late when I finally make it there? The black rhino is all but extinct and the elephants are being killed shamelessly for their ivory tusks. Will Africa still hold its magic in ten years?
Thanks to the support of organizations like Tusk, greater protection has been afforded to over 36 endangered species. In celebration of Tusk’s 25th birthday, Aardvark Safaris, with offices in California, the UK and Hong Kong, and its Kenya partners are joining together to offer the ultimate journey to Africa. This conservation-focused safari for two, worth $28,000 could be had for as little as $100 donation.
With your $100 donation, you and a guest could be enjoying a 12-day luxury safari exploring destinations such as the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Masai Mara.
The more I talk to people who have experienced Africa’s wild wonders, the more intrigued I become. What would it be like to glimpse lions in their natural habitat or watch a herd of zebras cross a river while hippos lurk nearby? Wouldn’t you like to be a part of the solution?
Help support African communities, promote education and protect wildlife with one simple gesture. Purchase one or more tickets at $100 each, by April 14, 2015. Feel confident knowing that 100% of the raffle ticket proceeds are directed to Tusk charities to help with conservation efforts in Africa.
Have you ever dreamed of taking a safari to Africa? What animals would you hope to spot on a game drive? Buy your safari raffle ticket here.
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Aardvark Safaris (858) 523-9000
Promotion details and restrictions: this safari for two is valid from April 15th, 2015 for 18 months and may be redeemed at any time except Christmas and New Year (December 16th, 2015 to January 6th, 2016.) All accommodation, drinks, meals, activities, road transfers, internal Kenya flights, and park fees are donated by Aardvark Safaris and the owners of the individual properties.
The value of this safari booked through Aardvark Safaris, minus the special behind-the-scenes features, is approximately $28,000* in total. Please read the competition rules and regulations on the related website.
Article written by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown who dreams of a horseback riding safari in Africa.