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Emerging Safari Destinations of the World: Virtual Safaris with Russell Gammon

Weekend All-Day Program on Zoom

(Session 1 of 2-Session Series)

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0104A
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$65 - Gen. Admission
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(Photo: Russell Gammon)

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SERIES DESCRIPTION

Iconic safari destinations like Kenya and Botswana have long attracted visitors, but cutting-edge ecotourism companies are increasingly pioneering small-group safaris to new destinations that offer unique wildlife encounters for more adventurous travelers. Join wilderness guide, wildlife photographer, and co-founder of World Wildlife Journeys Russell Gammon for a series of virtual safaris to hidden corners of our world in search of some of the rarest and most iconic creatures.

SESSION INFORMATION

May 8  India, Nepal, and Indonesia

10 a.m.  India and Nepal

While wildlife is not the mainstay of these countries’ tourist attractions, visitors can still find areas of untouched wilderness that are home to the world’s largest population of wild tigers and the critically endangered Indian one-horned rhino. Whether it’s tracking the great striped cats through the bamboo glades of Bandhavgah or poling down the Rapti River at dawn for a glimpse of rhinos, India and Nepal provide lovers of wildlife with travel experiences that can be found nowhere else on earth.

12 p.m.  Break

1 p.m.   Indonesia

Indonesia is a fast-emerging Southeast Asian travel destination, where the forests of Borneo nurture a bewildering diversity of plant, insect, and animal life. These include flying lizards that glide from treetop to treetop and the flying snakes that have evolved to hunt them, as well as the “old man of the forest,” the orangutang. To the south, visitors can take a boat ride to Rica Island for a face-to-face encounter with the legendary Komodo Dragon, or snorkel among some of the most pristine coral reefs on the planet.

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