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

Weekend All-Day Program on Zoom

(Session 2 of 2-Session Series)

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0104B
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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.

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May 15  Brazil and Uganda

10 a.m.  Brazil

Brazil has been the go-to location for travelers wanting to experience the Amazon in all its natural glory, but a new destination in its southern region is drawing a steadily increasing stream of wildlife enthusiasts—the Pantanal. The largest tropical wetland on earth, it covers an area the size of Washington State and is home to abundant bird life and a host of other animal species. Some of the continent’s most voracious predators—anacondas, giant otters, and caimans—glide through its waterways, all under the watchful gaze of the lord of the forest, the jaguar.

12 p.m.  Break

1 p.m.  Uganda

Burdened with a dark past, Uganda has long languished in the shadows of its more illustrious East African neighbors, but the country once described as the “Pearl of Africa” has recently emerged to reclaim its luster. Home to a breathtaking variety of primates, it is the only country in Africa that offers both chimpanzee and gorilla trekking in a single destination. In addition to the chimps of Chibali and gorillas of Bwindi, a host of other wildlife are found in the Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks, making Uganda a fantastic destination for safari-goers.

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