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The Big 5 Safari company is a supporter of The Zambezi Society and SOS Africa.

Through the depth of contacts we have in Southern Africa we are continually assessing which operators we work with based on a number of criteria, but of utmost importance is their care of the environment and communities they work within. We in turn recycle a proportion of our profit into key projects that we have particular empathy with.

Our ongoing charity works supports a number of organisations. This includes The Zambezi Society for all the work it does in protecting the wildlife in the Zambezi Valley – one of Africa’s most beautiful, yet vulnerable corners.

Supporting Zam Soc allows majestic bull elephants like Boswell, the inspiration for our logo, to survive the threats that poaching brings.

We have also witnessed first-hand the devastation that AIDS has had in Sub-Saharan Africa and how families and communities have been decimated. Orphans without much hope and families on the brink of poverty have been aided through the excellent work of charities like SOS Africa and with their help we are sponsoring a child through the whole of her education.

 

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The Delights of Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

The Delights of Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Katharine Hunt

Did you watch Sir David Attenborough’s incredible Dynasties episode on Painted Wolves?! (By the way – also known as Cape Hunting Dogs, Wild Dogs and Painted Dogs). The programme sent me reaching for my own photographs to see if I could identify members of Tait’s or Blacktip’s family! I’ve been lucky enough to spend lengthy…

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Boswell gets a new accessory

Boswell gets a new accessory

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by Katharine Hunt

In the last few days Boswell has been fitted with a new collar to protect this wonderful bloke from the perils of the poachers in the Zambezi valley.  Bushlife Conservancy are the heroes who raise funds to be able to finance a new program to collar and track iconic elephant bulls in Mana Pools to keep…

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Mana Pools Predator Survey

Mana Pools Predator Survey

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by Katharine Hunt

MANA POOLS PREDATOR SURVEY 2015 If you are interested in reading the results of the WILDCRU-funded Survey of the Predators of Mana Pools National Park that took place last year, including a list of everything seen and some amazing images captured by camera trap, you can read the report on the Publications Page of the Zambezi Society’s website at…

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