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Wildlife in the wild

Officially (thank you Google) this is what a safari involves: "an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat". Hunting part aside (not our style), you can indeed do just that with The Leap, so pack your bino's, khaki outfits and animal identification book. Get going and do it soon, there's a sense of urgency...

The urgency comes from the simple fact that more and more wildlife species are creeping onto the endangered list, due to poachers getting more ruthless and natural environments getting torn down. Take the lemurs for example in Madagascar - their natural habitat is fast disappearing as their jungle gets replaced with oil plantations. The black rhino in Africa is now so endangered they worry that in 10 years there will be none left in the wild and the ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher.

Simply shocking and time is ticking.

What are you looking to do?

Many of our programs have built in safaris so you can get up, close and personal with the local wildlife. Namibia, Cambodia and Madagascar go one step further - their safari's combine hands on conservation so you can do your bit for future generations.

Looking for more inspiration?

Then dive into our blog area for travel advice and ideas. Below you will find blogs related to safaris but we have more where they came from, covering all sorts of topics from top travel tips to which is the hottest new destination for the gap year traveller. So sign up now to receive our weekly blog, just pop your details below the pretty pictures! Happy reading.

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