Iconic Africa Safari

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Africa Calls, Wilderness Safaris and Governors’ Camp Collection are proud to present Iconic Africa. This 9-night itinerary through Kenya and Zimbabwe features the Masai Mara in Kenya, the awe-inspiring wonder of Victoria Falls and game-rich Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. This diverse safari experience offers something for every traveller.

Starting at only $4675* per person, choose between 3 different camp options. With new flight service connecting East and Southern Africa, travel between these two distinct wildlife areas is now possible with direct flights. To learn more about this spectacular safari, please click here. Call 505.982.1976 or email us today to book your Iconic Africa Safari!

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Africa Calls and Ride Botswana event January 19

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Please join Christina and Babette Alfieri on Thursday, January 19th from 6:00 – 7:30PM at The Club at Las Campanas for an evening with our special guests, David and Robyn Foot, professional safari operators visiting from Botswana where they operate unique camping and horseback adventure safaris through their company, Ride Botswana. David will give an informal visual presentation about the special areas they know so well in this stunning part of the world.

Africa Calls is delighted to be partnering with Singer Rankin, Founder of World Women Work here in Santa Fe. We have designed a fabulous safari August 23 – September 7, 2017 that features a week with David camping in the Okavango combined with a week in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.  Babette will feature highlights from this as well as what’s new with conservation and family safaris in our favorite areas in Africa.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by clicking this link.

About David and Robyn Foot

Born and raised in Africa, David and Robyn Foot have lived and worked in some of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas; Kafue and South Luangwa in Zambia, Matusadona and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and then for 15 years in the Nyika National Park in Malawi.  Botswana is now home where they are able to combine their love of horses and walking safaris with the African wilderness and their family.

“Our journey through Africa over the last 50 years has led us to settle in Botswana, a vast country of few people with endless wilderness and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife to be found anywhere on the continent.” – David Foot

WorldWomenWork Safari to Zambia & Botswana August 23 – September 7, 2017

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Africa Calls and WorldWomenWork have joined together to offer a magnificent safari adventure to some of Africa’s last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas in Zambia and Botswana, far from the all too common places where mass tourism and commercialization have had an indelible effect.  Staying in remote hidden corners of spectacular national parks and private concessions, the world of big and small game will be experienced primarily on foot safaris with highly skilled and knowledgeable naturalists and guides.  Open vehicle safaris day and night and canoe trips will also be offered. Camps are small and intimate and located in unforgettable settings of great scenic beauty.

16 Days in Africa Highlights

  • 7 nights in Zambia’s superb South Luangwa National Park where walking safaris were pioneered more than 60 years ago, at Mfuwe Lodge, Kuyenda and Bilimingwe Bushcamps.
  • 1 night on Sindabezi Private Island near Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.
  • 3 nights in Botswana’s unique World Heritage site, The Okavango Delta.  Walking safaris.
  • 3 nights in the Selinda Reserve of Botswana.  Walking safaris and canoeing.
* Space is strictly limited to eight travelers in shared accommodation on a first come basis.
** $1,000 per person tax deductible donation to WorldWomenWork to be used for project picked by group.

Gelada Males Challenge Each Other in Simien Mountains

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Male gelada baboons challenge each other in the Simiem Mountains

Africa Calls Co-Director Christina Alfieri spent the morning in the Simien Mountains walking among the gelada baboons in Ethiopia. Check out this video of males challenging each other!

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While Christina was in Ethiopia in November, she spent the morning surrounded by gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains.  Check out this video of the male geladas challenging each other.  Make sure your volume is on.

Connecting with the Samburu at Sasaab

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One of the many lovely things about being on safari is meeting and connecting with different cultures.  During their stay at The Safari Collection’s Sasaab Camp, the group spent quality time with the Samburu by visiting their village, participating in dances, playing American football (soccer) and enjoying getting to know each other.  The children especially connected with the Samburu with leisurely strolls up and down the Ewaso Nyiro river.

Lionesses stalk Warthog

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Eyewitness account from Babette while on safari at Rekero.

“Quite breathtaking watching these 2 lionesses stalk and sneak up ever closer to this unsuspecting warthog…he woke up at the last minute and managed to escape just in time!”

Camel Safari to Sasaab Fly Camp

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Today the group enjoyed arriving to their Sassab fly camp via camel safari! They were guided by the Samburu and enjoyed taking photos on top of Sundowner Peak. Tonight they will sleep under the stars in a guaze tent (and mosquito net!).

Visiting a Samburu Village

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The group is now at Sasaab and spent the afternoon at a nearby Samburu village. The children and adults visited their homes, played with the local children and the women danced.

Read Africa Call’s client Ocean Dry recount her visit to the village:

“This afternoon we went to a Samburu village close to our camp. The women greeted us with a welcome song and invited all the other women to join in the dancing and singing. They even had us try on their head necklaces while we danced.  These beautiful multi-generational women all warmly welcomed us. We were able to explore their homes and learn all about their way of life. Fascinating, intense and amazing.  The Samburu children were friendly and eager to play with our kids. They also loved having their picture taken.”