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Walking Wild - The Samango Safari

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Walking Wild - The Samango Safari

3 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
Animals

Walking Wild - The Samango Safari

Animals

Walking Wild - The Samango Safari

3 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a non-invasive wildlife experience. We will meet at 7.30 am at Lemonwood Cottages which is situated on the edge of the indigenous forest. For the first hour of the experience, I’ll give an introductory talk while we have breakfast with coffee or tea before we start hiking. The walk through the forest normally takes around three hours but this can be shortened if you prefer. We will hike through indigenous mistbelt forest and grasslands looking for the elusive, samango monkey (ssp. Cercopithecus albogularis labiatus) while heightening our senses, connecting with nature and practicing non-threatening primate body language. Samangos, being arboreal, forest specialists can be difficult to observe clearly. Also they are wild animals with fluctuating foraging routes hence, finding them can’t be guaranteed. Other inhabitants of the forest include reedbuck, porcupines, bushpigs, duiker, bushbuck, oribi, caracal, serval, the knysna lourie, cape parrot, narina trogon, tree dassie, and various raptors. More info can be seen here: https://samangomonkey.com/2020/02/03/1097/
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Your host

Learn more about Karin

Karin

I am a primate naturalist and and artist (BAFA) with FGASA level 2 in primate conservation. For two decades, I've been involved in the fostering and rehabilitation of orphan wild primates while learning from the wild troops around my home. My work with chacma baboons formed the subject matter for a book and documentary: LIFE WITH DARWIN by Fransje van Riel, PENGUIN PUBLISHERS and HOUSE OF BOOKS and BABOON WOMAN by FIRECRACKER FILMS, UK. I’m currently researching the samango monkey subspecies (Cercopithecus albogularis labiatus) populations. More info can be viewed at: http://samangomonkey.com/2020/02/03/1097/

About the organization

Darwin Primate Group

The Darwin Primate Group was established in 2008 and is dedicated to the preservation of South African primates. The Darwin Primate Group has been involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of baboons and monkeys, educating residents on how to co exist with these species and is currently researching the samango monkey populations in the midlands, KZN. website: samangomonkey.com

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Darwin Primate Group.

What's included

Food
Breakfast with coffee or tea.

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Where you'll be

The Samango Safari includes a hike through indigenous mistbelt forest and grasslands, beginning at Lemonwood Cottages on the edge of the forest in the Dargle Valley conservancy in the midlands of Kwazulu Natal.

Availability

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
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Walking Wild - The Samango Safari
3 reviews
From $25/person
3 reviews
From $25/person