Wildlife of the Zambezi Valley with Travis Steffens

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Departing July 22, 2023

Embark on an exciting and intimate wildlife experience, canoeing and walking through the Zambezi Valley hosted by Dr. Travis Steffens with one of Exodus’ award winning expert local guides. The mighty Zambezi is an excellent location for a canoe safari, taking all the excitement and thrill of a safari into an active adventure. Camping out on secluded beaches, the days are spent relishing magnificent scenery and abundant game, while passing the ever-present basking crocodiles and hippo pods. Away from the water there is also plenty of time for game walks and drives to experience the diverse wildlife and remarkable scenery this region has to offer.

Dr. Travis Steffens is a Naturalist, Primatologist and Professor of Anthropology and Executive Director of the charity Planet Madagascar. Travis is a Fellow of the RCGS and Explorers Club and is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Primate Specialist Group.

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Travis Steffens

Travis Steffens is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Guelph and Executive Director of the charity Planet Madagascar. His research and conservation efforts focus on a OneHealth approaches to conserving lemurs that live in connection to people. Travis is Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and Explorers Club and is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Primate Specialist Group.

Travis loves the outdoors and photography and has spent over 15 years leading/hosting groups and expeditions in Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar, and Russia. Travis has an intimate knowledge of wildlife, cultures and landscapes, and he leverages his experience in Anthropology and OneHealth to help guests understand the connections between people, wildlife and their shared landscapes.