The 22nd September marks World Rhino Day. Unfortunately, there are no rhino to be found in the Lower Zambezi National Park due to the devastating impact of poaching, which has left us missing this crucial member of the Big 5. Although many who visit us often combine trips to other locations in Zambia or Africa in order to see rhino, we do however have wild dog, which is a special sighting in itself. 

As a result, we’re deeply passionate about conservation at Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience. With this passion comes a commitment to protecting all species found in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Although there are projects that are aiming to reintroduce rhino into the area, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do what we can for the sake of conservation and human welfare. Here’s why it’s an important part of what we do. 

It is necessary to save the earth 

We’re all aware that the future of the planet depends on our actions as a collective human race. It’s why we embark on conservation efforts that lessen the amount of human harm that comes to the earth through our actions. In supporting Mother Nature and all of her gifts, we’ve joined the fight against global warming. We’re also big on empowering our surrounding community through a series of efforts involving farming and tourism. The Pack for a Purpose initiative encourages guests with extra room in their luggage to act as couriers of vital goods for the community. We also recommend that our guests pay a visit to Muguramano Cultural Village to gain an understanding of the way our locals live. This includes a trip to the primary school and health clinic. 

Conservation protects biodiversity 

In looking out for wildlife and driving biodiversity, future generations can live to see the animals that we all know and love. It also allows us to keep our ecosystem healthy and functional. Without the preservation of certain species, gaps in the food chain certainly threaten the very existence of many other animals, something we do our best to prevent. The fact is, more and more species continue to face extinction, so the responsibility lies with each one of us if we’re going to stop this before it’s too late.

 It impacts our health too

Whether you know it or not, conservation isn’t just about plants and animals. It involves our own wellbeing too. Conservation’s impact on human health is seldom considered but without it, we’d see far more diseases and fewer medications to treat them. With animals in the wild, this provides a barrier that helps stop infectious diseases passing from animals to humans. If these habitats are gone, wild and domestic animals are in closer proximity, allowing diseases to progress all the way to humans. Many of the medicines we rely on come from plants and even chemicals made by animals. This means that conservation is the only the way to keep the human race (and the animal kingdom) healthy and thriving. 

If you’re interested in learning more or if you’re keen on sharing our passion for conservation with us, why not book the trip of a lifetime and see for yourself? Email to start planning your getaway now.