earth | ƏrƟ | noun. the planet third in order of distance from the Sun; the world on which we live
ark | ärk | noun. a vessel or sanctuary that serves as protection against extinction
safari | səˈfɑːrɪ | n pl – ris an overland journey or expedition, esp in Africa
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Earth Ark Safaris offer highly specialized photographic expeditions in Botswana as well as to Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar. Each trip is tailor-made to suite your needs as a wildlife enthusiast and photographer. Amateurs to semi-professional level photographers are most welcome as well as non photographers. All expeditions are centered around light and wildlife behavior. Prices vary from country to country but we aim to get you the best experiences for your time with us in Africa!
We look forward to hosting you!
Africa – The home of Humankind
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent and covers six percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With over one billion people, it accounts for more than 15% of the world’s human population. There are over 3000 languages spoken in 54 fully recognized sovereign states or countries. It also holds the title as the cradle of mankind and many a visitor here claims some sort of familiarity on arrival. Indeed, this vast continent is also home to more than 1100 mammal species and over 2300 bird species. From the iconic snow capped mountain of Kilimanjaro to the highest concentration of mammals on Earth – the Serengeti Plains, from unique eco-systems like the land of many rivers – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, to the desert scapes of Namibia, Africa is a continent of discovery and adventure.
Highlights of Africa
Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains, Botswana and Namibia’s Kalahari Desert, Tanzania’s Mount Kilmanjaro, Zambia’s Luangwa Valleys, Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna, Rwanda and Uganda’s Mountain Gorilla population, Zimbabwe’s Great Zimbabwe ruins and Mozambique’s history, people and wildlife.
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”
- Charles Darwin, The origin of species