Penn Alumni Travel: Botswana
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Penn Alumni Travel: Botswana

Wing your way from camp to camp on small planes, and visit the spectacular Okavango Delta, home to a magnificent array of birds and animals.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/19/2018 to 7/30/2018
When: July 19, 2018
Where: United States

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Adventure is wrapped in luxury in Botswana, where you wing your way from camp to camp on small planes. The view over the Okavango is spectacular. A wetland wilderness of looping channels, islands forested with palms, and wide grassy floodplains, the Delta is home to a magnificent array of exceptional birds and animals. Visit the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where a glowing white expanse of natural salt deposits create glittering mirages that seem to reach out into the horizon endlessly. Nearby, the Nxai Pans are home to an array of animal and plant life, including the giant “upside down” Baobab trees that make the African skyline so spectacular. Explore this natural paradise in open 4x4 vehicles, on foot, and in mokoros (dugout canoes) before returning to your exclusive, luxury tented camps.

"This trip was an exceptional highlight of our lives, and enriched us beyond our expectations, while providing special memories which we will covet and enjoy for the rest of our lives."
--Stanley Dudrick, M'61
Africa's Wildlife 2016

Faculty Host

Michael Weisberg

Michael Weisberg is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Penn and is the co-director of the Penn Laboratory for Understanding Science. Dr. Weisberg is a philosopher of science whose work focuses on methodological issues in biology, chemistry, and the social sciences, and also the public understanding of science. Much of Dr. Weisberg’s recent work has focused on biological education beyond the classroom from alumni travel to working with indigenous children in the Galápagos archipelago. He believes that the best way to learn about conservation, ecology, and evolution is to get up close and personal with diverse wildlife and ecosystems be it in Philadelphia, South America, or Africa.

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