The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is hosting an online auction to raise money for Wild Science, Jackson Hole’s first family-friendly science festival and the 2015 Jackson Hole Conservation Summit. And what’s the best part? If you register and participate in our online CharityBuzz auction, you can bid on exclusive vacation packages all over the world at bargain prices.
First up this week, we’re spotlighting our spectacular vacation packages to destinations in Africa.
To register for our auction, please visit charitybuzz.com/jhfestival and start bidding!
VALUE: $6,000 | View on Charitybuzz
Spend 6 nights and 7 days on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a traditional Bush home on the exquisite Kenyan Coast. This spacious and luxurious villa is located on a Kilifi Plantation, on Takaungu Creek and is perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a tunnel that allows private access to a picturesque tidal beach, and a home surrounded by a lush garden rich in wildlife, you are ensured a peaceful retreat in a beautiful place. Romantically designed, yet incredibly spacious, this home comfortably sleeps up to 8 adults in 4 suite style bedrooms, each with separate bathrooms. But then why not head to the roof deck, and sleep alfresco under the dazzling night sky on one of several double beds! This home is filled with places to relax, eat and drink where you unwind in the open-air courtyard, by the freshwater pond, have a light lunch by the swimming pool or a delectable dinner under the stars on the first floor. There is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy while you experience the splendor of Kenya! The house comes equipped with 4 kayaks for you to paddle on Takaungu Creek. Nearby is a world-class golf course on Vipingo Ridge as well as sailing and other water activities on the sea available through local outfitters, 3 Degrees South. And of course, there is always the lavish swimming pool for late nights or when you simply can’t bear to leave!
VALUE: $ 5,500 | View Package on Charitybuzz
Spend 5 days in Tanzania with Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, for 2 people, visiting the magnificent Maasai Steppe, experiencing conservation in action, and witnessing the wildlife spectacle of Tarangire National Park. Tanzania is the most biologically rich country in all of mainland Africa. In northern Tanzania, the Maasai Steppe is a vibrant and important ecological stronghold for both wildlife and people. Maintaining healthy rangelands is a critical strategy impacting both the Maasai people and the wildlife dependent on this magnificent environment. Helping the Maasai to manage their natural resources for the benefit of people and wildlife is the challenge accepted by Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld and her team. You will visit the beautiful Noloholo Environmental Center and the conservation programs run by the African People & Wildlife Fund, including their special Living Walls project to save lions and protect local livelihoods. Moving through the Maasai Steppe and visiting Tarangire National Park with Dr. Lichtenfeld, you will experience her drive and passion to conserve this remarkable landscape.
VALUE $2,500 | View Package on Charitybuzz
Take an adventure of a lifetime! Two will spend five nights in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Situated at the end of the Great African Rift Valley, Gorongosa is one of the most pristine and unexplored places in Africa. Experience Africa untamed on your safari getaway as you immerse yourself in Gorongosa’s remote wilderness and come face-to-face with African wildlife. Gorongosa is considered one of the most diverse National Parks on earth by the famous professor E.O. Wilson. Its unique location at the end of the Rift Valley creates an incredible variety of landscapes from vast floodplains teeming with game, to mystical forests, cliffs, waterfalls, and the towering Mount Gorongosa. Gorongosa is perhaps Africa’s greatest restoration story as we embark on a 20-year project to protect Gorongosa animals and landscapes while also supporting the needs of the people living around the Park. You will stay at the beautiful Girassol Gorongosa Lodge & Safari, the main tourist camp complete with modern bungalows, swimming pools, first-class restaurant, spa, gift shop, and Wi-Fi access. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of activities each day including morning and evening guided safaris in an open Land cruiser with raised seats, a trip to the local community to see our health and education programs, and a picturesque sundowner overlooking the Pungue river.