This all-female anti-poaching unit choose education over guns to help project the wildlife. Through close monitoring, community building and education the 30 strong team help save South Africa’s endangered rhinos and elephants. Every Black Mamba spends 21 days straight patrolling the Balule by 4WD or foot. If you wish to see the Black Mambas at work, speak to your Lightfoot Travel Designer.
Jane Goodall is the foremost expert on chimpanzees. She discovered that these super intelligent creatures make tools, eat and hunt for meat. They also display social behaviour similar to that of their closest relative in the animal kingdom – humans. Jane first set foot as a researcher in the Tanzanian jungle in 1960 and never really left. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to support her work at Gombe and protect chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Then in 1991, she launched Roots and Shoots, which has become a global youth community action programme to improve the environment.
American marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle was the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. She founded Mission Blue, a non-profit foundation for protecting and exploring the Earth’s ocean. She is revered by the marine community and is lovingly called ‘Her Deepness’.