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PHOTO 22: The second to last in this series of elephant celebrations. We loved this thoughtful elephant image. It was taken by George Mimoza at our partner +Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.
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PHOTO: 20. We're almost at the end of our elephant journey with our partner safari lodges. This bull elephant was photographed as he walked through the  Nxabega Tented Camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Photo courtesy Suzie Mackley. This is an incredible safari destination. Find out more here: http://openafrica.org/safaris/lodges/static/nxabega-wildlife-conservation
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PHOTO 18: Elephant twins! Awesome pic taken by the team at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Amazing that the In first elephants moved through the area less than 10 years ago to avoid increased levels of poaching that were occurring in the north of Kenya. The area now hosts approximately 300 elephant depending on the season. Yippeee!
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PHOTO 16: Guests at our partner Kitich Camp in Kenya have the opportunity to enjoy guided walks with Samburu and Ndorobo warriors. Wouldn't you love this experience with elephants?
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PHOTO 14: This picture makes me think that the elephant has something to say. Elephants do communication at a frequency much lower than we can hear. Find out more via the Elephant Listening Project (http://elephantlisteningproject.com/). Thanks to our partner Borana Ranch for the photo.
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PHOTO 21: Experiencing elephants this close is beautiful and terrifying! This picture was taken at our partner Saruni Mara in the Mara North conservancy in Kenya's Maasai Mara.
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PHOTO 19: Elephant family off to wash after their sand bath. This picture was taken near our partner Loisaba Wilderness Lodge in northern Kenya. Image courtesy Tui De Roy.
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Nice red glow they've got going on!
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PHOTO 17: Please help spread awareness to protect African elephants. Former Chinese NBA (National Basketball Association) player and +WildAid ambassador 姚明 Yao Ming stands behind the carcass of an elephant in Northern Kenya near our partner lodge Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. China is said to be the main destination for illegal ivory and Yao is making a documentary to try to stop poaching. Photo courtesy Kristian Schmidt. We hope it helps.
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I have been sorting through things +Open Africa Safari Collection and have put an album together under my albums that are my favorites as of right now! https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114324620809848744639/albums/5805672919483162929
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PHOTO 15: We are nearing the end of our 20 photos from our safari lodge partners that aims to spread awareness to stop killing elephants for ivory. This beautiful picture makes me want to be there! It was taken at our partner Joy's Camp in Kenya’s Samburu district. The Camp is named in honor and memory of the author of Born Free, Joy Adamson. Her love for African wildlife lives on with the +Born Free Foundation – an NGO dedicated to keeping wildlife in the wild.
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PHOTO 13: This picture was taken at our partner Jaci's Lodges, located in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. An incredible 220 elephants were moved to Madikwe and it was the first time that family groups were moved together. Way forward!
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Supporting African wildlife conservation via partnerships with luxury safari accommodation
Introduction
The Open Africa safari collection offers life enriching accommodation and tours with top safari partners and and in South and East Africa. Each of our selected private game reserves, safari lodge partners and tour operators offer authentic Africa safaris with exciting close-up big 5 game viewing on open safari vehicles. At the heart of all the experiences are a minimum two game-drives per day with experienced rangers to view lion, elephant, and other African wildlife in their natural habitat.

Our agreement with all partners means that they will contribute a percentage of the income from each booking, at no additional cost to you, to help sustain the activities of Open Africa. Contact us on bronwen@openafrica.org to make an enquiry.

In addition, the Open Africa safari project supports African wildlife conservation by recording the incidence of flagship species across sub-Saharan Africa at each listed safari lodge at www.openafrica.org/safaris/. It is the private game reserves and conservancies around national parks that are driving the re-introduction of species and expansion of natural habitats across Africa (and tourism is providing the revenue to make this possible). All of our lodges are at the forefront of conservation initiatives across Africa. Join us and contribute to wildlife conservation in Africa. 

Ultimately, the Open Africa website will list all the national parks as well as the private safari lodges, and will thus be a full repository of species occurring across sub-Saharan Africa. By showcasing best practices, the website will be a positive force for wildlife conservation.

Open Africa is an NGO based in Cape Town, South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as its patron. For more than 15 years it has been promoting conservation and sustaining local African communities by helping them to market themselves as self-drive destinations for tourists looking for authentic Africa travel experiences. By promoting travel to these often impoverished communities, money is injected into local communities, jobs are created and the community sees the benefit in conserving the local fauna and flora for tourism. To date Open Africa has opened 61 travel routes with 2,600 tourism-related businesses (e.g. guest houses, adventure centres, etc.), which sustain an estimated 30,000 jobs. The ultimate aim is to cover the whole of sub-Saharan Africa with Open Africa travel routes. 
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