Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa's great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia. The small group adventure begins with a day's sightseeing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spend three nights in Zambezi National Park at a deluxe lodge, viewing spectacular Victoria Falls, embarking on a "Sundowner" Zambezi cruise, and taking a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino. Continue to Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa's largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night stay with sensational game drives and boat safaris. Take a private flight to Zambia for a tour highlight: unparalleled wildlife viewing at Lower Zambezi National Park - UNESCO site and one of Africa's last pristine wildernesses - and a relaxing three-night stay at the intimate Royal Zambezi Lodge.
Day 1: Depart US for Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive Johannesburg
Day 3: Johannesburg / Soweto
Day 4: Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 5: Victoria Falls
Day 6: Victoria Falls
Day 7: Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park, Bostwana
Day 8: Chobe National Park
Day 9: Chobe National Park
Day 10: Chobe National Park / Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Day 11: Lower Zambezi National Park
Day 12: Lower Zambezi National Park
Day 13: Lower Zambezi National Park / Lusaka / Depart for US
Day 14: Arrive US
Optional three night post-tour: Cape Town, South Africa
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Bill Roebuck is Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, where he has worked and taught since 1976. Previously, Prof. Roebuck served as the director of the Environmental Studies Africa Foreign Studies Program (FSP), where each fall quarter he led 16 to 20 students to study in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, and Lesotho, where they focused on the conflicts between human development and the preservation of natural resources. Since 1984, Prof. Roebuck has annually taught the popular environmental studies course "Global Environmental Health," which he still teaches today.
Prof. Roebuck's research interests focus on chemicals that contaminate the natural environment. He has published extensively on aflatoxins, which are produced naturally by molds that grow during the storage of grain crops, especially corn (maize) and peanuts (ground nuts). Aflatoxins are a contributing factor in the causation of liver cancer, one of the world's major cancers. He also has worked with toxic contaminates of human origin. Projects have included studies on the accumulation of mercury from the consumption of fish by the Cree of the James Bay and Hudson Bay region of northern Quebec; ways to alleviate mortality of migratory birds at a mine site in the high desert of Utah; and contamination and toxicity in migratory ducks and swans at military training sites in Alaska. Prof Roebuck received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the field of toxicology and his B.S. from Clemson University.
He will be joined by his wife, Karen Baumgartner, whose career at Dartmouth included research in labs at the department of biology and the Geisel School of Medicine and joining Prof. Roebuck on the Environmental Studies Africa FSP. Prof. Roebuck looks forward to lecturing on the activities of Dartmouth's Environmental Studies FSP and on issues of toxicology affecting African wildlife.