The Grand Safari: An Expedition by Private Plane


Take a luxury African safari by private plane to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe

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 Elephants near the Khwai River  A group of lions on the bank of the Khwai River  Onguma Game Reserve, Namibia  A herd of wildebeest
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Don Wilson

Don Wilson

Jun 13 - 27, 2015

Don Wilson is Curator Emeritus of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and was named senior scientist in January 2000. Don was director of the Smithsonian'’s Biodiversity Programs for ten years. A distinguished mammalogist and an internationally recognized authority on bats, he earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of over 240 scientific publications and 25 books, including the highly acclaimed Series Handbook of Mammals of the World. For the last 40 years, his work has taken him around the world conducting field work and research. He has led tours for Smithsonian Journeys to most of the world’'s greatest natural history destinations, from Antarctica to Africa. Don loves to share his passion for the natural world, and his easygoing nature, sense of humor, and excellent presentations have earned him much praise and a loyal following from Smithsonian travelers.