Prepare to be amazed as wilderness guide Russell Gammon takes you on an unforgettable journey to the two most iconic safari destinations on the African continent.
Discover the hidden jewel of the Okavango, the largest, inland river delta in world. Situated in the heart of Botswana, the annual floodwaters of this river have created a vast wetland paradise that teems with life and is home to the largest concentration of African elephants on the continent. Then follow the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra on their journey across the Serengeti plains of East Africa, the largest migration of its kind anywhere on earth and one of the marvels of the natural world.
Gammon talks about the geographical forces that forged these great wilderness areas, the stunning diversity of wildlife that inhabits them, and their importance in preserving that precious inheritance for future generations.
A third-generation Zimbabwean, Gammon has been a professional guide for more than 25 years. He is the owner of Victoria Falls Heritage Tours and lives in Victoria Falls with his family. His passion is sharing with visitors the fascinating wildlife, history, and culture of Africa.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Metro: Smithsonian Mall Exit (Blue/Orange)
Tuesday, October 7 – 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m
From : Smithsonian
29 September 2014