Take a Walk on The Wild Side with i-to-i Meaningful Travel

Dec. 13, 2006 – For Immediate Release

Denver, CO, November 13, 2006 – Have you ever watched a National Geographic special and wished it was you out there in the African bush? Well, here’s your chance.

i-to-i’s groundbreaking Wildlife Ranger Training trip will find you setting up camp in the African bush, attending ranger training lectures, and tracking wildlife. Imagine waking at sunrise to the sound of a lion roaring and tracking a herd of elephants on foot through the bush. These are the kind of experiences that you can expect to have on this truly extraordinary, life-altering travel adventure.

There’s only one way to experience Africa, and it’s not by watching the Discovery Channel.

Do something different with your vacation, and go out on a limb… because that’s the best place to see a giraffe!

Imagine sleeping under the stars in the middle of the bush where animals roam in and out of camp with only an elevated platform to separate you,” said Alexia Nestora of i-to-i North America. “It was the best experience of my life!”

In the natural, culturally rich landscape of South Africa, be a part of a wildlife management program while camped near the Karongwe river banks. Accommodations include tents and bathroom facilities where program participants gather for meals, lectures and regular wildlife sightings of white rhinoceros, lions and elephants.

The Wildlife Ranger Training trip is two or four weeks in length and is supervised by experienced field guide trainers. The program caters to individuals who are interested in the ecotourism industry, as well as those seeking a true adventure in the African bush. Course topics include astronomy, basic ecology, animal tracks and tracking, 4×4 driving skills, animal behavior, rifle handling, game drives, and bush navigation.

Trips start at $1,795USD/$2,045CAD. To get involved, visit www.meaningfultravel.com or call 1-800-985-5882.


Since 1994, i-to-i, with offices in the US, as well as the UK, Ireland and Australia, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer adventures and TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) training. Each year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 23 countries and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas. i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.

For more information, please contact Amy Kaplan, i-to-i Public Relations Manager at (303) 991-5414 or amy.kaplan@i-to-i.com. Photos and video available upon request.

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