Penguin Walk with a Conservationist

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Dyreoplevelse med værten Jon

  1. 2 timer
  2. Sprog: Engelsk

Det skal I lave

Waddle into the fascinating world of our most endangered bird, off the beaten track and away from the tourist traps. Over the space of an easy, 2 hour-walk across beach, tarred road and wooded boardwalk, we will go "behind the scenes" and into secret spaces only the penguins know as we discover these amazing birds at all different stages of their lifecycle. From counting newly-laid eggs (January - March) to encountering sprightly new-born chicks (March to July) to seeing the adults in their annual moult (September to November), or just to enjoy the sight of penguins being penguins, you will learn how to tell a "she" from a "he", how to tell their age and may also participate in real-time research by helping to collect data about any new birds we encounter. We will meet a supporting cast of coastal creatures; myriad other bird species, insects, plants, reptiles and mammals. Our journey ends back at our conservation NGO headquarters.

100% of your fee for this transformative experience goes back to helping to save the penguins. Support ethical, responsible, sustainable tourism! <(")
Other things to note
If I am not available, your guide will be another penguin expert (Terry or Becca). Bring sunblock + a sunhat + sunglasses. Selfie-sticks are not permitted. The walk is generally doable in all weather
Waddle into the fascinating world of our most endangered bird, off the beaten track and away from the tourist traps. Over the space of an easy, 2 hour-walk across beach, tarred road and wooded boardwalk, we will go "behind the scenes" and into secret spaces only the penguins know as we discover these amazing birds at all different stages of their lifecycle. From counting newly-laid eggs (January - March) to encountering sprightly new-born chicks…
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Hils på din vært, Jon

Vært på Airbnb siden 2015
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I am a life-time marine conservationist, also a widely-published journalist, author, honorary ranger, shark-loving surfer and snake wrangler. I also host the award-nominated online experience 'The Art of Penguin Conservation' on Airbnb virtual. My career as a conservationist was inspired at the age of nine when I encountered one of the first pairs of African penguins to come ashore at Boulders Beach and wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins. 37 years later and my passion for saving penguins is none diminished.
The unfinished story of the endangered African penguin is currently being written and I invite you to be a part of it...

If I am unavailable, my colleague and co-director Terry Corr will guide you. Terry is also a life-time conservationist and is the Head of Education at our NGO.
I am a life-time marine conservationist, also a widely-published journalist, author, honorary ranger, shark-loving surfer and snake wrangler. I also host the award-nominated online experience 'The Art of Penguin Conservation' on Airbnb virtual. My career as a conservationist was inspired at the age of nine when I encountered one of the first pairs of African penguins to come ashore at Boulders Beach and wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins. 37 year…
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Om organisationen: AfriOceans Conservation Alliance



Established in 2002, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) is a registered non-profit organisation known globally for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives. AOCA are considered leaders in marine-focused environmental education in South Africa. We conduct REAL Projects: Research. Education. Awareness and Lobbying initiatives.

Dette er en oplevelse med en social effekt, hvor 100 % af det, du betaler for denne oplevelse, går til AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.
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Our Walk begins on historic Seaforth Beach. We will visit secret coves, pathways and annual nest sites used by penguins on our way through the national park. The walk culminates on a secluded walkway for the finale of the African Penguin story before heading back to our Centre where we began.
Note: Some variation of route may occur due to time of the year, weather and the location of penguins.

Bedømt 4,93 ud af 5 ud fra 292 omtaler.

Leslie
december 2021
Jon was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the local penguin population and it was such a unique opportunity to learn about the challenges they face. We were glad to not be contributing to their exploitation at boulder beach, would love to come back again during a different stage in the nesting cycle!
Alissa
december 2021
Best penguin tour. We didn’t get super close since cornering the penguins and pushing them into a small space stresses them out. But I got plenty of great pictures and felt good that I was seeing them in a good way for the animals. Jon was sick the day we did our tour so we ended up with his colleague Terry, who was fantastic. Terry has such a passion for the environment and the penguins it’s a joy to hear him discuss all things related to this incredible animal.
Naomi
december 2021
Jon is so passionate about penguins and we learned so much new info. We enjoyed seeing penguins in their natural habitat. We walked away thankful for people like Jon who takes care of these precious animals.
Ava
november 2021
This was an amazing educational experience to see the penguins and learn more about the conservation efforts going into them. Jon is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about his work and it shows in the presentation. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the African penguins!
Christine
november 2021
The tour with Jon was absolutely amazing! He is not only very passionate and knowledgeable about the penguins, but also about nature conservation in general. He had a great deal of interesting stories to tell and patiently answered all of our questions, we truly learned a lot. Thank you very much Jon, and hope to see you soon :)
Julie
november 2021
The walk was incredibly interesting and informative. Jon shares his knowledge of penguins in a passionate yet friendly and easy-to-follow way. I highly recommend it, I learned a lot and enjoyed Jon's stories and insights.

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