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Go to South Africa with the Humane Society for the Sake of Cute Animals

November 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM | by | ()

Animal lovers who've admired Humane Society International's work can now go behind the scenes—and see some cutie creatures while you're there. The organization launched Humane Travels, a new program that allows you to tour sites where Humane Society International has worked to protect animals and help the cause with your travel dollars.

Humane Travels plans to offer trips to Bhutan, Canada and Guatemala, but the inaugural trek will be to South Africa.

On the weeklong trip, you'll get to visit SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary, a reserve a that's home to rescued African wildlife, including lions, hippos, giraffes, elephants, warthogs, zebras and ostriches. The group will also hang at Kruger National Park. As one of the world's largest national parks, it houses more than 500 bird species and more than 140 mammal types.

But don't worry, you won't have to bunk with the animals. The "camps" are luxury chalets with satellite TV and full bathrooms as well as safari-type tents pimped out with bathrooms and electricity.

Trips are set for January 16-22 and February 20-26. Prices start at $2,500 and include lodging, meals, guides, entry fees and local transportation. The fees benefit local animal protection groups, which is just as good as seeing zebras and other critters.

[Photo: Mister-E]

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