In an effort to promote responsible and enriching travel, Wayfairer Travel announced an exclusive conservation-focused tour in Zimbabwe with award-winning photographer Nick Murray and renowned safari guide Mark Boyd.
Nick Murray, the renowned and award-winning conservation photographer who led David Attenborough during the filming of wild dogs for the acclaimed BBC Dynasties series, will lead the tour. His deep understanding of ecology and conservation efforts adds depth to the safari experience.
Guests will spend four nights at Vundu Camp in Mana Pools National Park, guided by Nick Murray and Mark Boyd. Bomani Tented Lodge in Hwange National Park serves as a base for exploring rhino reintroduction efforts. Here, guests will be accompanied by Mark Boyd, a third-generation safari guide and award-winning photographer. Mark’s extensive experience in guiding safaris across Africa, coupled with his background in ecology and conservation, offers guests a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of wildlife conservation. Beyond the wilderness, guests participate in a conservation education session for local schoolchildren in Mleyu Village. A visit to the Giving Circle in Victoria Falls supports initiatives aimed at empowering young girls through education and mentorship.
Mark Boyd is a runner-up for the 2024 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.
“I’m delighted that my photograph has been selected as runner-up in the 2024 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. I’ve led safaris all over Africa for over a decade and have witnessed so many extraordinary natural scenes, but capturing a precise moment on film takes deep patience and understanding of the wildlife. I’m excited to be leading Wayfairer’s first privately guided conservation tour in Zimbabwe in June this year and further sharing my passion for photography with the group,” said Mark Boyd.
Boyd, affectionately known as ‘Boydie,’ is a third-generation safari guide, globally published photographer, and scientific author. His upbringing in Cambridge and education in ecology and conservation at Durham University laid the foundation for a career dedicated to wildlife conservation and photography. With over a decade of experience guiding safaris across Africa, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every expedition.
Nick Murray, acclaimed for his work as a conservation photographer, has led numerous expeditions and documentary projects focused on wildlife conservation. As a guide, Nick combines his expertise in photography with a deep understanding of animal behaviour and ecology, offering guests unparalleled insights into Zimbabwe’s diverse wildlife.
For over a decade, Wayfairer Travel has been committed to crafting bespoke travel experiences with a focus on sustainability and community engagement. This unique immersive 12-day journey through Zimbabwe is set to take place from June 2nd to 13th, 2024.
by Elena Leo, WAWW Director of Editorial