Sacajawea Audubon

March 14th Program – African Adventure Travel with Wes Krause

Sacajawea Audubon takes you on an African Adventure at their March 14th program with Wes Krause, founder of African Environments and Mountain Madness adventure travel.  Wes will share with us some of the highlights of walking in Arusha National Park, elephant watching in Tarangire, soda lake ecosystems of the Great Rift Valley, walking in the vast wilderness zones of Serengeti National Park and game viewing in the famous caldera of Ngorongoro Crater.

He will share insights into the Maasai pastoralist and Hadza Bushman way of life.  Wes has been an avifauna enthusiast for decades and will stir your curiosity for some of the  “must see” birds of Tanzania such as: Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, Hartlaub’s Turaco, African Jacana and Lilac Breasted Roller, Little Bee Eater & Crowned Crane.

Crowned Cranes (photo courtesy Wes Krause)

Wes Krause has been living in Tanzania and organizing adventures for over 30 years.
As a youngster growing up in Colorado, Wes constantly dreamed of being in the wilderness. In his 20’s Wes climbed and adventured in Alaska, New Zealand, Kenya, Uganda, Russia, Tajikistan and Nepal. Wes later directed branch schools for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Washington State, Alaska and Kenya. In 1983 Wes and his climbing partner Scott Fischer started Mountain Madness, operating trips all over the world. By 1991 adventures to Tanzania had become so popular Wes started African Environments with two Tanzanian partners.

Sacajawea Audubon meets every 2nd Monday of the month, September through May. Our meetings are held at Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf (off of S. 19th). Come for the social beginning at 6:30 p.m. A short chapter meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the program following after.  Our programs are free and open to the public.

Photo courtesy Wes Krause

Photo courtesy Wes Krause

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