GEO's Members/Friends Exclusive: Virtual Travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana with Nino Mohan

By Geographical Society of Philadelphia (other events)

Friday, March 12 2021 6:30 PM 8:30 PM EST

Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia's Members and Friends Exclusive with Nino Mohan, Photographer, and World Traveler. 

The pandemic has put a halt to most of our daily lives. We invite you to travel while safely nestled in your home. As Nino expertly narrates each slide, we will take a deep dive into the exploration of travel destinations that most of us are unable to see in person in these times. We will also offer a Q&A with Nino at the end of this presentation. 

South Africa is often called the ‘Other Africa’. It will be not wrong to say South Africa is California with wild animals! It is far advanced and modern than what one thinks of Africa.

  • We will start this journey in the spectacular city of Cape Town, then tour the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens home to many indigenous plants and colorful birds, see the spectacular wine country near Cape Town, take the aerial Cableway to the flat topped Table Mountain, drive through the Cape Peninsula to the southernmost tip of the African content.

  • We will take a boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela lived in prison for 27 years. See the famous Blue Train which operates between Cape Town and Pretoria. 

  • We drive north on the spectacular Garden Route. It is a beautiful drive between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth with spectacular coastline, forests, and mountain backdrops. See several private wildlife reserves, Lion refuge, Elephant park, butterfly and monkey parks, amazing caves, and plenty of water sports activities en route.

  • We will then tour Johannesburg's 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. 

  • On the way to Hwange National Park where Nino will tell you a real story of how a lion attacked his jeep, we'll visit Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, an African village followed by Harare Zimbabwe are next. 

  • A drive across the border to Botswana, a visit the Chobe National Park's Chobe Game Lodge where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor got married, followed by a flight to the Okavango Delta, which is a vast ecosystem created as the Okavango River flows into the parched Kalahari Desert will wrap up our journey. 

Having traveled to 93 different countries over the span of 45 years, Narendra Mohan aka, Nino Mohan is an expert in international travel and has given presentations on his excursions across the globe in the US, Europe, and South America. He enjoys talking about his travels and sharing his wealth of knowledge on various places, historical sites, local customs, and culture with the people like you. Join Nino and GEO, as part of his exclusive Virtual Travel Talks event. 

Upon your registration, you will receive a Zoom link for MARCH 12, 6:30 PM (EST). 

Please contact Dilek "Dee" Karabucak, Executive Director at [email protected] with questions. 

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